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Revisit: 06/2009 IPA Fest underway, 30 IPAs rotating for the month of June. Keep your punchcard, buy 4 in a group, get 5th free. Selection has improved since Bob the beer guy took over here. Founders, 3 Floyds, Half Acre Daisy Cutter & Dreadnaught on tap. Good stuff!
Decided to check out Quencher's for lunch today, hadn't been in there for quite awhile. My choice meal was Frito pie and a Hamm's, purely for nostalgia's sake. The bill was a whopping $6.
To their credit, there's many other food options available, soup/salad, personal pizzas, sandwiches, all at affordable prices. Some of the pizzas sounded pretty creative from the menu list.
The daytime/after work atmosphere of Quencher's is pretty relaxed...a well worn L-shaped wooden bar, wood-lined cooler doors, several breweriana signs scattered around, and a huge chalkboard for the beers. One tv had msnbc on, and the bar conversation had a political flavor due to the current primary elections. In the side room, bands play nightly on a small stage, and there are cases full of vintage glassware on the walls. Glad to report the ratty couches of yesteryear have been removed. The crowd is mixed, you will get hipsters, tourists, and local barflies on any given night.
Selection wise, there are plenty of old standby imports from Belgium (Dupont, Orval, Abt. 12), Germany (Aventinus, Schlenkerla), and the UK (Sam Smith line). Plenty of US craft brew too, although nothing especially esoteric. I noticed Ommegang, L'Amalthee, and Lagunitas Gnarlywine on the small glass shelves above the bar. Yes, there are crappy lagers from about 40 other countries too. A tally on the bottom right board was at 266 bottles as of 1/08. The bartender was quick, and answered a couple of my beer questions. Your mileage may vary on a busy evening.
reviewed on: 2008-02-26 14:20:18