I’ve been out of service, out-of-town camping on this epic beach located on the most Northern part of the Olympic Peninsula. This weekend, I went on my first backpacking trip. We swam in the Pacific Ocean, sat by a bonfire on a beach, watched sea lions play and learned that beer is a precious commodity. We opted to bring cans of 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA and Oskar Blues’ Scotch Ale. Damn good beers, especially after being chilled in the cold creek. But we are back to civilization and I have the remainder of your week in beer.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Full Sail Pint Night: Hood River, Oregon
5:00PM-9:00PM @ Full Sail Brewing Co.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
BELL’S ON: Louisville, Kentucky
12:00PM-12:00AM @ Louisville Beer Store
The Bell’s Brewery beer menu includes (its incredible):
* Batch 9000 (Imperial Stout)
* Bourbon Barrel Hell Hath No Fury
* Rye Stout
* Expedition Stout (firkin)
* Two Hearted Ale
* Oarsman Ale (Berliner Weisse)
* Sparkling Ale (Belgian Strong)
* Poolside Cherry Wheat
* Lager of the Lakes
* Amber Ale
* Consecrator Doppelbock
*2oz samples, beer flights, and full size pours (10oz, 12oz, 16oz.) will be available. Select beers will be available for growler fills.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Oskar Blues Tasting: Post Falls, Idaho
5:00PM- 6:30PM @ Enotea, Fine Wine and Beer
Oskar Blues is brewed out of Colorado and comes in cans only (ideal for backpacking!). This brewery makes a range of beers including a double IPA and an Imperial Stout. Stop by Enotea for an informative session on this environmentally conscience brewery. A fun fact: Lightweight cans enable Oskar Blues to reduce its fuel costs and carbon footprint for shipped beer by 35%.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
POP! Fest, Beer and Popcorn: Warrenville, Illinois
1:00PM-5:00PM @ Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
This sounds interesting- Beer and Gourmet Popcorn pairings with beers from Chicagoland Rock Bottom locations, Goose Island, Flossmoor Station, Gordon Biersch, and Metropolitan Brewing Co. This event costs $15.00.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Victory World Cup Final Event: Queens, New York
2:00PM – 6:00PM @ Sunswick 35/35
Ok, so the USA isnt in the finals, its still a damn exciting event. Come watch the World Cup Final w/8 selections from Victory Brewing Company. The lineup will be announced sometime this week.
Sorry for the short week, but it was nice to get away and be disconnected from all that is life. The camping trip brought up an interesting article idea: what beers are best for backpacking? You want a can, you want strength, but you want something that will be refreshing and taste good when its not chilled. More on that later. But as always, if you have any thoughts, comments, questions about an event, canned beer and camping or anything beer related, leave a comment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!