30 October 2009
We wasted no time and went right to the drinking this morning (my kind of show). The guys (and Ruthie) tasted Andechs Dunkel, and after Ruthie declared last weeks Andechs Helles to be a “wussie” beer, it was a Dunkel love-fest….and why not. This is a wonderful beer and one I was lucky enough to have come back with Mrs. Beerbuzz’s on her trip to Berlin last fall (see photo). We still have a bottle laying down in our cellar to enjoy in the future.
Today’s guest appearance on the show is Scranton native (and brewmaster @ BrewWorks in Bethlehem), Beau Baden. Beau brought a few beers to taste including their 2009 GABF winners Bagpiper’s Scotch Ale (Silver 2009, Bronze 2008) and Rude Elf’s Reserve (Bronze 2009). Congratulations to Beau & BrewWorks for their GABF medals. The REALLY big news of the day is that BrewWorks has received TTB Label approval and will be bottling their beers. Looks like Hop’solutely and Rude Elf’s Reserve will be bottled in 22oz cork & caged bottles for distribution in our area. Since Beau grew up literally across the street from Coopers, watch for BrewWorks bottles @ Coopers and possibly at a few other local outlets. Cheers to Beau and the guys (and of course Ruthie)…can’t wait to try the new bottles heading our way.