The Beer of the Week is Gordon from Oskar Blues in Colorado.
One of the other breweries in America experimenting with putting craft brews in Cans, Oskar Blues makes several beers including their delicious Ten-FIDY Imperial Stout. They describe Gordon as a hybrid between an Imperial Red and a Double IPA. To me it ends up closer to the Double IPA. Delcious, in any case.
In regards the name, I’ll quote from their website, “We brew Gordon in tribute to the late Gordon Knight. In addition to opening some of Colorado’s first microbreweries, Knight was a Vietnam vet, grade-A citizen, and huge promoter of craft beer. He lost his life in 2002 while fighting a wild fire outside of Lyons, Colorado.”
Obligatory crushed can shot.
I don’t know how Gordon Knight felt about cats, but Ms. Clementine approves of the beer named after him.