Saturday, August 29, 2009
A snifter of Heavy Seas Prosit Imperial Oktoberfest from Clipper City Brewing Company in Baltimore, Maryland. Tasting like a dry, more-ish doppelbock, Prosit is indeed strong at 9% alcohol by volume (abv) ... which is why it was served in a snifter.
With Prosit, a plate of house-made hummus and roasted bell peppers.
I don't know about you, but when I order a glass of water, I want just that. I don't want ice, I don't want lemon, and I certainly don't want a straw (that ended when I was 9 or 10 years of age.)
Despite the request, bartenders seem, by automatic rote, to give me at least one of the three other accouterments.
I may, however, have hit upon the correct request. I say, "Water: no ice, no straw, no lemon. JUST LIKE THE BEER." It works ... about 50% of the time. It did so here, at Tap & Vine in Arlington, Virginia.