A beer pairing dinner at BJ’s, bacon, craft beer and homebrew this weekend, Moo and fire whales and a whole lot more On Tap This Week.
Monday 11/7 – BJ’s restaurant and Brewhouse is hosting a beer pairing dinner on Monday night at 7pm. This dinner is all about Barrel-Aged beers. You can get tickets online at their website. Here’s what they will be pouring:
Woodchuck Private Reserve Barrel-Aged Hard Cider, Special Reserve Rum Barrel Piraat, BJ’s Annual Release Grand Cru, Gulden Draak Brewmasters Reserve, Silly Burgundy Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale and Abita Bourbon Street Chocolate Stout or BJ’s Bourbon Barrel Stout.
Wednesday 11/9 – The weekly Steal the Glass event over at Eureka Burger starts at 6pm. No word yet on the featured beer.
Saturday 11/12 – The Bacon and Craft Beer Festival is this Saturday at The Park at Riverwalk from 1pm – 5pm (VIP tickets get you in at 12pm). Get your tickets now at any Lengthwise location or at Eventbrite.com. New to this year’s event will be a homebrew tent featuring twelve local home brewers pouring 14 – 15 beers. The styles featured will include: IPA, Sour, Amber, Pumpkin Ale, Stout, Cascadian Dark Ale and others. Some of the homebrewers involved are: John Agee (Mash-Time Podcast), Stuart Hoetker (Mash-Time Podcast), Tracy Burns-Lusich (Best of Show at KC Fair, and Winner of the Temblor Home Brew Competition), Craig Zubris (The Local Mash Blog), Andrew Johnson, Matt Hodges and others.
Saturday 11/12 – TK Pizza in Tehachapi is hosting Cheers to Charity Home Brew Edition a home brew tasting event this weekend. You can get your tickets at Eventbrite.com or at the door. The event goes from 2pm – 6pm.
For Your Ears
Here’s a link to episode 14, the second half of the Mash Time – A Brewing Podcast and IPA Today Podcast collaboration. Thanks to both podcasts for giving me a shout out and thanks to John of Mash Time for telling the whole world my last name. Now I can’t leave the house without someone wanting me to record a voice mail message for them or having me pose for a photo. I guess it was inevitable…
Mash Time – A Brewing Podcast is recording episode 8 today featuring local home brewer Andrew Johnson. The link should be up tonight or early this week.
Short and Sweet (or Sour)
Moo Creamery’s new tap system got delayed a bit due to a faulty Flux Capacitor. They are now shooting for Monday or Tuesday of this week to have the new system up and running as long as everything goes as planned and they are able to achieve 1.21 gigawatts. Expect an amazing tap list complete with “Fire Whales” when they do get it going (more to come on this). Follow me on Instagram for the lineup.
Flight’s and Bites, Moo Creamery’s extremely well executed beer and food pairing weekly events will be on hiatus until January. The restaurant’s popular catering wing will be in full swing for the holidays requiring the crews focus.
A reminder that BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse has to-go beers available at the restaurant in six packs of 12 oz. cans. I originally reported this in my July 31 blog post. Thanks to Tracy Burns-Lusich for the heads up and a photo of their new beer fridge posted to Facebook. The current selection is their Blond Kolsch style, Hopestorm IPA and Jeremiah Red.
Walter Craft Beer Salt is making an infused salt using Local Craft Beer Coffee Stout! Best described by Walter as “a chocolate roasted espresso snowman”. I haven’t had a chance to try their salts yet but I’ve heard good things and this certainly sounds like a good place to start.
Save Mart has New Belgium’s new collaboration brew with Ben and Jerry’s called Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale available in six packs of 12 oz. bottles.
Founders Backwoods Bastard Ale aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels is available at Wine Me Up! in 12 oz. bottles for a limited time.
Imbibe Wine and Spirits recently tapped Maine Beer Company’s Peeper Ale American Pale Ale and as usual they have a great tap list and one of the best bottle selections in town.
Rush Day 2016 is coming. Tioga Sequoia will be holding this year’s coffee beer celebration on 12/17/16. They recently procured 660 lbs. of maple syrup specifically for the event. Either that or they’re adding pancakes to the menu…
The Citra DIPA bottle release at KRBC is sold out but you can still get it on tap at the brewery starting November 11th. For those that got a ticket for one of the release windows don’t forget to double check which window you got and don’t forget to pick up your beer! Release windows are: Friday November 11 to Sunday November 13, Monday November 14 to Thursday November 17 and Friday November 18 to Sunday November 20.
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.