Upcoming Fun With Amazing Beer

It’s been a few weeks, guys. As you might have noticed, we’ve been busy begging, nagging, and otherwise harassing you for your votes. Fortunately, for you, the voting for the Pilsner Urquell contest has been closed for about a week now, and we’re ready to give to you. Here’s the lowdown on some of the amazing beer related wonderfulness you can expect over the course of the next few weeks.

Next Wednesday, September 11 the fine people from New Belgium roll in for a good old fashioned tap invasion. We’ll be featuring a large selection of their great brews, including Pluot, Paardebloem, Biere de Mars, Biere de Garde, Cascara Quad, Abbey, Trippel, Heavenly Feijoa, Rolle Bolle, and Rampant. The links take you to descriptions of each beer. For those of you without the time and/or motivation to go through each of those, I assure you, that there’s a little bit of everything. From the complex, to the straightforward, from the traditional, to the experimental, from big, rich brews, to the very easy drinking, this event has a little something for everybody. Everything kicks off at 5 PM. The music of the Jefferson County Green Band starts at 8. Don’t you dare miss out.

The very next day, Thursday, September 12 will be all about the Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s first microbrewery. We’ve had some of their bottles before, but this is the first time we’ll be able to hook you up with some right off the wall. We’ll definitely have my favorite, the Flashback India Brown. We’ll also have the always popular Hazed and Infused dry hopped ale on the wall. We’ll also have their Mojo IPA, both on a regular draft line, and on nitrogen. You’ll be amazed at what a difference a little gas makes. (insert your own fart joke here) Charles tells me that there just might be a special, surprise brew coming too. This one starts at 5 as well, and Boulder will be our craft brewer for the night. Plus, we’ll have the homebrew stylings of Mike and Lori Behere, as well as Andrew Gross as part of our ongoing Jimmy Carter Happy Hour.

Tuesday, the 24th will bring us a very special beer, indeed. The lovely people from Doll Distributing are bringing us something completely new. Something you’ve never seen before. Something that I’m very excited about, and you should be too. Stone Brewing Company’s Imperial Stout, aged in Templeton Rye barrels. Surprisingly enough, we’re tapping it at 5. I’m not even going to try to talk you into this one. If you don’t feel like this is something you should drop everything and get over here for, I’m not sure we can even be friends anymore. Oh, and our good friend Andy Fleming will be dropping the tunes starting at 8, too. He’s going to try some. He’s cool like that.

The first weekend of October is our annual Jamtoberfest. This year, at the center of a whole weekend of awesome is this:

More details are forthcoming on this one, and on all of Jamtoberfest. Stay tuned. Until then, happy tippling.

Oh, and by the way, October 5th happens to be my birthday. Just wanted to make sure you had enough time to think about what to get me. Beer’s always good.


About Sean

Sean Courtney (manager/bartender) has been with El Bait Shop for more than four years. He's been a part of the Central Iowa restaurant scene for longer than he cares to admit. He enjoys Pale Ales, Stouts, holding hands, long walks on the beach, growing facial hair, run on sentences, and sarcasm.

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