HopbackOur usually intrepid beer writers Donavan has been busy lately with some of his fiction-writing projects, so I’m going to hop (pun intended) in here today and let you know about the next Firkin Friday Cask Night at DEKS restaurant in Rocky Point, NY.

The next edition of this monthly beer gathering will be June 6, starting at 6:00 p.m. and the beer is Troegs Brewing Company’s HopBack Amber Ale, their flagship product, and a beer that I tried for the first time over the holiday weekend.

I’m a lover of well-hopped beers, a "hop head" as they say, and I enjoyed this one quite a bit and I look forward to tasting it from the cask next week. It’s not over-the-top hoppy, but it is certainly more hoppy than most amber ales. I have to say, I’ve tasted several of Troegs’ beers and I haven’t tasted one yet that I didn’t really like.

So, come out and join us on June 6. The cask is usually gone by 10 p.m. or so, but DEKS has more than enough fine beers on offer to get you through the rest of your night. I hope to see you there.