I attended a beer tasting last weekend at my local beeremporium. It was awesome. Pennsylvania is behind most of the nation/world but our liquor laws are slowly catching up.
The one before this was “sour beers” themed. This one was all beer imported by Merchant du Vin.
We tasted many of Samuel Smith’s ales and stouts. The apricot ale really rocked! Also tasted were Lindeman’s Lambics, a bunch of Trappist ales, Zatec Czech lagers, and some Pinkus German organic beers. I believe there were 33 altogether.
A rep from Merchant duVin gave a talk with pictures form each brewery/abbey/whatever. There were prizes galore (I won a glass).
Anyone else been to a beer tasting lately? Any interesting themes?