I hope everyone enjoyed last weekend's lineup – we had a great time! Hopefully a little beer is helping everyone get through the end of the winter. Although I guess in Southern California doesn't really have winter...either way!
I mentioned last month when we released Saison De Lente that it's one of my favorite Bruery beers. Dry, hoppy, crisp and brewed with brettanomyces, this beer is great fresh but also tastes fantastic after six months or so (I had a bottle of '09 SDL over the holidays – wow, delicious brett-y goodness). One awesome iteration of this beer is the 100% Brett version. This super limited release is fermented entirely with brettanomyces and we'll have it on cask this Friday. I don't expect this one to last too long so come early!
Also, it's been a little while since we've seen a sour beer on tap at The Bruery. Pucker up 'cause we'll be pouring Oude Tart this weekend. In case you haven't had the chance to try, it's a Flemish-style red ale that was aged in red wine barrels for 18 months – and it's very tasty!
Some of you might be looking forward to the Academy Awards this Sunday night. While we don't think it made the list of nominees, one of our favorite movies of '09 was Beer Wars. In case you haven't seen it, we're going to hold a screening of it on Sunday. The movie will start at 2 pm, so bring a lawn chair if you'd like – we'll provide the popcorn – and come enjoy this great documentary dedicated to our favorite drink!
Finally, Piaggio on Wheels Gourmet will be returning on Saturday night. Bacon lovers will marvel at the bacon-wrapped hot dog, and if you are a fish fan, this truck puts out some seriously delicious seafood. Piaggio himself even comes and delivers your food inside when time allows! Look for this truck be at the Tasting Room on Saturday night for dinner.
This weekend we're pouring:
Rugbrød (available for growlers)
Saison De Lente (Reserve Society growlers)
Melange No. Sechs (Reserve Society growlers)
Hope to see you there!