"October, and the trees are stripped bare, of all they wear....do I care?"
Ah, Bono, the Bob Dylan of the 80's. And today!
|Insight Brewing, 2821 Hennepin Avenue N.|
|Under the steel renditions of the logos,|
colorful paintings of adventure join the scenery.
|The Bedeviled Gourd|
Also available was the blackberry saison, which I brought home and took notes on below. Maybe the fruity saison will prove to be Insight's forte'? After all, the white wine grape infused saison In The Halls of the Sunken City is one of their flagship brews.
|Banshee Cutter Coffee Golden Ale.|
|Phil rings up orders under the vast collection|
of Minnesota's growlers.
I finished off my visit to Insight with a glass of the raspberry saison, Lost Satyr, or "Siren Song for a Lost Satyr" (they've got to give them all those exciting chapter names). I'm going to skip the notes taken then and defer to those written when I opened up a bottle a week later. Despite this, I'll share the picture taken of the beer, because it looks better than the one I took at home.
|Lost Satyr blackberry saison.|
It's a cool place, this Insight taproom, and it draws in a lot of people, with a wide range of activities, from music to trivia and such. And the requisite board games stacked on a shelf over by the restrooms. Ever wonder why the board game thing got so popular at taprooms, but not so much at bars? What's the thinking there, that taproom-goers need an activity to engage with one another, but bar patrons are content to wallow with their booze or stare at the ol' boob tube? These are the questions that puzzle my mind, you know.
|On such a sunny October Sunday, why am I inside?|
Perhaps I just didn't want to walk in and back out to
get my beers? That's gotta be it.
Notes on 750 ml bottle of Siren Song for a Lost Satyr, Saison & Blackberries, 2016 Vintage. 7.5% ABV, 35 IBU.
Perfectly plummy, raspberry-ish hue, pleasantly pink foam above.
Nose: not too sweet, not too tart, just right, nice and fruity. Altogether lovely.
In the mouth: big blackberry, slightly sour, just a touch. Medium bodied, long bitter/sour finish, and never-ending fruit. Pretty nice. Good work, Insight. Tasty stuff. I'll be back for more.
Here's their gobbledygook: The sweet fruitiness and hint of spice from the saison mingle with the tartness of the blackberry to create a unique and wonderful blend of flavors. No expense was spared with this celebration of blackberries.