The folks over at Teller’s just recently released their beer list for their annual Hyde Park Craft Beer Symposia. For those of you not in the know, the Symposia is one of the most unique beer events in the Cincinnati-area. Breweries each bring two beers (mostly draft, though some bottle) to Teller’s for the event. It is very different from other beer festivals in that you sit at a table or at the bar and the beers are brought to you by the wait staff. It’s a cool way to be able to spend time drinking and discussing the beers with old and new friends, rather than waiting in line for a half hour to try a beer.
There are also educational panels which consist of the brewery reps, brewers, and others in the industry. The restaurant is closed during this evening to anyone except ticket-holders, so it’s a quite inclusive thing. They don’t oversell tickets either, unlike some other area events, so it’s a nice, comfortable, casual evening.
The price is $60, which includes pours of the 30+ beers they have available. Food is not included, so if you want something to snack on, you’ll be paying more than that. $60 definitely is not cheap for a beer event that doesn’t include food, but in my modest opinion, it is worth it. Last year they had a number of limited, draft-only beers that there is pretty much no chance you’d be trying anywhere else. Plus, sometimes you just have to treat yourself.
Proceed to the jump for the details on the event and the beer list…
Hyde Park Craft Beer Symposia; at Teller’s of Hyde Park; July 22 at 4:00PM. Purchase tickets HERE.
Brewer Tasting Information1.) Breckenridge Summer Cab Ride (4.5% ABV) – 14 week Cabernet Wine Barrel aged wheat ale made with white wheat, two row pale ale, Munich malt and Pacific northwest hops. 2.) Breckenridge Dryhopped Avalanche (5.4% ABV) cask pour – smooth amber with refre 3.) Dogfishhead Black and Blue (10.0% ABV) – Golden Belgian style ale made with fresh black and blueberries. Tart and fruity with Hallertau and Saaz hops. 4.) Dogfishhead Noble Rot (9.0% ABV) – Brewed with Pils Malt, organic Hard Red Winter Wheat malt; Warrior, Willamette, and Liberty hops; Saison yeast and Botrytis wine must 5.) Founders All Day IPA (4.8% ABV) – Balanced array of malts, grains and hops for a citrus body and grassy finish. 6.) Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown (9.6% ABV) – Brown ale brewed with hazelnut coffees producing sweet and nutty flavors with a creamy body. 7.) Goose Island Lolita – bottle pour (7.0% ABV) – Raspberry Belgian style ale brewed with brettanomyces and fresh raspberries; spice in the background. 8.) Goose Island Juliet – bottle pour (6.7% ABV) – Aged in Cabernet Barrels with blackberries. Tart, fruity, and spice similar to Belgian sour ale. 9.) Great Crescent Aurora Lager (5.7% ABV) – German Perle hops with German malts to create a Dortmunder Export Style lager. 10.) Great Crescent Bourbon Barrel Stout (8.0% ABV) – Aged in Maker’s Mark bourbon barrels yielding roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee flavors. 11.) Great Lakes Christmas Ale (7.5% ABV) – It’s Christmas in July. Cinnamon and ginger notes for a well balanced ale. 12.) Jolly Pumpkin De Viento (7.5% ABV) – A coffee saison brewed with grains of paradise, cinnamon, coriander, and saffron. 13.) Jolly Pumpkin E.S. Bam (4.7% ABV) – Farmhouse style ale with spice and grassy hops with citrus and a sour finish. 14.) Left Hand Chainsaw Ale (9.4% ABV) – Double ESB (extra special bitter) with balanced malt, hops, and body made with hard water for the true English style. 15.) Left Hand Haystack Wheat (4.9% ABV) – Hefeweizen with citrus and banana and clove, lemon and grass. 16.) Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Light Kolsch – Alltech (4.0% ABV) cask pour – dry hopped for extra bite with a crisp body and zesty finish. 17.) Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Coffee Stout – Alltech (6.0% ABV) – Roasted malt and Haitian coffee with hints of chocolate and cream. 18.) Nøgne Ø Tiger Tripel (9.0% ABV) – Belgian style tripel ale with banana, citrus, and herbs; sweet finish. 19.) Nøgne Ø Der Kollaborator (8.5% ABV) – Dark fruits, raisins, spice with hints of chocolate in this doppelbock. 20.) North Coast Le Merle ( 7.9% ABV) – Rustic ale with heavy hops and Belgian yeast for a Saison style ale. 21.) North Coast Old Stock Ale (11.7% ABV) – Their 2012 barley wine made with Maris Otter pale malt and Fuggles Hops; flavors of toffee, malt, berries and raisins. 22.) North Peak Archangel Summer Wheat ( 5.0% ABV) – A mild amber wheat with perle hops and a sweet and sour cherry finish. 23.) North Peak Nomad Cider (6.0% ABV) – Crisp, dry, tart apples with light spice of cinnamon. 24.) Stone Imperial Russian Stout (10.5% ABV) – Anise, black currants, coffee, roasted malt with the consistency of motor oil. VRROOOOMMMMMMMM! 25.) Stone Old Guardian 2010 (11.2% ABV) – Big malt and hops with notes of toffee, caramel, chewy hops in this barley wine. 26.) The Brew Kettle 4 C’s Pale Ale (6.0% ABV) – Hops and more hops. Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbus. Citrus over caramel. 27.) The Brew Kettle Ruddy Rye (5.5% ABV) – Toasted rye with spice and finishes with a citrus hop flavor. 28.) Thirsty Dog Cerebus 10 Dog Ale (10.0% ABV) – a Belgian trippel made with four Belgian yeasts; clove, floral notes, candied sugars. 29.) Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial Stout (9.7% ABV) – Creamy with roasted, toasted, and caramel malts; balanced with herbal hops. 30.) Tröegs Perpetual IPA (7.5% ABV) – “Imperial” pale ale using a hopback and dry-hopping method for citrus, pine and malt to balance. 31.) Tröegs Scratch 55 (8.6% ABV) – Double IPA made with Munich and Crystal malts and a pine and grapefruit hop bomb. 32.) Victory Headwaters Pale Ale (5.2% ABV) – Citrus and floral hops balanced with roasty malt made with their own water from the Brandywine creek. 33.) Victory Yakima Glory (Twilight) (8.7% ABV) – Bright Yakima valley hops and dark roasted malts.