Dugan's was a good place to visit before the dedicated craft tap, but it makes a good thing even better. Nice to see that he's moving the craft beer nicely. The Sam Adams Summer Ale and Troegs' Sunshine Pils were excellent. I'd like to try the Brooklyn when it gets on.
Stay tuned...last I spoke with Charlie the Pennant was about to come on and he was lining up some more great beers. I couldn't agree more....a great place just got even better.
Another fun time had at Dugan's, which is rapidly becoming a favorite spot to have a pint. Why? Because the food is excellent, and so is the beer. Apparently the craft handles are moving at a good clip - when I visited yesterday the Stegmaier Midsummer White was already kicked. So if you see something you want to try on tap at Dugan's - don't wait - go there, because more likely than not it will be gone sooner than later.Another reason I like Dugan's is because it's not a beer bar - it's a bar which happens to have some good beers to enjoy with your food. For example, I very much enjoyed my cheesesteak pizza with the Rogue St. Red Ale.Lastly, it's always good to see the owner behind the bar pouring beer/making drinks. Anyone who can make a great Tom Waits reference is ok in my book. (Even better would be having Waits on the music).Before I left, I jotted down some suggestions for future sixtels, which I'd love to see come on tap. Beers like Ommegang's Hennepin Saison, Southampton's Double White Ale, Hooker's Irish Red Ale, Middle Ages' Wailing Wench Ale, and others. (I'd also suggest getting bottled versions of the beers that have kicked quickly, in case people want more of the same.)All that said, it's a great place for good food, drink and company, and that's probably the best thing that can be said about any bar.
I couldn't agree more....
Friday night (June 27) Charlie had Lancaster Milk Stout and Allagash White pouring from the new handles. Great stuff!
Thanks for the update....both great beers!
I have the Milk Stout on tap at home, and can personally vouch for its tastiness.
I must've been right as the Milk Stout seems to have already kicked. (Damn that went quick!) I saw the Blue Point Toasted Lager when I was in NY, but didn't try it, so I may have to venture over and give it a go.
Charlie tells me the Milk Stout went quick but he is expecting more kegs of it soon. Next up when the Allagash kicks is the Flying Dog Wheat...
Stoudts Oktoberfest was on tap last night at Dugan's. Yummy!
Charlie's gone the IPA route. He's got Smuttynose IPA (enjoyed it very much) on one tap and Stoudt's Oktoberfest on the other.
Yup, tried both on Sunday. I think that I prefer a darker, meatier O'fest than Stoudt's offering (but it's still a good beer), and the Smuttynose is a clean, crisp, very well balanced IPA.
The Tommyknocker Pick Axe Pale Ale has replaced the Smuttynose. Pale Ales as a style are difficult for me to warm to but the Tommyknocker was very good. Very well-balanced without the astringencies typical of the style on my palate.
The Hopback Amber has been replaced by the Smuttynose Winter Ale.
Glad to see the Troegs Pale Ale on the list (finally), and I hope it's moving at a good clip too. I can't wait to try the Steg and the Lancaster though as I really like both breweries products and feel they don't get the kudos they deserve a lot of times.
Can't wait...great line-up and perhaps even a Troegs/Guinness half 'n half may be in order.
The Harpoon is now Sierra Nevada ESB. (Which is quite tasty.)
Thank you....we're actually drinking SN ESB (bottles) on our trip. I agree....very nice brew.
The Brooklyn is now the Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, and the Troegenator is (now?) properly dark and delicious.I understand Charlie's got some goodies lined up, so
Thanks...I'll see what Charlie has coming and we'll get it out here.
The two craft handles (in addition to the Troegs Pale Ale) are Blue Point Toasted Lager and Troegs Hopback Amber.
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