Beer tasting, lecture to benefit steel drum band:
Steel drum band Pandemonium and the Cornell College Calypso Singers will benefit from the first Beer Colloquium, sponsored by Big Grove Brewery. The event, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Garner President’s House, is a fundraiser for the group’s upcoming trip to Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Bill Heinrich, a 2007 Cornell graduate and the head brewer at Solon-based Big Grove Brewery, will lead a discussion about the history of various beer styles and the design and brewing goals of at least four specific Big Grove brews, all of which will be available for tasting.
The beers that Big Grove is bringing to discuss and the topics planned are:
•BoomTown – the abbreviated history of German brewing the United States, and its influence on cream ale.
•Big Grove IPA – research on export pale ales from the 18th and 19th century, and their relation to current trends in West Coast IPA.
•Arms Race Pale Ale – a brief discussion of the last 40 years of craft brewing, and the trend line of single hop pale ales and IPAs. Also a brief foray in Citra and its lineage.
•Que Sera Berliner-style Weisse – technique and results of hot side acidification procedures.
Heinrich was a music major at Cornell College, and in addition to playing trumpet, he was a member of Pandemonium. Since becoming head brewer at Big Grove, he has stayed in touch with music professors Martin Hearne and Lisa Hearne. When Heinrich heard about the plans for a New Orleans tour, he offered to help, Martin Hearne said.
**TICKETS are $45 per person, with a limit of 50, and are on sale now. **TICKETS are available by contacting Big Grove Brewery at (319) 624-2337 - or email@example.com.
Cornell College’s Pandemonium steel drum band and Calypso Singers perform in four parades and a concert for Mardi Gras—crowds are expected to number more than a million people.
Pandemonium will ride on a float representing Cornell in four parades: Feb. 3, Krewe of Druids; Feb. 4, Knights of Babylon; Feb. 6, Krewe of Iris; and Feb. 7, Krewe of Thoth. The 30 student musicians will also present a concert and tour historic sites throughout New Orleans.
Pandemonium and Calypso Singers are directed by professors of music Martin Hearne and Lisa Hearne. Martin Hearne is a Louisiana native with close ties to New Orleans. The Hearnes have spent significant periods of time in New Orleans in the past 10 years since Katrina, and secured the invitations to Mardi Gras through local contacts. Contact: Cathy Schonhorst