Friday, June 4, 2010
It’s First Friday again here in Portland and Rum Riot has a special tasting planned for you at Two Point Gallery tonight. Last month they had their Summah' Time Beeah' Drinkin' Ale on offer and it was delicious. They really did a bang up job on this beer; I could have had at least a few pints and been happy. Well, for this month they are taking that same recipe and they’ve created three beers using different yeasts!
The result is three distinctly different styles: Belgian Summer, German Summer and American Summer. (Unfortunately, I have no idea which yeast they used. You should ask when you stop in tonight!)
It all goes down at Two Point Gallery, 564 Congress St starting at 5pm!
Also worth noting is that they still have some 22oz bottles of their Leadership Lager for sale at only $10, so you should ask about that as well, or email email@example.com for more info. 100% of the proceeds go to Maine Youth Leadership.
As an aside, why is it that there are not more brewers in Portland doing First Friday events? Wine is fine, but Beer is divine!
Sorry about that last part.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
BE THERE. These guys make some fun beers and for the most part, this is the only way to get it.
GET THERE EARLY. While they normally have 2-3 different offerings, they will typically run out of beer around 7:30 – 8:00. Get there at 5 and hang out.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Eric Michaud pulls all stops for this event. The tap list is all Belgian styles, some from their homeland, some from right here in the States, all well worth your cash. Among some sampled from the beginning weekend are: Kerkom Bink Blond (Belgian Pale 5.50%), Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux (Saison 9.50%) and Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus (Lambic 5.00%). That is some serious beer right there.
If you are a Belgian fan, you’ve probably already been a couple times in the past two days (Hi!). If you are not a fan, or don’t have enough knowledge to make up your mind, this is the place you need to be to change that. These beers are all over the place and you will certainly find something you love.
Planned breweries for the fest include val dieu, slaghmuylder, het anker, blaugies, ellezelloise, chimay, augustijn, geants, jandrain-jandrenouille, alvinne, kapittel, serafijn, st. bernardus, la rules.
While this isn’t Novare Res’ “We’re not fucking around” Fest, they are not slouching on this fest either. Get in and give them a try. A few trips are advised.
For a current tap list, visit their website at: http://www.novareresbiercafe.com/draught.htm
Stay tuned. In the next few days, there will be a couple more postings regarding events. See you at the bar!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
*maybe not the winters.
My purpose is to write about beer and beer related events, but to give you the real scene. If you are the sort of beer drinker that enjoys reading about the nose and other distinctive qualities of beer, there are plenty of places for you to read up. If you just want to know what sort of shit is going down around town and what the details are, this is your place.
So in the coming weeks, I hope you’ll check out this blog and join me for some fun.