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Grabbing Great Beer Downtown

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by wasilla, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. Ryan H Monroe

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    I know its not DTLV but, RIP Tag Bar @ the Linq.. they had quite the selection, and they comp'd em @ the VP bar and the nearby games. Pizza Port, Joseph James, Craft Haus, Oskar Blues... Nothing beat sunday football drinking comp'd crafts all day watching the games @ Tag Bar.
     
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  2. wasilla

    wasilla High-Roller

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    I'm back in Vegas for a few weeks and can do some updating.

    The seasonals at triple seven at MSS are a dark IPA and a Stone collaboration which was described as a double red. I'm not a dark IPA fan in general. I paired the double red with a quesadilla and liked it.

    QQQQ's Chicago Brewing has a Belgium Trippel. It isn't advertised and you'll have to ask for it. I'm drinking it pared with a Magnolias cookie.

    The Hop Nut's tap list is currently a little light. They are going to fill them this Saturday for their anniversary celebration. They open at 11:00. HH is 4 to 7:00.

    Three Sheets is a craft beer bar with 30 taps. They have a HH from 4 to 6 Tues, Weds, and Thurs. It is a short walk from Hop Nuts and Craft House.
     
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  3. wasilla

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    Just an update on the Arts District brewery scene:

    A new brewpub, Beer District opened Weds. It is on Main Street a little north of Charleston and less than a 100 yards south of The Gambler's Book Store. They only had 2 of their own beers on tap. I liked the IPA. Their were also several guest beers. They are planning a grand opening around mid March after more of their beers are ready. The brewer is talked about with mad respect by others in the area, so I'm hopeful. I realize that the beer details are sparse here, but I only ran across it as I was walking home from a high octane tour of the area's other places.

    Able Baker continues to be my favorite spot. The line up includes fewer huge beers than my November visit. I'm sure this fits with patrons' drinking preferences. My new favorite in Infamy 2403, a 12.7% Imperial Porter nectar of the gods. A 5.5oz pour runs $5.50 so its a bit pricier. I was already drunk when I tasted this and will have to return for it.

    Hop Nuts has a full tap list, 15 of theirs and 5 guests. Several of the beers are new. I had a 5 6oz sampler flight and it was one of the best flights I've ever had.
    I started with a 6% Japanese Lager. It was dry as expected, but was also a tad spicy, subtle and clean.
    Next was the 7.5% Papa's Imperial Amber. It was full bodied and pleasantly malty. Instead of the sweet after taste of an Alaskan Amber, this was more balanced and complex with a hint of spice running from my nose and into my throat before dissipating.
    Then came Galactical Present, a 8%, 80 IBU DIPA. By now I was talking a lot and fell down on my note taking. All I wrote was "crisp." I recall it being a good, but not outstanding example of the style.
    Their Nitro Imperial Stout at 8.1%, 69 IBUs was really good. Smooth, creamy, but still slightly drier than your average big stout. They don't normally serve it in a 6oz pour though.
    Best for last was their DBA Imperial Stout. This 10%, 69 IBU barrel aged stout is chocolatey delicious. An outstanding beer that I'm returning for a full pour of.
    Cost for the flight was $13.80 that included a industry discount.

    Craft House is still good and has a similar, not identical, selection from November. Unfortunately my beer list from the place didn't make it home last night,
     
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  4. SAll11

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    How far is the new brewery in relation to hop nuts and able baker
     
  5. wasilla

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    Hop Nuts is close. Probably a bit over 5 minutes walk. I never walk directly to Able Baker so I'll guestimate 10 minutes more. All 3 are on Main.
     
  6. SAll11

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    I’ve walked from Hop Nuts to craft haus to able baker and it was a pretty short walk so sounds like I can add a 4th brewery to that trip
     
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  7. bighead1970

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    Does Chicago Brewing have a good 25c JOB or BP VP game?
     
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