Thursday, January 17, 2013

4th BLAHnniversary

The Anniversary festivities
- and there ARE festivities -
will begin on Monday, January 28 and run through Sunday, February 3rd.


UPDATED Sunday, Jan 27th, 10:00am

The BLAH ANNIVERSARY AUTOMATIC BEER DINNER
Monday, January 28th, 6:30pm
This year's beer dinner will feature FOUR Automatic Beers. Those four beers will be served with an all Vegan meal. Tickets are $75 a person and include all four beers, the lovely meal and gratuity. You must pre-purchase tickets.
• UPDATE: We've slightly updated the menu and beer info is starting to trickle in... 

Chef Todd Renner - Blind Lady Ale House
Chef Sharon Wilson - Tiger!Tiger!
Master Brewer Lee Chase - Automatic Brewing Co.

FIRST COURSE - TRAY PASS
Fried Wontons with Savoy and Napa Cabbage Slaw and Satsuma Mandarins and a Kumquat Spring Roll.
Paired with
AUTOMATIC BREWING CO. PEEL SESSIONS w/ GINGER
Pale Ale Brewed with Orange Peels & Sea Salt, and "Dry-Hopped" w/ Fresh Ginger
Pour Size: .4L Stem
SECOND COURSE
Steamed Buns filled with Oyster Mushrooms and a Green Papaya Salad.
Paired with
AUTOMATIC BREWING CO. CAPE TOWNIE
Crisp American Pale Ale with Simcoe & Centennial Hops. Organic 2 row Barley Malt, 50 IBUs, with lots of Centennial Hops added to the Kettle at the Whirlpool Stage.
Pour Size: .4L Willi

THIRD COURSE
Red Rice, Wood-Fired Tofu, Sauteed Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms, Wood Ear Mushrooms,
Roasted Kabocha Squash, Sweet and Tangy Coconut Sauce.
Paired with
AUTOMATIC BREWING CO. BLACTAGON
Black Ale made with Midnight Wheat (tm), a Black Wheat Malt (as opposed to Barley Malt) which adds a clean, light roasted character that comes across as Chocolate more than Roasty or Coffee-like.
Pour Size: .4L WILLI

DESSERT
Banana Upside Down Cake with Soy Sauce Caramel and Cashew and Sesame Sugar Tuilles
Paired with
AUTOMATIC BREWING CO. QUADRACYCLE
The Official Beer of Blind Lady's 4th Anniversary. Belgian Golden Ale, Brewed with Belgian Yeast which gives Fruity & Spicy Flavors. Centennial Hops add a Slightly Citrus Complexity to the Finish.
Pour Size: .25L
 


Purchase Tickets to the Beer Dinner on Brown Paper Tickets Now!
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Purchase Tickets to the Beer Dinner on Brown Paper Tickets Now!

Tuesday, January 29th, 5pm
AUTOMATIC BEER RELEASE
Automatic Brewing Co - Quadracycle Belgian StrongMore info TBA
• RARE BEER LUNCH DAY #1
Tuesday will kick off our Rare Beer Lunch Week. At 11:30 each week day this week we will tap a rare beer. Tuesday's beer is Firestone Reginald Brett. It's their double DBA with brett! This is a 13% abv beer so after lunch you may need a nap....


Wednesday, January 30th, 11:30 - close
BLIND SOUR CHALLENGE
Remember our Blind IPA Challenges? This will be kinda sorta like that but not. Instead we will have a flight of sours and it will be up to you to match the brewery with the tasty sour in your little glass.
I was thinking of the following 6 beers in the flight:
Cuvee Jacobins
Rodenbach
Echt kriek
Oud Beersel Framboise
St Louis  gueuze fond tradition
Beachwood Tart Simpson
• RARE BEER LUNCH DAY #2
Wednesday's rare lunch beer is the 16th Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker. It scored a perfect 100 on Rate Beer. And an "Exceptional" on Beer Advocate.


Thursday, January 31st, 11:30am - close
CANNIVERSARY
We got a lot of Anniversary Koozies and we will be giving one away with each can until we run out.
Here's what we think we'll have:
Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout
Anderson Valley Winter Solstice
Wittekerke White
Yoho Tokyo Black Porter
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Torpedo
New Belgium Shift
HUB mix
Hangar 24 Helles
Hangar 24 Orange Wheat
Maui Big Swell
Oskar Deviant Dales
Avery Ellies
Avery Joes Pils
Ruhstaller

• RARE BEER LUNCH DAY #3
Today's rare beer will be the Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin Anniversary Beer. It's a big one, it's a rare one. Starts at 11:30.


Friday, February 1st, 11:30
PROGRESSIVE CASK DAY
It's our classic Progressive Keg Friday but amped up with CASKS! $2 till 2pm, $3 till 3pm and so on.
Saturday, February 2, 10am
THE SECOND ANNUAL CAPE RUN
Last year we had a wildly successful 5K Beer Run (inexplicably with capes!) This year we will repeat, but with a few tweaks. There will be THREE teams and they will be delineated by their color headbands, which you will receive if you PRE-SIGN-UP. (You will also receive and Anniversary Tee Shirt and FOUR beer tickets, if you sign up ahead of time.) Each team has a different map to the same four bars: Toronado, Livewire, Tiger! and BLAH. This way we will not overwhelm any one bar, and yet, we will. You will pass other teams along the way. You will drink a beer at each stop. You will return back to BLAH, in your headband and tee, a little juiced up and sweaty. And you will inexplicably wear a cape, if you remember to bring one. To participate if will cost you $44 - four bars, four beers, four years, plus the cool tee and sweatband!Purchase Tickets to the Cape Run on Brown Paper Tickets Now!
• RARE BEER LUNCH DAY #4 - the DOGFISH HEAD FLIGHT EDITION
Starting when we open at 11:30 am we will have a mini flight of Dogfish Head beers that include their Immort Ale (an English Strong Ale), Hellhound on My Ale (a superhopped ale) and Birra Etrusca (an "anceitn" ale). We will be serving these in our "Tiger!" flight glasses.



THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY TOWNIE RIDE
Sunday, February 3, 10am or TBD
We love bikes. We love riding them fast but we also love riding them leisurely through the streets of our wonderful neighborhoods. We are gathering at Blind Lady in the morning (time to be announced, but likely around 10am) to ride around as a group and enjoy that San Diego air.  And it costs nothing, no Brown Paper Tickets to buy because we are giving you nothing but camaraderie and community and that is free. This is also SUPERBOWL SUNDAY and what better way to start that day than with some fresh air and exercise?

Whew. Thanks for four great years. Here is to four more!

HOURS

NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH!
TUESDAY
-SUNDAY 11:30AM-MIDNITE
MONDAY CLOSED! Kitchen closes @ 10PM