Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Coming this Week: NAOBF

How could it be possible that NAOBF (North American Organic Brewers Festival) is this week? That would mean...oh, dear...that this is the LAST week of June. No...no, can it really be?

After getting over the shock, I took a bit of time to dive into the list of breweries and beers for the festival. My short list of beers to try includes:
Ambacht Brewing Ambacht G++ Ale - Although it's listed as a Belgian Strong Golden (not a favorite style of mine), it was aged in Heaven Hill whiskey barrels that were previously used by Hair of the Dog who left the cherries from Cherry Adam in the barrels. Great upcycling or not? We'll see.
Fort George Brewery & Public House Forbidden Wonder Fruit Ale - A beer made with kiwis and "Forbidden Fruit" yeast. I've never had a beer made with kiwis so of course I'll have to try it.
Laht Neppur Brewing Co. Peach Hefeweizen - I'm not a hefe fan, but I'm interested to see how the peaches play with the base beer.
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Aberrant - I generally like farmhouse beers and I've yet to have anything from Logsdon that I didn't like. Hopefully the streak will continue.
Summit Brewing Co. Unchained #12: 100% Organic Ale - I miss drinking Summit's beers and you won't catch me missing the chance to have beer from an (old) hometown favorite.
Two Kilts Brewing Co. BEET-nik - Over the weekend I had the best beet beer to date and it'll be interesting to see how this one compares.
Uncommon Brewers Bacon Brown Ale - There's bacon in it. Enough said.

This year is the 9th Annual NAOBF and it has grown to the point that it now covers four days, June 27 - 30. The location, Overlook Park, is a great space and I was pleased to find so many beers I enjoyed last year. I won't drink a beer simply because it's organic but if I have a beer that I enjoy and it happens to be organic, all the better. This festival does a great job of showcasing great tasting, organic beer.

So far the forecast for the end of the week is looking perfect for drinking outdoors. See you there!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I think I'm definitely gonna have to hit this up on Saturday.