Sunday, February 28, 2010

Oak Cafe, & Slows recap

A nice beery evening at The Oak Cafe, Wyandotte, one night last week, where we enjoyed Sam Adams Noble Pils, Celebrator Doppelbock and Sierra Nevada Bigfoot '09, ALL on draft. Speaking of The Oak, head over next Saturday, March 6th, for the 4th annual Stout Fest & mustache competition (guess who always wins!). Mr Cicerone decided to give someone else a chance to win the mustache comp this year, so we are headed to Chicago instead for 2010 Day & Night of the Living Ales, which is sold out, but we have our tix. We're deciding where to stop on Friday night on the way....Bell's, The Livery, Founders, Three Floyds. Choices, choices, choices.

The other memorable bar night was at Slows BarBQ, last night. Slows have done it again with their current tap line-up, and a quiet evening at home was abandoned in pursuit of some of these fine beers. We started out with a pint each of Arcadia's cask-conditioned Cereal City Bitter, followed by a pint each of Victory's Uncle Teddy's Bitter. It's rare, but wonderful, to find English-style session beers on tap, let alone two! Both were delicious. Next- La Trappe Isid'or, a Belgian pale ale tasting of brown sugar and licorice. Next- Arcadia Sky High Rye. Mmmm. Always good with Slows food ("The Reason" for Mr Cicerone, and those superb sticky smoky chicken wings for me.) Next- Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Sweet, a little roasty and bourbony, and delicious with a huge slab of cream cheese frosted carrot cake, a new dessert menu item. Next- Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock & Dogfish Head Fort...well, the last two were "in our dreams" so to speak. We really couldn't manage another beer after downing a whole pint of Bourbon County, but Consecrator and Fort would have been next if we'd been able....

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