March 05, 2006
Muggs Ale House - Barleywine Festival
Today, took a trek up to Bedford Avenue in Williams- burg, Brooklyn to attend the Seventh Annual Split thy Brooklyn Skull Barleywine Festival. These are strong ales. I tried three barleywines:
St. Bernardous (10% alcohol)
Russian River Pliny the Elder ( 8%)
Southern Tier Unearthy Double ( 11%)
Muggs is a friendly bar with an excellent selection of beers and decent pub food.
After the barleywine, went for a nightcap in Rose- marie's, on Bedford and 7th. This is a comfy Polish-Irish place that has been in Williamsburg for over 50 years. This blue collar bar is the most "real" establishment in the neighborhood. I had a one-quart glass of Bud. Yes!!