Sunday, July 12, 2009

Beer Tasting Selection For July 09

The beer tasting class this weekend was a great success. Students got a chance to sample nine different beers from around the world. I tried to provide a selection that would represent a wide variety but still fall into three categories of West coast, German and Sour beers. Then ascending from mild to hoppy and sweet to sour. The following is a list of the beers in the order of the tasting.

Duschutes "Summer Ale"

Paulaner "Helles"

Brouwerij Verhaeghe "Duchesse"

Green Flash "West Coast IPA"

Franziskaner "Dunkelweizen"

Lindemans "Kriek"

Paulaner "Dopple bock"

S'Louis "Gueuze"

Anchor Steam "Barley Wine"

It was hard to incorporate the sour beers into the mix because I didn't want to taste all the sours together, I liked the idea of the contrasting flavors between the non-sour with the sour.

Fellow Zymurgeeks Dave and Mark were very helpful and supportive in presenting a couple of the beers and providing some of the technical and historical knowledge. A lot of great brewing information was shared and a couple of the students voiced interest in taking the homebrewing classes in the fall.

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