Monday, May 3, 2010

The Beer Fridge

It's been about six months since I last let you peer into my beer fridge so take a look at what we currently have stockpiled.As you can clearly see, there is a wide variety and quite a lot of Surly in there. There's some of the standard stuff - Bender, Furious, Coffee Bender - as well as some harder to find stuff - Darkness, Four, Abrasive.

We're probably at our all time low on growlers, having just polished off two (Vine Park Black Bavarian and Fitger's Honeymoon Stout) Sunday night with friends. The lone full growler is the second of two Great Water's Giant Star. We drank the other just a couple weeks ago and it was still quite tasty even after sitting for about six months.

There's some random Belgians, mostly given to us by other people. There's also a few bombers that are relatively new that I'm looking forward to checking out - Boulevard Smokestack Series Rye on Rye, Deschutes Hop Henge, and New Holland El Mole Ocho.


  1. I'm available to taste test any old beers you have. You know, just to make sure they haven't gone bad. I guess I'm just a giverm ;)

  2. Hey, do you guys want to stop by the Black Forest Inn this week and get a free bratwurst dinner? I can't find your e-mail, so I apologize for this impersonal approach...

    This week, bloggers can visit the Black Forest Inn and enjoy a free bratwurst dinner, complete with your choice of handmade bratwurst or chicken curry sausage, homemade authentic German potato salad (served warm, made with bacon, onion and vinegar)—and to wash it all down, how about a nice half-liter of Summit’s award-winning classic English-style ale, Summit Extra Pale Ale.

    During this time, you’ll also get an opportunity to speak with the restaurant owners if you’d like. Or feel free to take a seat out on the restaurant’s famous beer garden patio, heralded as one of the most popular outdoor dining destinations in Minneapolis.

    We can also give you a sneak-peek bite of some of the appetizers, entrees and desserts part of the ten day asparagus celebration, “Spargelfest”, which takes place on Friday, May 21.

    To secure a bratwurst dinner appointment at the Black Forest Inn for its 45th anniversary celebration pre-promotion, you can reply to my e-mail. Also, let me know if you’re interested in trying a Spargelfest menu item and we will arrange that at the same time.

    Cheers on behalf of the Black Forest Inn,

    Tim Otis

  3. What is that Hell doing in there? Drink that stuff, the new batches are in the tanks!