Oh, Dan Murphy’s, you are impressing me more and more.
Don’t get me wrong. I always liked you. Hell, when you decided to set up shop a short drive from my place I was genuinely excited. I even checked the place out on the day it opened.
I’m not like some other beer geeks who think you’re Satan dressed up in lipstick and a pretty dress. I actually like you. And I like giving you my money and getting beer in return. I liked you a whole lot more when you started stocking a few Rogue beers. Rogue! I never thought you would have had it in you.
Then, you go and surprise me even more by bringing in a range of beers from Birra del Borgo. Now, while Rogue was an impressive addition, the brewery has been well-known for quite a while. But the Italian Birra del Borgo is relatively new on the ‘‘cool beers’’ scene. So to get several of them on the shelves – Cortigiana, Duchessa and ReAle – shows you’re a bit more on the pulse of what’s good internationally.
I picked up the Cortigiana and may I just congratulate you on an excellent choice in stocking this one. By God, it’s a wonderful beer. It’s such a perfect beer for summer with its lovely and light tropical fruit aroma and delicate fruit flavours with a hint of spice.
Even though you’re charging $12.99 a bottle for this, I think I’m going to have to buy some more. Jeez, it’s bloody awesome.
NOTE: Drinking Dan’s Dry is one man’s effort to drink one of every beer at his local Dan Murphy’s. It’s still very much a work in progress as this one man has found there are quite a few beers he hasn’t tried. Certainly more than he expected when he started this foolish but fun project.
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