It is physically impossible to write a blog about our fan favorite, Sledgehammer, without referencing Peter Gabriel’s classic song and forward-thinking music video. So, let’s just go ahead and get it out of the way:
And now for something completely different!
Come get “Hammered” (responsibly, of course) Wednesday, May 2nd at 5:00 for the tapping of the ever-popular, never-here-long-enough, when-will-it-be-back-on-tap seasonal, Sledgehammer! This impressive heavy-hitting Double IPA clocks in at 132 IBU’s and 8% alcohol by volume. Just like its namesake, the 3rd Infantry Division, Sledgehammer doesn’t take guff from anyone, so you best be beer-fit if you plan to tango with this bold batch of ale. And while you’re in, check out the Sledgehammer we had fashioned and dedicated to the 3rd Infantry Division, hanging displayed on the wall in the dining area. Those guys are true heroes and we want to let them know everyday how much we look up to them. And what better way than honoring them with our signature seasonal.
Sledgehammer’s orange-amber color is enticing, but the intensely hoppy aroma warns you that this beer is not for amateurs. The taste is deliciously aggressive- strong grapefruit up front with a citrusy bite and a malty backbone at the end. The hops linger on your tongue, getting it ready for the next intense sip.
Like enemy combatants retreating from the 3rd Infantry Division, most foods would shrink away at the taste of the Sledgehammer, but the Cannon’s newly strengthened menu is more than up to the challenge. Try pairing the Sledgehammer with our Hickory Smoked BBQ Ribs, our new Pulled Pork Sandwich, or Mrs. Jeter’s Petite Top Sirloin.
Again, this is everyone’s favorite seasonal and will only be available for a limited time. We recommend you get here promptly Wednesday at 5pm! And then come back pretty much everyday after that. After all, like Peter Gabriel sang, with Sledgehammer “the amusement never ends.”