I went to Stub & Herb’s second beer tasting last night with my co-worker Scott and a couple of his friends that were eager to taste some great beers. The game room was once-again filled with 20-30 (?) people. We had a special guest that evening – Ted Marti from Schell’s. I had assumed that a brewery rep. or perhaps our buddy Dave would be talking, and that would have been just fine, but I thought it was very cool that the CEO of the second-oldest family-run brewery joined us. Lots of good beer (Original, Dark, Pilsner, Firebrick, Stout, Maibock and Einbecker Doppelbock), lots of good questions (I’ll get to that in just a minute), some good food (German sausage, sauerkraut and soft pretzels) and of course some great information for the beer geeks.
The questions… in case you’re curious – if forced to choose, Ted would pick the Pilsner as his favorite Schell’s beer. AND… drum roll here… the next anniversary beer is a dunkel. Details to come.
To finish out the night, Stub & Herb’s served two bonus beers. In order to win some prizes, we had to identify the beers from Stub & Herb’s selection. I knew one – I’d enjoyed it the night before, Avery’s Collaboration Not Litigation – but I couldn’t place the other. I knew it was pale, somewhat fruity, hoppy, biscuity… Left Hand Sawtooth Ale. Four people (myself included) took some nice prizes home from Schell’s and Stub and Herb’s.