To your left, line cook Danny Ramirez prepares today’s lunch soup special, spiced pumpkin soup (6,) cooked with a pozole-style spice mix of cinnamon, cumin, and chili flake. To your right on our beer menu, an almost entire column of new brews,
12 10 in all including Post Road Pumpkin Ale on draught, in the spirit of Oktoberfest, Bavaria, Germany’s famous annual celebration of beer currently under way. In the old continent, the largest festival in the world is attended by more than 5 million every year. Oktoberfest @mgfd_mia? You will have an easier time shimmying up to our bar for these puppies, but just as fun drinking them. Full list with descriptions below:
Brooklyn Tap Post Road Pumpkin Ale 6
Hundreds of pounds of pumpkins are blended into the mash of each batch with the malt. Creating a beer with orange amber color, warm, subtle pumpkin aroma, biscuity malt center and crisp finish.
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, (7%), Milton, DE 8
A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, organic brown sugar and spices.
Blue Point Oktoberfest, (5.5%), Long Island, NY 6
Pours a clean orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. Aroma is earthy and somewhat barnyard like. A smooth and medium bodied brew with a small dry earth in the aftertaste. Dry and smooth.
Red Brick Oktoberfest, (5.7%), Atlanta, GA 6
Nose of light caramel and some vienna malts with a slightly toasted character. Flavor is sweeter than the light pour and nose might suggest and yet offers a somewhat dry finish. Bit of caramel and bread carry through yet don’t offer a rich complexity as the sweetness is simple and fleeting.
Southern Tier Special Harvest Ale, (6.7%), Lakewood, NY 6
A classic English style Extra Special Bitter of the highest order. Deep ruby in color with an even deeper hop flavor… This beer has real hop character that mingles with fresh malted barley.
Magic Hat Hex Ourtoberfest, (5.4%), Burlington, VT 6
A malty amber ale with hints of toffee and caramel and a slightly smoky finish.
Red Brick Laughing Skull Amber Ale, (5.7%), Atlanta, GA 5
Laughing Skull is a full-flavored Amber Ale with a crisp, clean finish. Medium body, moderate hop aroma, light roasted malt flavor.
Cigar City Good Gourd Ale, 750 ml, (8.5%), Tampa, FL 18
Pours orange in color with notes of buttered pie crust, roasted pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spices. Medium bodied with flavors of caramel and roasted pumpkin notes and an underpinning of floral hop bitterness that leads into a harmonious blend of pumpkin pie spice and finishes with drying alcohol heat that creates a balance with caramel in the finish.
Rogue Brewery, Maierfest Lager, 22 oz., (5.6%), Newport, OR 14
Rogue brewer John Maier (hence Maierfest) Maierfest is dark gold in color with a solid off-white foam stand. It has a rich German malt aroma and a very distinct and complex maltness with a dry finish.
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA, 22 oz., (10%), Denver, CO 14
Hoppier, maltier and with more alcohol than a standard IPA, brash but creamy, Hercules pours a deep orange-coppery color, forming substantial lace in the glass. Hercules Double IPA delivers a huge amount of piney, floral, and citrusy hop aroma and flavor from start to finish. A hefty backbone of nutty, toffee-like malt character balances Hercules’ aggressive, punchy hop profile.