Ron Pattinson is an expert on beer history and beer in general, especially concerning English and European topics. Along with authoring several books focused on beer history, as well as some beer travel guides, Pattinson is the author of the Shut up about Barklay Perkins blog. The highly respected author, blogger and historian will be in Seattle the next two weekends to talk about beer and his most recent book, The Home Brewer’s Guide to Vintage Beer.
On Saturday, November 8, Narrows Brewing welcomes Ron Pattinson for a discussion about Stock Ale. “Why Stock Ale? Because we’ll be releasing one around the same time,” says Joe Walts, who brews the beer at Narrows Brewing. “More specifically, we’ll be blending a Stock Ale—last year’s Winter Ale inoculated with Brettanomyces claussenii and aged for a year in two old wine barrels from Stinas Cellars—with a fresh version of the same beer to make an Old Ale.”
“We tasted the aged beer last week, and it was fantastic! One of the barrels had some nice barnyard funk, and the other barrel had a subtle cherry-like flavor. When blended, the aged beer will add complexity to the fresh beer.”
Things will get started around 3:00 P.M. at the Narrows Brewing taproom, when Pattinson will give an informal talk on the subject and then shoot the breeze with the crowd. Also, this would be a good time to get a book autographed by the author.
On Saturday, November 15, Pattinson visits Foggy Noggin Brewing for two events:
1:00 – 4:00 P.M. – Ron will be in the tasting room doing a book signing event. This is a great opportunity to purchase an autographed copy of the book and enjoy a little beer talk. If you have copies of his previous books that you’d like autographed, bring them along.
Sadly, the Historical Beer Tasting Event at Foggy Noggin (6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.) is already sold out. I won’t rub it in, but it sounds fabulous.