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The New ‘Pizzeria Lola’ Has a Limited but Awesome Tap List

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  2. Max Hailperin

    Thanks for giving my favorite pizzeria a plug. I agree with you with regard to not being a fan of the Lonely Blonde’s style, but just to be clear: Fulton has indicated that it is a blonde ale, not a lager. (I think I would have gone for the porter with the kalbi and then the amber ale with the pizza.)

    It sounds like your taste in beer might be similar to mine, so I wonder if you really meant to write off the whole broad lager family? As examples, I would bet on your liking Ayinger Celebrator (a Doppelbock from Germany) and Sprecher Black Bavarian (a Schwartzbier from Wisconsin). If you haven’t tried them, both are reasonable easily available around here.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:26 am

    • Max Hailperin

      Maybe I spoke up too quickly, because I see that you did include the word “most” in your negative remark about lagers. But just to beat a dead horse and bring the local angle in, Surly brews some really good lagers. Currently the Smoke is on tap at Cafe Twenty Eight.

      January 24, 2011 at 8:18 am

    • Hey Max – thanks for your comments! You’re correct, it’s wrong of me to completely write off all lagers as a style. I actually have a few bottles of Surly Smoke at home right now and like that beer better than Surly Darkness, as a matter of fact. Though in Facebook conversation on Surly’s page, I learned from their brewer Todd Haug that Smoke is actually a Baltic Porter fermented with lager yeast. If you check out the BJCP style guidelines here, they confirm some Baltic porters are brewed with lager yeasts. What an interesting style! I’m considering brewing a Smoke clone like this next fall/winter. I think I tried Sprecher’s Black Bavarian years ago before I really got into good beer. Time to revisit it I guess. I’ll be in Munich this coming May/June for a few days. I’ll try to find a German example while I’m over there. Thanks also for the Ayinger rec! Never tried any of their beers. — Grant

      January 24, 2011 at 11:23 am

      • Max Hailperin

        Although I stick with my recommendation of Ayinger as a very good Doppelbock, If you are traveling to Munich, you have another very good option that is not available around here. In particulary, if you are going to be in Munich at such a pleasant time of year, you really need to make the pilgrimage up the mountain to Kloster Andechs. Even if you don’t happen to agree with me that they brew a mighty fine Doppelbock, the side trip will be worth it just for getting to drink in such an idilic setting. If you take the S-bahn (commuter rail) out to Herrshing, the walk up the mountain from the train station takes something like an hour, but is part of the enjoyment and means you will have earned the food and drink when you get to the monastery.

        January 24, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      • Max, this sounds awesome. The wife and I are going to a few different countries and it’s my job to plan our few days in Munich, so with your help I’ll now consider one of those days planned. I’ll definitely have a lot of beer-centric content and photos for blog fodder after this trip. Danke schoen!

        January 24, 2011 at 3:07 pm

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