As we walked into this venue I was struck at how intimate and well set-up the area was, and, as I came to find out later in the night, some of the proceeds were going to charity (Pomona Regional Hospital). I was stoked to find out that my new brewery of choice, Stone Brewery, was going to be present. It was my lucky night because I got to try out that beer I mentioned in my other blog “Bitter Beer Get a Bad Rap,” Double B@stard Ale. This beer is known as an American Strong Ale … A bit too bitter for the man who has come to love these ales, but I leave the choice up to you.
The Alpine Bier Fest was a darn good time with great beers and great people. Housed in a giant tent that will be used for the upcoming Oktoberfest Beer Extravaganza, we felt wide open and ready to explore. Along the walls, most all of the taps were numbered, and every guest was given a list telling them number, brewer, beer, ABV and style from each tap or table. With over 100 beers to choose from this list was held close like a treasure map. For the $40 entry you also got a wonderful tasting glass and twenty stubs for the beer. I was much less waiting at each tap, plus, everyone got to pick the brewers brains about their beers. And everyone knows brewers love to talk about their beer!
We got to try some very unique flavors, such as Stones' “Enjoy By 9/21/12”, this is a mind blowing Double IPA that hits with a hops and a strong citrus that will spin your head. Enjoy indeed.