Father's Day Outing

We took Dad out to 5 Season Brewing for Father's Day lunch.

5 Seasons is one of the few places that isn't afraid to brew real beers that actually have distinct styles and flavors. Every time I try a beer at most brewpubs I'm disappointed at how dulled down they are so they won't stand out too much from the American standards. I always end up thinking about my last trip to 5 Seasons and how good the beer was.

Today I had the sampler which consisted of:
The HefeWeizen was probably my favorite of the bunch. I always seem to like the unfiltered beers with their more substantial body and often tangy notes. The Scotch Ale is pretty heavy duty stuff and can be a bit overpowering. I also enjoyed the Irish Stout for dessert.

To absorb it all I had the Smoked Brisket Reuben that's made with homemade kraut and their own grilled rye. It'd definitely one of the best Reubens around town. I think their House-Smoked Turkey Reuben may actually edge out the Brisket one but I'd have to go back and revisit it before I could come to that conclusion. Maybe I should do that soon! :)

In the meantime Dad has a new Magellan RoadMate to figure out how to use. I kind of like GPS units. Even if you don't know where you are, the fact that this little device shows you on a map makes you feel less lost.


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