After a rough past week thanks to the early winter storm, it's high time to get back on track with some good beer & beer events. And what better way to get back into the wonderful world of craft beer, and experience the new line up of winter warmers and seasonal varieties then to go on down to Eli Cannon's Taproom in Middletown CT and check out their Tuesday Tastings.
Every Tuesday at 7 p.m., Eli Cannon's welcomes in a brewery rep who come with samples of the particular brewery and plenty of knowledge to answer any of your questions about the brand.
This week the featured brewery was Saranac. This brewery from Utica, N.Y., has just introduced their seasonal "12 Beers of Winter."
Next Tuesday is the Sierra Nevada Belgian Night. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is based out of Chico, California and has become well known with their IPA styles. Sierra Nevada really have mastered the hop, and if they are hosting a Belgian themed night then that is definitely a cause for excitement.
The week after that (Nov. 22) is the popular South Burlington, Vt., brewery: Magic Hat. These guys are well known for their #9 "Not Quite Pale Ale" and their eclectic artistic style. They too have just released a winter seasonal beer as well, and hopefully will have it up for tasting.
These are the Tuesday Night Tastings that are lined up, and at the end of the month there are two more big events. The first is the 5th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, and the grand opening party of Eli Cannon's Trading Company on the 25. The other is the Craft Brewer's Alliance on the 29th. Both of these events are big news, and I'll bring you more info on them in the next few days.
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