Dear Rogue

I went to the establishment on 15th and Flanders on my birthday, where I had the Freedom Hop ale, touted by the bartender as the only beer in the world that is being made with a single hop throughout the process.

Ahem.

But OK, he probably meant commercial beers and there’s really no sense in being dickish about it: I’m getting a free beer. A beer I liked, too! It was a really solid pale ale, easy to drink and I would’ve had more of it if there had been time. The hops weren’t too bitter on the finish and the nose was a softer citrus, like a flower. All in all, a very agreeable beer to drink.

Now, since this was a liter of beer to myself, I ordered tater tots. I had a difficult time making this choice, as though some part of me was reluctant to get anything at all, a voice suggesting that I should’ve eaten before I arrived. This feeling would be unremarkable except for the fact that the tots were, hands down, the worst I’ve ever tasted: burnt, dirty flavors all over them. I just couldn’t finish the serving.

That’s when I remembered: I didn’t like the chicken strips I got last year, either. I don’t know what you’re doing in the kitchen but if you’re fucking up tater tots, it needs to be fixed. Just sayin’.

I then wandered over to the Green Dragon where I had a lovely alt from The Commons, (continuing to cement their place as a kick ass brewery) but decided to avoid any other form of nourishment. Just in case.

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6 thoughts on “Dear Rogue”

  1. It’s hard to get Alts right, and doubly hard to get Double Alts right, but Commons has made a really awesome Double Alt. Go check out their tasting room some Friday or Saturday evening, great atmosphere and beers.

    1. I will make it my mission to get there, soon. I’ve heard good things and never tasted anything bad. Plus, I think I know one of the brewers, so I have no excuse.

  2. You’re smart for avoiding the food at the Dragon: I ordered those $12 chicken wings there, remember? 6 wings with corporate vinegar-buffalo sauce. Terrible!

    1. The memory of your dish also kept me from ordering anything but my memory of it was hazy, so I didn’t want to mis-represent.

      Sigh.

  3. Hi I was written a small article/list about all (I hope) beer brands in Iceland today on my blog. How many Icelandic beer brands do you think you can buy in iceland Today ? Have you taste Beer from Iceland ?

    Love and Peace Julius. – Good luck to you.

    1. I haven’t had anything from Iceland but it certainly looks like you have quite a bit to choose from, which is pretty cool.

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