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February 18th, 2006


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04:18 pm
Having a good week.
Came down here to NYC for business stuff thursday. Met the inimitable sun_set_bravely and freak1c for dinner thursday, super cool peepz yo. Work again friday, then tasty food friday evening. Now we're hanging out with prosicated's parents, I played music with her dad for abit, and then they took us to tour the Brooklyn Brewery this afternoon. whee!

Chillin on the couch with a laptop on wireless, listening to Alison Krauss, chattin with krues8dr. All in all, a good few days so far.

And I get to take Amtrak home on sunday! I love traveling by train!
mood: happyhappy

(8 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:enmascarado
Date:February 18th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
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what's the seasonal on draft or were the taps not open?
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From:prosicated
Date:February 18th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
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They had their Weisse, Fortitude (Belgian), Smoked Porter, Chocolate Stout, Pennant, Brown, Lager, and Pilsner on taps. First 4 aren't usually tapped, frist 3 are speciality, I don't know which they'd bill as seasonal, maybe the Porter? The Fortitude was super-young, noticably so, so maybe that's it.
From:enmascarado
Date:February 18th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
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I think the first four are all seasonals, but I'm not sure on the Weisse. The first three are draft only, which is I guess what they mean by specialty.

I haven't had the Fortitude. I am jealous. Garrett is truly the best European brewer in America.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:February 19th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
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The Fortitude was odd. Had a very metallic finish. I'm wondering if it was just too young, or if something went wrong.
On a hunch, I tossed in a bit of the Weisse (which the fortitude was basically a 9% version of) and the mix had a much better finish.
It just came out of tanks last week so I think it may simply need some time under it's belt.

I think he's a good brewer, but tends to be a little heavy-handed in the flavors. I don't know about best in the US.
Have you read his book "The Brewmaster's Table?" It's excellent.
From:enmascarado
Date:February 19th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
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The book is torture since I have neither all the foods or all the beers he talks about on hand.

I do think he's the best European brewer in the states. He certainly has the best consistency of quality. His porter tastes like a British porter. His Blanche tastes like a Belgian white. They may not taste like the best of the style, but they fit in with the natural/indigenious kind. They don't fit in with the American styles, which are either reined in or drowned in hops. I've always been a bit of an import snob, but Brooklyn tastes great when I want a more local change.
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From:rainbow_spork
Date:February 18th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
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What time do y'all get home tomorrow? Is it super late or early in the day? I ask because I checked in on the kittens earlyish this morning, and was trying to decide if I need to check on them again tonight or perhaps tomorrow morning. Let me know if you get this at any useful point.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:February 19th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
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10 or so at night. If you could stick your head in that'd be awesome.
^_^
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From:rainbow_spork
Date:February 19th, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
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Will do. I'm glad I asked.
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