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Easy access to rare beers, and a burger

Hunting down rare or at least, hard to find, beers is pretty much a sport for the beer nerd.  But who doesn’t love to catch a break every once in awhile?  If you haven’t had any luck securing beers like Three Floyds Zombie Dust or Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout – here’s your chance.  If you’re quick…

How To Get Said Beers

The Party Source has just announced their lineup of “Burgers and Beers” weekly beer tasting events held at their store in Bellevue, KY.  This is an easy way to guarantee yourself access to some hard to find beers.  I was reviewing the list and a few jumped out at me that will likely be very popular.

  • Thursday, July 18 – Zombies, Bastards, and just plain Evil (Twin): This features the delicious, and often elusive, Zombie Dust by Three Floyds in addition to a solid lineup of other beers.  $15 ensures you get a drink of ZD plus other beers and a bite to eat.  Better hurry, this will surely sell out soon.
  • Thursday, June 20 – Duck Dynasty:  This features a lineup of Goose Island’s great belgian beers along with the wildly popular (and usually sold out) Bourbon County Brand Stout.  You can also grab some Big John stout that doesn’t come around too often.
  • Thursday, June 6 – Quaff Bros.: Okay so maybe this isn’t a lineup of the rare, mythical, trade-your-first-born type of beers but these are only available at The Party Source and are brewed in limited quantities.  The couple I have tried have been outstanding so I’m going to do my best to make it to this one.  They will offer What the Wheat?, Brown Chicken Brown Cow, Sour Grapes!, Manhattan Project, Savage Blank & Big Kahuna.

More About Burgers and Beers

I first went two years ago on a random whim and then made sure that I made a few last year.  I like the event for a number of reasons, besides just the great beers.  You can register and pay online secure a spot, but make sure you still get there early to get a good seat.  You get to sit outside to dine and drink which is my ideal venue when weather permits. The burgers are actually pretty damn good so you definitely get your money’s worth.  There is a raffle for beer, beer swag, and other goodies each time which support a variety of charitable endeavors.  I’m pretty sure I’ve won something every time (and I probably just screwed myself).  You also get a 15% discount on beer purchases that day with your paid admission.  They are also cool about you buying other non-featured beers from the walk-in cooler to bring outside and enjoy.  As a bonus, there is always quality live music.

The current schedule only shows through July but in past years they have gone into October as the weather held up.  I highly recommend you check it out – even if you aren’t on the hunt for a rare beer.

Mike Stuart

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

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