Thursday, September 14, 2006

Clan Of The Cave Beer

Attention Mr. Sweeney: Beer is now being served in the cave.Yeah, we ragged on Howe Caverns, calling it corporate cave and all, but on October 4th, an exception is in order, That's the day they host an event uncorking Brewery Ommegang's Three Philosophers Quadrupel Ale. The brew has been resting in a quiet corner of the grotto for over a year, which is much longer than the day or so it would survive in my refrigerator. Calling this beer might be selling it a little short:
This powerful marriage of cherries, roasted malts, and dark chocolate will only achieve more wisdom and coherence as it broods in the dark recesses of your cellar.
You, on the other hand, will become less wise and coherent, which is the whole idea. The event costs $20, and for those not content to drink, offers a menu including "cheese fondue, potato pancakes, beer-boiled shrimp and Fly Creek Cider Mill'’s Cave-Aged Cheddar."

Don't smack your head; that's one of the dangers of speleo-drinking. Or would that be speldrunking?