Breweries "Visited"

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Beer, Crazy Art, Love, and No Regrets

Beer #206 Trumer Pils / Trumer Brauerei Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Busy and awesome day spent in Baltimore - first stop was the American Visionary Art Museum, which is home to some fantastic, weird, cool, and unusual art.  Visionary art is basically works from untrained artists with a deep, personal connection to their work.  In layman's terms, it's often produced by crazy people and is completely awesome.  Saw the Barnes Museum with tons of Renoir and Matisse yesterday, and it was boring.  Visionary art, particularly at this museum, is completely strange and wonderful.

Second and last stop was Of Love and Regret, a bar opened by Brian Strumke, the brains behind Stillwater Ales.  I've already put a Stillwater review in the books back for beer #46, so this was just a social call.  Tried two beers: Perfect Crime, which is a collaboration between Stillwater and two other brewers, and Debutante, which is a collaboration between Stillwater and The Brewer's Art, which was beer #1 on this  adventure.  Both were completely delicious, but I think "delicious" can without a doubt be applied to everything on the draft list.  If you're in Baltimore, try it.  Easy enough.

You don't come here for Baltimore tourism, you come for the beer.  Today's official beer is the Pils from Trumer Brauerei, which was a nightcap on the close of our beer vacation evening in San Francisco.  It poured a clear gold with a lingering white head.  You get an earthy aroma of grass and grain.  When you take a sip, you get a taste of bread, with a touch of earthy hops and a clean, dry finish.  If you're in the market for a pilsner, this is a great option.
Spooky pilsner picture..... thanks phone!
From the brief research I did, it seems Trumer was originally brewed in Austria (dating back to the 17th century), before a decision was made to also brew in the U.S. in 2003.  Made in the U.S.A.?  Works for me!

Thing to Think About Today:
I had an awesome day today, so let's close it out with a party.  A Party In the U.S.A., as a matter of fact:

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