Beer of the Week: Laurelwood Pumpkin Ale

Beer of the Week - Laurelwood Pumpkin AleThis Pumpkin Ale was formerly named “Laurelwood Stingy Jack Pumpkin Ale.” To keep things straight, it’s still the same recipe, but according to the brewery’s website someone else has the rights to the name “Stingy Jack” so the beer now sports a slightly modified label and has been renamed to “Laurelwood Pumpkin Ale.”

Founded in 2001 and located in Portland, Oregon, Laurelwood Brewing Co. is a family-owned business run by a husband and wife team. To create their pumpkin ale, they start with a strong ale recipe for a nutty amber beer, then add pumpkin, squash and a pumpkin pie spice blend to the mix during the brewing process. This is what produces the warm and spicy nose that makes this particular pumpkin ale so great!

Appearance: Hazy, deep, reddish amber with minimal head.

Smell: Very aromatic pumpkin ale; spicy with hints of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg; subtle pumpkin.

Taste: Good balance between spicy and pumpkin flavors, and leans a bit more towards the spicy side. It’s malty but not too sweet. Balanced in a very drinkable way.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and creamy mouthfeel. The body also contributes to its drinkability.

Overall: I love a good pumpkin ale, and I’m also very picky about my favorites. I’d say this one can claim a spot in my top ten. Southern Tier’s Pumking still dominates as my ultimate favorite pumpkin ale, but I would definitely drink the Laurelwood one again. It’s one of the better ones from the West coast I tried this season.

Tasty Mug Rating: 3.69 / 5

Style: Pumpkin Ale
ABV: 7.2%
IBUs: 12
Original Gravity: 17° Plato
Malts: Unknown
Hops: Unknown
Special Ingredients: Pumpkin, squash and pumpkin pie spices
Availability: Seasonal
Food Pairings: Why not give this a try with some pumpkin pie?
Glassware: Pint glass
Aging: N/A

Where to get it: I picked my bottle up at Whole Foods in Bellevue, WA



Beer of the Week: Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster

Beer of the Week - Great Lakes Lakes Erie MonsterThis week’s featured beer is Lake Erie Monster, brewed by Great Lakes Brewing Company. The Great Lakes website describes it as “An Imperial India pale ale exploding with bold hop flavors.”

This is a seasonal release that is usually out in late Spring, and it only has a shelf life of about 90 days (this is typical of most IPAs). So if you buy some bottles, drink them down while they’re fresh!

This particular brew is named “Lake Erie Monster” in ode to South Bay Bessie, Cleveland’s Lake Erie version of the Loch Ness Monster. Just don’t drink too many of these brews and wander alone near the water’s edge – you never know what may be lurking underneath the surface!

Tasty Mug Review

Appearance: Slight hazy medium amber with moderate head and lots of nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet with strong citrus hops in the nose and maybe some floral notes.

Taste: Citrusy sweetness upfront; pineapple, oranges, and some light malts that move into a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. As the beer warms more of a spicy finish emerges. The warmth of the booze comes out after just a few sips.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and creamy with balanced carbonation.

Overall: While a good IPA, it’s a little on the sweet side for me. Not as sweet as the Unita Hop Notch but definitely sweeter than Hop Stoopid or the Enjoy By IPAs from Stone. Overall though a solid IPA that is especially good for a hot summer day.

Tasty Mug Rating: 3.75 / 5

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
ABV: 9.10%
IBUs: 80
Original Gravity: 22º Plato
Malts: Harrington 2-Row Malt; Caramel 30
Hops: Simcoe; Willamette
Special Ingredients:
Availability: Rotating (Released in May)
Food Pairings: Steak, pork chops, aged cheese, and dark chocolate
Glassware: Snifter, Tulip, Oversized Wine Glass
Aging: Check the bottle for a date – if you purchase the 25th anniversary bottles you should consume this one by August 2013. General shelf life is about 90 days for this brew.

Where to get it:
I purchased my 4-pack at Gentile’s (corner of King Ave and North Star in Columbus). Most likely available at most beer stores while it is in release.


Beer of the Week: Three Floyds Gumballhead

Beer of the Week - Three Floyds GumballheadThis week’s featured beer is one of my all-time favorites, Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing – which incidentally is also one of my all-time favorite breweries. They produce some very high quality brews.

Gumballhead is an American Wheat Ale and is actually named in honor of an underground comic book cat character called Gumballhead that was created by Rob Syers. Initially a seasonal summer beer, it is now brewed year round due to demand. It’s brewed with Amarillo Hops and a lot of American red wheat, which gives it a complex hop aroma with notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, marmalade and peach. According to Three Floyds – “These flavors combined with low bitterness make Gumballhead a refreshing American Wheat Beer that doesn’t suck.”

Tasty Mug Review

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear, light amber with a nice frothy head that retains around the glass and leaves a lot of nice lacing.

Smell: Hoppy-smelling for a wheat beer with definite notes of pine and citrus and some nice, malty undertones.

Taste: Excellent brew; awesome mixture of flavors, very well-balanced and smooth. There are strong but balanced hops upfront that transition to more of the citrus, grapefruit sweetness that then finishes on a slightly dry, hoppy note.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth and creamy; makes you lick your lips after you drink. The carbonation is very balanced with the body of the beer.

Overall: I typically don’t like the general category of wheat beers but this one is definitely special. I could easily drink more than one of these without thinking twice. I’ve been fortunate enough to have it on a few separate occasions and each every time it just proves to me how good it really is. One of the best beers in this category I’ve had and it would take something pretty special to change my opinion on that.

Tasty Mug Rating: 4.00 / 5

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
ABV: 5.60%
IBUs: 35
Original Gravity: Unknown
Malts: American Red Wheat
Hops: Armarillo
Special Ingredients: Not listed
Availability: Year-round
Food Pairings: Latin American or German dishes; Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina) General (Salad) Meat (Poultry)
Glassware: Pint Glass (or Becker, Nonic, Tumbler), Mug (or Seidel, Stein), Weizen Glass
Aging: Definitely drink this one soon after acquiring for optimal freshness.

Where to get it:
You pretty much have to go the Three Floyds brewpub to pick up bottles of this beer; you won’t find bottles of it distributed in Ohio. It does, however, pop up on draft randomly from time to time. The best way to hear about it when it does is to follow most of local bars and restaurants on Facebook that are known to carry good draft beer selections.



Beer of the Week: Lagunitas Hop Stoopid

Beer of the Week - Lagunitas Hop StoopidThis week’s featured beer is delicious IPA named Hop Stoopid, yet another beer from Lagunitas. I’ve featured their beers several times as of late – but hey – I can’t argue with a brewery that consistently brews great quality beers! And ’tis the summer season which means hoppy beers are in abundance. This beer is extra hopped, and dry hopped at the end, however it is also “extra malted” so the malt backbone does a dandy job of balancing things out so it isn’t too bitter, despite it’s larger IBU rating.

Tasty Mug Review

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, deep gold with a nice foamy head, good retention and nice lacing.

Smell: Smells super hoppy to me, with hints of pine and citrus. Nicely aromatic. As the beer warms slightly the malty aroma emerges more.

Taste: I was very pleasantly surprised at how well the flavor of this beer rounds out when compared with the strong hop aroma and the high IBUs. Just as a side-note, I’m still working my taste buds up to super hoppy IPAs and on first pass this smelled as though it would be heavy duty. Has a really clean, hoppy and bitter finish to it with a slight sweetness that lingers in the mouth afterward.

Mouthfeel: Nice, creamy medium-bodied beer that goes down smooth has very well-balanced carbonation. Follows the typical mouthfeel that is characteristic with most Lagunitas brews.

Overall: Fits the bill for hop heads and non-hop heads alike – a very good middle-of-the-road and well-balanced IPA that should be a real crowd pleaser. Yet another good brew from Lagunitas.

Tasty Mug Rating: 4.34 / 5

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
ABV: 8.0%
IBUs: 102
Original Gravity:
Malts: Not listed
Hops: This is a dry-hopped beer
Special Ingredients: Not listed
Availability: Year-round
Food Pairings: Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) Grilled meat, fish or barbeque. I personally think this would go well with any spicy dish.
Glassware: Snifter, Tulip, Oversized Wine Glass
Aging: Can be cellared for long periods, under the proper conditions

Where to get it:
This one should be available at most stores that carry a decent craft beer selection.



Beer of the Week: Équinoxe du Printemps

Beer of the Week - Équinoxe du PrintempsThis week’s beer hails from Canada – a uniquely-flavored brew called Équinoxe du Printemps from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel. This is a Scotch Ale brewed with maple syrup and definitely packs a punch at 9.5% ABV.

Équinoxe du Printemps translates to “spring equinox” in French, and the bottle states that this time of year is “the quintessential marriage of two great traditions – beer brewing in Scotland and maple syrup production in Quebec.” I’d have to agree that mixing the two together in the correct proportions results in a nicely flavored Scotch ale with a twist that is definitely enjoyable and makes for a complexly-flavored beer.

If you like spicy beers, I recommend checking out Route des épices from the same brewery – it’s a rye beer brewed with both black and green peppercorns.

Tasty Mug Review

Appearance: Pours a hazy deep brown with a bit of a fizz; has a minimal head but it retains around the sides of the glass.

Smell: Malty, sweet and syrupy (maple syrup) with a hint of woodiness and underlying undertones of booze.

Taste: This is an interesting one with the woody flavor upfront that transitions to sweet, maple syrup, and malty flavor on the back, then finishes with a warm boozy tone. Rich and complex.

Mouthfeel: Solid, medium-bodied beer with fine and balanced carbonation and a very smooth, buttery feel.

Overall: This is a solid brew. The maple syrup doesn’t overwhelm with sweetness – in fact it balances with the traditional flavors in Scotch Ales in a way that rounds this beer out nicely and makes it a very enjoyable sipping beer. I’d recommend giving it a try!

Tasty Mug Rating: 3.75 / 5

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
ABV: 9.50%
IBUs: Unknown
Original Gravity: Not listed
Malts:Not listed
Hops:Not listed
Special Ingredients: Maple syrup
Availability: Rotating
Food Pairings: Cheese (buttery; Brie, Gouda, Havarti, Swiss); smoked meat
Glassware: Pint Glass, Snifter, Tulip
Aging: Can be cellared for long periods, under the proper conditions

Where to get it:
This isn’t a beer I’ve seen just on any old shelf. I think I bought this bottle at Jungle Jim’s down near Cincinnati (they often have a lot of imported beers to choose from). I’d recommend grabbing a bottle if you randomly come across it and giving it a try!

P.S. In case you were wondering, the glassware sporting this week’s beer is one of CraftGeer’s snifters – come on admit it … you know you want one!



Beer of the Week: Stone Enjoy By IPA – 05.17.13

Stone Enjoy By IPAThis week’s featured brew is Stone Enjoy By IPA, my particular bottle being for 05.17.13. If you haven’t acquired your bottle by now, don’t despair – there should be more batches available soon (if not already). This is the seventh batch of the Enjoy By IPA, and it’s extremely popular so I’m sure there are many more to come.

Stone says:
“You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We’ve not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you’re getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn’t randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the label, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and consumers. Instead, we’ve sent a clear message with the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right now to enjoy this IPA.”

Tasty Mug Review

Appearance: Pours a clear pale to medium amber with a nice, frothy head and nice retention. Lots of lacing around the glass as you drink.

Smell: Hops, hops and more hops! Definitely some notes of citrus and tropical fruits with perhaps a hint of floral. Very nicely aromatic.

Taste: Starts off very bready then rolls into the fruity sweetness. Finishes with a pleasant, hoppy bitterness that lingers on the palette.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, creamy beer with nicely balanced carbonation and crispness.

Overall: This is a solid IPA from Stone. Comes off very fresh in flavor and is very enjoyable to drink. There’s virtually no hint of the amount of booze in this brew until you start to feel it from sipping your way through the beer. Stone is one of my favorite breweries and this beer doesn’t disappoint.

Tasty Mug Rating: 4.11 / 5

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
ABV: 9.40%
IBUs: 88
Original Gravity: Unknown
Malts: Not listed
Hops: Not listed
Special Ingredients: Not listed
Availability: Rotating (to encourage drinking in a timely manner it is released in batches with labels that clearly indicate the “drink by” date)
Food Pairings: Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) Grilled meat, fish or barbeque
Glassware: Snifter, Tulip, Oversized Wine Glass
Aging: Enjoy this beer to the fullest by consuming it before the “enjoy by” date on the label

Where to get it:
A bit hard to come by; this is a beer that often requires you to be on friendly terms with your local beer store. I personally picked my bottle up at Northwest Wine & Spirits because the gentleman at the counter was nice to me. 🙂



Beer of the Week: Founders Double Trouble

Beer of the Week - Founders Double TroubleThis week’s featured brew is Founders Double Trouble. As Founders states on their website, it’s “An imperial IPA brewed to turn your world upside down.” The bottle label artwork also deserves a special mention, it’s quite the treat. For the full effect, make sure you don’t forget to turn your bottle upside-down (after it’s empty of course!)

Tasty Mug Review

Appearance: Pours a clear, medium amber with foamy head, and nice retention around the glass with lacing.

Smell: Very aromatic and hoppy with notes of grass, pine, citrus and a hint of floral.

Taste: Very hop forward with a fair amount of bitterness which lingers on the palette but isn’t overwhelming. Towards the end the malts kick in the sweetness which helps balance out the hoppiness. Earthy and citrusy notes as well. Very flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel that is crisp yet creamy. Has a smooth, bitter finish.

Overall: This is a very good representative of the DIPA (Double Imperial Pale Ale) style. Great summer-time porch sipping beer.

Tasty Mug Rating: 4.19 / 5

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
ABV: 9.4%
IBUs: 86
Original Gravity: Unknown
Malts: Not listed
Hops: Not listed
Special Ingredients: Not listed
Availability: Seasonal (Spring/Summer) typically May-June
Food Pairings: Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) Grilled meat, fish or barbeque.
Glassware: Snifter, Tulip, Oversized Wine Glass
Aging: Can be cellared for long periods, under the proper conditions

Where to get it:
Just about any store that sells craft beer when in season.



Beer of the Week: Rogue Juniper Pale Ale

Beer of the Week - Rogue Juniper Pale AleThis week’s featured brew is Juniper Pale Ale from Rogue. This ale is out just in time for warmer spring weather – especially for those of us in seasonal climates. I label this good warm-weather beer for doing some yard work, especially when you dust off the ‘ol riding lawn mower!

A little history on this ale from Rogue:
“The Turkey was named the official bird of the Rogue Nation in August 2007. To commemorate the momentous occasion, Rogue Juniper Pale Ale was dedicated to “the turkey in each of us.”


Tasty Mug Review

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep gold with an adequate head and minimal retention. Some minimal lacing as you drink.

Smell: Hoppy and piney and a little floral.

Taste: Dominant pine and hops upfront, then ends more on the malty side with a mild sweetness. It leans on the dry side. There’s a very slight taste to this that reminds me of the hint of a pilsner somewhere in the middle.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied but feels right for the taste of the beer, crisp and carbonated. Sticks to the tongue a bit at the end.

Overall: I’m classifying this in the “it’s a good craft beer to try for craft beer newbies weaning themselves off of Bud Light” category. It’s nothing extraordinary to a seasoned craft palette – it’s got some flavor, but it’s got a slight underlying taste that falls in line with something that tastes similar to a domestic. It’s got better flavor and hoppiness to it though, which shouldn’t come off too strong for a newbie palette. Would definitely be a good lawn-mowing beer on a hot summer day when you need something crisp and refreshing. Good session beer.

Tasty Mug Rating: 3.25 / 5

Style: Pale Ale
ABV: 5.30%
IBUs: 34
Original Gravity: 13º Plato
Malts: Maier Munich,Crystal, Triumph, C-15, Great Western 2-Row
Hops: Styrian Golding, Amarillo, Perle
Special Ingredients: Juniper Berries; Pacman Yeast, Free Range Coastal Water
Availability: Seasonal
Food Pairings: Turkey, Hot & Spicy
Glassware: Pint glass or mug
Aging: Not recommended

Where to get it:
My guess is this one is pretty easy to find when it’s in-season, I picked up a single bottle at the local Whole Foods.


Beer of the Week: Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale

Beer of the Week - Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down AleAs seems to be the case with most beers from Lagunitas, Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale has a story behind it – and what beer with that kind of name wouldn’t!?

What Lagunitas has to say about it:
“We brewed this especially bitter ale in remembrance of the 2005 St Patrick’s Day Massacre and in commemoration of our 20-day suspension that followed. The ABC conducted an undercover investigation of our brewery, finding us guilty of operating a “Disorderly House.” We did the crime. We did the time. We got the bragging rights.”

Let me translate the above into layman’s terms for you. To me, this sounds like another example of an unfair crackdown from “The Man.” In this instance, “The Man” is otherwise known as the ABC (California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control).

Back in 2005, Lagunitas was in the habit of having weekly tasting parties that involved food, music, and of course, beer. Well for some reason the ABC decided Lagunitas was having too much fun, and undercover law enforcement started to attend these weekly parties in an attempt to rack up charges and shut Lagunitas down. Well, after 8 weeks they finally had enough “evidence” to temporarily shut Lagunitas down for 20 days.

Beer of the Week - Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down - LimitedThis situation (not surprisingly) did not sit well with Lagunitas, so to get back at “The Man” they have since produced various releases of this brew, as a kind of a homage if you will, to this historical event. I’m personally more than happy to partake in this bottled portion of beer history, and I recommend you go out and get your own six-pack to do the same while this limited release version is still out on the shelves.

Tasty Mug Review

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, clear, deep amber with a nice foamy head, lots of lacing and good glass retention.

Smell: Hops, caramel, very faint floral notes.

Taste: Very pleasant and balanced hoppy bitterness. Definite caramel malty tones to this as well. I found it to be quite delicious.

Mouthfeel: Well-balanced carbonation, crispness and smooth, medium body.

Overall: This is a very drinkable beer. In fact I’m mildly drooling just writing this review and have already hoarded a couple six-packs in my basement. The amount of booze in this beer is sneaky – you can’t even tell that it it’s a high ABV until you’ve had enough sips that the telltale boozy warmth sets in. The flavor is well-balanced between hops, bitterness and sweetness and my best guess is this will drink well on both warm or cold days; it’s versatile. I’d also recommend this brew to any craft beer newbies out there because it’s full-flavored with a lot of balance – it’s a great example of a well-done brew.

Tasty Mug Rating: 4.31 / 5

Style: American Strong Ale
ABV: 9.70%
IBUs: 34
Original Gravity:1.085
Malts: Not listed
Hops: Not listed
Special Ingredients: Not listed
Availability: Seasonal – April (packaging states it is a Limited Release)
Food Pairings: Cheese (nutty; Colby, Parmesan)
Glassware: Pint Glass, Snifter or Mug
Aging: Can be cellared for long periods, under the proper conditions

Where to get it:
I’ve seen this in multiple beer stores locally and it’s not difficult to find at the moment. However, it’s listed as a Limited Release so I’d recommend scooping up your six-pack soon while the getting’s good!



Drinking at The Daily Growler

The Daily Growler - FrontToday I would like to fondly introduce you to one of my favorite local establishments, The Daily Growler. Situated in an unassuming center of stores at the corner of Fishinger and Riverside in Upper Arlington, it may be easy to overlook at first, but The Daily Growler is a local gem that should not be missed.

A relatively new bar/growler-filling mecca here in Columbus, Ohio, the Growler opened on December 17th last year, about a week before Christmas. Opening when most folks are off work, thirsty, and in need of reprieve from the shopping malls is definitely not a venture for the faint of heart, but the Growler valiantly succeeded. In fact it has earned a great reputation from newbies and regular customers alike. After all, who wouldn’t love a place that offers 60 fresh craft beers on draft, as well as Happy Hour 7 days a week!

I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the co-owner, and self-proclaimed Growler Czar, John Blakely during my most recent visit. He graciously shared his thoughts on how business was going and how the experience has been to date.

The Daily Growler is a family business, but John is the go-to guy and the face you’ll most likely see when you get your growlers filled or sit down to drink a pint. And when I say “pint” I mean a full pint! John emphasized that they don’t skimp on their pours at the Growler – their pint glasses are true to size – and half off during Happy Hour!

John is cool, laid-back guy originally from Ohio but who spent time out west after college, which is when he started to develop his own love of craft beer. He also spent some time in Portland, where he said the mindset isn’t what six-pack to pick up, but rather the question is “What craft beer should fill up my growler?”. Surprisingly enough, the term “growler” is still a relatively a new concept to many people, so if you’re unfamiliar with the term, this article on Beer Advocate explains it pretty well.

The Daily Growler - TapsThe Daily Growler fills a somewhat niche market. As you walk through the front door, the first thing that catches your eye is the row of 60 taps spanning the back wall and the family-style seating at large tables. The atmosphere is much more like a coffee shop than a typical bar, where you can buy a drink, hang out with friends, or shop-and-go.

The Growler is also a good destination if you’re having a casual event or a private party – they have a large back room that can be rented for a nominal fee, plus a refundable deposit to reserve the room (and prevent no-shows).

The primary criticism you’ll read about the Growler on review sites is the rather spartan approach they’ve taken with their decorating style. What most of you may not know, however, is that this is a prime example of designing with purpose – and being a designer myself by trade – trust me – I know what I’m talking about! Plus, the Growler is still evolving and they’ve been adding cool little touches over time. For example, between my last two visits they added large flat-screen TVs to the back room, display shelves with growler kits and board games, and a few other touches here and there.

John explained they carefully considered their design choices for the Growler, and went with the minimalist approach for one primary reason – to encourage interaction between mingling customers, and to encourage customers to ask questions about the beer when selecting their choices at the counter. Think about it this way, if all the taps look the same, you won’t be influenced to go with just what you know, but perhaps to ask some questions and try something new (and you just may like it!).

The Daily Growler - SignThe Growler strongly emphasizes one thing about their beer – they strive to serve the freshest craft beer possible. Kegs are frequently rotated, and if you come in for a growler refill, they swap out your old growler for sanitized, chilled one. I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t have a special growler dishwasher at my house! This is why they will only fill their own growlers, but when you first purchase one it’s only $4, and if you pair that with their Daily Growler special of the day, you can’t go wrong with price.

Also worth a mention, they make their own root beer as well, and as a self-proclaimed root beer aficionado, I will flat-out state that their root beer is damn good. In fact I almost wanted to fill a growler of just that alone!

One last thing to note, they don’t serve food at the Growler, and as stated on their website, “We are beer experts, we leave food to the food experts.” However, you’re definitely encouraged to bring your own food in to eat while you drink, and you can also ask to look at the menus for the 3 restaurants located in the same shopping center – they’ll gladly deliver your order right to the door.

The Daily Growler - InsideSumming things up, I highly recommend The Daily Growler for all of your growler-filling needs, or just somewhere to stop by for a well-deserved break and a couple of pints. You never know, you may end up liking one of the beers so much that you head home with a full growler for your friends or family to share!

Want to tell John how the Growler is a job well done? Just keep your eyes open for the guy behind the counter wearing flip flops – yes even on a cold, snowy Ohio day! I’d personally call this his trademark; he says he simply feels more comfortable that way, and his feet do too!

Want more of The Daily Growler?

Thirsty for more? Check out The Daily Growler’s website, and if you’re interested in The Daily Growler special of the day, I recommend that you “like” their Facebook page to get regular updates. If you’re an Instagram fan, you can also find them by searching for @thedailygrowler.

Have you been to The Daily Growler? If so, what did you think? Post your feedback or comments below.