Monday 8/22 – Bootleggers Craft Pub and Eatery will be hosting its weekly Steal the Pint and Craft Beer Bingo. They start pouring at 6pm. This week features Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion Rev. 002 and Nitro DBA.
Wednesday 8/24 – Moo Creamery brings us their weekly Flights and Bites event. The pairing starts at 2 and goes until 9pm. The beers for this week’s event have not been released yet.
Wednesday 8/24 – The weekly Steal the Glass event over at Eureka Burger starts at 6pm. No word yet on the featured beer.
Thursday 8/25 – Cold Brew on a Hot August Night will feature Dionysus Brewing Company’s head brewer and co-owner, Kyle Pittser talking about the brewing process and everything Dionysus at Craft Tap House. The event, which starts at 6pm, benefits CASA of Kern County. Tickets can be purchased at the CASA website. Dio’s beers will be on tap for your drinking pleasure.
Friday 8/26 – Start your weekend off with a trip up the mountain to Tehachapi. TK Pizza & Pasta is hosting a tap take over and steal the glass featuring Mission Brewery from 4pm to close. They will have swag giveaways, a bunch of Mission beers on tap and adult hard root beer floats.
Saturday 8/27 – Lil’ Miss Blackberry American Sour Ale aged in French oak barrels release party happens this Saturday at Dionysus Brewing Company. Olympus Barrel Society members can pick up their bottle allocations and everyone can get the new sour on tap until it’s gone. The event runs from 9am – 9pm.
Short and Sweet (or Sour)
Save Mart on Hageman road has bottles of Alpine Beer Company’s Rye’der on the Storm a Rye Porter with vanilla. These bottles are limited so get there soon. Also available at Savemart: Drakes Brewing Company War Pigeon DIPA, Stone Brewing Company Ruinten TIPA and Still Unapologetic IPA witch is a collaboration brew by Stone, Beachwood Brewing Company and Heretic Brewing Company.
Another new local beer podcast started this month. IPA Today Podcast has four episodes in the books and the latest features an interview with Temblor Brewing Company’s brewmaster, Mike Lahti. Their tag line is, “Critiquing Beers and Wasting Time”. Head over to their website and give them a listen.
Leading up to Dionysus’ Lil’ Miss bottle release party, they are tapping three new sours. On Wednesday they’ll tap Barrel-aged Milk the Funk #2, on Thursday going on tap is Stone fruit Funkadelic and on Friday, the day before the big release party, expect to see Peach on Through on tap. Dio is dubbing this Sour Power Week!
Moo Creamery’s side by side blind tasting of Honey Wagon Brewing Company’s The Citra is Real DIPA and Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company’s General Sherman TDH IPA with Citra is over and the results are in. It was close; only 5 votes separated these two exceptional brews. Congratulations to Tioga’s Gen. Sherman which came out on top. We are very lucky to have some great local breweries putting out so many delicious beers.
Imbibe Wine and Spirits has a couple new notable bottles that they posted about on their Instagram this weekend: Rogue Ales Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout and a collaboration sour by Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales and Monkish Brewing Company called Curcurbitophobia.
There’s a new burger joint opening up in the North West at the end of this month. Flame Burger is planning to open to the public on the corner of Hageman and Calloway in the old Juicy Burger spot on August 30th. Their focus is of course on hand crafted ½ lb. burgers and they plan to have a 24 handle tap list. One burger teased on their Facebook page is the Blueberry Burger! Some of the beers they will have on opening day are: Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion 002, Tioga-Sequoia Mt. Whitney XPA, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, Speakeasy Prohibition Ale and an unnamed beer by Honey Wagon…
I’m sure there is plenty more to talk about that I missed. Comment below or send me a message if you have something that needs to be included next week or have a beer related event you want to promote.