What a thing of beauty…
Thank you for your (high) standard review!
Great review, and glad to see that Golden State 2 lives up to the original. That BLT has become a surprise favorite of mine at GS1, and I almost like it as much as the burger.
One thing I will say, though, is that it feels like as the owners’ empire has expanded (Prime Pizza, Cofax, a partial stake in Bludso’s, and maybe one other that I’m forgetting…) the tap list quality at Golden State has suffered some. They used to have a stash of crazy rare beers and there were always amazing things on tap. Now there are still good beers (Old Raspy among them), but it’s been a while since I’ve seen anything truly exciting there. Not a serious gripe, but something I’ve noticed. I am also a big beer fan, so YMMV.
Thanks @bulavinaka. Yah Old Rasputin on Nitro was so good. Hope you get a chance to try Golden State 2 soon.
Hey @Chowseeker1999! Great report, as ever.
I’m also a big Old Rasputin fan.
I’m wondering if you’ve tried a beer float with Old Rasputin before. A scoop of really good vanilla ice cream topped with Old Rasputin actually really works (for me at least).
Thanks! Good point about the selection of what’s on tap having become less rare than before. I remember an early visit to the original Golden State where they had a featured Craft Beer from a brewer that I had never heard of before; it was wonderful.
It’s still a solid selection, but yah, the list isn’t filled with as many rare finds as before.
Oh thanks for the reminder! Yes, we ended up trying one of their beef floats before at the original Golden State with Old Rasputin once (loved it)!
Now that you bring it up, I’d love to try a beer float with Old Rasputin on Nitro + Leo Bulgarini’s legendary Vanilla Gelato.