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Monday, July 30, 2012

Beer Events for August!


Virginia is for lovers... BEER lovers that is. Virginia kicks off its Craft Beer Month this Wednesday. Celebrate with Blue Mountain Brewery's "Steal a Glass" night. Pay five bucks for a beer and keep the pint glass. Or you can go to Wild Wolf Brewing Company for their new beer release, the Wit Wolf and Ginger Lager. Both events are Wednesday, August 1st.

If you are looking for something a bit more verbose, join the Devils Backbone Brewing Company on August 9th for their Farm to Table Dinner. It's described as:

A four course dinner featuring fruits, vegetables, and beef produced by Saunders Brothers in Piney River including Gala apples, Asian pears, ribeye steaks, green beans, tomatoes, peaches, and sweet corn. All farm products for the dinner have traveled only 15 miles to the restaurant.

You can book tickets at the Devils Backbone website HERE.

Can't make it to the Farm to Table Dinner? Well at least mark your calendars for the August 25th Craft Brewers Fest, located at the Devils Backbone concert grounds. To learn more about this event, please visit the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest website

Speaking of craft beer week - it may have already started, but you still have time to join St. Louis Craft Beer Week. Their calendar of events page is filled with things to do all week long. If it were up to me (which it isn't, since I don't live in St. Louis), I would check out Bigelo's Bistro "Sharing and Pairing" event. According to the St. Louis beer week website:

Sharing and Pairing Beer Dinner - Bigelo’s Bistro – 6PM
Price – $20 – Reservations are required (618) 655-1471
This is a four course beer dinner, with a twist. All of the beers will be provided by you! Mark at Bigelos has put together four courses and asks that you bring four beers that you think pair best with the meal. This is a great way to share and pair. Here’s the menu:
1st – Huitlacoche tamale w/ poblano creme
2nd – Pale ale and cheddar polenta fries w/ house bbq sauce
3rd – Korean bbq short rib tacos w/ sriracha slaw
4th – White chocolate bread pudding w/ carmel sauce

PORTLAND BEER NEWS highlights on my favorite neighborhood breweries - Breakside Brewery here in Portland, Oregon. As Emily Engdahl of #PDXBeerGeeks says:
One needn’t look further than the desk in the existing brewery, where a silver medal from the 2011 Great American Beer Festival resides happily amongst brew notes for a clear indicator of Breakside's trajectory. The silver (and a newly won bronze medal from the 2012 World Beer Cup) for Breakside's Dry Irish Stout have also recently been added to the brewery's accolades.
Read the full article HERE


Congratulations to Almanac Beer CompanyPacific Brewing LaboratoryPizza Orgasmica & Brewing CompanyShmaltz Brewing Company, and Triple Voodoo Brewing for becoming the newest members of San Francisco's Brewers Guild. Although one would think Scmaltz already knew it was a Chosen One...

That's all for now - but really there is so much more out there. So get out there, enjoy the summer time, and go drink a beer that matches your mood!

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