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Happy Flying

By Joe Ruvel · January 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Last week (or was that this week – my brain is still a bit confused from all the traveling)  – Jasmine and I were at JFK and had about an hour. The Jet Blue terminal is new and so has a bunch of nice restaurants. You can even sit in an area that has a bunch of plugs and get food and drinks delivered to you while you do work on your laptop. The beer list on the delivery screens was not good – 7 bucks for a Heineken – no way – but the rest of the terminal had a bunch of options. I decided to go with a little counter area that was not too crowded. And they happen to have  – Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Chocolate Stout.

black chocolate stout

10% and jet black this Imperial stout made me very happy. One interesting thing was that while the beer was balanced it did have a good alcohol burn in the finish – which for this style I actually think was appropriate.  Two of these and I probably would have slept through the the entire 6 hour flight – which on Jet Blue means missing all the great TV. Thought next time I have a red eye, I might just try 2 big beers before I get on.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Aunt Teri // Jan 16, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Just looking at holiday pics and have to say, “excellent choice on featuring what seemed to be yours and mine favorite brewery this holiday season.” This August I say we visit the actual Leinie Lodge.
    Also where is my Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout?????? I am going to have to talk to the Liquor Lode ladies in Crandon, WI to see if they can score some of these.

  • 2 Jasmine // Jan 20, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Good luck with that. We can’t even get Brooklyn beers here in craft-beer-crazed California.
    But a visit to Leinie’s is definitely in order.