The day after Thanksgiving in Johnstown, where can you find us? Tulune’s Southside Saloon of course!
Upon entering, I saw Joe (my favorite bartender ever) behind the bar and he gave me a bottle of his home made wine! Thanks Joe! I haven’t tried it yet but I cant wait till I do!
Best of all, I got to catch up with my ladies Tara, Cindy, and Lisa!
I couldn’t resist and started off the night with another Southern Tier Crème Brulee Stout mixed with Kasteel Rouge. Such a delicious treat!
The bar was packed but we managed to get a table!
Next, I ordered a Delirium Noel by Brouwerij Huyghe of Melle, Belgium considered a Strong Dark Ale at 10% abv.
I ordered it on tap, and the bartenders must like me there because I got a huge pour into a really big glass! I know, the glass looks average, but I was expecting a smaller Delirium glass. This was quite a bit to drink and when I finished, I was beginning to feel the alcohol!
I love the Christmas beers! It’s a great holiday beer that isn’t too strong with the spices. Sweet like plums and cherries with very little hops. The alcohol is very well hidden. I think this is a much better beer than their Delirium Tremens. I hardly every order the DT but I will order the Noel whenever possible!
Next up, I didn’t know what I wanted. It was really crowded, getting to the bar or the beer cooler was going to be a challenge. Luckily bartender Greg came by and I told him generally what I like and to surprise me!
He came back with the perfect beer! Thank you Greg! And it was a beer I’ve never had before! I got the Harpoon Chocolate Stout by Harpoon Brewery of Boston Massachusetts at 5.9% abv.
Lots of bittersweet chocolate, and almost a dry aftertaste. Maybe that’s because its not super sweet. (Although I did switch to this after having a very sweet beer, maybe it just tastes burnt chocolatey bitter by comparison) I was surprised by Harpoon. I would definitely have this beer again!
One thing I cannot and will not do at the Saloon is take shots. Especially their “Taints” the energy drink they mix in is just to candy sweet for me, but apparently everyone else loves them!
You go, Tara!
Eventually we moved into the back room where there was a band playing and as the night wore on, I ran into a couple of familiar faces! Shannon and I got to catch up for a bit over a beer!
And that must be it for the night because we were all pretty smashed, and my pictures from here on out are completely ridiculous and nonsensical!
Like this one….