Here’s To Beer: A weekly beer blog part 22!

Here’s To Beer: A weekly beer blog part 22!

J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub. Nerds love beer too! *see Big Bang Theory*

Normally, I go to The Brass Tap on Tuesday evenings around 7p. This week, stuff came up at home and I couldn’t go. But I persevered.  I went Wednesday night.

I started with some food as I had an empty stomach and no one (not even The Brass Tap) wants a silly drunk, Shawn Foxx. My wife can handle it, but she signed up for that when she said, “I do.”


I’ve had several items on the menu and I have yet to not like any of them! This week, I had the Korean BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos. It’s a shareable, but I always persevere when it comes to really good eats. If you’re not familiar with “Korean BBQ”, it’s a mix of soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, rice wine vinegar, chile-garlic sauce, ginger, sesame oil, and black pepper put together in a saucepan and brought to a boil. This creates the flavor. Then you mix some corn starch and water to add to the mix to give it some thickness so it coats and adheres to whatever meat you use.

Now add that to the tender pulled pork and then put it on the fresh corn tortilla chips, already covered in beer-cheese, cheddar jack and Cotija cheeses, Peppadew peppers, scallions, jalapeños with a side of sour cream and THE BEST SALSA I’VE EVER HAD!! Is your mouth watering? Mine is and now I have to clean off the keyboard. Be right back…. Enjoy the pic of the Korean BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos….

the Korean BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos

Surly Hell

Surly Brewing Co. out of Minneapolis, MN is the Brewery of the Month. The Brass Tap has several taps with Surly products and I found that there are more coming this month! Last blog, I raved about the Surly Misanthrope. Today, I’m proselytizing about the lager, Surly Hell (4.5% abv). This is my idea of a REAL beer. If you tend to like other domestic and mass produced lagers like Beck’s, Heineken, Foster’s and other pilsners, this is up your alley, but with far better flavor and crispness. It’s called “Hell” as the German “Helles” are all pales. The German word hell can be translated as “bright”, “light”, or “pale”. The pour is clear and light gold. The nose is all bread. What I call “blonde” hops, meaning lightly floral and lighter flavor. Not bitter at all. Malty and crisp finish with lots of carbonation. This is a good burping beer. Ice cold, it’s excellent. Another great brew on a hot day.

Please feel free to join me at The Brass Tap on Tuesday evenings, after 7p. I’d be happy to talk beer with you and samples are free! Don’t forget to get some food! It’s ALL GOOD!