Saturday, March 19, 2011

If I was not so responsible, I'd have sat at Khyber Pass all day

(Khyber Pass from the outside; same as it ever was)

(a 15% beer, Avery Mephistopheles, to celebrate a 15 mile run..but, of course?!)

The only thing better would be if The Khyber was an outdoor beer drinking venue. But, then it wouldn't be the Khyber we know and love.

(A list to make the Tsars blush)

It was my first visit since the remodel. I'm glad to see that the bar — and especially the restaurant side — retained more of the "earthiness" than the pretty pictures had initially shown. i.e. It hasn't been too prettified.

Lots of good people and familiar faces on both sides of the bar. Good times, to be sure.

Oh, by the way....the very special keg I referred to last night? Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout. Solid list of Russian Imperial Stouts all around that would be sure to impress the Tsars.

(Fried Green Tomato BLT quite satisfying with an accompaniment of Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout)

They also featured, not with the R.I.S., of course, the very drinkable Mort Subite Blanche from Keersmaeker.


Rich Isaacs said...

I spent entirely too long there. I ran into you around 1 and I don't think I left until 9:45 or so. Awesome tap list and the KBS was tasty.

Bryan Kolesar said...

Chalk it up to R&D ...or at least 'R' :)

Btw, just curious if the KBS was the first keg to kick? How were the later afternoon crowds?

Rich Isaacs said...

There was a mild crowd at like 3:30 - 4:30 but to me the bar seemed to be the same level of full but not super busy through most of the day. When I left at 10 it looked to be pretty full though.

I think the KBS was the closest to being finished, but it may still have been going when I left.