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Friday, May 29, 2009

Weekend Best Bets

We have apparently entered summer early. However, since today is the official kick-off of Rose Festival, I expect the rain to return shortly. For the time being, this week's selections reflect the weather--hot and summery. Enjoy--
  • Start your weekend at Belmont Station, where at 6pm tonight Upright Brewing's Alex Ganum will be on hand along with Upright's four regular beers (4-7). You will rarely have an opportunity to try them all together--and I do believe this marks Seven's debut. (Holler if I'm wrong on that.)
  • The lush, tropical Caldera Dry Hopped Orange is at Eastburn. A great beer. As an FYI, Eastburn is also hosting the world premiere of Double Mountain Vaporizor Golden IPA on June 3. Charlie Devereaux will be on hand to introduce it.
  • At the Horse Brass, the Duchesse de Bourgogne. On tap. (!)
  • The Concordia Ale House has beers from the Washington Beer Cup on tap--and they're huge, non-summery monsters. Still, since I know some of you will inappropriately be attracted to these, I will mention that two stouts (especially inappropriate): Fish Poseidon and Elysian Dragonstooth. Hale's Aftermath IPA won the event, so there's that, too.
  • Update, Green Dragon. Now that the taplist has been updated, I'd say you could do worse than the Oud Beersel Framboise. Especially on a day like today.

Disclaimer: Until Taplister comes on line, I can't speak for the currency of these listings. If you know of an inaccuracy, please note it in comments.


  1. UGH taplister. i had the privilege of standing by as the creator practically gave brett joyce a reacharound to solicit his involvement in the project. boy did he come off like a greasy used car salesman! im cautiously optimistic about that project.

  2. "...practically gave brett joyce a reacharound to solicit his involvement..."


    Hey Jeff, I just wanted to let you know that the =Upright 5, 6, and 7 are all still pouring. The #4 didn't survive the night, probably due to the combination of capacity crowds and 80+ degree weather.

    We replaced it with a keg of Heater Allen Isarweizen, an equally delicious wheat beer. We also tapped a keg of La Folie this morning, so you can come and get puckered in the sunshine.

    Enjoy the sun!