April 19, 2013

Okay, so it's not technically a dad's night out because, with only David and I, we failed to make quorum. On the other hand, it was this dad's night out! And I got pictures and a beer report. So there!

It was a while before David could join me, but I never let that get in the way! I started out with a Riverhorse Oatmeal Milk Stout (6.7% ABV). It was sweet, but not cloying; it had just the right amount of hop bitterness. It was also seved at the perfect temperature!

Next up, was a Perennial Black Walnut Dunkel (6.6% ABV) Wow! There are honey notes. It's sweet, spicy, fruity and yeasty. It's definitely like a hefeweissen, but with more caramel and honey flavors. Really Excellent!

Alex poured me another brew, this time a Six Point Apollo (5.2% ABV). It's an American-style Wheat Ale. Yum! It has a nice sweet finish. The aftertaste was slightly medicinal, but this not was not a big deal. At this point, I am getting a nice pleasant buzz going. Coincidentally, David arrived.

Next was a Kuhnhenn Fluffer (4.7% ABV), a good palate-cleasing IPA. I found it hoppy, but not aggressive; it is more herbal and flowery than a typical IPA. I am really warming up to this Michigan craft brewery!

It turns out that our barman, Alex, is a stand-up comic when he's not filling growlers. A long conversation about Sarah Silverman ensued. This was followed by another Riverhorse Oatmeal Milk Stout. The second time around was even better! This was BIG, with coffee notes. I had a fantastic buzz going at this point. To celebrate, I finished up with a delightful Lake Placid Ubu Ale (7.0% ABV) A nice English-style strong Ale named for a treasured pet dog. Wow! The Ubu is really good tonight!

We must have been jonesing for Philly cheese steaks, because—somehow—we ended up at the ever-skeezy Bar None. AGAIN! It's like the wind just pushes us there. I'm having a Shock Top. But I only want one.

The Growler Station
26 West 8th St.
New York NY 10011
(212) 777-2337

The erstwhile Alex, working the taps

ArmCam™: Steve and David chillaxin'

The Growler Filling Stations

Bar None