October is such a cool month. The weather is usually perfect; warm during the day and crisp at night. Darker beers are starting to make their way onto the shelves, excitement grows with crowds of beer lovers lining up for pumpkin releases from this brewery or that. Football is going strong, hockey and basketball will be starting here in a few weeks too. New episodes of our favorite shows are airing (South Park is off to a great start by the way) and isn’t this presidential election just a whole lot of fun? 😀
October also brings with it Halloween and all things spooky, so it only makes sense to visit our friends [and club alumni] at Phantom Carriage in Carson for First Friday.
I gave Martin and Simon the heads up so they’ll be ready for us and their tap list looks great. For the first time in I don’t know how long, their extraordinary high gravity dark sour Lugosi is in the lineup along with Golden Brett a wild Belgian inspired ale from Allagash of Portland, Maine. Their bottle selection is giant as well. http://www.phantomcarriage.com/livebeerlist/
The bites here are as good as the beer and the two fit together nicely. Check out the menu to get your taste buds thinking, Tania and I recommend the Phantom Fritos and the pickled veggies. http://www.phantomcarriage.com/menu/
Finally, remember to bring your growler out for a fill to go. 🙂 You’ll thank me for reminding you, later when you’re at home on Sunday watching the game with a fresh 1/2 gallon of beer. They have some super simple rules for growler fills, you’ll need to put painters tape over logos on any branded growlers, and they need to be clean. More on that topic here: http://www.phantomcarriage.com/growler-policy/
Tania and I will be there starting right around 7pm. Car pool, uber, bicycle, or thumb it! See you there!