Bauer Wine & Spirits is the rare Newbury Street business geared toward residents rather than tourists (the antique jeweler Small Pleasures is another, but we're getting off track). A friend who lives in the area raves about Bauer's selection and service.
The store is holding its second annual Big Beer Tasting on Thursday, June 20. The tasting takes place at the College Club at 44 Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay and runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. In light of the recent events, 100 percent of the proceeds from the event are being donated to One Fund Boston.
Among several tables of distributors and brewers, there will also be a raffle for some hard-to-find bottles and a big gift basket from Craft Brewers Guild. Tickets are $25.
Here's a list of the beers being poured:
Mayflower Brewing Co: Summer Rye, Porter, IPA and Golden Ale
Jack's Abby Brewing: Jabby Brau, Leisure Time Lager, Hoponius Union, and a surprise brew.
Mystic Brewing Co: Saison Renaud, Table Beer, Mary of the Gael and Descendant
Merchant du Vin: Trappistes Rochefort 10, Orval Trappiste Ale, Westamalle Tripel, Ayinger Brau-Weisse, Samuel Smith Imperial Stout, and Traquair House Ale
Origin Beverage: Theakston Old Peculier, Theakston XB, Rosenbach Grand Cru, Rodenbach Vintage 2010
Shelton Bros: Stillwater Cellar Door, Timothy Taylor Landlord (if available), Ridgeway IPA (if available) De Struise Pannepot Reserva, Jolly Pumpkin, The Bruery, Evil Twin, Petrus Aged Pale, Fritz Prof. Briem 1809 Berlinerweise
Farnum Hill Cidery: Farmhouse, Dooryard, Summer Cider, Extra-Dry, Semi-Dry, Dooryard Still
Troeg's Brewing Co: Perpetual IPA, Hop Back Amber, Dreamweaver, Sunshine Pils, Pale Ale
You can buy tickets here.