Ladies at Ladyface: 3

Our third meeting of Ladies at Ladyface: The Fermentables & Comestibles Education & Tippling Society was last night on the patio of Ladyface. It was a really warm day, so by the time we all arrived at 6pm, the temperature outside was mid-seventies and perfect!
We had a bottle share where everyone brought in a bottle of their favorite beer, or homebrew, and we also talked about the differences in glassware for each individual beer.
We started out with a Saison, courtesy of my mumsie. Cyrena, the owner of Ladyface, picture above, brought out all of the different glass styles and educated everyone on the reason for each shape: tulip, weizen, pint, etc. There is a reason to pour beer into the glasses – it releases the aroma and shows the beautiful color and head. PLEASE stop drinking out of bottles! You’re not fully enjoying a beer that way! Okay, griping over.
I’m trying to remember exactly what we tried last night… There were about ten bottles on the table.
We had a Saison, In Mem’ry of Bacon (I only have two bottles left from the entire batch – sadness), a homebrewed dunkel, Ommegang, The Reverend by Avery, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Lucifer, Oude Kriek… I think that’s it…
We did a tasting of the quadrupels side by side: The Reverend and St. Bernardus. I’m not as big of a fan of sweeter beers, so I prefered the St. Bernardus, which ends with more of a dry finish. To be fair, The Reverend was served at a higher temperature which drew off some of the carbonation and made it feel a little flat. I’m thinking of getting a bottle that I can pour and taste straight from the fridge to get the full experience.
We tried the Oude Kriek from the Ladyface cellar. I’ve never had a kriek that wasn’t sweet before! This was extremely potent with cherries on the nose, and a very dry, tart sip. I was expecting some residual sweetness at the end, but that didn’t happen. It’s definitely a sipping beer, and you can’t have more than one, but it would round out a chocolate tarte perfectly! Me likey!
We spent about three hours tasting, talking about homebrews, brewing, styles and local breweries. I can’t think of anything else that would have improved the night!
That’s a total lie. A center cut of the Ladyface bread pudding and a Chesebro IPA? Yeah, the night got even better!


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8 Responses to Ladies at Ladyface: 3

  1. Great piece, Becky. Thanks to all the Ladies at Ladyface. It was a grand night. Glad you liked the Hansen’s Oude Kriek. We often pair it with a dark chocolate something. Every Tuesday we offer 20% off all bottled ales in the Ladyface cellar, so if you’re thinking of getting something, come on a Tuesday and save some money. See you at our next meeting – Monday, August 15th. Until then, happy tippling & nibbling.

  2. Dave from Downunder

    sounds like a wonderful afternoon, well done oh queen of the golden ale!

  3. mollie

    Is this group still open? I am super passionate about craft beers and ADORE ladyface! I would love to be part of it.

    • YES! We meet the third Monday of every month – the next meeting is August 15th at 6pm. We’d love to have you 🙂

      • Fantastic! Cannot wait. So excited to meet other girls passionate about beer! Does everyone bring a bottle each month or does the theme change? Please put me on a mailing list if you have one set up.


        • You can sign up for the mailing list through: Our events for the next month are decided at every meeting, and we’ll update our Facebook page with the specifics as it gets closer.

        • Hey Mollie – change of dates for the next meetup. Most people are out of town on the 15th, so the next Ladies at Ladyface will be on August 29th at 6pm! E-mail me if you have any questions: becki (at) bitesnbrews (dot) com. See you there!