It’s hard to believe that in the short time we’ve been at this beer blog and informational web site business, there are already some big changes in the local beer scene. For many months now, Party Town has been having beer tastings on Saturday afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00 pm when they also have one of their wine tastings (they also have a wine tasting on Friday afternoons from 5:00 to 6:00 pm).
This past week, however, they switched things up. No more Saturday beer tastings. Instead, they will have a special beer tasting each Friday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. This set of tastings are called “Friday Night Flights” and that describes them well. For a small $1 charge, you get to taste a flight of beers (often from the same brewery) and usually some of the tasty munchies that Party Town also has available. The inaugural Friday Night Flight featured beer from the Great Divide Brewing Company of Denver, Colorado. Here’s what we got to try (as best I can tell from my notes):
Samurai Rice Ale
Wild Raspberry Ale
Denver Pale Ale
Saint Bridget’s Porter
Hades Belgian-Style Strong Golden
Hercules Double IPA
Of these seven, we liked the Titan IPA best. It had a bolder taste than even the Hercules Double IPA. The Denver Pale Ale was a bit disappointing.
All in all, it was a very nice start to these new tastings. We highly recommend checking out “Friday Night Flights” some time soon!