Friday, October 17, 2008

What's Brewing for the Weekend

Bay de Noc Brewers Homebrew Club Meeting
Saturday Oct. 18, 7:00 PM
Hereford & Hops in Escanaba
If you're looking to learn how to homebrew or already know how and just want to participate in our club please feel free to come and join us. There is always great homebrew along with the many great beers that Hereford & Hops has to offer.

Fresh Hop Tastival at Hopworks - Saturday Oct 18th
Hopworks will be hosting the second of three fresh hop tastivals on Sat. October 18th, from noon - 9pm. It’s your once-a-year chance to taste what Oregon’s finest brewmasters can do with just-picked Willamette Valley hops. Sample more than 20 fresh hop beers from Oregon’s top craft brewers, large and small. Admission is free; glasses are $5, tasting tokens $1. Our tastival will include our own New York-style, thin-crust pizza, burgers, authentic German fare, dj stylings and 3 of our own fresh hop brews chock full of green, lush and earthy fresh hop flavor. The third and final event will be held at Ninkasi Brewing Co. in Eugene on the 25th. Come and indulge in the glory of the harvest like a true hop fanatic!

2008 People's Real Ale Fest
The 2008 People's Real Ale Fest will take place at Clark's Ale House, 122 West Jefferson Street, Syracuse, NY.
Expect 12 casks to be pouring over the weekend, including rare offerings not normally seen in the area. This event is hosted by Clark's in conjunction with Alex Hall (BA: Imbiber) and Great Lakes Brewing News.
There's no entry fee and you pay by the glass.
Opening hours: Noon to midnight daily.

Festival website:

2nd Annual Fresh Hop Celebration
2nd Annual Fresh Hop Celebration held at Falling Rock, Saturday, Oct. 18 from Noon - 5 pm.
Come celebrate the fresh Hop harvest with Deschutes Brewery, SKA brewing, Full Sail, Sierra Nevada,Oskar Blues and Great Divide Brewing. Grand Junction's Williams Brothers will be playing this hoppy event featuring this seasons finest Fresh Hop Ales.

Fresh Hop Beer Tasting & Dinner at Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room

Deschutes Brewery will celebrate the hop harvest and bounty of fresh hops available in the Northwest by hosting a special fresh hop beer tasting and dinner at the Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room in Bend, OR. The brewery will be serving seven fresh hop beers: three produced at the Bend public house, another three from the Portland Public House as well as Bond Street Series favorite, Hop Trip.

Each of the beers focuses on bringing out the unique flavor of the hop variety used during brewing. One of the evening's highlights will be a fresh hopped version of the brewery's flagship Mirror Pond Pale Ale.

6:30 p.m. Sat. October 18th, Mountain Room, Deschutes Brewery, 901 S.W. Simpson Ave., Bend; $35 includes dinner,
all beers and gratuity. For reservations or more information or call (541) 385-8606.

The dinner menu for the tasting includes:
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Ham (vegetarian friendly version available)
Roasted Fall Vegetables with Fresh Herbs
Braised Beef Short Ribs on Pumpkin Puree
Assorted Breads, Spreads & Crudites
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Wheat Malt Crust drizzled with Fresh Wort Caramel

Kuhnhenn Oktoberfest
Oct. 18 2:00PM - 11:00PM
Our own Oktoberfest party.
Releases of seasonal beers.
Food. Smoked pork shank (Eisbein), Bratwurst,Weisswurst, Knockwurst Beef Brisket, Potato Salad, Red Cabbage, Sauerkraut, Apple dumplings.