Last Tuesday I stopped by Capital Ale House for "Steal the Glass Night." Every Tuesday they feature a brewery's beers served in logo glassware, which you are free to take with you. Even though I probably have more glassware than I need, if that's really possible, I do stop by for the Tuesday events on occasion and "steal" a few glasses. I've gotten some interesting glassware in this manner. One of my current favorite glasses is the Brooklyn Brewery snifter I picked up at a previous Steal the Glass night.
This week the featured brewery was Kona Brewing from Kona, Hawaii. Two Kona beers were being served in cobalt blue "shaker pints". While the shaker glass style isn't my favorite, they are very utilitarian, and quite handy for Summer festivities. This particular glass is attractive, though the color does make it hard to see the color of the beer inside. Wailua Wheat and Fire Rock Pale Ale were on tap for the event. I opted for the Fire Rock Pale Ale. This is a mild, but nicely balanced pale ale. Easy to drink and refreshing after a day at the office.
Next Tuesday, June 2, will be a very special Steal the Glass Night featuring Sierra Nevada Brewing. In addition to Pale Ale, Summerfest, Torpedo Extra IPA, and other Sierra Nevada beers, all Capital Ale House locations will feature I.D.E.A. – India Dark Elusive Ale. Capital Ale House's own Chris and Rachel went out to the brewery in Chico, CA and brewed this beer at "beer camp". Tuesday evening will likely be your only chance to try out this limited, one time, brew.