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Chicagoist's "Beer of the Week:" Dark Horse Raspberry Ale

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Sep 30, 2009 6:40PM

2009_09_30_botw.jpg We were at otom last week checking out some of the offerings of new executive chef Thomas Elliot Bowman, who's slowly but surely transformed the menu from the moto light of his predecessor Daryl Nash to the more traditional bistro fare originally envisioned for the restaurant. otom has a $25 Tuesday tasting menu that is the very definition of value. For an extra $15 you can add wine pairings or you can pair one beer with the menu for $6.

otom carries Dark Horse Raspberry Ale for that price and you can't really go wrong with the selection. It's a year-round selection with a nice amber color and some surprising hoppiness fighting side-by-side with the natural tartness of raspberries for your taste buds' attention. This isn't a heavy beer so chances are that it would pair lovely with a three-course tasting menu.

Liquor stores that carry Dark Horse Raspberry Ale include Archer Liquors (5996 South Archer Avenue), Sam's and Binny's.