Wednesday, July 27, 2016

New York City Beer Adventure, Part 2

Beer wasn't the only adventure we were seeking in New York City, we did the Guggenheim, The Metropolitan Museum, Grand Central Station, and Chelsea Market to name a few but beer was on our minds while we went to these attractions.

On day two, we took a taxi to a tap house, The Jeffrey. It was the my favorite of all the tap houses we went to in New York. We found out about it through John Fayman, owner of Backcountry Pizza and Tap House in Boulder. It has a weird set up, with there being a bar with 20 odd taps and another bar with a barista who also is a bartender serving well or mixed drinks. I am of the mind that when I travel outside of Colorado, I like to drink the local beers or at least beers that aren't distributed there so I ordered the Everett from Hills Farmstead Brewing in Vermont. I know this brewery doesn't distribute outside of the east coast and the beer we do get here on occasion is the Dorothy, a dry-hopped pale ale. The Everett is a porter that has a chocolate, coffee, rich malty flavor and sweetness that some good porters have but with a little higher ABV at 7.5%.


The bartender told us of a bottle shop around the corner so we headed that way after a few beers. The store front didn't have a sign but a little board out front that had beer on it. I had to ask what the name of the place was and was told it's called Miso Hoppy.  There were 12 taps and bottle beers for sale in the coolers as well on shelves.  I had the Grimm Neon Lights again while Larry had 120 from Dogfish Head.  Matt, the bartender told us they had only been open for 15 weeks but it seemed to be a good addition to the neighborhood. I liked the atmosphere, both guys who were pouring the beers were friendly and were knowledgeable about east coast beers.  We bought some bottles to take back to CO, Founders Curmudgeon, and
Bottles we bought to take back
to Colorado.

 Later that night we went back to the City Swiggers around the corner from our air bnb.  I was tired from walking all day that I didn't drink anything there.

Day three of our New York adventure started at the Metropolitan Museum where we spent most of our day. We were tired again so stayed close, we ended up down the street from our apartment at Bondurants. We order some small plates with our beers. I had a Saison, Veldrijden from Other Half Brewing in Brooklyn. It was 7.8% which is high for a Saison but this didn't taste like it was that ABV.  It was smooth with fruity tones.


On our last day in New York City we stashed our luggage at Penn Station and headed towards Time Square to Rattle N Hum west. It is situated in the back of the Holiday Inn which is where entered but it has an entrance on 39th St. I didn't like the feel of this tap house, felt like a sports bar especially with the clientele.

I miss New York City and plan to go there again next year. I know that there will be new places to write about where we had a pint at.