When an Irish Bar is Not an Irish Pub

Jack and I (spouses too) recently spent an evening on the RiverWalk in San Antonio, and we were surprise at the dearth of craft offerings in this so called special hub of nightlife.

We finally found a place, The Esquire Tavern with some good tap offerings and spent a while there enjoying conversation.  Wanting to “spread the weath around a little”,  I suggested heading over to Waxy O’Conners Irish Pub,to try some good Irish beer.  But, the evening was waning, and I was persuaded to try Pat O’Briens Bar and Restaurant instead.  Sounds like an Irish pub, and besides, it was on the way back to our hotel.  Should be a great place to finish off the night.  They had some live music, and a small cover charge, so before ponying up, I asked the bouncer if they had good beer inside.

He asked what I meant by good beer. I inquired if they had some Texas craft beers on tap.  He said they had NO beer on tap.  WHAT! AN IRISH bar that doesn’t even have Guinness on tap?

So I asked the guy if he could recommend a bar within walking distance (bear in mind, we are no wimps when it comes to walking) and he professed to know nothing about craft beer. Hell, I don’t think he even knew what I meant.

Should have hiked back to Waxy’s.  The luck of the Irish was not with me.

Thank goodness they know beer in Austin!

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Thanks to our hosts at Northern Community Radio

We would like to thank our friends at Northern Community Radio (KAXE – Grand Rapids, MN) for hosting a tasting at the culmination of their Fall Fundraiser.  The Boreal Brewers were proud to help them celebrate the day and offer a little something special to NCR’s supporters.

KAXE graciously allows us to use their board room for our meetings, and actively promotes so many community events.  The Halloween tasting was our way of giving a little back to them.

See KAXE’s Facebook page for more photos…


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Trick or Treat Home Brew Tasting

Eat Drink and Be Scary at KAXE

 October 31, 2014 from 6-9 PM
Trick or Treat, Home Brew Tasting & More
Big & Little Monsters Welcome

260 NE 2nd Street, Grand Rapids

R.S.V.P.  218.326.1234

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Club Meeting Oct. 22nd

We have a meeting on the 22nd of October.  See the calendar for more details.

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