Extreme Beer tasting at the Trades
Monday, 28 February 2011
The explosion of craft and micro-breweries producing high quality strong ales is being celebrated at a special Transatlantic extreme beer tasting night at the Trades Club next Sunday.
The club's alemeister Dave Morcombe has trawled his contacts to bring together 22 ales from both sides of the Atlantic for a unique taste challenge featuring beers that are at least 7%.
The £5 admission guarantees a shot size taste of each beer on offer which adds up to a pint of really strong beer with a chance to buy a bottle or case of your favourites after the main tasting session.
This event is aimed at people who want to taste a wide section of exceptional ales and is not suitable for beer monsters hoping to drink themselves silly.
The strongest beer on offer is Brew Dog Tokyo at 18.2% which according to Dave is not only strong, but a beautifully brewed beer that is likely to be a real contender to win top prize on the night.
In keeping with the relaxed atmosphere Dave is promising chilli, French Onion soup and a range of finger food to help wash down the beers.
"Dave has always delivered high quality guest ales on draught that Trades members and guests love so this event is a natural progression for beer lovers along the valley and beyond," says club spokesperson Paul Clarke.
"This extreme beer tasting event is aimed at beer lovers who want to taste some of the best ales on offer from our side of the pond and from across the Atlantic so anyone who thinks it is just an excuse to get roaring drunk is not welcome.'