Breweries "Visited"

Thursday, May 10, 2012

They See Me Scrollin', They Hatin'

Beer #152 Whale's Tale Pale Ale / Cisco Brewers, Nantucket, MA

Keeping it brief tonight, as I spent the evening at the opening of the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Franklin Institute.  If you're in or near the City of Brotherly Love, make it a point to stop by and check it out, particularly if you're a history or religion geek.  Really interesting look back in time, and fascinating that these documents important to both Christianity and Judaism were hiding out in jars in a cave for 2,000 years.

Tonight's beer is the Whale's Tale from Cisco Brewers, which I had during last weekend's day drinking with friends.  It comes in a can, and pours a rich amber, with a think white head.  It gives off aromas of malt and fruit, and the taste gives you flavors of apple, lemon, tea and malt.  For a pale ale, this wasn't as much hop bitterness as I might expect - this almost drinks more like an ESB than a pale ale.  Makes sense, as when you read their website, it's promoted as an English pale ale, which is typically less bitter than other pale ale offerings.  All good, as this was a refreshing, enjoyable beer.  Will definitely look for this beer again soon, maybe even for a tailgate this summer.

Shiny can, fun whale - what's not to love?

This brewery has been selling beer since 1997, although their roots in the beverage business are a tad bit longer, as they also are the people behind Nantucket Winery.

Thing to Think About Today:
In the spirit of the Dead Sea Scrolls, I hereby propose we spend some time and think about... I don't know...it's late...how about the Dead Milkmen.  What do they have to do with anything?  Nothing, really, except for the band has "dead" in their name.  See the connection now?  Oh, and they're from Philadelphia, just like the Franklin Institute, so that probably counts for something too.

Anyway, a trip back in the time machine to the late 80's for some quasi-obscure punk music with their hit (?) Punk Rock Girl:

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