NOGNE OThis Tuesday we will be featuring some really rare bottles from the Nogne O Brewery in Grimstad,Norway. We will be serving all in bottles:Nogne O Sunturnbrew.A Smoked Barleywine Hybrid, using 30% Smoked malt and 20% Rye. 11.0%ABVNogne O Dugges Sahti.A Collaboration beer between the Dugges Brewery in Sweden and Nogne O. Brewed with Rye and Wheat, Sea Wormwood from the Swedish Archipelago, juniper twigs from the Norweign forest, honey from heather flowers in Telemark and 3 selected yeast strains from Belgium, Germany and Britain. And of Course malts and Hops.This is a special twist on the Finnish Style Sahti.11.0%ABVNogne O Tushi Double IPA.A Guest brew by Tushi Ishii from the Yo- Ho Brewery in Japan. An Imperial IPA . 100IBU's 8.5%ABVNogne O Saison.Uses Wheat and lager malt. east kent Goldings and Crystal Hops, Belgian Ale Yeast and Local Grimstad Water.6.5%ABV.These are 4 great beers that are very limited and very interesting. You don't want to miss these.See you TuesdayAs always we start at 6pm in the Mobtown Lounge [upstairs]ON THE BEER ENGINES:Lagunitas IPAHarviestoun Old Engine OilWhitemarsh Blueberry
Thursday at Metropolitan in Federal Hill:
Firkin Thursday - Oliver Oak-Aged Biere de GardeThis Thursday we will tap a firkin of Oliver Breweries' Oak-Aged Biere de Garde. I've been excited about this one ever since I popped open a few bottles of Biere de Garde with brewer Steve Jones one night and learned of his admiration of the Biere de Garde style. Should be a memorable evening. In the Upstairs Bar starting at 6:00 pm.
Also on Thursday in Federal Hill: the SPBW Real Ale Pub Crawl, beginning @ 6 pm:
John Stevens 1800 Thames Street
Oliver's Wharf Rat 801 S. Ann Street
Bertha's Mussels 734 S Broadway
Max's Taphouse 735 S Broadway
If you're an SPBW member, you have received by e-mail specific directions where to report. If you're a not, come along and join ($10 a year) and just blunder your way along with the crowd (look for yellow hats and shirts with the SPBW logo--or just look for the handpumps and firkins!).