(Santa Monica,CA) – Beer geeks unite for a special evening with Lauren and Eric Salazar, New Belgium Brewing’s wood beer specialists. On Friday, December 5 in Los Angeles, Calif., the Salazars will present the final sessions of their five-stop Sour Symposium tour for 2014. Each event offers a hands-on opportunity to experience beer making as guests experiment with their own blend, enjoy a pint of New Belgium’s La Folie, and take home a new appreciation of sour beers.
“Beer blending is a sensory art that has been relied on for centuries to create both balance and complexity,” said Lauren. “This Sour Symposium is a great way to experience beer making in its purest form and attendees leave with a true appreciation for the wonderful world of sours!”
Los Angeles’ Sour Symposium will feature two different sessions, each lasting two hours. Guests will go through the art of blending beer – from grain to glass – focusing on techniques Eric and Lauren use in New Belgium’s cellar. Attendees will also get to blend their own sour beers using different samples of unblended base beers kept in individual foeders of the brewery’s cellar and document their blend ratios to see who has what it takes to be the next Master Blender.
Los Angeles Sour Symposium Details
Date: Friday, December 5
Times:5 – 7 p.m.
8 – 10 p.m.
Location: Library Alehouse 2911 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Includes beer, paired fare and the blending seminar
2014 SOUR SYMPOSIUM TOUR
Los Angeles, CA
For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit www.newbelgium.com.
About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews nine year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.