Monday, September 8, 2008

Drinking for a Cause

...not that we need a reason!

Sierra Nevada and JC's New York Pizza Dept. present the Sierra Nevada Hopfest on Friday, Sept. 19 from 5-9 pm.

The event will be held in the parking lot just east of JC's NYPD, located at 215 Central (N. side of Central between 2nd and 3rd). Tickets are $25.00 and may be purchased at JC's. The 25 bucks gets you samples from 15 different breweries and a keepsake 3 oz. glass to drink them from. The best part is that all proceeds go to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. You should buy two tickets just for that reason!

Sierra, of course, will be a major presence at the fest, pouring their Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Anniversary Ale, Harvest Ale (I imagine it is the upcoming Autumn one and not the Southern Hemisphere out earlier this year), and for the first time in Albuquerque, Double DeBOCKel! This is a 9.4% monster of a doppelbock, but don't let the style scare you away- this beer has great drinkability without the thick sweetness that can be hard to get through, especially while the weather is still warm. Heck, I drank one of these while sitting outside in Atlanta, of all places, in August!

New Belgium, Pyramid, Steamworks, and Full Sail, among others, will be pouring their beers at the event. There will also be a table devoted to Belgian beers.

This event is labeled as "1st Annual", so let's go out there and make sure that it is successful enough to become an annual happening. This town has the fan base to support great craft beer events and we have a major player recognizing it. Remember, Denver put on a nice little beer fest 25 years ago...is that thing still around?

See you at the Hopfest!

1 comment:

marcus said...

Will this mean you are going to join? Get out of your house? WOW!!!!!