Paul Pyne is a certified Cicerone and a craft beer consultant. Not only is he a Cicerone but he is also an Industry Professional and an Instructor in craft beer courses.
If you are wanting to get into craft beer he can do a guided tasting of some good entry level beers. He can also do very specialized tastings be it to a certain style, Country or Theme. These tastings are not limited to private events either you can also have these tasting for your company. Recently I was invited out to a specialized tasting with a few of my industry counterparts. Seeing as we are not just your average consumer Paul set us up with some seriously cool beers.
I have lost my notes of the beers we tasted but the following are what we tried.
Gulden Draak – 2016 Limited Edition Aged in Whisky Barrels 03/2016.
Brekeriet – Sourley Wine (Sour Barley Wine)
Hornbeer – Caribbean Rumstout
Straffe Hendrik – Heritage 2015 Quadrupel a Armagnac Oak Aged Ale
Le Trou du Diable – L’Ours
This was one of the best tastings I have every been to. The beers were amazing and Paul had done a tone of research about the breweries and the beers themselves. I would highly recommend checking out one of this tastings or hiring him for a private tasting and education session.
From brekeriet beer out of Landskrona Sweden comes their “Argouse” a sour farmhouse ale. The beer pours a cloudy orange with little to no head. The aroma consists of lots of barnyard funk and citrus. The flavour is of lemon, barnyard funk, tartness, citrus and some wheat. The alcohol content comes in at 5.5%. This beer was quite refreshing and tasty and we’ll worth picking up! The price is pretty high in Canada but worth it.
From brekeriet beer out of Landskrona Sweden comes their “Sourley Wine” a sour Barleywine. The beer pours a cloudy brown red with a tan head. The aroma consists of dark fruits, sweetness and some mild funk. The flavour is of sour cherry, dark fruits, toffee malts, wood, apple cider vinegar, red wine and some brown sugar. The alcohol content comes in at 11%. I love Barleywines and I love sour beers and this takes the cake. Why not blend two amazing styles into one super beer?
Commercial Description: Brekeriet Sourley Wine is a double mash sour barley wine fermented in Niepoort barrels with several wild yeast and lactic acid bacteria strains.