This one's for my Front Range readers: Fermentedly Challenged reports that Russian River Temptation will be pouring Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver.
Temptation (7.25 percent ABV) is a blonde ale aged in French oak chardonnay barrels with the souring yeast Brettanomyces. The beer has earned rave reviews from just about everybody who has been lucky enough to try it, and Russian River, from Santa Rosa, California, has a superb track record.
If Soggy Coaster lived anywhere near Denver, he'd be there early. The party begins at 5 p.m. and Natalie Cilurzo, wife of brewer Vinnie, will be on hand. Don't miss this one if you can possibly attend.