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Porter-Stout Week


I interrupt this Wine Wednesday to bring you…

Porter-Stout Week

at Pizza Lucé in Richfield!

We were so lucky when our friend Shondra directed us to the Pizza Lucé Richfield Facebook Page which announced the release of several ethereal porters and stouts on tap for this entire week!

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Some of these include:

  • Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter (CO)
  • Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout (NY)
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (IL)
  • Founders Imperial Stout (MI)
  • Fulton Worthy Adversary Russian Imperial Stout (MN)
  • Southern Tier Crème Brûlée Stout (NY)
  • Bells Hopslam Double IPA  (MI)
  • Surly Abrasive Double IPA (MN)

Okay, so those last two are not porters, nor stouts, but they are worthy of recognition for being tapped in their own right! And I love how there are some local beers included on the menu, too.

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Nearly all of these have high ABVs, so they’ll only be served up as 10 oz pours. You’ll be grateful if you want to try more than one!

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What’s more is that Shondra reminded us that every Tuesday the Pizza Lucé in Richfield offers all of their tap beers for $3 all night long! And that didn’t change at all for this special event. Beers that we might pay $6 to $10 for elsewhere were just three bucks. We were pleased.

I ordered me a plate of appetizer meatballs (half-price during Happy Hour):

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Meatball Appetizer
Five meatballs or veggieballs topped with mozzarella cheese and baked in a homemade sauce made from organic tomatoes, fresh garlic, Italian herbs, roasted red peppers and red wine. Served with garlic toast. – $7.59

Since it was a school night and couldn’t have a glass of every beer, I had to choose my beer wisely. I started with the Southern Tier Crème Brûlée Stout since I adore it so and it is hard to find in a bottle, let alone on tap. But I quickly learned why I prefer that as an after-dinner dessert beer. It was a little sweet to pair with the meatballs. I’ve been known to order ports and stouts as dessert.

I decided on just one more beer: the Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Generally, I like to support the locals. But it’s the only beer on the menu I hadn’t had. And I am really in a bourbon barrel beer phase.

One sip and I was in heaven.

You can find these beers (well, not for $3, but still not badly priced) at Pizza Luce in Richfield all week. On Thursday, they’ll have live music along with a very limited tapping of a firkin of Fulton Worthy Adversary.

What’s the best special/happy hour where you live?