Friday, July 15, 2011

Schlitz Original Recipe

S and I went out pre-Potter to the friendly Ice House Pub last night for a bite and to see what was on draught.

I wanted to try something new but alas almost everything on that looked interesting had been tried--I was hoping to try something different from Berwick Brewing but all they had was their Hondo Keller bier. A fine beer in it's own right, but still not something untried.

After taking another closer look at the draught list, I was drawn to something at the very top, a beer I hadn't tasted before, advertising itself as Original Recipe, the Beer that Made Milwaukee Famous, Schlitz Gusto. And at $2.50 a full pint how could I wrong?

This beer rose from the dead a few years ago and is now brewed by the Pabst Brewing Company.

A lively, easy drinking beer it be, it turned out to be a perfect accompaniment to a couple dozen Virginia littlenecks.

S opted for something that's becoming all too regular for her, a Leinenkugel Summer Shandy. A surprisingly, refreshing sessionable (there can be no argument on this) treat, lying somewhere east of the forgettable and unforgettable continuum.


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