Thanks for coming out to the Bluffton Bold Beer Bash!
Our next event is the Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival, which returns to the Calhoun Street Promenade in downtown Bluffton on Saturday, November 3, 2012. The 2nd Annual International tasting event will feature over 125 International & Craft Beers, Food Court, Live Music and more.
Can’t wait until November? Join us at the Blufftemberfest Sunset Party on Friday, September 21, 2012.
Here’s what you missed at the Bluffton Bold Beer Bash …
Start off your St. Patrick’s Day Weekend tonight at the Bluffton Bold Beer Bash, the “High Gravity” beer sampling is from 7-10pm at the old Myrtle’s Restaurant in downtown Bluffton, South Carolina. The specialty beer tasting will feature over 50 Strong International & Craft Beers, Food Pairings and Live Music from “Neil & Bob”.
Admission to the event is $45 in advance and $55 at the Door. ( Tickets are available tonight at the door ) A Beer Festival Souvenir Sampling Glass and 20 beer or food samples are included with a festival ticket. Additional 2 ounce beer or food samples can be purchased at the event for $2 each. Can’t make it until later ? Discounted tickets will be sold after 9pm. Percentage of proceeds from the tasting will go to benefit a Palmetto Animal League. Reeves Outdoor Catering will cater the event.
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The Bold Beer Bash is a showcase of High Gravity beers by style including: Belgian ALES, American Strong Ales, American Double Imperial Pilsners, Stouts, Imperial IPAs, Saisons and Farmhouse Ales.
Check out our BEERS today and see what special malt beverages we will be showcasing at this year’s Bash. Complete list has been posted / Over 50 Beers.
The event will feature the world of beers over 7% alcohol by volume (ABV). Each one of these strong sipping beers have their own personality complexity, color, aroma, and taste.
The brewing industry refers to beers that are brewed with a strong alcohol content as “High Gravity Beers”. They often encompass ‘extreme’ beers, ‘imperial’ styles, or ‘big’ beers. Generally any beer over 7% alcohol by volume (ABV) is considered a high gravity beer.
High gravity beers are not crafted with the sole intent of a higher alcohol content. The higher percentage of alcohol is due to the use of more fermentable sugars and other ingredients that are used by brewers trying to create complex, flavorful and unique beers.
Gravity is simply a measurement of the density of the beer compared to water. Brewers use an instrument called a hydrometer to determine the density of the beer before, during, and after fermentation. This instrument floats in a fresh sample of beer and has a measurement scale on it’s sides. here the surface of the beer meets the floating scale is how the measurement of ‘specific gravity’ is recorded. In other words, the scale will read 1.000 for water, but perhaps 1.105 for a certain high gravity beer.
The measurement before fermentation is called the original gravity and the measurement after fermentation is called the final gravity. These two numbers plus some simple math is how the brewer calculates the overall alcohol content.
Every beer at the Bold Beer Bash will have it’s own personality. A few will be light in color with a fruity taste, some will be dark and robust, but every one will be complex and without a doubt; they will be strong! These are sipping beers. Remember ! RESPECT THE BEER – These “Big Beers” are about quality, not quantity.
The Bluffton Beer Bash High Gravity Beer Sampling is the first of three beer tasting events that Bear Foot Sports is hosting in 2012. The Hilton Head Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival is May 19th at Shelter Cove Harbour and The 2nd Annual Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival, returns Nov. 3rd to the Calhoun Street Promenade. More details on those events will be coming soon.
TICKETS FOR THE BLUFFTON BOLD BEER BASH ON SALE NOW – supplies are limited