From Jake's Cigars & Spirits:
LINCOLN JAKE'S: This Friday will be a very special tapping party for Empyrean Brewing Company's Beer Quest winning Hibiscus Saison.
Beer Quest is a quarterly event which starts with 21 homebrewers going head to head in a private competition judged by certified beer judges, with the top 10 beers moving on to the Beer Quest public event. Brewers in this final round serve their beer and speak with the public about what processes and techniques they used to make their beer unique. The publics job is to try each one of the beers and rank the brewers in order of favorite. The winner of the public tasting is crowned the winning brewer, and is awarded the opportunity to brew the winning recipe on Empyrean's big brewery system.
No strangers to the winner's circle, Tim Thomssen and Dean Fryda are again the champs of the recent Beer Quest event. The theme of the latest competition was "Flower Power". Brewers were challenged to make the best possible beer using the flower of choice form a list of acceptable varieties.
Brewery description: "This beer features the use of hibiscus flowers and French saison yeast. The flowers lend the beer a red hue, fruity/ floral aroma and spicy flavor, the yeast makes the beer tart and dry. The combination makes for a wine-like appearance and taste, sweet and fruity up front and spicy and dry in the finish – a very refreshing change from other fall offerings."
Tim and Dean will be down to enjoy their winning beer with everyone, so come down and congratulate them over a pint or two!
Friday November, 9th at 5:00 pm. Jake's Lincoln (14th & P St.).