EBGA - January 2013 Newsletter
Well, here we are, more than a week into a new year; back to work and anxious to work off the excess that the holidays are all to adept at bringing. If you've caught up on your reading, you'll have read many year-in-review blogs and articles - suppose it's a bit late for that, so I'll point you in the direction of some of my favourites.
First is the Beer Guy column found in the locally produced Tomato foodie magazine. Peter Bailey's Happy New Beer
column this issue expresses the joy that comes with introducing quality craft beer to novices. I think this column is aptly timed as we here in Edmonton look forward to another exciting year in the beer community.
Another one to mention is not of Edmonton, or even Alberta, but from a land of promise and abundance - Barley Mowat (yeas it's a pseudonym), took bronze this year for Best Local Beer Blogger/Writer awarded by CAMRA Vancouver. His post Introducing the Beerdies
was a great read; he took note of some impressive West coast goings-on.
Returning to a local figure for the last reading assignment is, of course one of Jason Foster's latest posts - 2012: The Beer That Was
gives a quick recap about what we encountered this year.
I want to thank everyone who has visited and helped form the community around craft beer here in Edmonton this past year and to all the breweries we've held events with, and most particularly, the fellas round Wunderbar!
As for us here with the Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous, we wish everyone the best in the coming year and hope that you enjoy the craft beer with good company for, the search for good beer need not be lonely.
EBGA January 2013 - Hog's Head Brewing Company
As (close-as-makes-no-difference) Edmonton`s newest brewery, Hog`s Head Brewing Company
will be stopping by Wunderbar for an event with the EBGA. It`ll be your chance to meet the faces behind this new venture, get to know them, and enjoy a pint (...or three) of their new-to-market beers.
Hog`s Head beers have been on tap for a while now around Edmonton; one of their first draught offerings was another of our events back in the fall when the lucky few who boarded the Edmonton Radial Railway Society`s street car to partake in a private tasting in the middle of the High Level bridge.
Now, however, you can find Hog`s Head on tap at places like Sugarbowl, Underground, and the like. They`re also starting to retail their beer in 64oz growlers. This serving is generally something done by brewpubs, but it seems a great idea!
Roight, on to the event details:
Guest: Hog`s Head Brewing Company
When: 29 January 2013, 7:30pm