Local rowing group’s beer-and-wine event will float your boat

Dayton Boat Club to offer wide variety of craft beers and specialty wines during annual fund-raiser

The Dayton Boat Club's annual beer and wine tasting will spotlight an eclectic collection of fermented beverages, including some rarities.

The event raises funds to replace the Dayton Boat Club’s temporary fabric building with a permanent boathouse. It will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Canopy Creek Farm, 600 Benner Road in Miamisburg.

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The beer-tasting list will intrigue even the most difficult-to-please brew geek.

Confirmed selections, as described in a Dayton Boat Club release, include:

Saison du Fermier from a Missouri Oak Foedre ("Foedre Fermier") by Side Project Brewing, Maplewood, Missouri: Robust but with the paler color of modern Saisons, this is balanced with the brightness, depth and rustic character of the wild microflora found on the Missouri farm of the brewers' owners.

Cellar Song No. 1 by Branch and Bone Artisan Ales, Dayton: A mixed-fermentation beer blended wild ale with black currant.

Privat by Brauhaus Riegele, Augsburg, Germany: Brewed with Opal and Mittelfruh hops and pilsner and Steffi malts with its own exclusive yeast strain.

Bright Lights by Triple Crossing Beer, Richmond, Virginia: IPA brewed with Citra and Galaxy hops; notes of tropical fruit, orange sherbet and melon.

Apricot Fruit Stand by Casey Brewing, Glenwood Spring, Colorado: Saison-base beer aged on whole Colorado apricots.

Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, Missouri: An imperial stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks.

Society and Solitude #4, a New England-style IPA by Hill Farmstead of Greensboro, Vermont,

Luscious, an imperial stout from The Alchemist of Stowe, Vermont.

The wine tasting will include a selection of wines curated by Stuart Harvey of Veritas Winery outside Charlottesville, Virginia.

Tickets are $75 per person or $25 for those not tasting. Hors d'oeuvres, water and soft drinks will be provided; the event also will include a silent auction. To register online, go to daytonboatclub.org/beertasting.html. Tickets are limited.

Dayton Boat Club invites youths and adults to the sport of rowing for lifelong wellness, athletic competitiveness, college scholarships, and elite international competition. For information, see daytonboatclub.org.

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