Monday, June 17, 2013
last night we had dinner at the jolly pumpkin café and brewery. it was my second visit to a brewpub in as many visits to ann arbor (last time we checked out the arbor brewing company). i've been into jolly pumpkin saisons for a long time - ever since i was first turned on to them back at a sour beer tasting a jimmy's no. 43 in the village, way back in 2010). so when in rome... i opted to sample their sour beers :D
my sampler, inspired by the suggestions of the server, include:
luciernaga ("the firefly")
oro de calabaza
and, tamicon 5 saison (the new collaboration with arbor brewing)
here's the description for tamicon - "From its red-pink color to its floral, tart, funky aroma, this Jolly Pumpkin / Arbor Brewing Co. collaboration beer has a mouthwatering start, a very tart and sour middle and a funky, peppery finish. Whoa!"
tamicon, which was released just last week, was certainly the highlight! it wasn't available when i visited arbor brewing less than 3 months ago!
pat did not taste any beers (belgian style, or otherwise). she, instead, saved her calories for belgain waffles at the "waffle shop" :D
the next brew pub i'd like to check out in ann arbor is the grizzly peak brewing company - stay tuned...