Sunday, September 21, 2014
I was in New Orleans for a conference with a couple days tacked on for sightseeing and booze-drinking. I dragged hubby along for carousing purposes.
It was our last night and we were in our hotel lounge lamenting that would be leaving behind the French Quarter and - more importantly - hurricanes (the beverage, not the weather phenomena). I know it's not beer, but DAMN have you ever had one. Wowsers!
When suddenly before us appeared a man bearing a tray of beer samples. Free beer! That made me feel slightly better. Not about leaving NOLA, just better in general.
Better yet new-to-me beer from a new-to-me brewery! Weeeeeee!
David - I think his name was David. I asked him, like, three times but after a few hurricanes the details get fuzzy - was a representative of Covington Brewhouse distributing samples of Pontchartrain Pilsner. Just look at those hairy arms!! He let me have multiple samples . . . for research.
Pontchartrain Pilsner (5% ABV) is a clear, pale yellow with a smallish white head.
The aroma is gently malty.
The taste is fresh and clean. Lightly malty with a smidgen of hoppy bitterness. The finish is crisp.
The mouthfeel was light and pleasantly effervescent.
Pontchartrain Pilsner is a perfectly quaffable, easy drinking brew. It goes down cool and easy. I like it!