Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tales from the (Georgia) Road

Jessica Moss pours from firkin of Loose Cannon Hop3 Ale
I tapped a firkin of Loose Cannon Hop3 Ale at Muss and Turner's yesterday, a restaurant in Smyrna, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. It was the first cask that had ever been tapped there, so it was a special evening for beer manager Jessica Moss, and for the full house in attendance.

Pictured is Muss and Turner's cask service cart. When a customer orders a pint of cask ale, the waiter wheels the cart to the table where she pours the pint. Jessica plans to attach a beer engine. [UPDATE: Read this comment.]

The cask Loose Cannon—Clipper City's I.P.A.— was paired with Roasted King Salmon Salad and with Berkshire Pork Loin over roasted potatoes, leeks, and braised pork belly. Bottles of Below Decks Barleywine were served with pastries.

More photos here.

It's cold in Georgia — in the low to mid 30s — and there even were still a few patches of snow on the ground. Of course, that's all relative, considering the blizzards in the Midwest and New England area.

1 comment:

  1. Didya tell'em that trundling around a firkin on a cart is a good way to destroy the clarity that you worked so hard to create??


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