Friday, July 08, 2005

an evening at the Rural Brewery

Ah, to be 21 again. That’s what I sighed as I dragged myself out of bed this morning. How in the heck I went out on “school nights” during college and still managed to make it to class in the mornings, I’ll never know, but this DIVA seems to have lost some of her spunk!

Ari’s Flyboy Bart was in town last night, so he, Ari, Tom, Sally, Angela, and myself met up at McCreary’s Irish Pub in Franklin. It’s one of those places that we all had all heard of but never been to- well, all of us except Bart-the-Texan. We had a blast running everybody else out of the restaurant with our boisterous conversation, ordering beers with quirky names like “Holy Grail Ale,” “Hobgoblin,” and “Waggledance” (With that last one you had to waggle from side to side after taking a drink.) and then reading the description or history of the beer on the bottle. One that Tom ordered- a double chocolate Stout or something- had an ellipsis on the can’s description! Something to the effect of, “pour the contents into a glass and wait… then enjoy the rich, smooth chocolaty taste.” Who puts an ellipsis on a can of beer, honestly? A few others:

Woodchuck: on tap- I thought I’d died and gone to heaven!

The Skullsplitter: a beer that Bart ordered with the picture of a Scottish Viking man on the label. “He looks like a man’s man,” he said, “but he also looks kind of gay.” Angela’s response: “well, if he’s a man’s man, than he Would be gay.”

Blue Moon: you drink this with an orange or lemon garnish (think Corona with lime), and we sang every Blue Moon rendition we could think of (“Wasn’t this song out when you were little, Bart?”)

And the best???

The Hebrew Messiah: With a name like that, it has to be ordered! We joked that you could order it, but no one knew when it would actually be available. Who knew there Was such a thing as a Hebrew Messiah? So Melissa, our good-natured waitress, came to the table after Bart put in his order and said, “the Hebrew Messiah won’t be available for another thousand years- you’ll have to order something else.” Pure classic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yo...blank up. ~ari