Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Humpday, Beer Week Style.

Let's start the Wednesday of Beer Week off with what is by far the earliest event to ever grace the calendar: a 7 am Kegs and Eggs breakfast at Cazuela's, on the westside near Intel. There are all kinds of Mexican specialties like menudo, desabrada, carne asada, chicharones...that little line on my screen that comes up when it thinks I spelled something wrong is having a field day right now! Seafood dishes that are not normally available at that time will be available, as well as all the Cazuela's beers.

Two Fools hosts a Left Hand Brewing tapping with a keg of Twin Sisters DIPA. Come out and try a glass and talk to a rep from Left Hand about life. Tapping is at 5pm.

Sister invites you to a Beers of The World tasting. Don't worry, it's not a six-pack of beers in a generic box from Cost Plus that some worker just filled with beers that they didn't recognize. Beers from five different European countries will be involved here. The pours include Sunner Kolsch, La Trappe Witte, Gavroche Red Ale, Petrus Aged Pale, and Hobgoblin English Ale. You get to taste 2 oz. pours of each of these, plus a full pour of the beer of your choice. As an added bonus for attending the event, there is promised to be a tapping of a keg that "is the first of its kind in New Mexico". Hmmm. Interesting...

The newly revamped Quarters on Wyoming has the Beer Week spirit with a tasting of Louisiana's Abita beers. According to Quarters, all of the available Abita beers will be sampled, plus you get a free glass and they'll give you some of that Quarters BBQ. There is a $20 fee for the tasting, and it goes from 4 to 7. Show up hungry.

Hungry hungry hippos (it's a 20's term. Look it up.) will abound at Marble during the Food Truck Rumble (4-8pm). Four food trucks combine their dishes with four Marble beers. Surprisingly, there are still some of the $15 tickets available so hurry and grab one. The event is a roaring 30's costumed theme, but please don't show up as one of the depression era poor people.

A rare Mead keg will be tapped at O'Niell's on Juan Tabo as part of the Rogue event. Mead will be available for purchase, but they will be giving free samples of Mocha Porter, Dead Guy Ale, Good Chit Pilsner, and Juniper Pale Ale.

The other O'Niell's in Nob Hill will be doing a Stone tasting, with free samples of IPA, Arrogant Bastard Ale, Cali Belgique IPA, and Sublimely Self Righteous Black IPA. That not enough? How about a Smoked Old Guardian Barleywine keg on tap?!?

Fox and Hound is open on days other than Sundays, you football fanatics. Widmer Brewing gives you a good reason to go The Hound with a special tapping of Kill Devil Brown Ale, a 9.5% ABV Imperial Brown that was aged in Rum Barrels. One of the Brothers Reserve series, this beer won't be around long.5 pm tapping.

1 comment:

corrwin said...

special keg is Delirium Tremens. nice.