Now, I don't know about you, but one of my favourite desserts of all time is a nice, ice cold, frothy beer. I'm not talking about Bud Light, or Molson Canadian, but a treat beer. One of those beers that makes you appreciate the fact that you're having a beer. As a result, I was really looking forward to going to Alibi Room for "dessert" after dinner at Momo Sushi. I was even more excited because I had phoned ahead to confirm that they had pumpkin beer (yes I'm that dorky) and they had three pumpkin beers on tap!!! Or at least so I thought...
It turns out that they only had one pumpkin beer on tap and the other two were the back-up kegs, waiting for their call-up to the big leagues. I was a little disappointed but still couldn't wait to satisfy my pumpkin beer craving. So, I ordered the chocolate pumpkin porter. Now, this was a very nice beer. A bit darker than I normally like to drink, but still very nice. However, advertising it as a pumpkin beer is complete and utter nonsense. You taste a lot of chocolate and absolutely no pumpkin.
I kept my fingers crossed that one of the other pumpkin beers had turned pro in the time that I was drinking my beer, but unfortunately they hadn't. I knew I couldn't end the night on a disappointment beer, so I decided to fall back on my love of wheat beers that never seems to let me down. I asked the bartender what he suggested in the wheat beer realm and he recommended a sour wheat beer. Again, it was a nice beer, but it tasted more like a cider than a wheat beer to me. One of my favourite parts of wheat beers is their cloudiness and this one was definitely not cloudy. I would have never guessed it was a wheat beer.
With that, I concluded it was not a beer-lucky night for me and I called it quits. I was a little disappointed because I'd never had anything but fantabulous luck with the bartenders' suggestions and recommendations at the Alibi Room. That being said, although I didn't have the beers I had my heart set on, I still had two great beers, the atmosphere was still awesome and it still holds a special place in my heart as one of my favourite places in Vancouver to go for a beer.