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Events for Week of February 21, 2011

February 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Stone World Bistro a.k.a. Stone Brewing Co. is pretty epic. Go there. Pic courtesy of beeranswers.com.

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:
Winter White
Two-Hearted Ale
Amber Ale
Sparkling Ale
Lager of the Lakes
Quinnanan Falls Special Lager
Hopslam
Oarsman
Cherry Stout
Expedition Stout
Milk Stout
Third Coast Beer
Third Coast Old Ale
Porter
Kalamazoo Stout
Best Brown Ale
Pale Ale
Batch 9,000
Smoked Stout
Raspberry 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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Events for Week of February 14, 2011

February 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Calling all Seattliest- stop by Latona for a beer. Pic courtesy of seattleweekly.com.

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:
Draft:
Southern Tier Choklat
Southern Tier Krampus
Southern Tier Unearthly
Southern Tier Gemini
Southern Tier Cuvee 3
Southern Tier Backburner

Cask:
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.

Bourbon Black
Big Little Beer
Confluence
Interlude
Curiuex
Tripel
Dubbel
Odyssey
Grand Cru
Hugh Malone
Fluxus 2010
Four
White

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!.
Menu:

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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Events for Week of January 17, 2011

Sorry Im late. Busy weekend with a road trip and lots of football! But now for your week in beer.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Allagash Abduction: Burlington, Vermont

4:30PM-11:30PM @ The Farmhouse Tap & Grill

Allagash Brewery…need we say more? Brewmaster Rob Tod will be in the house with the full gamut of Allagash offerings.
We suggest coming early to this one.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Duck-Rabbit Dinner: Durham, North Carolina

7:00PM-9:00PM @ Guglhupf Bakery And Patisserie

In honor of 1/3 of bb.com living the beer life in NC, I wanted to post about this event which features local NC brewery, Duck Rabbit. This menu along with the beer pairings is an event you dont want to miss:

AMBER ALE

TOASTED RACLETTE ON PAYSAN TOAST POINTS WITH HOUSE CURED DUCK AND RABBIT SAUSAGE, BRAISED CABBAGE AND CHIVE AIOLI.

BROWN ALE

HAZELNUT CRUSTED SCOTTISH SALMON WITH WHIPPED POTATOES AND WHOLE GRAIN MUSTARD SAUCE.

PORTER

SLOW BRAISED OX TAIL RAGU WITH CHESTNUT SPATZLE AND LOCAL ARUGULA.

BALTIC PORTER

MOLASSES LACQUERED BREAST OF VEAL WITH GLAZED BABY TURNIPS AND HOUSE SAUERKRAUT.

MILK STOUT

CHOCOLATE MALT TORTE WITH PRETZEL BARK AND CANDIED KUMQUATS.

We look forward to seeing you there! Contact Guglhupf to make a reservation.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Firestone Walker Pint Night and 14th Anniversary Release: San Diego, California

4:00PM-12:00AM @ Urge Gastropub

One of my favorite beers, Firestone Walker’s 14th Anniversary beer is amazing. One of the many epic beers I had in San Diego, 14th Anniversary is flavorful and complex. Tonight take home a pint, taste 14 and several other beers from Firestone Walker.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Firkin Friday Bell’s Hopslam: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

4:00PM-2:00AM @ Stubby’s Pub & Grub

Join us Friday 1/21 @ 4pm as we Tap into yet another Firkin! If you can’t make it right at 4, don’t worry it will be flowing for the duration of the evening, or at least till it’s gone.

Bell’s Hopslam is one of the Midwest’s most sought after beers, and Firkins of such a beer are surely a rarity. We @ Stubby’s are honored to get our hands on this beast of a brew and would like to invite all of our friends to come and enjoy it with us!

For those who aren’t too familiar, a Firkin is a cask conditioned ale in which the final stage of the brewing process and carbonation occurs right in the keg. A sort of old school way of making and drinking beer….the way beer should be and the Horizon Red is going to be phenomenal this way!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Belgium Fest: Seattle, WA

12:00PM-4:00PM OR 5:30PM – 9:30PM @ Warren Magnuson Park

This is a very popular event so don’t be disappointed if the tickets are sold out by the time you get to the door. For a full list of beers, click here!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Winter Beer Fest: Las Vegas, Nevada

10:00AM-10:00PM @ Aces & Ales

Details:

$15 entrance fee
Gets you a 7oz satin-etched commemorative sample glass, as well your first taste FREE and ~just $4 per 7oz tastes after~

For those of you who do not want to pay the $15 fee and get the glass, 12oz goblets of any beer on will be available for $8

In addition to all the mind-blowing beers you will be enjoying, we have lined-up a ‘who’s-who’ of the Brewing/Beer World daily for you to talk/learn/heckle/pick the brains of~! This line up is as follows:

Yuseff Cherney, Head Brewer - Ballast Point
Scott Wilke, Deschutes Brewery
Lisa Godbey, Southern Alebassadors
(Dogfish Head, Anchor Steam, Firestone, Sierra Nevada)
Kellan Bartosch, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Ed Gebler, Stone Brewing Co
Greg Green, Bonanza Alebassador (Rogue, Deschutes, Stone)

Commemorative ‘Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest’ Shirts will also be available for purchase for $15.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Beer U: Strong Ales: Escondido, California

7:00PM-9:00PM @ Stone Brewing Co.

Here at Stone, it’s no secret that we have a special place in our hearts for huge malty brews. Join “Dr.” Bill Sysak for a delicious evening featuring one of our favorite beer styles. Hear the story behind these big beautiful brews while you do some heavy duty hands-on learning!

Tickets are $25 and are available at the Stone Company Store or online at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/140176

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Beer & Glassware: Not Just Any Beer, Any Glass – Part 2

November 11, 2010 1 comment

BBQ beer.

In case you missed Part 1, check it out here. I’m just going to get right into it.

 

Pint Glass – Brasserie McAuslan St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout

 

This strange one pours black with a tan rusty head.  The smells rising from the liquid are 100% mesquite.  I’m immediately reminded of the one and only other beer that I’ve had that could be described in that way, Arcadia’s Imperial Stout.  This beer is smokey and sweet at the same time.  Did they add barbecued wood to the boil?  The mouthfeel is a bit watery and thin, which seems odd considering the fact that the brewery went as far as to say that this is an oatmeal stout.  Oatmeal, being the key word.  I’d expect more luxury from the oats.  The aftertaste, however, is very lingering and allows for some chocolate and coffee notes to be uncovered.  At 5% abv, this beer feigns strength, but has no lack of intriguing flavor.  Good stuff from north of the border.

 

Pint Glass – Stone, Maui, Ken Schmidt Kona Coffee, Macadamia, Coconut Porter

 

We drank this beer, out of a pint glass, and it was good.  If you want to know what it’s like, read my full review of it here.

 

Mug – Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout

 

Ah Bell’s Brewing, a Mid-West stalwart.  There will never be a time that I’m not excited to swill some of their precious nectars, unless of course they are spoiled.  That’s what happened here.  Most likely, the store that we bought this from did not take proper care of the merchandise.  The 10 malts that are used to brew Double Cream Stout push the abv to a level that is probably a bit low for cellaring, 6.1%, but we have only had it down there for a little over 6 months.  I’m fairly confident that it wasn’t our doing, but who really know.

Everything started out just dandy.  It poured with a very attractive head of tan that rose an average height and then eventually settled completely.  There was coffee and some dark chocolate in the nose.  Though the smell was not necessarily exciting, it didn’t put me off.  The flavor, however, did put me off.  I found it to be bitter, oily and acidic, with some mal-brewed coffee lingering in the midst.  Then, as it lingered on my tongue, things went tart and I was assured that this was absolutely not what Bell’s intended.  Frustrating, to say the least.  We better move on.

 

I wish my house had its own ale.

 

Snifter – Traquair House Ale

 

This 7.2% Scottish brew departs its bottle with a clear brown, near red color and possesses a stark white, thin head.  I found it to smell exactly like Juicy Juice.  I guess that means it’s like a plethora of fruits mashed into one indistinguishable, homogeneous piece of produce.  Grape and cranberry might have been most prevalent, but it’s hard to say for sure.  The fluid has a very striking smoothness.  On the back of the tongue there is a lot of Belgian yeast fruitiness, possibly some bubble gum.  There is a very pleasant, sweet aftertaste.  In summation, this beer is just plain juicy, and it works…well.

The snifter is my favorite of glasses.  I like the way it looks, distinguished.  I like the way it feels in my hand, rounded and organic.  The way the circumference of the lip is slightly smaller than the apex of its width, it really allows for a slight “trapping” of the precious odors, all the better for me to smell my dear…

 

Memories rush back of Pelgrom in Antwerp

 

Chalice – Brouwerij Haacht Gildenbier

 

I really shouldn’t be in charge of writing about this beer.  This little gem that we brought back from Belgium with us is DSR’s little baby.  If you are ever in his presence, just mention Gildenbier, or “the archer beer”, or the beer we discovered in the underground, dungeon like brick lair that is Pelgrom in downtown Antwerp.  He may demand your attention for about the next hour with his tales, but believe me, it will be time well spent.  The man is passionate about Gildenbier, and I can’t blame him in the slightest.  It exists in a very special corner of our collective hearts.  It is Belgium in a bottle.  Let’s see how it tastes.

When the great archer is inverted, out pours a clear brown liquid with a subdued white head that soon dwindles to a spotty foam.  It has a very pronounced date aroma, but distinctly of Belgian descent.  There is a lot of malt depth to be found here, with some roasty, grain sweetness providing a sturdy body.  That all too familiar Belgian yeast fruitiness is very prevalent, and for me it mostly manifests into a very recognizable pear essence.  Ever so delightful.

 

And now we are in Cambrinus in Brugge

 

Chalice – Brouwerij De Bie Stoute Bie

 

This is another little nugget that survived the long flight back from Europe.  Our tongues first became acclimated with the work of De Bie in a pretty bad ass beer bar in Brugge called Cambrinus.  As time passed after Cambrinus, we realized that their beers were surprisingly hard to come across in Belgium, so when we found a bottle, we snagged it.  This, like the above Gildenbier, was slightly difficult for us to open.  In a perfect world we could keep them for years and years to come and eventually open them in a much more ceremonious way, where reminiscence may stand long overdue.  But we know better, and with Stoute Bie’s 5.5%, it would surely not last such a span of time.  So here we are, and here’s what it was like.

Stoute Bie pours black in color with the most glorious head ever.  The foam is crazy fluffy with orange, red, and brown highlights.  The nose is very, very complex.  It is wildly sweet and sour.  There is a fruitiness within that plays with the sour, lending thought of sour cherries.  Also in the nose, an oily coffee bitterness, and vinegar.  How perplexing?  The flavor is intensely sweet up front with many of the scents translating over.  The only flaw here is found in the aftertaste, which is plagued by that metallic flavor that we have previously discussed finding in many beers of Belgium.  We still don’t really get how that comes to pass.  If there is any redeeming aspect here with the Bie, it’s that the metal is slathered in a super sweet syrup.  Not enough to mask it completely, but enough to prevent it from spoiling the experience.

Want to chew on a molasses soaked log? I do.

 

Snifter – Deschutes The Abyss

 

You see that snifter next to The Abyss over there?  Yeah, that little puppy is made of crystal.  That gold rim, that is some high carat, real deal gold.  When Beer Blotter busts out the vintage Abyss, they drink it in styzile.

Just as a reminder, this beer is brewed with molasses and licorice and 33% of it is aged in oak and oak bourbon barrels.  It fills the crystal glassware with pure black oil liquid and a tan head that settles to a wisp and ring.  It is very earthy in the nose.  There is very little sweetness to be noted.  The wood and licorice come out in the nose, as do roasted malts, all of which seem to impart a barren dryness.  The flavor is very peppery up front, shifting into molasses soaked wood.  I can only think to call the flavor “mature”.  It reminds me, in a way, to Pu-erh tea.  It’s just so earthy that I feel it’s much more of an acquired taste than most beers.  So very dry.  In the exhale following the swallow, the booze and licorice mingle expertly.  Some salty pretzel notes simmer to the surface as the beer warms.  This beer is really unique and deserves it’s notoriety.

 

Events for Week of November 8, 2010

November 8, 2010 1 comment

Stop by Urge Gastropub during San Diego Beer Week!

This weekend we saw a good friend off to Philadelphia (tear) with a lot of Rainier and a relaxing Sunday compiled of a vertical tasting of Southern Tier’s Pumpking- ’08, ’09 and 10. A great way to end the the season of pumpkin ales and the weekend (double tear). But now for your week in beer.

Monday, November 8 , 2010

Coronado Brewing Co. Beer Week Event: San Diego, Califoria

5:00PM-10:00PM @ Urge Gastropub

San Diego Beer Week continues (T-minus 5 days until 2/3 of bb.com take their trip down “south”) with a tasting of San Diego’s first microbrewery, Coronado Brewing Co. beers.

Urge will be featuring 5 specialty CBC draft beers and a very limited edition cask of Mermaids Red Ale soaked in Buffalo Trace distillery oak chips! Be sure to make it for this cask and enjoy CBC beers at Urge with their excellent food! Idiot IPA on tap, Orange Avenue Wit, Red Devil Imperial Red, CBC Summer Ale made with Ginger and Kaffir Lime and Ingrid’s 1 in 8 limited release collaboration with Ballast Point!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Green Flash Debut: Mount Holly, New Jersey

7:00PM-11:00PM @ High Street Grill

The first time that Green Flash will be on tap at the High Street Grill….with the Imperial IPA and the West Coast IPA. Live Irish tunes from 7 to 11 pm. All you can eat mussels in beer for just $ 10. HSG is bringing the West coast to your pint glass.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Evening of Rare Founders Beers: Washington D.C.

6:00PM-8:00PM @ The Big Hunt

A private tasting of Founders‘ Black Biscuit, Breakfast Stout, Canadian Breakfast Stout, Backwoods Bastard, and Devil Dancer, hosted by Founders National Sales Manager Michael Bell. Tickets are $30 per person. $30 for only beers sounds  a bit steep. With an outdated event page, you might want to give The Big Hunt a call with any questions- 202.785.2333.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Beer Belly Dinner: Portland, Oregon

6:30PM-9:00PM@ EastBurn

Ill let the event description speak for itself. Beer Belly is a great weekly beer inspired event!

Our casual meet & eats are bringing together Great Food, Great Beer & Great People

The events are hosted on our 4-season patio combined with our special events Annex. Picture a backyard griller, but you don’t have to cook, serve or clean-up, and best of all some super beer guru shows up with “the goods”

This month we are proud to welcome Walking Man Brewing Co., with Brewer Jacob Leonard.

The Dinner begins at 6:30pm, serving food and beer throughout the night. Cost is $35 per person, including a 4-course dinner and 1 of each beer.

All proceeds are donated to RideOn, Portland’s Safe Ride Program.

Reservations must be paid in advance via PayPal or by stopping in to the EastBurn.

for questions please email Tina
Tina@theEastBurn.com
or call the EastBurn 503-236-2876

Friday, November 12, 2010

Bell’s Tasting: South Beloit, Illinois

5:00PM-7:00PM @ Everett’s Liquor Store

I’ll give you 6 reasons to go to this event: Bell’s Brewery beers such as Christmas Ale, Oarsmen, Winter White, Cherry Stout , Expedition Stout, Third Coast Ale  (there will be others…).

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Public Brewing Session: Brussels, Belgium

7AM-12PM @ Cantillion

I know this isn’t in the USA, but how cool is this?? You actually get to see the Cantillion (House of Lambics) brewing process. See below (its an incredible opportunity):

PROGRAMME

In a 19th Century brewery with its original equipment :

from 7.00 to 9.00 Brewing process
from 9 to 13.00 Filtration and hopping
from 12.00 to 15.00 Cooking
at 15.30 Pumping of wort into the cooling tun
from 7.00 to 12.00 Barrel cleaning “ancient method”

Guided tours every 2 hours as from 7.00

Admission fee: EUR 6 per person – this includes guided tour and one drink of your choice

Croissants and coffee are proposed until 8.30, free of charge

BRUSSEL’S TYPICAL TRADITIONS AND ITS FUN FILLED ATMOSPHERE GUARANTEED

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Local Farm Beer Dinner: Rehoboth Beach, Delware

6:30PM- 8:30PM @ Dogfish head Brewing Co.

Totall Local, natural and paired with Dogfish head beers- I’m in!

Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Truffle Cream and Fresh Ricotta – paired with Shelter Pale Ale

Mixed Greens with Roasted Pumpkin Dressing and Fresh Goat Cheese – paired with Punkin Ale

Life & Limb Braised Duck Breast with Winter Vegetable Ragout paired with Life & Limb

Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake with Chicory Stout Ice Cream paired with vintage Olde School Barleywine

If you go to an event, want us to post about your event or want to just state a fact, then please leave a comment or email me at jess@beerblotter.com! Cheers!

Events for Week of July 19, 2010

The Busy Bee Cafe: Home to many great beers and beer events!

This was a good beer weekend.

A trip to Portland entailed Stone, Dogfish Head, Victory collaboration Saison Du Boef; Avery Maraja; Hair of the Dog Fred; Russian River Consecration; Double Mountain Saison and so much more! A trip to a new beer bar Apex was top notch (see our 52 weeks article later) and bottle shop, Beermongers was still impressive and reasonable priced!

As if that wasnt enough, we partook in an impromptu beer tour of Southern Washington up through Tacoma. With a Dogfish Head Sah’ Tea at Parkplace Tavern in Tacoma and a Lagunitas Lil’ Sumin’ Wild in Olympia, letting go of the weekend was very difficult. But there is a whole week ahead of us and plenty of beer events.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Captain Lawrence Imperial Porter and 2 Casks tonight!: Peekskill, New York

6:00PM-10:00PM @ Birdsall

Tonight a keg of Captain Lawrence’s new Imperial Porter will be tapped along with two exclusive CL gravity casks: Kolsch & Freshchester(dry hopped with Cascade hops). Dont miss out on this full Captain Lawrence line up, including a couple of new draught additions.

Tuesday, July, 20, 2010

Deschutes Night: Seattle, Washington

6:00PM-9:00PM @ Naked City Brewery and Taphouse

Tonight, Naked City features Bend, Oregon brewery, Deschutes. Known for amazing beers such as Abyss, the tap list includes Miss Spelt, Hop in the Dark, Jubel 2010 and Greenlakes Organic Ale. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hoppin’ Frog Tasting: Shawnee, Kansas

7:00PM-9:00PM @ Barley’s Brewhouse

I am really happy to see Hoppin’ Frog, this Ohio based brewery get some love outside of its home state. Tonight, for $20.00 you can taste the following (they are all o’ so good) with some delicious food pairings: Wild Frog Wheat, B.O.R.R.I.S the Crusher Stout Paired with Teriyiaki glazed Wings, Mean Manalishi, paired with Fish and Chips, Silk Porter paired with our Chocolate Tort and Hoppin’ to Heaven IPA.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

25 Tap Bells Night: Grand Rapids, Michigan

6:00PM-2:00AM @ HopCat

I know we have posted a couple of events similar to this one, but it is so amazing. 25 taps of Bell’s Brewery beers tonight including: Two Hearted Ale (poured from a tap and from a firkin), the Cherry Stout and an ’08 Expedition Stout. SO good….so good.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Meet the Brewer of Brooklyn Brewing Co.: New Orleans, Louisiana

10:00PM- 12:00AM @ The Avenue Pub

We all know how much we love this place. So lets take this place in all of its glory and throw some Brooklyn Brewing beers on tap. Sold! Tonight, for $12.00, meet Garrett Oliver, head brewer and taste a sample of 5 amazing brews.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Barleywine Fest: Largo, Florida

5:00PM-11:00:M @ Willard’s Tap House

Granted its not barleywine season. Its summer after all. However, stop by Willard’s tonight and sample some flavorful beers including: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot, Southern Tier Back Burnner and Avery Hog Heaven (a hoppy barleywine).

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Rooftop Summer Wheat beer Dinner: Raleigh, North Carolina

7:00PM-9:00PM @ the Busy Bee Cafe

Now, sometime deliciously appropriate for the summer months, a wheat beer celebration. It’ll be a little more laid back than Busy Bee’s usual beer dinner and is only $35 per person. Enjoy Blanche de Bruxelles, Schneider Weiss, Great Divide Dunkel Weiss, and Terrapin Gamma Ray all on draft for this 4 course dinner! Email info@busybeeraleigh.com for tickets or more info.

Whats in stock for your beer future? Plan on attending an event? Want us to post an event? Then please leave a comment or email us at beerblotter@gmail.com! Cheers!

Events for Week of July 5

Watch the World Cup Finals this Sunday at Sunswick 35/35 in Queens, NYC

I’ve been out of service, out-of-town camping on this epic beach located on the most Northern part of the Olympic Peninsula. This weekend, I went on my first backpacking trip. We swam in the Pacific Ocean, sat by a bonfire on a beach, watched sea lions play and learned that beer is a precious commodity. We opted to bring cans of 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA and Oskar Blues’ Scotch Ale. Damn good beers, especially after being chilled in the cold creek. But we are back to civilization and I have the remainder of your week in beer.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Full Sail Pint Night: Hood River, Oregon

5:00PM-9:00PM @ Full Sail Brewing Co.

Beer blotter loves drinking for a cause, so tonight, for every pint of Full Sail purchased and drank, $1 will be donated to benefit for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

BELL’S ON: Louisville, Kentucky

12:00PM-12:00AM @ Louisville Beer Store

The Bell’s Brewery beer menu includes (its incredible):

* Hopslam
* Batch 9000 (Imperial Stout)
* Bourbon Barrel Hell Hath No Fury
* Rye Stout
* Expedition Stout (firkin)
* Oberon
* Two Hearted Ale
* Oarsman Ale (Berliner Weisse)
* Sparkling Ale (Belgian Strong)
* Poolside Cherry Wheat
* Lager of the Lakes
* Amber Ale
* Consecrator Doppelbock

*2oz samples, beer flights, and full size pours (10oz, 12oz, 16oz.) will be available. Select beers will be available for growler fills.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Oskar Blues Tasting: Post Falls, Idaho

5:00PM- 6:30PM @ Enotea, Fine Wine and Beer

Oskar Blues is brewed out of Colorado and comes in cans only (ideal for backpacking!). This brewery makes a range of beers including a double IPA and an Imperial Stout. Stop by Enotea for an informative session on this environmentally conscience brewery. A fun fact: Lightweight cans enable Oskar Blues to reduce its fuel costs and carbon footprint for shipped beer by 35%.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

POP! Fest, Beer and Popcorn: Warrenville, Illinois

1:00PM-5:00PM @ Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

This sounds interesting- Beer and Gourmet Popcorn pairings with beers from Chicagoland Rock Bottom locations, Goose Island, Flossmoor Station, Gordon Biersch, and Metropolitan Brewing Co. This event costs $15.00.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Victory World Cup Final Event: Queens, New York

2:00PM – 6:00PM @ Sunswick 35/35

Ok, so the USA isnt in the finals, its still a damn exciting event. Come watch the World Cup Final w/8 selections from Victory Brewing Company. The lineup will be announced sometime this week.

Sorry for the short week, but it was nice to get away and be disconnected from all that is life. The camping trip brought up an interesting article idea: what beers are best for backpacking? You want a can, you want strength, but you want something that will be refreshing and taste good when its not chilled. More on that later. But as always, if you have any thoughts, comments, questions about an event, canned beer and camping or anything beer related, leave a comment or email us at beerblotter@gmail.com. Cheers!


Events for Week of May 31, 2010

Exon, PA's very own Draftingroom Taproom and Grille

As you know by now, we just returned from an epic week of camping which included Dick’s Imperial Stout (amazing), Imperial IPA, Barleywine and Grand Cru as well as Lazy Boy Brewing’s Pale Ale and Imperial Red. After a lot of laughs and an unforgettable 27th Birthday, I am back in action with your weekly events, minus Monday.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Over. Done. Next.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ommegang Night, Tripel Perfection Release: Caldwell, New Jersey

6:00PM-9:00PM @ Cloverleaf Tavern

4 Ommegang drafts will be pouring tonight: Ommegeddon, BPA, Rare VOS and the new release Tripel Perfection. All drafts will be reduced in price for the evening.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Three Floyds Beer Tasting: Washington, District of Columbia

7:30PM- 10:30PM @ Brickskeller

Brickskeller has so many beers, a top notch bottle selection and when their taps are available, its damn good too. But tonight is not about the wide array of beers, its about Indiana based brewery, Three Floyds. Meet the Floyds themselves and our old buddy Barnaby Struve who now brews there in his welcome return to the city and taste at least EIGHT of their great beers, many rare brews never before available in the area! Tickets for this GREAT event are just $35.00
Puchase tickets at: http://www.lovethebeer.com/events.html

Thursday, June 3, 2010

An Evening with Patrick Rue from the Bruery: Washington, District of Columbia

7:00PM-9:00PM @ Brasserie Beck

You folks from DC sure are lucky this week, Three Floyds and The Bruery in one week. Timperial Stout had the pleasure of chatting with Patrick Rue during Seattle Beer Week and we are all very impressed by the beers.  This four course beer pairing with take you through all of the creative, flavorful brews from the Bruery. Enjoy!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Magic Hat Tasting Event: Queens, New York

5:00PM- 8:00PM @ Triboro Beverage

Enjoy your Friday night during a Magic Hat Brewery tasting event. There will be free samples, discounts and give-a-ways. Come on down and try the Magic Hat line up. Check out their website, its very entertaining.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bell’s for Boobs: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

8:00PM-1:00AM @ Devil’s Den

The Devil’s Den will be donating $1 from every Bell’s beer sold on Saturday, June 5th to the Rena Rowen Breast Center of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Look forward to this amazingly wonderful bottle list: Two Hearted, Batch 9000, HopSlam, Kalamazoo Stout (the good stuff), Oberon. Final Draft List TBD but look for Fresh HopSlam, Two Hearted, Oberon & Hell Hath No Fury.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Beer Brunch: Exton, Pennsylvania

11:00AM- 3:00PM @ The Drafting Room Taproom and Grille

Its Sunday, so take it back from the man with this amazing tap list: Featuring on draft: Hair of the Dog Blue Dot, Hoppin’ Frog Brewing Co.’s Hopping to Heaven, Lost Abbey Angel’s Share “Bourbon Aged”, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere and Troegs Nugget Nectar.

You know the drill, if you go to an event, want us to post about an event, email me at beerblotter@gmail.com or leave a comment.  Cheers!

Help Beer Blotter: Where Would You Have a Beer in Tampa/Sarasota FL?

Cigar City Brewing: A Florida Gem

Tomorrow we leave for Florida. Prior to having an active interest in beer, Florida would have been the last place I would have looked for good beer and beer bars. However, I have come to the realization that Florida is ranked higher than ever expected, with top beer bars, top breweries and let’s face it, warm weather.

Cigar City Brewing Co. out of Tampa boast 13 of the top 50 best beers on the East Coast with Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, the Bourbon Barrel Aged version of Hunahpu and Zhukov’s Final Push (stout) reining in 1, 2 and 3. As far as beer bars go, you have Redlight Redlight (100 on ratebeer.com) in Orlando, the Cock and Bull Pub (a 97 on ratebeer.com) in Sarasota and Peg’s Cantina (94 on ratebeer.com) in Gulf Port.

Saint Somewhere is another brewery that produces fine crafted brews out of FL, Tarpoon Springs to be exact. Saint Somewhere prides themselves on Belgium style beers, including a Farmhouse Ale previously reviewed by Timperial Stout. Click here to read more.

We will be visiting Tampa and Sarasota. On our list of hopeful spots to visit: Cigar City Brewing Co., The Cock and Bull Pub and Stairway to Belgium for some mussels and frites and a bottle list full of Wheat beers, Blonde ales, Tripels, Trappist brews, Strong ales, Saisons and Bruins. Also on their list are some treats from East of the Mississippi: Smuttynose, Weyerbacher, Lazy Magnolia and Bell’s Brewery.

Leave us a comment or send us an email at beerblotter@gmail.com and fill us in on all the places in the Tampa/Sarasota area that can’t be missed. Hell throw in places in other cities in Florida, you never know where we will end up!

Tremont Taphouse: 7 of 52

February 27, 2010 3 comments

Tremont Tap House: Cleveland, Ohio

7 of 52

Tremont Tap House & Grill

2572 Scranton Road

Cleveland, OH 44113

Rank: #7 of 7

Type of Establishment: Restaurant, Beer Bar

BEERS ON TAP (at time of visit) —> There were at least 26, so not all will be named. But here are some highlights.

Founders Centenial IPA

Bell’s Brewery Sparking Triple

Bells’ Brewery HopSlam

Smuttynose Wheatwine

FOOD OPTIONS: They have a great menu. Very extensive. Food items include: A hot pretzel with stout infused cheddar cheese dip (SO GOOD); mussels and frites, a variety of salads and sandwiches as well as house plates such as the Seared Ahi Tuna.  If you have time on a Sunday, stop in anytime between 10:00 AM and 3:00PM for a great brew and brunch options. Blackened scallops, breakfast pizza and chorizo burritos are just a few of the flavorful options!

STAFF OPINION: Everyone has bad days, our waitress must have been experiencing just that. She was impatient, short and outwardly complaining about our indecisiveness when ordering.  Due to the incorrect information on the website (it has since been fixed) we arrived 10 minutes late for brunch with no food to be served for another hour or so.  Since we so happen to over hear the waitress bitch about our table, the manager/owner came over and chatted us up, apologizing for the mistake on the website and was very pleasant.

As mentioned above, we walked in with completely empty stomachs (except for one of Grandma’s left over Christmas cookies -thanks Grandma!) and got off to a bad start. The beer list soon lifted our spirits, then the waitress crushed them. However, thanks to Bells HopSlam and Smuttynose’s Wheatwine, Tremont Tap House and Grill will remain a self respected beer bar and place for beer lovers to get a taste of what the Mid-west has to offer.  The inside is very cool, comfortable, yet industrial. There is an outside patio, but being that we were in Ohio in the winter, it was not accessible.

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