Bad Beer Pun Alert: Get Ready to ‘Bock’ and Roll!!!

Beer purists know that there is no such thing as bad beer, only better beer. Think of it like the alcoholic version of the Circle of Life: Each place has a beer, each beer has a place. Every brew, from the pure and golden Fin du Monde to skunky, watered-down cans of Schlitz, fulfills a unique role in the world. Which is why it’s so important that beer aficionados devote their time to studying, classifying, and ranking all the hop-y goodness that fills our broad land.

It’s in that spirit that the Ultimate Taste Test Champion draws its motivation. Fifty connoisseurs of ales, stouts, porters, lagers, and bocks will gather Saturday at 6 p.m. at Whole Foods (810 University Dr., Coral Springs) to determine which beer, among eight carefully selected imports and domestics, has earned the right to become the true King of Beers. We anticipate a massive crowning ceremony, with the new King being lifted over a cliff as animated animals sing its triumphs – but there’ll probably just be a lot of belching. The judging is free for anyone with a delicate palate and a taste for greatness, but registration is first-come, first-served, so act fast. Call 954-753-8000.
Sat., Feb. 2, 2008

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John Linn