Don’t Miss Blue 5’s “Christmas In July” Celebration of Stouts This Friday

Blue 5 Christmas In July 2014For those who still think rich, dark beers are only for the colder months of the year, Blue 5 Restaurant hosts an event each summer to help wash away such thoughts, and to help remind everyone that a great stout is a good idea no matter what the calendar might say.  (But we’re well beyond all that, right?)  This Friday, the downtown restaurant will kick off their annual “Christmas In July” at 5pm with over 20 stouts on tap, including beers from breweries such as Harrisonburg’s Three Brothers, Winston Salem’s Foothills Brewing, Terrapin Brewing, Heavy Seas, Founders, Schlafly, Evil Twin, Oskar Blues, Legend, Smuttynose, Lost Rhino, and Starr Hill.

Of course, it’s difficult not to wonder what the individual stouts from these breweries might be.  Would Three Brothers’ Resolute be a possibility?  Founders’ or Schlafly’s Imperial Stouts?  Considering some of the beers that have shown up at this event previously, such as Foothills’ Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout, it’ll be certainly be worth coming out just to check out the tap list.

In addition, there will be some “special surprise” stouts as well.  One also has to wonder if the recent news of Richmond’s Hardywood Brewery coming to Roanoke just might play into the event’s plans somehow.

Without a doubt, this is an event not to miss if you simply love a velvety smooth, blow your mind rich, deeply flavorful, chocolately, roasty, possibly barrel aged stout – or simply love great beer regardless of style.  Blue 5 puts away many of these beers throughout the year just to put them on tap for this event alone.  Trust me, should you still think that the coming of cold weather is the only time for a great stout, you’ll definitely be missing out.


~ by thebeerroad on July 21, 2014.

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