Monday, September 8, 2008

Unexpected Beers

My sources tell me that Aventinus now graces Ten 01's newly revised beer menu, along with other new finds. Why I am not having one there right now, I am not really sure.

I love drinking beer at Ten 01 because it's not the kind of place you would necessarily go for a beer. Bar manager Kelley Swenson is better known for his delicious and fastidious classic cocktails (no garnish, please), but he pays the same close attention to the beer menu, resulting in a carefully chosen roster of winners. And it is really fun to perch among fancy ladies and drink a gnarly Belgian out of a delicate crystal glass the size of my head.

On the other side of things, have you ever BYOB'ed really nice beer to a house party? There is something really satisfying in showing up in a t-shirt on your bike and cracking open a beer that you swig out of the bottle, that happens to be St. Bernardus abt 12. Even if the party is just four guys sitting around on the porch, texting. Especially then.

1 comment:

Jacqueline said...

let us not forget that, were it not for one chairless night, that beer menu might not be what it is today.