Your week in beer:
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Founders Tasting: Gahanna, Ohio
7:00PM-9:00PM @ Lounge 62
Not sure what the tap list is here, but its Founders, so its sure to impress! Check it out and report back!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
25 Beers for 25 Years: Ann Arbor, Michigan
11:30AM-12:15AM @ Ashley’s Restaurant & Pub
This is amazing- 25 years is epic and so is this tap list:
Celebrating Bell’s Brewery with twenty-two beers on draft all day and three special releases beginning at 9 PM.
9PM Hopslam Firkin release
9:45 PM Batch 10,000 release
10:15 PM Black Note release
Special guest Larry Bell, owner and founder of Bell’s will arrive around 8:30 PM.
Complete Bell’s Draft Line-Up:
Lager of the Lakes
Quinnanan Falls Special Lager
Third Coast Beer
Third Coast Old Ale
Best Brown Ale
Hell Hath No Fury
Double Cream Stout
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Mardi Gras Mambo with Oskar Blues: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3:00PM-3:00AM @ The Sidecar Bar & Grille
I left a piece of me when I moved from New Orleans, so to honor the city- here is a Mardi Gras event….not in New Orleans…
You know us, then you know how we do, especially with the NOLA vibe – we’ll have the Oskar Blues premiere line on the taps, Chefs Brian Lofink & Kevin McCue with be throwning DOWN with the New Orleans fare and we’ll be spinning the best in New Orleans music – now and then~
Taps for the night will be updated soon!
Friday, February 25, 2011
9th Annual Barleywine Bacchanal: Seattle, Washington
2:00PM-2:00AM @ Beveridge Place Pub
Twenty-four (24!) dedicated taps for the biggest, boldest brews born between Bellingham and Boulder (and elsewhere, too)! Over fifty barleywines in all! This event will boast new beers through March 5.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Washington Beer Open House: Seattle and outside of Seattle, Washington
12:00PM-4:00PM @ various locations
Today, breweries in and around Seattle open their doors for beer lovers to sample and experience their beers. Admission is free but beer prices at the various locations will apply. Check out the Washington Beer Commission’s website for details of where to go and what to do!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Sunday Funday: Escondido, California
11:00AM-9:00PM @ Stone Brewing Co.
Every Sunday Stone offers something from “the cellar.” Today its 2005 Russian Imperial Stout. This stout is top notch, my personal favorite of all the Stone brews. Check out what the 2005 has to offer!
To add to the excitement, we’ve raided our cellars for some awesome rare and vintage brews. Every Sunday, we’ll have these special beers available either to purchase in bottles or to fill up your growlers.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Randall, Meet Bacon. Bacon, Meet Randall: Providence, Rhode Island
6:00PM-8:00PM @ Graduate Center Bar (GCB)
The first time that Randall visited the GCB he went nuts with peanuts and dried cranberries in Dogfish head’s Raison D’Etre… now he’s coming back and bringing the bacon…and roasted peppers. Keith will be with Randall and infusing Palo Santo Marron with thick cut bacon and roasted hot peppers. Come check it out!
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***Yikes. I jumped the gun and didn’t look at the dates on the Seattle Beer Week website – only the logo which has yet to be updated. The actual dates for the 2011 event are May 19-28.***
I’m not beating around the bush – its beer time. With a full spectrum of excellent city beer festivals right around the corner, your liver best get ready. Here’s a short preview of what’s up.
San Fran is tapped out, but Sacto is just getting carbed.
San Francisco just killed the final keg of their beer week, which spanned through February 20. While the city dries out over the next few days, beer geeks have something else to celebrate – Sacramento Beer Week! That’s right, Sacto is tossing out its second go round of beer week fanatics with a whole eight days of beer craziness. The festival officially spans from February 25, 2011 – March 6, 2011.
Sacramento Beer Week kicks off with the Sacramento Brewers Showcase on February 24, 2011. From that point on, the event organizers have over 300 events planned. They will close out Beer Week over at The Capitol Beerfest, which will take place at Cal Expo on March 5. Fifty-nine breweries are expected to attend that event. Giddy up.
Do not forget two of the biggest brew experiences on earth – Philly Beer Week and Seattle Beer Week. These two events are certain to shock and awe the senses. Both are worth the flight, regardless of where you are. Luckily, we just so happen to be in both places while the events go down.
Seattle priming up for 3rd annual beer adventure.
Seattle Beer Week is in its 3rd year, and will span from May 19 – 28, 2011. This year, the event planners have hooked up with Maritime Pacific to craft the festival’s annual brew.
While the past two years have yielded double IPAs from Hales Ales and Pike Brewing, this year promises a Strong Ale brewed with rare Falconer hops. According to the site, “Falconer’s Flight™ Hops are an exclusive proprietary hop blend created to honor and support the legacy of Northwest brewing legend, Glen Hay Falcone.” Cannot wait for that grog.
The self-anointed original American beer week gets ready for #4
Philly Beer Week is in its 4th year, and will span from June 3 – 12, 2011. The founders of this event consider it to be the original city beer week and boast that it attracts more visitors than any other beer festival.
We know from experience that Philly Beer Week is one hell of an attraction. Over the past years, I have paid attention to the Twitter updates of festival goers with great jealousy. Hopefully this year, we will be joining the experience.
You can follow the event details on their website.
I hope you snuggled up with a beer on Monday for V. Day and got a bit tipsy. But now for your week in beer.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Southern Tier Cask and Draft Night: Arlington, Virginia
6:00PM-8:00PM @ Rustico – Ballston
Enjoy all that is Southern Tier tonight!
THE SOUTHERN TIER BREWS:
Southern Tier Choklat
Southern Tier Krampus
Southern Tier Unearthly
Southern Tier Gemini
Southern Tier Cuvee 3
Southern Tier Backburner
Southern Tier 2X IPA
PRICE: Southern Tier beers will be priced by the glass and in 4 oz. tasters.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Silver City Brewing Night: Gig Harbor, Washington
6:00PM-8:00PM @ The Tides Tavern
Featuring Silver City Brewing Co.‘s Ridgetop Red Ale, WhoopPass Double IPA, & Fat Woody Scotch Ale.
Head Brewer and Gig Harbor local Gary Winn will be on hand to share a pint with.
Buy a pint keep the Silver City glass while supplies last & Silver City Brewery giveaways as well!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Allagash with Rob Todd: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6:00PM-11:00PM @ Union Jack’s
Join amazing brewer, Rob Todd for some even more amazing Allagash beers. Here is what he has is store for you tonight.
Big Little Beer
Friday, February 18, 2011
Firestone Walker Beer Dinner: Mesa, Arizona
6:30PM-8:30PM @ Il Vinaio
Come join us for a Special Firestone Walker Beer Dinner hosted by Firestone Walker’s ~ David Walker. See below for Beer Dinner Details!.
Course 1: Baked Crawfish Cheddar Tart with Pale 31 Pale Ale
Course 2: Grilled Shrimp with Roast Corn & Black Bean Fritter with Double Barrel Ale
Course 3: BBQ Duck Sausage with Okra and Cheesy Grits with Double Jack Imperial IPA
Dessert: Chocolate Bread Pudding with Velvet Merlin Bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout
Firestone Walker Beer Dinner Nightcap @ilvinaio: 4oz Tulip of 14th Anniversary Ale!
$29.00 per person / Firestone Glassware included.
See Il Vinaio for Details!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Boulder Strong Beer Festival: Boulder, Colorado
12:00PM-5:00PM @ Avery Brewing Company
Mark your calendars for Friday, February 18th and Saturday, February 19th for the 9th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival! We’ve decided to move this event back to February for 2011, since strong ales seem to taste even better in the dead of winter. This event featured nearly 80 different strong beers over 8% abv in 2010, and we hope to have even more this time around. All attendees will receive 16, two-ounce tasting tickets and a commemorative festival tasting glass with admission, along with the chance to mingle with many of the brewers and creators on the beers on hand. The Friday tasting session will run from 5PM-10PM and the Saturday session will be from 12PM-5PM.
To ensure that all attendees have a fantastic time, we’re limiting ticket sales to 400 tickets per day. Tickets will go on sale for $35 apiece on Monday, January 3rd from our online ticketing partner Ticket Alternative (Friday tickets: Saturday Tickets: ) and from the Avery Tap Room. Tickets will be available at the door only if they do not sell out in advance. Act fast!
We hope to have over 50 participating Breweries this year!! To name just a few who have already committed: Allagash (ME), Avery (CO), Cambridge (MA), Deschutes (OR), Dogfish Head (DE),Moylans (CA), Ommegang (NY), Oskar Blues (CO), Pizza Port (CA), Pumphouse (CO), Redstone Meadery (CO), The Bruery (CA), Trinity Brewing (CO), Victory Brewing (PA)
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Keg of Bell’s Hopslam: Raleigh, North Carolina
12:00PM-2:00PM @ Busy Bee Cafe
Looking for something to do on your lazy Sunday? Well go to Busy Bee Cafe and down a couple of Hopslams- Bell’s amazing Double IPA. The keg will be tapped at noon.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Winter into Spring with Rouge: Seattle, Washington
7:00PM-9:00PM @ Latona Pub
Latona is a cool place to get a beer. Tonight they feature Rouge.
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The New Year quickly descends upon us. What will you be drinking to ring in 2011?
After a trip to Ohio full of endless Great Lakes Christmas Ale, we arrive back in Seattle. But now for your week in beer.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Meet the Bruery Fundraiser: Santa Monica, California
6:00PM-9:00PM @ the Library Ale House
The Bruery is one of the newer, yet highly acclaimed breweries in Southern California. Tonight, they will be tapping kegs of 3 French Hens and Rugbrød. Rare bottles of Workman’s Friend Imperial Porter will also be available. A flight of all three will be available for purchase. In addition small bites for pairing will be provided:
- Workman’s Friend with Turkey Meatloaf
– Rugbrod with Jerk Chicken
– 3 French Hens with Bread Pudding
Fellow SoCal brewery Port Brewing will have Santa’s Little Helper for your enjoyment.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Pint Night with Breckenridge Brewery: Exton, Pennsylvania
6:00PM-11:00PM @ The Drafting Room Taproom and Grille
Pint Night at The Drafting Room Taproom & Grille
featuring Breckenridge Brewery
Join us on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 6:00
On Tap from Breckenridge:
Christmas Ale (Winter Warmer)
Lucky U IPA (American IPA)
Avalanche (American Amber)
471 IPA (Imperial IPA)
Regal Pilsner (Imperial Pilsner)
Hope to see you there
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Founders and Friends Benefit and Tasting: Columbus, Ohio
7:00PM-11:00PM @ Bob’s Bar
All things good in the Midwest (and more) will be available on tap tonight!
1) Founders Brewing – Backwoods Bastard Tapping
2) Columbus Brewing – 12 Hops of XMas (Firkin)
3) Fatheads – Headhunter IPA (1st columbus tapping) –> THIS BEER IS SO GOOD!!!
4) Stone Brewing – First tapping of their collaboration with Fatheads (brewed during Cleveland Beer Week)
5) Sierra Nevada – Celebration and 30th Anniv.
6) North Coast – TBA
7) Troegs – Mad Elf and perhaps a little surprise from the brewery
Friday, December 31, 2010
New Beer’s Eve: Chicago, Illinois
4:00PM-12:00AM @ Fountainhead
Ok this event is only $30.00 per person and the beers on tap and the food look amazing- this might be the best New Year’s Eve deal in the country.
New Belgium/Allagash – Vrienden
Left Hand – Fade To Black
Bierbrouwerij Emelisse – Triple IPA
Two Brothers – Bare Tree Weiss Wine
Dogfish Head – Bitches Brew
Bear Republic – Apex Imperial IPA
Mikkeller – Rauch Geek Breakfast Stout
Anderson Valley – Imperial Boont Amber
Half Acre – Big Huggs
Bells Two Hearted
Three Floyds Alpha King
New Beer’s Eve Pre-Fix Dinner:
Beer Cheese Soup, Spicy Beer Cheese Soup with Potatoes, Lime Cream, Bacon, Grilled Rye & Sourdough
Crispy Salad, Spiced Walnuts & Diced Apple with Goat Cheese over Mixed Greens & Cherry Vinaigrette
Pot Roast, Rioja Demi and Root Vegetables over Parsnip Puree
Bourbon Maple Glazed Salmon with Root Vegetable Succotash and Celery Root Salad
Generous slice of Belgian Chocolate Bread Pudding with Caramel and Candied Pecans
Each course paired with a beer by our Beer Director
Pre-Fix Dinner by reservation only, 4-8 pm, $30 per Person
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New Beer’s Eve Small Plates, 8-11pm
Saturday, January 1, 2011
20 Stouts on Tap: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12:00PM-12:00AM @ Monk’s Cafe
Yep, we’re doing it again. Every line will have a stout running though the spout. As always, we’ll have some recognizable stouts and a few keg that most of you have not tasted before. Come in out of the cold and warm up with some hearty food and robust stouts.
Cash Bar, starts around noon.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
All of the events I can find today are not worth going to. Sit at home with some friends and break open something from the cellar.
Monday, January 3, 2010
Diners, Drive-In and Dives Party: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10:00PM-11:00PM @ Memphis Taproom
The Memphis Taproom will be featured on the Food Network’s show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Tonight, celebrate with PENNY DRAFT BEERS for one half hour! During commercials only — when the show’s on, you will have all eyes on the TV!
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This weekend was low key as 1/3 of Beer Blotter headed to Ohio and is currently enjoying all that the Mid-west has to offer- Bells Cherry Stout, Great Lakes Christmas Ale and so much more! But now for your week in beer.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Christmas Beer Night: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7:00PM-12:00AM @ London Grill Bar And Restaurant
Celebrate the upcoming holiday, check out this tap list!
On Tap for the night…
Anchor 2010 Christmas
Great Lakes Christmas
St. Bernardus Christmas
Sly Fox Christmas
and the always anticipated…Troegs Mad Elf.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Mother of All Tastings: Pacific City, Oregon
6:00PM-8:00PM @ Pelican Brewing Co.
With the release of 2010 Mother of All Storms, a barrel aged barleywine from Pelican Brewing Co., stop by and enjoy a vertical tasting of the beer from 2008, 2009, and 2010 Mother of All Storms (previously The Perfect Storm)!
Also pouring, 2005, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09, and 2010 Stormwatchers Winterfest Barleywine!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Ugly Sweater Party: Bellaire, Michigan
7:00PM-11:00PM @ Short’s Brewing Co.
Come celebrate Short’s reopening in style. So throw on your worst sweater and receive $1 off pints from 7 PM until close!
Friday, December 24, 2010
What’s going on tonight?: Everywhere, USA
Find your favorite people and your favorite bar- go there, and toast to the loved ones around you.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Boxing Day Beer Festival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11:00AM-11:00PM @ Memphis Taproom
The holiday isn’t over in countries like Canada and England, so get up early and stop by the Memphis Taproom!
December 26th Memphis Taproom will be serving some
of the best Holiday & Seasonal Ales from around the world.
As in years past, in addition to celebrating great beer, we’ll be celebrating the true spirit of Boxing Day by collecting canned food and gently used winter coats and warm blankets for donation to local organizations that distribute to families in need.
Earn $1 OFF EACH BEER you have by bringing
in a coat, a blanket, or 3 cans* of food!
(*The goal is to collect cans of food that is nourishing. Please, not just any old can of water chestnuts from the back of your cupboard!)
Christmas and Winter beers will rotate steadily
throughout the day and will include:
Burton Bridge Bitter (on the engine)
DuPont Avec Les Bons Voeux
Allagash Fluxus 2010
De Ranke Pere Noel
Hitachino Red Rice Ale
De Dolle Oerbier
Port Older Viscosity
Sly Fox Christmas
Not to mention the following casks, poured off the edge of the bar:
Hannsen’s Oude Gueuze
Rare Franconian Lager
Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA
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Its Thanksgiving week which means a short work week and snow for people in Seattle- a rare occurrence, I might add. This weekend I warmed up with some Firestone Walker Double Jack, Stone‘s 2008 Russian Imperial Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout (unreal), The Bruery‘s Autumn Maple Strong Ale and Upright‘s 5 Rye Saison. But now for your week in beer!
Monday, November 22, 2010
BrewDog Night: Washington, D.C.
4:00PM-9:00PM @ Birch and Barley
Tonight, Birch and Barley will be serving the insanely potent Sink The Bismarck (a Quadruple IPA at 41 % abv) and Tactical Nuclear Penguin by BrewDog (Uber Imperial Stout at 32 % abv) in 1.5 oz. pours beginning at 4 PM! Come and taste these singular libations and discover that there is much more too them than hype!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Firestone Walker 14th Anniversary Release Party: Seal Beach, California
7:00PM-10:00PM @ Beachwood BBQ
I recently had this beer in San Diego and it is out-of-this-world! Beachwood BBQ will be taping a keg of Firestone Walker‘s 14 as well as Union Jack, Double Jack, Velvet Merlin, Solace, Pale 31, and DBA.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Emerald City Brewing Co. Tasting: Seattle, Washington
6:00PM- close @ Jillian’s
Check out our article about this event. Emerald City Brewing Co. is new to Seattle, so get out and discover all the beers this brewery has to offer.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
HAPPY TURKEY DAY from bb.com!
What beers will you drink today?
Friday, November 26, 2010
Black Friday: Chicago, Illinois
10:00AM-12:00PM @ Goose Island Cylbourn
Join Goose Island on Black Friday for a special preview of the much anticipated Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout. The Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub will be tapping a few barrels of the Rare that morning at 10am. Once it’s gone, it’s gone and we expect it will sell out fast. Aside from this special tapping the only time you’ll see Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout on draft will be at select beer festivals and promotional Goose Island events in the future.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
HOPSGIVING: Barto, Pennsylvania
12:00PM-10:00PM @ Union Jack’s Old Congo Hotel
No cover- pay as you drink. Check the list. Its pretty amazing.
PORT HIGH TIDE
GREEN FLASH IMPERIAL
PORT HOP 15
DOGFISH HEAD 90 MIN
PLINY THE ELDER
SOUTHERN TIER UNEARTHLY
ROGUE XS IPA
GREAT DIVIDE FRESH HOP ALE
BEAR REPUBLIC RACER X
VICTORY HOP WALLOP
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Freakin’ Firkin Sunday: Benton Harbor, Michigan
2:30 – ?? @ The Livery
Brewmaster Steve will be tapping the Firkin cask at 3.00 p.m. (or thereabouts) on this Sunday. Enjoy a pint of real ale in its true form – and also enjoy the lively Irish Session which is the same day from 2-5 pm.
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My excuse this week. A little thing called San Diego Beer Week. So much more about that to come, on Alpine Brewing, Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, Stone Brewing Co., Allagash Night, Green Flash at Toronado and so much more.
But now for your week in beer.
Skipping Monday. Sorry!! Re-coup day.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Smuttynose Rare Beer Night: Greenville, South Carolina
7:00PM-10:00PM @ Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria
Tonight, some rare Smuttynose beers will be on tap. The list includes:
-Rouge d’Shire (Short Batch #9)
-Vunderbar (Short Batch #11)
-Wheat Wine Ale // 2007
-S’Muttonator Doppelbock // 2008
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Dogfish head and Three Floyds Collab Release: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
8:00PM-10:00PM @ Roman’s Pub
Release of this super rare collaborative brew by Dogfish head and Three Floyds along with special tappings of DH Worldwide Stout ’09, DH Bitch’s Brew and bottle sampling so far. Poppaskull is described as an “Old School, German Brown Ale with Palo Santo Wood and Botanicals.”
Thursday, November 18, 2010
VictoryBrewing Night: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
8:00PM-10:00PM @ The Devil’s Den
Join us as we tap a selection of beers from Victory Brewing Company.
Victory people will be on hand pouring the following -
-Yakima Glory (Black IPA)
-Harvest Ale (Wet Hopped Pale Ale)
-Golden Monkey (Tripel)
-Storm King Stout (Russian Imperial Stout)
Friday, November 19, 2010
Dissedent Release Party: Portland, Oregon
5:00PM-12:00AM @ Deshutes Brewing Co.
Event details were too epic to reiterate.
For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our 2010 The Dissident, wait no more! After almost 2 years in isolation our distinctive sour brown ale has finally been bottled. Our only wild yeast beer, brettanomyces and lactobacillus impart its characteristic sour taste. Lavished with whole western Washington cherries – pits and all – It’s our wildest, most extensively pampered beer.
Alcohol By Volume: 10.0%
International Bitterness Units: 25
We have very limited bottles available.
Our Bend and Portland Pubs will begin selling 22oz bottles of The Dissident after 11:00am on 11/19 and there will a 6 bottle limit per person. Check out the special dinner menu with 3 specialty food items paired with different sour brews including The Dissident, our Benderweisse, a sour cherry wheat and a sour cherry porter (Portland Pub sour brews may vary).
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Hair of the Dog’s 17th Anniversary Celebration: Portland, Oregon
10:00AM-8:00PM @ Hair of the Dog Brewing Co.
To celebrate 17 years of brewing, Alan Sprints, owner and head brewer of Hair of the Dog will be having a release party for Batch #2 Matt and the seasonal Doggie Claws. Check out our write up of this event here.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Alligator and Allagash Beer Dinner: Blue Island, Illinois
2:00PM-6:00PM @ Maple Tree Inn
In honor of this amazing brewery, Allagash and some delicious gator, I present a unique menu and a beer pairing not to be missed.
Maple Tree Inn’s famous “Swamp” Alligator Soup paired with Allagash White
Fried Alligator Po’Boy with Cajun fries paired with Allagash Tripel
Alligator & Andouille Sauce Piquante paired with Allagash Black
Tickets on sale now at the Maple Tree Inn — $35 in advance; $40 at the door (if tickets remain). Limited seating only!
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