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Cincinnati beer nerds minds blown by tasting event [updated]

Mayday Northside Craft Beer Tasting Contest

So the fellas over at Queen City Drinks just posted details on a mind blowing craft beer tasting event officially dubbed as a contest. I’m not completely clear on the contest but it sounds like a blind taste test may be in store. The beer list reads like a Beer Advocate or Rate Beer hall of fame and has a lineup of beers not distributed (hell some can’t legally be sold) in Ohio. Seriously, it’s pretty remarkable and any real beer nerd would love to have half of the stash sitting in their fridge and/or cellar.

I have this marked on my calendar and a sitter lined up for the kids. This is one event NOT to be missed – assuming this all comes to fruition. Part of me is cautiously optimistic. The other part is beyond geeked. Here are the details and my commentary on the beer lineup….

UPDATED 12/3/2012

Attend at your own risk. It appears the list was a bit overstated. Too good to be true, I suppose. Lesson learned!



CRAFT BEER TASTING CONTEST

WHAT: CRAFT BEER TASTING CONTEST

WHERE: Mayday

WHEN: Saturday, December 8th, 2012 8pm-10pm

Join us for our Craft Beer Tasting contest!

* Featuring beer from top craft breweries around the country

* Chance to taste specialty beers

* Prizes each round

* Food and drink specials all night

* Limited Edition Specialty Brew and Beer Cheese for our number one Beer Connoisseur

$10 gets you a chance to taste all the beer you can name

The beer starts flowing at 8PM, arrive early to get your tickets

Like us on facebook for more information

Russian River Pliny the Elder (Holy Grail beer, read my review)

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (Holy Grail beer, I’ve only had the pleasure once – would love to have at it again)

Bell’s Hopslam (Limited annual release and always a hophead crowd pleaser)

Stone Arrogant Bastard

Sierra Nevada Celebration

Sierra Nevada Torpedo

Stone Ruination

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Stone Sublimely Self Righteous

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (Holy Grail beer, I just picked up a 4-pk out of town for $28!! Review forthcoming)

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

New Glarus Belgian Red (Not distributed around here)

North Coast Old Rasputin

Bell’s Expedition Stout

Deschutes The Abyss (Not distributed around here)

Left Hand Milk Stout

Odell IPA (Not distributed around here)

Samuel Adams Noble Pils

Surly Furious (Not distributed around here, highly regarded brewery)

Troegs Nugget Nectar

Rogue Dead Guy Ale

Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Anchor Steam

Bear Republic Racer 5

Ommegang Three Philosophers

Oskar Blues Ten Fidy

Three Floyds Alpha King

Three Floyds Dark Lord (Holy Grail beer released once per year at a festival, bottles sell for $100 on ebay)

Avery Maharaja

Dogfish Head Indian Brown

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron

Three Floyds Gumballhead

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA (Can’t be sold in Ohio due to vague 18-20% ABV, had it recently and it was great)

Lost Abbey Angel’s Share (Not distributed around here)

New Belgium La Folie

New Belgium Ranger

Oskar Blues Old Chub

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

Great Divide Yeti

New Belgium 1554

Russian River Blind Pig (People maim and murder for Russian River)

Ska Modus Hoperandi (Not distributed around here)

Alesmith Speedway Stout

Dark Horse Crooked Tree

Green Flash West Coast IPA

Summit EPA

Victory Prima Pils

Queen City Drinks Ridiculous beer tasting contest ...

Mike Stuart

Craft beer enthusiast and hombrew dabbler. Part-time writer, sometimes funny.

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