Thursday, February 21, 2008

Southport Brewing Company

Recently I had the privalage to go to the Southport Brewing Company in Southport on the post road. I was extremely impressed with the entire atmosphere of this brewery. The brewery offers 27 home made brews on tap. I did not get a chance to taste all of them but the ones i did taste were delicious. The staff behind the bar is very polite and helpful. For an unexperienced beer drinker, the bartenders offer their own insight as to what beer to try. They actually explain what you are tasting in the beer. They are very knowledgable about all the brews on tap which makes the experience that much more enjoyable. They have a beer for every drinker and they seperate them in tiers. Tier one is comprised of lighter beers that are more appealing to begginer drinkers because they dont carry a harsh after taste. In this category I tried the Big Head Blonde. In this same category the brewery offers seasonal beers that are flavored with fruits. They dont have the seasonal beers durning the winter they are typically for the summer. Tier two are smooth beers but they are thick enough so they can go with any types of food. Being a fan of IPA's i decided to try their version of it. Their IPA is hopped 3 times giving it a floral aroma. It is comparable to the IPA I discussed in a previous posting: Harpoon IPA. Finally the Tier 3 Beers are for the real weathered and seasoned beer drinkers. These beers are typically not favorites of younger drinkers because of the strong taste. In the same token if your looking to get drunk you may not want to drink a whole lot of these beers. These beers are full of hops moreso then most other beers. This quote is directly from their website. "PorterA full bodied, deep-brown ale, crafted in small batches with English malted barley and 2 styles of English hops. Enjoy the rich, roasted finish! Compare to: Samuel Smith’s Tadcaster Porter" Now aside from their wonderful beer choices this restaurant offers a variety of delicous meals to sit down and eat. If you are looking for a good place to take a date for dinner you should definately check this place out. And if your looking to have a good time with other college students try thursday nights at the SBC for kareoke its sure to be a bitchin' time.

Check out my blog next week when I fill you in on the beers that I discovered this weekend. I wont dissapoint

1 comment:

Crissy1121 said...

Well i hear you are going to be in Florida this week, you should deff try some new beer over there and post reviews about them!