Friday, October 3, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - Around the World in 80 Beers!

Day 80 – Goose Island, Honker’s Ale

Today Beer Heads we are in an underground chamber, beneath the streets of Chicago, at the entrance to what could actually be Al Capone’s Vault. This hermetically sealed steel door was discovered by utility workers during a recent excavation. Tensions are starting to mount as everyone here is anxiously waiting to see what prohibition era artifacts owned by Al Capone will be waiting for us on the other side. People are starting to speculate what we’ll find. Money? Smuggled booze? Tommy guns??? It looks like we won’t have to wait much longer. Here comes Geraldo Rivera now to assist in opening the vault. [A creaking sound is heard as the door is opened. A strong dusty smell fills the air] Here it is, Al Capone’s Vault! Hey wait a minute. This isn’t Al Capone’s vault! This is Harry Carey’s vault! There’s nothing in here except empty Budweiser “tallboy” cans, and those gigantic square framed glasses.
Oh well, so, let’s head out of the underground chamber and go to the Goose Island Brew Pub in Chicago’s Lincoln Park to drink some Honker’s Ale. Which I guess would make me a “Honky drinking Honker’s” …”Ale” that is.
Honker's Ale is a pretty good beer. It's got a unique bitter flavor to it. Unique in that it's a good bitter. Iron Chef liked it and said she tasted some sort of spice, but couldn't identify what. This is a pretty solid 7 on the beer scale.

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