The best beers are measured by their taste, complexity, and gravity, the latter referring to how much time the mash spent brewing in outer space. Tipple an extraterrestrial brew with today’s Groupon to the Holiday Beer Tasting in the school hall at St. Paul Catholic Church on Saturday, November 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get admission for two (up to a $60 value).
- For $70, you get admission for six (up to a $180 value).<p>
More than 25 breweries ready their kegs in anticipation of the Holiday Beer Tasting, where guests can sip more than 100 varieties of craft beer and ciders paired with a spread of filling snacks. Hops-wranglers from houses of brew such as Flying Dog, New Belgium, and Crispin Cider Company pour unlimited samples of their foamy creations for attendees to rank by taste, body, and how much the bubbling carbonation’s sound resembles drum solos. Free-flowing foods accompany the libations, such as tacos, nachos, and sausages perched atop fresh rolls, intermingling their flavors with the beverages and soaking up any spilled head.
Every guest receives a free entry to win a wheelbarrow full of beer—if they are capable of getting it home without tipping it over. Patrons can also browse more than 40 items and baskets at the silent auction and take home their sampling glass as a souvenir of the event.
Holiday Beer Tasting at St Paul's Catholic Church
In the Lower Halls of St. Paul's Catholic Church, revelers toast to the holiday season at the Holiday Beer Tasting. The event's name belies its eclectic and huge selection: more than 100 craft beers, ciders, and imports. While it might be tough to taste them all in one night without sprouting a second mouth, one lucky person won't have to. At the end of the night is a drawing where the winner will take home a "Wheelbarrow of Beer" prize, consisting of a wheelbarrow's worth of samples—one of each of the festival's brews.