Breweries "Visited"

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Run, Forest, Run!

Beer #222 Saison Solaire / Forest & Main Brewing Company, Amber, PA

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.
This brewery is an infant on the scene, as they've been open for less than a year.  Their home is an old Victorian house dating from the 1880's.  In case you're wondering where the brewery name came from, I can clear that up - they're located at the corner of Forest and Main in Ambler.  Truth in advertising!  Good luck and best wishes for a long, prosperous career.

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"

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