Friday, March 28, 2008

The Bride enjoys a Presidente

I hear there are duvels and leffes on the island. I will be looking.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

MAS @ the Fire Haus

Counsel takes pole position at the March meeting.
Five men out. Do we know who we are? If not see JG. Dues are dues. And thank you Mr. Fire Man for the use of your fine facility. I can see counsel liked it.

Great Belgian beer Blogg

Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA

A must stop in central Mass. for beer and wine. Great selection of Belgians local and they have some left coast beers like the The Lost Abbey.

New Sierra Schwartz

New Sierra Schwartz black beer available now at the Dutch Ale house. Seems like a slightly less hoppy and slightly more malty version of the porter. Barman Rich says Sierra is coming out with a new product each quarter and he is signed up for all of them

Thursday, March 20, 2008

74 State St. Beer Dinner

Brooklyn Brewery Beer and Farmers’ Evening


Brooklyn Brewery

Bornt Family Farms

Wiltbank Farm

April 11, 2008

Hors D’oeuvres

Veal-Ricotta Meatballs with Sundried Tomato Puree

Mushroom Spring Rolls with Creamy Ginger Sauce

Brooklyn Lager


Potato Crouton with Chorizo-Apple Chutney

Mushroom Tart with Melted Leeks and Bacon

Grilled Andouille Sausage with Sweet Onion Puree

Brooklyn East India Pale Ale

First Course

Meyer Lemon Cured Kona Kampachi

Marinated Shiitake Mushrooms, Ponzu Sauce

Brooklyn Weiss

Second Course

Frisée Salad with Fresh Bacon

Crispy Pork Belly, Anjou Pears

Brooklyn Pennant Ale

Third Course

Mushroom Ravioli

Baby Spinach, Mushroom Demi-Glace

Brooklyn Local One

Main Course

Roasted and Braisd Veal

Roasted Loin, Braised Shoulder, Oyster Mushrooms, Red Wine Sauce

Brooklyn Brown Ale


Chocolate Raspberry Napoleon

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

$85 per person

(plus tax and gratuity)

The Dutch Ale House, Saugerties NY

Counsel enjoying a CZ plisner. I know he always looks like that. He did like the Dutch Ale House and the beer. Owner Richard Michaels is very nice and very knowageable about beer. His wife makes all the soups and you have to have the garlic burger. 15 drafts all good. Well worth the trip or if you are in the Mid Hudson Valley you have to stop in. 255 Main Street Saugerties. A true beer bar.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Mahar`s Public Bar, Albany, NY

Counsel's birthday meeting at Mahar`s Public Bar
in Pine Hills with no less then 11 Belgium's on tap was a Silly event. Petrus old oak aged truly is the key to heaven.
A sour-sweet balance offset by the underlying bitterness of the hops. Another brewery you don't see on draft in this part of the world is Silly. Billie Dean has two offering form this Silly brewery. Silly Saison very dark in color for a Saison style beer. Maybe a little off as well. Will have to try again. And Silly Scotch ale much more like a Belgium Scotch. Full nose very rich and great March beer. Also the first I've seen Piraat on tap. One of many going at the benchmark. At 10.5 it's highing then the benchmark and a lot heaver and sweeter. Billie Dean was a great host and very helpful. Mahar's was one the first and still one of the best.

A goodtime was had by all as the video will a test to:

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Beff's, Delmar,NY

Alison the handsom day time bartander at Beff's in Delmar gives Councel a pint of Young's stout.