Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Last Night

So far, other than the opening ceremonies of Seattle Beer Week I haven't been able to get out to any of the other events. But last night, we checked out Hill Top Ale House in Queen Anne. As part of the Seattle Beer Week celebration they were serving a couple of special beers from Boundary Bay Brewing in Bellingham. So we ordered up a round of their cask conditioned Oatmeal Stout.

I'm a big fan of stouts, but I have to admit I think an imperial pint of this Oatmeal Stout is a bit much to get through. The beer has a good malty rich flavor, but leans towards the sweeter side of things. And the sweetness is definitely amplified when it is served at the warmer temperatures of a cask conditioned beer. Not a bad beer, but something I'd rather enjoy in small amounts on a cold winter night.

We followed the stout up with the always good Bob's Brown Ale, which is a spring seasonal from Georgetown Brewery. It's a tasty brown, with a solid amount of hops. It seemed down right refreshing after drinking the stout. In addition to being a darn good beer, the nice thing about Bob's Brown Ale is that 100 percent of the profits made from this beer, Georgetown brewery will donate to the Ronald McDonald house.

And since it's Wednesday here's a video of some mean tether ball action. Why you ask? I ask, why not?

Impressive I know.

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