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Since 1995, Intelligentsia has been setting the standard of quality coffee roasting in this country. Buying their beans directly from growers in Central America, South America, East Africa, and Ethiopia, this Chicago-based roaster partnered with Michael Kiser, friend-of-the-brewery and author of Good Beer Hunting, to bring a unique event to their Pasadena location. More than ten years ago, brewers started utilizing coffee in their beers and what came of it was some of the world's most celebrated concoctions in brews like Three Floyds' Dark Lord and Goose Island's Bourbon County Coffee Stout. As modern American breweries push the limits of what beer can really be, Kiser will lead a panel discussion with visionaries from Solemn Oath, Lost Abbey, Stone, Firestone Walker, Angel City, and Goose Island. We're thrilled to take part, and you should share the details with any of your west coast friends, even the ones you don't like. Maybe you'll enjoy their company more if they have cool shit to talk about, like this event.
As the title of this event suggests, this gathering will be much like your sophomore year of undergrad back at Wichita State. Without pioneers like Sierra Nevada, there would be no Solemn Oath. Sierra Nevada continues to push out some of planet Earth's best beer and in celebration of that innovation comes this opportunity to sample some of the country's rarest hop-centric brews. As is often said, the Germans have their malt and the Belgians have their yeast, but we Americans have our hops. 50+ breweries all pouring either a single or wet hop offering. This is an event we're proud to be a part of, so hopefully you snagged a ticket. Representation from the region includes our friends at Half Acre, Sun King, Founders, and Bell's. So yeah, we're thinking you road trip it and scalp some tickets at the gate. It'll probably work out.
On occasion we leave the confines of our home state to spread our story with the rest of the world. These are those times.