Handcrafted at The Perkins 2014

May 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm

I’ve been to my fair share of beer & wine events over the years; the wine events tend to be more hoity- toity, while the beer ones are usually a casual affair. Rarely do you hear about a beer tasting being held in a fine art & music center. “Handcrafted at The Perkins Center ” was the best of both worlds, casual but a little dressy, urban architecture with a country feel, novice beer drinkers drinking along the most strident beer geeks. All the while surrounded by beautiful art of all genres; pottery, watercolor & oil paintings, jewelry and both traditional & digital photography. It really made you feel artistic just being there 🙂

The event benefited The Perkins Center for the Arts, a non-profit with locations in Collingswood & Moorestown NJ. the center offers visual & performing art classes, music instruction, summer children’s art camp & other art/music related programs.

Where there’s beer there has to be food and Handcrafted did not disappoint. Walking up to the Perkins Center you immediately were drawn by aroma to the large BrazBQ truck putting out some great Brazilian barbecue. Once inside, noshing on the butlered hor d’oeuvres was eclipsed by the slider station which while scary good, put pounds on you by just staring at it 🙂 In addition, any beer event worth its wort has live music & The Vulcans mix of progressive & folk rocked the house.

 Weyerbacher Brewing Co. Wit Sun  4.3%, Pennsylvania. Cloudy straw color, with peach, spice & bread notes. Bright & refreshing, this wit has just the right amount of spices.
Flying Fish Brewing Co. NJ 350 Strong ale, 7.5%, New Jersey. Single Malt like color, Nice thick head, beautiful pine nose. Really nice balance of hops with a side of malt. Toasty oak adds to the complexity. Aged in Breckenridge distillery’s whiskey barrels.
Beach Haus Beer Co. American Pilsner 5.3%, New Jersey. Schmitt’s like color, light Saison nose, easy drinking with a kick. Defintely more than your typical American lager.
Tuckahoe Brewing Co. Pale ale 6.0%, New Jersey. Cloudy amber hue with a pancake batter head. Nice light hoppy flavor is balanced by a slight maltiness. A really nice beer.
Yards Brewing Co. ESA Bitter, 6.0%, Philadelphia, Pa. Dark, maple syrup color, sweet Belgian Triple nose. A perfect balance of hops & malt, simply outstanding. One of the original craft beers in the USA & the 1st for Yards brewing Co. in 1995!
Lancaster Brewing Co. Hop Buggy Amber Ale, 5.8%, Pennsylvania. Bourbon color, Ivory soap, pine nuts, vermouth, butterscotch, & a healthy dose of evergreen make this amber a perfectly balanced seas-saw of a beer.

Already looking forward to what high-end suds & tasty treats are in store for next year!

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