Sunday, May 26, 2013

New beer on tap: Lakewood Brewing Co.'s Till & Toil Farmhouse Saison

I love beer. It changes with the seasons like produce. The stouts and porters have given way to wits and saisons. It's beautiful. Lakewood's Saison is fabulous, and we're happy to have it on tap at the Amsterdam Bar.

Beer Name: Till & Toil (Spring Seasonal) Style: Farmhouse Saison ABV: 6.4% IBU: 21

With spring comes renewal. Whether tilling a field or simply mowing the yard, hard work should be rewarded appropriately. This crisp, thirst-quenching, rustic farmhouse saison pairs perfectly with the warming weather of the season. Notes of grapefruit, pineapple and peach are derived from the unique hops used in the brew.

Four Corners "Local Buzz" on tap!

The brewers at Four Corners Brewing Co. in Dallas, Texas are Dallas natives who are enthusiastic about craft beer. They are interested in creating beers that compliment the unique food, music, art, and culture in Dallas, Texas. Their motto is "local flavor," and it is reflected in their beer.

The Amsterdam Bar now has "Local Buzz" on tap. Local Buzz is a refreshing Honey-Rye Golden Ale. Locally sourced honey provides floral notes and a sweet aroma. This sweetness is balanced against rye malt that provides a clean, spicy finish.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Shelley Carrol on tap for tonight's Bad Ass Jazz!

Tonight at the Amsterdam Bar, Shelley Carrol will bring out his merry band of troubadours for Dallas' best weekly night of jazz. The music starts at 10:00pm--get there early if you want a seat.

See ya there!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Great write-up on the Amsterdam Bar

The Amsterdam Bar has received a great write-up over at the Dallas Observer:
In a town that pays actual respect to the glitteriest, shiniest new thing on the block, it's easy to take the classics for granted. I generally regard my distaste for nostalgia as a positive thing, but the test of time is not easy to pass and must therefore be honored. Like a worn-in t-shirt or a faded old denim jacket, there are some nights in this town that will wait for you, welcome you back with open arms and cold drinks as if you had never left to begin with.

Dallas always looks its most beautiful on these early Spring patio days. That nip in the breeze at night makes staying out past sunset all the more enjoyable before the melting summer begins. We could cover Dallas' variant patios in a million different categories but when I imagine an evening under the fuzzy North Texas stars, I immediately reach for The Amsterdam Bar.
You can read the rest of Gloria Levario's "The Antidote to Dallas' Love Affair with Shiny New Things" at the Dallas Observer.