Tonight, I enjoyed my tenth beer-tasting at Tria Fermentation School. Yup, that’s just one night after I attended my ninth…. Apparently, I just can’t get enough, um, beer. Beer education, I mean. (Hi, Mom.)
This session featured two cool brewmasters from Colorado’s New Belgium Brewery. New Belgium’s beers aren’t available in Pennsylvania, so they were pretty much new to me. There was a nice, traditional Belgian dubbel—but if that’s what you’re looking for, and I often am, why not just have something from, well, Belgium?
What really impressed me were three really, really, really sour beers: Eric’s Ale, a specialty release brewed by Eric Salazar, one of tonight’s speakers; La Folie, which I described in my notes as “nuclear sour”; and Le Terroir, which was peachy and yet, somehow, probably the sourest beer of the night. Wow. The very tasty Eric’s Ale, by the way, was originally a one-time release, but it’s apparently coming back. That sounds like a good reason to head to Ft. Collins….
I almost, sort of wish I had a beer-tasting to look forward to tomorrow night….