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Brewed in the Beginning

by Paul Charbonneau

Once upon a time

when hops and barleys courted

they made a date for Halloween.

While swooning over their match,

heavenly made, they came face to face

with the Great Pumpkin Itself.

Trembling with awe,

they felt themselves foam

into a mighty Double IPA,

and poured their hearts out

into that giant cavernous gourd

to be forever labeled

in cities and towns

on poor farms and at fancy bars,

the best pour of Octoberfest.

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