Local Option releases two new beers
Back in September, I had the chance to sit down with two of the city's biggest beer geeks, Tony Russomanno and Noah Hopkins of the the story behind Dampf Loc, , to learn a modern interpretation of a medieval peasant beer from southeast Bavaria, which they brewed out of Dog Brewery in Westminster, Maryland. Dampf Loc is now just one beer in the Local Option's quickly expanding line; two new and unusual beers created by Russomanno and Hopkins are arriving next week. The first, Morning Wood, is an oak-aged coffee ale brewed out of Against the Grain Brewery in Louisville, Kentucky, using Blue Bottle single-origin coffee. The second is a "massive hop bomb" (per the press materials) of a double-IPA called American Muscle. Try them both next Friday, January 27, beginning at 3pm, when the bar invites you to Occupy the Local Option—i.e., taste some rare beers, including Cantillon Fou'Founes. Check out the full, insane draft and bottle list.