If you missed the news over the past two days here a few things
Ardent Craft Ales has signed a distribution agreement with Brown Distributing. Last I heard they were still slating to opening the taproom late May.
Triple Crossing Brewing has set April 11th as their opening date. However, they will not be doing growlers fills until April 15th.
They are located at 113 S. Foushee St Richmond, Virginia 23220.
- 2 Apr 2014 17:00 – 17:00
RARE De Cam Oude Lambiek – 43 Hours of Bitter Next Week!! – Beer Education Wednesday at The Birch Bar #Norfolk
THIS WEEK’S EDUCATION
De Cam Oude Lambiek
SOLD OUT for 2013!
Belgian Family Owned
Suitable for Cellaring
Barrel Aged/Cask Conditioned
One of Belgium’s most sought after Lambics! Karel Goddeau is the Master Blender at the Geuzestekkerij De Cam in Gooik, the pearl of Payottenland in Flemish Brabant. De Cam occupies a barn on the grounds of a museum of folk life in Gooik in the heart of Lambic country. It is a setting right out of Brueghel. Karel is revered among Lambic lovers as one of the finest blenders working today. Base Lambics come from Girardin, Drie Fonteinen, Boon and Lindemans. The casks come from Pilsner Urquell. Many people have longed to see De Cam’s lambics in the U.S. and we are very proud to be able to finally offer them.
We could wax poetic about the leathery, herbal, citric, woody, vanilla and buttery qualities—but the only way to truly appreciate it is to taste it yourself. The one quality we must emphasize is that this is an OUDE LAMBIEK (old Lambic) NOT Geuze. There is some very light sparkle to the beer but it is not intended to have the high champagne-like carbonation that Geuze aims for. Oude Lambiek is like a fine white wine and its stillness is a mark of this. De Cam’s Oude Lambiek is aged for a minimum 3 years in oak casks and then bottled (altogether 10 years of maturation!). There are only 1500 bottles in the entire United States. When De Cam opened it was the first of its kind in 40 years- a blendery dedicated to helping authentic Lambic beers to survive. Literally, when this product is gone it can never be made again.
A mighty twelve Vanberg & DeWulf beers were named to the 2012 list edited by Chris Schonberger at Complex Media “100 Beers to Try Before You Die.” One among them is DeCam.
We will be pouring this lambic by the glass, it is ordinarily a $50 bottle! An 6oz pour will be $10.
- 2 Apr 2014 18:00 – 20:00
Beer Run Weekly Beer Tasting #CharlottesvilleBreckenridge Taps and
On The Tasting Table
In February of 1990, Richard Squire opened the doors of Breckenridge Brewery, Colorado’s third craft brewery, in charming and historic Breckenridge. In 1992, the Brewery expanded its operations to Denver so that they could share the magic with more folks in Colorado. The Denver facility was the first Colorado brewery to package craft beer in 6-packs and 12-packs. Today, you can find the Breckenridge collection of beers in 32 states.
On The Tasting Table 6 – 8 PM
Avalanche Ale: A blend of pale and caramel malts – and just a kiss of bittering hops – to create a refreshing-but-flavorful, anytime beer. Aromas of pale grains, a semi-sweet middle and a clean-as-Coloradosnow finish. 4.4% abv.
Vanilla Porter: Deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Madagascar grows the perfect ingredient for an extraordinary Porter brewed in Colorado. Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter. An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure. 4.7% abv.
Agave Wheat: Agave complements the refreshingly light quality of Breckenridge wheat and adds a subtle note of flavor that expands this beer’s uplifting taste profile. It is familiar, yet creative. 4.2% abv.
471 Small Batch India Pale Ale: 471 is a double IPA, that combines Pale, Munich, Caramel-30, Carapils and Torrified Wheat malts, with Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe and Fuggles hops. It has a big sweet mouthfeel, followed by more hoppiness than you’ve ever had at one time. 9.2% abv.
- 2 Apr 2014 18:30 – 18:30
World Class Craft Collaboration Beer Dinner at The Bungalow Lakehouse #Sterling
The Bungalow Lakehouse
46116 Lake Center Plaza
Sterling, Virginia 20165