THE BEER: Zwickel from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company.
THE PLACE: Llywelyn’s Pub in St. Louis.
YOU’RE FAR FROM HOME. I am. Scammed my way into another work-related conference trip. A six-hour drive through the dreaded flatlands, and here I am.
DRINKING INSTEAD OF ENGAGING IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. You can’t prove anything.
SO WHAT’S THE BEER? It’s a Bavarian-style lager. Urban Chestnut describes it as “an unfiltered, unpasteurized, German classic that finishes as a smooth-drinking, vitamin rich (from the yeast), naturally cloudy bier.”
LOOKS PRETTY LIGHT. Light in color, but it has flavor. This isn’t tasteless macrobrew dreck. It smells like a German beer, yeasty with kind is a biscuity maltiness. And it’s got a really nice hop bitterness to finish. Not citrusy like an IPA, but clean and crisp.
SO A POSITIVE REVIEW? Very. This is a fine summer beer. Or an all-purpose beer, really. And at 5.2% ABV, I could have another. Which I may.
CONTINUING TO SCAM THE SYSTEM? Quiet, you.