Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fan Fiction: Fern Bar Edition

Our own Doug Phillips was born too late. He’s a man obsessed with the 70s, and so it wasn’t much of a surprise when he proposed a Fern Bar edition to continue our Fan Fiction series. And we’re into it, because calcium deficiencies are a silent killer and many of the Fern Bar era cocktails are basically tall glasses of milk.

Fern Bars are an important stop on American Bar History timeline. In 1970 Norman Hobday opened Henry Africa’s in San Francisco, it was a distinct departure from the dark taverns that people typically frequented. The lighting was brighter, think Tiffany lamps and Grandma’s parlor decor, along with a fair amount of the ferns that eventually gave this style of establishment their name. It was a space women could go alone or in groups, making Fern Bars significant in the story of the sexual revolution, too.

Because he’s passionate about his work, Doug went deep into the study of 1970s cocktails and emerged with a strong menu that spans the gamut of styles and spirits. It’s sure to delight your palette and give you greater insight into the evolutionary path of the modern cocktail. And get ya drunk.

Fan Fiction: Fern Bar edition
Sunday, September 21st

Friday, September 5, 2014

Allagash Tap Takeover!

Every few months we get a powerful thirst for a particular brewery or style of beer. And that’s when we turn over five of our rotating taps to a higher power. In this particular case, we put ourselves in the very capable hands of Allagash Brewing Company out of Portland, Maine. This New England brewery practically reinvented the wit beer with the release of Allagash White.

We couldn’t be more excited to host five of their finest creations over the next few months. in fact, we’re so excited that we’re throwing a party to celebrate on Tuesday, September 9th! Join us from 5pm-2am as we break the seal on our newest brews:

White, Belgian Style Wheat, ABV: 5.0%
Black, Belgian Style Stout, ABV: 7.5%
Saison, Belgian Style Farmhouse, ABV: 6.1%
Curieux, Bourbon Barrel Aged Strong Ale, ABV: 11%
Neddles, Rum Barrel Aged Sour Brown Ale, ABV: 10.5%

But wait, there’s more! Chef Mickey is going full out with a special, one night only menu of New England favorites: Clam Chowder, Old 1871’s (That’s oysters, guys!), and an honest-to-goodness Lobster Roll!

Grab your very best imbibing partners to chow down and drink up!

Allagash Tap Takeover
Tuesday, September 9