There is a scene in The Wire where the reporters at a fictious Baltimore Sun learn that they'll be writing on the homeless problem all summer. I feel like one of them -- just writing on west coast beer all summer. Perhaps I'll score a freelance writing gig when it's all over. I don't think I'm in the Pulitzer Prize league like the guys at the paper.
We're headed off to Baltimore shortly on a mission. First to check out the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) and then we're off to Of Love & Regret for beer and snacks. AVAM is an awesome and incredibly cool museum that features works of art that are funky, weird and thought-provoking. After having spent yesterday afternoon at the Barnes Foundation, today's art excursion could not be more polar opposite. Today is all glitter, glass, decorated cars and bizarre sculpture. The antithesis of yesterday's Renoirs, Matisses and Modiglianis.
Of Love & Regret is the relatively new bar belonging to the gypsy brewer behind Stillwater Ales (Brian Strumke). You may recall my love of Stillwater Ales. Evidence may be found here and here. To say I'm excited about this part of my day is an understatement.
The Boneyard Brewing Company's Diablo Rojo is described perfectly on the brewer's website: A malty red ale with a subtle hop profile. It poured a deep amber with a thick off-white head. The scent was very light -- general beer, grains. It tasted nutty and malty. Very easy to drink...