Friday, November 02, 2007

As American As Beer

Well, in my opinion, there is nothing more American than beer, and no better place to get your beer than American Beer. This, of course, is if you are getting your beer to go.

American Beer

Luckily, American Beer is within walking distance of where I live so shopping there is a breeze. I also believe that walking home with my beer is fairly good exercise. The Mysterious Chinese Woman and I disagree somewhat on that last point. She thinks I should be putting the money I spend on beer towards a membership in a health club. Alas, it is an argument she will never win.

Ever ready to help you with you beer selections are Sabrina and Jennifer.

Sabrina and Jennifer Ready To Help

And backing them up is Cindy, who looks to be in charge of inventory control, and just about everything else.

Cindy Cooking The Books

And lets not forget Louie, the muscle of the operation.

Louie, A Wooden Bear, and Bar Man

American Beer does have a truly great selection of beers, you can get lost in the bottles. I will often come here to buy a single bottle of beer that I could have gotten at the neighborhood deli just to look around. It truly is a beer drinkers paradise. Just today I bought a six-pack to take to the Jets game on Sunday. But my six-pack has two bottles of Silly Scotch, a Scottish style ale brewed by Brasserie De Silly Brouwerij in Silly, Belgium; two bottles of Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery; and two bottles of 14'ER ESB Ale, also from Avery. Given how much I liked their Reverend the other night I figured I would check out some of their other offerings.

I have had the Silly Scotch before but I will review all three beers after I drink them on Sunday. I better drink them before I start to hit the Glogg I am making or I won't be able to remember what they taste like.

No point, really, in trying to describe the store. I will let the pictures do the talking. They also sell growlers of beer, but I forgot to take a picture of that. Next time, for sure. Maybe I will even buy one to lend a certain amount of authenticity to my posting.

Anyway, without further ado, the pictures:

Believe me when I tell you that this is just a small sample of what they have available. It really is a beer drinkers heaven. And just down the street on the way back to my house is the Downtown Bar & Grill where they have hundreds of different types of beer to drink at the bar. I couldn't ask to live in a better place.

One thing, it seems as though nobody that works here actually drinks beer. They can tell you where to find what you are looking for and how much it costs, but they can't tell you a thing about what it tastes like. This is a bit of a drawback, but not too much of one because I like to experiment anyway.

Having made my selection Jennifer checked it out and closed her eyes, either in dismay or in appreciation. How would she know though, she doesn't drink.

Jennifer Checking Out My Purchase

Well, by buddy Bruce was with me and we did have to walk right by the Downtown Bar & Grill, and we had been looking at a lot of different beers so....,

Stay tuned while the adventure continues and we are tracked down like, like, like two guys in a bar who should have been home by now.

By the way, if you want to get more information about American Beer you can just click below to go to their website.