I went to a “try and buy” at Full Throttle Bottles. They were sampling Southern Tier stouts; Choklat Imperial Chocolate Stout, Mokah Stout, Jahva Imperial Coffee Stout and Crème Brulee Imperial Milk Stout. These are part of the Southern Tier (Lakewood, NY) Blackwater series. I picked up one of each. My daughter is a big fan of the Crème Brulee.
Then it was off to the Whistle Stop Ale House for dinner and see what they had on tap. I found a pint of Fish Tale Mudshark Porter, with tasters of the Maritime Pacific Flagship Red and Boulevard Zon (a Saison – not my favorite). They accompanied some delicious beef skewers. There was just enough time for a trip to the dog park with my English Springer Spaniel (aka Bruce Spingersteen).