Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will debut the “1677 Huguenot Wheat,” a strong wheat ale inspired by the beers of the early 18th century, this Saturday, August 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. Brewed by The Gilded Otter brewmaster Darren Currier, the ale recipe was researched by beer scholar Craig Gravina, co-author of Upper Hudson Valley Beer and one of the founders of the Albany Ale Project. HHS will host a keg tapping and tasting of the historic ale this Saturday on the DuBois Fort lawn (81 Huguenot Street).
“We’re pleased to introduce 1677 Huguenot Wheat to the public. Darren and Craig are very knowledgeable about Hudson Valley brewing, and we know this historic ale will be both authentic and delicious,” said Kara Gaffken, director of public programming. “Partnering with a local business makes so much sense for New Paltz, and it reinforces our special small-town feel.”
Following the tasting, Gravina will speak about the Huguenot Wheat 1677 brew and sign copies of his book. The talk is free and open to the public.
Local award-winning brewmaster Currier started his career in 1998 as a home brewer. He attended The Siebel Institute for Brewing Technology in Chicago and has been responsible for the beer-making process at The Gilded Otter for 15 years.
Tasting tickets are $20. The first 50 guests will receive a free tasting glass. Twisted Jeanne’s of Accord will be on hand selling homemade pretzel rolls and croissants accompanied by special sauces.