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September 28, 2009

Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA at Berry Park

Wow, I found this bar a little too late. Berry Park in Williamsburg offers a gigantic indoor bar in addition to an also-large rooftop seating area complete with its own bar (which you can see above)! This new-ish place is owned by the same folks that own Zum Schneider on Avenue A in Manhattan, so the German beers are quite well represented. Of course when I finally do find out about this place existing, its windy and cool. But hey, throw on a sweatshirt and its a great place to hit on a weekend afternoon.

As for the Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA, this Scottish brewery does it right with a good balance between bitter and malty. I'd qualify this as an excellent session beer despite its 6.1% ABV. It also seems as if having this on draught is a little bit less common than in bottle form (at least according to the BA reviews).