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Old 10-24-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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I am holding my 5th annual beer gathering this Saturday. I've done this every year since I started homebrewing (except last year - went to Amsterdam instead ). I have six beers ready for the party and there will be food and beverage galore.
Beer roster :
Whipping Post IPA - American IPA 6.3%
Idlewyld Mild - English Dark Mild 3%
Honey Do Blonde - American Blonde Ale 6%
Fat Rabbit Pale Ale - Belgian Pale Ale 4.1%
Ground Rule Dubbel - Belgian Dubbel 8.5%
Utha Brutha Tripel - Belgian Tripel 9.2%

Do any of the rest of you do parties like this? It's a great get together of friends and fellow brewers that opens people's eyes to just how good home brew can be. Good times!!!

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Old 10-24-2012, 05:23 PM   #2
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Chuck, where in Tampa are you?? My homebrew club does tasting events/parties all the time in the St. Pete area. We did two parties just this past weekend...

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Primary #2 - Chamomile Honey Wheat
Primary #3 - EMPTY!
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown (brewed August 2012)
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Keg #2 - Fall of the Ukraine Baltic Porter (lagering in keg)
Keg #3 - EMPTY!
Bottled - NONE!

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I am in Citrus Park off of the Vets and Ehrlich.

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:13 PM   #4
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Yeah, a little ways from St. Pete.....can't crash the party!

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Primary #2 - Chamomile Honey Wheat
Primary #3 - EMPTY!
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown (brewed August 2012)
Keg #1 - Coffee Vanilla Stout
Keg #2 - Fall of the Ukraine Baltic Porter (lagering in keg)
Keg #3 - EMPTY!
Bottled - NONE!

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:44 PM   #5
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Have a great time!! I just hosted my 2nd annual Oktoberfest and it was a blast!! I had six kegs of homebrew and most of them were empty by the end of the day (2-7pm). My wife made tons of food - Sauerbraten, Bratwurst & kraut, Red Cabbage, Potatoe Dumplings, Black Forest Cupcakes, and on and on and on.....

Taps were Belgian Dark Strong Ale 8%, English IPA 8%, Summer Saison 5.5%, Citrus Saison 5% (dry hopped), Cream Ale 7% & Pumpkin Ale 4.5%. I tried to pace myself and still ended up a drunken mess Don't make my mistake lolzzz

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