To celebrate America’s Craft Beer Week, which runs through May 22, Palm Beach Meats is teaming up with Twisted Trunk Brewing for a tap takeover and patio party at the Palm Beach Meat location. in West Palm Beach from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Forget donkey tails or water balloon fights (although those are still fun) – this party will feature Twisted Trunk’s latest creation, the deliciously intoxicating Honey Peach Saison.
French for “saison”, saisons are known for being very carbonated, fruity and spicy – and Twisted Trunk Brewing aims to deliver.
The idea for this beer was born about two months ago during a meeting between the brewery’s master brewer and the owners of Palm Beach Creamed Honey.
After a honey tasting, Twisted Trunk ended up purchasing 100 pounds of three-season blended honey from owners Al Salopek and Sierra Malnove.
Naturally infused with wildflowers, Three Season Blend is a honey blend produced in the spring, summer and fall. It has a creamy and spreadable texture similar to that of butter.
After tasting the honey and realizing the peaches would ripen at the perfect time, the brewery owners planned to push this “labor of love” to coincide with American Craft Beer Week.
The saison was first brewed the traditional way, with 10 gallons of Palm Beach Creamed Honey added to the mix.
The beer was then transferred to a 600-gallon Minnesota white oak forage (a large wooden fermentation vessel usually made of oak), and 100 pounds of Georgia peaches and another five gallons of honey were added. This allowed the saison to not only capture the flavors and notes of the peaches and honey, but also to undergo a bit of secondary fermentation.
Twisted Trunk Brewing owner and brewer Fran Andrewlevich joked that this beer was their favorite beer they had never made before.
In addition to the Honey Peach Saison, they will have several other beers available, including their popular IPGA.
To help soak up some of Twisted Trunk’s creative libations, celebrity Orlando chef Denni Cha will be serving up Korean hot dogs and cooking from his Uncle Dendog’s food truck.
Cha’s culinary creations have become extremely popular – so popular in fact, that on one visit to West Palm Beach, he literally sold out!
Soto Sake will also be on-site with a sake bar, where Level 2 Sommelier Brett Hart will whip up some serious cocktails to go along with Uncle Dendog’s cooking.
Lake Worth Beach singer-songwriter Dominic DeLaney will provide the music.
To kick this twisted party up a notch, La Gringuita will be offering the sweetest of sweet treats – their freshly baked Brown Buttah Cookies.
These are no ordinary chocolate chip cookies, however. La Gringuita owner Caroline McGinley made them extra thick, full of melted Ghirardelli dark chocolate goodness and, at a quarter pound, able to appease almost any sweet tooth…and if not, get two. In addition to freshly baked Brown Buttahs, frozen dough of La Gringuita’s other varieties is available at Palm Beach Meats.
What: Twisted Tap Takeover / Party on the terrace of Palm Beach Meats
Or: 4812 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
When: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday
Information: www.palmbeachmeats.com; twistedtrunkbrewing.com; www.creamedhoney.com
Local comedy event will raise awareness about mental health
While suicide is certainly no joke, it Is help raise awareness through laughter. And what better time to do it than during National Suicide Prevention Month?
That’s why the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is sponsoring its second Stand Up for Hope event tonight at the Palm Beach Improv.
According to event organizers, talking about suicide and its warning signs – which include withdrawal from activities, sleeping too much or too late, aggression and increased use of alcohol or drugs – can lead people suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts to seek help and referral. away from taking this drastic step.
Besides, really laugh is the best medicine: it can not only reduce the stress hormone, cortisol, in the body, but also increase levels of feel-good chemicals called beta-endorphins.
“A good night of comedy helped us release the tension and feel good again,” said event organizer Alan Mednick, who lost a daughter and niece to suicide. “That’s why, when it came time to do something to benefit the AFSP, basing a fundraising event around an evening of stand-up comedy seemed like a natural fit.”
Alog with a list of funny people featured by well-known comedian Sarge, the in-person and virtual event will include a live auction. All proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention of Southeast Florida.
What: Second Annual Stand Up for Hope
Or: Palm Beach Improv at Rosemary Square (550 S Rosemary Ave., No. 250, West Palm Beach
When: 6 p.m. today
Cost: $16 to $75
Information: support.afsp.org; secure.qgiv.com/event/afspstandupforhope
Eddie Ritz is a reporter for the Palm Beach Post, part of the USA TODAY Florida Network. He has lived in the West Palm Beach area for over 30 years and, from mild to wild, will cover notable community events. He can be contacted at [email protected] Help support our journalism. Subscribe today.