Last night was the release party for Calvert Brewing Company at 1747 Pub. (I wrote about them in The Capital not too long ago.)
They brought some of their core lineup – the Wye Rye and the Good Company Pale Ale – but unsurprisingly, the rockstars of the evening were their specialty releases, the Chardonnay Tripel and the Double Amber.
For those of you who were too lazy to click that little link in the first paragraph, the tripel was one of the beers I was lucky enough to sample when I interviewed Calvert head brewer Matt Ducey earlier this summer. It not only gave me the clarity I was seeking – prior to sitting down with Matt that night, I was a little unclear on the point of view Calvert Brewing Company was trying to express – it was absolutely delicious.
But the Double Amber. Oh, the Double Amber. Where have you been all my life? You’re a bastard for being 10 percent ABV, but I know that’s what makes you so chewy and delicious and wonderful and amazing.
Anyway, congratulations to the Calvert Brewing Company crew! I am very excited to see what else you release down the road, and I hope to start seeing you pop up around town – get on it, Annapolis bars. (And please, please, PLEASE release more Double Amber? I mean, it is my birthday next week, so…)
Also, a big thank you to Marilyn and the rest of the 1747 Pub family for putting on yet another wonderful event!