It’s been a little over a year since Governor Riley signed the Gourmet Beer Bill that brought high-gravity beer to the state.
Amsterdam Cafe is still celebrating.
On Tuesday, June 15, the local hot spot (with help, of course, from Fine Wine and Beer by Gus, and Adam’s Beverages) plays host to the 2nd Annual Free the Hops Celebration. The event will feature Atlanta Brewing Company’s Red Brick Blonde, Red Brick Brown Ale, Laughing Skull Amber Ale, and Red Brick Oatmeal Porter. Each beer will be paired with a course prepared by Chef David Bancroft and Sous Chef Ryan Odom; the most popular will be available at the Cafe for the rest of the summer.
Offbeat Auburn knock a few (micro-brews, I’m sure) back with Manager Paul Willis, for details, yes, but also the skinny on just why Amsterdam is so dang popular.
The Amsterdam Café (408 South Gay Street) hosts the 2nd Annual Free the Hops Celebration Tuesday, June 15th at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. For reservations, call or email Paul Willis (334-826-8181, ext 11). Seating is – duh – limited.
What’s kind of funny about that list of beers, is that all of them could have been sold in Alabama before the law was changed.
el carg says
Anyone else do the Darnell’s Around the World beer tour back in the late 80s? Definitely got me drinking more than Busch — though that was the best beer to buy on the Chevron card.
I had one of the worst meals I ever had at the Amsterdam Cafe. I had grouper & it was inedible. When I reported the problem to the waiter, he shrugged his shoulders and took $5.00 off my tab. No offer to fix anything. I never went back. Hope their beer is better.