Sunday, January 21, 2007

Big Beer Bash

We attended the annual Mountain Ale and Lager Tasters (MALT) Big Beer Bash in Tryon yesterday evening. About 35 or so club members and significant others sampled some outstanding beers (mostly brewed by club members) and gnoshed on some most excellent food. Carl Melissas of Green Man Brewing was there as was "Pisgah Dave" Quinn of Pisgah Brewing. Carl brought a party keg of his fine Dragon while Pisgah Dave brought some of his Baptista, a Belgian-style winter brew that weighs in at over 11% ABV. Only about 100 gallons were produced and this was among the last of it.

Gracious hosts Jay and Arlene deserve lots of thanks for again opening their beautiful home to us for this event.

Here are some pics:

Sampling some of BatDave's outstanding Scottish ale, cask-conditioned and poured from a genuine handpump.

I would love to have Jay's living room bar, not to mention his brewing room downstairs.

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