growlers.gifI made a decision before attending Monday night’s beer tasting at Growler’s, this was probably going to be my last tasting.  Growler’s recent beer menus have left a bit to be desired.  It seems like the same beers over and over again mixed with a few light lagers to really spice things up.  But if the this most recent tasting is a sign of things to come, I may have to change my mind.  Just a few beers I remember from the tasting:

  • Avery Hog Heaven
  • Arcadia Coco Loco
  • Het Anker Gouden Carolus Carolus D’Or – Cuvée Van De Keizer
  • Great Divide Yeti
  • De Proefbrouwerij – Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale
  • O’Fallon Smoke
  • Great Divide Hercules
  • Left Hand Milk Stout
  • Arcadia Hopmouth

Imperial IPAs?  Imperial Stouts?  Wild Ales?  Was this the same Growler’s I’ve been going to for the past 5 years?  And sure, that Wild Ale isn’t the more funky wild beer you’ll ever find, but it’s a step in the right direction!  Let’s just hope some of these beers make it onto the final beer list.  We’ll have to wait until September to find out for sure.