Archive for April, 2008


Finally got my butt over to the Old Toad for what was left of Fish Fest last friday.
The Indian Brown Ale, 90-minute IPA and Hop Warrior were obviously
a big hit because there long gone by the time I got there.

I tried the Dogfish Head ApriHop per the bartenders recommendation.
It had a pleasent (not too sweet not to tart) Apricot flavor initially which then transformed into a hoppy finish. I found my tongue couldn’t quite figure out what flavor that was as it transitioned from Apricot to Hop? Perhaps a flavor combination I’ve never experienced before? Over all a tasty beer but as with a lot of fruit beer I find my taste buds a little overwhelmed by the fruitiness once I’m about half way through the pint.
Next I tried the Roosterfish Amber on Cask… Wow this is what I was looking for.
A woody and malty copper colored amber that was magnificent from the cask with just
the right amount of hops as to not overpower the other flavors. I really loved this beer. I don’t think I’ve ever tried an amber on cask before nor have I tried Roosterfish’s other acclaimed beers but the amber was a great introduction to there beers. Hopefully we will get some more Roosterfish in Rochester sometime soon… I’m finding it hard to keep up with all great beers now available in Rochester, I keep having the feeling I’m missing something. Time to get over to the Tap & Mallet.


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Civil War, Breweriana, Insulators, Post Cards, Advertising, Table Top Antiques and Collectibles, Buttons, Marbles, Ephemera, Primitives, Salesman Samples, Stoneware, Fruit Jars, Toys, Pin Backs, Coins, Flasks, Ginger Beers, Bitters, Medicines, Wallace Nutting, Whimsies, Books, Apothecary, Steins, Paintings, Dairy, Tins, Political, Inks, Victorian Trade Cards, and so much more…

Dealers from 15 different States and Canada

If You’re a Collector, Don’t Miss It !

Last year was my first time attending this show and I was blown away by the all
neat stuff to behold. Definitely much more than a bottle show. I was able to
find some great deals and to see some great pieces. Hopefully there will be some
great deals to be had this year.

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Connery in Kilt

Tartan Day Celebration

Sunday April 6th, Noon-6pm

Tickets only $5 each ▪children 10 & under FREE!
For tickets and information email: brit250@hotmail.com
Food and beverages available!

Location: Historic Main Street Armory
900 East Main Street, Rochester, NY

Featuring Pipes and Drums by:
◦ Feadan Or
◦ Gates Keystone Club Pipes and Drums
◦ Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums

12:00-3:00 Workshops, lectures, exhibits and demonstrations!

  • Bagpipe Making–Mark Cushing of Cushing Bagpipes
  • Kilt Making –Kate Cushing
  • Genealogy –The Rochester Genealogy Society
  • Clans and Tartan Research
  • Scottish Heritage SocietyDance Exhibition –Young School
  • Fiddle Workshop –“Fiddle from Scratch”–Dick Bolt

2:00 Host Band –Tullamore Celtic Band
3:00 Open Mike –bring your own instrument!
4:00-5:30 Pipes and Drums

This is the first of what hopes to be an annual event. So come and see what it’s all about. Don’t have a kilt? Check out this website for latest in Kilt Fashion, it’s very amusing!

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