tonight my friend todd and i went to the blind tiger ale house in greenwich village. our primary objective was to try "louise's famous bloody beer." but tonight was the first of two nights that featured rogue ales and the beers of the pacific northwest on tap. i kicked off my beer tasting with a rogue chocolate stout and after that initial round, we were shocked to disccover that the special bloody beer was only served on weekends!
so moving on to plan (or beer) b, i tried a rouge smoke - a style of beer i was introduced to at captain lawrence brewery. we briefly lamented the inability to try the bloody beer, but on the positive side, it was another reason to return to this great ale house! the time flew by quickly as we reviewed our time at boston, talked about upcoming races and other running related stuff.
we had enough time and the thirst for a third round. for my final selection i went with the classic american amber ale and todd went in the opposite direction with a rogue brutal bitter! then it was time for me to head downtown and meet my wife at the knitting factory in tribeca. we had plans to meet pat's sister, tina, and see the piers lawrence quartet. but that's for another post.
Hedonistic! Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. The mellow flavor of oats, chocolate malts, and real chocolate are balanced perfectly with the right amount of hops for a bittersweet finish.
Rogue Smoke(previously known as Welkommen on draft) is a German style Rauchbier (Smoke Beer), which was inspired by the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Most rauch brews are bottom fermented, however Rogue Smoke, is top fermented. It is orange-amber in hue with a delicate smoke aroma and flavor with an intense hop finish
Tawny amber in color with a coffee aroma and tight head. A delicate roasted malt accent, generous use of hops and a smooth finish
the elusive "bloody beer"
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
"our version of the Bloody Mary with beer: tomato juice, secret spices, strong ale depending on what's available, usually something strong and malty, aventinus, barley wine, imperial stout or porter, etc, & garnished with the kitchen sink. try one and you'll never go back to vodka!"
UPDATE: we did, eventually, make it back and tried the "bloody beer" - and it was great!!