First and foremost, we are only a week away from one of our favorite festivals. Bigwood, our annual celebration of beers that have spent time in wood barrels from stouts to sours, starts next Thursday, December 6th at 11am when we open the doors, and runs through the weekend. We are putting the final touches on the draftlists and waiting for some of the last kegs to arrive. We posted a tentative draftlist a few weeks back and will get an updated one up in the next day or so. Start planning now and make appropriate arrangements to get home, a lot of these beers have a way of creeping up on you.
That leads us to our next event which happens Saturday, December 8th @ 2pm. We are one of the 16 Chosen Bars. What does that mean you ask? Shmaltz/Hebrew brewing is turning 16 and we will be pouring 16 beers. You can expect to walk in to a Sweet 16 Party, take a look at the flyer if you are still confused. The beers we will have on draft are:
Next on the list of great events in the hopper, Wednesday, December 12th @6pm, Stone Brewing releases 12/12/12 the last beer in their Epic Series, and with that release we will be pouring years 03 thru 12, on draft. This is a not to be missed event. What follows is a list of what each beer in the Series is:
04.04.04: Strong golden ale with Kaffir Lime leaves added at the finish.
05.05.05: Quad, brewed with dark crystal and candi sugar. No spices.
06.06.06: Another Quad, this one all malt, with wheat and Carafa dark malt.
07.07.07: Trippel/Saison inspired, brewed with several malts and spiced with Ginger, Cardamom, Lemon peel, orange peel and grapefruit peel.
08.08.08: Our Belgian IPA–inspired by Duvel Triple Hop. Pale malt, flaked oats and candi sugar. Simcoe and Amarillo hops in the dry-hop.
09.09.09: Belgian Imperial Porter with tangerine peel, vanilla bean and hints of French oak.
10.10.10: Strong Golden fermented with 10% (by volume) added white wine juice-a blend of Muscat, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gewurztraminer.
11.11.11: Belgian amber with added Hatch chili and cinnamon.
12.12.12: Belgian Holiday Ale, spiced with Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, clove, sweet orange peel and rosehips
Counter Culture Spiced IPA
Black Cap Raspberry/or Cranberry