Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Beer me that beer.

Well, since my bro was having a birthday gathering on Saturday night, Andy and I figured what better time to checkout the Hastings brewery - Walldorff Brewpub & Bistro.

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I really liked the atmosphere of the pub. It was a Saturday evening so the place was hopping. But more important than the atmosphere of course, is the brew.

I first had the State Grounds Java Brown Ale. Now, I love a coffee stout, so perhaps I was disappointed because that's what I was expecting. Too much hazelnut. Too thin/watery. Not a good start.

Next I had the Padawan Pale Ale. MUCH better.

Andy had the State Street Oatmeal Stout and the Pilgrim's Porter. Both very good. I think my favorite out of the 4 we tried was the Oatmeal Stout.

They had a Hopnoxxious Bourbon IPA available and I would have preferred a standard IPA - I'm generally not a fan of the barrell aged brews.

And I can't forget to mention the food, because it was De-Licious. Andy had the reuben and I had an appetizer - A Cajun shrimp and sausage cheese dip with various dipping items. Both were wonderful. The service was great too.


Overall, this was a great place and we're looking forward to returning in the near future. I'll just steer clear of the Java Ale next time.

1 comment:

Eric said...

Juli? You have been blogging beer reviews and Tobias' status? Why was I not informed of this sooner?