The Trappist: A Taste of European Style Beer

Because of their excellent and hard to find selection of beers, ales and specialty beverages, the Trappist Bar has come to be known as the “Gold Standard” which other beer bars aspire to. Created and inspired by their travels throughout Europe, business partners Aaron Porter, and Chuck Stilphen opened the bar in 2007, with the goal of providing Belgium and Euro style beer to the general public.

This private tasting is designed for those newer members who haven’t had an opportunity to sample specialty beers and may be unfamiliar with Oakland’s beer scene.

Participants will hear briefly from the owners, then sample from a selection of beverages listed on a special page of beer. The event includes;

  • A sampler set of 4-Beers
  • A glass (or Pint) of your favorite
  • Meat and cheese appetizers

The event will be held in the back bar, away from the general public.

This is a perfect opportunity to sample full bodied, and in some cases strong beer in a private setting with other BABS members.

http://thetrappist.com/about/

Cost: $23 per person

Because of the high demand of this event - all attendees are required to pay within 24 hours or their RSVP. Non-payment will result in being placed on the waiting list or removed entirely.

Payments: Send payments to PayPal and [masked] (click a gift to avoid fees.)

Transportation: City Center BART is just a few blocks away and I urge you to travel in this method.

Cheers,

Cliff

For more details on this and other BABS events, see us on Facebook @http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bay-Area-Beer-Socials/165933580138758

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  • Kin

    Thanks, Cliff, for organizing a great afternoon of terrific beers at a venue I've wanted to visit in a long time!

    July 24, 2012

  • Frank

    A great first meetup with the group. The bar, the beers, and the group were all fantastic. Cliff was an attentive host.

    July 23, 2012

  • Kin

    Laura threw down the gauntlet, Cliff.... good thing you have the 8.11 event in your pocket. :) Can hardly wait for that!

    July 23, 2012

  • Cliff

    The private brewery tours, Saturday August 11 will blow your mind.

    July 23, 2012

  • Laura M.

    Yeah, Saturday afternoon was so terrific, I don't see how Cliff is going to match it!

    July 23, 2012

  • Kin

    Ditto Laura's sentiments on a well-spent afternoon sampling big flavor beers, meeting people and making a new friend! Look forward to more events soon.

    July 23, 2012

  • Ken P.

    Cliff was a great host and staff was the best . I enjoyed the verity of the beer. Great people in the group.

    July 23, 2012

  • Anne D.

    Well organized meetup and a great way to sample some brews from the Trappist. Met a great group of BABS members. Great job Cliff!

    July 22, 2012

  • Paula A.

    I truly enjoyed the beer, the people, and the place! It couldn't have been better!! Thanks for organizing it, Cliff!

    July 22, 2012

  • Mike W

    This was a lot of fun! Very well organized, with a good set of beer samples and selection from the bar. Thanks for putting this together, Cliff!

    July 22, 2012

  • Laura

    Normally, I don't take the time to write reviews, but this meetup merits a top review. Cliff did a fantastic job of getting a great price from the Trappist on a very nice selection of European style beers that are not available at most bar establishments. He also secured the back room for us where we had the opportunity to socialize in a relaxed setting. I give this meetup five stars!

    July 22, 2012

  • Laura M.

    I had a terrific time; it was well-organized; the host did a great job; and the beers were superb. This was my first Meetup in the U.S. and it was a great experience.

    July 22, 2012

  • Laura M.

    Hey, Cliff -- thanks for setting up this awesome event! The beers were terrific (well, I loved the first three, plus the "special" beer you offered us, and the last two were definitely worth tasting), and I had a great time hanging out with Kin and getting to meet you and some of the other folks. I'm definitely going back to the Trappist again soon, and I look forward to future events with you and the group!

    July 21, 2012

  • Mike W

    Also running late - will be there about 3:25.

    July 21, 2012

  • Kin

    Got off one station too soon.... Will be there!

    July 21, 2012

  • Anna V.

    Will be 15 or so late too- work emergency. Def still coming!

    July 21, 2012

  • Marco G.

    I'm going to be 15 minutes late.

    July 21, 2012

  • Janine I. A.

    Hey Cliff, I have was up all night with some kind of stomach thing. I am still sick, and I don't think that I should be drinking beer tomorrow. So if you can remove me from the list and refund my money, someone else on the waiting list can enjoy the event. I am very bummed!

    July 20, 2012

  • Dave P.

    What a great place to join my first BABS event!

    July 17, 2012

  • Kin

    Hey Laura, go to Paypal and make a payment to [masked]. Select Gift as the payment type to avoid a service fee. Cheers, Kin.

    1 · July 17, 2012

  • Laura M.

    Cliff, HOW DO WE PAY??? I have looked everywhere and see no link.

    July 17, 2012

  • Cliff

    I've made the latest updates and if you were on the waiting list and are now attached to the group - please make your payment today. Cheers!

    July 17, 2012

  • Laura M.

    So, it's after 12:00 pm and I haven't heard anything... has everyone paid up?

    July 17, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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