New Belgium Blending Symposium

This event was apart of Seattle Beer Week 2011. Check out this year's events.

05/25 All Day

at The Stumbling Monk

This event is sold out.

Beer blending is a sensory art that has been relied on for centuries to ensure palatable beverages. Many of today’s specialty beers originated as test blends, or in fact are, themselves, blends of many different beers. In this class created especially for Seattle Beer Week, New Belgium brewer & master blender Eric Salazar will lead a slideshow & discussion on the genesis of Wild Ales such as La Folie, Le Terroir, & Eric’s Ale “from grain to glass”, with a focus on the blender’s art & techniques. This will be followed by a hands-on blending workshop where guests will be led through the process of experimenting & creating their own blended beer using samples of single-barrel unblended beer from New Belgium’s oak cellar, each dispensed from a bar-top gravity-fed cask. Guests will document their blend ratios & will be able to go home with a growler full of their very own Seattle Beer Week blended beer.

· Date: Weds May 25; 2 sessions: early afternoon (1pm-3pm) & late afternoon (4pm-6pm)

· Attendance capped at 25 guests per session

· Cost: $35/guest

· Price of admission gets: entry + 1 drink ticket + good snacks + growler-full of “custom blended” beer (we provide the growlers!)

· Guests must reserve their spot on the list at the Stumbling Monk; reservations are pre-paid

· Questions can be directed to either Rob at the Stumbling Monk (206.860.0916), or me, Todd Gillman (