French Beer Dinner Recap
Joe Sixpack was at last night’s French beer dinner at Chick’s Cafe & Wine Bar and has a report.
Shelton is well known in beer geek circles as a rebel (or worse) because he canâ€™t keep his opinions to himself. Last night he offered:
- There are only 5 or 6 â€œgood breweriesâ€ in Belgium. Most of its beer, he said pointing to Delirium Tremens as the prime example, is too sugary.
- There are only three world-class breweries in America: Russian River, Lost Abbey/Pizza Port and Jolly Pumpkin.
- He said lots of nice things about Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewing, but when asked if he considered Dogfish Head a great brewery, he grumbled about its high-alcohol ales.
Update: Brew Lounge has a recap as well.
Unmitigated Gaul [Joe Sixpack]
BiÃ¨re de Garde tasting at Chick’s Cafe in Philadelphia, PA [Brew Lounge]
Chick’s Cafe [MySpace]