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JOB OPPORTUNITY: If you live in the local area and are interested in working in a brewery, Kassik's Brewery is looking to hire a part-time entry-level Brewery Assistant. You must be 21, have or be willing to obtain a DEC food worker's card, able to lift 55 pounds to shoulder height repeatedly on occasion, be able to be on your feet for long shifts, and be willing to work early morning, late night, and weekends shifts. The position will start with keg cleaning and keeping the warehouse and other parts of the brewery clean. If you're interested, apply in person at the brewery.
La Bodega has announced the details of this year's Bodega-Fest. Here's the poster for it:
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Once again, please note the venue change. This year's event will by in Cuddy Park, not Kincaid Park where last year's took place. It should be a great time, if you can be in Anchorage on Saturday, September 14th.
Up at 49th State Brewing, they are having a Rare Keg Beer Showcase, featuring some exceptional beers that Jay Bullen and David McCarthy brought back from their winter travels in Europe. Here's the poster describing what's on offer:
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King Street Brewing Company has a Jack Daniels barrel-aged version of their Chocolate Coconut Porter on tap. Stop by and try it this weekend, as it's sure to go quickly!
This Saturday, August 17th at 6 pm, Moose's Tooth in Anchorage will be holding their 17th Anniversary Party. The band O.A.R. will be providing the music. So if you're in Anchorage tomorrow evening, you should consider dropping by for the celebration.
It's been a busy week for me (hence the short blog) so I only have one beer review. I dipped into my cellar and recovered a bottle of Deschutes' Black Butte XXI. It had a "Best After" date of 10/17/2010. I reviewed a bottle of this beer back on 8/23/2011, so I was curious what impact another two years in the cellar might have. Comparing my tasting notes between now and two years ago, the only difference I noted was a slight drop in the amount of roastiness in the aroma; otherwise, they were pretty much a carbon copy. However, I don't think I would cellar this brew any longer, if you still have any. I doubt it will improve any further, and might start to deteriorate in the near future. Since this was my last bottle of the XXI, that won't be a problem for me!
Well, that's it for this week. As I said, a short blog this week do to being very busy. More beer reviews and news next week.
Until Next Time, Cheers!