Thursday, March 20, 2014

Friday Tapping @ Jake's (Lincoln & Omaha) Beer Quest winning Wee Heavy‏

From Jake's Cigars & Spirits:

This Friday (3/21) at both Lincoln & Omaha Jake's locations will be a very special tapping party for the most recent Empyrean Beer Quest winning beer, a Scottish Wee Heavy,  brewed by Empyrean Brewing Company and winning homebrewer Casey Diekmann.

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: "Second time Beer Quest winner and Lincoln homebrewer Casey Diekmann crafted this delicious ale that won the public’s favor at our February Beer Quest.  Scottish Ales run the gamut from low-alcohol session beers to high-octane Export and heavy “Scotch” ales.  This beer is much bigger in flavor and strength than Burning Skye, but not quite as heavy as a Scotch ale."

5:30 pm Jake's Omaha (62nd & Maple)
5:00 pm Jake's Lincoln (14th & P St.)

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