One of the true pioneers of American craft beer, Rogue Ales brewmaster John Maier will be in Atlanta this week. And one Georgia brewer couldn’t be more excited.
(Rogue Ales brewmaster John Maier)
“John is my brewing idol,” said Terrapin brewmaster Brian “Spike” Buckowski. “Jim Koch [Boston Beer Co.] got me drinking craft beer. And John Maier got me brewing craft beer.”
Maier and Buckowski will be teaming up for a pair of Rouge-Terrapin collaboration beer dinners at Summits in Cumming on March 15 and Summits in Snellville on March 16. The ten course tasting menu will feature familiar, new and rare beers from Rogue and Terrapin.
Among the offerings from Rogue: Dirtoir Black Lager from the limited availability Chatoe Rogue series made with hops and malt from the brewery’s own fields; Latona 20th anniversary American strong ale; and four year old aged Old Crustacean barleywine. From Terrapin: Capt’n Krunkles black IPA, the newest brew from the Side Project series”; and The Dark Side Belgian-style imperial stout.
As of March 14, reservations were still available for the Summits Wayside Tavern Rogue-Terrapin beer dinner: summits-online.com
On March 17, Maier will visit Buckowski at the Terrapin brewery in Athens and at 5 p.m. the duo will stop in at Trappeze Pub for a happy hour brewer’s reception: trappezepub.com