DOW (Drinks of the Week)

I was able to enjoy some new beers this past week.  I found my self in an area where a IMG_3624brewery just so happened to be.  We gathered up some fellow travelers and headed over to Troegs in Pennsylvania.  What an awesome place to go and enjoy some brews.  You can sit outside and enjoy some great views or go inside where there is plenty of space and they have created an environment that makes you want to socialize.  Besides the beer the food was awesome also.

I started with placing my food order, pork belly with jalapeno baked beans and french fries with spicy ketchup.  Holy shit this was good, plus the portions are just the right size.  The pork belly come in a small cast iron pan sitting on top of the baked beans.  If you have never had pork belly it is basically bacon on steroids.  If you don’t like beer, which is just Un-American, then go and enjoy the food.

So my food was ordered and it was time to order my drinks.  Anytime I go to a new place IMG_3613I look for a sampler of flights.  Troegs offered a summer anthology mix which consisted of there Perpetual IPA, Sunshine Pils, Crimson Pils, and Scratch a Raspberry Gose.   The was bartender suggested to drink it in reverse order from how it is listed.  Good call on his part.  The best of the four for myself was the Sunshine Pils.  The Sunshine has good flavor and is on the lighter side.  With a lower ABV of 4.5 you could definitely stock the garage fridge with this one.  Although I really like the Sunshine Pils my favorite beer of the night was the Cultivator Helles Bock.  This one quickly became the fan favorite as we all sat around talking about the good times we have had in years past.  This was that beer that keeps the conversation going.  By far the best beer I had this week.

Rounding out the week we finished off with a Einstok Icelandic Beer.  After a few of these I felt like a Norse God.  I conquered and laid claim to my neighbor’s yard.  I am not sure if they are going to like the fact that I have pillaged lawn furniture and killed a yard IMG_3647gnome, but of screw it I am basically THOR now.  This beer was surprisingly smooth and had good flavor.  I suggest picking it up and giving it a try, plus the whole viking thing is fun.

Never Drink alone and everyone wants to be a viking until it’s time to do viking shit.

See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler