Brewer’s Republic hosted an event in collaboration with Oskar Blues Brewery and Common Cause Catering on Saturday afternoon. Zach Houlahan, the regional rep for Oskar Blues, was able to bring some rare treats for a special BBQ meal. Zach brought beef fed on spent grains from the Oskar Blues farm. Front Range BBQ then smoked the beef and created brisket and ribs for the event. Common Cause Catering created a wonderful BBQ meal from the beef that included beans, potato salad, and their special BBQ sauce. Zach was also able to get his hands on a rare keg of cedar aged Dales Pale Ale for the event along with kegs of most of their other beers. The cedar aged Dales was fantastic and well worth the visit. My only critique of the event was that there wasn’t too many people taking advantage of this unique dinner. More advertising may remedy this next time. We didn’t even know about it that far in advance.
|Cedar Aged Dales Pale Ale|
|Oskar Blues’ farm raised brisket and ribs|
|Melissa from Common Cause Catering serving the BBQ to BR owner Jason Curlis|
Also on Saturday, Phantom Canyon released the limited run of Methuselah Rookie Card. The beer sold out in just over an hour and we were able to get a couple bottles. Alan and Mike were around to talk with all the beer geeks about the beer and some interesting changes to Phantom Canyon, including the replacement of the Railyard beer with a new Pale Ale that wasn’t available yet. While there I got to try the new cask…a couple of times…The beer is a Scottish Pale Ale, based on a recipe from Usher Brewing in Edinburgh from 1885. There are apparently a few changes to the malt bill making the beer a bit darker and the beer has an absolutely lovely lingering bitterness. Another great cask from Phantom.
What’d you drink this weekend?