Last night I was at Old Chicago, and decided to try a few new beers. Thoughts:
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat -- delicious. Good cherry flavor without being overpowering. Not overly smooth, or robust, but it had an appealing flavor in the wheat that I enjoyed.
Pete's Wicked Strawberry Blonde -- I ordered it without thinking, and was immediately labeled "gay" by the table. I shrugged it off, but you know what? This was a very gay beer. Very smooth, but an overpowering strawberry taste. So if you like strawberry, get down on this.
Finnegan's Irish Amber Ale -- Locally brewed here in MN, this was my favorite of the night. The only non-fruit flavored beer I had, it was smooth and tasted great. It had more flavor than most amber ales I'm used to. Highly recommended.
Pyramid Apricot Ale -- a friend of mine always sings the praises of Pyramid, and I can see why. Not as strong as the strawberry in the Pete's but a definite apricot flavor. Not as smooth as Pete's either, but still easy to drink and tasted great.
In sum, I'd recommend all four of those beers. But watch out for Pete's if you're at a table full of Republicans, as I was. Even the label is kind of gay.