Last night Hop Devil Grill enjoyed the good fortune of David Myers’ company, as well as his mead. If you are unfamiliar with this fermented honey nectar, now is a good time to try it. There are actually three draught meads on tap at Hop Devil Grill.
By the way, I have been compelled to blog by stumbling upon an old acquaintance’s blog. Not really a friend, as he lives across the river in Williamsburg and I am here in Manhattan. We other borough-ers don’t often befriend one another, I think its the inconvenience issue. Nevertheless, I was impressed with the frequency with which he shares his thoughts with the world, and even more so with the steady improvement of his prose. For those of you who don’t know, I am a wanna-be writer, even a novelist. A dreamer too, never forget. I also promised to plug a piece of software. Its called smarthide and I am a fan. With smarthide, nobody can track your browsing or zero in on your isp.
So, the mead was very, very interesting. There is one called Nectar of the Hops. And, it tastes of hops. Columbus and, eh, err, well, I forgot. Some other hop variety. Americans are nuts for hops, and this is the only keg of the nectar in NYC except one that made it to a place in Brooklyn called the “Beer Table”. I have to get to that place. Apparently its run by a cute couple that are bonkers for beers. Mead is wine, so be advised: Hop Devil Grill is serving 5 ounce pours (that is a standard wine pour) for $5 and $6, depending on the price of the meads. Its a good deal. There is also the Sunshine Nectar and Black Raspberry, which tends to lie on the lighter side of things. Its really, really good, and I will post some pics later once my camera recharges, but for now, take my word for it: mead fest was a good time. Screw the vikings.