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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Brew Pub Visit: Nodding Head

Dropped by Nodding Head after attending the Broad Street Run with my wife. GO LISA! Yes, she ran while the kids and I enjoyed some kids activities at the finish line. (I didn't have to tell you that it wasn't me running did I?) Anyway, back to the brew pub...I've only been to Nodding Head once before and I only got a chance to sample a so so rendition of George's Fault. I was eager to set things right! You'll be happy to know they were. I tasted the Bill Payer Ale, a.k.a. BPA, a hoppy, bitter and malty pale ale. Mmmm...a good start. Definitely something I'll order again. (picture on the left) During my meal it was time for the Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse. As described on the menu, "Berlin style wheat beer...served with just a touch of Woodruff Syrup." Whoah! Our server did a good job of warning me about this one. I would have to say it's probably one of the most unusual beers I have ever tasted. The taste was more of a light sour cider. I'm still trying to come to grips with that one. (picture below on the right) Oh yeah, it was a tinge green. Man...and I thought the brettanomyces flavor was expanding my horizons.
Time for one more before I caught the train, the Spring Ale. Well, now there's some hops in that there beer. I guess I'm used to a certain type of hops nose hitting me, probably cascade. This seemed to be something a bit different. I wish I could discern one from another. At any rate it was crisp, light and flavorful! (not pictured here)

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