At home at the South Side Saloon

The next night, I feel like I got to see everybody! Including my favorite bartender, Joe! (don’t worry, this was a somewhat planned photobomb)

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I started the night off with the Old #38 Stout by North Coast Brewing Company of Fort Bragg, CA at 5.6% abv.

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Dark, dry, roasted malts. Semi-sweet chocolate, earthiness, light smoke.

And I got to hang out with my ladies, Tara and Cindy!

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I was looking for something that I either hadn’t had before, or that it’d been a long time. With a little help from a bartender, I hunted down a new beer! The Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale by Williams Brothers Brewing Company of Alloa, Scotland.

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Roasted malts, sweet dark fruits, plum, raisin and …elderberry? Subtle but not too sweet. Almost no hops and well hidden alcohol. Interesting and different, worth trying again.

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To finish off the night I went with a tried and true, The Flag Porter by Darwin Brewery of Sunderland, England at a nice easy 5% abv. This is one of the reasons I really like this beer, it’s a nice sipper and doesn’t continue to get me wasted!

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Say good bye to the long hair! The next day I got it chopped!

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