Brewmaster 7-Course Rare Beer Dinner @ Old Major + Highland Tap & Burger Takeover (Apr 7)

Discussion in 'Mountain' started by Todd, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,700) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    To kickoff the Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, Old Major is throwing down on Mon, Apr 7.

    http://www.beeradvocate.com/events/info/66543/
    @Cfahooligan and I heard some of the details from the Old Major crew last week. Not to be missed.

    This is just a heads up/teaser. I'll post the menu/beer list as soon as we get it from them.

    And there's a post-party / tap takeover at Highland Tap & Burger:

    http://www.beeradvocate.com/events/info/66772/
     
  2. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Champion (860) Colorado Mar 22, 2012 Verified

    Not cheap but sounds awesome. I may have to do this.
     
  3. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Champion (860) Colorado Mar 22, 2012 Verified

    ...and I just realized this conflicts directly with the NCAA basketball championship game... making this decision harder... any chance Old Major has TV's in the background? I've never been...
     
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  4. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,700) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    You can record your game, but you can't record this slice of awesomeness.
     
  5. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Champion (860) Colorado Mar 22, 2012 Verified

    Somehow I forgot about my DVR... that is a really good point.. you may have just sold me...
     
  6. gueuzedreg

    gueuzedreg Advocate (565) Colorado Jan 18, 2013 Verified

    the championship game results will get back to you by the time you get home.

    *don't "turn your cell phone off/tech things off"*

    sounds like fun though...
     
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  7. Heard the dry hopped pear cider on tap at Old Major is ridiculous.
     
  8. Domingo

    Domingo Poobah (1,080) Colorado Apr 23, 2005 Verified Subscriber

    Probably can't make this one, but I'm definitely in for some future dinners.
     
  9. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Champion (860) Colorado Mar 22, 2012 Verified

    ....is anyone coming to this thing? I'm about to buy my ticket, but don't want to be there by myself...
     
  10. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Champion (860) Colorado Mar 22, 2012 Verified

    OK... I bought my ticket... I will hope that I'm going to see some DB Huna, PNC, OTWOA, and Abrasive/Darkness... if this happened... it would pay for my ticket X2.... I will see anyone there who's coming. Cheers!
     
  11. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Champion (860) Colorado Mar 22, 2012 Verified

    I think this might confirm the beer list... random that I found it on the flying dog website of all places...

    http://flyingdogales.com/landing-pages/cbc2014/

    ...and the tap takeover occuring the same day sounds amazing... (Darkness, Cacao Bender, Lil Opal, OTWOA, Lilikoi Kepolo etc...)

    I'm psyched!
     
  12. Jordantb313

    Jordantb313 Savant (265) Colorado Dec 19, 2012

    If you're gonna call it a "rare beer dinner" and price it at $100 I'd like to see a more exciting line up. I'll see ya at the tap takeover...
     
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  13. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,700) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    "Rare" is subjective these days. Knowing Old Major, it'll be worth the $100 for the food and company alone + 4 beers I've yet to try and 1 that I'd love to try again.

    Looking forward to both events.
     
  14. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,700) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    Re: the Highland Tap & Burger Takeover. I just got confirmation that most of the beers will be tapped starting @ 3pm, however, they'll be holding back some of the more special offerings until after the Old Major dinner.

    http://www.beeradvocate.com/events/info/66772/
     
  15. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,700) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

  16. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,700) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    I don't know about anyone else, but both events were a kickass time. Dinner was a bit long for our section, but having the brewers mingling with tables throughout the night was a nice touch. Food and beers were awesome too.

    Here's some food pics:
    https://twitter.com/ToddAlstrom/status/453384095687401472/photo/1
    https://twitter.com/ToddAlstrom/status/453384455051153408/photo/1
    https://twitter.com/ToddAlstrom/status/453389145763631104/photo/1
    https://twitter.com/ToddAlstrom/status/453395423105789952/photo/1
    https://twitter.com/ToddAlstrom/status/453398585170604032/photo/1
    https://twitter.com/ToddAlstrom/status/453411252958543872/photo/1

    And ending the night with Surly Darkness didn't suck, however, I could've done without those 3 shots of whiskey.
     
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  17. Cfahooligan

    Cfahooligan Events Director (495) Colorado Mar 19, 2001 Staff Member Verified

    Best pairing was the Trout ceviche course with Avery. The Maple Bacon creme caramel with DC Brau was also a fantastic pairing.
     
  18. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Champion (860) Colorado Mar 22, 2012 Verified

    I had an awesome time. Getting to meet all the brewers and reps was lots of fun.. Thanks for letting me know about this one guys. Cheers.
     
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