Monday, November 14, 2011

Office Hours tonight in Prost.

Office Hours returns tonight: Monday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. As usual, the venue is Prost, on the Public House side at 3312 Plaza Drive in New Albany.

Between now and next summer, the plan is to hold Office Hours on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

Office Hours functions as an informal tasting and beer bull session. During the 2010-2011 season, it was decided to peruse the entirety of the Beer Judge Certification Program style categories as facilitating the Pizzeria & Public House’s guest beer list reform effort.

Now, it has been suggested that we might examine other styles as defined by different governing entities; for example, Black/Cascadian/Escondidan IPA, which is not among the BJCP’s styles. I like this idea, although perhaps not tonight. Sourcing requires advance planning.

Therefore, tonight’s program will include beers TBA for us to sample, as drawn from whatever is available at the Public House, but our primary mission in meeting tonight will be to plot the outline of a course of study for the coming months. The reintroduction of Shelton Brothers imports via the new Starlight Distributing surely will provide one such avenue as time passes. We might explore individual brewery ranges, or esoteric style groupings.

If you’re attending tonight, put on your thinking cap and contribute to an Office Hours program of action for the near future.

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