I took my talents to Lexington, KY for Fourth of July weekend to visit my peeps. Every time I come back to visit I always have a medical mishap (i.e. passing out for no reason what so ever), so I was scared of what might happen this time around. Despite the abort mission with a certain bacon flavored beverage, it was good times as usual.
The Place: Malone’s Steakhouse Lexington, KY
The Peeps: Jen R., Jacob R., Tina R., Jordan, Brandon, with special guest Logan F.
The Beer:# 103 Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale (ABV 8.19%)
Malone’s was amazing as always. It’s hands down one of my favorite restaurants.
The Place: Marikka’s Lexington, KY
The Peeps: Jen R., JordanW., Brandon W.
The Beers: # 104 Kalnapilis Litholania Lager Beer (ABV 5.0%)
# 105 Saku Rock Star (ABV 5.3%)
# 106 Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen Bamberg (ABV 5.2%)
I’m not going to lie, from the outside Marikka’s does not look “ethnic friendly” if you know what I mean. The bouncer assured me that I wouldn’t get lynched. Apparently he was right… or maybe I’m typing from the grave.
#104 Kalnapilis Lager Beer (ABV 5.0%)
I was scared and surprised when it came out in the huge 16 oz instead the typical 8 ouncer. Crisp flavor of hops and light citrus with a little tangy after taste. It wasn’t bad, it wasn’t great, but it was much better than I expected to be. Slight Side Thumb.
#105 Saku Rock Star (ABV 5.3%)
#106 Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen Bamberg (ABV 5.2%)
This was my first (and probably the last) smoked beer. I didn’t know they existed until I tried this one. It was like drinking a BLT. Seriously, it was like someone brewed bread, bacon, lettuce and tomato and bottle it. Interesting first couple of sips, but it started to taste gross after drinking for a while. I was quick to give this a side thumb based off the first sips, because of the unique flavor. If I would have waited a little while longer I would have given it a thumb down. I had to push the eject button when I got back to Jen’s that night.
Marikka’s was interesting to say the least. The beer selection was out of control! There was a volleyball court in the back and they played a assortment of Wu-Tang songs.
High Fives and Shouts Outs
- The random guy we met wearing a “Vote for Ron Paul” t-shirt and glasses with yellow lenses. His only purpose for voting for Ron Paul is because he wants to legalize weed.
- Logan for doing push-ups at Malone’s after we had to bribe him with money.
Thumbs Downs and WTFs
- To the people at Marikka’s that bought Bud Lights. There were a gajillion of beers to chose from and you chose that? C’mon son!