Despite the name sounding like a warning, Power Plant Live! is a local hotspot in Baltimore that is right in between the Inner Harbor (site of my hotel, the InterContinental) and Harbor East. It is a collection of bars and restaurants like J Squared, the Baltimore Comedy Factory, and Leinehugel’s Beer Garden. I hear PP Live is a real hot spot, especially on weekends and especially when it is not 20 degrees outside!
The Comedy Factory was closed tonight and J Squared was a pizza joint (I was already heading to a pizza place later), so I plopped down at the bar in Leinehugel’s. There the general manager, Jesse, took me on a tour of their beers. Btw, I heart beer, so I was ready to put his knowledge to the test. Jesse went above and beyond with his brew knowledge and made this paddle of beers for me. In order from left to right I had the Big Eddy stout, New Belgium’s Snow Day winter seasonal, Maryland’s own Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch IPA (that’s its name, I swear!), and Leinehugel’s Red Lager. I asked Jesse for some bold beers and he really delivered. I won’t go into specific details, but I will say that every one of those beers tested my snobbery. If you happen upon this part of Baltimore, stop by Lienehugel’s and I recommend Jesse’s recommendations.