The Shack is kicking off December with their annual Christmas and Holiday Beer Tasting this Tuesday at 6pm. If you have not been to one of The Shack’s Tuesday night parties, you are missing out on Sacramento’s best opportunity to try beer that you have probably never had. Every Tuesday, owners Gary and Jen Sleppy feature anywhere from five to a dozen different beers, frequently with a food pairing for the offering, be it Belgian, German, or other.
This Tuesday, The Shack will offer a dozen different holiday beers, mostly Belgians with a few Americans. Chef Sleppy (that’s Gary) will have a buffet spread of food (bigger than appetizers, smaller than a meal) to accompany the beverages, and patrons will also get to take home a Belgian beer glass, all for $25. If you have not been to The Shack in the four years since the Sleppys have owned it, you are missing out on one of the best American pubs in the area, with handmade food and impeccable selection of beer and wine. I am expecting that the evening will be topped with Gary’s homemade truffles.
Check out the list of the delicious beers they expect to serve. A few others will be added before Tuesday. RSVPs are strongly encouraged.
N’Ice Chouffe – Brasserie d’Achouffe
Delirium NoÃ«l – Brouwerij Huyghe
St. Feuillien CuvÃ©e De NoÃ«l (vintage 2007)- Brasserie St. Feuillien
Bush De NoÃ«l (aka Scaldis Noel) – Brasserie Dubuisson FrÃ¨res sprl
Doppel Bock – Sudwerk Privatbrauerei HÃ¼bsch
Our Special Ale 2009- Anchor Brewing
Celebration – Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Biere de Noel – Big Sky Brewing Company