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Name That Beer!

July 7, 2011

BBL Meeting topic for Friday, July 15 is the ever popular Name That Beer! We will present commercial beers/styles for this fun and informative blind tasting with open group discussion.

Can you distinguish an ale from a lager? Do you know the difference between American and English Barleywines? Do you think that you would be able to distinguish an American Lager from a German Lager? You’ll get the chance to try at Name That Beer!

Here’s how it works: You’ll be given samples of a commercially available beer. You must first decide is it an ale or a lager? (1 point). Then define the general style (Example: Belgian Strong Ale, another point.) Now, can you name the correct sub-style? (Belgian Tripel, a third point). Finally, can you name the exact brand of beer? (In this example, Westmalle Tripel, another two points.) He/She who tallies the most points after five beers will be crowned the Big Shot Bloatarian Beer Nerd of the Month (Quite an honor!) To make things a little easier, for each beer we’ll recruit a victim… er, expert, who will taste the beer and give impressions to the group. This gives you a chance to compare your tasting skills with some of our more experienced members, and maybe improve your overall palate. This fun and challenging meeting promises to be another great one in what’s become an annual event.

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