Just a quick note to let y'all know that Sour Red, SGB's first-ever sour beer (barrel-aged to boot!) is now on tap at the brewpub! I was lucky enough to sample it this past Sunday during a visit. The Kreik and IPA are both still on tap, and the new Simon's Private Stock Porter is on CASK, the latter of which I hadn't had yet. It's always a pleasure to visit this place, and has since become our "home away from home" for local beer.
In other local beer event news, Iron Hill Lancaster will be holding its Christmas in July event on Saturday, July 21 from 2pm to 5pm, where they will be serving their bourbon barrel-aged English Barleywine as well as True Believer, a Tripel. Also, Santa Claus himself will be holding a reserve bottle raffle at the event! Booyeah!
Finally, on Thursday, August 4, The Best Western Premier in Harrisburg has teamed up with Al's of Hampden to celebrate the inaugural International IPA Day. The event will be held at T. Brendan O'Reilly, the pub inside the Best Western Premier Hotel. Here is the potential beer line-up slated for the event:
De Molen Storm and Averij
Widmer Bros. Pitch Black.
Troegs Scratch 45 - FIRKIN!
The event will begin with a bottle share at 5pm in one of the banquet rooms, after which the event will move into O'Reilly's pub area at 8pm. Ironically, my duo, The Think Tank, will be performing that night. Should be a great time, so make plans to attend!
That's all for now... stay tuned for Part II of the Vermont's Finest beer-cation blog, plus notes and pics from our recent visits to Portland, Seattle and San Diego! Cheers!