Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wine Club Oktoberfest

 For the second time, wine club decided to celebrate October with a beer tasting. Years ago, we sampled German and Belgian beers at the Biergarden, but this year, we decided to go to Birch Bar in Norfolk.

The bar is known for its wide selection of craft beers, and it's basically guaranteed most of them are ones you've never seen on a menu at any other bar. We sampled:
  • Stillwater Spiced Saison: Jen sampled this beer, brewed in Maryland.
  • Mead (sorry, I missed the name of it), which tasted like honey.
  • Nogne-o Porter: I had this one. It was rich, with a great aftertaste and easy drinkability. No bitterness like some porters.
  • Champagne cider, sampled by Erica. I missed the name, but it tasted like a sweeter version of Magner's (also known as Bulmer's depending on the country) cider.
P.S. If you check in at the Birch on FourSquare enough times, you can get a fun treat! Ashleigh got a delicious free pretzel with mustard.

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