Today April 7th 2011 is America’s National Beer Day, by coincidence it is also my Birthday too, (I’m about 29 if anyone is asking..).
By even more of a coincidence my good lady wife Rach, has uncannily based my birthday present selection around a beery theme!
So just when you thought you were seeing light at the end of the tunnel as I had reached beer number 42 in the 100 Belgian Beer Challenge:
To aid me in my newly expanded search, she also signed me up to MyBreweryTap‘s 52 Week Beer Club which is basically a box of 13 different and diverse beers delivered each quarter, taken from some of the UK’s fine breweries.
“We’ll ensure a truly diverse mixture of the best of our breweries ales, be they hoppy west country summer ales, more-ish best bitters from Yorkshire, dark and delicious porters from London, you’ll be guaranteed 13 bottles a quarter of diverse and interesting micro brewery ale which you simply wouldn’t be able to collect together anywhere else.”
“There’ll be Pale Ales, Porters, IPA’s, Double IPA’s, Imperial Stouts, special Seasonal beers and even collaborative beers between different breweries. We will endeavour to source classic and unusual US beers in a wide range of styles.
Contrary to most peoples opinions of American beer, the US has arguably the most vibrant and interesting craft brewery scene in the world. Craft brewers unhindered by traditional styles and flavours have since the late 70’s been re-inventing and re-defining styles of beer with amazing results. Our mission is to bring you an interesting mix of the best of their output.”
I couldn’t agree more with the last statement, in the last few weeks I’ve sampled some absolutely fabulous beers from the USA Craft Brewers and I can’t wait to get stuck into this little lot…
Finally, to top it off, two tickets to The Great British Beer Festival in August…
Truly a Happy ,Beery, Birthday 🙂