There has been a lot of excitement in town about a certain new business. It’s not surprising. A brewery? Downtown? It’s pretty much a no-brainer that we were all going to like the Findlay Brewing Company before they even opened their doors. And then when the first beer became available… True love. The reviews have been positive and the community has been hungry for more.
It was with all of these thoughts in mind that I entered Logan’s Irish Pub. A little nervous and a lot excited to be in Findlay’s Irish pub. I took my seat at the bar, next to the Leprechaun. I needed a friend in this adventure after all.
The bartender asked me what I’d like.
I announced, “I am here to try Findlay Brewing Company’s American Bitter.”
“Would you like a taste before I pour you a glass?”
I pondered this. This would be the safe route to take. And then I could still talk about it, but I could order another beer if I didn’t like this one. But no! This was a Findlay adventure, and this was beer! I’m committed!
“Pour me a glass!” I may have said it with too much excitement.
“16 or 20 ounce?” The bartender now had an amused look on her face.
“20 ounce, duh.” Go big or go home.
She perfectly poured the brew and then patiently waited for my review.
I took my first apprehensive sip, followed up by a longer gulp. I then declared, “We have a winner!”
This was a nice smooth beer. It goes down easy and can be quite refreshing on a hot day. The name “bitter” throws you off, but don’t be afraid. There is no puckering after taking a sip of this beer. It’s mild and yet could satisfy any beer lover.
Overall, I rate this a must-try. Not only are you supporting a terrific local company, but you are also getting something very tasty.
Findlay Brewing Company‘s American Bitter is currently available at Logan’s Irish Pub and Findlay’s Great Scot Community Market on Broad Street. FBC has promised another restaurant will have the brew on tap, as well as a grand opening of their own shop. Plus, a new brew is on the horizon. So basically, this is just the start of a wonderful Findlay business!