Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Beer Event Watch: "Porters: A History of the Style," with the Publican at Liquor Barn Springhurst, Saturday, December 12.

From Drew Johnson, beer manager for Louisville's Liquor Barn. Apologies to those who went to the Irish Rover last night expecting to see me; something about well-laid plans going awry. I'll definitely be teaching the class described below.


This Saturday, December 12th, from 2-4pm at Liquor Barn Springhurst we are
having Roger Baylor, owner of the New Albanian Brewing Company, here to do
a special tasting for you, our customers.

Roger will be teaching a class on: "Porters: A History of the Style." We will be sampling the New Albanian Old 15-B Porter as well as their new seasonal Solidarity.

Solidarity is a small batch Baltic Porter (8.5% abv). Liquor Barn was lucky enough to receive only one of five kegs distributed to Louisville. Once it is gone it will not be available until next fall!

In addition to the two NABC Porters, Roger has hand selected several other Porters to fit in with our category discussion. We will be tasting the following Porters in this progression:

Fuller's London Porter
New Albanian 15-B Porter
New Albanian Solidarity
Stone Smoked Porter
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter

Liquor Barn will be charging $5 for this class. Each cutomer will receive a 4oz sample of each beer as well as several cheese samples to cleanse your palate and some local Blue Dog Bread.

This tasting will take place in our educational center located in the front of the store. Space is limited, so do not miss out on this great opportunity. If you wish to pre-pay for your ticket please ask for a manager or a member of the beer department to ring you up. Hold on to your receipt, as it is your ticket to the tasting.

We will also have some New Albanian 1/2 gallon growlers on hand for people who wish to purchase any of the NABC beers on-tap. There will be a special discount for customers who attend the class.


Drew Johnson
Louisville Beer Manager
Liquor Barn

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