Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I have only eaten at the Moerlein house a couple of times and felt the food was average. Nothing wrong with it but nothing that made me say wow. For the most part I am a lager, helles, and pilsner drinker and I think Moerline doesn't do a really good job in that area. Heck the Rivertown Helles puts anything Moerline makes to shame in the lighter category. I guess I could go with the guest drafts but never have really strayed.
As for the Yardhouse I have only been once but was pretty impressed. I thought the building looked cool, they had every kind of beer you could imagine, and the menu was large, but both my and my wife's meal was good. It was a little pricey but I really don't mind that. I did get recommended a $12 beer that was about 8% alcohol. I was told it was the best beer the server had ever had. But not exactly the right thing to drink when you had to drive home.
I agree about Moerlein's lighter beers. To be honest I can't stand that type of beer, I'm a strong ale, IPA and Belgian guy myself. If you are looking for something different next time you are at Moerlein, order a Duchesse du Borgone
. It is the brewmaster's favorite and will knock your socks off one way or another. If you like over the top sour flavor it delivers. If not, The 12% alcohol delivers in a different way!