Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dogfish Head Craft Brews

We headed over to Morton's Seaport location last week to try out some Dogfish Head microbrews. Frankly, I had no idea that Dogfish Head has such an avid, loyal following. The event was sold out. All of the brews were expertly matched with cheeses and we also enjoyed some appetizers included the brand-new-to-the-menu salmon flatbread, which was incredible if you're a smoked salmon fan.

Some of our favorites were the malty 90 Minute IPA which Esquire Magazine reviewed as "the best IPA in America". The Raison D'Etre is a deep mahogany ale brewed with beet sugar, green raisins and Belgian yeast, a real mouthful of complex and interesting flavors. Perhaps our favorite was the Midas Touch which uses an ancient Turkish recipe using the original ingredients from 2700 year old drinking vessels recovered from the actual tomb of King Midas. It might seem gimmicky but it definitely works. It was like nothing I have ever tasted before. It's described as a cross between a beer and a mead (mulled wine) and having tasted authentic Irish mead at a castle visit there once I can tell you that that description is accurate.

Aside from the delicious brew samples I was also rather surprised to see Morton's Seaport location absolutely packed on a Tuesday night. The Seaport dining scene really seems to be catching on.

Morton's The Steakhouse
Two Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210
Telephone: 617.526.0410

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