In this beer blog, we are going to talk about the Tap Party at The Ram in Schaumburg, Illinois. They were tapping their Norm! Pilsner. If you read my earlier blog on their beers, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read the first part of that beer blog. This beer post we were talk about the beer and the food at the Tap Party. Let us do this.
This beer has a copper color with a white head that will disappear over the drinking experience. The smell is of fresh air which I always get from pilsners. It has a slight earthly smell to the beer. The taste is a full body sweet malty carbonation with an earthy aftertaste. This pilsner is pretty well balance and extremely drinkable beer
Here is a description of the beer from the brewery:
Norm! Pilsner is a pleasant, thirst quenching lager hopped with plenty of Czech Saaz hops to please the palate. This golden pilsner is slightly heavier than the Blonde and is about 4.8% ABV.
We had the Border Burger and Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich. Ram never disappoints when it comes to their food. They do a great job with their food.
Here is a description of the food:
Guacamole, bacon, pepper jack cheese, jalapeno, salsa, lettuce and tomato.
Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich:
Amber ale marinated chicken breast, Porter BBQ sauce, slaw, tomato, onion crisps, roasted tomato-chipotle mayonnaise, and pretzel bun.
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In closing, this was my first Tap Party from The Ram and I had a ton of fun. This is not a bad pilsner and it is pretty good beer. The food fits and pairs perfectly with the food that we order from the brewery. As far as the food, I really enjoyed the Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich. It was perfect with the pilsner. I was not a big fan of the burger but it was still really good. I believe my guest said the same thing. If you are not a Mug Club member, you should become a member. I cannot wait for the Tap Party at Wheeling in January. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser