If you were to be walking down Carson Street, it might not be immediately obvious that the Smiling Moose is the next bar you want to visit. You might even consider walking right past the place. Just set that initial impression aside, and you'll be happy you took the leap.
Though I can't say all 21 draft options can be labeled as craft beer, I can easily point to the list of somewhere near 75 bottled options as inflated consolation. The last time I was there, I even ordered some dinner and was fairly impressed with my order of black bean sliders. Hell, I was even impressed that black bean sliders even appeared on the menu. Given all that, a meetup sounds like a no-brainer right?
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For the most part, this will be a fairly standard beer meetup with one major exception: Brooke and I will be your bar tenders. Based on the suggestion of the Smiling Moose, we're making our way out on Monday — when the Moose invites guest bar tenders out and lets them use tip money for a charity of their choosing. We haven't nailed down a charity yet, but at least one of us will be behind the bar all night to make beer suggestions and serve well-poured pints.
Beyond a chance to tease your charity bar tenders, the Smiling Moose will also be offering a craft beer special all night: $1 off all craft and micro drafts served during the meetup.
Hope to see you all there!