Friday, January 3, 2014

Sunday Beer School, Jan 12th - I Can Barley Contain my Excitment

That's right; this beer school is all about barley wines. Do you know how hard it is to find different barley wines in BC? Luckily these are all imports. Due to the high ABV of these brews, we shall only be sampling four beers.

Email in early to reserve your spot,Sunday, January 12th, 7:30ish at Clive's Classic Lounge in the Chateau Victoria. The beers in no particular order:
1. Class of 88 - Deschutes,Rogue and North Coast -10.2%ABV
2. Alaskan Barley Wine 2011 - Alaskan Brewing 10.7%ABV
3. Tribute 2012 - Renaissance Brewing (NZ) - 11.8% ABV (yah.. right..)
4. Hog Heaven - Avery Brewing 9.2% ABV - a dry hopped one with 104IBUs

As always you are there to learn. There will be history, glassware lessons, food pairing suggestions, a cheese plate to nibble on and prizes. The same format as always: bring a pen, your palate and $20. Email me or leave a comment to reserve your spot. There will be only 20 spots for this event. Do not delay as these schools fill up quickly. The last school filled in under three hours.
There will be only two more beer schools this season, and possibly forever. One will feature my beer hoarding and a school five years in the making! All good things must come to an end.

Please forward this to any other craft beer loving friends who might like to attend. As always plan for a safe trip home. You might also want to call in sick Monday morning.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again,
Ian

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