Beer Tasting w/David Frost of B. United International
October 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Matt, Josh, and the inimitable David Frost of B. United, one of our favorite boutique importers! B. United brings in some of the most interesting beers brewed in Europe and no one can add more to the experience of drinking them, than our buddy Mr. Frost. So call us right now!! Registration fee is $23; check out the amazing beers, listed below:
BFM Sq Rt 225 Saison (Farmhouse Ale aged in used Bon-Chien barrels, 5% abv)
Chances are you know about Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien, head brewer Jerome Rebetez’ love letter to wild yeasts, barrel-aging, and the brewhouse cat. A strong sour ale aged on a variety of oak barrels, it is one of the most complex beers he makes. This saison is racked into those same used barrels, imparting huge fruit notes, astringent oak, and an ephemeral farmhouse quality.
BFM La Mandragore (Foreign Stout, 8% abv)
We’ve got this bad boy on tap, which is nuts. Smooth and roasty, with hints of coffee and scorched peppers, there’s a slight tartness to the beer, a typical panache of BFM.
Hanssens’ Oude Geuze (Blended Lambic, 6% abv)
We try not to play favorites here at Brasserie V, but this is the favorite geuze of more than one of our bartenders. Unabashedly acidic at first, it segues into a riot of complex flavors: oak, iron, lemon flesh, wet wool, and tropical fruit. An amazing beer.
Birrifficio Black Barrels Vedova Nera (Sour Brown, 6.2% abv)
A tiny basement operation out of Italy, Black Barrels ages this beer for six months on casks formerly utilized for wine making by San Simone, a vineyard now spanning four generations. It exhibits the brashness of youth, but is a very spirited and complex beer, featuring a bouquet of hazelnut, balsamic, sour cherry, and oak.
Iqhilika Cape Fig Wine Barrel Mead (Sweet Mead, 12% abv)
This South African meadery makes some of our favorites, and we’re sure this one will be no different. Made with white figs and South African honey, the mead is then run off into wine barrels, where it rests as it makes its way over to our shores. On tap, no less.
Schneider Aventinus Eisbock (Weizenbock, 12% abv)
Aventinus is one of Germany’s classic strong beers, so why not ramp it up? To make this, Schneider actually freezes a batch of Aventinus, then skims off some of the water, leaving behind a richer, more concentrated version. The alcohol is, disconcertingly, not very present, and the beer itself is a riot of clove, caramelized banana, chocolate, black pepper, and toffee.
We also may have one or two more surprises in store for you that night. Best way to find out? Make a reservation. We’ll see you then!