Apple Suprise at Ale Mary’s

The same night I went out with the ladies, my husband took the boys out for their bachelor party night.   His plan was to take the boys to a local pub that has a decent Belgium beer list, then come back to the house for cigars and fire pit time!

They headed down to Ale Mary’s in Fells Point, Baltimore.

In his words:

“Two of us got burgers.  The burgers were great!  I had to wipe the drool off of Ryan and Corey’s mouths.  The first round of drinks were really good.  Bachelor boy, Marc got the La Chouffe, it was spot on!  It is his favorite beer.  It is a clean Belgium beer that has a hint of coriander and lemon.  The second round of beers was a bit disappointing.  Marc ordered the Unibroue Ephemere Ale feeling adventurous and wanting to try something new.  It was not clearly labeled that it was a girlie chick apple beer.  I said something to the bartender and she shrugged her shoulders and walked away.  Needless to say the beer went unfinished and left on the table.  There was no where else to go for our third round then straight to the Brewer’s Art Resurrection Ale. The second round was redeemed!  I was disappointed by the selection and the response we got from the bartender.  But, not to let the evening be tainted, we headed home for cigars, fire pit and….scotch!”

So, all was not wasted and the night redeemed by Resurrection and my husband’s second review:

“After reading about Sheep Dip Scotch in Jamie Oliver’s premiere magazine, I have been searching high and low for the bottle.  I found it a week before the bachelor party and saved it for the special occasion.  It was not the best scotch I’ve had in the world (my current fav is Aberlour 16 year, Highland Single Malt Scotch), but it was unique because it is a blend of 16 single malt scotches.  It was a bit fiery with no defining characteristics.  Bachelor boy loved it!  That’s all that mattered.  The cigar bachelor boy had was a Rocky Patel anniversary edition.  Supreme was the word that kept rolling off Marc’s tongue.  Marc is a budding cigar aficionado and has quite refined taste buds.”

Overall the evening was a success!  Marc was given “wise words of wisdom” on how to keep a wife happy.  In Devon’s words, “Yes, dear” covers all the bases!

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  1. Marc Brenner says:

    Geez, i’ll never live this down. Nevertheless, I must state my case. The apple beer in question is produced by Canada’s most famous brewery, the aforementioned “Unibroue”. Until that point I had enjoyed many of there offerings (I highly recommend “La Fin Du Monde” and “Trois Pistoles”, so I ordered the Ephemere without thinking twice. Now the stink of it is, Devon, aka fellow beer snob, aka my best man, KNEW this beer was especially feminine but he failed to warn me. So you can imagine my surprise when a glowing fairy holding a giant green apple was staring me in the face. Devon did make up for it by getting me another beer but my brother in law reminds me daily of my fruity beer selection. So beware fellow beer lovers, the fruit + beer = sales equation infiltrates even the finest breweries. On a side note, the first beer I got was not the regular La Chouffe, (which i also love). It was the “Chouffe Houblon”. Labeled as a “Double, Tripel, IPA,” this beer embodies my favorite things about belgian tripels (that yeasty, spicy, sweet flavor) and manages to incorporate the wonderful bitterness found in I.P.A.’s. It’s a rather scizophrenic experience, and one I partake in whenever possible.

  2. Kristin says:

    No worries Marc, we know you didn’t breathe in any of the fairy dust! And if you don’t mind, we may check back with you for new updates on your schizophrenic experiences!

  3. Glad you enjoyed or rather marc enjoyed Sheep Dip, I am going to launch a 1990 vintage soon.It will mainly be Islay 80% but tempered with aged Highland 20% a perfect cigar malt.I hope Marc enjoys it!or rather you also give it a go.

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