I've been a part of Volusia Beer Week since its inception. This year is a little different. This is the first year we are an honest to goodness 'thing'. We aren't beer but we are still part of the amazing growing craft beverage community in Volusia County and we couldn't be prouder.
Here are a few things we have going on this week:
Drink Volusia Bus Tour - Jan 30th - We are stop 1 on our 8 hour tour!
Odd MANgo Out Release - Jan 31st - Our last keg until summer is being tapped
Volusia Stout Night @ Abbey - Feb 1st - Five of the stoutest beers from Volusia County brewers are being tapped. If all goes as planned we will have Kinetic ready to go. It is being a little temperamental at the moment so our back up plan is to tap the first ever keg of Bandwagon, our brand new Hard Rootbeer!
Live Beer Trivia @ Abbey - Feb 2nd, 8p to 10p - Hosted by Yours Truly. All beer related trivia and the prizes are tickets to DeLand Craft Beer Festival
Tasting at Barley Barrel in NSB - Feb 3rd, 4p to 7p - Come sample 3 different meads at New Smyrna's newest craft bottle shop!
Brews and Bowties - Feb 4th, 7p to 10p - We are super excited to be a part of one of the best beer pairing dinners in Florida. Nicknamed A Dinner of Gastronomic Proportions, this dinner features 12 different libations paired with food from 12 local chefs. We are lucky enough to be providing 2 different meads for this dinner, Paranormal Activity and Morning Zin. Paranormal Activity starts off as Peaches the Friendly Ghost but is finished with candied ginger. It is being paired with a Chinese 5-spice scallop and a carrot ginger risotto from J and D Catering. Morning Zin is a Zinfandel Pyment aged on whiskey infused oak and finished with toasted honey and Trilogy Coffee natural process Honduran coffee. It is being paired with a Coffee Chocolate Biscotti and a Zinfandel Jam from Sarah's Sweets.
DeLand Craft Beer Festival - Feb 6th, 1p to 5pm - 75 breweries, 350 beers, how can you go wrong! Come see us in the Hyperlocal section at Cafe Davinci. We will have all kinds of goodies!