... is doing it.
First time I've seen it in the States, I'm sure it is else where, but it's the first time I've heard it as a consideration here. What is it, you are wondering? Well, that frosty, chilled glasses detract from the flavor of beer. At Hay Merchant, they put glasses over a water fountain type spout and chill the glass to about 50 degrees F, so the glass is cool, but not cold. I guess that is to appease us Americans who like a chillier spin on our beers without taking away from the goodness of the taste.
I dropped in The Hay Merchant the other day, just to take a look. I had a pint, St. Arnold's Pale Ale. They serve several local beers, all marked in bold on the menu. I didn't count up all the beers they serve, which can change daily, but there is a very nice selection. The taps I found fun, so many different applications welded onto them.
I hear the bar food is good. I will have to go back to give it a try.
Quote of the day: Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. Kinky Friedman
The Hay Merchant is attached to Underbelly and a sister to Anvil.
- The Hay Merchant – 1100 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006, 713.528.9805
- Monday to Friday 3pm – 2am, Saturday to Sunday 11am – 2am