After being turned away on an afternoon from Toby's Public House (because of family - read stroller - in tow, boo...), I ventured to the former site of Eurotrip, now called Korzo in South Park Slope. An eastern European-themed bar deep off of 6th avenue in Brooklyn, the beer is old world right and the food is extremely proper.
Being one who sought the Imperial Pint in such far off places such as Germany, Hungary, and Budapest, I can attest to the fact that Korzo does both the beer and the food properly. Food is an interesting array of Hungarian sausage-type dishes and an interesting list of a traditional fried-bread treat. Beers on tap are a great, tight list of light, dark, weiss, and lager by the pint (16 oz), litre (afternoon-ruining), and pitcher. A tasty event, to say the least. Well recommended for the trek.
Sometimes, during the hot summer, one needs something even more refreshing than a frosty pint. How is this accomplished, you ask? Well in the old country, the practice of cutting the bitterness of beer with lemonade, ginger beer, or pop is called a Shandy or Lager Top. Sometimes this is also done with Cider or Guinness. It can be a delicious alternative to a Pint on a hot day. One should be cautioned with the Turbo-Shandy, as it can be deceivingly strong!
Shame on the pub that doesn't know how to make one proper!
It's been awhile since I've been able to venture out into the wilderness of Park Slope and enjoy a pint since the new addition. This weekend, me and the fam were able to saunter down to a nice pub known as The Gate. Semi-dark inside, with the afternoon sun shining through the windows. It reminds one of a summer's day in the English countryside. There is a nice outdoor area where one can watch the world go by. They have an extensive selection of beer on tap. Microbrews and such. Pints are served Imperial style, although a bit smaller than the traditional. Good for Afternoon enjoyment. 7 out of 10 Pints.
The Pint Imperial is a huge Simon Pegg / Nick Frost fan. From Spaced, through Shaun of the Dead, and then, finally, to Hot Fuzz, they can do no wrong. As British comedy, all of their projects include some great Pub scenes complete with Imperial Pints. Hot Fuzz, the latest of the pair's outings, has a couple of great Pint scenes in a small English town in which the film takes place.