Like Elvis... Like everyone.
In true SFBC style, the reference to Elvis wasn’t actually a call out to Elvis himself but came from the opening lyrics of a song called “Mother Mary” by a band called Far. The beer morphed into an Elvis reference … the additions, I hope, make that fairly clear. The idea for the whole Darkest Timeline series originated with this one song while I was on a canoe trip in the summer of 2020. The series title came later but - as with most of my naming scheme - it is pop culture references from start to finish, if you catch them (some are more obvious than others). Like Bigger than Kiss, this beer isn’t a shout out to a long dead singer (or long done band) but something slightly more relevant to … me.
I never planned to create the Darkest Timeline and, to be honest, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed brewing the stouts (while hating it at the same time). I have done a few now; it’s been nice to have some curveballs coming down the pipe. I love brewing Lando, but the imp stouts and lagers in particular have been fun. The flavoured imperial stouts have been fun to play with, figuring out how to use the additions. With that said, I think Elvis does a much better job of the end goal when compared to Jebus. A few tweaks and getting a feel for how these flavours work on a big beer shows up significantly in this release.
I hope you enjoy the endeavours of Evil SFBC. Like Elvis drops this Thursday and, as usual, will be available both in-store and online. If you want to get real crazy with your beer, here is the recipe for our Elvis Caesar (please send photos if you decide to make one):
- 1 can of Like Elvis
- 2 pieces of bacon
- 1 banana (or, if you’re fancy, one segment)
- 1 dollop of peanut butter