Kate the Great came … and went. The Russian Imperial stout which has been called the best beer in America sold out in a matter of hours last week, according to The Boston Globe. On March 5, the Portsmouth Brewery opened its doors for its sixth annual Kate the Great Day. (The beer is such named because Catherine II of Russia was a big fan of Imperial Stouts.) Hundreds of beer enthusiasts — who had entered a lottery for the privilege — began lining up at 2:45am in order to be there when the brewery doors opened. By the end of the day, all 420 gallons of Kate the Great beer were gone.
So what about the rest of us?