If anyone actually knows what I am referring to in the title of the post then my condolences (for the Hands Across America part that is).
Greetings from the greater
Lafayette area. I certainly hope everyone is enjoying
American Craft Beer Week. Sadly, aside
from partaking in a few homebrews of my own, I’ve been too busy to venture out
to any of my favorite destinations to revel with my fellow beer brethren during
this holy week. To avoid making the same
mistake as I have, hit up the Lafayette Brewing Company and/or People’s this
weekend and raise a glass (or two, or three, or…you get the idea) to American
Craft Beers! Here’s what’s on tap.
Lafayette Brewing Company - http://www.lafayettebrewingco.com/
Currently on Tap:
City Lager, Tippecanoe Common Ale,
Pipers Pride Scottish Ale, Nuggles XXX Old Ale, &
White Star City
Special Guest Beer: People’s Hoodlum Pale Ale
Featured Beer: Star City White is a light bodied Berliner Weisse that pours a hazy gold color with a bit higher carbonation. The flavor is sour and crisp with grainy wheat flavors and no noticeable bitterness or hop character. Overall, Star City White is tart and refreshing featuring noticeable sourness with a light, dry finish. ABV – 4.2%, IBUs – 9
People’s Brewing Company - http://www.peoplesbrew.com/
Currently on Tap: Farmer's Daughter Wheat Ale, Aberrant Amber, Newman's ESB, Mound Builder IPA, Mr. Brown, & Flying Duchess IPA
Featured Beer: Flying Duchess English IPA is made with Marris Otter and CaraMunich malts for an orange color. English First Gold hops lend tangerine and apricot flavors, on the hop side, in a well balanced English India Pale Ale. 6.0% ABV 62 IBUs
Firkin Friday: Flying Duchess IPA
Finally, details are emerging about the upcoming Beers Across the Wabash (BAW) event taking place Saturday, August 25th from noon to 4pm. Base ticket price will be $35, while $40 will get you into BAW and the Jazz & Blues Fest taking place after the beer event. There will be three seminars taking place, beer & chocolate, beer & cheese, & cooking with beer, at a cost of $5 per seminar if you choose to attend.
Additional details and tickets for Beers Across the Wabash are available and may be purchased at the Lafayette Brewing Company, People’s Brewing, local Village Bottle Shoppe stores, and here: https://www.mogotix.com/events/5934
One last parting thought before I bid you farewell. I was recently reminded as to how unpredictable and short life can be. Please, be sure to take the time to appreciate your surrounding company, be it friends or family, while you are enjoying you favorite craft beer this weekend.
“Let no man thirst for lack of Real Ale.”