Friday, June 11, 2010

Dear Alibi: Leave the Beer Writing to ME

So hopefully by now you have heard about the big Mountain Rescue Brew Fest Saturday, June 12 at Marble. You may have read the sidebar in the Alibi stating that the event is from 11 am to 3 pm. SIGH. The Alibi should know that if anything should be written about a beer event, it should be written by me! The event actually STARTS at 3 pm, ok? Get there at 11 and the only thing you'll see is me pacing back and forth, awaiting my first beer of the day.
The event features a special beer brewed by Ted Rice, dubbed High Angle Ale. Ted describes it as a Belgo-American Pale Ale, brewed with Belgian, German, and American malts and finished with four different American hop varieties. He describes the beer as spicy with orange character and very drinkable at just over 5%. Both Marble GM Ryan and Mountain Rescue's Jessie Shires also tell me it is quite the easy drinker. Jessie also tells me that in addition to the beer (which sounds perfect for a hot day like tomorrow will be) they will have a raffle with over $3000 worth in prizes, which include: a 3day/2night stay at a Taos Ski Valley cabin; personal training packages; a hot air balloon ride for two; outdoor gear from Outdoor Research, Black Diamond, PMI, and REI; and gift certificates to lots of local businesses. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. Drawing is at 9:45, and you do not need to be present to win. There will also be live music all day, starting at 3pm with the Squash Blossom Boys, followed by:
4pm - Chokecherry Ranch
5pm - Prudy Dimas
6pm - Angie Lucht
7pm - Big Lips and the Skinny
8pm - Big Sad Guy
9pm - Rivet Gang
10pm - 505 Blues Band
You gotta come out and support a great cause, or don't worry about the cause and just come out for some great beer. As long as you buy the High Angle Ale, you are helping Mountain Rescue. Jessie tells me, "Marble is making a donation for every pint of it sold on Saturday, so we'll be encouraging folks to give up their IPAs and Reds for just one day to support the team."
And I'll be there. Reason enough.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great post, as usual (though this time I'm biased, of course!). See you tomorrow for a quaffin' good time.