June 15, 2004

Trinity Again

As part of the Father’s Day Celebration, Alex (my brother-in-law) and I took Dad back to Trinity Brewhouse.

Last night’s beers:

  • Pat’s Pilsner
    • Tasty. Light. Summery. Not my favorite pilsner, but a good example of a pilsner.
  • Hefe Weizen
    • Served with a lemon, it was a big step up from the pilsner. Lots of interesting flavors for a beer. More flavorful than a lot of wheat beers I’d had. Sweet and cloudy and a little musty.
  • Point Break Ale
    • I was looking for something a little less hoppy than the IPA, so I went for this. It’s still plenty hoppy, but less alcoholic. It was a great beer on which to finish. Crisp hoppiness. Yummy.

Dinner was the Pulled Pork sandwich on a horseradish mayonnaise with grilled onions. Very BBQ. Moist and delicious. Trinity Brewhouse is starting to become a favorite destination.

Posted by James at June 15, 2004 3:01 PM
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I was a little scared of the Hefe Wiezen because that cloudy bit is yeast that isn't filtered out, but it really is pretty good stuff. Sam Adams had their version of it out last winter.

Posted by: Bil at June 15, 2004 9:52 PM

The yeast is good for you. B vitamins.

Coincidentally, B vitamins are said to help the body deal with hangovers.

Posted by: James at June 15, 2004 10:09 PM

Learn to love the yeast. Unfiltered beers are awesome. Try a Belgian style ale (almost all of them contain yeast) or a good bottled hefeweizen (I use to like Paulaner) at 1st you can avoid pouring the yeast into your glass but then once you realize it adds flavor and is good for you you'll learn the trick of swirling thebottle at the end to get all that yeast off thebottom of the bottle.

By the way you should absolutely NOT ruin your hefeweizen with lemon. If you don't enjoy the flavor of wheat beers then don't have one. If you want something lemony have a lemonade.

God I wish I could still drink the stuff. Thanks James. (By the way I can't drink it because of gluten intolerance, which sucks!)

Posted by: Bob at June 16, 2004 9:51 AM

I'm sure that the knowledge that C2 is gluten-free is of small consolation.

On your advisement, I will skip the lemon next time. I thought I was in a place that knew what it was doing. My wheat beer knowledge is confined to the Sam Adams product and homebrew (which is better).

I can vouch for Paulaner's products in general. They make my favorite maerzen (oktoberfest). I think Paulaner originated the doppelbock as well... "Salvator" meaning "Savior." One of the best things inspired by Jesus, IMHO.

Posted by: James at June 16, 2004 10:11 AM

My favorite, which I haven't had in a very long time, was Hacker-Pshorr Oktoberfest. (Has to be on tap. It's not the same from a bottle.) Did you notice if they had that?

Posted by: Julie at June 16, 2004 12:32 PM

Duh, I can check the website! Never mind.

Posted by: Julie at June 16, 2004 12:33 PM

Trinity brews all their own beer. It doesn't have Hacker-Pshorr.

Hacker-Pshorr is decent, but I still like Paulaner better. And Sam Adams Octoberfest is pretty good.

Posted by: James at June 16, 2004 1:49 PM

James, you're killing me. Just befoere I got diagnosed I was on a Paulaner kick (the local liquor store seemed to have it on sale all the time). I was mixing cases of their pilsner, hefe-weizen, marzen and salvatore. The first two are awesome summer beers the last two good anytime.

Posted by: Bob at June 16, 2004 3:59 PM

Now I feel like a heel.

Posted by: James at June 16, 2004 5:19 PM

I had to cut out going to Trinity (or any bar or restaurant) until my debts are paid off for my car repair. However, I do miss it.

I'd also like to suggest Jake's in the "Jewelry District" right across the street from Big Fish and next to Olga's Cup & Saucer. They don't brew their own beer but they have a good selection and I like their menu a little more than Trinity. Plus they have a kickass jukebox. Nick-A-Nee's has a better jukebox but the beer is too expensive and the menu is pretty much nonexistant.

Posted by: David Grenier at June 18, 2004 3:03 AM

Thanks for the recommendations. Where to get a decent beer & accompanying food is always valuable information.

Posted by: James at June 18, 2004 11:10 AM

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