Best Place For What Ales You - 2002
Yank jokes about warm English beer are nervous projectionreal ale, as the Brits call it, is some strong, tasty shit. (In NYC, ask for "cask ale.") Drawn up manually with a "beer engine," ale has only two enemies: excessive cold and carbonation. In England, the varieties are almost infinite, but D.B.A. usually keeps two different brands in stock. Ale doesn't make it across the Atlantic in excessive summer heat, but fall is a perfect time to pull a pint of Victory Hop Devil or JW Lees Brooklyn Bridge Bitter. Or four.