Lasciate ogni sparanza, voi ch’entrate. -Dante, La Commedia, Canto III With those words etched in a stone above the Gate to Hell, Dante and Virgil begin their descent to Hell. Loosely translated it means, “Abandon all hope, you who enter here.”
We drink six German-style beers from Chicago-area breweries. Listen as we talk about local breweries, traditional German styles, lederhosen comfort, German drinking games, and our favorite albums by Robot Dong. Prost!
Within no time, we arrived at City Beer Store (big thanks to thirstyrob for the ride!). The event started at 6; we knew City Beer Store was not big at all, so we decided to arrive early, around 5.
Nestled nicely in a warehouse area of Berkeley, The Rare Barrel is the definition of a new brewery, having just opened their tasting room in late December 2013 and started brewing in April 2013. The Rare Barrel focuses exclusively on barrel aged sours