Back to Beer

“The church is near, but the road is icy. The bar is far away, but I will walk carefully.” –Russian proverb

It’s been a while since we’ve been able to indulge in our beer-mongering. We’ve been so busy lately telling you about great bars and beer events that we almost forgot what beer tastes like. (Yeah, right!)

As the winter months approach, and the price of heating grows more cumbersome with the advance of the sucky economy, remember that nothing warms you up as well as alcohol.

And once more, we have a Unibroue up for discussion, while Kunoichi finally gets to indulge in an Irish Stout:

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde


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Triple Style golden ale/ 9%ABV

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rachel-riot-thumbnail3Rachel Riot: I purchased this $6.00 bottle of beer with the eagerness to experiment with a Unibroue I never tasted before. I am a religious drinker of Unibroue’s Ephemere and Don De Dieu so I automatically assumed I would enjoy this beer too. The first sip lead me to write the following Haiku:

I think I tasted/

A beer that can be described/

As unicorn piss/

This beer bears an odd combination of a thick texture and sweet taste (which in my opinion should not be allowed too often in the brewing world). Disgustingly fruity with tons of spice that even the tiniest of sips were creating the craziest Rachel expressions. It reminded me of teacher’s pet: trying to be something grand while everyone hates your guts. If you like Care Bears, overloading on Jolly Ranchers, and watching Legally Blonde: The Musical I suggest you try this beer. Otherwise, grab a hold of your favorite stout and RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

Rock Bottom Dublin Dragon

Tankard Tidbit: Dark beers are constantly on rotation at Rock Bottom, so don’t expect to be able to taste the same one twice.

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, scattered in 29 locations throughout the United States, takes pride in its beer above all else. It’s a restaurant after our own hearts.

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kunoichi-erica-thumbnail-3Kunoichi Erica: There’s nothing like the look of an Irish Stout on the way to your table. It’s like someone went crazy with the Hershey’s chocolate syrup and poured the whole container into a cup, and then decided to add a dollop of egg nog on top for good measure. A wise friend of mine once remarked that Guiness is the ice cream of beer, and if that’s the case, then Dublin Dragon is certainly the sorbet. While the most unique thing about this beer may be its name, it still passes for a refreshing Irish Stout. Satisfying to the last drop.

Don’t forget to join us for the South Philly Pub Crawl! (More info. in the previous posts!)

And since we’re reviewing a French-Canadian beer and an Irish Stout, we thought this clip might be appropriate. After all, nobody makes a point like the masters, or Monty Python, that is:


One Response to “Back to Beer”

  1. Nice post. I’m in NY, but rumor has it that Philly has more internet searches for beer than any other city in the US. is taking note of that fact.

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