Too Many Casks On The Dance Floor (T.J. Finley’s)

Too many casks on the dance floor.

Too many casks on the dance floor.

Too many casks.

Fortunately, T.J. Finley’s is a craft beer bar and NOT a dance floor, so the Conchords can be left to continue their crusade against male junk-heavy techno clubs and allow the caskery to roam free.

And roam it did, with casks such as Sixpoint Craft Ales Chocolate Rye Porter, Blind Bat Brewery Long Island Potato Stout, Ballast Point Brewing Company Sculpin IPA, and the pre-debut of Great South Bay Brewery Imperial Blonde.

Favorite of the afternoon casker was Blue Point Brewing Company Rastafa Rye Stir-Fry, a Rasta one-off aged with Szechuan peppercorns.

The addition of spiced peppercorn heat amplified the grainy rye bitterness and masked the floral hops, producing drinkable danger.

But not dangerous enough to yelp, “Too many Szechuan peppercorns on the dancefloor. Too many peppercorns.”

niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.