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Friday, June 6, 2014

New Beer Friday, Event at Perrin Edition (June 6)

By Steve Siciliano

If you’re interested in the historical aspects of brewing you’ll want to be at Perrin Brewing Company next Wednesday, June 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to hear author and noted beer historian Ron Pattinson talk about vintage beers.

Ron has been a busy guy lately. After giving presentations this week and next in Southern California, Toronto and Chicago, he's heading in coming days to the American Homebrewers Conference in Grand Rapids for more presentations and book signings. Ron graciously agreed to take time out of his busy schedule for the Perrin appearance.

Ron is a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and the author of a blog called Shut Up about Barclay Perkins. What’s the meaning behind the blog’s rather incongruous title? Ron said that his children once told him to shut up when he wouldn’t stop talking about the historical British brewery. He has written a number of European beer and pub guides and his latest book is The Homebrewer’s Guide to Vintage Beer.

Barb and I will be bringing Ron and fellow author and good friend Stan Hieronymus (Brew like a Monk, Brewing with Wheat, For the Love of Hops) to the store Wednesday before heading out to Perrin. Books from both authors will be available for purchase Wednesday evening at discounted prices. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

New and Returning Beer

  • Green Flash Road Warrior Imperial IPA, $3.59/12oz, $9.99/22oz - "Our imperial rye IPA is brewed in the name of our road warriors - the sales team that tirelessly hit the streets, traveling from town to town and pub to pub sharing the Green Flash experience. Road Warrior charge full flavor forward. Columbus and Mosaic hops, rich crystal and spicy rye malts pave the way for Mosaic and Amarillo dry hopping to boldly shine through in the finish" (source).
  • Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA, $5.29/12oz - "Founders most complex, most innovative, most feared and yet most revered ale produced. Massive in complexity the huge malt character balances the insane amount of alpha’s used to create this monster. More IBU’s than any brewery has documented, more than you would believe and dry-hopped for twenty-six days straight with a combination of 10 hop varieties. Dangerously drinkable and deliciously evil. We dare you to dance with the Devil. 112 IBUs" (source).
  • Oddside Ales Lolly Catcher, $1.99/12oz - "The beer formerly known as Banana Hammock" (source). A German-style hefeweizen.
  • Pilsner Urquel - 16oz can, $2.09/16oz - "It is called the "model of meter" among beers. All other pilsners are a better or worse attempt to copy the original - the first ever Pilsner Urquell. Its unparalleled exceptionality is guaranteed by the same recipe dating from 1842" (source).
  • Victory Mad Kings, $5.39/22oz - "High powered with all German malts and the subtle, spicy complexity of our special yeast, Mad King's Weiss offers a quenching quality that can't be beat" (source).
  • Stone Russian Imperial Stout, $8.69/22oz - "Intensely aromatic (notes of anise, black currants, coffee, roastiness and alcohol) and heavy on the palate...expect this mysterious brew to pour like used motor oil and taste even heavier" (source).

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