March 10th, 2014 – Tipple’s Rare Beer Tasting
For the past year we have been quietly stashing away some exciting rarities from our collection in anticipation of doing a rare beer tasting. We finally have enough hidden away and are ready to start drinking! Join us Monday, March 10th from 7pm till 9pm and taste through our collection.
Tasting will be done in class format, so we will be tasting one beer at a time and discussing the beer. Admission is $50 and must be made in advance in person or by phone 352-672-6303. Sorry, no refunds or cancellations! Please make sure you can attend before signing up! Please arrange for a safe ride home!
Here is what you get with your admission:
- A rare souvenir beer glass from Cantillon’s Zwanze Day!
- Simple hors d’oeuvres and water
- 10% off most items in the store during the tasting
The Tasting List:
- De Cam Oude Lambiek
- Lambic – Belgium – 5% abv
- Aged in vats more than 100 years old, De Cam’s Oude Lambiek is a blend of unpasteurized 3 year old lambics specially selected by brewer/blender Karel Goddeau for their character and roundness. Perfectly still and without head, Oude Lambiek should be enjoyed like a fine white wine but prized for the wonderful, rare, spontaneously fermented Belgian Ale that it is.
- G. Schneider & Sohn Aventinus TAPX Cuvée Barrique
- Weizenbock/ Eisbock Hybrid – Germany – 9.5% abv
- TAP6 Aventinus and Aventinus Eisbock mature in different barrique barrels before they are united to an uncomparable Cuvée and are refined with unique Schneider Weisse bottle fermentation. The maturation in French Oak Chardonnay, American Oak Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Franc barriques as well as new German Oak barrels creates an incredible complexity of aromas. The percentage of each barrique variety remains a secret.
- Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon
- Imperial Stout – Norway – 16% abv
- Dark Horizon is normally dark and velvety. Muscovado sugars provides good fruity aromas. The coffee is a chapter on its own. The green beans will first be treated alfa amylase, an enzyme that we brewers enjoy working with. Then we mash the mash the green beans before drying and roasting them. This gives it the unique flavor of Dark Horizon deserves.
- Birrifico Del Ducatto Brett Peat Daydream
- Wild Ale – Italy – 7% abv
- Brett Peat Daydream is a blend of three different beers: a Peated Barley Wine, a Rauch Marzen with a part aged in Scotch Whisky barrels, and an ale innoculated with Brettanomyces before a six month maturation in a steel vessel.
- Harviestoun Old Dubh 30
- Old Ale – Scotland – 8%
- We make Ola Dubh 30 by taking our Old Engine Oil and aging it for up to 6 months in casks that previously held Highland Park’s phenomenal 30 Year Old single malt whisky. Aromas of berries, oak, and caramel. Nutty with flavors of creamy brown sugar and a hint of spice.
- Orkney Dark Island Reserve
- Barley Wine – Scotland – 10% abv
- Dark Island Reserve is a strong and full Orcadian Ale which has been lagered for 3 month in old Dalmore whisky oak barrels. This slow process provides a fruity, spiced, oak-roasted malt flavor–a classic.
- Barrel Aged Scotch Silly
- Wee Heavy – Belgium – 9%
- Scotch Silly aged for six months in Bordeaux Oak barrels.
- Goose Island Backyard Rye
- Imperial Stout – United States – 12.7% abv
- Bourbon County Brand Stout aged in Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels with mulberries, boysenberries, and marionberries.
- Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
- Imperial Stout – United States – 15-20% abv
- World Wide Stout is one of the world’s strongest dark beers. It is brewed using six different yeast strains over seven months and then aged for half a year. Dark, rich, roasty, and complex, World Wide Stout has more in common with a fine port than a can of cheap, mass-marketed beer (released in early winter with very limited availability).
- Bells Hopslam
- Imperial IPA – United States – 10%
- Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell’s Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell’s repertoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.
- Cantillon FouFoune
- Fruit Lambic – Belgium – 5% abv
- 1200 kgs of apricots are delivered now every year to the Cantillon brewery. The fruits are stoned by hand before being soaked in 2 years old lambic. The beer extracts the taste and the aromas very quickly and the Fou’Foune is bottled after two months. The beer is rather sour, slightly turbid and has a pale gold colour. Its production is limited to 3000 liters a year. A large part of the bottles go back to the region where these apricots come from. People there consider the Fou’Foune Cantillon as a local beer.
- Jester King Black Metal
- Imperial Stout – United States – 9.3%
- English Imperial Stout meets the Franco-Belgian Farmhouse tradition in this dry, drinkable beer; Pitch black in color with notes of chocolate, roasted and black malts coupled with earthy, peppery and floral farmhouse esters.