Saturday, September 26, 2009

Inaugural Growler Fill!

A few weeks back I mentioned this place, Decicco's, in Ardsley NY as a place to buy beer. It is about a 50 minute ride from the 'Port and you can get Growler fills. Not sure if there is any place closer that does growler fills, but it is a reasonably pleasant ride and they have a great staff. I bought an Elysian Brewing Loser's Pale Ale (aptly named for this author). Good beer although a bit flat. I think that had to do with my growler which was a screw top. I may invest in a better one.

As an aside...and I know this is not the forum normally for my political ruminations, but if a Brit Journalist is calling you President Pantywaist, you may want to turn in the Nuclear Codes.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Weekend Beer Review!

Alright I know most of these have been fits and starts over the last few weeks. I have a couple in the fridge that I am hoping I can get to. So in honor of Obama selling out Poland here goes:

1) 21st Amendment - Brew Free or Die IPA 7.0% - This is my go to IPA. It is so good. I walked by the brewery near ATT park in San Fran but didn't want to go in as I had a non-familiar subway to deal with. You can get this in NYC or closer in Westchester. Well worth it.

2) Speakeasy - Double Daddy - Imperial IPA - 9.5% - Hey made it to a second one. Another solid IPA not as hoppy as a 21st Amendment. The alcohol content is sneakier. I really like these west coast IPA's. Have a River Horse IPA offering chilling as we speak so we'll see if the East Cost can make a challenge.

3) Atwater Block Brewery - Voodoo Vator - 9.5% Dopplebock - Very rich, does have a bit of a hoppy bite though. This would be a great beer with a steak!

4) River Horse - Hop A Lot Amus - DIPA - 8.5%. Not as subtle as it's West Coast Cousins (but very good). Going to have to do more research on the West Coast/East Coast IPA challenge!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Shocked....Shocked I tell you!

Apparently there was drug use at the Gathering of the Vibes in the 'Port this summer. Interesting thing is that the private security force that confiscated said illicit contraband never handed it over to Bridgeport's Finest. There are so many ways I can go with this that will endear me with no one. Kind of like busting a Hyman.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Weekend Beer Review!

Haven't done one of these in a while as am having some problems finding things that I haven't tried before. That said I found this place in Ardsley NY which is well worth a trip, about 50 minutes from the 'Port without traffic. Anyway here goes (check back as this will be updated):

1) Belhaven Wee Heavy Scottish Ale - 6.5% - Very malty & sweet, maybe too sweet for me. I like Old Chub better.