Friday, October 7, 2011
Beer Friday. Alley Kat, Ein Prosit!
Welcome back to another rideless week. With the only thing remaining on here of any sort of merit being the beer reviews, I bring you Beer Friday* (*soon to be trademarked). At least a defunct neck doesn't keep me refrained from doing the reviews. On with it shall we...
Alley Kat is a proud Edmontonian and this is it's second glorious showing on here. The brewery on the southside has a store from where you can purchase merchandise and also get tours. They claim to be Alberta's fourth oldest brewery, and are Edmonton's longest running microbrewery. Hmmm, a lonebiker brewery tour someday? No! Ein Prosit is their take on Oktoberfest, the best festival in the world perhaps? October being the greatest month easily of the year for riding combined with beer and sausage, and of course German polka! What more could a guy want?
The pour showed itself in words one cannot describe other then remarkable. A beautiful Fall leaves golden coloured beer emanated from the bottle and sprang forth a one fingered head that took charge of the room, kicked me in the balls and called me Sally. Yes, one fingered head. It was small but ever so impressive! The aroma again made tears of joy run down my cheeks. Well not quite, I figured after building up the pour so much I should just keep going.... I know that may lead to severe disappointment in the end so....
The taste did not disappoint. Microbrewery beers are simply awesome. There is no better word to describe them. It has been a little while since I've had a microbrew so I don't want to jump the gun and bow down and worship this one so.... It does seem a little weak but at 6% I feel a little silly saying that. They hide it well, really well.
This beer gets 4 suds out of 5