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Beer Corner USA News • 5-15-2013

Posted by: Chris | Comments Off on Beer Corner USA News • 5-15-2013

News from our bars at the Beer Corner…
Cheers to American Craft Beer Week!
In honor of American Craft Beer Week, tonight (Wed.) we will be tapping a ultra-rare keg of Class of ’88 Collaborative Barleywine from North Coast Brewing Co in Max and Joe’s. Rogue Nation (Newport, OR) Deschutes Brewery,(Bend, OR) and North Coast Brewing Co. (Fort Bragg, CA). all brewed this same Barelywine to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their openings. Each brewery brewed a batch at their location with the same traditional Bareywine ingredients, same yeast, with the water from each brewery’s location being the only difference.  1988 was apparently a good year to start a craft brewery. Across the country and especially on the West Coast, a number of new breweries opened this same year. Known as the Class of ’88, breweries such as DeschutesRogueNorth CoastGrand TetonBoulevardGreat LakesGoose IslandVermont Brewery & Pub, and Wynkoop are among the most notables to open for business in 1988.
Also to celebrate on Friday at 4pm we will tap two kegs from Summit Brewing Co. The Meridian Session Ale is the first from their new limited release Union Series. The Union Series will focus on brewing with new raw materials and ingredients, exploring the latest malts and hops in the industry. Meridian Session Ale is brewed with Concerto malt, a new rising star in the UK, and Meridian hops, a new hop which was discovered by accident by a grower in Oregon. The results are a distinctive ale with a spicy, floral lemon aroma and clean bitterness. 4.5%  32 IBU’s. We will also tap a Oatmeal Stout Firkin from Summit on our beer engine at 4pm. Rick Serrel, Summit Market Manager will be here around 6pm to answer all your questions.
We will have free tastings the rest of the week in Beertopia. The schedule is as follows….
5/15 Wednesday (today) 4-6pm
From Okoboji Brewing Co. we will pour Midwest Charm, Boji Beach, and Boji Blue5/16 Thursday 4-6pm
Two tasty Belgian fruit beers; Fruli (strawberry), Kasteel Rouge (ale aged on cherries for 6 months) plus a couple more TBD.

5/17 Friday 4-6pm
A Summit tasting w/ Rick from Summit and Adam from Quality Brands pouring Unchained 100% Organic Ale, Union Series Meridian Session Ale, Saga IPA, and Summit Maibock.

5/18 Saturday 1-3pm

Samuel Adams Porch Rocker and a couple more TBD.
We now have servers in the Huber Haus. Enjoy the convenience of ordering from your table. Also, Tuesday has a new special in the Haus. Get any Hacker-Pshorr on tap for just $3.75 ½ liters and $7.25 liters.
The following are volunteer time slots we still need to fill for Polishfest on Saturday, June 8th.  Volunteers receive a 2013 Polishfest Mug and the number of tickets indicated next to each shift. You may pick up your tickets and Mug any time on Saturday to use at the fest, however, please if you sign up, show up.  Email Kandace, our events coordinator atKandace.G@BeerCornerUSA.com if interested. Include your name, phone number and shift preference. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
Noon-2pm (15 tickets)
1 food shift
1 clean-up shift
 2-4pm (15 tickets)
1 wristband/ID shift
1 clean-up shift
4-6pm (15 tickets)
1 food shift
2 clean-up shifts
 6-8pm (20 tickets)
1 ticketing shift
1 merchandise shift
1 wristband/ID shift
2 food shifts
1 clean-up shift
 8-10pm (25 tickets)
    2 food sales shifts
2 clean-up shifts
 10-Midnight (30 tickets)
    2 ticketing shifts
1 merchandise shift
2 food sales shifts
2 clean-up shifts
 Midnight – 1am (15 tickets) 
    2 tear down shifts
 Sunfest tickets on sale now! Stop into Beertopia  or go online to www.BeerCornerUSA.com (etix) to get yours! Saturday,  July 13th join us for a fantastic outdoor Summer beer sampling from 3-8pm. $27 in advance  $32 day of (if available)
New beers on tap this week…
· Lucky Bucket Flip Flop Strawberry Blonde Ale 4.5%
· Upstream Rose of Sharin Saison
· Zipline India Red Ale 7.1%
· Peace Tree Sidekick Kolsch 7.5%
· Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale 7.6%
News from the beer frontlines @ Beertopia!
American Craft Beer Week is proceeding apace with our nightly in-store tastings..Tonight, is Okoboji Brewery from Iowa. Come join us from 4-6!
Otherwise, few new beers have entered the realm, but what did is a BIG deal.
  • Upstream Brewery-special release from the fine folks @ Upstream come 4 Belgian style beers..barreled lovelies, these promise to intrigue the tastebuds of the seasoned seekers of Templeton and Woodford Reserve aged beers, a Tripel, Dubbel and Quad all aged in Templeton, and the Scotch Ale rested in Woodford Reserve. Expect lush candy and oak to rush the senses, lower carbonation is to be expected with these, so DON’T PANIC, they are intended to be as is, and, with the VERY limited release, you don’t want be left empty-handed…late news from the scene, the Tripel is wonderfully carbonated, Rye-tinged sour I would say,very,very good…
  • Wild Onion-SummerWit is here! Don’t lose your wits! Get some! Belgian-inspired 12 OZ cans will be part of your summer plans, the malted wheat, coriander and orange peel is the perfect way to combat those 100 degree days…shoulda had some yesterday, eh?
Sierra Nevada-good news hop-hounds, Southern Hemisphere hits the store on Friday! This has been a customer favorite, so as such I ordered more!! but still, it won’t last long.Crescent Moon Ale House • Huber Haus German Bier Hall • Max & Joe’s Belgian Tavern • Beertopia

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