Our next educational tasting is going to be a truly special experience, as Ian will be joined by local craft beer legend, a Certified Belgian Beer Knight, and eloquent public speaker, Lanny Hoff. Ian and Lanny will guide you through three specific Belgian beer categories and how they are executed in both Belgium and America.
They will delve into the characteristics and history of the styles, beers, and breweries with plain language and entertaining stories. Rather than focusing on comparing each country’s example in a competitive manner to see which is better, they will discuss the influence and role that inspiration and creativity play in brewing these beers. They will also discuss the impact of Belgian brewing traditions on American craft beer and the reciprocal effect that American brewers are having on Belgian beer culture.
Class will be Thursday, January 31st from 7PM to 8PM.
The goals of the class will be:
-To have fun while learning and drinking delicious beer
-To make Belgian beer more approachable to new beer drinkers
-To develop a deeper understanding of the origin and primary characteristics of certain, specific Belgian beer styles
-To gain a greater appreciation for the role that inspiration and creativity play in how certain styles become developed and interpreted
Beers that will be sampled:
Style: Tripel (Strong Golden Ale)
Belgian Example- Brewery Bosteels ‘Tripel Karmeliet’
American Example- Victory Brewery ‘Golden Monkey’
Style: Quadrupel (Strong Dark Ale)
Belgian Example- Brewery de Konigshoeven ‘La Trappe Quad’
American Example- Brewery Ommegang ‘Three Philosophers’
Style: Oak Aged Sour Ales
Belgian Example- Brewery Bockor ‘Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge’ (Flanders Red)
American Example- New Belgium ‘La Folie’ (Sour Brown Ale)
Tickets are $10 and there are only 25 spots available, so act fast! Tickets can be purchased in person at the store or over the phone during normal business hours at 952-938-2847. All levels of beer lovers are welcome and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
You can also sign up online at: