Not staffed by men in hardhats and sledgehammers, The Boilermaker's a Blue Bear Tavern-replacing homage to the most essential of booze combos, courtesy of the Farmer's Cabinet peeps, who've stripped the former tenant's poshness in favor of a darkly wooded, candlelit interior with a medieval vibe so genuine, the dudes from Game of Thrones would totally drop coin here -- except for that Tyrion fella, he's always a little short
Namesakes count eight state-repping boilermaker pairings they claim are for "sipping", including the Virginia (Ragged Mountain Rum & Cabinet Artisanal No Love Lost), the Florida (Aviation Gin & Saison Athene), and the Pennsylvania, which pairs Shine white whiskey & Braumeister from Victory, a combo that could very well stir up some Johnny Drama
Plus, they'll mix refined takes on classic cocktails (there's a board of cobblers, juleps & sazeracs), and pour 40 beers split across two bars: the upstairs, which'll force locals like Fegley's Insidious and PBC's Engine 1892 through 11 taps and a nitro line; and the downstairs, which'll do 28 more ranging from the Cabinet Artisanal Heart & Soul (from a brewery they own in Virginia), to Half Acre Daisy Cutter, to the hefty Lost Abbey Judgment Day, which mixes six malts, two hops, and one
naked bar-fighting Arnold Schwarzenegger proprietary Belgian ale yeast
And because you're carb-loading for your next naked bar fight, Boilermaker's also doling out meat-'n-bread duos like a BBQ pork sammich w/ fried egg & bacon and a double-dog platter, which -- after a couple beer-and-a's -- your stomach'll probably be (Pur)due for.