Wamp’s Wisdom Kostritzer Schwarzbier is a 4.8 percent alcohol, black lager from Germany. It pours a dark black with mahogany highlights on a lit edge. A white head dissipates quickly. Aroma is of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is clean with no hops but a nice roasted malt profile that finishes clean leaving a trace…
Double Jack IPA is an imperial India pale ale from Firestone Walker in Paso Robles, Calif. The brewery ferments in the Firestone Union oak barrel system that utilizes 65-gallon American oak barrels that impart a unique flavor.
Kosmos is what I consider to be Greek “fast food,” so it’s only fitting that it’s in a former fast food building. Thankfully, the food at Kosmos sits much better on the palate and on the stomach than most other fast food.
Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co. in Kansas City pours black with no highlights and a creamy tan head. My trick to find the color of a black beer is to light a match behind an edge of the glass, thereby giving away a dark beer’s actual color.
The menu at China Cafe is rather vast, much like a menu should be at a good Chinese restaurant. I finally decided on the crab rangoon as an appetizer and the shrimp with Chinese vegetables as an entree, which came with an egg roll and a side of fried rice.
The menu at Sisters Cafe is ever-changing, so upon my arrival I was shown the menu for the day and then asked if I wanted to stay for lunch. I most certainly did want to stay for lunch.
White Rascal from Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder, Colo., is a Belgian-style wheat or “wit” ale.
J.T. Wampler is on the verge of opening his own beer brewery in south Fayetteville. If all goes according to plan, area folk will be sipping on the nectar offered at the Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.
After the fries, I did not have high hopes for the burger. I timidly took a bite, and holy cuh-rap! it was good. It was a real beef patty — one that had been hand-formed and then cooked.
Pranqster Belgian Style Golden Ale from North Coast Brewing Co. in Fort Bragg, Calif., pours a bright golden with a fleeting head.