While there are sure to be plenty more beer events going on this weekend than I’ve listed below and in my previous post, I just wanted to update with a few events that came in since I posted. The info below is from each of the respective bars. So get out there any enjoy some great beer this weekend.
Let’s talk BEER first: Friday we’re gonna have Friday Night Flights. How is that for vague? Basically they are “style showcase flights”– we will pick six beers that are good examples of six different styles. Then, we’ve got a Green Flash Showcase going down on Saturday, including a cask of something tasty and GF. And we’ve got a New English Showcase + Pitcher Giveaway on Sunday. New English beers are local and tasty and make great Sunday drinking beers. We have a limited number of Blind Lady etched pitchers to GIVE AWAY with a purchase of a pitcher. Also, we will have cheaper re-fill prices if you want a second.
In addition, BLAH will have a five gallon keg of their newest brew Chocolate Rain, Too on tap at 9pm tonight (Thursday the 10th).
Friday is Alpine Night at the pub featuring 9 full size kegs from this little mountain brewery. We have two very special kegs – Good, the non-barrel aged version of the Great Barleywine that is 14.1% alcohol. We will be doing 10 ounce pours only of this massive beer unless you are 6 foot nine or taller. The other special keg is much anticipated Ned, which is a Flanders Red that is ooh so drinkable. The sour cherry notes blend well with the barrel flavors making you feel like you are in Belgium. The other 7 beers will all pretty much be hoppy – Duet IPA, Nelson Rye-IPA, O’Brien’s IPA, Hoppy Birthday, Alpine Ale, Pure Hoppiness and we will have the release of my latest collaboration with Alpine, Red Card Ale, made just for the World Cup. Unlike the Alpine Irish Red, this 6.2% beer has a high bitterness at 50 IBUs and plenty of aroma hops. Most of the Alpine beer will be on tap all day, certainly all kegs by 5 pm. I expect most of the kegs to last past Saturday.
Saturday the 12th we will feature some great new hard to find bottles that we just got in today. We will have beers from De Molen in the Netherlands, Struise, Haandbryggeriet, Fantome, Amager, De Ranke and more. All of the bottles will be 10% off all weekend as well and all of these new bottles will be available for purchase to-go.
Firestone Walker has been a veritable juggernaut on the medal circuit the last few years, picking up accolades and brewery-of-the-year awards at an alarming (to the other guys, I suppose) rate. So, very pleased are we to have a night of their beers. 8 beers, that is. Like:
DBA- 25% oak fermented pale ale
Pale 31- Gold at the 2010 World Beer Cup
Union Jack IPA- ’07 & ’08 GABF Gold
Summer Solace- Farmhouse Saison
Bavarian Hefeweizen- Gold 2010 WBC
Extra Pale Ale- Bronze 2010 WBC
Parabola-13% bourbon barrel Russian imperial stout (5 gallon keg; don’t miss it)
And a cask of 100% oak-fermented & unfiltered DBA.
It all starts at 6 pm this Thursday. Don’t miss it!