BJCP LEARNING SESSION/STRONG ALES

  • November 15, 2012 · 6:30 PM

Learning about beer will make us better brewers! Be prepared to challenge your palate!

Bring 1 bottle of one of THESE SPECIFIC STYLES of beer and bring history/research to speak about the style. You can find the traditional beer brands here: http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2008_Guidelines.pdf
Please specify in your RSVP which beer you will cover so all beers will be represented Feel free to bring a snack to share!
This will be a collaborative meeting where we will learn about:
Tasting/discussion/comparison of STRONG ALES : 
Barleywines and Old Ales (click link for traditional brands/info to present):

English Old Ale
English Barleywine
American Barleywine
Food Pairing and pouring
Technical topic Brewing Procedures, including sparging, boiling, fining and carbonation methods, reasons for each along with potential problems.
Off Flavor to taste and discuss: Phenolic

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  • Kathleen

    I neglected to get the info for the grain guy. If someone could send that, I can help, otherwise not.

    November 16, 2012

  • Jennifer P.

    Any one wondering which beers to bring....the link above will lead you to the BJCP style guidelines and also lists the specific brands of beers that exemplify each style. These are the beers we strive to taste so that we can read through the specifics of each style and teach our tastebuds. If you cannot find any of these, try to bring something, but it is easier to compare and contrast beers if we are tasting brands that fit each style.
    I am sending another email with Melissa's address to each of you so that it does not have to be posted to the general public.
    Looking forward to tonight!

    November 15, 2012

  • Emily

    Is there an address for this? I don't seem to have one... Thanks!

    November 14, 2012

  • Kathleen

    I will need a location, please.

    November 14, 2012

  • Lea H.

    I have a bottle of Rogue's Old Crustacean Barleywine.

    November 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The beer guru led me to something called "Old Stock Ale." Hope this fits decently into the mix!

    November 14, 2012

  • Melissa

    I have Fuller's Vintage Old Ale and Blithering Idiot Barleywine. I also have cheese and crackers and a couple other snackies.

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there any holes in the drink/food menu that still need to be filled? I'm stopping at Surdyk's after work sometime this week for some goodies.

    November 12, 2012

  • Kathleen

    I did in fact get an English Old Ale.

    November 8, 2012

  • Alexis

    So far I have an Avery HopHog Dry hopped barlywine style beer. I'm guessing that would count as American Barlywine.
    I can talk about properly pouring beer.

    November 8, 2012

  • Jennifer P.

    I did not realize that this would only be 3 kinds of beer! Let's open this tasting up to fruit beers also! Would anyone else like to lead the discussion about food pairing with these beers or how to properly pour beer?

    November 6, 2012

  • Kathleen

    I'll try and find an Old Ale. I'm generally not a fan of barley wines, so I'm hoping I can learn an appreciation for them.

    September 20, 2012

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