No audio again this week. We have some great material from an Aged Beer Tasting that was hosted by Mr. David Sanborn, unfortunately, it was about 5 hours of material (not including the additional 3+ hours of homebrew tasting) and it couldn't be edited in time. So, next week, we resume Beer Talk Today.
If you're on the Furthermore email list, you already know this. If you aren't, I'll reprint it here:
Hello, All. And a "Happy New Year" to you while I'm at it.
The flip of the calendar from 2008 to 2009 brings with it an awareness on our part that there are a bunch of places we're supposed to be in January and February. I thought I'd share:
1/15 - Madison, WI - Cork and Bottle tasting from 4:00 until 6:00.
1/16 - Milwaukee, WI - MKE Art Museum event from 7:ish until 9:ish
1/24 - Woodbury, MN - Top Ten Wine & Spirits tasting from 1:00 until 4:00
2/03 - Milwaukee, WI - Comet Cafe Beer School, evening
2/21 - Milwaukee, WI - MKE Public Museum Food and Froth - TENTATIVE - evening
2/22 - Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Ale House Beer Fest from 1:00 until 5:00
2/24 - St. Paul, MN - Happy Gnome Beer Dinner, evening
2/27 - Milwaukee, WI - Blatz Liquor tasting- TENTATIVE - from 5:00 until 7:00
2/28 - Milwaukee, WI - Whole Foods tasting - TENTATIVE - from 11:00 until 2:00
On another note, we are in the process of a protracted release of very limited quantities of "Thermo Refur", the beer we debuted at the High Noon Saloon at the Imperial Brew-Ha-Ha. (NOTES: bottles will be released as 12 oz. singles - you won't have to buy twelve to try one. Thermo Refur should be served at about 55 degrees F in a wine glass or a snifter.) Here are the "where's, when's and how much's":
Madison - 8 kegs and 55 cases. Keg locations are TBD, but I'd ask after tap Thermo Refur at Brasserie V, Monroe Street Bistro, Dexter's, the Malt House, The Old Fashioned, Magnus and Barriques. Kegs have already been released to Frank Beer, our distributor. Bottles are due out in mid-February, and should be available at Star, Jenifer Street Market, Riley's, Cork & Bottle, Whole Foods, Steve's on Mineral Point Rd., Steve's on University and Barriques on McKee Rd in Fitchburg.
Spring Green - The General Store, mid-February
Milwaukee - 4 kegs, early February (concurrent w/ our appearance at "Beer School"). I'd look for it at Comet Cafe and Sugar Maple.
Twin Cities - 4 kegs, late February (concurrent w/ out appearance at Beer Dinner). Happy Gnome would be a good place to start.