Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tuesday, But Not Tied

Through the serendipity of the calendar, the month of May had a fifth Tuesday. This allowed me to stop in at the "Steal the Glass Night" at Capital Ale House. I'm not often able to go to the weekly event due to other commitments on the first four Tuesdays of any month. And, in one more stroke of luck, the featured brewery this week was one of my favorites; Oskar Blues Brewery of Lyons, Colorado. Three beers were featured, Mama's Little Yella Pils, Dale's Pale Ale, and G'Knight Imperial Red Ale.

I opted to enjoy the both Dale's Pale Ale and G'Knight Imperial Red Ale. The G'Knight is the new name for the beer formerly known as Gordon. The bartender was kept busy reciting "G'Knight which used to be called Gordon." I enjoyed both beers. Dale's Pale Ale is a beer frequently enjoyed around here, but the G'Knight/Gordon is one I've not had in a while. The Oskar Blues brewers do an excellent job of blending the sweet malt of the "red ale" with the strong grapefruit hoppiness of the "imperial". I think I'll be picking up some cans of this soon.

Oh, the reference to "tied"? As I sat there looking at the line of Oskar Blues glassware lining the bar, I couldn't help but thinking of a tied house. We don't have tied houses in the U.S. obviously, but one can daydream.

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