Growler & Gill

This place is terrific!  16 taps, hundreds of beers in bottle, good light food.  They give you tastes before you commit to a tap beer.  Janet went with a blueberry wheat, Lori went with a Paulaner Dopplebock, and I went with a Bear Republic Racer X Double IPA.  Tommy doesn’t drink, so he had an unusual bottled non-alcoholic beer, not a run-of-the-mill Kaliber.  The menu is light food, but everything we had was good: hummus, parmesan truffle fries, spinach artichoke dip, Bavarian warm pretzels.  They also have stuff like chile, wings, pizza, and Caesar salad.  There were lots of kids there, and they have a wide range of Boylans sodas.
They also had an “IPA Faceoff” which was a free tasting of six IPAs.  My favorite was the Racer X, but my second favorite was Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail which was—among other things—13% ABV.  An interesting one was Bluepoint Double IPA which was actually quite moderate on the hops. It might be a way to gently introduce someone to higher levels of hops.  I was the only one there who likes hops so I was the only one at the tasting.  By the way, this tasting ran from 4:00 to (I think) 7:00 so there were a series of rounds of the tasting.
The bottle beer selection is staggering.  If you get a mixed  6-pack it’s 10% off, and the same if you get three 22-oz bottles.  I went with a mixed 6 this time.
Every Monday is $2 off IPAs.  Every Thursday is a tasting from a particular brewery.  The one we missed this past Thursday was Innis & Gunn, this coming Thursday is Harpoon, followed by McKenzie Ciders and then Lagunitas.
You should come down for one of these IPA Nights or one of the brewery tastings. The only trick will be keeping someone legal to drive!!!

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