December 1999 New York City Pub Crawl

McSorley's, d.b.a., Heartland Brewery, Old Town Bar, Molly's, The Gingerman

McSorley's Old Ale House 15 East 7th Street

Bobby, Bill Jr., Keith, Doug, Bill, and Mike start the day off right with a few ales
McSorley's front room with Christmas decorations
As always, our first stop was at McSorley's Old Ale House. After consuming 2 rounds of McSorley's light and dark ale, we had and a plate of cheese, crackers and onions with hot mustard. Corned beef hash was the lunch special. We were later than usual arriving in New York and found McSorley's packed for lunch.

d.b.a. 41 First Avenue between Second and Third Streets

d.b.a. can always be counted on to have a wide variety of interesting beers on tap. We tried the cask conditioned Victory Old Horizontal Barleywine which was excellent and Fuller's ESB. Because of our tight time schedule, we weren't able to stay longer and try more beers. If you are planning a trip to NYC check out the d.b.a website to see what's new on tap
We like to take advantage of d.b.a.'s outdoor seating when the weather permits

Heartland Brewery 35 Union Square West 212-645-3400

We tried some excellent beers at Heartland including Farmer Jon's Stout which was a Silver Medal winner at the 1999 Great American Beer Festival. TheCuyahoga Brown Ale was very good and had a nice hoppy finish. We also sampled the the Harvest Wheat, Indiana Pale ALe, Red Rooster Ale and Cornhusker Lager. Check out the Heartland website for information about seasonal brews
Scott, Bill Jr., Doug, Mike and Bobby at the Heartland bar

Old Town Bar 45 E 18th Street 212- 529-6732

At the OldTown Bar, we had Murphy's Irish Stout and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on tap

Molly's 287 3rd Avenue (between 23rd and 22nd) 212-889-3361

We were the only customers and the bar tender let me behind the bar to get this shot of the happy tasters. We tried Murphy's Amber Ale. Murphy's Irish Stout, andSam Adams Boston Lager.

The Ginger Man 11 East 36th Street (between Madison and 5th Ave) 212-532-3740

The Ginger Man was our last stop of the night. There were over 60 beers on tap making a decision quite difficult. We eventually settled on Boddington's Ale and Brooklyn Monster (2000) Ale. We will definitely include a stop at the Ginger Man on our next visit

Planning a trip to NYC? Check out the NYC Beer Guide for some ideas on good places to visit.

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