Monday, March 14, 2011

April Sours on the Horizon (April 16, from noon until 5 p.m.)

With the official launch of spring less than a week away, it’s time for those April Sours to take center stage at Jimmy’s. Afterall, nothing wakes up our palates from winter’s heavy, stronger beers quite like refreshing, food-friendly sour and lambic beers! On Saturday, April 16, from noon until 5 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43 and Beermenus will team up to feature some of the top boutique importers—Shelton Brothers, B United, and 12 Percent—alongside some of the best, select American sour beers. Traditional lambics and flemish reds from Belgium along with Berliner Weisse from Germany now have spawned sour/wild yeast beers in America, Italy and Canada.

Included with the expo-style small batch, new and classic sour beers will be food pairings, including local cheese, charuterie and chocolate. Our top pairing? Charcuterie and Flemish sour: Sam Barbieri's head cheese with vintage Rodenbach! The menu below offers a full day of eating and drinking. Click here for details on special pricing for tickets!

Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Weisse 11.2oz & 30L keg
Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Weisse w/Bretanomyces 30L keg
Bayerischer Bahnhof Porticus (Doppel Porter w/Bretanomyces) 11.2oz
Bayerischer Bahnhof Leipziger Gose 11.2oz & 30L keg
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse 16.9oz & 30L keg
Professor Fritz Briem 13th Century Gruit 16.9oz

Hanssens Oud Geueze 12.7oz & 25.4oz
Hanssens Kriek 12.7oz & 25.4oz
Hanssens Experimental Raspberry 12.7oz
Hanssens Scaranbecca Kriek 2009 12.7oz
De Dolle Oerbier 11.2oz
De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout 11.2oz
and maybe something special from Smisje

BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien (2005, 2007, and 2009 available) 25.4oz
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien Grand Cru Edition 12.7oz

Dolli Raptor
Bran Reserva
Quarta Runa
BB Dexi

Hopfenstark boson de higgs rauch Berlinerweisse (Quebec)
Hopfenstark saison du repois sour saison (Quebec)

B UNITED—will include Belgian, Italian, German

(All from Belgium)
De ranke kriek
De ranke cuvee de ranke
Drei fonteinen oude gueze
Drei fonteinen schaerbeekse kriek
Cantillon classic gueze
Cantillon kriek
Cantillon rose de gambrinus
Cantillon cuvee des champions

Rodenbach vintage
Boon kriek.

Cascade kriek
Leelanau selection
Jolly pumpkin selection
Allagash selection
The bruery selection
White birch selection
Blind bat selection

Food provided by:
Jimmy's No.43 (whole ham legs)
The Piggery (charcuterie)
Salumeria Biellese (assorted salami)
Heritage Foods (heritage bacon, heritage prosciutto)
East village meat market (sausages, kielbasa)
Ricks Picks Pickles
Orwashers Bread
Roni Sue Chocolate

More to come!