Rum Barrel’s Hops Review Board convenes Sept. 5

The second meeting of the Rum Barrel Hops Review Board will convene on September 5 at 7 p.m. at the Rum Barrel.

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The rotating 5- to 7-member panel of Rum Barrel regulars, fans and beer connoisseurs meets every quarter–or three to four months–to decide what bottled craft beers and beer on-tap will be served at the bar for the next quarter. The panel does blind taste tests on up to a dozen beers and rates each one. The top four or five beers are selected for future serving.

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“We wanted to provide customers with a rotating selection rather than the standard fare because there are a lot of new beers always coming out. We also wanted people to feel part of the process,” said bar manager Robbie Riley.

To join next week’s panel, leave a comment on the Rum Barrel’s Facebook page saying why you’d like to be a panel member. To join upcoming panels, email Robbie Riley at Robbie(at)rumbarrelbar(dot)com with a brief paragraph on why you’d like to be a member.

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