- Belly Up Blonde Ale - I'm not always a fan of light beers, but this one was tasty. It was mild and smooth without feeling like it lacked flavor. It had moderate notes of citrus and fruit with a spicy finish. I also really liked the logo for this one (It's a sea otter holding a beer!)
- Ford Ord Wheat - An average wheat beer that had a hoppier finish than I was expecting. For some reasons, this beer was super carbonated and I got real burp-y while drinking it.
- Inclusion Amber Ale - I liked this one a lot. It had a nice oak taste to it and a good amount of hoppiness.
- Legend of Laguna IPA - I'm usually a big fan of IPAs, but this particular one didn't satisfy. I'm not sure if it was the fact that I enjoyed the lighter beers so much, but this one felt really hoppy. It had a little too much citrus and an aftertaste that wouldn't quit. Sarah ended up bailing on her taster (I finished it, of course, because of chivalry).
- Stout Resistance - A good stout with more of a mocha quality to it. Good way to end the flight.
However, the deficiencies of the fish tacos were more than atoned for by the standout dish of the day - the Reuben sandwich. Over the last several years, this has become m favorite sandwich, and while there's not much variance in the ingredients, the proportion of each item can make or break the sandwich. Listed here are all the things Peter B's did right:
- Russian dressing (yes, Thousand Island is acceptable, but Russian dressing is always better)
- A lot of corned beef
- A moderate to light amount of sauerkraut
- A light amount of cheese
This is the recipe folks. Reubens with too much sauerkraut or too little meat or too much cheese are all imitations of the real thing, but this sandwich was the real McCoy. I tip my cap to you Peter B's.
On the whole, we left feeling very happy and very much in love. And also slightly tipsy.