We stopped by Beer Table, the new boutique-y beer place on 7th Avenue in Park Slope and had a glass of Schlenkerla Fastenbier, an ale made with smoked hops and which tastes exactly like barbecue. Really, it’s like drinking a campfire—but in a pleasant way.
Turns out this beer is made in Bamburg, Germany especially for Lent. It’s only available from Ash Wednesday through Easter, and is designed to be hearty enough to fill you up while you’re fasting (apparently, God is okay with a liquid lunch). The brewery’s website says that this beer has “Brotzeit already included,” meaning “afternoon snack” already included. Which is exactly how we like our beer.
427 B 7th Ave