On Tuesday the 30th of July in 2013, World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) hosted an exclusive celebration for the “Taste of Business on Tap” networking event which included a who’s who of the top business professionals in the DMV region. It was the boldest beer tasting happy hour of the summer on the waterfront of Harbor East in Baltimore. Who knew one restaurant and bar could hold so many beer brews in one space. Townhouse Kitchen + Bar is a one stop shop for the ultimate gastro-pub experience from forty beers on tap, specialty cocktails, endless flat screen TVs, and contemporary American food with Asian, Latin and Mediterranean influences not to mention comfortable and cozy seating.
The celebration took place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. serving appetizers, cocktails, beers and wine. The spirits were flowing from every corner of the restaurant the appetizers range from chicken flat-bread to beef quesadillas and the signature drink and dessert for the afternoon were beer and butter cake. The order of business for the event was to inform attendees about the importance of maintaining and strengthening domestic and international business relationships. The coolest part of it all was during the celebration attendees were allowed to taste four different types of beer. The beers tapped for the event were: Stella Artois, Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen, Stillwater Stateside and Huyghe Delirium Tremens.
Everybody knows that drinking beer is one of Americas’ oldest and most loved traditions. Nevertheless, I should admit that; I am in my thirties and this was my first beer tasting experience. After “Taste of Business on Tap,” I must also admit that my curiosity about beer is jumping. Such, a cool hobby to know and learn the ins and outs of the beer brewing industry.
During the beer tastings, all guests were trained on how to identify and request:
- Beer alcohol content level
- Beer flavors and ingredients
- Beer importers and exporters within the beer brewery industry
- Good quality beer
“Taste of Business on Tap” was a fun and informative adventure. By coincide Corona has always been my first choice of beer. I was surprised to learn that Mexico is the number one exporter of beer in the world.
Takeaways from attending the WTCIs’ beer tasting event, I now consider myself more educated on beer drinking. I will always be the type of person to drink responsibly and encourage all my readers to do the same. Townhouse Kitchen + Bar is truly a cool mellow place to enjoy and learn about the art of beer.