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Mirror, Mirror On the Bay

By Jay Brooks
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 at 12:22 pm in On Beer.

The first tapping of Deschutes Brewery‘s new Mirror, Mirror will take place tonight at San Francisco’s City Beer Store, beginning at 5:30 (and going until 7:30).

According to City Beer Store:

Inspired by the fairest of them all, the Mirror Pond Pale Ale, the richly oak aged barelywine Mirror/Mirror 2009 will be poured alongside Deschutes hop vehicle Hop Henge and Black Butte Porter. Visit their traveling mobile “Woody” parked outside and sample complimentary snacks to pair with the robust ales.

I’ve seen the Deschutes Woody, and it’s one seriously cool beer truck.

The Mirror, Mirror is “an oak-aged barley wine that has been in production at the brewery for more than a year. Mirror Mirror is an inspired version of the brewery’s flagship, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, which has been doubled up to barley wine strength – yielding a rich malt base with hints of raisin and oak tinged with the slightest citrus hop aroma.”

Later this week, on Thursday, City Beer Store will also be hosting Rob Tod, the owner and brewmaster from Allagash in Portland, Maine. They’ll be pouring Allagash’s Confluence and Interlude on draft. If you miss Rob Tod there, later in the evening, from 7-10 p.m., he’ll be at the Toronado on Haight Street for a special Allagash Night.

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  • danny

    ugh. I hope I can find a bottle of this stuff later this weekend. these kinds of things always sell out so fast in the SF area

  • Jessica

    Just an FYI the first pouring was at the JUG SHOP tasting of deschutes on Friday April 24th. Complete with the Woody truck.