Sunday, May 09, 2010

May 10 Office Hours: "Wheat Ale Cross Section."

You are invited to attend Office Hours with the Publican, a weekly Monday evening beer sampling at the Public House. There are only three sessions remaining until the Publican’s summer break – May 10, 17 & 24. We've been averaging ten attendees per meeting, and the "regulars" have evolved into a fine tasting panel.

The regulars know that I never think very far ahead, but here’s what I can tell you about tomorrow night’s agenda (May 10).

It will be a Wheat Ale Cross Section, nothing off the wall, just meat and potatoes wheat ale. The time is 6:30 p.m., and this week we’ll meet just outside the Prost room at reserved tables in the regular seating area. Monday also is graduation night for Indiana University Southeast, and customarily a very busy shift at the Public House. I’ll start promptly at 6:30 and stop after one hour, so be there on time, please.

Following are sampling possibilities, as currently represented on the beer list. The new format below is one I'm using to help organize a future list, and the numerical categories are from the Beer Judge Certification Program. Note that I may stop by Keg Liquors to buy a few bottles of different types and fill a slot or two; even so, the focus will remain on the three primary wheat styles: American, Belgian and German.

6D. American Wheat or Rye Beer
Three Floyds Gumball Head (coming soon)

15A. Weizen/Weissbier
Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier 16.9 oz 5.50
Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier 16.9 oz 5.75

15B. Dunkelweizen
Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel 16.9 oz 5.50
Schneider Weisse 16.9 oz 6.25

15C. Weizenbock
Aventinus Eisbock 7.25
Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock 16.9 oz 7.75

15D. Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)
None available

16A. Witbier
Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca 25.4 oz 16.00
Upland Wheat Ale 3.50
Wittekerke Wit 4.50

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