My friend Christine is a comedic musical theatre actress. In other words, she sings and dances on stage and people laugh at her. I’ll tell you how we met in another post – that’s a story in itself. She’s doing a great show this summer in Charlotte NC called Girls Only. It’s like a kinder, gentler, much funnier Vagina Monologues. I was shooting something in Dallas and had a layover in Charlotte so I made a weekend of it and hung out with Christine. We went to a place called the Dandelion Market where they have a couple of dozen craft brews on tap. I had a pint of every beer that I hadn’t tried before. It was a long fun night. Our hot waitress suggested Big Boss Bad Penny for my first beer. I never argue with a hot woman who brings me beer and food so that’s where I started my boozey trip through NC beers.
Bad Penny is a brown ale with a great, full flavor. It’s pretty sweet as far as brown ales go and has a definitive caramel kick, a subtle chocolatey tinge and a dark fruit finish. The flavors are interesting and very present but not overpowering. They consider this brew, “..A show case of fine English malts, floor malted the old way. We use pale, chocolate, and crystal malts to produce a complex, but easy drinking dark ale.” Whatever they’re doing down there in Raleigh, it results in some fine craft beer.
The Big Boss brews are definitely worth a trip to NC (you’ll hear more about them from in future posts). Try them all at the Dandelion Market then head on over to see Girls Only for a good time with some very sexy ladies.
Official Website: Big Boss Brewing Co