Mar 22 2010

Emperor Norton Memorial Tasting Society – March 2010 Meeting

This learned group is dedicated to tasting beers that are difficult to obtain in Central Virginia, or have been cellared into rarity.  The majority of these brews will be commercial, but occasionally homebrewed beers will appear if they make sense within, or prove a nice segue between, selections.

The second meeting of the year 2010 will be loosely themed around Belgian beers. Included in the tasting will be two beers from Westvleteren Brewery, which is located inside the Trappist Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren. We will also visit a few sour beers and do some house-keeping in cleaning up a few lingering Winter Warmers. A Pliny the Elder will surface, as well, to keep our taste buds sharp and nimble.

As usual, coherent notes are not expected to arise from these scholarly sessions.

The March 22, 2010 docket includes (but is not limited to):

Big Sky Moose Drool (American Brown)
Three Floyds Brian Boru Old Irish Red (Irish Red)
Westvletern 8 (Dubbel)
Westvletern 12 (Quad)
Herbell Brewing Santamas Special (homebrew)
Russian River Pliny the Elder (Imperial IPA)
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noir (Sour Saison)
Barlow Brewing Stupid Sexy Flanders (Flanders Red) (homebrew)
New England Brewing Imperial Stout Trooper (Russian Imp Stout)
Captain Lawrence Nor’ Easter (Winter Warmer)

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Jan 11 2010

Emperor Norton Memorial Tasting Society

So the New Year begins and so must the business of the, newly named, Emperor Norton Memorial Tasting Society.

This learned group is dedicated to tasting beers that are difficult to obtain in Central Virginia, or have been cellared into rarity.

The first meeting of the year will delve heavily into the works of Boulevard Brewery Company. The next meeting will probably return to one of the Tasting Society’s favorite breweries: Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales.

At this time, coherent notes are not expected to arise from these scholarly sessions.

The January 11, 2010 docket includes (but is not limited to):

Surly Bender (Oatmeal Brown)

Boulevard Saison (Saison)

New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red (Fruit Beer)

Boulevard Saison – Brett (Sour Saison)

Boulevard Long Strange Tripel (Tripel)

Goose Island Matilda (Belgian Strong Pale Ale)

Russian River Damnation (Belgian Strong Pale Ale)

Boulevard Harvest Dance (Wheatwine)

Boulevard The Sixth Glass (Quadrupel)

Surly Darkness (Russian Imperial Stout)

Brooklyn Black Ops 2008 (Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout)

BarlowBrewing’s Homebrewed Drunken Wendigo (Bourbon Barrel American Barleywine)

Three Floyds Behemoth (American Barleywine)

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