Volo - We Live for the Funk - August 25

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Volo - We Live for the Funk - August 25

Postby Cass » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:45 pm

We Live For The Funk!
A Night of Funky Brews & Funky Tunes
Thursday, August 25th, 2011 @ 7:00pm

House Ales Funkified Abbey Normal (Belgian Quad. Brewed w/ Lactobacilus)
House Ales Shicki Micki - (Berliner Weiss Brewed With Raspberries)
House Ales Alexanderplatz - (Berliner Weiss)
House Ales Gangsters Para-Wiess (Saison Brewed w/ Grains of Paradise)
House Ales 7th Day Saision (Belgian Style Saison)
Great Lakes No Chance with Miranda (Saison)
Great Lakes Same Ol’ Citrasaison (Saison Brewed With Citra)
Great Lakes X Bartle Heavy Petting (Saison Brewed With Lime Peel, Pepper)
Great Lakes Heavy Bretting (Saison Aged 8 Months in Oak Barrels with Brett.)
Great Lakes The Saison With Low Self-Esteem (Saison Fermented w/ 3 Brett Strains)
Great Lakes Raspberry Bitch Slap (Belgio Raspberry Wheat Wine)
Great Lakes X Murdoch “The Big Smoke” (Rauch Saison) (CASK)
Murdoch Stenhouse Porter (Straight Sour / Barrel Aged Porter)
Murdoch Divi Divi Wit (Wit Beer With Peppercorns, Orange Peel & Cocao Nibs)
Beau’s All Natural “Sour Dreams” (Farmhouse Brett Primed Night Marzen)


* All Beers are subject to change and availability
* All beers will be served in 1/2 pint glasses
* Volo will be closed from 6:00pm-7:00pm to prepare for the event

http://blog.barvolo.com/post/8954425225 ... r-the-funk
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Postby andrewrg » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:51 pm

A whole night dedicated to lots of different saisons! Awesome. Now to try and convince people to come with me...
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Postby icemachine » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:43 pm

This will be awesome
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Postby cmadd » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:25 pm

Really curious about the Beau's. Pretty stoked for this!
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Postby liamt07 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:51 pm

drooling currently
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Postby Cale » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:58 pm

Who is this "Murdoch"? Another new brewery?
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Postby mistermurphy » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:59 pm

Cale wrote:Who is this "Murdoch"? Another new brewery?


He's a complicated man and no one understands him but his woman..... Murdoch.
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Postby saints_gambit » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:09 pm

mistermurphy wrote:
Cale wrote:Who is this "Murdoch"? Another new brewery?


He's a complicated man and no one understands him but his woman..... Murdoch.


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Postby Bobsy » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:01 pm

A very intriguing line-up and I'm interested to see how Ralph's berliners turn out. I'm hoping to see what leftovers are available Saturday lunch.
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Postby andrewrg » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:15 pm

Just got home from this an hour or so ago. Tried the following, all of which were great:

Murdoch Stenhouse Porter (Straight Sour / Barrel Aged Porter): AMAZING; don't usually like porters but this one was great.
Great Lakes Same Ol' Citrasaison
House Ales Gangsters Para-Weiss
Great Lakes The Saison with Low Self-Esteem
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Postby JerCraigs » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:18 pm

Some pretty interesting stuff tonight. Favorites included the House Ales Abbey Normal, which was anything but, Great Lakes Heavy Bretting (disliked the nose which was too oaky but loved the zippy sourness of the flavour) Gangsters Para Weiss was interesting. Hope to try this one again to be able to fully wrap my head around it.
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Postby icemachine » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:08 am

Great event

G.L. No Chance for Miranda
House Gangsta Para Weiss
Murdoch Divi Divi Wit
G.L. Heavy Petting/Bretting
House Funkified Abbey

A friend and I did the Heavy Petting and Bretting side by side, was really interesting to see the changes the beer character had. The Abbey Normal was good but wasn't getting much funk on this one, could barely find the lacto-notes. Also had tastes of the Murdoch Stenhouse (reminiscent of Ola Dubh 12) and the Saison with Low Self Esteem, which had a great nose to it.

Favourites were the Heavy Bretting and Gangsta Para Weiss, but they were all good beers
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Postby strowlands8 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:54 am

Had a really good time at this event.

Great Lakes Same Ol'Citra Saison
Great Lakes Heavy Bretting
Great Lakes No Chance for Miranda
House Ales Alexanderplatz

All were enjoyable but the highlight for me was definitely the GL Citra Saison. Really nice beer and hope to be able to find it again at some point.

All the other beers were quite nice as well, and it was really awesome being able to try tons of new styles all from local brewers.
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Postby midlife crisis » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:18 pm

I had a blast too. Volo events never disappoint.

To me the Murdoch Stenhouse Porter stole the show. It was fantastic. So complex with sour cherry notes blending with the roasty porter malts. Very impressive work.

I also liked the Great Lakes Heavy Bretting quite a bit.

With 16 beers it was tough to try them all but those were the highlights for me.

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