Slow Food Columbia beer tasting

Guests are mesmerized by my copious
knowledge of beer.

This past weekend I was the MC of the Slow Food Columbia beer tasting. From all accounts, it was deemed a success. There were about 18 people there to sample some good beer and awesome food. That junk was good!

For those of you who missed it, here is a little review of what we were consuming:

French Broad Goldenrod Pilsner paired with hummus:
The Goldenrod was a very crisp and flavorful pilsner. Light in color and body, but had a generous hop aroma and flavor to compliment the garlic and spice in the hummus.
Highland Clawhammer Octoberfest with pumpkin soup
The Octoberfest was a little maltier and sweeter than the pilsner, but still had a slight hop, spicy finish. It was a fantastic complement to the perfect fall food, pumpkin soup. They went together hand-in-hand.
Green Man IPA with Italian sausage and sauteed peppers
This IPA is dominated by hop aroma and flavor and comes with a bitter finish. The intensity of the hops was a good match for the spice in the sausage.
Blue Ridge Total Eclipse Stout with Milky Way Cake
Chocolate beer with chocolate cake. Does it get any better? The stout had an intense roasted flavor and malty sweet beginning with a bitter hop finish, much like a good piece of dark chocolate. Combine that with the explosive rich sweetness of the Milky Way cake and you have one hell of a desert combination.

Bring Untamed Beer to a party near you!

Needless to say, I had a great time this weekend at the tasting. I can’t think of anything I enjoy more than bringing new experiences to people, especially when beer is involved! Since this really seems to be my element, I am going to work on slowly building this up into something of a business. So, if you want to add a neat experience to your next party and impress all your friends with your beer connections, give me a holler at I’ll have more details and information to follow on my blog.


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2 Responses to Slow Food Columbia beer tasting

  1. waldie says:

    thanks for coming out. great selections on the beers! and, i agree, a good time was had by all!

  2. Izzy says:

    It was an event that got better as it went along, mainly because I don’t like bottom ferments. But also because of that astounding cake at the end.

    I’ve never had beer & cake before.

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