March 31, 2020
Hey, all you cool cats and kittens, there's a new brew from Fishtown's Evil Genius Beer Co. that's perfect to drink while re-watching Netflix's weirdly addictive documentary "Tiger King" during isolation.
The brewery, which loves to give its beer crazy names that often relate to pop culture phenomenas has created a pale ale called Felt Cute, Might Feed My Husband To A Tiger Later IDK.
If you don't get the name (please go watch "Tiger King" right now), it's a reference to Carole Baskin, one of the true-crime documentary's main characters, and the disappearance of her husband Jack Donald "Don" Lewis in 1997.
No one has ever been charged in Lewis' disappearance, but now, because of the popularity of "Tiger King," a Florida sheriff is asking for new leads in the cold case.
Ask Joe Exotic, the title character who lorded over the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma and has a long-running feud with Baskin, and he will tell you Baskin killed Lewis. Exotic has promoted the unsubstantiated allegation that the animal-rights activist killed her second husband, put his remains through a meat grinder and then fed him to the tigers at her non-profit animal sanctuary, Big Cat Rescue near Tampa, Florida.
Meanwhile, Exotic currently is in prison after a jury found him guilty of hiring someone to kill Baskin.
And if you're worried these are spoilers for the show, don't fret. That's basically the plot of just one episode. There are plenty more bonkers things in these seven hours of insane television. You really need to watch for yourself.
So, back to the "Tiger King"-inspired beer. It's available for takeout only from the brewery's 1727 N. Front St. location. The cost is $12.50 per crowler and $22.50 per growler, according to a Facebook post by Evil Genius on Monday. You can call the brewery at (215) 425-6820.
The brewers at Evil Genius aren't the only local alcohol producers who are fans of "Tiger King," either. Philly's Stateside Vodka posted a video to Instagram promoting its delivery service with someone doing their best Joe Exotic impression.