Beer Quotes & Wisdom

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline-it

helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear

weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -- Frank Zappa

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Beer Tasting at Soupleys

What an enjoyable way to spend an hour or so. Friday afternoon Soupleys on Dixon had a FREE beer & wine tasting. Susie and I went immediately to the beer section and were met by Blake Montgomery who said we needed to start with the 4 beers from Boulevard Brewing in Kansas City. Starting with their IPA (which is wonderful), then moving through the Saison, Belgian Triple and Quad. All are excellent, Blake knows beer.
While working through this flight, Eric T. showed up and got involved. Matt D. and Shannon both were seen there as well. Matt, being there to apparently start at the bottom and work his way to the top, was actually spotted trying a Bud Select 55. I guess he was just thirsty.
I talked to two new prospective club members. Alan Girton does actually brew now and he put the next meeting date in his phone. Soupleys beer man, Jimmy Land, also expressed interest in giving brewing a try at some point. He's got an open invitation to my next brew day.
But I digress. New Belgium Brewery and Goose Island had some very fine beers to offer as well. 2 Below and Mothership Wit from New Belgium and a very nice IPA from Goose Island were a couple of personal favorites.
On a completely different note, the biggest surprise of the event for me was in the wine department. A chocolate wine, served warm was outstanding! On the other hand, the bubblegum gin should be left alone.
A very enjoyable event all in all, and its good to know that some very fine beers are now available in Kokomo.

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