Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saving Gas By Visiting the Pub

Our son had a swim meet Friday evening. Since the school hosting the meet was in the opposite direction from my home, but in the direction of Lee's Retreat pub at Blue & Gray Brewery, I had a decision to make. After work, I could either drive home in one direction, and then turn around to go back across town to the meet, or drive to the pub, and kill a little time before heading over to watch the swim meet. Not wanting to waste precious fossil fuels driving back and forth across town, I decided to stop by the pub first.

I treated myself to a half pint of the seasonal Blue & Gray Temporary Insanity Imperial Stout. The stout has a faint aroma of roasted malt and caramel. The taste has bitter chocolate with a hint of molasses and citrus hops. The 8.8% ABV is well-masked and my small glass was emptied about the same time my appetizer plate of spicy wings arrived. Needing something to cool the spiciness of the food, I opted for a pint of the Falmouth Pale Ale as a lower alcohol accompaniment.

Before I knew it, the time had come to leave for the swim meet. Feeling good having made a fuel-conserving choice, I grabbed a bottle of the Temporary Insanity Stout to go. I look forward to enjoying it when I have time to linger over a full pint, and then some.

Going down too fast

I previously posted a complete review of Temporary Insanity, and the story behind the name, here.

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