Not exactly sure how it isn't Friday yet - oh, wait, I know. I have a five day work week here. After a June and early July filled with vacation, I'm moving into the dog days of summer with some five day work weeks. Small price to pay, as I end up saving vacation days to take off virtually every Friday with a home Penn State football game in the fall. Soon enough, football season will be upon us, and not a minute too soon.
The beer for today is a local Pennsylvania product, the Saison Solaire from Forest & Main. I had this one on draft at The Boilermaker, a bar that continues to impress me with their mix of craft beers on tap. This saison poured a clear straw color, with a fluffy white head. There are aromas of yeast and grain, and there are flavors of grain, a nice bit of peppery spice, with a dry, hoppy finish. Very thin and easy drinking at 4.5% ABV, and I look forward to sampling other beers from this operation.
|Hey, a decent picture from my phone from inside a dark bar! |
First time for everything.
Thing to Think About Today:
I think that it's only right if we're talking about a brewpub with Main Street worked into their name, we better stop and end the day with a cut from the greatest Stones album of all time, Exile on Main Street. [Note: all Stones albums are great, but there can be no argument that Exile is the best of an amazing bunch.] You've already seen Rocks Off in this space, so let's go with All Down the Line:
"You can't say yes and you can't say no / Just be right there when the whistle blows"