Gappmayer did it with smoke and mirrors and he left as it was catching up with him.
Pure bull shit.
Sorry, Bryce, but don't try to re-define "sectarian." Actually, those who are in favor of same-sex marriage are the sectarians. The majority of Americans oppose confusing the definition of marriage.
Limited free speech zones are un-American. So are panhandlers and those whiny, lazy, no 'count Occupy "protesters."
At a brewpub, the challenge is pushing beer from kegs, thru the tap, and to the glass. That's done largely one way: by charging the keg with either CO2 or Nitrogen.
Canned and bottled beer is carbonated more naturally, as you are asking. Before bottling, a little bit of sugar is added to the beer, which then causes a brief fermentation in the bottle, so your beer is carbonated when you pop it open.
Well, then I guess I need to revisit my old haunt, focusonthebeer, and try them again for the first time! Thanks for the clarification.
Yeah, I had heard that 2nd Cup was changing hands. I get over there about once a week, so I'll look forward to seeing how things move forward. Hopefully Another Pint's craft beer selection stays solid.
When I first moved to the Springs in 1997, I frequented Phantom a lot. I thought their cask IPA was one of the best beers I had ever had on tap. Strong hop flavor is my thing, so most of the other styles weren't appealing. A few yrs later the IPA's quality waned a bit and I was told by a bartender that their head brewer had left. Since then it's my understanding that they've had several head brewers, which may explain the up and down character of the IPA. (Their menu was much better back then, too.)
As far as the other styles go, Phantom does seem to strive for universal appeal (see Hefeweizen and Amber) while eschewing more exotic brews. When I have tried some limited recipes I have been disappointed. I had a smokey porter a couple years ago that was undrinkable, and a Hefeweizen that was infected around the same time.
With regard to nitrous v. CO2 carbonation, to me it just depends on the beer. Bristol, not long ago, had Compass on both gases, and I much prefer it on CO2. Everyone is different, though.
Now that I live far north, I don't get get downtown too often. But if any of you downtowners want to experience the best craft beer selection in COS, head up to a 2nd Cup in Gleneagle. The joint is poorly managed and the food generally sucks, but they have exotics from Avery, Stone, Ska, Dogfish, Boulevard and more on tap all the time.
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