From Jake's Cigars & Spirits, Lincoln:
This Friday (1/9) LINCOLN JAKE'S: This Friday will be a very special tapping party for Empyrean Brewing Company's Beer Quest winning Winter Ale, originally brewed by Lincoln homebrewer Bryon Belding.
For those who have never heard of Beer Quest, it is an Empyrean Brewing Company 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 public's 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.
Brewery description: "This strong golden winter warmer ale is flavored with orange marmalade and traditional holiday spices. Well balanced in flavor with sweet orange character and a mild kick of cinnamon and ginger in the finish".
Bryon will be down to enjoy his winning beer with everyone, so come down and congratulate him over a pint or two!
5:00 pm Jake's Lincoln (14th & P St.)