Not on the nearby Wisconsin River.
Not on the nearby Wisconsin River.
It must be good as I did not get up till 0430, usually up by 3.
Well I have never done an actual beer review. I know what I like and don’t have a pallet discerning enough to say “oh it has light nutty overtones which shine through the initial fruityness w/ just a hint of coriander near the finish”. But I LOVE good beer and as you will come to find out I love to try different beers all the time. I am a beer slut. I also collect the cardboard sides from six-packs and put them on the wall of our bar. I love our bar, just like the song says. I am talking Sammy Haggar’s version. More about the bar later.
The Beer: I am happy to report that Potosi is once again brewing beer. It is cool as they were an area standard for many years and I live 20 minutes away. They house the National Brewery Museum. What is not cool is that I have not been down there to see it. The last time I was by there it was an abandon building deteriorating and I feared it would meet the same fate as the old Boscobel Brewery, destroyed w/out a trace. But it has been reserected and you can get all that info here.
Their first offerings while good were, in my opinion, middle of the road, average. Then I heard that the Brewmaster from Bells had joined them and I knew things would start getting a bit heavier. This fall I tried the Gandy Dancer Porter and loved it. I put it close to the top of my favorite Porters. And I love Porters.
I also love Oatmeal Stouts so when I walked into my fave liquor store yesterday and Ray said those magic words, “I have a new beer for you” as he showed me the pack, I was pumped. I chilled it to maybe 50 degrees. Very dark, nice head on pouring, good base flavor. I enjoyed it very much and would highly recommend it for anyone who is starting to delve in heavier beers. While it is not the “meal in a bottle” as I prefer my Oatmeals, it is a fine one. If anything it may be considered dangerous as the smooth delivery hides the fact that it is 8% and yes, it will catch up to you. I had 4 before I knew it. I was going to do the review afterwards but just couldn’t seem to focus. 😉 The great thing is I still have two left. Many of these beers come in a 4-pack but Potosi’s 6-pack offering is cool.
So I made it through my first review, hope it was helpful. If you liked it stick around as I ran through approximately 100 different beers in the last year and will try this for future testings. If you have an area exclusive beer that you would like to see reviewed and mentioned here give me a shout. I am always searching for one more cardboard for the bar walls. Kind of like collecting matchbooks, only way more fun.
Have a great day and it is the 24th so have a Hairy Fishnut and a Happy Blue Gill, and as always Carpe Langousta!!
As I love sailing and also Bergen Norway I check in occasionally to see what is happening on the docks. I would say the folks in the sailboat definitely qualify as living the Carpe Langousta Life. They have been there for a few weeks and I am curious to see if they will stay all winter.
And I happen to know that the Fisk Torget (fish market), which is maybe 50 yards away, has everything from lobsters to smoked whale. Oh I want to go!!
(Edit: I just tried the link myself and it brings up the default view from the top of the mountain over looking Bergen. You need to click on Bryggen to see the docks.)
Here is what I was pointing out;