Friday, May 07, 2010

Roll Call

Just for the record, here's a list of the rest of the beers I've had this week:


Saranac Black Forest Ale: My favorite from the Wild World of Wine and Beer a few weeks ago, and just as delicious at home. A new favorite for sure.

Thursday (with pizza at Mellow Mushroom with good friends--the MM has a great beer selection, by the way)

Victory HopDevil Ale: Wow! That's one hoppy, flavorful ale. Perfect with the Philosopher's Pie (steak, portobello mushroom cap, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, provolone, feta, and mozzarella cheeses on an oil and garlic base).
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA: 90-Minute "light"--similar in taste, but less wallop than its bigger-by-30-minutes brother. I probably should've had this one before the HopDevil.

Tonight (Friday)

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA: Pale Ale heavy! Actually, the hop profile is a little different from that of the Sierra Nevada flagship brew; also, at 7.2% ABV, it's a "big" but not "BIG" beer.
White Hawk Select IPA, from Mendocino Brewing Co.: Another new favorite, and different enough from the Torpedo (and sufficiently hoppy) to hold its own as the second beer of the night. Second and final.


brandon said...

Nice, I'll remember that about Mellow Mushroom.

Sadly, Georgia does not allow the selling of growlers from brewpubs. We went to Savannah's microbrewer and sampled...and sampled...and sampled. Good stuff. I wanted to bring you home something, but the law won.

Thanks again for your help.

David T said...

You're very welcome! I felt like one of the popular kids at the reception...people just kept coming by and then staying.

I guess Tennessee does not have a monopoly on archaic beer/wine/liquor laws! If we ever make it down that way, I'll have to get the name of the brewpub from you.

Re Mellow Mushroom...they serve something like 30 beers on tap, plus a bunch of others by the bottle. I was really impressed.