Wednesday, January 22, 2014

#cibola (or Nic Cage: Great Actor or Greatest Actor?)

It's no secret that Nicolas Cage is the world's greatest method actor. On his journey to find #cibola and its #GoldenPromise of #elDorado, Nic Cage (or The Cage, as his buds call him) inspired a small brewery in downtown Meadville, Pennsylvania (that's us) to create an epic triple IPA that could live up to the epic-ness that is Nic Cage. It just seemed like destiny when we had bags of Golden Promise malt and an abundance of el Dorado hops.
So #cibola was born. It's a hop bomb with 5 lbs of hops per barrel (that's 50 lbs of hops total) of mostly el Dorado and Galaxy hops. (These hops produce more of a citrus note, rather than overly bitter and grapefruity one). Even with the 30 lbs. of local and organic honey (to give those yeasty creatures something more to munch on) and the added honey malt, the beer isn't overly sweet like your typical triple IPAs. And because we're not biased at all, we think it's a highly drinkable 10.2% ABV triple IPA that will appeal to even the most staunch Hop Haterz. Plus, it looks sexy in a glass:
so fresh and so clean

When Nic Cage heard about our brewing exploits (possibly via a hidden clue found in the lower right hand corner of the new 100 dollar bill, found when he looked at one while wearing the underpants of Ulysses S. Grant and the spectacles of Ghandi), he stopped by the brewery to check up and offer his sage advice on how to make #cibola comparable to the legendary city of gold. Luckily, we were able to snap a few photos of his visit:
Here's Head Brewer Kirt with The Cage

The Cage checking out our beer fridge

Hey! What are you doing on Kirt's computer?!

Just making sure the boiler is on!
In honor of Nicolas Cage and his recent 50th birthday (Happy Birthday, Nic!), we'd like to highlight some of his finest roles that you might not have known Nic Cage actually played (He is the best method actor, remember?!).

Due to the high level of physical and acting ability needed in Episode VI, The Cage played the double for Princess Leia
In one of his more serious roles, he played Albert Einstein
As Andre the Giant, The Cage grew 16" and put on 177 lbs
Che Cage
Very few people know that Hulk Hogan is actually Nic Cage
His role in E.T. is considered his most heart-wrenching
Nic Cage gon' Find you
His skills aren't limited to just acting, The Cage also had a hit song "Call Cage, Maybe"

Remember when The Cage won 8 gold medals?
Every 90's child's favorite Cage role 
Who could forget The Cage as #33?

My personal favorite SpongeBob Squarepants episode!
Most people don't know Nic Cage founded Disney
Nic was nominated for best actor by the Canadian Film Critics Circle for his role as Monkey
If you look close enough, Gandalf the Gray reincarnates into Nic Cage the White
Carrot Top Cage (that's his real hair, he willed it curly and red. Expert method actor technique.)
Who could forget the time The Cage played all of the roles in The Avengers (stunning visuals!)
Cage as Hermione 
AND Voldemort!

Remember when He came in like a wrecking ball?

Wonka Cage
DJ'ing on NYE 2012
The Cage caused quite a stir when he became the former dictator of North Korea

Nic's Facebook Profile Pic
Remember when He played this guy's chest in that one movie? 

Fact:  The Cage's hair is actually a living hawk
Playing two roles at once is no problem for The Cage!
Nic Cage was originally casted as the lead in Twilight but due to conflicts was unable to shoot the last scene, which then became the entire movie.
Snooki Cage
Who could forget his ground breaking role as Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider?

I think we've proved our point.

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