Lansdale Beer Fest This Saturday!!

Needless to say, I’ll be attending the V.I.P. session of the Lansdale Beer Fest on Saturday, June 25. The VIP session starts at 12:15 and the regular session begins at 1″15.
At the moment, there are over 50 breweries attending and I’m sure they will be pouring some interesting brews. Tickets are still available, so grab them by the end of the day tomorrow.
Hope to see some folks there.

http://lansdalebeerfest.com/

Published in: on June 23, 2011 at 10:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

Philly Beer Week 2011 Has Begun!

Beginning last night, and running through June 12, Philadelphia will be host to Philly Beer Week. A week long exploration of beer throughout the country, and the world, Philadelphia will be host to dozens of breweries and beer-related events.

Most areas of the city are represented, as are a few of the suburban locations. I would recommend visiting the website: http://www.phillybeerweek.org/ and look at the Events, Venues, or Breweries tabs to narrow down the hundreds of choices.

Some of the suburban locations on the list include: Capone’s in East Norriton, Iron Abbey in Willow Grove, Via Marconi in Towamencin and PJ Whelihan’s on Route 202 near Montco.

I personally am looking forward to tasting Deschutes’ Abyss at Capone’s on Wednesday, Russian River Temptation at Via Marconi today and Flying Fish Exit 16 at Capone’s on Thursday. There is an “unofficial” Beer Week Event at the Blue Dog Chalfont on Friday where Founders will have Kaiser Curmudgeon on tap… have to taste that!

All-in-all, it promises to be a pretty exciting week.

Published in: on June 4, 2011 at 1:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

Tales From The Cellar #1 – Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

Unibroue – Chambly, Canada

La Fin Du Monde – 9% ABV – 25.4 oz.

Purchased March 2010.  Enjoyed May 31, 2011.

La Fin Du Monde pours a hazy golden yellow with very little head and aggressive carbonation.

The aroma is a cross between Belgian yeast and lemons and citrus. It has a refreshing, crisp, clean fragrance.

The flavors lean toward the yeast, but it has a bit of the lemons, as well.  There is a slight aftertaste that shows up every few sips.  It’s not offensive, or a deal-breaker, but it’s there in the back ground.

Mouth feel is extremely carbonated, but light.  It’s just barely OK, leaning toward too carbonated.  Let’s call it ‘tolerable’.

Our drinkability is very high, even at a high ABV.  I could enjoy a few glasses of this over the course of a hot summer evening.  Given the age of this bottle, I would like to try it against a fresh bottle.  It might not be worth the time to age, but it’s a great Belgian beer!

Overall – B+

Published in: on June 3, 2011 at 8:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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