Hello Beer Friends Nation! A few, well 3/4th of the Beer Friends are celebrating Phil's Birthday at the ONLY Good Beer Month bar in Queens, Sunswich 3535! A very nice scene with an excellent variety... At least one Beer Friend (Phil) is gonna get sloppy! Brad 1st - Founders Centennial IPA, I love this beer. The smooth taste combined with the hoppiness creates a very light, refreshing drink. This and the Breakfast Stout from Founders are quickly climbing up my favorite beer ladder.
Phil 1st - Founders Centennial IPA, well actually Phil is too busy so we figured we'd blog for him... (in our best Phil voice) This beer is great! Not like a belgian beer so I love it!
Graham 1st - Greenport Harbor Ale. Lighter in the flavor area than I would've liked. Wanted more of the citrusy hops that the menu promised, however it is a pale ale, not an IPA. I imagine this is what flavor tastes like to people once they hit 30.
Brad 2nd - Flying Dog Tire Bite Golden Ale - a very light crisp beer. Flying Dog Used to be a Colorado brewery and moved to Maryland too expose themselves to a East Coast audience - it has worked out well. This isn't my favorite Flying Dog BUT Flying Dog doesn't really make a awful beer.
Phil 2nd - Flying Dog Tire Bite Golden Ale. Wow another non-Belgian beer! I could get used to this! It actually reminds me of a song from one of my favorite artists: Glory Days by Springsteen. Now that I'm old I consider all of my life before now as glory days. Ah the days, they would've gone well with a Tire Bite; crisp, golden, youthful and full of potential...sigh...
Graham's 2nd - Pearl Street's Lune' d'bleu. This brewery has an old school nostalgia factor for me. Being from Rochester, anytime we headed to Buffalo we'd hit up Pearl Street Brew Pub. I'm glad it's made its way down to NYC. This beer is refreshing and spicey. Made with orange peel, coriander and ginger, it's the Ginger that takes over and leaves an impression.
Brad 3rd - Victory Donnybrook Stout - Victory was our brewery of the week a couple weeks ago so I figured I'd give a shout out. I like this stout, smooth like a Guinness with a little more taste, it's easy to drink with no complaints.
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Graham 3rd - Stone Levitation. Rich malts and a good citrus hop make this one an easy beer to take down. The flavors are very evenly matched and a pleasure from start to finish.
Brad 4th - Stone Levitation Ale - This Amber ale is my favorite offering from Stone. Smooth with enough taste I could drink 4 of these - responsibly of course.