Two Jokers, One Introduction

Since I know the tension and anticipation has been mounting for the past week or so, I thought I'd go ahead and bite the bullet and introduce myself to the KC Beer Blog crowd as one of the new blog contributors. I thought about creating a moniker (Horseblanket and Gulden Shower were the two that I was most heavily considering), but instead I'm just going to post under my actual name, Pat. Some of you may follow me on Twitter under @AFOMOBlog, and if you don't, you should start..I'm probably the most interesting person on the Internet.

But really, I'm just a guy who enjoys beer and I've lived in Kansas City my entire life, other than 4 God-forsaken years in Omaha for school. I have a personal blog that I write, and I suppose Bull thought that my average-at-best writing abilities and love for beer were a winning combination, so here I am praying that I don't disappoint you all and get chased out of town. I'm sure I have some sort of initiation or hazing in store for me as a new contributor to this blog, so just let me know which dark alley or abandoned building I should meet you at and what supplies I need to bring.

As I mentioned above, I'm under the impression that there will be another person writing posts as well, so I will let them handle introducing themselves.

But enough about me. There's a serious issue we need to address today:

Two Jokers will be disappearing. Well, temporarily, at least.

From Julie Weeks, Boulevard's Marketing Communications Manager:

"We are still putting the finishing touches to our 2012 schedule, but at this time we’re not planning on bringing back Two Jokers Double-Wit as our summer seasonal. If we go that route, it would not necessarily mean we’re retiring the beer forever, instead giving another beer style a chance for shelf life. We have done this in the past with other seasonals. Dark Truth Stout started as a seasonal only, and we distributed Nommo Dubbel this fall instead of Seeyoulator Doppelbock."

I am a huge fan of Two Jokers (and am clearly not alone, as evidenced by the #TeamTwoJokers hashtag that has already sprung up on Twitter), so I'm sad to hear it won't be around next summer. Obviously, Julie's statement leaves it purely up to speculation what will happen after 2012, but I would personally love to have it go the route of Dark Truth and be available year-round.

I know I've seen Two Jokers still available at multiple liquor stores (Royal on 103rd and Brown Bag out in Olathe are two that come to mind), so it may be worth going and grabbing a few extra bottles to have for next year when it will be absent. And when you do, make sure to simulate a Black Friday mob scene and pepper spray anyone within 20 feet of the Smokestack beers to ensure you get your fill.

And of course, as is common practice on the Internet today, we should all use every method possible to harass Boulevard and let them know they would be making a huge mistake if they were to retire Two Jokers completely.

Now the speculation begins..what will the new 2012 Boulevard summer seasonal be?

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