The Brewmaster’s Table (Virtual Book Talk and Beer Tasting)
VIRTUAL INTERVIEW + BOOK TALK + BEER TASTING
How to experience this session:
This session will give participants guidelines on how to analyze a beer, find a harmonious beer-food pairings, and hear from expert brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, author of The Brewmaster’s Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food and owner of Brooklyn Brewery.
How to Participate in the Beer Tasting From Home
Purchase beer, food if you like. Have a glass of water on hand to cleanse your palate in between tastings. Gather a few clean glasses, take notes if you want, and get ready to have some fun!
Fort Collins Local:
We’ve partnered with Wilbur’s Total Beverage to build a special Book Fest Beer Tasting sampler.
- New Belgium Voodoo Ranger IPA
- Odell 90 Shilling Amber Ale
- Prost Weissbier German Style Wheat Ale
- Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils Bohemian Pilsner
- Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout
- Avery Liliko’i Kepolo Belgian Style White Ale (with passionfruit and spices)
- Amber Ale (any malt-forward, medium-bodied ale)
- Wheat beer (Hefeweizen or American Wheat)
- Pilsner (Craft version)
- Stout (Milk Stout/Chocolate Stout)-the key is chocolatey
- Fruited (Belgian) White/Wit/Wheat/Witbier–or any lighter fruity beer
- Slice of carrot cake or a chocolatey dessert (Whole Foods right next door to Wilbur’s has a great dessert selection/small bites)—really any dessert will be fun!
- Any cheese you might want to experiment with.
- Food you might already have at home. Examples: cheeses, meats, dips, crackers, snacks, desserts, candy, anything!
NOTE: the presenters emphasize that these beers and foods are just suggestions. It’s really about experimenting and finding the good, the bad and the ugly and a bit about why they work for you or don’t. Each person’s palate is different.