Smithsonian Beer Gazetteer 2007 Series

The Smithsonian Resident Associate program sponsors a beer course every summer called the Beer Gazetteer and held at the venerable Brickskeller. I’m planning to attend this summer’s course. Click here for details and tickets.

Smithsonian Resident Associate

Here’s the schedule:

JUL 9 Pike Brewing Co., Seattle, Washington
Charles Finkel went from importing some of Europe’s finest beers to formulating his own award-winning recipes, such as Old Bawdy Barleywine, and Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale. His head brewer, Drew Cluley, talks about the process of creating these remarkable beers.

JUL 16 Schlafly Beer, St. Louis, Missouri
Tom Schlafly’s brewery and taproom have managed to thrive in the shadow of industry giant Anheuser-Busch. Schlafly offers more than 30 styles of beer annually, from a pale ale and oatmeal stout to a revolutionary gluten-free, sorghum-based beer.

JUL 23 Oskar Blues, Lyons, Colorado
Craft beer in cans? Brewpub owner Dale Katechis began using a hand-operated canning machine to package his hoppy pale ale and rich, malty Scotch ale and uncovered a whole new market for craft beer.

JUL 30 McNeill’s Brewery, Brattleboro, Vermont
A classically trained cellist known for his garish, tie-dyed T-shirts, Ray McNeill also makes some of the finest beers in New England, including Dead Horse IPA, Duck’s Breath Bitter, and Pullman’s Porter.

AUG 6 Weyerbacher Brewing Co., Easton, Penn
From brewing a strong, Belgian-style abbey beer known as a quadruple to an imperial pumpkin ale, Dan Weirback is an innovator—and he’s been experimenting extensively with oakbarrel-aged beers.

The Beer Gazetteer program is coordinated by Jim Dorsch, editor and publisher of American Brewer magazine (which happens to feature a column by me) and Greg Kitsock, editor of Mid-Atlantic Brewing News (and also features my articles) and beer columnist for the Washington Post.


4 Responses to Smithsonian Beer Gazetteer 2007 Series

  1. Keith says:

    Hay there. If you ever want some Weyerbacher direct from the brewery in Easton please feel free to contact me. They are open to the general public every Saturday. Often you can pick up new beers before they are pushed through the distribution chain. You can also get sixtels.

    Oh, and blame Dave for me finding you. 🙂

  2. beeractivist says:

    Keith! I’ll have to get up there for a visit sometime. I’m actually going to miss that one night of the series. Would love to visit the brewery some weekend.

  3. […] Pike Brewing beers presented by their head brewer Drew Cluley. This was night one of the five night Beer Gazetteer series sponsored by the Smithsonian and the Beer […]

  4. […] Tom Schlafly and his head brewer Dan Kopman presented a tasting at the Brickskeller as part of the Smithsonian Beer Gazetteer series. Click here for a recap of the first tasting in the series with Dan Cluley of Pike Brewing […]

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