Breweries "Visited"

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Little Bit Louder Now....

Day #481 Fauna / Tired Hands Brewing Company, Ardmore, PA
Previously from this brewery: Ready?  Table Printemps, Bokonon, Good Good Things, Trois Enfants, Fripp, more Good Good Things.  Whew.

Hustle day today; exceptionally busy day in the office followed by a spring league basketball game tonight.  Therefore, you get just the facts.  But they're facts about beer, so I think everyone should be just fine.

After running some errands on a recent weekend, we stopped into Tired Hands in Ardmore to catch a beer and unwind.  First up was a glass of Fauna, a pale ale brewed with Brettanyomces  from their Darwin Solera series of beers.  In the glass you see a bright but hazy orange hue, with a fluffy persistent white head.  The aroma is tart and funky, with a good bit of lemony citrus.  The taste is dry and earthy, with a very measured bitterness, and good flavors of grass and citrus, most notably lemon.  An interesting take on a pale ale courtesy of the Brett addition, but but quite good!  A rather drinkable beer at 6.4% ABV, for those who like to keep score.
Hello there, sexy.
As always, if you visit and don't order the candied bacon, you're wasting your time.

Thing to Think About Today:
Beyond the name of this beer, the word fauna refers to animal life of all types, and comes from name of the Roman goddess of fertility and earth.  To honor Faunus and the fauna all around us, let's revisit the Animal House, the greatest movie of all time, and let Otis Day and the Knights bring it home with their legendary fraternity party version of Shout.  This scene is what college is all about, people!

"And if you ever leave me / I don't want nobody else"

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