Usually when I drink beer, I'm at a place where I eat a really greasy burger with fries and then eat and drink it all in happiness only to transform into a blob for the rest of the night. Not the case this past Friday. I went to Chilly Water Brewing Co. instead, a tasty little microbrewery in Fountain Square where they serve pita and hummus apps and fresh paninis on the daily. Now don't get me wrong, I know paninis aren't like the epitome of health, but for some reason this sandwich did not make me feel terrible at the end of the day. And whatever bread they're using there, well, they're doing it right. It forms this perfect crunch from the press but is chewy on the inside, the way bread should be in a panini. I got a cuban, with ham, swiss, and mustard and pickles (!!!) on the side. For some reason I'm just in a mustard mood lately, first with the corned beef, then the omelette on my birthday, and now this. Not mad about it at alllllll.
And the beer! Perfect for a "chilly" day (hardee har har, but really it was chilly that day). I got the Ventura Highway California Common, which wasn't quite a wheat beer but it wasn't an IPA or pale ale... I think it was more like an amber ale? I need my beer savvy friends with me when I do these things, because alls I know is that it tasted good and not too hoppy. Andrew got a Domino Irish Stout that was a nitro beer. The lady explained it to me and I'll try my best to explain, but basically it's pushed through nitrogen rather than regular carbonation so the taste isn't as bubbly and it's smoother? I guess? I'm not the biggest stout fan but when I tried his, I had to say it was pretty decent. Next time I'll opt for a flight so that I can try a whole bunch more! Check out Chilly Water Brewing Co. if you ever have the chance - and text me when you do because I'd love to join!