January 18th 2009 is another beer tasting!!
The other night Studio 35 (studio35.com) had a special event. A beer tasting followed by the movie "A Christmas Story." Easily one of the best events ever hosted there. It was full and the crowd was rowdier than a bunch of students getting ready for the Michigan/OSU game. The theme was winter brews; the master of ceremonies was Columbus Brewing Company's master brewer. He walked us through the carefully selected
series of 11 tastes. Here's the list of brews. Most are available at Weiland's or Palmers (this is Dave's Beer after all).
The beers we tasted:
Dupont Avec les Bon Voeux (Belgium, good)
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome (England, didn't taste)
Bell's Winter White (MI, didn't taste, wheat)
Harpoon Winter Warmer (Boston, really good, all Harpoon is)
Flying Dog K-9 Cruiser (MD, don't remember)
New Holland Cabin Fever (MI, brown ale, really, really good)
Avery Old Jubilation (CO, hint of hazelnuts, great!)
Scaldis Noel (Belgium, strong, I think it was good)
Troegs Mad Elf (PA, we didn't like it)
Southern Tier Choklat (NY, yum, I think our favorite)
Founders Breakfast Stout, (MI, we never made it to this)