Monday, September 7, 2009

Brooklyn Pennant Ale '55

Happy Labor Day! I hope you're having a nice relaxing day, unlike mine. Or if you have to work, I hope you are able to still pity the ones working at Chuck E Cheese's, where I spent a good amount of time this morning. It was actually not that bad today and relatively uncrowded. And after this one little girl gave up the Simpson's pinball machine, I swooped in and played for a solid 45 minutes or so. I was really good today, too, winning more tickets that my two kids did combined in two hours. So you know what 1500 tickets gets you there? Did you say junk? Yes, you are right, and specifically a junk telescope. But whatever, my son loves it. We'll see how long it lasts.

On the way home, we discovered Costco is closed and we couldn't have lunch there. Plan B was Little Caesar's and what a mess. Long line, two people working, cluelessness. The sign on the counter said "we do not take bills large then $20" and since it was posted in front of both cash registers, I could not forgive the double mistakes. Really, is it that difficult? Someone else must have agreed with me, yet when they defaced the sign to make it say "than" they neglected to put an "r" on large. Maybe they didn't have enough time, but that seems unlikely as this place always puts lots of time on your hands. Who knows?

Today I'm drinking Brooklyn Pennant Ale '55 brewed by the Brooklyn Brewery in Utica, New York. Not sure why they didn't just call it the World Series Ale since they won it that year over the rival Yankees.

The aroma is very fruity with sweet peaches and a spiciness dominating. The flavors start much the same way, with juicy peach, pear and apple right up front. There are also some bready and yeasty qualities with a slight touch of toffee and malts. Bubbly carbonation makes sure the flavors hit every part of your mouth. It really is quite flavorful! Crisp, refreshing, and better than what New York has now instead of the Dodgers--the lowly Mets!

Update 8/13/2010: The Brooklyn Brewery was kind enough to send me the nutritional content for this beer. 5.0% ABV; Per 12 fl. oz.: 160 calories, 1.7g protein, 15.0g carbohydrates, 0.0g fat.

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