We have quite a line-up for our beer tasting this Saturday. The tasting will start at noon and go until about 5pm.
At Plank road (store next to Ukrops), we'll be tasting two past vintages of one of my favorite beers - Gouden Carolus Grand Cru Belgian Ale. You might already be familiar with Gouden Carolus because we sell their Christmas Beer called Gouden Carolus Noel around the holidays. The Grand Cru is brewed once per year and is always labeled with a vintage. It's a strong ale with all sorts of flavors, especially dried figs and dates, raisins, and licorice. This beer has the ability to be aged for years. We'll be tasting the 2004 vintage and the 2000 vintage. We haven't been storing these, they come from the brewery's own cellar, stored at cellar temperature, and have just been released. This is a great opportunity to taste some aged beers and compare how they mature over time.
At William Street (downtown Fredericksburg), we'll be tasting the two beers mentioned in the post below, the J.W. Lees 2006 ale aged in Sherry casks, and the Moonraker Barleywine. These beers are very hard to get and it's rare to see them in a tasting, so this is your chance.
The tasting is free and open to anybody 21 years old or older. As always, the third beer for the tasting is customer choice, first person to show up noon or thereafter gets to pick, with reasonable restrictions. I hope to see you there!