September 5, 2010
Awwwww yeah!! It’s September and that means it’s time for the seasonal brews of fall to appear. If you’re like me, you’ll drink any pumpkin style beer put in front of you because much like pizza, there is no such thing as a bad one. After several web searches, it appears that Idle Hands Bar will be the first to post a review of the beer.
FIRE ISLAND PUMPKIN BARREL ALE
– Pumpkin Ale
– 4.8% ABV
– Fire Island, NY
– THEY SAY: The 3rd beer and first seasonal from this Long Island, NY brewery is a spice-infused, pumpkin style ale. To create this exceptional brew, the team from Fire Island joined forces with a sustainable New York farm to source local hops to produce a new craft ale of unparalleled quality. Pumpkin Barrel Ale is a masterpiece of hops, herbs and spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, allspice and, of course, a ton of real pumpkin to impart a festive, seasonal taste.
REV SAYS: The smells of spices and cinnamon say this beer is not for the weak of heart. The tastes on the other hand says “I’m a pumpkin beer and I love you.”
September 2, 2010
As we inch ever closer to our grand opening, we’re still out there trying new beers and making changes to our beer menu. Tried a new one this week that’s worth talking about.
MAGIC HAT HEX OURTOBERFEST
– German Ale
– ABV 5.4%
– Burlington, VT
– THEY SAY: A malty amber ale with hints of toffee and caramel and a slightly smoky finish.
REV SAYS: If you’re not confused by the gaggle of demons partying on the label, you will be by the bitterly-sweet flavor of this robust yet refreshing swig.
June 25, 2010
As we work on narrowing down what our initial beer list will be, we’re learning a lot about beer. While doing a search on high rated beers, we stumbled across the Hair of the Dog Brewery. This brewery is located in Portland, OR and run by 3 intense beer fans out of their garage. Their beers although very hard to get outside of Portland, have very high ratings and in fact, some places rank them at 100 out of 100. We knew we had to try this beer. Thankfully, it is available in NYC and our friends at American Beer Distributors brought us one to try.
HAIR OF THE DOG FRED
– Golden Special Ale
– 10% ABV
– Portland, OR
– THEY SAY: Fred was created to honor beer writer and historian Fred Eckhardt. This golden strong ale incorporates ten hop varieties from five different countries. Through the use of aromatic and rye malt, the beer achieves a unique balance of flavor. We hope that Fred will inspire you to share your knowledge with others as Fred has with us. Fred is 10% alcohol by volume.
REV SAYS – This is the Warped Tour of beers. It’s never the same, it’s always awesome, it doesn’t come around all that often, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and its pure intensity and madness. No 2 sips taste the same!