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8 Beers To Try Before You Die

Saturday, January 4 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

$61 – $99
8 beers


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Imagine: You have been banished to a faraway desert island. Which movie would you watch? What music would you listen to? Who cares! The real question is, what will you drink? What 8 Beers?

In this class, our beer sommeliers have thought hard about this question. They conjured the eight great beers they would want to try before they die. These are those picks.

Come and enjoy the Philly Beer School’s bucket list of beers!


Tasting Sheets for the Eight Beers to Trie Before You Die

January 2019

East & West, Inspired Another South
1. Cascade Brewing “Strawberry” American Wild Ale (Bottled 2015)

2. Oxbow Brewing “Catalyst” Barrel-Aged Saison (Bottled 2017)

Old Souls Got Some Funk To Them
1. De Dolle Dolle “Oerbier” Belgian Strong Dark Ale

2. George Gale & Co “Prize Old Ale” English Old Ale (Bottled 1998)

When The Whole Hop Thing Changed
1. Funk Brewing Company “Silent Disco” IPA

2. Singlecut Beersmiths “Punk With The Stutter” New England IPA

Artists and Dead Ends
1. PBS “Good Behavior” New England Black Lager

2. Prairie Artisan Ales “Bomb!” American Imperial Stout

February 2018

Not Just OK
Prairie Ale “Prairie Artisan Ales” Saison, Oklahoma

Boston Loses Twice This Weekend
Lord Hobo Brewing “Boomsauce” Double IPA (Massachusetts)

Alpine “Pure Hoppiness” Double IPA (California)

Pinot Noir Barrels
Russian River “Supplication” American Wild Ale (California)

Deschutes Brewery 2015 “The Abyss” Imperial Stout (Oregon)

Brew School
PBS 2017 Imperial Dark Ale (Loral Hops, Maple Syrup Mash)

Bourbon Barrels
Bruery Terreux 2015 “Rueuze” Gueuze

Founders Brewing Company 2017 “CBS” Imperial Stout (Michigan)

April 2016

1. Cascade Brewing 2014 “Noyaux” American Wild Ale (OR)
2. Prairie “Prairie Hop” Saison (OK)

1. Captain Lawrence “Palate Shifter” Imperial IPA (NY)
2. Alpine “Pure Hoppiness” Imperial IPA (CA)

1. Mikkeller “Nelson Sauvignon” Bière Brut (Denmark)
2. Barley “BB Dexi” English Barleywine (Italy)

1. Boulevard 2015 “Rye-on-Rye” Rye Beer (MS)
2. Schloss Eggenberg 2012 “Samichlaus Bier Helles, Limited Edition” Doppelbock (Austria)


8 Beers to Try Before You Die, February 2014

Compelling Styles
1. Two Brothers Cane and Ebel

2. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen
Seeking Big Flowers
1. Clown Shoes Space Cake

2. Victory Brewing DirtWolf


1. Allagash 2014 Interlude

2. Brasserie Caracole Nostradamus
Imperials and Stouts and Barrels and Shit
1. Deschutes 2014 The Abyss

2. BrewDog Paradox Jura



Sessionable Ales
1. Reissdorf Kolsch Ale, Koln, GERMANY

2. Coniston “Bluebird Bitter” Oxfordshire, ENGLAND

Mycology Experiments
1. Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze, Beersel, BELGIUM

2. Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes 2006 “Abbaye de St. Bon Chien” Jura, SWITZERLAND

1. Bell’s Brewery 2014 “Hopslam” Double IPA, Comstock, MICHIGAN

Density Condensed
1. Ise Kadoya Stout, Mie, JAPAN

2. Birrificio del Ducato “Verdi Imperial Stout” 200th Anniversary Edition, Parma, ITALY

3. Goose Island 2013 Bourbon County Brand Stout, Chicago, ILLINOIS


Saturday, January 4
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$61 – $99
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