Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Solid Bar Watch: A Look At The Craft Beer And Creative Cocktails At Noble American Cookery

the bar at noble american cookery in philadelphia
A glimpse of the bar at Noble American Cookery

Admittedly, word of Noble's rooftop garden got our attention. And now the restaurant's bar is holding it.

If you're a restaurant and you have a kitchen garden on your roof, you're gonna earn some points with us.

And if you're a restaurant and you stock you're bar with an impressive selection of craft beer that's mostly local... you're gonna earn even more points.

And if you make the effort to craft a creative cocktail list with house-made ingredients, you basically hit a trifecta.

Such is the case with Noble.

(Also of note: they have a new happy hour with 1/2 price pork belly and wings and $3 beers.)

Between this bar and the forthcoming (and similarly-all-craft-beer) Village Whiskey, 20th and Sansom just got a whole lot cooler. Good for her.

As for the drinks at Noble, here are the specialty cocktails:
NOBLE COCKTAILS >>>

- The French ‘75 $11
gin, sugar, lemon juice, sparkling wine, lemon peel

- The TI Jean $9
rye whiskey, lemon juice, spearmint, house-made ginger beer

- The Chimayo $9
tequila, lemon juice, crème de cassis, apple cider

- The Blood & Sand $10
scotch whiskey, Italian vermouth, cherry heering, orange juice

- The Vesper $12
vodka, gin, Lillet blonde, orange bitters, lemon peel

- The Alaska Man's Luck $11
pisco, aquavit, French vermouth, St. Germain, honey

- The Sazerac $12
rye whiskey, cognac, sugar, Peychaud’s bitters, absinthe wash, lemon peel

- Philadelphia Fish House Punch $35/pitcher
rum, cognac, peach brandy, black tea, seltzer
And the all craft beer list, most of which are local:
CRAFT BREW DRAFT >>>
Your Server Would Be Happy To Tell You About Today's Two Seasonal Craft Brew Drafts

LOCAL CRAFT BEER >>>

YARDS BREWING COMPANY (Philadelphia, PA)
-Philadelphia Pale Ale. $4
crisp & hoppy, bursting with citrus flavors & aromas

-Brawler. $4
a malt forward, ruby colored English style session ale


PHILADELPHIA BREWING COMPANY
(Philadelphia, PA)
-Kenzinger. $4
a golden session ale, refreshingly crisp & smooth

-Rowhouse Red. $4
a complex ale with flavors of toasted malt & rye


STOUDTS BREWING COMPANY
(Adamstown, PA)
-Pils. $4.5 a golden pilsner, clean, crisp & thirst quenching
-Heifer-in-Wheat. $4.5 Bavarian-style unfiltered wheat beer; imparts a flavor & aroma reminiscent of bananas & cloves

VICTORY BREWING COMPANY
(Downingtown, PA)
-Lager. $4.75
a well balanced German style lager

-Whirlwind Witbier. $4.75
both spicy & sublime, greets the nose & tingles the tongue; a refreshing interpretation of the classic Belgian white


LANCASTER BREWING COMPANY
(Lancaster, PA)
-Milk Stout. $4.25
a traditional English style sweet stout; a bold, dark ale bursting with barley dryness & mellowed by hints of chocolate & coffee


FLYING FISH BREWING COMPANY
(Cherry Hill, NJ)
-Belgian Abbey Dubbel. $4.25
a classic style abbey, with a fruity nose & generous body; malty in the middle with a clean almondy dry finish

-Extra Pale Ale. $4.25
an extremely balanced beer with a beautiful straw color


FLYING DOG BREWERY
(Frederick, MD)
-Old Scratch Amber Lager. $4
a malty, mellow beer, with ale & lager character

-Gonzo Imperial Porter. $6
mysteriously dark, with a rich malty body, intense roasted flavors, & a surprising hop kick


SOME OTHER GREAT NORTH AMERICAN BREWS >>>

SMUTTYNOSE BREWING COMPANY
(Portsmouth, NH)
-Shoals Pale Ale. $4.50
delightfully complex; tangy fruit at the start with an assertive hop crispness, & a long malty palate


TWO BROTHERS BREWING COMPANY
(Chicago, IL)
-Domaine DuPage French Country Ale. $4.75
amber colored, full & sweet up front, with caramel, toasty & fruity characters; finishes with a gentle floral & spicy hop that cleanses the palate


SOUTHAMPTON ALES & LAGERS
(Southampton, NY)
-Secret Ale Altbier. $4
copper brown color, with a malty flavor & refreshing hop bitterness


ROGUE ALES
(Newport, OR)
-Mom Hefeweizen. $15
a Belgian style blonde; unfiltered fusion of wheat & barley malts, spiced with coriander & ginger 22oz.


BRECKENRIDGE BREWERY
(Denver, CO)
-Avalanche Ale. $4.50
subtly blended pale & caramel malts, a touch of bitter hops create a refreshing & flavorful anytime beer
There is also an impressive wine list comprised of wines from North America.

The full menu is available here.

Related:
Noble - An American Cookery [ Official Site ]

Previously:
Trend Watch: City Restaurants With Food-Growing Gardens On Site

1 comment:

Adam said...

Noble's Vesper: one of the most beguiling, balanced cocktails I've ever had.