So… I’m somewhat drunk… and all for “free” (I bought 2 bottles of beer). The Great Divide tasting at Nikki’s was excellent. My favorites… Titan IPA (of course, being my favorite IPA and all), Hercules Double IPA, Fresh Hop Pale Ale, Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, Old Ruffian Barleywine.
In addition to the Great Divide beers, I was sort of initiated into the group of regulars… Stone 11th Anniversary Ale, Stone 10th Anniversary Ale, Wild Dog Oak Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter, and a couple others that I don’t recall (mainly because by the time I had them, my taste buds were shot). The Stone 11th Anniversary Ale was absolutely the best IPA I have ever had. It’s a “dark IPA”, so it was quite different, but it was extremely delicious. And the Oak Aged Gonzo was probably the best Imperial Stout I have ever had (yes, they call it porter, but it’s really a stout). I think I jumped into a new class of beers tonight. I need to start drinking more beer… I need more money though.
If you have any interest in beer and live anywhere near Providence, you need to go to Nikki’s.