Monday, February 25, 2013

Tap Takeover at Proletariat

On Tuesday, 26 February, Proletariat will be featuring all Shelton Brothers drafts plus some bottles. There will be a mix of classics and new beers and we guarantee that all will be delicious!

The list:

  • Baird Red Rose Amber - inspired by steam beers but instead of being a lager fermented at ale temperatures, it's an ale fermented at lower temperatures (Japan)
  • Beer Here Kama Citra - brown ale brewed with British malts and American Citra hops (Denmark)
  • Blaugies Darbyste - a saison brewed with wheat and fermented with fig juice. Named for John Darby, a temperance preacher whose followers enjoyed a "soft drink" made from fig juice (Belgium)
  • De la Senne Zwarte Piet - a dark, 8.2% Belgian ale, formerly known as Equinoxe (Belgium)
  • De Struise Svea - IPA brewed with barley, wheat, oats, and rye. To Sweden with Love (Belgium)
  • Dieu du Ciel! Aphrodite - cocoa and vanilla stout. Called "Aphodisiaque" in Canada but our government says that that name is misleading. Is it? (Québec)
  • Haandbryggeriet Dark Force - imperial double wheat stout? Yes! (Norway)
  • Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial - a brown ale inspired by the Trappist ales of Belgium. Brewed with cacao, cinnamon, and sweet orange peel (Dexter, Michigan)
  • Mahr's Ungespundet - unfiltered lager/kellerbier. An all-time Shelton Brothers favorite (Germany)
  • Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus - round 2 of the yeast series. All of the beers are 6.4% pale ale but fermented with a different yeast strain. This one uses the Lambicus (lambic) strain of Brettanomyces (Denmark)
  • Thiriez Extra - extra hoppy saison brewed with Bramling Cross hops (France)
  • Trou du Diable Schieve Tabarnak - golden ale brewed with rye and Nelson Sauvin hops. A collaboration with Yvan from De la Senne (Québec)

Proletariat is located at 102 St. Mark's Place in Manhattan. They open at 5pm and Joel and I will give a brief talk about the beers around 6pm. Special flights will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tasting at City Swiggers

On Wednesday, 20 February, we'll be sampling some of our beers at City Swiggers on the Upper East Side. If you're not familiar with City Swiggers, it's been a welcome edition to the uptown beer scene for just over a year. Alan and Pamela run a great little shop where you can pick up bottles, get your growler filled, and stay for a pint from one of their 14 taps.

Come by to try beers from Jolly Pumpkin, Mikkeller, 8 Wired, Adnams, Bretagne, De Ranke, Freigeist, plus cider from Henney's.

City Swiggers is located at 320 E. 86th Street. The tasting starts around 5:30pm and runs until 9pm.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

French Disco Party - Brouwerij Lane

On Thursday night, 7 February, Jim "Bocky" Barnes will be spinning the tunes from 7-10 pm while the taps flow with beer from the French Craft Brewers at Brouwerij Lane - 78 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn.

The drafts:

  • Bretagne Celtika - Belgian-style tripel
  • Bourganel Bière aux Marrons - chestnut beer
  • Castelain Maltesse - strong golden ale
  • Mont Blanc La Rousse - amber ale with hibiscus and elderberry
  • St. Germain/Page 24 Brune - roasty brown bière de garde, limited draft-only beer

Enjoy une bière at the bar or grab some growlers to go if Daft Punk is playing at your house.