Well, last week was a busy week for Craft Beer in Southwest Missouri, thanks to American Craft Beer Week.
It’ll probably be a little slower for the next couple of weeks, but here are some highlights to which you can look forward in the next week or two.
First off, there’s a new beer on tap at Springfield Brewing Company called Bearded Guard. I imagine it is SBC’s take on the French style, Bier De Garde, but I have not yet had a chance to sample it.
White River has completed bottling of Buck Hollow Blond, so it should be hitting stores just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.
Complimentary Beer Tasting at the Brown Derby International Wine Center from 4-7 PM. Look for some summer seasonals unless I miss my guess. Best way to kick off Memorial Day Weekend? Free Beer Tasting.
Friday, May 30th:
Mother’s & The Moxie Cinema present Friday Flix: This month, the alliterative partnership is presenting Old School. The movie starts at 8:30, and I recommend you come in costume. No, seriously. It’s in Mother’s Backyard, so bring your blankets and $5 to get in. It is 21 and over.
Watch out as we get closer to June. We’ll have some announcements about special tasting events at The Wine Center that will knock your socks off. While I have not official date yet, there will be two that I know of.
The first is a New Belgium Tasting event at which you will have a chance to taste each of the following (at the least):
- 2013 & 2014 La Folie on draft
- Bottles of Le Terroir 2013
- Love Oscar (A draft-only single barrel selection of unblended La Folie base beer chosen by the experts at NB)
- Love Felix (A draft-only single barrel selection of unblended Le Terroir base beer chosen by the experts at NB)
The second tasting event will be a discussion of Belgian Beers hosted by Joe Stange, the Thirsty Pilgrim himself. He just published his second book about Belgian beer, The Good Beer Guide to Belgium, co-authored with Tim Webb. His first was Around Brussels in 80 Beers, co-authored with Yvan De Baets. It will be an interesting conversation with a guy who really loves Belgian beer.
I’ll get more information about those events and more before next week’s What’s on Tap! including info about First Friday events and some fun stuff coming up in June.
Stay thirsty, Springfield.