factual benefits of day drinking
3.) sometimes you get really lucky
4.) no sharks
factual benefits of day drinking
3.) sometimes you get really lucky
4.) no sharks
they were so cute as kids, but then adolescence creeps in, feelings get hurt, and next thing you know, there’s fist fighting at the dinner table over that last pillsbury crescent roll.
another thinks that it’s got better game even though “that media darling lunch gets all the press”
lunch thinks another one should be renamed “snack”
you can help settle this Monday June 8th at little pub Wilton. It’s beer fight VII Maine lunch v Maine another one. and it’s on at 4:30.
Another One Vitals:
we get a lot of question about the magnet sign in little pub wilton. questions like “did you make that?” “is that a horseshoe?” and ” is it real?” (**see below for answers).
we knew all about the magnet symbol as pub signs with giant magnets were fairly common. traditional English pubs were owned by the brewing companies (talk about a monopoly) so a magnet sign meant it was a pub owned by, and exclusively selling, john smith’s magnet ales.
our magnet sign originally came from an english pub called the black-a-moor head.
so while we understood the magnet part, the black-a moor part was a mystery, and when we asked the guy about it he just kind of shrugged his shoulders ( he probably knew but he wasn’t telling).
we thought well maybe it was a pub owned by the family of legendary deep purple guitarist Richie Blackmore?
or maybe the black-a moor head pub was located next to a particularly dark and muddy moor like the “stay off the moors” from American werewolf in london.
well nice try but wrong. and sorry wrong again. while black-a moor was a fairly common names in olde english pubs, much to our post purchase surprise/chagrin a black-a moor refers to a ” a person of moorish descent”.
(of course you’re probably thinking this would be easy to figure out in the day of the internet. and you’d be right, but when you’re on the outskirts of cell service in new hampshire negotiating with some guy for a giant magnet sign the internet is not going to help you out very much.)
so while black-a-moor started out as an well-intentioned acknowledgement of the moorish warriors battlefield prowess over time it ended up casually racist in a washington redskins/professional sports teams sort of way.
it’s an acceptable story and not really that all that offensive but who wants to explain that all day long? so we just decided to change the name on the sign to the more appropriate little pub wilton and be done with it.
(** answers : 1.) no we didn’t make it, but we did customize it. 2.) that depends on whether or not some horses wear magnets as horeshoes. 3.) hard to tell for sure. we might be in inception right now. is the top still spinning? )
chances are your first beer wasn’t a sour beer (if it was it might have been your last beer). sour beers aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but they are all the rage these days so we’ve installed an interactive beer exhibit involving you coming in and drinking sour beers. it doesn’t need to get any more interactive than that.
first the science of sour…
what makes a beer sour? well, you’ve got lots of tastes out there on the flavor wheel.
and all these tastes correspond to a specific “flavor-zone” on your tongue.
gene simmons has more of these than anybody.
except for maybe miley cyrus
sour beers are fun because they activate the under-served sour zone tastebuds
anyway, that’s enough of boring science. we’re kicking things off with rodenbach, rodenbach bears the proud title of “the most refreshing beer in the world” . A title that was, interestingly enough, proudly bestowed upon them by themselves. rodenbach is a great “gateway” into the world of sours. it’s a traditional Flemish red, a style of beer originating in flanders, belgium. flemish sours are often aged in wood for extended periods of time to enable wild yeast harbored in the wood to impart unique tart flavors to the beer. rodenbach is a blend of 75% young beer fermented in steel tanks and 25% old beer aged 2 year in large oak casks. it’s a nice polite sour beer. as you say “hello sour beers” rodenbach would reply ” hello, nice to meet you.”.or probably “hallo, leuk je te ontmoeten” or maybe “bonjour heureux de vous rencontrer” because after all its from belgium
it’s a good thing we aren’t in charge of rodenbach’s marketing because we’d probably blow it all on a rodan inspired marketing campaign. after all, they have a lot in common because both were aged for a while, rodenbach in oak barrels and rodan in a dormant volcano, and both came out pretty sour. about the only difference we can see is that rodan is a completely fabricated second class monster from the Godzilla franchise and rodenbach is a world class standard bearer of sour beers. come to think of it, that’s a pretty big difference,..
next up is ichtegem (rhymes with… nothing) grand cru. another classic example of a flemish red ale . grand cru pours a lovely deep mahogany, with a sweet malt base and a delicate medley of mildly sour flavors ranging from plums to cherries and raisins, with faint notes of apple cider and balsamic vinegar. this is a great introductory sour beer – balanced and complex, but not over-powering.is a standard bearer for the traditional flemish red/oud bruin sour ale style; nutty, malty, and a subtle dark cherry tang that is beautifully balanced. like a liquid sweet tart
alvinne omega is a sour belgian blond ale brewed using wild french morpheus yeast. unlike commercial brewers’ yeast, wild yeast imparts tangy and tart flavors to beers (think along the lines of sour-dough bread or even sour patch kids). omega pours a lovely copper color, boasting yeasty and fruity aromas. take a sip and get ready to pucker up – flavors of tart grape, peach, and citrus notes lie over a very dry, slightly sweet malt base. overall a highly refreshing, crisp, and well-balanced sour beer.
plus even cooler, rumor has it the morpheus yeast was named after larry fishburne’s character in matrix.
or maybe it was morpheus the head ghoul in the omega man?
come on in and get ready to pucker up.
while congress dilly dallies with the keystone pipeline and all that nasty oil sand we’re happy to announce the completion of the little pub maineline: a pipeline from our friends up at maine brewing delivering fresh beer to your friendly neighborhood little pub.
the maineline tap starts pouring monday march 30th . all maine beer, all the time, at little pub.
This popular little pub appetizer combining sweet and savory flavors is being replaced on the menu with a spring version. If if you want it after April 1, you’ll have to make it yourself. Here’s how:
Prep time 10 minutes. cooking time 30 minutes.
Candied squash apple ragout
Rosemary-garlic goat cheese
Step one: prepare the candied squash and apple ragout
Step two: prepare crostini
Step three: prepare rosemary and garlic goat cheese
Step four: Assemble Harvest Bruschetta
little pub greenwich has partnered with our neighbor, diamond hill church, for a peanut butter and jelly food drive to benefit greenwich’s neighbor to neighbor food pantry.
we’re collecting the jelly, diamond hill is collecting the peanut butter
so it’s a bit of a contest.
if we win we get everlasting salvation,
if they win they get free wings
and if you bring in some peanut butter or jelly you can add your name to the raffle to win one of these cool PB+J t-shirts
so bring by some pb and/or j and join the fun. food drive ends easter sunday.
BEER FIGHT II, New England Brewing’s Fuzzy Baby Ducks v. Ballast Point’s Grapefruit Sculpin, is set for 1:15 pm on March 16th at Little Pub Greenwich.
Beer fight fans will recall that Fuzzy made quick work of Lawson’s sip of sunshine at BEER FIGHT I.
Insiders later reported that sip had been reading its own press and stopped training hard because it was not taking the fight very seriously. Kind of like Rocky vs. Clubber Lang in Rocky III.
We haven’t heard the last of sip, remember Rocky got the eye of the tiger back and came back to beat Clubber Lang in slow motion.
Grapefruit is the younger and hungrier of the two Sculpin brothers.
Grapefruit trained in Japan and has a huge following in the Far East. Grapefruit was also the fastest beer to crack the top 20 ipas in ratebeer and beer advocates top 50 ipas. it’s got a real punchers chance
still, no one is giving Grapefruit much of a chance against fuzzy. Then again, no one gave Buster Douglas a chance against Tyson….
You remember Buster Douglas. He knocked out MIKE “FREAKIN” TYSON.
Sadly buster was never the same after losing to Dynamite Joe in Nintendo Boxing.
All will be revealed Monday March 16th at 1:15pm.
Winner moves on to BEER FIGHT III
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