Thursday, September 18, 2008
Russian River at Monk's Café
It was on my calendar in big, bold letters. I was anticipating taking the afternoon off from work and heading into Philly for Monk's Russian River blowout. It seemed a perfect afternoon for playing Ferris Bueller, beer edition. But, alas, life got in the way and I was instead in Cleveland tending to a family medical emergency. (Because man must eat and drink, there will be a few notes on my stops in Cleveland forthcoming.) Fortunately, though when I returned, I ran into Pliny the Elder and Damnation on draft at Teresa's Next Door last night in Wayne, PA. But in addition to these at TND, Monk's was also offering up Compunction, Blind Pig, and Supplication. The City Paper has a nice review of the afternoon along with a few quotes from fellow beer lovers, Messers Armato and Hummel.