What's up, guys? Happy Tuesday.
The Brew Jerks planned on taking a trip down to another brewery tonight but we got hungry and impatient so we decided to stay a little closer to home. We ended up at a restaurant called Mellow Mushroom. Its located in Union Centre off of Floer Dr. They serve stone baked pizza with crazy flavors and they have a great selection of craft beers. We started off with a Breakfast Stout by Founders Brewing Co. Unfortunately, it was not the famous Kentucky Breakfast Stout. Still, it was delicious and a great place to start the night. Its an 8.3% Imperial Double Stout. A fresh-roasted dark coffee to start and finishes with bitter chocolate notes. I see keg and eggs in my future.
I did, however, hear from a very definite source that The Dingle House located right across the street in Union Centre will tapping KBS April 15th at around 4pm. The Beer Jerks will be there. So make sure you stop and say hello!
After we finished our pizza, ( We tried the Holy Shitake Mushroom Pie. It was pretty good but its really hard to enjoy your pizza when you paid $15 for a damn small.) we moved on to the flight. Four Beers for $7.
1. Bell's Two Hearted Ale : Always good. Intense, fruity, floral and a hoppy finish.
2. Ommegang Rare Vos.: Whoa. Super interesting. Very different. Its spicy, bitter and kind of soapy? In a good way.
3.Brooklyn Black Double Chocolate Stout : Starts with sweet caramel and finishes with smooth dark chocolate. Good stuff.
4. Stone IPA: Stone brewery has quite a few different IPAs. This was just your basic IPA. Nothing too exciting. The IBU had to be pretty low on this one. I hear some of their other IPAs are out of this world. If you've tried one, Write about it and send it to me. We will post it on the blog.
I know. We didn't drink any Cincy beers. We'd like to save those reviews for the next time we are actually at those breweries.
Mellow Mushrooms does serve a great selection of Cincinnati craft beers. They had Rhinegeist on tap, along with some choices from Mt. Carmel and Christian Moerlein. They have TONS of bottled and canned beer.
Our calendar is filling up fast. We will be hitting up all the great local festivals and events. We take pictures everywhere we go and love to talk to people about their favorite beers. The Brew Jerks like food, too. So, we will be stopping into local restaurants. If you have a suggestion for us, again, just shoot us an email.
See you guys around the Nati.
Cheers to Cincy Beer!