Friday, September 26, 2008

"rattle n hum" craft beer bar

the name of this beer joint should strike a familiar chord ;)

after we visited the ginger man, emmy and i walked south 3 blocks and checked out the rattle n hum craft beer bar, before finally heading to the riders on the storm concert. this was brennan's suggestion, and was well worth checking out. rattle n hum had a decidedly working man's bar feel to it - albeit the working men and women probably had a strong affinity to u2. in addition to that "neighborhood bar" feel, it had a great beer selection to match. while it wasn't nearly as extensive as what the ginger man had to offer, there was plenty of good stuff to be tasted.

this time around i opted for a much lighter selection. i took the opportunity (no pun intended) to grab a spaten oktoberfestbier. unfortunately, after 2 great selections at ginger man, and emmy's choice below, it was something a let-down.

in keeping with the seasonal mood, emmy had a weyerbacher imperial stout pumkin ale. it was packed with some serious spice - and had late fall/halloween written all over it! funny, it was the second pumpkin ale i tried in a week ("fisherman's pumpkin stout" at the manhattan cask ale festival) - must be fall.

this was no light-weight pumpkin ale, as the brewery describes it:

Yes that's right! The mother of all Pumpkin Ales is currently in transit to our wholesalers and should be out on shelves around mid-September. This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is heartier, spicier, and more "caramelly" and "pumpkiny" than its faint brethren! Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night, or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream. If you don't agree this is the mother of all pumpkin ales, then you just don't like mothers!

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