Thursday, September 15, 2011

Saturday: Meet French Brewers

When: Saturday, 17 September, 5 pm
Where: The Ginger Man, 11 E. 36th Street
What: pay-as-you-go

After the big Zwanze Day celebrations, why not head over to Manhattan and meet up with brewers from 11 French breweries who will be at the Ginger Man's kick-off event for the first of their International Series during NYC Craft Beer Week. Among those attending are:  Bourganel, Bretagne, Castelain, Jenlain, La Choulette, Mont Blanc, Pietra, and St-Germain/Page 24.

There will be a bottle or draft beer from each brewery attending, some available for the first time ever in New York, as well as bottles from other French breweries. This will be a fantastic introduction to and overview of both the established and new brewing scenes in France, with representation from different regions of the country.

On draft:
- Bretagne Sant Erwann - 7 grain beer (barley, wheat, oats, spelt, millet, buckwheat, rye) from Brittany
- Mont Blanc Rousse - amber ale brewed with glacial water from the Alps
- Castelain Maltesse - strong, golden triple-style ale
- Jenlain Blonde - blonde bière de garde
- Pietra Colomba
- wheat beer from Corsica
- St-Germain Page 24 Bière de Printemps - hoppy farmhouse ale in the style of a bière de mars

In bottles:
- Au Baron Cuvée des Jonquilles - is it a saison?  A bière de garde?  This beer blurs the lines between the 2 styles
- Bourganel Bière de Myrtilles - brewed with bilberries, from the Ardèche region
- La Choulette Framboise - amber bière de garde brewed with raspberry juice
- Theillier La Bavaisienne - earthy, amber bière de garde
- Thiriez Extra - dry-hopped, refreshing, low abv bière de garde 

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