Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The next two nights at Blind Tiger

I haven't said much about NYC's Blind Tiger Ale House since my numerous visits back in August.

But, they've got a set of events this week that sure to get any beer geek's heart pumping a little faster. If you're around the city this week, you should probably like to check this out.

Tomorrow, beginning at sundown (y'know, 3 p.m.) is the (at least) annual VSK -- Very Special Keg. And they've got a whole bunch of special kegs, very special that is.

Check out the list: Aventinus Eisbock ['06]; Brooklyn Intensified Coffee Stout; Bruery Orchard White; Cantillon Lou Pepe; Cigar City Marshall Zhukov; Dieu Du Ciel Pinot Noir ['09]; Founders Harvest; Great Divide 17th Anniversary; Hill Farmstead Everett ['10]; Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada; Kuhnhenn Equibock; Nebraska Little Betty; Ommegang BID; Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Collaboration; Sierra Nevada Jack and Ken’s 30th Anniversary; Smuttynose Iced Barleywine; Stillwater Artisanal/Mikkeller 2 Gypsies; Weyerbacher Decadence ['05]; and "something delicious from Stone".

Did you catch that '05 Decadence snuck in there at the end?

Then, on Thursday, west coasters Shaun O'Sullivan (21st Amendment) and Jamie Floyd (Ninkasi) are in town to showcase their recently-released collaboration beer called Allies Win The War! along with a bunch of other great beer, no doubt. Should be a great night of beer and debauchery.

Life's circumstances will keep me from trekking in to check this out, but if you can, you should.


Rich Isaacs said...

That is an impressive list. The random Founders Harvest keg in there is funny, not because it isn't great, but because it isn't anywhere near as rare as most of the others. Course Madrugada Obscura isn't either. Ridiculously awesome though.

Bryan Kolesar said...

Easton is sort of along the way to NYC (by car, of course)