Win Tickets to the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival!

Win Tickets to the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival!

2013 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival

Beer takes over Atlantic City on April 5 and 6 for three sessions of the music-filled Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, and you could be there for free thanks to Bon Beer Voyage and Draft Magazine! Held at the Atlantic City Convention Center, acts like Rusted Root and Reverend Horton Heat will provide the soundtrack for a taste-fest of craft brews from across the country—think pours from North Coast, Firestone Walker, Evil Genius, Epic and Jersey’s own New Jersey Beer Co. Four beer lovers will win two tickets each to the session of their choice (transportation not included); complete the form below to enter! Contest ends March 22, 2013. Subject to official rules.

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Win Tickets to The Seceret Stash Bash

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What is the Seceret Stash Bash:The time has come for some of the greatest breweries you have ever known to break out the extra special beers from their brewer’s Secret Stash. Expect the unexpected: rare beers, cellared beers, barrel aged, blended, Brett, wild, and everything in between. Not only will you get to taste over 40 amazing beers in one setting, there will be notable brewery folks on hand to talk to you about their unique creations.

  • Souvenir tasting glass

  • Only 450 attendees

  • No long lines

  • No clueless volunteers

  • No common beers

Were: The Prado 5600 Roswell Road Sandy Springs, GA, USA 30342,
When: Saturday, March 09, 2013 – 2 – 6 pm
Hosted by: Taco Mac and 5 Seasons Brewing
Secret Stash Bash Made possible with help from:

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Click Here To Find Entry Form to Win 2 Tickets

Hurry! Contest Ends March 7th

 

Psst! Atlanta Area Beer Geeks!  Here’s a chance to WIN 2 TIX TO THE SOLD OUT

SECRET STASH BASH! YUP, that’s right, we’ve got the goods, but the festival is this weekend so we’re picking the winner on Thursday. Ya gotta enter to win and there’s no time to waste! So head on over to: www.bonbeer.com click on the contest tab and enter! Good Luck and Cheers!

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Beer #197 Allagash Fluxus 2009

Allagash Fluxus 2009

Allagash Fluxus 2009

Name: 2009 Fluxus

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Brewery:  Allagash Brewing Company  website

Country: USA

Region: Portland, Maine

ABV:  8.3% abv

How served:  750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a De Dolle Brouwers Oebier glass.

My Overall Opinion: Very Good 4 Stars a

I paired this beer with:  Would you believe a potato knish topped with deli mustard.

Tasted on:  Saturday March 2, 2013

Notes:  This is from batch #1.  This beer is no longer brewed.  This Ale is Brewed with Sweet Potatoes & Black Pepper

The cork came out of the bottle with a nice “pop”. The beer poured a mostly clear light golden color with a few floaters.  The head was white and about 2 fingers high which left a thin sticky lacing on the glass.       

The nose was very floral, herbal and peppery.  There were also hints of honey and an earthy funkiness.     

The 1st thing that hits me as I tasted this beer is the ground pepper and the spices from the yeast.  Mid way through I picked up some sweetness from the malts, brown sugar and a mild orangey flavor which mixed with the pepper, spices and earth flavors and a very faint pumpin pie (guess the punpkin pie was from the sweet potato).   This beer finishes on the dry side with a very refreshing finishes which lingers on the tongue.  

This beer had a medium crisp body with a nice carbonation level.

Overall I did this was a very delicious beer and very true to the Saison style, hopeful someday Allagash will make this one again.

On the Label:

[fluk-suh s] –noun, Latin.

1. a flowing or flow.

2. continuous change, passage or movements

Ale Brewed with Sweet Potatoes & Black Pepper

From their website: Allagash Fluxus

Fluxus is a beer brewed every year to commemorate the anniversary of our first beer sold in July 1995. The name Fluxus is Latin for continuous change, something we seem to find ourselves in. Every year, Fluxus is brewed with a different recipe, giving our brewers a chance to push the limits of beer.

*Allagash Fluxus is brewed to help fund a scholarship set up for pediatric nurses at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center. For details on the great work that they do there, go to mmc.org.

Fluxus: 2009 Ale brewed with Sweet Potato and Black Pepper

Fluxus ’09 was brewed in the style of the traditional Saison. For our twist, we added sweet potatoes, black pepper and a generous amount of hops. Sweet potatoes not only enhance its pale orange appearance, they contribute significant body. Centennial hops produce a bold grapefruit aroma, which is followed by a mild, honeysuckle sweetness. The intensity of both the pepper and hops are felt throughout, leaving a lingering warmth on the tongue. Papya, citrus and pepper dominate the flavor profile.

Description: Saison
ABV: 8.3%
Profile: Orange, Spicy Pepper, Full bodied, Citrus
Serving Temperature: 40°-50°F
Availability: No Longer Available – Last Brewed 2009
Package: 750ml bottle, 5.17 gallon keg
Ideal Within: One Year

Awards:  Bronze, World Beer Cup 2010

The Fluxus Series 2007-2012

2007 Fluxus: Rye Beer @10%abv

2008 Fluxus: Double White Beer @10%abv

2009 Fluxus: Saison @8.3%abv

2010 Fluxus: Imperial Chocolate Stout @10.3%abv

2011 Fluxus: Biere de Garde @8%abv

2012 Fluxus: Belgium Strong Golden Ale @7.7%abv

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