Stone and our favorite comedy It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia have combined minds to come up with Dayman, a coffee IPA that will help you fight the Nighman in your life.
Dayman Coffee IPA is a collaboration with Illinois-based Two Brothers Brewing Co. and Chicago-based Aleman, a brewing collective that first made the beer earlier in the year and won the 2012 Iron Brew homebrewing competition with it. Greg Koch of Stone was a judge at that competition, and so the partnership began.
Dayman is a recurring theme in Always Sunny. It’s first mentioned in an episode called “Sweet Dee’s Dating a Retarded Person.” Charlie writes a song called “Nightman,” which then turns into a collaborative song celebrating “Dayman,” played by Dennis. The song is reprised in an episode called “The Nightman Cometh,” about an entire musical produced by Charlie to woo the ever-fickle Waitress, the woman of his dreams. As might be surmised, the gang mangles the play, which was fraught with absurdity to begin with.
We’re unfortunately a little late to this (as Hanukkah is almost over), but Shmaltz brewing’s genius sampler pack, Vertical Jewbelation, is pretty brilliant. The Jewish brewery set out to use their beers as a way to celebrate the festival of lights — one beer at a time.
The He’Brew Jewbelation series, brewed in New York for San Francisco’s Shmaltz Brewing Co., began with Jewbelation 8, which contained eight malts, eight hops and 8 percent alcohol by volume. Each year’s new release ups the malts, hops and alcohol by one, meaning this year’s Jewbelation 14 (also sold separately from the gift set in 22-ounce bottles) has 14 malts — including flaked quinoa — 14 hops and 14 percent ABV.
It’s a limited release, but I’m sure you could still find it if you looked hard enough. And if you’re celebrating Hanukkah, you can drink as many as you need to catch up — it’s for your religion, so nobody will judge you.