Welcome back to the Skinny Arms, the perfect pub for pints and grub on this beautiful autumn day. We’ve added some special seasonal drinks and treats to our menu, so grab a friend, or a book, and come on down. And if you don’t have either at the moment, don’t worry. There’s always plenty of both to be found at the Skinny Arms.
On loan from the solar-powered Carver Brewing Company in Durango is the seasonal dark lager inspired by the traditional German brew, Märzen. The full-bodied beer that’s strong on malt but not on hops, is more fulfilling than a light summer lager, but won’t weigh you down like a wintertime stout – perfect for the changing weather of October. Served up with a hearty bowl of Pumpkin Curry Soup, this meal will see you through crisp days of Autumn. Snuggle up with a good book in one of our overstuffed reading chairs or join new friends at the common table!
Know this: you’ll want to take food pairing advice from a guy with a palette so weak he may as well be eating water crackers with water. Why, you ask? Because you’re being adventurous. You’re an adventurous foodie, after all. What this guy may think goes well together may not ever go well together at all. Like mustard and grapes, or Mel Gibson and any self-respecting human being. But you are up to the challenge; I can tell from the gleam in your eyes and the growl from your gut.
So let me suggest this, as a new fall pairing offered by the Skinny Arms, the Official Urchin Pub: autumnal wheat beer and banana splits. Bananas and ice cream have gotten on well for centuries, probably. Beer and ice cream for much less time, but this pairing too has traveled the long road. I’ve also had some German wheat beer that claimed the banana in its long list of ingredients. It didn’t concern me that I failed to taste the banana in the beer. In fact, my weak palette alerted me that this beer needed more banana. And ice cream. And a wheelbarrow to wheel me out later.
So you’ve just returned to the city after a crisp fall day of apple picking/pumpkin patching/hay bale riding/corn maze navigating (all probably in Vermont) and you’re short on warmth, booze, and sweets. You’ve come to the right place. Just make yourself at home in front of the fire or next to a frosty window so you can watch the falling leaves while we bring you a Spiked Hot Apple Cider and a warm apple cider doughnut. The Spiked Hot Apple Cider can be made with either rum or brandy and is sure to warm you up from the inside out. The apple cider doughnut is the ultimate autumnal treat for savoring, and yes, even dunking. Go ahead. We’re all friends here.