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.
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.