A Quick Word:
Two of my friends arrived in the city late Friday night and we knew Saturday would be a perfect day for day drinking. We decided on Haymarket Pub & Brewery to enjoy a couple of drinks while sitting on their outdoor patio. The service was excellent and the variety of beers was extensive. They offer several sizes which allows customers to try a variety of beers without dipping too deep into their wallets or losing their minds. I haven't had the food yet, but from the beers and service, I am confident with a 3.5 mile rating. I hope the food will bump this bar even higher!
Disclaimer: I just started to learn more about beers and still do not consider myself adequate at rating them or describing them. I certainly tried, but like all my other posts, these thoughts are just my opinions!
What I Drank:
3 - 4oz. Sampler
After arriving at Haymarket, I noticed they had a huge selection of IPAs and wheat ales. These were great for summer drinking and where else would be better to drink than the outdoor street patio. I ordered several of the 4oz. samplers to give more of their beers a chance. (Described from L to R)
Unfortunately, I forgot the first beer I chose. I know it was Haymarket's try at a Hefewiezen which is also a wheat beer. It was crisp and I believe had some lemon flavors that shined through. I probably would prefer the other two over this beer.
A Mash Made in Heaven VI - White Peach Wit. This beer is a belgium style wheat ale that reminded me of a blue moon but even lighter. Rather than just an orange flavor, a few peach notes were tasted by both myself and my friends. It was lighter and sweeter than expected and an incredible beer for the summer.
Mathias Imperial I.P.A. was a higher alcohol content beer at 10%. It is extremely hoppy, but does have a few citrus notes that made it a little more palatable. I am starting to love the hoppiness of I.P.A.s, but my friends weren't big fans.
- Do come for sports games. They have plenty of TVs and lots of seating both indoor and out!
- Don't drink bottled beers or other draft... stick with Haymarket's brand!
How far would I walk for this beer?