Dinner lately is late at our house, usually after 8 pm and tonight was no different. I didn’t feel like cooking and by the time weekend arrives we need to escape. We occasionally like to hit The Depot Restaurant, they have a good beer selection and the option of dinner menu or bar menu. I…

Guinness

A good beer full bodied and smooth, Extra Stout is quickly becoming one of my new favorites. A nearly black, chocolate color and taste is that of a bourbon barrel stout with a slight sweet smokiness. There is no bad choice, who knows better how to create a good beer than the Irish? Copy from…

Flying Byson Beer

RUSTY CHAIN5% ABV – Medium bodied Vienna style amber beer. Soft nutty, malt flavor with a hint of caramel. Just enough German hops to balance the finish. Available on draft, bottles and cans all over WNY. “Chain” goes great with chicken, mild fish and especially with grilled vegetables. www.flyingbysonbrewing.com The copy is from their website but…

Magic Hat again……

Tonight I am having Hocus Pocus , it is a wheat ale. The label reads.. A toast to rays and summer haze. Hocus-pocus is a refreshing, crisp ale for mowing lawns, hitting lazy fly balls and communing with nature, offered up as a sacrifice to cloudless days. It’s malty sweetness finishes tart and crisp and…

Magic Hat Continued…

Let’s continue our journey through the JAM pack. Tonight’s brew is Mother Lager , for a lager it is mild and doesn’t have the slight skunkiness often in lagers. The label reads, The Evolved Euro-style lager. Brewed to spur the people to unite in the fight for imbibing emancipation and smash the oppressive tyranny of…

JAVA

Café, coffee, espresso anyway you make yours the result is the same. Invigorating, eye-opening or a cappuccino for an afternoon break, it is as different around the world as it is the same. An acquired taste that either you dislike or love, with or without milk. I have decided it’s as much fun to seek…

Game of Thrones 

l know I was on a roll with Vermont and Magic Hat, but in honor of the upcoming Game of Thrones we will shift beers.  One of the recent winners of the NY STATE Beer competition is our very own Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown,NY. I can remember visiting the brewery when they opened their doors in 1997.…