Tuesday, December 7, 2010

McGuiness / McSorley's

I've recently moved back to the Rochester Area and have been introduced to several great things. First I'd like to mention a new Pub called McGuiness. It's located in Penfield in Panaroma Plaza. They have a small menu but a lot of the food is made with Guinness. The baked potato soup with bacon was delicious. A bargain at 4 dollars. It's served in a giant bread bowl. The food isn't the reason I wanted to post. The reason I wanted to post was because they have tables called Brewmaster tables, these are tables that are equipped with taps. It's a great idea as long as you don't kick the keg (kegs are stored in a the base of the table).

Another reason I wanted to post was because of a new to me beer. At McGuiness, I had been introduced to McSorley's. I had never heard of it until then (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McSorley%27s_Old_Ale_House). They serve McSorley's Light on draft, which was delicious.

I was at Wegmans last weekend and I came across McSorley's Black Irish Lager (McSorley's Dark). I picked up a 6 pack and to my surprise I fell in love at first sip. It had a nice smooth flavor that left me wanting more.

If you can go out and grab a 6 pack of McSorley's!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Brews

Over the Holiday weekend I picked up a mixed 6 pack from Gasbarro's. They have it so you can pick your own, mix and match 6 packs (Dr. Nick introduced me to). Great way to try beers without having to purchase a full 6 pack. The 6 I picked included:

Virgin Islands - Tropical Mango Pale Ale
Lefthand - Milk Stout
Flying Dog - Red Lager
Beer Works Brewery - Boston Red Ale
North Coast Brewing Co. - Red Seal Ale
Rogue Ales Brewery - Mocha Porter

Out of all those I enjoyed the Tropical Mango Pale Ale and the Boston Red Ale the best. The Tropical Mango was very refreshing, perfect amount of mango taste. The Boston Red Ale reminded me of Brick Red a Sam Adams favorite of mine.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale

Last night before softball I had a Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale, (Brewery in Hawaii). It was left over from a party over the past weekend. Despite hearing other peoples dislike of the pale ale. I gave it a try (last one in the frig). I enjoyed it. I'm not usually a fan of pale ales but this is one I'll have again.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Beer is good

This blog will mostly cover what I'm drinking at the time. I'll give my thoughts and opinions and let you know what you should try. Feel free to suggest some brews to try.