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I recently found this small bar in Springdale Ar.
The pictures are from my most recent and second visit. It’s a true neighborhood bar, on my second visit I met the owner Buck who greeted everyone that walked in by name.
Only 12 taps, 11 running on my last visit, but all fine Ar craft brews.
This is the kind of place I wish I lived a little closer too, I want to move close just so I could walk to this nice little bar.
Buck knew everyone that walked in and was quick to greet and serve them. He didn’t know me, but I was greeted and served promptly, he then introduced himself.
I’m a craft beer guy, and unfortunately most craft beer pubs/bars have relinquished service in favor of pretentiousness. It’s incredibly refreshing to find a gem like the Emma Ave Bar & Tap.
Boulevard American Kolsch, 4.6% 18 IBU’s. I just found this fine American Kolsch for only $7.97 a six pack cans. I drank 3 of these yesterday, because although it was Feb.10, it was 75 and perfect weather for this crisp, clean and brilliantly refreshing brew.
Springfield Mo has a new craft brewery in downtown Springfield, Lost Signal.
They had 4 brews on tap, an English Brown, an Irish Red, an Amber and a Pale Ale plus the English Brown on cask.
As you can see, it pours beautifully, dark brown with slight ruby hints and a creamy tan head, it was absolutely exquisite.
Most of the brews hang around session strength with the Pale being the exception at 5.6%.
That’s the 4 beer sampler, the English Brown, Irish red,Amber and Pale.
All were very enjoyable and despite it being opening night, the service was spot on, relatively quick, friendly and knowledgeable.
I’m told other brews are in the works, but they wanted to get open so they opened with what they had.
In a craft beer world where the current trends are to throw everything but the kitchen sink in the beer, it’s refreshing to find a brewery like this, making quality beer, classic styles loaded with flavor with 3 out of four hovering at session strength. The Amber is 4.1%, the Brown & Irish Red @ 3.5% and the Pale @ 5.6%.
I don’t have a picture, but I picked up some food to go, BBQ pulled pork with hand cut fries and once again, even though it was their opening I couldn’t find a flaw.
Show-Me Brewing “Pepper In The Rye”, a rye ale brewed with garden jalapenos, as the board says, 5.5% 39 IBU’s.
WOW! It’s aromatically enticing, fresh jalapeno, a hint of honey, just wow.
Flavors of sweet honey malt, fresh jalapeno and just goodness! Dang, I love this beer, loads of jalapeno flavor with minimal heat.
A couple of beers to add as we end the month of Feb., the first being O’Shea’s Traditional Irish Stout, found at Aldi’s and brewed by Carlow(O’Hara’s), I think it’s 4.3% 40 IBU’s. It was only $5.96 for a 4 pack of 11.2 oz bottles.
She pours beautifully, jet back with a creamy tan head.
Aromatically enticing with rich roasted barley early on met with notes of medium roasted coffee, just a hint of 70% dark chocolate and accented by a touch of anise.
Much like the aroma, early flavors of deep, rich roasted barley, medium roast coffee, a hint of 70% dark chocolate with accents of anise in the finish.
A nice dry stout and incredibly affordable at that, I will surely buy this again!
Well, let’s finish off February 2017 with one from one of my favorite breweries from their Backyard series: Blood Orange Saison, 5.5% 27 IBU’s.
Bright & crisp, delightfully fruity, amazingly refreshing with a hint of spice, a perfect BBQ or picnic spring/summer brew.
Lots of blood orange, you may also get flavors of grapefruit & tangerine, I picked up a hint of lime zest in the finish and the feeling of nutmeg and clove and the spice end.