Rare Beer Tasting w/B. United
February 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Our apologies to those who had signed up for the previously scheduled Sunday Funday event. We took a look at the signup numbers a week out and decided it just wasn’t feasible to open up on a Sunday with that small an attendance. However! We are rescheduling and revamping this as one of our popular Wednesday night tastings. We will still be trying all B. United products and, with this format, we get to open it up to some great new bottles we just got in. So scroll on down and see what we’ve got for you:
Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut de Normandie Organic (2014 harvest) – 4.4% abv
Located in the Normandy region of northern France, the Etienne Dupont orchards have been quietly churning out their own ciders and Calvados brandy for a long while now. This one, an organic version of their crisp, champagne-like brut cider, is deserving of world-classic status.
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lager – 4.3% abv
Schlenkerla, famed Bamberg producer of rauchbiers, does not technically brew this as a smoked lager. Considering where it is made, however, a tiny bit of savory smoke character creeps into this light, refreshing lager during the brewing process. Highlighted here to celebrate its new home in 16oz cans!
Alvinne Sour’ire de Mortagne – 11% abv
Alvinne is perhaps second only to Cascade in their bonkers-level approach to strong sour ales. Beginning life as a Belgian-style quadrupel, Sour’ire de Mortagne transforms into something like a strong Flanders brown ale from extended aging and souring in wine barrels.
Alvinne Cuvee d’Erpigny – 12% abv
Strong golden sour ale aged in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. I don’t know what else you want me to say.
OEC Double Barrel Phantasma – 9.5% abv
Ordinem Eccentrici Coctores (literally, the “Order of Eccentric Boilers”) is the onsite brewing arm of B. United Imports. After seeing what Alvinne does, they turned to those Belgian wackos and said “hold my strong dark sour ale aged in Zinfandel, Whiskey/Pinot Noir & Pedro Ximenez Sherry barrels for 1 year and then double matured in a former Burgundy barrel.”
BFM Cuvee Alex le Rouge – 10.27% abv
Jerome Rebetez excels at making goofy sours and farmhouse ales. So when it came time for him to brew an imperial stout, we knew he was gonna play around a bit. Black pepper, Russian tea, and vanilla beans? A’ight.
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 10th Anniversary – 8% abv
Scotland’s Harviestoun Brewing has been making the cult favorite Ola Dubh, a Scotch barrel-aged dark ale, for ten years now. To celebrate that milestone, they aged Ola Dubh on Highland Park Scotch casks for two straight years, twice as long as normal. This is a special, once-in-a-lifetime keg.
Reservations are required for this event. The $30 fee includes a selection of cheeses paired with three of the beers. Call to snag your spot!