Friday, August 29, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Antone's of Cranford is no more (RIP to a truly great beer bar), but rising from the major reconstruction will be the Kilkenny House, an Irish pub run by former Brooklynite Barry O'Donovan.
With 16 beers on tap--Brewmeister Dave Hoffman's of Climax Brewing among them-- and standard Irish food fare like Shepherd's Pie, Chicken Pot Pies, Bangers and Mash and other pub-grub, O'Donovan seems to be making all the right moves to insure a successful replacement of the legendary Antone's. He should be up and running by late September, if not earlier.
You may recall that in one of my earliest reviews, this outstanding beer bar had no fewer than 45 taps ( a state record) extruding from its tap wall (which bore a closer resemblance to a rock wall made from beer taps).
The Bartone Brothers, blessed with a healthy dose of business acumen and a commitment to great beer, ran that magnificent Antone's operation, and they have not, thankfully, left the business. They have acquired The Ark in Point Pleasant, and will very likely increase that establishment's business and revenue, especially considering that an Ark Ale will be produced by none other than Brewmeister Dave Hoffman.
Looks as though I'll have my beer and food work cut out for me in Cranford at Kilkenny's and in Point Pleasant at The Ark.
It's a tough job, but someone has to do it. Sometimes I find the need to deputize SubScouts to assist me. Leave a comment and your e-mail if you want to join me when I go. Maybe you'll get the nod this time!
Q: How many Chuck Norrises does it take to open a beer?
A: NONE. It should be open when you bring it to him.Apparently, the man, the myth and the legend has some strong feelings about lowering the drinking age. Read them below.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
America has struggled for decades with its approach to alcohol for young people. Here's one view. Personally, my feelings about our progeny and exposure to beer are on record here at the bottom of the page under Pubscout Pontifications. But after reading these, check out this story.Feel free to weigh in with your comments.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
It all started when I asked the North Carolina barkeep what kind of beer he had available. "Peebeeyar" was the first beer he said. "Huh?" says I.Read about Peebeeyar by clicking below.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
WHAT BEER IS TO 7-YEAR-OLDS
7-year-old Tim - 'I think beer must be good. My dad says the more beer he
drinks the prettier my mom gets.'
7-year-old Melanie - 'Beer makes my dad sleepy and we get to watch what we
want On television when he is asleep, so beer is nice.
7-year-old Grady - 'My Mom and Dad both like beer. My Mom gets funny when
she drinks it and takes her top off at parties, but Dad doesn't think this
is very funny.'
7-year-old Toby - 'My Mom and Dad talk funny when they drink beer and The
more they drink the more they give kisses to each other, which is a good
7-year-old Sarah - 'My Dad gets funny on beer. He is funny. He also wets his
pants sometimes, so he shouldn't have too much.
7-year-old Lilly - 'My Dad loves beer. The more he drinks, the better he
dances. One time he danced right into the pool.'
7-year-old Ethan - 'I don't like beer very much. Every time Dad drinks it,
he burns the sausages on the barbecue and they taste disgusting.'
7-year-old Shirley - 'I give Dad's beer to the dog and he goes to sleep.'
7-year-old Jack - 'My Mom drinks beer and she says silly things and picks on
my father. Whenever she drinks beer she yells at Dad and tells him to go
bury his bone down the street again, but that doesn't make any sense.'