Sunday, January 25, 2009

TWO Allagash Tastings Next Monday

IMPORTANT UPDATE (Sent in by the Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek; not sure what this means for the Flying Saucer tasting):

the alamo lake creek event tonight has been postponed due to the injury of Owner/Head Brewer (and host of the event) Rob Tod. While delivering a keg in Boston Rob took a nasty spill and broke his hand. It's important to know that this accident was only alcohol related in the sense that Rob was delivering a keg. Fortunately, we are still lucky enough to have Mr. Tod out for a tasting, we just need to wait roughly 6 weeks for him to recuperate. I apologize for the inconvenience. We will be refunding tickets within the next few days and everyone who purchased tickets in advance will be the first to know when this is rescheduled. We wish Rob a quick recovery.



Allagash is a mighty fine brewery in Portland, Maine ("the other Portland") specializing in Belgian-style ales. I guess they're trying to raise their profile here in Texas, because on Feb. 2, they're having not one but two tastings here — accompanied by some fine-sounding food, to boot.

Tasting Numero Uno:

The Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek is proud to present our latest beer tasting event. Join us on Monday February 2nd, 5pm, as we take a stroll through Allagash’s righteous catalogue of beer. The event will feature a selection of Allagash brews paired with assorted appetizers and set against a backdrop of amusing old-school beer commercials. In addition to this, we will have a secret special guest speaker from Portland, Maine who knows “everything there is to know about Allagash beer and their brewery.” Tickets are now available via www.drafthouse.com. The cost is $40 and includes admission, beer and appetizer pairings. The Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek is located at 13729 Research Blvd in Austin Texas.

Beers and food featured will include:
White- served w/ Green chili crab corn fritter

Dubbel- served w/ Mushroom cap stuffed with mozzarella, pepperoni, and bread crumbs

Tripel- served w/ Stilton and tripel pate a choux stuffed with beef tenderloin and balsamic reduction

Curieux- served w/ Jim Beam post oak smoked pork ribs

Odyssey- served w/ Almond milk ice cream

Musette- served w/ Bitter chocolate banana bread pudding

Tasting Numero Dos:

The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium will present a beer tasting featuring Portland, Maine-based Allagash Brewing Company on Monday, Feb. 2 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at its location at 815 W. 47th St.

The event will be hosted by brewery president and founder Rob Tod and will pair five of Allagash’s beers with small plates. Featured beers will include classic Allagash brews the White and the Tripel, as well as the barrel-aged Curieux, Odyssey and Musette.

Tickets are available at The Flying Saucer and are $40 for the general public and $35 for U.F.O. Club members. Space is limited, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

4 comments:

westworld said...

the Alamo tasting looks awesome. can you get all of those beers in texas normally?

Lee said...

The Dubbel and Tripel for sure; not sure about the others.

Kyle said...

Awesome. We'll try to be there. I love me the Belgian-style ales.

Kyle K.
Arbitraryandfanciful.wordpress.com

JGross said...

UPDATE:
the alamo lake creek event tonight has been postponed due to the injury of Owner/Head Brewer (and host of the event) Rob Tod. While delivering a keg in Boston Rob took a nasty spill and broke his hand. It's important to know that this accident was only alcohol related in the sense that Rob was delivering a keg. Fortunately, we are still lucky enough to have Mr. Tod out for a tasting, we just need to wait roughly 6 weeks for him to recuperate. I apologize for the inconvenience. We will be refunding tickets within the next few days and everyone who purchased tickets in advance will be the first to know when this is rescheduled. We wish Rob a quick recovery.