With the Sun Shining, Amnesia Can Be Unforgettable
One of my favorite statements of all time is "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." This is a quote from Kurt Vonnegut that is actually a quote from his uncle Alex. Vonnegut encourages us, as his uncle did, to make this statement whenever we notice we are happy. Depending on who you are, the moment that would warrant the utterance of this phrase will vary from something as simple as watching Kindergarten Cop to something as complicated as watching Ghost Dad. For me, the most recent event that made me recall those words was a very modest yet very enjoyable one. The sun was shining, I was in the company of friends and I was enjoying a finely crafted beer at Amnesia.
Just to let you know, I am a year round fan of Amnesia. At any point in time you can ask me if I would like to go there and my response will always be on the affirmative side of the yes/no answering system, except for that one time when I was on fire. I am fond of the no frills yet eclectic atmosphere of the place. A converted warehouse filled with picnic tables and simple sturdy oak furniture where the bar is the only thing that separates the customer from the brewing process is really my idea of a perfect place to enjoy a quality beer. And when I say quality, I mean quality. Both the Copacetic and the Desolation IPAs are phenomenal, the ESB is a must try for anyone who is skeptical about ESBs, and I cannot remember a seasonal that I did not pray to the heavens would remain a permanent fixture. Add to that a wonderful brewery smell--which I love--and one of the most delightful staff in the city. I find myself smiling ear to ear whenever I sit down with my pitcher of Desolation. It’s just about the nicest thing in the world.
That is until the rain stops, the sun emerges, the temperature rises and the garage door opens to the beer garden. After that, things get nicer.
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