120 Minute IPA at BlackFriar: If Only It Actually Lasted That Long
|Two of us riding nowhere / Spending someone's hard earned pay|
We enjoyed these puppies last night at the BlackFriar Pub, which tapped a slim keg. Here's how giddy this beer can make a hop lover: The conversation started with each of us glumly questioning our own relationships with the bottle. By the third sip, this liquid happiness -- bypassing the liver entirely and mainlining straight to our serotonin neurotransmitters -- had us flagging down a waitress for another round. Nearing the end of our second round, Nick pantomimed someone being caught in a compromising position in a bathroom stall, wild-eyed and hunched over a glass, soaking an appendage in the sweet nectar, which tragically resulted in the loss of precious droplets to a spit take. I briefly considered slurping them off the table. If I hadn't been in public, I totally would have.
120 Minute tappings are rare in Dallas, so keep an eye on Twitter (follow me here) for word. I don't know of any upcoming chances to try it, but I'd bet it'll appear at The Common Table's Dogfishtival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28. If not, go anyway for the 20-plus Dogfish taps with the promise of "quite a few rarely seen in Texas."
Update: As Brian Brown points out in the comments, Flying Saucer on the Lake will tap a keg of 120 at 5 p.m. today. Get there early, because it will go fast.