The Brewmaster’s Table (Virtual Book Talk and Beer Tasting)


How to experience this session:


This session will give participants guidelines on how to analyze a beer, find a harmonious beer-food pairings, and hear from expert brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, author of The Brewmaster’s Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food and owner of Brooklyn Brewery.


How to Participate in the Beer Tasting From Home

Purchase beer, food if you like. Have a glass of water on hand to cleanse your palate in between tastings. Gather a few clean glasses, take notes if you want, and get ready to have some fun!

Fort Collins Local:

We’ve partnered with Wilbur’s Total Beverage to build a special Book Fest Beer Tasting sampler.

  1. New Belgium Voodoo Ranger IPA
  2. Odell 90 Shilling Amber Ale
  3. Prost Weissbier German Style Wheat Ale
  4. Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils Bohemian Pilsner
  5. Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout
  6. Avery Liliko’i Kepolo Belgian Style White Ale (with passionfruit and spices)


  • IPA
  • Amber Ale (any malt-forward, medium-bodied ale)
  • Wheat beer (Hefeweizen or American Wheat)
  • Pilsner (Craft version)
  • Stout (Milk Stout/Chocolate Stout)-the key is chocolatey
  • Fruited (Belgian) White/Wit/Wheat/Witbieror any lighter fruity beer



  • Slice of carrot cake or a chocolatey dessert (Whole Foods right next door to Wilbur’s has a great dessert selection/small bites)—really any dessert will be fun!
  • Any cheese you might want to experiment with.
  • Food you might already have at home. Examples: cheeses, meats, dips, crackers, snacks, desserts, candy, anything!


NOTE: the presenters emphasize that these beers and foods are just suggestions. It’s really about experimenting and finding the good, the bad and the ugly and a bit about why they work for you or don’t. Each person’s palate is different.

Brewing Food
Location: Virtual Date: October 9, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Garrett Oliver Tanya Victor