So the overall review of the beers is a positive one. The lagers were novice-friendly, the ales, porters, and stouts (what few there were) were complex and mouthfilling. The IPAs ranged from gently hoppy to "Dude, where's my tongue?"
The finish was pleasantly bitter, hinting of Meyer lemon and coffee. Delicious. And did a fairly good job of slapping my palate around a bit.
According to the reviews a là Groupon, this is an outstanding restaurant - "The Best Restaurant in Summerlin" it said. Okay. I'll bite.
Someone had said that they had really good food and were a "microbrewery" with "hand-crafted beers." Whatever that was.
As one person told me, "I've always wanted to learn about wines, and thought this was a good place to start." Indeed.
I compare a good mixologist to a good chef; he's someone who knows his ingredients, preparation, best practices, and how the resulting cocktail should taste.
And then I tasted it. Dammit.
I almost never talk about "budget-friendly" wines. But this bottle caught my eye when I was doing research (yeah, that's it) for another project I'm working on.
It tasted like cherry soda that had passed by a wine barrel while picking up nuances of Skittles.
The official name of the Strip, by the way, is Las Vegas Blvd. And I'm not a "Stripper." Get it?
As an aside, when I go to the Seafood Buffet, I never eat anything that has walked on or grown out of the earth. Fins are my faves!
While I did not rant (you would have been soooo proud of me!), I did point out that this minuscule bottle of White Zin is not the same thing as a Rosé from the Loire, even if they are the same color.