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Do Not Drink This as the Last Beer in a Pub Crawl – Southern Tier Mokah

October 3, 2010

The passport

For those that didn’t know, September 24th to October 3rd was NY Craft Beer Week.  While technically not a week, it’s a long event where craft beer bars and local breweries get to strut their stuff and yuppie New Yorkers can get their drink on.  To lure you into spending lots of dough on beer, they offer discounts via something called a NYC Beer Passport, which, of course, I purchased.

Pub Crawls are as ubiquitous in New York City as subway solicitors selling candy so they can do something with their future.  Look on the internets and you’ll see pub crawl events everywhere celebrating everything from literature to single male cat owners.  In celebration of NY Craft Beer Week, some friends and I completed a pub crawl on the Upper West Side (read on to see the Google map with the bars we visited) and some of us managed to end our night with a Southern Tier Mokah.  Great beer, wrong decision.  Read on.

Southern Tier Mokah is an imperial stout.  No it does not have authority and sovereign powers.  “Imperial” is merely an adjective for really damn strong stout.  10.9% strong.  Normally, it would be a great beer to sip through the evening, but chosen as your last beer after 5 prior beers (most of which were strong) is a bad choice.

So, I sit here, trying to write about this beer for you with a mild hangover.  Luckily, I made it home last night and didn’t end up in Coney Island since I was riding the Q home.  What’s up with this beer?

Where did I drink this? Amsterdam Ale House

I would like this beer if:

  • Coffee in the morning, coffee in the evening, coffee at supper time!
  • (Same as above for chocolate)
  • One beer to get me drunk

I would not like this beer if:

  • Coffee and chocolate suck
  • Black bears, I mean beers scare me
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