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BOTTLED BEER





DO YOU LOVE BEER?



We do at Harpo's, and we want you to continue to be aquainted with this fascinating world. All over the world, there's a booming interest in specialty beers and we are aware of this appreciation.

When it comes to wine, everyone knows that the nations with the ripest grapes are the warm, southern, lands of Europe: the Iberian Peninsula, France and Italy. Immediately to the north are the cooler, grain-growing, beer countries: the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic. Those are the nations that have shaped the beers of today. There is such a fuss made about wine, while beer, is rarely given the respect it deserves.

The new beer-drinkers embrace every age and occupation. The notion of drinking less but tasting more accords with concerns over health, weight and the need to drive. There has been a quiet revolution in the appreciation of beer.

Harpo's bottled beer selections reflect our spin on the constantly evolving world of beer. We serve over 100 different beers and styles from all over the globe with distinctive and intense tastes. Fifteen hundred small new breweries have opened in the last two decades. As more breweries open and more beers are introduced to new markets, consumers may feel overwhelmed. Understanding beer starts with understanding style.

One day you might find yourself enjoying a beer, when all of a sudden you begin to have an opinion on your selection. From there, you might decide to discuss it with others or take some notes. But, before you do: stop, think and drink! Although taste is very subjective, there are ways to compose your thoughts and remain as objective as possible.

Below, there are five categories to evaluating a beer with your review, plus a short guide with different beer styles, followed by Harpo's bottled beer selections with descriptions.

As you will see, Harpo's definitely gives beer the respect it deserves.

Appearance - Note the beer's color, carbonation, head and its retention. Is it clear or cloudy? Does it look lackluster and dull or alive and inviting?

Smell - Bring the beer to your nose. Note the beer's aromatic qualities. Malts: sweet, roasty, smoky, toasty, chocolaty, nutty, caramelly, biscuity? Hops: dank / resiny, herbal, perfumy, spicy, leafy, grassy, floral, piney, citrusy? Yeast will also create aromas. You might get fruity or flowery aromas (esters) from ales and very clean aromas from lagers, which will allow the malt and hop subtleties to pull through.

Taste - Take a deep sip of the beer. Note any flavors, or interpretations of flavors, that you might discover. The descriptions will be similar to what you smell. Is the beer built-well? Is there a balance between the ingredients? Was the beer brewed with a specific dominance of character in mind? How does it fit the style?

Mouthfeel - Take another sip and let it wander. Note how the beer feels on the palate and its body. Light, heavy, chewy, thin / watery, smooth or coarse? Was the beer flat, over-carbonated?

Drinkability - The beer's overall ease of consumption and your overall impression of the beer. Would you have another?

Cheers to good tasting!

Eddie Allman
Harpo's Sports Cafe



LEARNING ABOUT BEER STYLES



Lager: Two different types of yeast can be used to create alcohol. Bottom-fermenting yeast that ferments slowly at a low temperature creates a smoother, mellower beer. Lager beers are light in color, high in carbonation and tend to be less alcoholic than ales. Lagers are best served chilled (about 48 °F/9 °C).

Ale: The other type of yeast rises to the top during fermentation. It also ferments more rapidly and at a higher temperature, resulting in a more aromatic and fruity product. Real ale is produced using traditional methods, without pasteurization. Compared to lagers, ales have a lower amount of carbonation and should be served at a warmer temperature (54-56 °F/12-13 °C). Strong ales should be served at room temperature.

Amber: Malty, hoppy beers have a rich golden color. They can be ales or lagers and tend to be fuller bodied due to the addition of specialty grains.

Bitter: Highly hopped for a more dry and aromatic beer, bitter is pale in color but strong in alcohol content. It's popular in British pubs.

Dark Beer: Beer becomes darker when the barley is kilned for a longer period of time. This also creates richer, deeper flavors from the roasted grain.

Fruit Beer: Fruit may be added either during the primary fermentation or later. Fruit beer is usually made with berries, although other fruits can be used.

India Pale Ale: The name is often shortened to IPA. This ale was originally brewed in England for export to India. The large quantities of hops added were intended as a preservative and to mask potential off-flavors that might develop during the long voyage.

Mild Beer: Developed as a sweeter and cheaper alternative to dark ales and porters. Mild beer was a popular beer in the mid-nineteenth century but has all but disappeared in most pubs.

Pilsner: This is the term for the classic lager originally developed in Czechoslovakia, a pale, golden-hued, light beer after which many mass-produced American beers are modeled. Pilsners should be served very cold (43 °F/6 °C).

Porter: Very bitter, very dark, this beer was developed in England as a "nourishing" drink for manual laborers such as porters.

Stout: Very dark and heavy, with roasted unmalted barley and, often, caramel malt or sugar, stout was invented by Guinness as a variation on the traditional porter. Serve Guinness at a cool temperature (41-43 °F/5-6 °C).

Wheat Beer (Weizen): Malted wheat, in addition to barley, is used for this German style beer. Wheat beers were drunk prior to Prohibition and are experiencing a rebirth in the U.S. American wheat beers are markedly different from their German predecessors, which are "spicier."

Belgium White: Belgian white ales are very pale in color and are brewed using unmalted wheat and malted barley andare spiced with coriander and orange peel. Coriander and light orange peel aroma should be perceived. These beers are traditionally bottle conditioned and served cloudy. An unfiltered nearly opaque haze should be part of the appearance. The style is further characterized by the use of noble-type hops to achieve a low hop bitterness and little to no apparent hop flavor. This beer has low to medium body, no diacetyl, and a low to medium fruity-ester level.

Munich Dunkel: An old friend of Bavaria, Munich Dunkels are smooth, rich and complex, but without being heady or heavy. They boast brilliant ruby hues from the large amounts of Munich malts used, and these malts also lend a fuller-bodied beer. The decoction brewing process also lends much depth and richness. Bitterness is often moderate, with just enough to balance out any sweetness. Hop varieties used tend to be of the German noble varieties, like: Tetnang and Hallertau.

American Pale Ale: Of British origin, this style is now popular worldwide and the use of local ingredients, or imported, produces variances in character from region to region. Generally, expect a good balance of malt and hops. Fruity esters and diacetyl can vary from none to moderate, and bitterness can range from lightly floral to pungent. American versions tend to be cleaner and hoppier, while British tend to be more malty, buttery, aromatic and balanced.

Weizenbock: A more powerful Dunkel Weizen (of "bock strength"), with a pronounced estery alcohol character, perhaps some spiciness from this, and bolder and more complex malt characters of dark fruits.

Imperial Stout: Dark copper to very black, imperial stouts typically have a high alcohol content. The extremely rich malty flavor and aroma are balanced with assertive hopping and fruity-ester characteristics. Bitterness can be moderate and balanced with the malt character or very high in the darker versions. Roasted malt astringency and bitterness can be moderately perceived but should not overwhelm the overall character. Hop aroma can be subtle to overwhelmingly hop-floral, -citrus or -herbal. Diacetyl (butterscotch) levels should be very low. This style may be subcategorized into black and quite robust “American” versions.

Red Ale: Primarily a catch all for any beer less than a Dark Ale in color, ranging from amber (duh) to deep red hues. This style of beer tends to focus on the malts, but hop character can range from low to high. Expect a balanced beer, with toasted malt characters and a light fruitiness in most examples. The range can run from a basic ale, to American brewers who brew faux-Oktoberfest style beers that are actually ales instead of lagers.

Oatmeal Stout: These are generally medium to full bodied stouts that have an unreal smoothness to them from the addition of oats to the mash. The oats not only add a lot of smoothness to the mouth feel but give a touch of sweetness that is unlike any other type of stout. Both levels of roasted flavor and hop character will vary.

English Brown Ale: Spawned from the Mild Ale, Brown Ales tend to be maltier and sweeter on the palate, with a fuller body. Color can range from reddish brown to dark brown. Some versions will lean towards fruity esters, while others tend to be drier with nutty characters. All seem to have a low hop aroma and bitterness.

Dortmunder Style: Made popular in the 19th century in Dortmunder, Germany, these pale golden lagers exhibit a classic clean character with notes of biscuity malts. Bitterness is akin to a German Pilsner with an aromatic aroma. Mouthfeel is firm and even, with an overall dry tone. Good with salads, fish, or chicken. Served at 8-9°C (48°F). Elsewhere the term means simply "premium." A style indigenous to the Dortmund industrial region, Dortmunder has been on the decline in Germany in recent years.

Belgian: Belgian beer comprises the most varied and numerous collection of beers in the world. Belgian beer-brewing's origins go back to the Middle-Ages, when monasteries began producing beers. Naturally, Belgians claim that theirs are the best beers in the world. There remain 115 breweries in the country, producing about 500 standard beers.There are many fine beers throughout the world, and most of them tend to be brewed in Belgium. These days, Belgian beers are sold in brown (or sometimes dark green) tinted glass bottles (to avoid negative effects of light on the beverage) and sealed with a cork, a metal crown cap, or sometimes both. Some beers are refermented (subjected to a final fermentation phase) in the bottle. These are often labeled "bottle-conditioned." To fully appreciate the wide variety of tastes in Belgian beers, each beer should be served at its "ideal" temperature (which is usually in the range of cellar temperature: 8–15°C or 46–59°F) and in an appropriate glass. The vast majority of Belgian beers are sold only in bottles.

Trappist: Trappist beer is brewed by Trappist monks, members of the Cistercian order. Trappist is a licensed term, and currently only six breweries in the world may legally produce Trappist beers. All six of them are Belgian. A member of the main branch of Cistercian monks, characterized by austerity and a vow of silence, established in 1664 at La Trappe Monastery in northwest France. Under the current agreement a Trappist beer must be brewed within the grounds of a Cistercian abbey of the Trappist order. Trappist breweries are every bit as commercially adept as regular breweries. The difference is that the profits from the brewing operations goes to keeping up the abbeys and to other good causes, rather than to corporate or individual shareholders. And monks of the Cistercian Order also hold sway over major decisions, rather like the holders of a "golden share". To use the name and the "Authentic Trappist Product" logo, the rules of the International Trappist Association must be observed: -The product must be made within the walls of a Trappist abbey. -The product must be made by or under the supervision of the monastery community. -The largest part of the profit must be spent on social work.

Tripel: Tripels are often characterized by a complex, spicy, phenolic flavor. The Belgian Tripel (pronounced 'triple') is a deceivingly strong style of beer. The name refers to the triple fermentation process used during brewing, which is accomplished by adding yeast (often of different varieties) three times during the brewing process, and leaving the resulting brew unfiltered. Tripels are, given their malt content, light-bodied beers, and are generally golden in color, with a light, effervescent body. The general taste of this style is along the lines of the aroma: spicy, fruity, and alcohol flavors bound together by balanced levels of malt and hops.This style was originated at the Trappist monastery at Westmalle. .Westmalle is a Belgian trappist brewery located in the abbey of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van het Heilig Hart ("Our Lady of the Sacred Heart") in Westmalle, Belgium.The abbey was founded in 1794 but was not trappist until April 22, 1836. The first beer was served on December 10 of the same year. The monks first sold their beer locally in 1856, and began to sell it to traders in 1921. The brewery was remodeled in 1991.The monks brew three beers, but only two of them are sold — the dubbel and tripel. The Westmalle Extra is only to be drunk inside the monastery by the monks and their guests.

Hefe Wiezen: A south German style of wheat beer (weissbier) made with a typical ratio of 50:50, or even higher, wheat. A yeast that produces a unique phenolic flavors of banana and cloves with an often dry and tart edge, some spiciness, bubblegum or notes of apples. Little hop bitterness, and a moderate level of alcohol. The "Hefe" prefix means "with yeast", hence the beers unfiltered and cloudy appearance. Poured into a traditional Weizen glass, the Hefeweizen can be one sexy looking beer. Often served with a lemon wedge, to either cut the wheat or yeast edge, which many either find to be a flavorful snap ... or an insult and something that damages the beer's taste and head retention.



Alpha King



 (available at Brookgate location)



Amstel Light



 (available at Brookgate location)
Origin: Holland**Style: Light Lager**The beer drinkers light beer Amstel Light is the #1 imported light beer in the United States. It features a unique selection of raw materials and an intensive fermenting process. The result is a special light beer and has approximately 35% fewer calories than regular lager beer - but is every bit as refreshing. **ABV 3.5%**Food Pairings: Cuisine (Barbecue, Curried, Indian, Latin American, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Pan Asian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern) [ ? ]



Bavaria



 (available at Brookgate location)



Belhaven



 (available at Brookgate location)



Bell's Amber



 (available at Brookgate location)



Bell's Oberon



 (available at Brookgate location)



Blithering Idiot



 (available at Brookgate location)



Caguama San Salvador



 (available at Brookgate location)



Carib



 (available at Brookgate location)



Carlsberg



 (available at Brookgate location)



Celis Grand Cru



 (available at Brookgate location)



Censored Ale



 (available at Brookgate location)



Chimay White



 (available at Brookgate location)



Coors Light



Origin: Colorado**Style: Light Lager**NOT IN BEER CLUB**Coors Light is a premium light beer with 102 calories per 12-ounce serving. **ABV 4.2%**Food Pairings: Cuisine (Barbecue, Curried, Indian, Latin American, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Pan Asian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern) [ ? ]



Corona Extra



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Mexico**Style: Lager**Corona Extra is the number-one selling beer in Mexico and the leading export brand from Mexico. This pilsener type beer was first brewed in 1925 by Cervecería Modelo, located in Mexico City. **ABV 4.6%**Food Pairings: Cuisine (Barbecue, Indian, Latin American, Thai, Pan Asian) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack) Meat (Shellfish) [ ? ]



Corona Light



 (available at Brookgate location)



Czechvar



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Czech Republic**Style: Lager**A bright golden beer of pronounced hoppy bouquet, traditional mild to medium bitterness, and a gentle, slightly coarse character. Czechvar has a medium, yet robust body, and finishes with a light, enjoyable hoppiness. **ABV 5.0%**Food Pairings:



Dinkel Acker Cd-Pils



 (available at Brookgate location)



Dinkel Acker Dark



 (available at Brookgate location)



Doggie Style Pale Ale



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Colorado**Style: Pale Ale**The nose is extremely hoppy and citrusy, with a touch of sweetness. On the palate it is extremely hoppy and lemony. The lemon character is tangy and slightly tart, but the hoppiness imparts an overpowering bitterness, with a somewhat overstewed flavour creeping in towards the finish. Aftertaste is predictably bitter and hoppy, but also slightly metallic. Although quite refreshing and drinkable, this is massively unbalanced by too much hop and not enough malt. **ABV 5.32%**Food Pairings: Cuisine (Pan Asian) General (Salad) Meat (Poultry) [ ? ]



Duvel



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Belgium**Style: Pale Ale**Hints of apple skin (juicy fruit), clean alcohol and a slight yeast bite in the aroma. Taste & Mouthfeel: Clean pale malt flavour throughout. Three big flashes of yeast, hop bitterness and alcohol hit the palate. Big cleansing crispness makes you want an other sip. A tad juicy in the middle, with a big warming alcohol landing middle to end. Mild medicinal phenols peak in the middle and nearly vanish as the alcohol takes over. **ABV 8.5%**Food Pairings: General (Apéritif, Digestive) Meat (Game, Salmon) [ ? ]



Fuel Cafe Coffee Stout



 (available at Brookgate location)



Gaffel Kolsch



 (available at Brookgate location)



Goose Island Oatmeal Stout



 (available at Brookgate location)



Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Ohio**Style: American Porter**A complex, roasty porter with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and a bold hop presence. **ABV 5.8%**Food Pairings: Cuisine (Barbecue) Cheese (buttery; Brie, Gouda, Havarti, Swiss) General (Chocolate, Dessert) Meat (Beef, Smoked Meat, Grilled Meat) [ ? ]



Great Lakes Eliot Ness



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Ohio**Style: Amber Lager**An amber lager with rich, fragrant malt flavors that are balanced with crisp, noble hops. **ABV 6.2%**Food Pairings: Cuisine (Latin American, German) Meat (Pork, Poultry) [ ? ]



Great Lakes Holy Moses



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Ohio**Style: Belgium White Ale**A Belgian Wit Ale spiced with orange peel, chamomile and coriander. **ABV 5.4%**Food Pairings: Mild seafood, salads and spiced/herbed dishes.



Hazed and Infused



 (available at Brookgate location)



Heineken



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Holland**Style: Lager**The reddish golden color formed a nice head with a grainy bouquet, and aroma of wheat, tangerines and cider. Light bodied, it had a nice balance of malt over bitter which rounded out with a slight vanilla, apple and hazelnut flavor. The finish was very clean with a nice vanilla and almost lemony lingering. **ABV 5.0%**Food Pairings: Meat (Poultry, Fish, Shellfish) [ ? ]



Heineken Light



 (available at Brookgate location)



Hollande 1620



 (available at Brookgate location)



Hue



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Vietnam**Style: Macro Lager HUE BEER: is well known through the export market in USA and is now available in 23 states. Only 2 months after the US embargo was lifted in April 1994, the first shipment of HUE BEER was sent to USA. Hue Beer in 355ml bottles is packed in boxes of six bottles each, which are convenient for the consumers. The trademark of Hue beer has been registered in USA. **ABV 4.8%**



Jack Whacker Wheat



 (available at Brookgate location)



James Boag



 (available at Brookgate location)



Lindemans Pomme



 (available at Brookgate location)



Lion Lager



 (available at Brookgate location)



Loooking Glass Mojo



 (available at Brookgate location)



Mike's Hard Lemonade



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Canada**Style: Malt Beverage**NOT IN BEER CLUB** **ABV**



Miller Genuine Draft



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Wisconsin**Style: Macro Lager**NOT IN BEER CLUB**Made with the choicest hops and barley malt. Draft has a unrivaled golden rich flavor. It is cold-filtered four times giving it a remarkable smoothness both genuine and unique. **ABV 4.6%**



Miller Lite



**Origin: Wisconsin**Style: Light Lager**NOT IN BEER CLUB**Light graininess, with hints of grain husk and sweetness. The tight carbonation mingles with a slight steely flavour, to produce some sharpness and mouth appeal. The hops come across lemony, with the slightest of tea-like characteristics. As the brew warms, notes of dimethyl sulfide (cooked corn) become noticeable. Finishes mostly clean with a metallic residual flavour in the back of the mouth and tongue. **ABV 4.1%**



Molson Exel



 (available at Brookgate location)



Molson XXX



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Canada**Style: Lager**NOT IN BEER CLUB**Faint cooked veggie smell with mild husk and faded industrial alcohol. Alcohol is quick to the tongue, lots of dextrin and alcohol on the palate. Sweet grain and cereal grain with a processed hop bitterness. **ABV 7.3% **



Monk's Ale



 (available at Brookgate location)



Murphy's Irish Red



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Ireland**Style: Red**Well balanced and full-bodied, with hints of malt and caramel, this truly refreshing red beer has a unique speciality beer flavour. Best served chilled between 5-7 degrees Celsius. Perfect accompaniment to ethnic foods. **ABV 5.0%**



New Grist Gluten Free Beer



 (available at Brookgate location)



Okocim O.K. Beer



 (available at Brookgate location)



Oranjeboom



 (available at Brookgate location)



Orval



 (available at Brookgate location)



Pabst Blue Ribbon



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Milwaukee**Style: Lager**Since 1844, the ORIGINAL Pabst Blue ribbon Beer has used the choicest of nature's products to provide its prized flavor. The original smoothness goes down easy—without even a hint of bitter aftertaste. **ABV 4.7%**



Pacifico Clara



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Mexico**Style: Lager**Pacifico Clara, brewed in Mazatlan, is known for its brilliant pale gold, full-flavored taste. Pacifico is the one that must be tried by seafood lovers. **ABV 4.5%**



Paulaner Hefe Weizen



 (available at Brookgate location)



Penn Pilsner



 (available at Brookgate location)



Peroni



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Italy**Style: Lager**Golden in color. Fairly bitter taste, and has a good balance of hops and malt. **ABV 4.7%**



Pete's Wicked Strawberry Blonde



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: California**Style: Strawberry Ale**Pete's Wicked is truly a unique beer experience. Reward yourself with our golden lager made of the finest pale and wheat malts and Cluster Hops, with a kiss of natural strawberry flavor. **ABV 5.0%**



Pilsner Urquell



 (available at Brookgate location)



Redbach



 (available at Brookgate location)



Red Stripe



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Jamaica**Style: Lager**The bottle is unique...comically so. Yellow with no head. It smells like skunky, copper-scented playdoh. Slightly skunky, artificially sweet. I like the pear that I can taste before the hops set in. **ABV 4.7%**



Saison Dupont Farmhouse Ale



 (available at Brookgate location)



Samuel Adams



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Boston**Style: Lager**Full bodied and complex. Caramel sweet balanced with distinct citrus and piney notes. A strong, smooth finish and mouthfeel. ** ABV 4.05%**



Saranac Black & Tan



 (available at Brookgate location)



Saranac Carmel Porter



 (available at Brookgate location)



Shiner Blonde



 (available at Brookgate location)



Smirnoff Ice



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: **Style: Malt Beverage**NOT IN BEER CLUB****ABV**



Smithwick's



 (available at Brookgate location)



Spaten



 (available at Brookgate location)



St. Pauli Girl Dark



 (available at Brookgate location)



Steele Reserve



 (available at Brookgate location)



Steinlager



 (available at Brookgate location)



Stiegl Gaudi Radler



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Salzburg, Austria**Style: Lemon Beer**"Radler" is the German word for bicycle rider. It consists of 50 % of Baerenbraeu Pils and of 50% of fruity lemon lemonade; refreshing and drinkable. **ABV 2.5%**



Stone IPA



 (available at Brookgate location)



Svyturys



 (available at Brookgate location)



Tecate



 (available at Brookgate location)



Thirsty Dog Old Leghumper



 (available at Brookgate location)
**Origin: Maryland**Style: Porter**A robust porter, dark brown in color and full bodied with a malty sweet taste. Deep roasted, yet silky smooth! Two types of roasted malts, including deep-roasted chocolate malt, are used to give this porter a rich, chocolaty taste. **ABV 5.7%**



BEER ART






Three Philosophers



 (available at Brookgate location)



Tire Bite



 (available at Brookgate location)



Tommyknocker Butt Head Bock



 (available at Brookgate location)



Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown Ale



 (available at Brookgate location)



Tona Cerveza



 (available at Brookgate location)



Tooheys



 (available at Brookgate location)



Vietnamese 33



 (available at Brookgate location)



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