Saturday, August 27, 2011

Six Word Saturday

Fun at the Great Nebraska Beerfest

Approximately 50 Craft Brewers with their menus of various types of beers assembled in one area.  Your ticket got you a 4 oz. tasting glass that they filled to a 2 oz. level – as many times as you’d like.  We had a fun afternoon - tasted lots of beer, talked to other beer-lovers.  Dave is a bit of a "beerie", or whatever you call the beer version of a foodie.  He loves to try out new and little-known brews.  

Our top pick of the day was Halcyon Wheat from Tallgrass Brewing Co. in Manhattan, KS.  Dave also enjoyed Boston Beer Company's (Sam Adams) Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, and 90 Shilling Scotch Ale from Odell Brewing Co. in Fort Collins, Colorado.  I'm not what you'd call a big beer fan, so I went more for the "unusual" entries, like Cubano Espresso American Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida - "Aged on whole beans from Naviera Coffee Mills #3 Espresso blend with chicory."  It had a very distinct coffee flavor.  I also tried Chameleon Brewing's Witty American Wheat Beer - brewed with Grains of Paradise, a peppery spice - and a gluten-free beer brewed from sorghum and corn by New Planet Brewery in Boulder, Colorado.  I can't say I would want to drink a pitcher of any of them, but then I wouldn't drink a pitcher of any kind of beer.  After we had our fill of beer and sun, we walked to Nebraska Brewing Company's restaurant nearby and had a bite to eat (and let the beer wear off) before we drove home.  

For our anniversary I gave Dave a membership to a beer club.  Every three months he receives twelve beers (3 each of 4 varieties) from micro-breweries across the country.  He will be reviewing his first shipment in the near future, so if you're a beer lover, watch here for his recommendations.

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  1. Hi Tami ~~ I'd like to come to your beerfest! We have an October Fest here, it is mostly a beer and Czech and German food fest.
    Happy 6WS!
    BTW, I grew up in the country near Herman, Tekamah, and Blair, Nebraksa. When I left the farm I lived in Lincoln for five years, then (and now) Texas with time out for three in New Hampshire.

    My favorite Texas beer is Shiner Beer brewed in Shiner, Texas. My cousin in Omaha has me bring some whenever I am coming up.

  2. You gave your husband a beer club membership for your anniversary?

    You truly are a wife without equal.

  3. Sounds like so much fun! We had wine club deliveries for awhile and it's such a treat to look forward to their arrival. Thanks for playing 6WS!

  4. Beer club, eh? Now yer talking my lingo. Sure beats a subscription to Time Magazine.

  5. Good grief--only a few miles from me and I hadn't even heard about this! We would almost certainly have planned to go. I don't know I would call my husband a "beerie" but he is pretty adventurous when it comes to beer and loves to try new ones. Next year!