For valentines Day Sunshine and i went to Flossmoor Station for lunch and some sight seeing. For those of you who have never heard of Flossmoor Station brewpub I encourage you to go here to get a quick sense of the place.
I cannot easily summarize how much I enjoyed the Flossmoor brewpub. It was cozy, tidy, old fashioned (the building it is in was founded in 1906), welcoming, the beer was great, the people were friendly, and we were blessed with some great weather during our trip there.
During our lunch at Flossmoor we gave in and sampled a few of their beers. Sunshine had their Chessie Cherry Wheat, I had their CHAOS!!! IPA and we shared a goblet of their Up All Night Coffee Imperial Stout. The Chessie cherry wheat reminded me of New Glarus Brewing Company's Cherry beer sans the bite, and the CHAOS reminded me of a fresher Punk IPA but with a slightly larger malt presence.
Their coffee stout was sweeter than expected for the style (presumably due to an addition of lactose), but it was enjoyable none the less. We took some picture of our travels (they can be found here). We are planning on returning in late summer 2010, but during that trip we are hoping to bring my sister and some chums along (if they want to go). I cannot wait for my next stop at Flossmoor Station!!
Flossmoor has a listing for what is on tap on their blog page which can be found here.
Again, I cannot recommend this place enough. The few downsides to Flossmoor, the city, that we had are as follows:
- Nothing to do (by admittance of the people that worked at Flossmoor Station and our own opinion).
- Eerily quiet.
- We did not have our bicycles to get around on.
In all fairness the above downsides can probably be chalked up to the season we are in (who wants to go outside for a prolonged period of time in winter?). With that assumption in mind i am sure that Flossmoor is a much more enjoyable town in the warmer months, and I hope it will be livelier when we return. Regardless, for what we saw, and experienced, I would whole heartily recommend Flossmoor Station to people. I would also recommend that you bring your bicycle along on your next trip to Flossmoor. It will aide greatly in further exploration and create fatigue which can conveniently be quenched by one of Flossmoor's great beers!.