Saturday night I went out with a good friend from high school to hear another high school friend and the band he plays in at Number 5 restaurant. The original plan was to go to this restaurant and listen for a while, then go to another place to hear another band. We never left Number 5.
Straight Up, the band that was playing, had great vocals, a fantastic horn player, and the keyboardist – still amazing as he was in high school.
I decided I was going to have a beer when I got there and was impressed with the list of beers on tap. I much prefer what is on tap to a bottle of beer. I looked and looked and decided to try a beer from Great Lakes Brewing Company. I had had their Christmas Ale in December at Chapter House and loved it!
I went with an Edmund Fitzgerald Porter for the evening. The first sip wasamazing. The hint of chocolate and coffee came through above the hops but the hops – I lean toward hoppy beers – taste still shone through. This is a good beer that I cannot wait to have this summer with barbeque.