Harpoon Beer Tasting at Smoke Daddy

28_glacier09Brewer John Baker Leads “100 Barrel Series” Event

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Brewer John Baker from Harpoon Brewery (creator of the previously released, limited edition “100 Barrel Series – Catamount Maple Wheat”) will discuss and sample Harpoon’s 28th session of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series.

This series celebrates the year’s hop harvest with Glacier Harvest Wet Hop beer, a pale ale made with fresh Glacier hops. Smoke Daddy’s public tasting event will feature a special beer menu with Harpoon Brewery beers, including Harpoon IPA and Harpoon Leviathan Series, available in addition to the Glacier Harvest sampling.

The Harpoon 100 Barrel Series is a return to our brewing roots. We call it the 100 Barrel Series because that’s exactly what it is— one-of-a-kind limited batch creations fashioned by a Harpoon brewer. The 28th edition (Glacier Harvest Wet Hop
) by Harpoon brewer Ray Dobens, has a heroic dose of fresh hops from the day of the harvest.The hop flavor and aroma from this copper-colored ale comes from a generous late addition of freshly harvested “wet” hops.

The origins of India Pale Ale (IPA) dictate its flavor profile. As a result of needing a beer that could withstand the trip from England to India via unrefrigerated sailing vessels, the English brewers took advantage of two natural preservatives: alcohol and hops. Harpoon IPA is an interpretation of the classic English style using hops and malt grown in the United States.

The Harpoon Leviathan Series surfaced at Harpoon in the summer of 2008. The series is an exploration in brewing big beers for adventurous palates. Leviathan beers will be brewed in 120-barrel batches.

Smoke Daddy Rhythm and BarBQue
1804 West Division, Chicago, IL 60622

Tuesdays, 11:30am-11:00pm. Free, live music at 9:00pm.


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