Friday, August 23, 2013

Septemberfest Lite

Take heart, all you who mourned the passing of Marble's Septemberfest: The New Mexico Brewers Guild has revealed plans for a sort of "mini-Spetemberfest" to be held September 21st at Marble Brewery. Don't go in expecting the parking lot free-for-all sample fest that, let's face it, contributed to much of its popularity. Consider this a fest for the more refined craft drinker, or at least for someone who doesn't need to drink till they feel like they have to hold on to something to keep from falling off the earth. The format will be much like the successful IPA Challenge but without the challenge. There will be 12 NM Breweries represented, and you get a tray with a generous sample of beer from each brewery. You then get a pint of the beer you liked best served in a commemorative mug. $15 gets you into the event, which will be held inside the Marble pub, not in the lot. So, as you can see, a much more toned-down kind of event. No word on musical entertainment, but I was thinking of something along the lines of smooth jazz to complement the event. Food trucks will be on hand, and I would expect breweries to be bringing kegs of something special to make the event great. Time and ticket availability TBA, check the guild's and Marble's website soon for more info.

No comments: