Monday, May 13, 2013

A Few Beers to Start the Week

Monday need not suck so hard if you keep thoughts of good beer puddled in your brain pan. Here are a few puddles to help you through.

Peabody’s is back on tap. Look over there on the left (sorry phone surfers there’s no left for you) and you’ll notice that Peabody’s Ale House has just been added to the Oshkosh Beer Lists. Peabody’s will be listing their full line-up here with their tap list at the bottom of the linked page. They’ve also included brief tasting notes and the ABV for each beer, which is always nice. I’m glad to have Peabody’s back on board.

Did you know American Craft Beer Week is this week? They’ll be celebrating the occasion at Fratellos. They’re doing a keg swap with Milwaukee’s Sprecher Brewing, which has sent up a barrel of its Belgian Tripel for pouring. Then on Thursday, May 16, Fratellos will be handing out a free pint of BLU Berry Ale to anyone walking in from 5-7 p.m. Brewery tours and live music by Sam Luna also begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Speaking of tap lists, there’s a beer currently on the Gardina’s list that’ll be of interest to anyone who gets gooey (as I do) over historic beer styles that have fallen into obscurity. Local Option's Dampf Loc is a German Dampfbier or Steam Beer that’s brewed with barley, but fermented with wheat yeast. HERE’s a good rundown on the beer. I had a pint of this on Saturday and thought it was great. Get it while you can, you’re not likely to see a beer of this sort again anytime soon.

Last week, Alabama became the 50th state to legalize homebrewing. Nice to see those knuckle draggers have finally made their way to the 20th century. Here in Oshkosh, of course, we’ve been homebrewing for decades and the homebrew scene here continues to thrive. If you’re looking for a taste of what it’s all about, drop by O’Marro’s Public House on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. and sit in on a meeting of the Society of Oshkosh Brewers. They’re a friendly group that isn’t the least bit shy about having guests view them in their native element. For more info on the club go HERE.

Lagunitas Redux. If all that isn’t enough, Thursday, May 16, Oblio’s is having a sampling featuring the beers of Lagunitas Brewing.  Pints will be just $3 and you'll get to keep the glass they serve it to you in. The fun runs from 9-11 p.m. If that sounds familiar, it’s because I accidentally posted this same info last week. My inner idiot is alive and well. Harrumph!

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