Thursday, August 30, 2018

1933 Brewing Company

Wednesday's "Geezerz" lunch was at 1933 Brewing Company on Southern in Rio Rancho.  The location opened last week.  Alas, they do not have their brewery running yet, and of course, no of their beers were available to sample.  We were told it will be 3 to 6 months until they are producing beer.

An aside, here, we were planning to sample beers at Lava Rocks Brewing.  When I contacted the brewery, they are between batches of their beer.  Sounds like they were only brewing small batches, no constant brewing process (likely low on equipment). 

Back to 1933 Brewing - one of our groups asked where the name comes.  We were told it was 1933 the prohibition ended. 

Since the locations does not have their own beers, yet, we were shown a list of other "local" beers they had on tap.  The selection was what I would call "yuppy", somebody called it a "millennium" selection - several IPA's, no Amber.  Closest they had was the Quarter Deck Irish Crimson ale.  It was drinkable, but I sure did ni=ot was a second pint.

For food, I selected the bacon-cheeseburger.  The sandwich was "OK".  The Medium-Well was a litle over cooked (another of out group had the same review - his medium-rare was a bit over-cooked).  The bacon on sandwich was cooked perfect - not too crispy and not under-cooked.  Fries were mixed -  some where over-cooked and some where a little under-cooked.

Understanding that the place has only opened for a week, but the service was not good.  There were about 10 of us.  Two of the group of napling & silver.  When the food was served, we had to ask for more place-setting -  and were give 4 more.  So, we had to asked for more - finally they gave us 2 more setting than we needed.  (Could the server not count?).  There was a bottle of ketchup placed on the table, but nno salt ot pepper.  Had to ask for then - and typically, the server brought 3 sets (over supplied).

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Billy's with Don

Another Saturday evening dinner with cousin Don.  Don filled in with his trip to Columbus (OH) and the pipe show. 

Made tentative plans to ride the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad. 

Opted for N\Billy's Philly Steak sandwich with fries.  LOTS of beef on this sandwich.  Washed down the sandwich with 3 pints of "Kilt Lifter" Scotch style ale.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Bosque North Brewey and Taproom

This weeks "old  geezers" lunch was at the Bosque North location in Bernalillio. This is the new headquarters of the brewery. It was a good turn-out (9 of us).

It was a pain to get to the brewery, with all of the construction along US 550.  From Rio Rancho, had to head East into Bernalillo, (across the river), make a "U"-turn and back West on US550, across the river, to the brewery.

The taproom has a limited menu.  To order food, walk over to the back of the room to order a pay for your food,  Different servers take your beer orders.  Kind of a crazy system - ending up with separate bills for beer and food.

I orders the Bosque Burger - "Kobe-style beef patty cooked to order, oatmeal stout and red chile bbq sauce, fried onions, bacon, and white cheddar on a kaiser roll,"  The side was french fries,  The burger is not-remarkable.

Had two pits of beer with lunch.  I started with a pint of Brewer's Boot Amber Ale.  A decent amber with usual alcohol content.  For the second pint, I tried their "Scotia Scotch Ale".  This beer is a little higher alcohol content, of 8%.  Both are pleasant tasting ales.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Another Lunch at Toltec Brewing

This was the 3rd visit to Toltec Brewing in Albuquerque's Cottonwood Mall area. Toltec has a special that is not on the menu - Chile-cheezeburger with a pint of beer for $9.  The special is offered Mon-Fri between noon and 2pm.

With such a deal, I opted for the special.  I just scraped most of the chile if the sandwich,  Those left just added enough "heat" in my burger.  Fries were good and crispy.

Washed down the burger with two pints if Toltec's Altbier, amber ale.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Billy's with Cousin Don

Last evening was another dinner and a couple pints of beer with my cousin Don.  Both of us tried a meal we had not had before at Billy's.  Don had the Indian Taco which I have liked.  I had the Shredded beef burrito plate.  The Burrita was ok, but still prefer their enchilada plate.

I wash down my meal with 3 pints of "Kilt Lifter" Scotish Ale frpm Four Peaks Brewing.  Don and I had a good conversation.  I was able to show him the projects I have worked with for my ham radio club.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Blue Grasshopper - Rio Rancho

August 1 Old Geezer lunch was back at the Blue Grasshopper in Rio Rancho.  All of us ordered pizza and beer.  The establishment did not have an amber ale on tap today.  I sampled 2 other beers and settled on the "Bone Chiller Brown" from Sierra Blanca.  This brown was an acceptable beer as a substitute of an Amber.

The Blue Grasshopper has a great meat lover's pizza.  I ordered the large (13") pizza.  That leaves me some leftover's tomorrow for lunch.  Ended up eating 5 of the 8 pieces at lunch.

Wednesday's are great days to have lunch at the Blue Grasshopper.   My pizza was $1 off because of "Happy Hour Wednesday".  Two pints of craft beer were $6 total!