Beers that got us through the winter: Track 7 Poor Pitiful Me IPA, Sacramento, California on tap at Railroad House, Marietta, Pennsylvania
Date: April 24, 2019
The Story— This is another beer we found in the downstairs caverns of the Railroad House in Marietta. Pennsylvania. There is no way a bar this good should lie under a pretty routine B&B, but it’s a reason to go there, book there, drink there, and listen to the trains running just a few feet from the end of your bed. We loved the whole experience.
We’re happy that Sacramento, an early craft beer city, has returned to the fold with some nationally distributed pleasures. IPAs aren’t all that hard to brew, but with 7000 breweries in the countries, mistakes are made. Track 7 does this well. Ellie liked it, I loved it.
The Beer- A gold malt base with dried fruit and floral hops. Both grow and mingle with more yeast at the end. Dandelion, some Demerara sugars. Richness and hoppiness as it drinks.
Value — Good. Six and a half bucks for an American “pint”. The beer is good, the bed is near, Just get out your credit card and enjoy
About these posts: We taste and evaluate over a thousand beers every year. The beers posted here rank in the top quarter of those tastings. Values: “fair” is a good beer at an above market price, “good” is worth the money, “very good” is a bargain, and “excellent” is a steal.Next week we’ll return to visiting fun places to explore beer — and much more–a different destination each week. Our beers of the day will feature beers from this wonderfully wet destinations. For this week, though, we’ll take a quality break and give a shout out to brewers from all over that made the winter a bit warmer. The upside is that some of these beers may be available in a good beer store near you.
A caveat as always: the vast majorities of craft breweries may have a few beers that are usually available, but their most interesting beers are usual season or one-off brews that we may rave about, but you can’t find. Our specific beer descriptions, can tell you what sorts of beers the brewery does well; if you don’t find the exact beer on tap, you’ll probably find something similar.