2013 Annual Barleywine Brewfest
Friday, May 10th at 6 PM
$70 for 2 variety cases
(bottles not included)
What does Old Guardian, Bigfoot, Blithering Idiot or Horn Dog mean to you? If you said they are all commercial Barleywines then you should join us on May 10th. Even if you didn't know, and you enjoy great beer as strong in flavor and alcohol as you can get, you should be here also. Once a year, we bring out the big guns for the strongest of ales! We include several different recipes for this Brewfest including our Trappist, California, English and Wheatwine versions. These beers are reserved for the hardiest of tastes as they come in at 11% ABV, need 3 weeks to ferment and require patient cellar aging. By December, you'll be enjoying these full bodied brews and will be wishing you made more. If you can wait a year to try them, you'll think you died and went to heaven, or perhaps a place where the old guardian is acting like a blithering idiot while tracking bigfoot with his horn dog. No prior brewing experience necessary.
Split a Batch of Imperial Red Ale or Imperial Force IPA
Wednesday, May 29nd at 6 PM
1 case for $30
(bottles not included)
Choose either one of these rich, full bodied, flavorful brews and assist in brewing a batch on this night.
Maybe you only have room for a case in your fridge or maybe you want just a few of these heftier brews. Either way, this option is for you.
Imperial Red Ale: This new recipe has shot to the top of the charts! Rich malt flavor, full body, nice amber color and balanced hoppiness combine to give this one the highly deserved Imperial stamp.
Imperial Force IPA: This is a "Back to Brew School Brewfest" creation which made the grade to our recipe book. Heavy malt as well as a citrusy hop flavor and aroma are the force behind this high-end India Pale Ale.
Whole Hop Hopfest
Wednesday, June 5th at 6 PM
2 variety cases for $60
(Bottles not included)
We'll bring in whole leaf hops (leaf Hops are the natural "cones" that are removed from the plants, dried and pressed into bales) and brew 6 favorite recipes that will feature an abundance of hop character. You'll experience a burst of hop flavors and aromas that are unique to whole hops in these recipes: Flagship IPA, Fat Tyre, Jolly Roger IPA, Majestic Pale Ale, Sierra Madra Pale Ale and Frank Jones IPA.
No brewing experience necessary. We'll show you how to brew the easy way with great professional results.
Snacks and refreshments provided. Experience some whole hop tea...a true hop lover"s beverage.