my beer geek gang is wrestling this week with long-awaited openings that have ended up on the same day.
The Tied House and Earth Bread Beer. This thursday
I am certainly not ruling out hitting both.
The most ambitious of drinkers, many of the brewers themselves, are in Denver this week for the Great American Beer Fest. Since, I am not going I am more than pleased to drink some of the first beers these fine brewers are putting out.
Here's a few items from the Tied House's menu
You want to snack on some Olives with herbs de provence? you can.
Duck Confit tostada with a green chili sauce
Albondigas- spicy meat. a. ball. as with a tomoato ragout
Tiedhouse /Burger - with a soft roll (this is they key component) and a sweet onion compote
Porter braised Short Ribs with a chinese 5 spice and toasted Fregola (need to google this)
Smoked Tomato and Goat cheese tart with arugula pesto
Curried Vegetable Risotto Fritters with a sweet and Sour sauce.
Leonard has been stashing suds for quite some time now.
Here's the starting line up...
General Lafayette Draft Beer
Germantown Blonde Ale
Tiedhouse Lager (Amber brew produced exclusively for The Tiedhouse - not even available at the General Lafayette Inn)
Pacific Pale Ale
Sunset Red Ale
Chocolate Thunder Porter
General Lafayette Brewmaster Specials
Le marquis de Lafayette - Belgian-style amber
Lafayette's Escape -1.9% abv belgian-style dark ale
The Mirage - 2.7% abv, hoppy Belgian-style pale ale
East Coast IPA
Raspberry Mead Ale
Lafayette's Biere de Framboises
275th Anniversary Ale - 13.1% abv barleywine brewed in 2006
Churchill's Mild, Novemberfest, 2005 Phantom
General Lafayette Bottles
Abbey Blonde Ale
Abbey Brune Ale
Dogfish Head 90-minute IPA
4 more TBD...
Oaked aged Yeti, Witkap Tripel
Pinkus Munster Alt
Lost Abbey Judgement Day
La FIn du Monde
Green Flash Hop Head Red
The place is rather large, And with a few plasmas, we have one more great beer bar to watch a game at.