If you're the more refined type, or just prefer a little a/c when it's infernally hot outside, consider dropping in to Amerigo on West End for a beer tasting of Gems from the Old World this Monday, Aug. 1 from 6-8 p.m. Here's the official invite for this event which sounds like a real bargain:
Next week, Amerigo takes a trip to the Old World with a selection of lesser-known breweries and styles of beer. We begin with the Fraoch Heather Ale, one of the oldest brewed beers in the world. Brewed in Scotland since 2000 B.C., this light amber ale has full malt character and a dry wine-like finish.
Next, we feature the Red MacGregor from the Orkney Brewery, arguably the best brewery in Scotland. This delicate beer is floral and fruity with juicy malt character and a spicy hop finish. Our third beer is the Tilburg's Dutch Brown Ale, a Belgium version of the English Brown Ale brewed in the Netherlands.
We finish with two beers from the Meantime Brewery in London: Meantime Scotch Ale and London Porter; Amerigo is especially proud to feature the Scotch ale, as there are only 2,000 bottles available for distribution in the U.S.! The Scotch ale is a style of beer brewed at lower temperatures to develop a roasty malt flavor. The medium-bodied London Porter will make for a nice finish to this Old World style tasting! Beers will be paired with Chef Hrant's appetizers, all for just $15 per person.
B is also for Baseball and Nashville RBI's sixth annual Baselines and Grapevines fundraiser being held this Tuesday Aug. 2, from 6:30-9 p.m. The event will be hosted by Sambuca restaurant in The Gulch. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy an assortment of wines from around the world accompanied by hors d’oevures, live music and silent and live auction items. Auction items include autographed sports memorabilia and gifts from Nashville businesses.
Admission to the event is $75, the cost to cover uniforms and equipment for a child’s entire season in the Nashville RBI program.
From Nashville RBI's website:
Nashville RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) uses baseball and softball and the power of teams to provide inner-city youth with opportunities to play, to learn and to grow, inspiring them to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Nashville RBI started in 1996 with a grant from Major League Baseball. The Nashville chapter now involves more than 1,000 boys and girls ages 5 to 18, and is designed to promote youth interest in baseball and softball, promote greater inclusion of minorities into the mainstream of the games, increase the self-esteem of disadvantaged children, and encourage academic participation and achievement.
Food and wine and you get to help out little kids who want to play baseball. It's a home run!
This weekend you have an opportunity to taste some of Bean's Creek's varietals while listening to a free concert from Tim Bogle (another B!) Saturday, July 30, from 6 to 9 p.m., when hopefully the sun's brutal rays will have softened a little bit. Stretch out on the winery lawn right off I-24 at Exit 111, buy a bottle or two of wine and enjoy a picnic while you listen to the acoustic stylings of Mr. Bogle.
Until next week, stay cool!