Hello from Bahstahn, home of Tawmy Brady and the Paytreeuhts!
I’m up here for a conference until Saturday afternoon, and while I didn’t pahk tha cahr in Havaahd Yahd (sorry, I couldn’t resist being ‘that guy’), I did find a pretty nice beer bar near the hotel I’m staying at. As a guy who doesn’t get out much, this excited me. But as a beer geek, it depressed me.
You see, I found the place on Yelp, where a couple of reviews written by beer geeks made it sound like a craft brew paradise. Tons of beers on tap. Cash only. Swearwords on the menu. I’m in!
When I got there, there were only 12 taps, and most of the beers were ones I can find in New Jersey. Undeterred, I had a Troegs Nugget Nectar, a sample of their cask beer, and another sample of a beer they had on nitro. Three decent beers was about all I could handle last night, and two of those were in tiny tasting glasses.
What depressed me was the lack of shared enthusiasm for craft beer I found there. People were there talking, watching the Devils-Bruins hockey game, and generally just taking the interesting selection of beers FOR GRANTED.
There was no banter with the bartender about hop profiles, or talking to the guy next to me about breweries we’ve visited. There were just a bunch of normal youngish people hanging out in a bar. How dare they!
I realize that this is how all bars work, but I guess I was expecting a little geek-on-geek action based on the Yelp reviews, and it wasn’t to be had. 😦
Oh well, just like any other (fill in the blank)-on-(fill in the blank) action, you can always find it on the Internet. So here I am, fellow geeks. Let’s get to it.
Tell me what you’re drinking this weekend, and tell it to me slowly. Mmmmmmm…
(This really took a turn, didn’t it? Sorry about that.)