Saturday, February 7th, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Kick off your SFBW with an afternoon talk and tasting through the catalog of one of the country’s most highly regarded new breweries.
Societe is a smaller brewery in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego. Founders Travis Smith and Doug Constantiner are both veteran brewers with resumes that include world-renown breweries like Russian River and The Bruery. Though the guys demonstrate a masterful way with everything they brew, Societe is best known for hop-driven West Coast Pale Ales and fermentation driven Belgian Style brew.
At Hog’s we will officially be kicking off SFBW 2015 with a tasting and talk that will be guided by Corey Esoldi, Certified Cicerone and Pintsman at Societe and myself. We plan to explore the different ways that hop-driven and fermentation driven beer styles achieve balance and drinkability, as well as the varied flavors and aromatics contributed by different beer ingredients and brewing practices. We hope that those who attend with leave with a better understanding of how to talk about and navigate these two very crowded corners of the craft beer world.
There will be a total of six beers to taste, three hoppy and three Belgian style. The beers will be available in separate flights of three, as one discounted flight of six, and of course, as individual full size draft pours. The beers will be available all night long.