Rivanna IDPA Match
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So it looks like it's gonna be a thoroughly hot and muggy. Why not
come in this evening for a delicious firkin of White Marsh Blueberry
Ale, from the White Marsh Brewing Co. in White Marsh (aka Red Brick
Station). Officially called "They Made Me Do It Blueberry Ale," this
beer is a mild golden ale with over 210 lbs of free range blueberries
added. The 4.1% beer is almost violet in color with a sweet clean
flavor with hints of blueberry. Also available split half and half
In the Upstairs Bar starting at 6.
When Obama announced that he would have a Budweiser on Thursday night, it suggested he was going for the most regular-guy brand he could find. (It sells for about $6.50 for a six-pack.) But it turns out that the cop likes the same kind of fancy beer the professor does: He's having a Blue Moon, a Belgian-Style witbier ($7 to $9 a six-pack), while Gates is having a Red Stripe ($7) or Becks ($8). Upon this affinity for upmarket beers may be built a towering reconciliation.
Pratt Street Ale House will be hosting its first ever Beer Pairing Dinner on August 23, 2009. Come to the Ale House to enjoy a Gourmet Five Course Meal paired with our very own Oliver Ales! Tickets are on sale now and seating is limited! Call now to book your space!
It is acceptable to name your alcoholic beverage after a moving vehicle so long as a car isn't the vehicle in question; e.g. Night Train Express wine and Warbird beer (How about Thunderbird? - Ed). In fact, it's frowned upon to give alcohol a name that can even be associated with cars. New Jersey craft brewer Flying Fish has attracted the attention of MADD, the NJ Turnpike Authority (NJTA), and the press for breaking the taboo with its line of beers named after exits on the New Jersey Turnpike.
The Exit 4 American Trippel was the first in the "big beer" series -- they come in 750-ml bottles -- part of "a multi-year brewing experiment to brew a series of beers as diverse as the great state of New Jersey." Exit 11, a Hoppy American Wheat Ale, will be coming later this month and is "a tribute to Woodbridge's exit, where the Turnpike meets the Garden State Parkway." Which must taste delicious...
MADD feels that "The combination of a roadway and advertising for any kind of a beer doesn't make any kind of sense." The NJTA wants to make sure no one thinks it's turned into a brewer. To address both issues each bottle of flying fish includes a disclaimer, "The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has no affiliation with the Exit Series. Both the Turnpike Authority and Flying Fish agree that you should never drink and drive." That hasn't quite quelled the controversy, but it does tell people two things they should already know.
July 28, 2009
Max's Mobtown Lounge(upstairs)
NO ENTRANCE FEE
JUST A REMINDER THIS IS THE NEW DATE: JULY 28th
E Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut 2006
E. Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut 2007
Domaine Christian Druion Poire
Dupont Cidre Bouche 1998
Dupont Cidre Bouche 2002
Dupont Cidre Bouche 2003
Dupont Cidre Bouche 2004
Dupont Cidre Bouche 2005
Dupont Cidre Bouche 2006
Dupont Cidre Cuvee Colette 2006
Dupont Cidre Cuvee Colette 2007
Dupont Cidre De Givre 2006
Dupont Cidre De Givre 2007
Dupont Cidre Reserve 2008
Dupont Pommeau 1996
Dupont Pommeau 1998
Aspall Dry Cider
Aspall Medium Cider
Aspall Orgainic Cider
Henneys Dry Cider
Henneys Sweet Cider
Henneys Vintage 2007 Cider
Olivers Blackeney Red
Olivers Herefordshire Dry
Olivers Bottle Conditioned
Appeltroew Appely Brut
Farnum Hill Extra Dry
Farnum Hill Semi Dry
Farnum Hill Summer Cider
West County Baldwin
West County Kingston Black
West County Redfield
So here they all are, again this is the list and may be subject to change. We will be offering sample size glasses for all of the ciders. Cheers!
Muggsy's is having a Pint Night with Flying Dog on Thursday July 16t--we will have at least 4 different Flying Dog Beers on tap and you get an official Flying Dog pint glass with the purchase of a Flying Dog Beer. Should be a fun nigh--pass it on to your friends, and let's pack the place.
Tonight for Firkin Thursday we tap a firkin of delicious Thirsty Dog
Ale brewed by the DOG Beverage Co. in Westminster, Maryland (and
served locally at the Dog Pub on Cross Street). Thirsty Dog is a 5.2%
English-style pale ale brewed with Kent Golding hops. For those of
you who've had the beer at Dog Pub, its even better firkin style - the
cask-conditioning gives it a crisp smoothness unavailable on regular
draft. Tonight in the Upstairs Bar starting at 6:00 pm.
Due to an unfortunate accident with one of my guest speakers, the Cider Social is going to be re scheduled to July 28. This will also give me a chance to get in a few new ciders that would have not made it in on time.
COME ON OUT TO THE HALL ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 15, AROUND 7 PM TO ENJOY A FREE CONCERT! The Kiedricher KCV Musikanten and Blaskapelle Gladbachtal bands are playing. These two bands from Germany perform a broad repertoire from polkas to swing. Excitement is building as the German guests and their DC-area hosts plan for a grand tour of the sights and sounds of our nation's capital. The combined bands from the Rheingau area in Hesse, Germany, will play entertaining music at the Blob's Park in Jessup, Maryland on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 7pm. Come enjoy some good music and learn the fine German art of Gemütlichkeit!
"I have the Cider Tasting set for July 14th, a Tuesday. As of right now, I have around 30 different ciders from the US, Spain, England, France and the US. I am waiting on a few before I send a full list out. But should have it by mid next week. Cheers!"