What to Bring:
Beer: Most of you know the bottleshare drill: bring a 750ml bottle or equivalent, (or as much as you expect to drink, if that's more!).
After examining traditional Belgian lambics in our first bottle shares we now cross the Ocean and will focus on wild brews made in the United States.
A fair definition of American Wild Ale from the consumer viewpoint is at Beeradvocate.com: Sometimes Belgian [Lambic, Flanders Red or Oud Bruin] influenced, American Wild Ales are beers that are introduced to "wild" yeast or bacteria, such as: Brettanomyces (Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, Brettanomyces Lambicus or Brettanomyces Anomolus), Pediococcus or Lactobacillus. This introduction may occur from oak barrels that have been previously inoculated, pitched into the beer, or gained from various "sour mash" techniques. Regardless of which and how, these little creatures often leave a funky calling card that can be quite strange, interesting, pleasing to many, but also often deemed as undesirable by many.
As wild ales have become more popular, and more easily available in the United States, there is no shortage of options to bring. If you are an avid beer collector we hope you bring a rare wild brew from your beer collection / cellar. Attending professional and homebrewers are strongly encouraged to bring one of their own brews (in progress), too.
Let's keep it dirty, people.
Please post the bottle(s) that you intend to bring in the comments section so we can aim for as much diversity as possible.
Food: There will be basic food for palate cleansing and to allow for tasting the beer with food, as it is meant to be. Any food you bring to share is sure to be appreciated by fellow members. There is a big oven, stove top, microwave, gas grill... feel free to thrill us.
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Some clever trustifarian-types were stealing objects from my building and using it as a clubhouse, so we are now secured 24-7. However, if you don't have the certain je ne sais quoi of the culprits, someone will let you in the front door of 1200 NW Marshall, aka Asa Flats + Lofts (neon "Asa" in the window) -- at 6ish, there is lots of traffic at the door. Take the elevator to "PH" floor and follow signs to Sky Lounge. If you get stuck, call me at[masked]-6865. If you are coming early or late, please let me know in advance, or at least know that you might have to wait -- If I'm setting up or tasting beer, I don't always hear my phone.
For those of you with demonstrated genetic fitness: children are welcome in the space. Let me know if you're bringing them and I'll make sure the space is safe and breakables are above kid reach. It's never too early to teach kids responsible drinking. No one gets inappropriate at our bottleshares. Human kids only, though; dogs etc. are not permitted in the lounge or on the adjoining roofdeck.