Monday, March 19, 2012

Oskar Blues Can Can Girls Beer Club

The attendees to the 3rd Can Can Girls Beer Club
Oskar Blues Can Can Girls Beer Club, wow, that's a mouth full hahaha, was on Thursday, March 15 at the Tasty Weasel Taproom in Longmont, Colorado.  This was their third meeting and it showed the inexperience of the ladies running the club.  I had a great time nether the less and they will iron out the kinks in due time.
This meeting was a Belgian beer tasting with 4 4-ounce pours of two Oskar Blues very own beer, from one Avery Brewing beer, Reverend, and one from Funkwerks, Saison.  The two Oskar beers were specialty brews,  Belgian Smidy which is a second running of Ten Fidy Imperial Stout.  Second running means the brewers take the grains from a high gravity beer and reuse them to make a lighter, less alcoholic beer. It was a smooth, slight bitter chocolate cherry malt flavor along with a caramel back note.  This second running beer was only 6% alcohol compared to the normal Ten Fidy at 10.5%.
The next Oskar Blues special was an Abbey Dubbel at 7% alcohol, this was very yummy and we were the first to have a taste this brew. It had a spicy, doughy flavor.  The Saison from Funkwerks had a smooth citrus flavor, very light and refreshing.  The Avery Reverend is an over the top Belgian that is rich in flavor and alcohol.
 I recommend going to the next Can Can Beer Club and I'll see you there.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest at Avery

Here is the Upslope Brewing crew at the event. All are enjoying the ambiance and beer.

Avery 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest

Redstone Meadery has a great beer-Meadage A Trois, a blend I'd Nectar of the Hops, New Belgium's La Folie, and Le Terroir, so good with a sweet/ sour overtones. Very fruity and smooth.

10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest

Ryan, Brian, and Chris having a great time at the Strong Ale Fest at Avery Brewing.

Avery 10th Annual strong Ale Fest

Moylan's Ryan Sullivan's Imperial Stout aged in Heaven Hill Rye whiskey barrels, is smooth with a slight whiskey flavor.

10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest

This is my first beer, the Lost Abbey Cuvée de Tomme, sweet tart with oak tannins, sour cherries, and slight vanilla at 11% so smooth.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Avery Brewing Co 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest

Tonight starts the 10th Annual Strong Ale Fest hosted by Avery Brewing. I will be posting blogs from the event tomorrow with all I drink of interest. This will be my third year and I must say it is one of the best Fest outside of GABF in Denver. If you have tickets, I'll see you there.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Choice City Butcher in Ft Collins

Larry drinking a beer while waiting for our Philly Cheese steak sandwich.

Choice City Butcher in Ft Collins

Having lunch at Choice City but of course beers! Drinking Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge and Kulmbacher Eisbock while we wait for our sandwiches!