Wednesday, March 3, 2010

jimmy's no. 43 take two - a sour beer tasting!

this was my second time back to jimmy's no. 43 in one week! this time it was for a sour beer tasting. while i found out about the tasting via jimmy's fb fan page, it turned out that the event was also a meet-up for two different home brew groups! while it got started late, the beer we tasted was great!

here are the five sours, in order, that we had:

cantillon "classic gueuze"
cantillon "saint lamvinus" a lambic brewed with merlot grapes in oak barrels!
jolly pumpkin "oro de calabaza"
jolly pumpkin "la roja"
panil "barriquee" - an italian sour red ale - triple fermented!

and, jolly pumpkin "bam noire" - not a true sour, but a dark farmhouse ale (it was a bonus selection).

for me, the star of the tasting was the belgium "saint lamvinus" - while the "classic gueuze" was a close second. the panel "barriquee" was also an exceptional ale.


tastemaker said...

thanks for covering the event!
jimmy pots and pans

rundangerously said...

thank jimmy! looking fwd to more great events!

Laura said...

Mmm, that looks delicious! I hope I can make it next time.