“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”

The Scottish Bard Robert Burns penned that line about a bazillion years ago, and it certainly applies to Beer Name Ale.

You see, we were — and still are — ridiculously excited about this beer. It was something we’d been wanting to do for a while — an eminently drinkable Triple IPA using a new-to-us Kveik yeast and a new strain of hops — and we had the perfect opportunity to debut it at Extreme Beer Fest in Boston last month.

Then, the government shutdown happened and, like the mice that we are, our best-laid plans went awry.

However, we didn’t let that slow us down.