On Friday, February 23, 2016 I was lucky enough to attend Extreme Beer with The Beast XI, hosted by Cook St. Liquor and presented by Adem Tepedelen, author of The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers.
I’ve been trying to attend these events for some time now, as Adem knows more about beer than pretty much anyone I know, but my work shifts have been unkind up until now. However, the dark gods were kind this month and manipulated my schedule to allow me to make it this time.
The event took place in the incredibly swanky penthouse suite at Swans hotel and was attend by casual fans, beer nerds, bloggers/media, and local brewers. It was a full house and everyone seemed to have a great time.
The section of beers was fantastic, with a wide variety, and the pairings were spot on! This was one of the best tasting events I have been to in a long time and I hope to be able to attend the next event!
Find out what was served below.
Photo credits go to Cook St. Liquor, as my photos were crap, as I was holding two beers and a sample of food!
Flight #1: Kettle Sours
Drink’in Passion Berliner—Mikkeller
La Tormenta—Breakside Brewery
Pairing: Duck Confit croquette with Apricot Mostarda
Flight #2: Fruit & funky
Tropicale IPA—Brasserie Dunham
Farmhouse Cerise—Microbrasserie Le Castor
Pairing: Pork hock & liver terrine, crostini, parsley
Flight #3: Brett conditioned
Straffe Hendrik Brugs Tripel Bier Wild (2016)—De Halve Maan
Pairing: Lamb bacon salad
Flight #4: Hazy IPAs
Colour—Shape by Superflux Beer Company
Pairing: Char-sui duck sausage
Flight #5: Orange you glad
Oranje Maan—Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery
Lustrous—Gigantic Brewing Company
Pairing: Cinnamon-orange perishing with vanilla-orange glaze