Lost Abbey / Port Brewing has just announced that they’ll be celebrating the release of their new Carnevale Ale with a Masquerade party in the true Venetian tradition.
It just so happens that Carnevale di Venezia is held in the Piazza di San Marco, and coincidentally, Lost Abbey is located in San Marcos, which is as good a reason as any to get dressed up in costume and masks and do a little misbehaving before Lent.
The masquerade will feature live music, food and (of course) all of those great Lost Abbey beers. Anyone who wears a costume will be admitted to the party for free. All others must pay a nominal $10 at the door.
That evening Lost Abbey will also be releasing Carnevale Ale, which is a brand new release for them. It’s a blonde Saison accented with American hops — I had a little sample last week, and naturally it’s an outstanding beer. (Does Tomme and crew make any other kind?) It’ll be released in 750ml cork-finished bottles at $8.99 each.
The Masquerade and release party will be held February 2, 2008 from 6pm to 10pm.