With all the Goose Island fever going around here at Colonial, what better way to end it all that with our biggest tasting of them all. On December 7th, starting at 6pm, we will be opening bottles of Bourbon County Brand Stout, Coffee, and Barleywine going back to at least 2013. While we are keeping the line up close to the chest for a while, I will divulge that we will be opening some special bottles from previous years. Which ones? How old? There is only one way of finding out. This was a very popular event last year, so make sure to keep an eye out for that special Hop on the Bus email. Like last year, you will have to RSVP and pay for your ticket. Space was very limited last year with only 20 spots and it is looking like that will be the case again this year. While this event is still a ways away, but I would like plant the seed early. Stay alert, because a tasting of this caliber only comes once a year.
We did this back in October and it was a lot of fun. So much fun that we decided to do it all over again. December 2nd, starting at 6pm, we will be opening bottles of Sofie and Matilda from this year as well as bottles of Lolita, Juliet, Halia, Madame Rose, and Gillian all from 2015. With wild ales like these, we found that giving them a year to sit and mellow out was the right call, so we’re doing it again. Keep an eye out for an email in which you can RSVP to. This was a fun, relaxed tasting in which we had some fun with some very nice, rather expensive beers. It is a great opportunity to try a $30 bottle of fruit added sour ale without paying the $30 price tag. It does hurt that instead of one, we will be tasting five.
Goose Island has been taking over tap lines all over the place and takes over at the end of the year with Bourbon County. What is probably their least known, or maybe better would be least tried, line up is their collection of Belgian-inspired wild ales. So on October 27th, we will have a tasting to spotlight these beers. We will do ALL of the wild ales. Considering they range from $10-$32, this tasting is a rare opportunity to taste all of these back to back.
We will be opening Sofie, Matilda, Lolita, Halia, Gillian, Juliet, and Madame Rose.
More details to come, so stay tuned. Also, keep an eye out for the Hop on the Bus with more details.