…And on we forge with another big weekend of prosts and toasts in the books. On Saturday October 15, 2011, Saraveza Bottleshop & Pasty Tavern witnessed friends and family alike for a heartwarming salute to the craft beer industry. For this year’s celebration, general manager Jonathan Carmean spoke to an attentive audience about the importance of a genuine public house atmosphere, and how the patrons of the pub have been an integral part of the pubs growth. He also pointed to the interpersonal growth of the staff at owner Sarah Pederson‘s bar over the past year. Carmean said “Our staff is nothing short of exemplary”, adding, “We’ve all seen new life brought into the world and have all adopted Sarah and Ryan’s daughter Roxanna as our own.” The beloved Carmean punctuated the sentiments of the evening by saying “This is more than a job, this is a way of life”, to which he was answered with cheers. Following some thoughtful comments and showing of appreciation, Carmean’s final toast was a Oaxacan adage in light of the forthcoming Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to which several small snifters of Russian River Consecration were lifted. Then he stated “No estamos aquí por un largo tiempo que estamos aquí por un buen tiempo”, which in English translates to “We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time.”
The beer selection on this night was outstanding as would be expected. A three year vertical (2009-2011) of Consecration poured on tap as well as other notables such as Barley Brown’s Awesome Imperial Cascadian Dark Ale, Logsdon Farmhouse Fresh Hop Seizoen, 2010 The Bruery Autumn Maple, and Haandbryggeriet “Odin’s Tipple” Imperial Dark Norse Ale, to name a few. Sugar Pimp’s Lori Clinton Adams, put forth a beautiful Schilitz finger cake with three digits raised. The offering, made with Southern Tier Mocha, was shared and paired with the tart currant-laden Consecration. Several notable brewers and industry folks were in attendance for Saraveza’s big night and it was evident that a great time was had by all.
Brewpublic Kicks off KillerBeerWeek at Roscoe’s
Sunday October 16, 2011 was a struggle. The remnants of abused and tormented livers made it over to Roscoe’s Pub to kickoff Brewpublic’s KillerBeerWeek. Like Saraveza, our craft beer blog celebrates a threepeat this week with an eight day showing of interesting and unique, if not great beers at some of our favorite local haunts. Roscoe’s offered flights, glasses, and pints of a vast variety of brews from near and far. Some highlights included the release of Upright’s 2011 Late Harvest sour ale, Oakshire’s ramped up Very Ill Tempered Gnome, Lompoc’s California Steamin’ Common Ale, the debut of Boneyard’s latest Experimental IPA, and a mouthwateringly tart gem known as Red Label Scotch from Cascade Brewing. Big thanks to Jeremy, Quyen, and the entire staff at Roscoe’s for getting things kicked off with a bang. We look forward to seeing you throughout the week at our other events that we are confident will be a lot of fun and quite delicious. Cheers!
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This post was written by Angelo on October 17, 2011