Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Excellent beer list at Ray's Monkey House.

During the course of planning the new NABC Bank Street Brewhouse, John Campbell and I have had occasion to enjoy breakfast meetings with Gregg Rochman at various locations in Louisville. We keep getting drawn back to Ray’s Monkey House, located adjacent to Cumberland Brews on Bardstown Road where Twice Told books used to be, and hitherto a coffee roastery without alcoholic beverages.

But times change, and owner Nimbus Couzin, PhD, a onetime regular at the Public House back when he first started teaching at Indiana University Southeast, recently procured a beer and wine license. NABC will be there when we can. Until then, Nimbus’s beer list is roughly as follows. He promises that it will be evolving.

I think it’s a fine small starting list. Do you? By the way, here's a bit about Nimbus in an even earlier life.

Draft: (5 handles):
1. Stone Arrogant Bastard

2. Bell's IPA

3. Browning's Bourbon barrel Imperial Stout (rotating Browning's

4. Coming Soon - Cumberland Ray's Espresso Stout

5. Coming Soon - New Albanian selection when available (rotating)

Anderson Valley Hop Ottin’
Avery Karma
Avery Old Jubilation
Bell's Amber Ale
Bell's Pale Ale
Bell's Porter
Bell's Oberon
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout
Boon Framboise '95 Marriage Parfait (750ml)
Browning’s She-Devil IPA
Browning’s Bourbon Barrel Stout
Dogfish 60 Min. IPA
Franziskaner Heffe Weiss
Franziskaner Hefe Dark (16.9 oz)
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
Great Lakes Holy Moses White Ale
Mackeson XXX Stout
Newcastle Brown Ale
North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout
North Coast Red Seal
Pyramid Apricot
Pyramid Hefe
Rogue Dead Guy
Rogue Mocha Porter
Samuel Smith Organic Ale
Samuel Smith Taddy Porter
Spaten Optimator
Woodchuck Cider (Pear, Granny Smith, Dark and Dry, or Amber)
Young's Double Chocolate Stout (16.9 oz)

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