Where: Wunderbar Hofbrauhaus (8120 101 street)
This Month - January 2012
When: January 31 , 2012 @ 7:30pm
Guest: Wild Rose Brewing (Calgary, AB)
As some of you attentive beer geeks may have already heard, Wild Rose
is preparing a new seasonal beer. They're getting set to release a Belgian style Dubbel. A dubbel is generally a stronger brown-ish coloured ale with a full-bodied, dark-fruit character with some spice. This style of beer is generally regared as a tricky one to brew. As Wild Rose is making this beer thier new seasonal means they are growing and are showing they have confidence in their brewing team.
The Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous will be hosting the Northern Alberta sales rep for Wild Rose. He'll be armed with all the details of this beer, and of course the other styles in the Wild Rose line-up following a crash course with their brewing team. Let's see if we can put him on the spot!
Wild Rose will be bringing along a special keg of this new Dubbel for our eager palates. Can't wait to sample this one!
The new Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous coasters (our very first merchandise!) will handed out during the event as well.
Special Event - CRAFT Beer Market bus trip
When: 4 February 2012
The Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous is working with the Edmonton Homebrewers Guild to setup a charter bus trip to
Calgary to visit the new-ish CRAFT Beer Market
. This joint is located in the heart of Calgary and boasts a tap line-up of over 100 different beers! They claim to have the largest selection of draught beer in Canada. This does sound impressive and exciting. Reports from patrons have been positive, so this trip sounds like a great time!
The plan is for everyone on the charter bus to pitch-in for the transport costs - estimated with a full bus to be about $40/person. That's cheaper than the cost of fuel! We're going to meet in the parking lot of Alley Kat Brewing the morning of 4 February 2012, board the charter, be driven to the CRAFT Beer Market in Calgary, have about 6 hours of sampling beer, and be driven back to Edmonton on the charter bus that evening. Pretty simple plan, but the prospect of having over 100 taps to choose from makes this trip sound fantastic!
In order to get your seat on the charter bus, here's what you have to do: email me with some contact info (firstname.lastname@example.org). From there we'll do the leg work and get you an exact total for transport costs, and an offical itinerary. We ask that you make up your mind and let us know you're coming by 23 January 2012.
This trip is going to be lots of fun! Also, feel free to contact me with any other questions you might have.