Tipple’s Halloween Tasting 2014

halloween beerJoin us at Tipple’s on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for a beer tasting.  For this evening we will be featuring pumpkin beers and some other fun Halloween themed beers. The tasting will be done in class format and guided by Andy Bielecki, the Bearded Taster at Swamp Head.

Wear your Halloween Costume, there will be a prize for the best costume of the night!

Admission is $34.99 and must be made in advance in person at Tipple’s or by phone (352) 672-6303. In addition to the featured beers your admission includes a souvenir beer glass, hors d’oeuvres provided by Strega Nona’s Oven, and 10% off most items in the store. Sorry, no refunds or cancellations, please make sure you can attend before signing up! Please arrange for a safe ride home.

The Tasting List:

Cigar City Good Gourd

  • Florida – Pumpkin Ale – 8.5%
  • This high-gravity gob of gourd-y goodness incorporates pumpkin in the mashing process and then gets wicked with the spices including Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican allspice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg.

Anderson Valley Pinchy Jeek Barl

  • California – Pumpkin Ale – 8.5%
  • Beer brewed with pumpkin and spices and aged in Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrels

Fantome Boo!

  • Belgium – Saison – 8%
  • A specialty from Fantôme, the recipe is a mystery and the flavor is truly fascinating. Words fail to impress the complexities this ale brings to the palate.

Beer Here Lupulus

  • Denmark – Pale Ale – 4.7%
  • Hops, the plant that gives this beer most of his character. In Latin called hops “Humulus Lupulus”. Lupulus means wolf, and the name comes from the hops embraces the shrubbery, it grows in, like a wolf clamped around its prey. With an enchanting fresh hop aroma and dry finish, this beer no less possessive but rather a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Freigeist Hoppeditz

  • Germany – Altbier – 7.5%
  • Hoppeditz is a subtly smoked, extra-hoppy version of the city’s classic “Special Old Ale” style. More complex than anything you’ll find in the pubs of the beautiful city on the Rhine, and (ach du lieber!) created in rival Cologne, but for the connoisseur, every bit as enjoyable.

Southern Tier Pumking

  • New York – Pumpkin Ale – 8.6%
  • Pour Pumking into a goblet and allow it’s alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let it’s deep copper color entrance you as your journey into this mystical brew has just begun. As the first drops touch your tongue a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds making it difficult to escape the Pumking.

Southern Tier Warlock

  • New York – Pumpkin Ale – 8.6%
  • Imperial stout brewed with pumpkins Warlock is meant to enchant your palate on its own and also to counterpoint their Imperial Ale, Pumking. Make your own black magic by carefully pouring this Imperial Stout into a goblet.

The Bruery Mischief

  • California – Belgian Strong Ale – 8.5%
  • Belgian-style ale, golden and hoppy. Not quite evil, yet not to be trusted, this Golden Ale is effervescent, dry, hoppy and crisp-you’ll want to keep an eye out.

New Belgium & 3 Floyds Lips of Faith: Gratzer

  • Colorado – Gratzer – 4.5%
  • Full of bold flavors from oak-smoked wheat, this beer presents a pure black pour. A subtle, spicy note from the hops hides in the aroma, just below the dark smoky surface. Despite all appearances, the Gratzer is very drinkable and walks with a nice, light body.

Terrapin Imperial Pumpkin Pie Porter

  • Georgia – Pumpkin Ale – 9.2%
  • Brewed with a cornucopia of deep, rich malts that compliment a hearty fall meal, this spiced up Imperial Porter will have you asking for a second helping.

B. Nektar Zombie Killer

  • Michigan – Cyser – 5.5%
  • Zombie Killer Cherry Cyser is made with Michigan tart cherry juice, apple cider, and star thistle honey. It is sweet but balances nice with the tart cherries. Be careful…it is extremely addicting and refreshing. Serve cold, zombies hate the cold!

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