Thursday, May 8, 2008

Whats Happening

Hey, I haven't posted in awhile due to a company retreat in the Dominican Republic. While the vacation was awesome, the Caribbean is not the place to go for good beer. Most of the Caribbean is dominated by tasteless macro lagers, each island has its own brands. The DR has Presidente, Brahma, and Bohemia Especial. The only saving grace if you can find it (which I could not this time) is the Guinness Foreign Export Stout. That stuff beats the tar out of the Americanized Guinness.

Not much to much to post about, but I wanted to let everyone know about the Happenings in the area. Some of which I hope to attend.

1) Larry Bell will be visting Rustico in Alexandria on May 13th. Larry Bell is the owner of Bell's Brewing Company. Larry will speak to a 6 course menu created by Rustico Executive Chef Frank Morales and paired Bell's beers. Tickets are a little steep on this at $80 per ticket.

2) Sam Calagione founder of Dogfish Head, will be signing copies of his new book, "He Said Beer, She Said Wine," on Wednesday, May 14, at the Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church, VA.

3) May 13 and 14 Brickskeller welcomes the Lupulin heroes!

featuring five of the countries best of the best craft brewmasters!

Tomme Arthur of San Diego 's Pizza Port and Lost Abbey Breweries

Vinnie Cilurzo of Santa Rosa 's Russian River Brewing Company

Adam Avery of Colorado 's Avery Brewing Company

Rob Tob from Maine 's great Belgian style brewery Allagash

and Sam Calagione of Delaware 's Dogfish Head Brewery

Sample what may well be the finest lineup of beers presented at one sitting in the entire country this year. Tickets for this event are $35.00 each!

Thats it for now,


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