Midsummer’s Morn Recap

Our July 12th event was a success!  We tapped two awesome casks of local craft beer, congregated in the beautiful Story Tavern, collaborated with game publishers AEG & Playroom Entertainment, enjoyed the company of gamers from all around, and were honored by the surprise appearances of tabletop game celebs such as Mike Selinker and Wil Wheaton! All in all it was a great event and a testament to the fact that there is a burgeoning craft beer and gaming community out there.

Thank you all, from the bottom of our collective Board Beer Geek hearts, for sharing this fantastic day with us. Special thanks to Jeremy Raub & Andrew Bakofsky of Eagle Rock Brewery for playing games with us and bringing their tasty cask of Lou.  Thank you also to Brian Slaught & the Story Tavern team for the food and venue.  To our game sponsor AEG & Playroom Entertainment, we take off our hats, you rock!  And very special thanks to our newest Board Beer Geek member, Boyan Radakovich, who, with his help and mentorship, is helping to make this event the best it can be.

A Final Super Duper Thanks to everyone that attended!  Cheers, Huzzah, and See you all soon at the next event!

Sincerely with Revelry,

The Board Beer Geek Team

 

Board Beer Geek 2, What’s that?

The most common question I get when handing out flyers or telling people I’m doing this event is… you guessed it! “Board Beer Geek, What’s that?” Quickly followed by “Is that some nerd thing?”, “Why are you in my house?” and “I’m calling the police” The last one isn’t really a question, but I wanted to take some time outside of your house to tell you guys about this sweet event that Kip, Bo and I are putting on!

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It’s happening!!!!

Board Beer Geek is about two things. Games and Craft Beer. Last time we had some of our favorite games for people to play. Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, King of tokyo, and a couple more. This time we have games brought to us and you by AEG, Playroom Entertainment, and The Gamesmith!

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Playroom Entertainment is bringing us Unspeakable Words, Geek Out, and Killer Bunnies! Here’s a little bit about the games you’ll be playing…

Unspeakable words is a sweet Cthulu themed spelling card game. Imagine words with friends with a sanity check each round. You can find a breakdown of the rules on their website here!

Killer Bunnies is a game where you play as vicious bunnies on the mean streets of bunnyville. The point of the game is to have your bunny gang take out all of the opposing bunny gangs in brutal bunny on bunny combat! You can check out the full rules here.

Geek Out is the nerdiest trivia game you’ll ever play. Where only the truly nerdy “win” by trying to convince everyone else that the Flash is faster than Superman when everyone knows he’s not… Check out the rules here if you really want to, but we all know Superman is faster.

We will have copies of these games on hand for the raffle, in exchange for BBG coins, and just to play in general!

Our next feature game company is AEG. They are kind of a big deal. I will be bringing you more info on the games they will have for us tomorrow. As well as some info on the beer and a couple other special guests we will be featuring later this week!

New Event – New Prices

Hi Everyone!

So we’ve changed the format and pricing of the event slightly.  This is a good thing.  The Prime (Basic) Ticket is still $25, but we’ve also added a second level, Royal, for $65!

GET TICKETS!

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Go Royal!

The Royal level includes everything provided in the Prime ticket level: event entrance, food, beer, gaming, wooden nickels, and (1) raffle ticket plus MORE!

In Royal Level Tickets includes the following:

  • Prime Ticket ($25 Value)
  • Board Beer Geek T-Shirt (locally screen-printed on an American Apparel shirt) ($20 Value)
  • The Royal Button! – A 3″ button emblazoned with “The Royal Button” so everyone will know you’re the real deal! (Priceless)
  • (1) Featured Game – Our event  will feature several awesome games and you’ll actually get to take one home with you! ($20-30 Value)
  • (+1 ) Extra Raffle Ticket – You’ll get 1 additional raffle ticket which will give you an extra edge over the competition. (A chance to win free Royal entry into our next event)
  • VIP Gaming – As a Royal member, you’ll get to game with some of our special guests guaranteed! (Priceless)Royalty

So why wait? Get your ticket to the Royal experience today!

GET TICKETS!

Eagle Rock Cask – Mugwort Brown Ale

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On Saturday, July 6th, the Board Beer Geek team headed out to meet with our friends at local LA beer hotspot, Eagle Rock Brewery.  The mission was to create/collaborate on a cask.  Brewer and Cellarman, Andrew Bakofsky had a special set of ingredients ready to go.

The beer: A hoppy American brown ale (currently unreleased) fully of rich notes of toasted brown bread and an assertive hop finish.

The special ingredients: Ancient gruit herb, Mugwort and traditional anise.  Mugwort is a very earthy herb reminiscent of chamomile with a floral a roam and woodiness.  The addition of hammered anise seeds rounds out the flavor of the brown ale creating something super unique and tasty.  Remember, you’ll only get it here folks.

Andrew adding YeastAndrew showed us how Eagle Rock Brewery creates some of its casks.  An addition of sugar and fresh yeast are added prior to the beer, which will cause a small fermentation inside the cask and add natural carbonation.  The special ingredients are added and then finally the beer.  The cask is then sealed with a plastic shive (bung) and the downward force of a hammer (accompanied by Andrew’s Hurculean strength).

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Making a cask is an exciting opportunity to collaborate and experiment with beer flavorings.  Eagle Rock Brewery is no stranger to this UK form of serving beer and frequently has casks available at Story Tavern in Burbank.  After filling the cask with the special ingredients, the team was able to do a traditional barrel/cask roll, which ensures that the  If you’re interested in learning more about their casks be sure to check out their tap room or Story Tavern.

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Eagle Rock Brewery will also have on tap their Witbier, Manifesto, perfect for the summer heat.  Los Angeles Ale Works will be debuting it’s new LA Kumquat infused French/Belgian Saison in both cask and draft form.  The cask has an extra addition of Kumquats and Filipino Calamansi (mini lemons) to add tartness.

 

Story Tavern will have many other beer options available including their popular gluten free option, Craft Cider.  With so many options, everyone is sure to find something they like.

Be sure to get your tickets at boardbeergeek.com/gettickets or click here!