Restart your computer now. That will likely not work, so start drinking this tasty blonde ale until you no longer care about hardware, software, or even underwear.
Kernel Panic is an American Blonde Ale of the highest order, proudly crafted in Charleston, South Carolina by Palmetto Brewery, the oldest brewery in the Palmetto State, and named, inspired, and hand-labeled by all of us here at Blue Ion.
Blue Ion’s relationship with Palmetto Brewery goes back a few years. Some years are more fuzzy than others, because, well…beer. Palmetto Brewery is a solid client and solid friend who believes in working hard and brewing the kind of beer that does not require its imbibers to subscribe to a particular ideology or skinny jeans. Some call this partnership a natural fit. Thanks to Palmetto Brewery for making all our beer-y dreams come true, and thanks to you for enjoying Kernel Panic. Cheers!
Naming this excellent, easy drinking beer was a fun, exhaustive process that included hours of brainstorming, sketching, voting, prototyping, and pull-up competitions in the spirit of Google Ventures (not the pull-ups). We say if you’re gonna be serious, be serious about what matters: beer. The name Kernel Panic is an alcoholic homage to ConvergeSE and the ever-growing family of digital freaks that call South Carolina home – who all understand the gravity and hilarity that only a system shutdown can create.
Reminiscent of a German-style Kölsch, Kernel Panic’s roots are all-American, more specifically, all-Charlestonian. Pale gold in color, it’s a refreshing, light-bodied, well-balanced beer with a notable malt sweetness. In essence, it’s an easy drinking beer that offers sweet relief when faced with fatal operating system errors, summer heat, nightmare clients, and conversations that start with, “We love it! Here’s what needs to change…”