The Hello, My Name is Beer Autumn Beer Tasting is right around the corner, and Keith and I couldn’t be more pumped! Finally a chance to show off our most recent round of amazing brews and bring everyone together for an afternoon/evening of merriment, mingling and beer education!
We will have our newest brews on tap (bottle):
– Matt, the Hazelnut Brown Ale: Original Gravity – 1.052, 28 IBU, ABV – 4.2%.
He likes to say hello nice and easy with a smooth brown ale taste which is soft on the tongue – however, once he gets to know you, he likes to show his wild side with a strong hazelnut finish which either leaves you asking for more or saying, that was nice for now “maybe I’ll call you tomorrow”.
– Janey, the Rose-Hipped IPA: Original Gravity – 1.044, IBU – 54, ABV – 5.5%
She goes on strong with a hop punch in the face but makes up for it with her sweet rose hip aftertaste. A tad bit bitter as far as IPAs go, but still very drinkable. The rose hip taste is lightly noticeable, especially in the aftertaste, and as such is often in the background.
– Logan, the Chocolate Vanilla Cream Stout: Original Gravity – 1.065, IBU 26, ABV – 5.4%.
Logan is a delicious after dinner desert that keeps you wanting more. While a bit light in body and head for a stout, his chocolate, vanilla and sweet cream taste are balanced perfectly, leaving you feeling happy and satisfied.
Beer Education: In addition to the beers, I’m excited to exercise my education background and provide information on how they are made and show off the ingredients they are made with. Attendees will be able to taste some actual malted barley, roasted barley, hops (if so brave), natural Seattle tap water and breathe in the wild yeast all around them. There will also be two super-awesome resident brewers on hand that can go over in detail the brewing process.
Food Pairing :We are also hoping that people will bring food that can be paired with the beers for an amazing tasting experience. In my time learning and loving beer, I have found that different beers can actually go wonderfully with different foods! Let’s make a beer revolution, bring down the wine/food powerhouse and make rise to beer/food pairings!
Overall, we are just excited for this chance to bring different kinds of people together, socialize and share a common passion. You can be anyone, from anywhere, friends, co-workers and strangers alike and through the power of beer and merriment get a sense of this ‘community’ thing that we have lost over time. We have become more of ‘islands’ than we either want to or even notice, and here is a chance to come together, swap stories, jokes or ideas. Without sounding too much like a town crier standing on a soap box, I will stop here. You get the point, right? I’m excited, and you should be too. Because, after all, though My Name is Beer, yours is too!
-Matt, Head Brewer