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Pretty Things Babayaga

I was very excited to see Babayaga on the tap list at Sunset Grill last night. It is the first winter seasonal from Pretty Things. It is a complex stout worth seeking. I hope to snag a bottle when they become available. Look for a review here.

See this link for a look at the label. Keep an eye out for it later this month.

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Quercus Vitis Humulus

Otter Creek Quercus Vitis HumulusI finally got to try the new beer from Otter Creek – Quercus Vitis Humuls (Oak Grape Hop) – on tap at Sunset Grill. Unfortunately I ordered a big DIPA right before so I can’t write up an accurate review. I will say that it was extremely complex and definitely worth trying. On first sip I got big notes of oak and hops. Further into the glass, it was mostly grape & hop flavors. Barleywine might not be the best category to put this beer into, but what else could you call it?

When I can get my hands on a bottle I’ll post a real review.

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New & Notable Drafts

The first in a daily or near-daily update of what’s on tap around A/B.

Deep Ellum (as of 10/11/09):

  • Mayflower Pale Ale (cask) – $6
  • Cambridge Brewing Great Pumpkin Ale – $5.50
  • Brouweij van Steenberge Monk’s Cafe – $8 (10oz)
  • Duvel Green – $8 (10oz)
  • Hofstetten Brauerei Hochzeitsbier von 1810 – $8.50 (0.4L)

Sunset Grill (as of 10/07/09):

  • Allagash Black (cask) – $7.50 (13oz)
  • Duvel Green – $7.99 (13oz)
  • Cambridge Brewing Nom de Plum – $5.99 (13oz)
  • Pizza Port Panzer Imperial Pilsner – $7.99 (13oz)
  • Brooklyn Manhattan Project – $6.99 (13oz)

Common Ground

  • Unibroue Maudite
  • Stone Arrogant Bastard
  • Smuttynose IPA

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