Champaign is a small enough town that I am running out of local breweries to feature on Friday Drankin’. Minneapolis, as a major American city, does not have that problem, thankfully. Within a couple miles radius of TCF Bank Stadium there are at least 12 breweries. Today’s I had to select on name alone.
712 Ontario Avenue
How could I not choose this name? How many seasons, football and basketball, have been promising only to be completely derailed by something that happens against Minnesota? At least Rondale Moore got his first NFL TD against the Vikings, giving us some cold comfort.
Sisyphus has an excellent rotating tap list though, which changes with the seasons and currently has a number of delicious options:
Sisy-fest – 4.6% ABV, 25 IBU - Sisy-Fest, n: 1) Oktoberfest bier 2) A large gathering of cowardly people 3) A party where everyone talks about death and the embrace of life’s absurdity 4) All of the above Flavors: Caramel malts, slight bitterness, dry finish.
Kentucky Common – 5% ABV, 38 IBU - What would whiskey taste like if whiskey was beer? KY Common uses a mash of 2-row, caramel, and chocolate barley alongside corn and rye. Basically everything from whiskey but the barrel and the hangover.
AntiSocial Cider – 4.5% ABV, 2 IBU – Ciders are cool too. Named and inspired by Sociable Cider Werks. I will always credit a brewery willing to try out a good cider.
Churro Imperial Brown – 8%, 27 IBU – Go on? This is a heavier beer, but it is interesting as hell because churros rule.
At least their beer has some chance of success, and will drown the sorrows when the inevitable crippling injury happens in The Barn this year.