Well, the Craft Brewers Conference is finally upon us, and as you could imagine, we have some fun events scheduled. Here’s the rundown:
First of all, Al has arranged with Viejas Casino to pick guests up at Town and Country in Mission Valley for free. We will have busses running all week in the afternoon to Liars’ Club and the casino.
Monday, April 14 – From 6:00 to 9:00 pm the esteemed brewmaster from Bosteels Brewery in Belgium will be on hand to show off some of their wonderful libations. We will be featuring Kwak and Deus bottles, and one of my favorite beers – Trippel Karmeliet in the bottle and on draft. The elusive Kwak “mini-yard” glassware will be available for purchase along with bottles to-go.
Also, Meantime Brewing Company from London will be on hand with brewmaster Alastair Hook to showcase their Coffee Porter and IPA from the bottle, as well as IPA and Old Smoked Bock from the tap. Limited glassware will also be available.
Tuesday, April 15 – Is Unibroue Night from 7:00 to 11:00pm. We’ve got anniversary selections – 2004, 2005, 15, 16, and 17 in the bottle, along with Le Terrible, Quelque Chose, and Le Fin du Monde. Our featured draft is Maudite, and we will have glassware and to-go specials.
Wednesday, April 16 – Allagash Brewery will be well represented with brewer Rob Todd and Allagash Black Belgian Stout, Allagash Curieux Bourbon Barrel Aged Quadruple, and Allagash White on tap. Bottle selections include Victor, Victoria, and Odyssey. Rob will be here from 4:30 to 6:30.
Following that we are featuring specials with Stone Brewery from 7:00 to 11:00pm. We will tap a keg of Stone Vertical Epic .07.07.07 and a cask of Ruination, along with glass specials.
Thursday, April 17 – New Belgium Brewery Night – featuring La Folie, Eric’s Ale (sour apricot), and Le Fleur Misseur Champagne Ale on tap. Glassware specials and bottles of 1554 Belgian Black, Mothership Belgian White and Fat Tire are also included.
Friday, April 18 – Amazing night of beer planned for Friday. We will have Urthel’s brewer, Hildegard Ostaden, on hand along with Hop-It on tap, and bottles of Vaemse Bock, Hibernus Quentum Tripel, and Samaranth. Glassware will also be available.
Alpine Beer Company is providing us with a cask of Exponential Hoppiness; which will round out the selection of Pure Hoppiness, Duet IPA, O’Brien’s IPA, Alpine Ale, and Exponential Hoppiness; all on tap; and Che Monieux Kriek and Briscoe Lambic in bottles.
Ommegang is also getting into the act; their brewmaster will be on hand, and will be providing us with kegs of Ommegeddon and Rare Vos, along with bottles.
Throughout the week we will also be tapping kegs of Deschuttes Abyss, Russian River Pliny The Younger, Russian River Temptation, Harviestoun Ola Dubh Special 30 Reserve, Rodenbach Grand Cru and some other goodies still to be announced.
And not to leave you Chowhounds out, our menu has improved even more by adding: Beer Battered Fish and Chips, IPA Battered Artichoke Hearts, a daily Fresh Fish Entree and of course our famous Monday Night 12oz Flat-Iron Steak is available everyday with ever-changing toppers and sides.
We hope to see you this week – it is gonna be fun!
Louis @ Liars’ Club
2806 Alpine Blvd.
Alpine, CA 91901