beers from The Depot Craft
Brewery Distillery. The Wanderer double
IPA, left. Hoppy as heck with mellowing malt and caramel
flavors. Exceptional! 9.2% ABV, 110 IBU. Il Padrino,
right, a Belgian-style ale fermented with Italian plums, aged in
red wine barrels. So refined. 9.0% ABV, 10 IBU.
St. George Spirits'Botanivore gin, left, is an explosion of herbs and
spices, flowing smoothly across the tongue. It would reinvent
any standard gin cocktail, but I couldn't bring myself to dilute
this fine elixir. I may try a drop of water, as I do on occasion
with whiskey, to see what subtle alchemy results. Right, St.
George Spirits' NOLA coffee liqueur is stunning.
Surprisingly smooth and flavorful, I can imagine what a fine White
Russian this would create.
I went to Abby's
Highway 40 and all I got was this kick-ass T-shirt for my
pal Abby, plus a Jameson
hangover, and sound advice from Donnie Schwartz, the owner, on where to
eat later in the evening.