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!!

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