no. 278

There are few better ways to spend a cold, rainy Saturday afternoon than eating charcuterie and drinking the last of the season’s Dunkel at Dovetail Brewery. That is, until you notice the bass and electric guitar hanging out near the barrel storage in the upstairs loft. Then there’s no better way to spend your afternoon than drinking Dunkel while your friends shred to mint the formation of your new power trio, Cheese Plate.

While Cheese Plate is unlikely to ever reach the top of the charts, Dovetail’s been recognized as one of the best new craft breweries in the country. Drinking their traditional German-style beer all day is consolation enough for me.