Food · Just my Thoughts

A New Beer Tried

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.

10 thoughts on “A New Beer Tried

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    1. Tish – Thank you for coming by. I am a Virgo, actually, but tend to not have Virgo tendencies in my home keeping. It has to be in me somewhere. I just think I have buried it.

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    1. Corrine – I will admit I am kind of a beer snob. I like micro brews and love when they are close enough to home that I can take my growler with me. And you are definitely right! There is nothing better than a good beer and anything grilled.

  2. You are my kind of chick–wish you were right around the corner so we could crack a few and gossip.

    And…ahem…not to brag, but we have some of the best MicroBrews in the nation in my state 🙂 So you should visit sometime 🙂

  3. Ahem! Don’t forget me! I’m not a huge beer fan BUT am ALWAYS up for a trip to CO! I’m sure we could find a microbrewery somewhere that might also serve ummmm, champagne? If not, I’ll bring my own. Honestly, I just don’t want to be left out.


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