Wednesday, December 17, 2008

You want Bears? I've got Bear Beers for you!

After the talk of bears earlier this week, it seems like a particularly good time to announce my upcoming class at Tria's Fermentation School:

Strong & Soulful
Friday, January 23 • 6:30-8:00 pm -- The holidays are over, and hibernation during the dark winter nights is upon us. Doppelbocks, Eisbocks, Barleywines, Imperial Stouts and big Belgians are in order. Nationally acclaimed Philly-based beer writer Lew Bryson (hey, mom, that's me!) will share his favorite beers for a bear winter. Taste iconic strong Belgian, German and British brews plus new interpretations of these soul-warming styles by contemporary American craft breweries sure to keep you roasty and toasty even on the coldest winter night.

We're trying to pull together some 'bearish' snacks: honey, nuts, berries, and smoked salmon. Should be a fun evening, and some excellent beers. Not sessiony at all, believe me!

Wow. Some folks really like big bear beers: just got a note from Tria that this sold out in a day. Thanks!

8 comments:

Professor Bartels said...

Cool. how about a nice brown stout porter like the plant up in Scranton did? now THAT was a winter warmer!

Professor Bartels said...

Or the old nut brown ale that the fellows over at the duquesne plant make...

The Ghost of Charlie Lieberman said...

Hey, what about my 1970s reincarnation of Horlacher's Nine Month Perfection Lager, huh?

Gabby Podlucky said...

I myself have always liked Brown October Ale brewed up in Sharpsburg Pa, at that place on the corner of 16th and Mary street. Nice Observation btw on the physical similarity between many craft beer aficionados and the gay subculture known as bears. That will make me chuckle every time I go to some kind of beer festival.

sam k said...

Hey Gabby, you really don't belong here in the company of real brewers or brewery symbols, even. Certainly Stoney, Stoney Jr., or Stoney III or IV, or even Bill Farmer or Joe Kalish could speak for the company, but you...

...shouldn't have a voice in the brewers' afterlife.

Gabby Podlucky said...

I have come back from the great divide to help defend my son's good name.

sam k said...

Ha, good one, and for that you deserve a reprieve! If anyone is curious, do a news Google for Gregory Podlucky. you'll see why he may need Dad's help from beyond.

Alex Bombinski said...

We dont even let Gabby hang with us here. We basically dont acknowledge him and therefore he has to hang out smoking cigarettes with that fruity winery crowd.