Saturday, October 14, 2006

Randall, the Enamel Animal!

Last year our very own Mike Scheel made a trip, or maybe "pilgrimage" is a better word, out to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware to visit the Dogfish Head Brewery. Mike is very old friends with one of the brewers there and after a tour and tasting, Dogfish Head made us a gift of a very special device: "Randall, the Enamel Animal."

Thursday night is when Randall comes out to play

Dogfish Head Brewery is noted for its aggressive attitude towards hopping its beers. They offer several different iterations of their India Pale Ale ("IPA") and consistently win prizes for the high quality and intense flavor of their products. Dogfish Head has shown that they are not content to stop the hopping of beer at their factory: to push hoppiness to the next level Dogfish Head invented "Randall the Enamel Animal."

What is "Randall the Enamel Animal"? "Randall" is an "organoleptic hop transducer module." Huh? Look, it's a three-foot-tall plexi-glasss cylinder-filter unit packed with a half a pound of whole leaf hops. Randall is hooked up to the beer line leaving a keg. When a bartender pulls the tap on a keg equipped with Randall, the beer is forced through the hops, stripping out fresh hops flavor and producing the most intense hop experience known to man.

Randall, hooked up and ready to go!

The result, something Mike like to call "bastardized brew," is never predictable, but always delicious. That's because the combinations of hops and beer are nearly infinite. Each week, on Thursday night, our bar matches a different beer with a different kind of hops and lets Randall work his strange magic.

The lovely Marinda prepares a bastardized brew

If you are ever in Dallas, Texas visit us at 831 Exposition Avenue in Dallas, Texas. The Amsterdam Bar is located in Exposition Park, adjacent to the Texas State Fairgrounds.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Saturday October 14th Shows: SK1 & Matthewmatix

SK1 and Matthewmatix will play at The Amsterdam Bar this Saturday, October 14th. The show begins at 10:00 PM and the cover is only $5!

Come party on our patio at 831 Exposition Avenue, Dallas Texas 75226!

Friday October 13th Shows: The Bracelets, The Happy Bullets, and Pegasus Now!

The Bracelets, The Happy Bullets, and Pegasus Now! will play at The Amsterdam Bar tonight, Frida October 13th! The show begins at 10:00 PM and the cover is only $5!

Come party on our patio at 831 Exposition Avenue, Dallas Texas 75226!

We'll be serving up the coldest beer and coolest night life in Dallas, Texas.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Introducing the Cheshire Cat

"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.

"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."

"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.

"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."

Alice didn't think that proved it at all: however she went on. "And how do you know that you're mad?"

"To begin with," said the Cat, "a dog's not mad. You grant that?"

"I suppose so," said Alice.

"Well, then, " the Cat went on, "you see a dog growls when it's angry, and wags its tail when it's pleased. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm mad."