Our friends at Orlando Brewing have put together an exciting week of events to celebrate American Craft Beer Week next week. The brewery made a significant change this past year by deciding to deviate from the German Purity Laws of 1516 with its new "Violator Series". The most recent "Violator" Release was Uncle Matt's Grapefruit Pale Ale last month. Saturday May 18th will be highlighted by the latest release from Orlando Brewing's Brewmaster Series... An Imperial Red Ale dubbed Diablo Rojo!
Here are the details on next week's events taken from the Orlando Brewing Press Release....
Monday, May 13th: Beer Flight & Chocolate Pairing
Receive a taster flight of four 5oz. Orlando Brewing beers paired with handcrafted chocolates
from Chocolate Provocateur. Pairing begins @ 7pm. $10 to participate. Please
RSVP (407) 872-1117
Tuesday, May 14th: Anisocoria Tasting
Brewed in 2007, Anisocoria is the world's first certified organic single malt barley wine,
has an 18% ABV, and is limited in supply! Participate in a group tasting of
Anisocoria led by Brewery President, John Cheek. Tasters will receive a unique drinking experience and a limited edition stemmed tulip Anisocoria glass. Tasting starts
at 7PM and it cost $10 to participate.
Wednesday, May 15th: Mini Beer School
Instructed by Brewery President, John Cheek, Mini Beer School students will glean knowledge of four very different beers, learning about ingredients, flavors, aromas, and the brewing process while they taste. The tasting will be followed by a private tour of the brewery with John. Mini
Beer School begins at 7PM and will be $20 to participate. Please RSVP (407) 872-1117
Thursday, May 16th: Double Trouble Cask Night
We will be tapping not one, but two casks on this day. Beginning at 3PM our I-4 IPA and
O-Town Brown Ale will be available cask-conditioned. Our I-4 will come
unfiltered (UIF), primed with wort and aged with orange wood, while our O-Town
Brown will also be UIF and primed, it will come conditioned with Uncle Matt's
Organic blueberries. These beers are limited edition liquid joy, so make sure
to get your pint(s) while supplies last!
Friday, May 17th: Beer Dinner with C&S Brisket Bus
Beer and food pairing with our favorite food truck, C&S Brisket Bus. Pricing and menu to be determined... stay tuned for more info.
Saturday, May 18th: BrewMaster Piece Release
Come out and try our BrewMaster's latest creation...Diablo Rojo! A balanced, full bodied -
yet hoppy - west coast style Red Ale. The bitterness is derived from a schedule
that doubles our usual hopping rates. It is met with a nice malt backbone that
is complimented with a citrusy aroma from our aggressive dry-hopping.
Sunday, May 19th: BrewCrafter’s Meeting & Paws for Cause
Whether you’re a veteran homebrewer or have never brewed a batch
(but always wanted to) we’d like to invite you to join our favorite homebrewer’s
club for their monthly meeting. Located on Orlando Brewing’s premise, this
BrewCrafter’s meeting involves a community tasting, so please bring a tasting
glass and some of your own homebrew, if you’ve got it. Meeting begins at 4pm;
tasting glasses are available for purchase in the taproom.
Cause for Paws
Make a donation to Cause for Paws, an organization that provides
animal care to those with terminal illnesses, and receive Hoppy Hour prices all
day. Bring your pup by when you stop in for your brew -- we are a dog friendly
brewery and Sunday is our Dog Day!
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