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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Lucky Lab Big Beer Fest

Qimby Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby St.
Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1, from noon to 10 p.m. 

Although I've essentially given up blogging about events (too many!), I will direct your attention to one this weekend: the Lucky Lab Big Beer Fest at the Quimby brewery.  Ben Flerchinger has been curating a big beer fest at the Lucky Lab for a number of years now (the name "barley wine" seems to come in and out of the title), and it's always worth a look.  What makes it interesting is not just that big beers are the focus, but that Ben stores various vintages and pulls them out later on.  Of the fifty-odd beers he has in hand, only ten are from 2013.  He's got one from 2008 and 15 are 2010 or earlier.  Each year before sending out the line-up, Ben does a round of QA to make sure his kegs still contain potable potents, so you're not wandering into a crapshoot. 

You can see the full line-up here

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