Friday, March 2, 2007

Unibroue Tasting at Hy-Vee

Jeff Mapes, the liquor manager at our local Hy-Vee grocery store, has been doing a great job of bringing excellent beers to our small city in northeastern Nebraska. This week, he hosted a tasting of beers from Canada's fantastic Unibroue brewery. With about 25 people in attendance, including Paris and me, Jeff brought out a four-pack each of:

Jeff also offers La Terrible and 15 in his store, and after a little cajoling, he brought a up a 750-ml bottle of each for our enjoyment.

The beers were all excellent and fresh (except the Éphémère, but that's just because I don't like fruit beers), and the beer and Cajun brats were tasty too. After the show, we went through the liquor section and bought some Unibroue four-packs for the cellar.

Hy-Vee's next event will be March 15, an Irish-themed party involving several Stouts and Irish Red Ales, whisky, and corned beef and cabbage. I'll even bring some of my 1916 Irish Stout!

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