Yesterday, after Mag put in a solid morning of studying, we headed out for a late lunch and beers at The Bulldog. A few blocks after we left we realized that neither of us had bothered to look up their address. Now we’ve been there enough that we should know, but as it was we only had a general idea of the area. No doubt due to Mag’s amazing navigational skills, we didn’t spend too much extra time in our efforts to find it.
In addition to sandwiches, and of course garlic Tater Tots, we tried a couple of new things suggested to us by our server. I can’t remember the guy’s name, but we’ve had him before and he’s made great recommendations in the past. The first Mag selected was a 750 ml of Ommegeddon from Ommegang, described as a dry hopped funkhouse ale with Brettanomyces. For those of you that attended Firkin Fest earlier this year you might remember that there was a beer there with Brettanomyces, which is reminiscent of cheese…funky cheese. I was surprised with the flavor- lemony with a cheese aftertaste in my opinion- as the aroma I got was one of a tart cherry or raspberry lambic. If nothing else the name, meaning the time when the forces of light and dark will battle for domination of the world, makes it interesting.
We were planning to go after that bottle but our server came back and convinced us (you can guess how much arm twisting that took) to order Cuvee Rene, an unflavored lambic by Lindemans. Again, I was pleasantly surprised. I agree with the server that it could almost pass for sparkling wine, except for the tart aftertaste that screams lambic to me. Too bad this one wasn't in a 750 ml, too!
Once that was finished it really was time to hit the road as Mag still had to squeeze some more productivity out of the weekend. I, on the other hand and with his blessing, enjoyed a couple more. Sunday afternoons are always too short.