Hoppy Day!

by Anchor-Of-My-Eye

This is a post for my dad.  :)

Andrew's been sick with a cold, but rallied today so we could hike over to Brooklyn Beer & Soda in Prospect Heights.  We've been wanting to check out the store for a while, as we heard it was stocked to the ceiling with microbrews, global ales and beer of all kinds.

We were like kids in a candy store.  This is our haul: a growler and a bunch of 750 mls.  Plus two SkullSplitters.


We got a few samplings from Pretty Things, a brewery Andrew really likes.  And a Hitachino Nest Beer from Japan!


And then, the Dogfish Head beers.  (Plus a Sierra Nevada barleywine that Andrew picked out.)


Dogfish Head beer is straight-up amazing.  We found three we've never tried before: Theobroma, Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, and Fort.

From the Dogfish Head site, Theobroma is "...based on chemical analysis of pottery fragments found in Honduras which revealed the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink used by early civilizations to toast special occasions.  The discovery of this beverage pushed back the earliest use of cocoa for human consumption more than 500 years to 1200 BC.  As per the analysis, Dogfish Head’s Theobroma (translated into 'food of the gods') is brewed with Aztec cocoa powder and cocoa nibs (from our friends at Askinosie Chocolate), honey, chilies, and annatto (fragrant tree seeds). It's light in color - not what you expect with your typical chocolate beer."

Miles Davis' Bitches Brew is "a bold, dark beer that's a fusion of three threads imperial stout and one thread honey beer with gesho root, a gustatory analog to Miles' masterpiece."

Fort is "ale brewed with a ridiculous amount of pureed raspberries (over a ton of em!). Fort has a Belgian Ale type base."

Dad, come visit us (with mom) and we'll take you here on the way back from the airport, we promise!