Fastest Stout In The World

A while ago I named my first all grain beer Lightening Bolt in honour of Usain Bolt as I watched him break the 200m world record while making it. Soon after I made a stout which would be much more to Usain's taste as I'm told he's a fan of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. Stephen, my brother in law is with Digicel in Jamaica and his wife is the Digicel sponsorship manager and looks after Usain Bolt's sponsorship. A plan was hatched to try get a bottle of my stout to Usain Bolt. I relabeled it Lightening Bolt Stout and sent it back with Stephen. The plan worked and he did indeed get the stout and while I was in Jamaica I got the photo. Here's the man himself, Usain Bolt, being presented with the stout by my lovely niece Asia.    

Isn't that just the coolest photo ever? Well I think it is anyway. I got a signed photo of him too so that will take pride of place. Big up to Stephen, Shelly and Asia for arranging that!
It's a great note to finish the year on. Yet again having this blog has led to something really cool happening.

Since it's the end of the year I want to say thanks to everyone who checks in here and reads about the goings on at Aranbrew. I really love it when people read what I write and I love all your comments. I hope you all have a great 2010. Next year the blog will probably move to a new host and the redesign should be coming soon. I'm also hoping to brew a bit more. There's also all sorts of crafty adventures planned involving knitting, spinning and dyeing.

Happy new year everyone!

5 Responses to "Fastest Stout In The World" (Leave A Comment)

Commonmansbeer says
December 31, 2009 at 2:48 PM

Congrats, that is awesome!

UnderMeOxter says
December 31, 2009 at 6:53 PM

That is pretty gosh-darn cool! Well done.
You're also a winner over on my blog - my daughter pulled your name from a hat. Whenever you get a chance, check my email to you to confirm I have your address right & I'll get your parcel off to you.

Sinéad says
January 1, 2010 at 2:27 AM

How cool is that photo? Brilliant! Glad you had a good holiday and Happy New Year!

Anonymous says
January 1, 2010 at 2:44 AM

Happy New Year! I look forward to all your beery and knitting adventures!

Reuben Gray - TaleOfAle says
January 3, 2010 at 2:30 AM

Brilliant idea. Maybe I will make some sort of HoffBrau and try and get that to The Hoff :D

Is that a Hilden Ale sack I see?