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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Holiday Ale Fest - Special Tappings

The Holiday Ale Fest kicks off in about an hour. When it does, a very, very special beer will be pouring: the mythical Jim '06 from Hair of the Dog. It sparked a frenzy like few the town has seen, and for good reason (video below). I believe it will be just a single keg, and when it blows, it's gone. They'll also tap the '07 version--wonderful, but not guaranteed to confer enlightenment like the '06.

Tomorrow they'll be tapping four beers you should note:
  • Allagash Curieux (pronounced "curio" unless I misheard brewer Jason Perkins), a bourbon-aged tripel,
  • Cascade's barrel-aged (and misnamed) Baltic Porter, which is really a tasty Gansberg funk-o-rama,
  • Firestone Walker Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in--wait for it--bourbon barrels,
  • Ninkasi Vanilla Oatis, which is the closest thing to a desert you'll ever taste coming from a brewery.

Holiday Ale Fest
Pioneer Courthouse Square [map]
Wednesday, Dec 3rd, 3pm - 9pm
Thursday- Sat, 11am - 10pm
Sunday, 11:00am - 7:00pm

Initial $20 tasting package required--includes mug and 10 tickets. Additional tix $1. No previous years' mugs.
Prices for a 4 ounce taster start at one ticket, though some beers require more. Full pours are four tickets. 21+ only.

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