Sunday, January 30, 2011
3rd Annual Stein's Deli Beer Tasting 2011
Once again Dan Stein held his Stein's Beer Day and once again it was impressive. I missed last years due to living in Florida but was at the first one and the one last night. It's nice to see how the New Orleans craft beer market is increasing. A lot of people came out last night! Floriano from International and Matt and Kyle from Southern Eagle represented the distributors that showed up. Not sure why Crescent Crown and Glazers didn't show. Their loss.
The beers that were consumed were many. Just a list of some of the beers that I was able to log into Untappd were:
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus
Southern Tier Choklat 2009 and 2008
Boulevard 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Sam Adams Utopias
Boulevard Harvest Dance Wheat Wine
SKA Brewing Decadent Imperial IPA
Alesmith Anvil Ale
Others I remember trying:
Midnight Sun Panty Peeler
Russian River Consecration
They seriously had A LOT of beer flowing. I couldn't keep up with everything I was trying but had a blast being able to try all those beers, meet a lot of new people and hang out with old friends(even if one did throw up in my Jeep on the way back to his hotel).
The beer scene in New Orleans is getting better and better every day. Three years ago the Beeradvocate tastings began with 5 people and now there is around 75+ showing up to each event. Amazing! Thanks to Dan Stein and his crew for hosting the event and I look forward to the summer tasting we'll be having. Not sure where we will be having the event but stay tuned!
The Beer Buddha