Beer, a Burg and perhaps a Mustache

What’s that? Another post from Stew in less than 6 months?!? How can this be? We’ll it’s a new year and being timely is on the agenda! So here goes: my GF and I recently went to the Steam Haus Gastro Pub in Corona last weekend for a late lunch. It was kinda slow but the service, beer and food was great despite what Yelp reviewers had to say.

The list goes from right to left as noted above…

What can I say about the Delirium that hasn’t already been said. It’s good, it’s Belgian so there you have it. The Inland Empire Brewing Company Victoria is an American Strong Ale that comes in at a whopping 11%. Very citrusy, very hoppy and very strong, what can I say, it was great! Next up was the Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy. A good west coast IPA that wasn’t too strong, in at 6.5%. And last but not least in the flight was the Goose Island Mild Winter, American Mild Ale. I’ve never had anything from Goose Island before and this wasn’t overly strong but had a lot of flavor. Perfect to finish out the flight.

The MUSTACHE BURGER – Pat LaFrieda Beef* Patty with Portabella Mushroom Cap & a Horseradish Cream Sauce (not bad at $10 but no fries) And yes, we got some parmesan fries! And bacon mac n cheese!

More Info: (for those of you familiar with the area, it’s in the Dos Lagos shopping center across from Dos Lagos Golf Course).

The First Slide

2785 Cabot Road
Suite 110
Corona, CA 92883

That is all for now. Make the trek to Corona or if you’re in the neighborhood stop in, get a flight, a good burg and enjoy!

Cheers,Stew

Pere Jacques – Goose Island

Pere Jacques 2011Creamy, buttery, floral, very nice. Compliments of my Bro Cesar.

The Beer

Goose Island – Pere Jacques – Belgian Style Ale
8% ABV – 26 IBU

Brewer’s Notes:

Brewed with loads of malt and Belgian yeast, Pere Jacques is a wonderfully fruity, malty ale. Pere Jacques’ complex flavors stand shoulder to shoulder with the Belgian Dubbels enjoyed in the world’s finest beer bars. At the dining table it’s the perfect alternative to a glass of vintage port.

 

Goose Island – Matilda

Tom Waits “Tom Traubert’s Blues”

Wasted and wounded,
And it ain’t what the moon did,
I got what I paid for now.
See you tomorrow,
Hey Frank can I borrow
A couple of bucks from you
To go waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda,
You’ll go waltzing Matilda with me…


Goose Island - Matilda - Belgian Style AleI know that Beer Soaked Stew is our resident Belgian beer aficionado. So I thought I should give that style of brew a chance again… perhaps you’ll go Waltzing Matilda with me.

I’ve had a few Belgian style ales in the past, and it’s been a while. I recently read quite a few good things about Goose Island Beer and the awards they’ve won over the years, (and a not-so-flattering article about their acquisition by big beer). I’ve also been a long time fan of Tom Waits, and his soulful version of Waltzing Matilda, “Tom Traubert’s Blues” has always been one of my favorites. And he’s gotten both good and bad reviews over the years too. So when I saw Matilda on the shelf at one of my local beer stops, name recognition was the first thing that made me pick this one up. My expectations were high going in. What did I think of it? Keep reading.

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