From the official announcement:
Local and regional brewers will offer their wares for a night of tasting, sampling more than 50 different beers in 10 different styles from pale ales to stout to hard ciders. Each attendee will receive a free Yazoo glass to take home plus a pint of beer to enjoy at the event. In addition, a silent auction will provide opportunities to win a “Beer for a Year” package among other great packages.
Science center educators will provide exciting, hands-on activities demonstrating the science behind the oldest beverage known to man. Live demonstrations include experimenting with molecular gastronomy to make liquid nitrogen beer ice cream, optical illusions, fun with beer cans and a BYOB (Bring Your Own Brain) Olympics featuring various challenges. Competitors in the BYOB Olympics will vie for a Homebrewer’s Kit at the end of the night.
The evening's festivities will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 10. Tickets are $30 each, or a “six pack” of tickets for $150, and must be purchased by 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20. There will be food for purchase available from Subway and Swanky’s Tacos to soak up the lager and power your brain. The event is, of course, 21+ and all proceeds benefit the Adventure Science Center. For more info or to order our tickets, visit their website at www.adventuresci.com.
In other tasting news, Grand Cru on Murphy Road is hosting two opportunities to get your drink on this weekend. Tonight, Dec. 16, from 5 until 6:30 p.m., they'll be offering some sparklers and appetizers from Miel for your pleasure while you shop for that almost last-minute gift. They'll be pouring Poema Rose Cava, Bailly Lapierre Cremant de Bourgogne Chardonnay and Aubry Champagne Brut, so come prepared to have your nose tickled.
The next day, Saturday, Dec. 17, from 3 until 4:30 p.m., Grand Cru will be tasting Destineau Sauvignon Blanc and Destineau Pinot Noir by Joseph Mellot As a special treat they will be pouring three great Italian beers:
Baladin Nora Ale $14.99
Baladin Noel Christmas Beer $14.99
Super Baladin $14.99
Normally these beers sell for $19.99, so go get a bargain. More info on the brews:
The search for the world's most unique beers has brought us to Piozzo, right outside of Torino, Italy. In this village of 1,000 inhabitants, directly across from the town hall, lies Le Baladin, an extremely unusual brewpub and microbrewery. "Baladin" is a French term referring to a "traveling minstrel." The owner, Teo Musso, thought that this would be a fitting name for his brewery as the townspeople are known for moving around, especially between Italy and France. Once you meet Teo, you will agree he has chosen the perfect name for his place.
Until next week, hey hey hey!