I apologize in advance for the tardiness of this post! As part of “The Gypsy Beer Experience” in October 2012 I visited #61 on All About Beer’s Growler List, Krcma v Satlavske (Český Krumlov).
This was my 43rd place on the list. It is located in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic. What a beautiful locale … check on google maps here.
It was an awesome place to eat AND drink beer. Really quaint, down a narrow alley.
The beer was excellent and the food was quite tasty! We had just visited Pivovar Eggenberg (taken the tour actually … really cool).
After we enjoyed our lunch, we went over to Budějovický Budvar Brewery, Karolíny Světlé, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Wow. This was an awesome day … two brewery tours and two places on the All About Beer Growler List: U Fleku was our final stop.
I will add posts for these other stops soon. Again, apologize for my delinquency in posting.
I took the opportunity to travel to Brazil in January — you always need a break from the cold, right? Soooooo … since I’m working through The Growler List, I figured I might as well add another to my list … #56 for me … drink a beer on Copacabana Beach.
I gotta tell ya, I wouldn’t put this place on the Growler List for “best places to drink a beer in your life.” I would put it on there for “best places to drink a Caldo de Coco or a Caipirinha.”
Definitely put it on your Bucket List. Let’s be honest, Brazil is not really know for great beers … however, they do sport a wide array of Lagers/Pilsners due to a large German population the South. As a matter of fact, the Blumenau Oktoberfest is one of the largest in the world. Brazil is experiencing a small renaissance of microbreweries — we will see if they take hold. I visited one in Curitiba and will have another post about it. But back to Copacabana. Wow. What a great location and a great beach. Whatever you choose to drink here, it will be memorable! Highly recommend,
My friend Mike and I had ourselves a little vertical tasting … we decided to sample several different (very good) Stouts. There were four in this tasting:
1) Mike’s Chocolate Imperial Stout (beer 53).
2) Boulevard’s Dark Truth
3) Founder’s Breakfast Stout
4) Bell’s Expedition Stout
Whoa … all four of these were exceptional beers! I liked Mike’s homebrew the best … my next favorite was probably the Founder’s, but it was hard to compare. Although they were all Stouts, they all had different characteristics that made them unique. Well worth a purchase and a sample (if you can get them in your area!)
Today Mike and I hit two local breweries making excellent beers!
First on the list was Perennial Artisan Ales. This place (as I’ve mentioned before) is awesome! You never know what will show up on tap! So, we ordered a sample of all 8 (two samplers actually). The beers on tap this night were: 1) Coffee Abraxas, 2) Abraxas (Mexican Chocolate Stout), 3) Seventeen (Mint Chocolate Stout), 4) Fantastic Voyage (Coconut Milk Stout) [Beer 52], 5) Fete de Noel (Belgian Strong w/ Rosemary, Orange Peel, and Raisins), 6) Hereafter (Witbier (I think) with Sage and Pear), 7 Aria (Belgian Pale Ale with Brett Yeast), and 7) the Saison de Lis. Wow! These beers were awesome and they kicked our butts! Oh, one of the owners/brewers was there and gave us a quick tour. Score! The beer was so good we forgot to pay our tab. lol. Gave me an excuse to go back and drink some more …
Here was a look at their current stock and beers. Small volume through the brewery but they are expanding. They have good demand.
This set of barrels are from the Side Project work … you gotta get your hands on some of these beers. Most Excellent.
From Perennial we went to 4Hands for their twice monthly (on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays) “Beer Swap meet.”
I really enjoy everything about 4 Hands. Of course, we got the complete sampler here too … The folks are awesome, beers are good, and you can sample so many different beers … all so good! Come on over and enjoy with them.
About 2 miles from my place is a little brewery of which you’ve probably heard: Anheuser-Busch? Ok, maybe it’s not little … it is the largest brewery in the world. My friend Mike and I took a tour. I will … Continue reading
Shared today’s beer with my friend Mike. He’s probably more of a beer geek than me if you can picture that! We reached deep into my beer fridge (well … the one on the right … haha) and pulled out an Evil Twin set of beers: the Yin and the Yang.
The Yin is an Imperial Stout. The Yang is a Double IPA.
Both of these beers are very good. Apparently, they are intended to be mixed like a black and tan. You can buy the mixed version at the store. We, on the other hand, decided to drink them separately. Yummy. They were quite good. I drank the stout first and then the IPA. Definitely worth picking up at your local specialty beer outlet!