Wednesday, May 1, 2013

ABQ Beer Week Home Stretch Thursday

Come on now, you've only got two more days of Beer Week to train for Saturday's Blues and Brews extravaganza! Maybe start things off at 4 by going to Kelly's Brewpub, where the brewers will be giving free tours as well as samples of their new Double IPA, The Forgotten Brewer.

If you missed out on the Odell Amuste at Sister, you can head up to Horse and Angel and try it on tap there beginning at 5.

Two Fools will have La Cumbre's Project Dank series IPA on tap, also beginning at 5.

Sister will be tapping 2013 Old Guardian Oak-Aged Barleywine, 2013 Espresso Imperial Russian Stout, and Stone Cali-Belgique IPA at 5. Lots happening right at 5 pm. Hope you don't work late.

You sweet-toothed beer lovers should head to Billy's Long Bar for the tapping of Boulder Beer's Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Ale.

Marble's Westside Taproom will have 3 casks for sampling and pint purchase: the 505-Five collaboration, IPA, and Oatmeal Stout beginning at 3 pm.

Both O'Niell's locations are doing tastings. Nob Hill hosts New Belgium, with Hoppy Bock available for pint purchase and free tastings of La Folie (nice!) Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Lager, and Fat Tire. Goes from 5-7. Juan Tabo location has both Left Hand and Oskar Blues, with a Left Hand Beer Week Sauce keg (naturally) and free tastings of Good Juju, Polestar Pilsner, and Blackjack Porter. Oskar Blues sends a Mama's Yella Pills keg for sale, and for free tastings: Old Chub Scottish Ale, Ten Fidy Imperial Stout, and G'Knight Imperial Red. Also from 5-7.

Finally, if you are in a beer group, you are probably going to the Beer Groups Meet and Greet at Marble, right? ABQ Craft Drinkers Group, New Mexico Dark Side Brew Crew, Babes in Brewland and Worthogs Homebrew Club are some of the social people who would like to recruit your into their cults. Or just enjoy talking to you about beer, I'm still unclear on how these things work. Sounds like a nice way to meet people who are into beer, plus it falls on a night when Marble does a free brewery tour. The event goes from 6 to 7:30. Maybe after the tour, you can officially join one of the groups. Be prepared for 9 weeks of hazing.

2 comments:

shunt stout said...

I have no where to post this but I think it is beer week worthy so don't get mad at me beer geek! Here at Kellys Juan Tabo I just got another special order in and it includes a lot of crazy sours!! such as:
Hanssens:
Oude Gueuze
Experimental Raspberry Lambic
Experimental Cassis Lambic
Scarenbecca Kriek
Birra Baladin:
Wayan Sour Saison 2010 edition.
Cuvee Freddy (a flemish sour ale aged in Belgian Whiskey, Pinot Noir, and Gin barrels!!
Along with a lot of other crazy stuff so come check it out and have your own beer week at home!
Cheers!
Kevin

ABQbeergeek said...

You are always welcome to promote whatever beers you want on this site, Kevin.