Monday, June 16, 2008

Super Beer - Joseph and the Spelt Colored Dreamcoat

Tuesdays at Teresa's Next Door are a side-step of the usual offerings and always feature surprises, special flights, and pairings that are unavailable any other day of the week. The day is sometimes used as a proving ground for something new headed towards the menu and leaves room for lots of experimentation. As you'll read by kindly clicking forward, this Tuesday will be a step besides the usual side-step. A bit of a tango if you will.

Win It Too Imports (they run with the Global Beer Network) has had a quite a few of their beers on Teresa's menu. The bottle cooler is always well stocked with Monk's Flemish Red, Petrus, Gulden Draak, Brugse Zot, Popperings, and Troubador. The taps have poured the Golden Dragon as well as, Augustijn, Piraat, Boucanier, and Bornem. So then, it makes perfect sense that the Win It crew is heading to the Main Line to hang out and get you to drink more of their beer.

Tomorrow, on a very special Tasty Tuesday, there will be some great beers on tap and some special fixins’ on the pairing list (more on that later today)* to make a trip by ride or rail well worth it. If i haven’t said enough to get you all hot and bothered by this, allow me to elaborate...Petrus Oud Bruin on tap. I can recall seeing Petrus on tap only twice in recent memory, Ortino’s had the Dubbel and i think The Flying Pig had a holiday beer on. This is kind of a big deal for myself and several people i know. Oud Bruin is one of the first sour beers i ever tasted and it began a love affair that will see no end.

Timing surely has much to do with our perceptions of taste at a certain point in our lives. When you’ve tasted something so many times in so many ways, its hard to imagine anything that could come along and open a new door. This is how i met the Oud Bruin and all of her sour friends. If you haven’t taken the plunge yet, this is going to be a great opportunity to taste a great beer that’s rarely available on tap ‘round these parts.

There’s a possibility of Super Beer making an appearance and i’m curious to see if there will be any bottles of Joseph (organic beer made from Spelt) around to taste. It’ll be a fun night for beer on the heels of some great events in the area.

* UPDATE... looks like 6 taps of Win It Too products and some good eats that include quail and boar. Sign me up. For those that fell in love with my beer, Popperings Hommelbier, at Memphis Taproom when they opened- here's a chance to get another crack at it on tap.

4 comments:

Vickie's Nephew said...

I think Oud Bruin is a dude....

Dr Joel said...

Probably true, but i did make a comment about a love affair...consistency is a point of pride around here.

Anonymous said...

I picture Oud Bruin as a bear. Male, of course.

vickie said...

I seriously have objections to the first poster's name....