almost here!

we’re less than 2 weeks away from mother’s day and that means we’re less than two weeks away from run like a mother 2011.  as a race sponsor, we’re passing along the info that registration is closing soon. remember that all runners get a gift from little pub, so if you like to run, and you like little pub, you really should hit the link and register now (you’ll get a bunch of other stuff too!). 

http://www.runlikeamotherrace.com/

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shocking new little pub beer list leaked online!

in a shocking* turn of events, the new beer little pub beer list has been leaked online and it’s a doozy!. you can view the redacted version below. original version is up on: http://littlepub.com/menus/Little_Pub_Beer_Tables_april2011.pdf  (*shocking because it was actually done somewhat on time and is up to date)

beers, ales, stouts, and ciders
little pub tap

guinness stout, ir $6

bass ale, uk $5.50

stella artois lager, be $5.50

palm speciale belge amber, be $5.50

rotating tap mystery beer- m.p.

(ask your server)

domestic bottles

budweiser $4

bud light $4

coors light $4

michelob ultra $4

rheingold, ny $4

sam adams boston lager $5

craft bottles & cans

abita purple haze raspberry wheat $5

bards tale gluten free beer $5

blue moon white ale $5

brooklyn lager $5

dogfish 60 minute ipa $5

dogfish 90 minute ipa $6

ommegang abbey ale $6

oskar blues dales pale ale $5

southern tier 2x ipa $5

stone pale ale $5

hard ciders and other stuff

magners cider $5

samuel smiths organic cider $9

becks non alcoholic, de $4

import bottles & cans

amstel light, nl $5

corona/ corona light, mx $5

duvel, be $7

heineken/ heineken light, nl $5

hitachino nest espresso stout, jp $7

hitachino nest white ale, jp $7

leffe blonde abbey ale, be $6

newcastle brown ale, uk $6

schneider-weisse edel weisse, de $9

schneider-weisse hefeweizen, de $8

schneider-weisse hopfenweiss, de $8

st. peters organic english ale, uk $8

young’s double chocolate (can), uk $8

22 oz bombers

berkshire steel rail pale ale, ma $8

berkshire lost sailor ipa, ma $8

rogue dead guy ale, or $10

stone arrogant bastard, ca $10

delirium tremens, be $12

houblon chouffe tripel ipa, be $15

64 oz growlers

(served in an ice bucket) berkshire steel rail pale ale, ma $15

berkshire lost sailor ipa, ma $15

rarities, oddities, and limited editions

allagash black $15

duvel tripel, be 750ml $25

dogfish my antonia pilsner 750ml $15

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saturday specials!

here’s what we got special for you today (and  tonight)..

thai chile mini pork shanks

crispy mini pork shanks covered with a sweet and spicy thai chile glaze and drizzled with a wasabi-lemon aioli.   

mediterranean chicken wrap

crispy fried chicken tenders, mesclun greens, tomato, feta cheese, black olives, red onions, and roasted garlic aioli wrapped in a flour tortilla. 

 kansas city bbq burger

½ pound of fresh ground, hand packed montana beef topped with fork shredded bbq pulled pork, melted cheddar, and our creamy coleslaw. 

 dinner:

barbeque meatloaf sandwich

house-made meatloaf grilled and topped with smoky bbq sauce, cheddar cheese, and caramelized onions on a fresh hard roll  

blackened tilapia tacos

blackened tilapia, crisp cabbage, pico de gallo, guacamole, and a cilantro-lime infused sour cream in three soft flour tacos.  

~wine picks~

 nudo, jimilla spain

a monastrell and syrah blend this wine has a wonderful intense red color with big red cherries and strawberry notes on the nose, the palate is full of red berries with black plums and toasty vanilla hints. 91 points wine exchange $8 glass $28 bottle

 au oro, rueda spain

this terrific blend of verdejo, sauvignon blanc and macabeo is bright and crisp with extremely aromatic nose with hints of flowers and honeysuckles. the palate is full-bodied and round with a really smooth finish. 90 points wine exchange $8 glass $28 bottle

 ~mystery tap~

ithaca ground break

this “americanized” saison from ithaca brewing is a hoppier version of a traditional french farmhouse ale. ground break is dry, crisp, and perfect for spring weekend $6

 ~daily beer pick~

 southern tier 2xipa

a hop lover’s dream brewed with 4 types of hops & 3 types of malts. southern tier’s 2xipa is bright, citrusy, and clean with an incredible finish. $5

houblon chouffe

from brasserie d’achouffe in belgium’s ardennes mountains. a beligan tripel brewed with a nod to both the traditional english ipa and the american double ipa. the best of all three worlds in one beer. tasty! 22oz $15

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sierra nevada beer dinner at little pub april 18th.

ever notice the little pub in the sierra nevada logo? look closely!

please join us for a sierra nevada beer tasting dinner on monday april 18th   at 7:30 pm. we’ll pair up 5 sierra nevada beers with 5 little pub menu offerings for only $55.00.

  1. chicken tortilla soup & summerfest
  2. iceberg wedge salad & ovila (*new release)
  3. veggie spring rolls & pale ale
  4. little pub fish and chips & torpedo
  5. bread pudding with sweet whiskey sauce & brewers reserve grand cru

marty juliano from sierra nevada will be on hand to discuss each beer in detail and how it complements each dish.  space is limited and reservations are required, so for more info or to make a reservation  send an email to lars@littlepub.com or call 203.544.9222.

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what’s your bpa?

now on tap, in honor of mlb opening day 2011, ommegang belgian pale ale (aka bpa for short). what does that have to do with baseball? 1.) its brewed in cooperstown, new york, and that’s the home of the baseball hall of fame. 2.) bpa sounds like a baseball term (i.e.; obs, era, rbi, ..,) and 3.) it’s… well, ok, maybe there’s only 2 reasons, but they’re good ones, so after you clean out the garage, come on in and try this rock solid, easy drinking, belgian pale ale and watch some baseball (and think of more acronyms!)

from ommegang themselves:

http://www.ommegang.com/index.php?mcat=1&scat=12&spclty=1

Ommegang BPA is our interpretation of a true Belgian-style Pale Ale. Taking inspiration
from both sides of the Atlantic, we feel we’ve brewed up something completely unique.

BPA is brewed with 5 specialty malts and generously- though not excessively -hopped
with three hops: Columbus for bittering, three additions of Celeia for aroma, then
dry-hopped with Cascade. BPA is primary fermented and bottle-conditioned using our
signature house yeast.

Copper-golden in color with entrancing effervescence, BPA forms a substantial, fluffy
white head, giving off aromas of tropical fruit and citrus. Noticeable herbal notes and
bitterness from the hops never overpower the balanced malt backbone and allow the
estery qualities of our yeast to shine through.

We feel the result is quite remarkable. Giving a nod to the fine Pale Ales brewed in
America today, though never forgetting its classic Belgian roots, BPA is exceedingly
refreshing and well-balanced. At a modest 6.2% ABV this beer is perfect as the weather
warms and the days lengthen, BBQ’s become more abundant, and friends look to gather
outdoors more. BPA lends itself to a wide array of food pairings; seamlessly with lighter
fare such as salads and seafood, locally made cheeses and meats with spicy pickles,
and never forget about your burgers and grilled sausages!

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little pub weekend specials

 

blood-orange bbq wings

crispy fried wings tossed in our smoky blood-orange barbeque

sauce and served with a buttermilk ranch dressing for dunking.

 

fish n chips wrap

fresh bass ale battered cod, tartar sauce, coleslaw, lettuce, tomatoes

and crispy french fries all wrapped up in a roasted red pepper tortilla

and served with a side of chili dusted french fries

chipotle-gorgonzola burger

½ pound of fresh ground hand packed montana beef infused with chipotle-gorgonzola cheese and topped with frizzled onions and a smoked bacon-ranch aioli.

~wine picks~

lafite reserve, bordeaux, fr 2009

 made of sauvignon blanc and semillon, the nose is fruity and elegant, with white flowers, minerals and citrus fruit. the palate has a good balance between body and liveliness, and a long finish. an easy-drinking, pleasure wine.

sustainable red, parducci 2007

a zinfandel, syrah, cabernet sauvignon and carignane blend, this wine has robust berry-fruit flavors and spicy complexities. parducci developed this dry wine through sustainable wine growing practices, yielding top quality grapes while protecting the environment and supporting local mendocino farmers.

~mystery tap~

stone cali-belgique ipa

so stone took their flagship ipa and brewed it with belgian yeasts.

the resulting brew  graded a- on beer advocate and 98 on ratebeer. 

like big california ipa’s? like belgian ales too? you’ll like this. a lot.

~bottled beer picks~

hitachino nest espresso stout

caramel, roasted, black and chocolate malts provide an explosion of coffee like flavors. a strong espresso character comes from the addition of espresso beans to the boil. a solid beer, full of flavor and very, very tasty. from kiuchi brewery in japan

oskar blues dales pale ale

from oskar blues brewing in lyons, colorado, dale’s pale ale is an aggressively

hopped ale that delivers assertive-yet-balanced flavors of pale malts and hops

 from start to finish. dale’s pale scored a perfect 100 on ratebeer.com

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now on tap, stone cali-belgique!

now on tap, stone cali-belgique. ever meet someone who traveled to europe and came back speaking in a slight accent and saying stuff like “cheers” or “g’day” or “ciao” (or worse, giving you air-kisses on both cheeks)? well, stone cali-belgique ipa is not like that at all. stone cali-belgique is like your cool cousin from san diego who went to college in bruges and came back even cooler somehow. it’s hard to explain so you’ll just have to try some

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shawn taylor tonight at little pub

ok, so the 3rd time is the charm. or maybe it’s just the 3rd time. anyway, ol’ gravel voice himself will be at little pub tonight pickin’ and a’ growlin. no rain, no snow, no award shows, no bronchitis, …no excuses.

From the New Haven Advocate:

Shawn Taylor, Free (self-released, shawntaylortunes.com). Shawn Taylor plays his acoustic guitar Delta style, reminiscent of Mississippi John Hurt: country blues. He even does a speeded-up tribute to Hurt on “Pallet,” Taylor’s update of Hurt’s “Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor.” On “Dime and a Bottle of Wine,” an original tune, Taylor is accompanied only by Billy Bileca on upright bass, and you can hear his smooth command of the difficult finger-picking style. Free also features Jim McKeeman and Chris D’Amato on acoustic guitars and Nick Longo and Mike Marble on drums. The band drops in and out as needed, making for a good variety of feels. Anchoring the whole thing is Taylor’s voice. Described as “wonderfully damaged” by the Advocate’s own Dan Barry, it is worn but not frayed, a smoky tenor that exudes confidence and authority. This kind of command comes from live performances — not just in clubs and coffee bars, but in living rooms and on front porches as well. Taylor gigs a lot in Connecticut and the Hudson River Valley area, solo, or with various members of his band. It’s easy to imagine him weaving his own tunes flawlessly together with folk-revival classics like “Jack-A-Roe” (also covered on this CD) in his live sets. —James Velvet

http://www.newhavenadvocate.com/music-articles/local-cds-the-sawtelles-shawn-taylor-065915

 

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weekend specials for march 25-27

here’s what we got ready for you friday and saturday.

friday march 25th

 

chicken potstickers

savory chicken potstickers with a spicy thai peanut dipping sauce.

 

 tilapia tacos

blackened tilapia with crisp cabbage, pico de gallo, guacamole, cilantro-lime infused sour cream and

salsa verde in three soft flour tortillas. 

  

burger with a li’l kick

½ pound of hand packed, peppercorn encrusted montana beef topped with melted swiss cheese, cherrywood smoked bacon, sautéed mushrooms and a horseradish mayo.

served with your choice of fries

 

~wine picks~

lafite reserve, bordeaux, fr 2009

 made of sauvignon blanc and semillon, the nose is fruity and elegant, with white flowers, minerals and citrus fruit. the palate has a good balance between body and liveliness, and a long finish. an easy-drinking, pleasure wine.

 

sustainable red, parducci 2007

a zinfandel, syrah, cabernet sauvignon and carignane blend, this wine has robust berry-fruit flavors and spicy complexities. parducci developed this dry wine through sustainable wine growing practices, yielding top quality grapes while protecting the environment and supporting local mendocino farmers.

 

~mystery tap~

ithaca flower power

this ipa from new york’s  ithaca brewing company is simultaneously

punchy and soothing with a big body and a finish that boasts pineapple

and grapefruit notes. graded a- on beer advocate. a real winner!

 

~bottled beer picks~

berkshire cabin fever

berkshire brewing’s winter seasonal,  cabin fever pours a copper amber with aromas of nutmeg and other winter spices. this medium bodied ale with a great balanced flavor offers a fruity spicy hop finish to compliment the malty caramel taste. yum!

 

ommegang abbey ale

fun to say and even more fun to drink, ommegang is a dark ruby elixir with deep emanations of fruit and spice inspired by centuries-old brewing practices of belgian trappist monks. this burgundian brew gives off a variety of aromas, including plum and cinnamon, and packs in flavors such as caramel, toffee, and licorice.

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get your flower power at little pub!

 one of our favorites is back on tap, ithaca flower power ipa! springtime means flowers (eventually) and flower related postings, so we brought back one of our favorites on tap.  ithaca flower power is hopped and dry-hopped five different times throughout the brewing and fermentation process, pours a clover honey hue with an intense  tropical nose,  and offers a big body and a finish that boasts pineapple and grapefruit. yow!

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