The Sour Beer Symposium: The Art & Science of Blending

What: Beer Release / Tasting

When: Friday - November 15, 2013 @ 04:00PM to Friday - November 15, 2013 @ 09:00PM

Where: Bottom Lounge, Chicago, Illinois
NEW BELGIUM's SOUR BEER SYMPOSIUM series is making its Chicago stop at Bottom Lounge on Nov. 15th to kick-off another wood and funk FOBAB weekend. The Symposium and Blending Workshop is hosted by New Belgium Brewing’s Wood Beer Blender/Brewer Lauren Salazar, and Wood Beer Specialist , Eric Salazar.

First, the sour beer faithful will be taken through the art of blending beers by Eric and Lauren, from grain to glass, focusing on the blender’s art and technique.

Then guests will get lost in the woods – blending their own sour beer using unblended base beer samples from different foeders kept in the brewery’s cellar, creating their own "La Folie."

The event will be held in the upstairs bar at Bottom Lounge with La Folie on tap plus some appetizers and charcuterie to nosh before we kick things off, both included with ticket. There will two sessions each lasting two hours with 50 guests per session. Must buy tickets ahead of time through Bottom Lounge.

1st session - 4-6pm
2nd session - 7-9pm

Visit Website  
Went: 1
Submitted by: gadabout
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.