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April 28, 2012 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

If your local tavern doesn't offer 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing, drink and game elsewhere

8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing If you're wondering why more bars don't have arcade games for their patrons who don't care for darts or pool, it may be the same reason arcades are dwindling in numbers as time marches on. Maintaining arcade games is a labor of love if you own one or two at home - tenfold if you have a roomful of them and an LLC (like most arcades). Things frequently go wrong with them and most bar owners have enough issues having to tend to a roomful of drunks. Besides, video poker machines tend to be small, solid-state and spill-proof.

But that doesn't mean your trip to the local watering hole can't be infused with some retro gaming spirit. Enter Tallgrass Brewing, makers of 8-Bit Pale Ale in Colorado. From their website...
Just like those classic video games we all grew up with, 8-Bit Pale Ale is spectacularly simple at first glance yet remarkably fun and complex when you get into it. Our Hop Rocket infuses the character of Australian grown Galaxy Hops into an American Pale Ale, giving a unique tropical, almost melon aroma in a classic American style.

8-Bit Pale Ale packaging from Tallgrass Brewing
Too often novelty items show up to cash-in on a current trend or fad. This has occurred across many product lines including wine labels. However, Tallgrass Brewing shows a lot of love for retro gaming with their 8-Bit Pale Ale as well as having a sense of humor about it with their beer-altered slogan on t-shirts.

We applaud their retro gaming love and look forward to their mid-western distribution making it's way East!

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