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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned in Shultzy's

Maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but it's interesting what you do learn at Shultzy's.

I was talking with Doug, our bar manager, about beers this morning.

We were tasting the Weltenburger which we agreed was surprisingly effervescent -- it will be especially tasty if the weather gets as warm as they're predicting for the rest of this week.

Doug then admitted that he's become a big fan of dark lagers (he's been enjoying the Roslyn and Dinkel Acker Dark Lagers we've had on tap lately). Doug was a lager guy before he came to Shultzy's, but after coming here and tasting a variety of dark lagers, he found a new favorite. When I asked him why, he said that the maltiness of the dark lagers appeals to him. And what does he like to eat with his favorite beer? A Tim's Steak (Thin sliced Rib Eye Steak smothered in Melted Cheddar Cheese with Hickory Smoked Bacon, Grilled Onions and BBQ Sauce on an Amoroso Roll).

If you're like me, you tend to order your favorites automatically when you sit down at Shultzy's, but Doug has encouraged me to be more adventurous and try some new combinations -- maybe they'll become my new favorites.