Happy to say I completed my week of barrel aged beers at Town Hall. Over the years, I've always pined for the nights missed during special tapping weeks. Reflecting on the week, I've made a couple of conclusions.
First, Town Hall is spectacular. The fact that they are able to produce and tap this many cool beers in a week is a great benefit to the beer drinking community of the Twin Cities. In a discussion with Hoops a while back, I mentioned that I had gone on a recent beer trip and had been disappointed with the brewpubs I had visited. I kept saying to myself "Not bad, but it's not Town Hall." So the week was a reconfirmation of my love and dedication to what I consider to be my local pub.
Second, I don't think I need to go every night of a special week in the future. I did enjoy going to each tapping, but I'm exhausted even though I was on spring break. This is mostly a logistical issue because I live about a 25 minutes from Town Hall, assuming there's no traffic. Or, maybe I'm too old to going out drinking every night (though I didn't do that when I was young either). In the future, I'll return to my pick and choose method of prioritizing what looks best and hope to catch a beer or two leftover. Maybe this experience will result in an unexpected mental health benefit because I will hopefully not pine as much for days and beers missed in the future.
Here's the week linked in review.
Day 1 Buffalo Bock
Day 2 Wee Jack
Day 3 Twisted Jim
Day 4 Tumaltuous Rare
Day 5 Barrel Monkey
Day 6 Czar Jack