Goddammit bartenders, stop offering me a shot with every beer.
And don't pass the same damn beer off as both a "hazy English pale" and "mild amber”. (It fails miserably at being hazy, English, pale, or mild. But it does provide the brewery a way to dispose of surplus hop oil)
I take back everything bad I've said about Chicago Midway airport over the past couple of months. Well almost everything. Still, Midway is a beer paradise compared to Las Vegas McCarran.
And Midway is just a nicer place to be in general. McCarran seems to be a unholy mating of a budget third world shopping mall with an off-off-strip casino that hasn't been remodeled since 1987.
Icy Bay IPA hits the target if you're looking for a typical overhopped American IPA, drinking it in an unpleasant airport named after one of the most vile, if little remembered outside Nevada, racists from 20th century US politics.
On the other hand, Southwest is offering me $600 to bump to a later flight, so there's an upside.
I've been spending way to much time on hurtling metal tubes lately. At least some of the airports have good #beer. Currently working through the menu at Urban Chestnut in STL. The Thrale's imperial stout is the best so far.
Once again, a long layover in the beer desert of Midway airport. There's some oases here, to help the thirsty traveler. The sushi place has Daisy Cutter, which is a good choice. Harry Caray's in concise A has some I haven't tried. Currently on a Three Floyds Gumballhead. Billed as a wheat, it's more of a pale.
No, I don't understand the mascot.
So much the confusion of the NFL playoffs, the bar served me a Fremont B Bomb instead of the pilsner I ordered. So if course I drank it. It would have been a crime to pour it out. It was a wonderful tasty mistake, but that stuff is a good candidate for a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. It's delicious and smooth and the 14% ABV isn't at all evident.
The Mastodon instance for those who love beer. I hadn't seen any instances that were specific to beer, so I thought I'd create one. You can post reviews of beers you've tried, recommendations for others, discuss home brewing, share events, etc. Anyone is welcome, whether you're new to the world of beer or a long-time connoisseur.