Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This week at the NABC Pizzeria & Public House: Pumpkin Carving, "Anstich" Schneider and Dead Guys.

The NBA is back, the World Series starts on Wednesday night, and Mike Bauman and the gang at NABC's Pizzeria & Public House (3312 Plaza Drive, off Grant Line Road) have a full slate of beer-related activities later this week.

I've pulled the following previews (mostly) verbatim from last week's newsletter, as written and collated by NABC's other vital MB, Michael Burp (web site administrator and newsletter editor).


Thursday, October 29
Pumpkin Carving Contest
3:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Prost special events wing

NABC Grant Line's Pumpkin Carving Contest returns for its second year in support of animal charities the Floyd County Animal Rescue League, Baghdad Pups and the Floyd County Animal Shelter.

Stop by on Thursday, October 29, to view the entries and vote for your favorites. Vote early and vote often, but each vote will cost you a $1.00 donation - a $5.00 donation will buy you ten votes, $10.00 twenty votes.

Feeling creative? Carve your own masterpiece and bring it in to compete. The entry fee is just $2.00 per pumpkin.

The winning pumpkin will be announced at 11:00 p.m. and its creator will receive a $50 NABC gift card. Another winner of a $50 gift card will be chosen by drawing from among all those who voted. Pet supplies will be accepted in lieu of cash for entry fees and votes.

Friday, October 30
Special wooden Anstich keg of Schneider Wiesen Edel-Weisse
Early afternoon tapping - until it runs out

Mike Bauman, our cellarman at NABC Grant Line, wil be tapping a cask of Schneider Wiesen Edel-Weisse, an unfiltered wheat ale from Germany's celebrated Schneider Brewery. Traditionally brewed for the Oktoberfest Celebration in Munich before Märzen style lagers became the standard, Edel-Weisse is described as full bodied, with unfermented sugar, and with more hops for balance, as having a more noticeable hop character than typically found in German Hefeweizens.

Next Friday, November 6, we'll have another Anstich (gravity) pour: Hochzeitsbier Märzen von 1810, from Brauerei Hofstetten in Austria.

Saturday, October 31
Rogue Dead Guy Halloween Party

6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the Prost special events wing

Celebrate All Hallows Eve this year with a special day in honor of Rogue Brewery's much loved Dead Guy, an ale in the style of a German Maibock and known for its deep honey hue, malty nose and rich flavor.

Come dressed as your favorite dead guy for the Costume Contest! There'll be specials on Dead Guy and Double Dead Guy as well as giveaways of Rogue merchandise and a $50 NABC gift card. Cellarman Mike Bauman has also lined up Schmaltz Freaktober Fest and a cask of Hambleton Nightmare Yorkshire Porter for the occasion.

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