Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
So, I met my son for beers at Claddaugh in Mason last night. Seems to be the only way I can see him any more.
It turned out that it was some whoop-dee-doo with Bell's (my son called it a tap takeover) at Claddaugh and they had all kinds of Bell's beer there. My son (who is a beer snob and drinks beer way above his station in life) was ecstatic and orgasmic.
Had a Bell's Black Note Stout, Expedition Stout, and an amber ale. I had another beer in there somewhere in a little goblet but I forget what it was. Evidently the Black Note Stout was a big deal. They weren't selling it but if you schmoozed your waitstaff or barstaff, they gave you a ticket for it (which we did a couple times). Potent stuff.
I wouldn't consider myself a beer snob. I do like to try the micro brews but often choose their pilsner or lager. I am not a big fan of their hoppier or more "flavorful" beers.
The problem I find with the Stouts, ales, etc. is that you have two of them and your feeling little pain and all that hop leaves me with a headach the next morning regardless of how many I drink.