Visiting New York is always exciting, and more exciting if you like pizza. A friend of mine gave me a great tip to visit Keste on Bleaker St in the west village. They had a great beer selection from which I chose this AMA bionda, a gorgeous honey lager. Actually, I am lying, I chose something else, but then the guy said they were out and suggested this.
Brewed by Amarcord Brewery in the small medieval town of Apecchio, Italy, AMA Bionda is a beer made specifically for the Italian dinner table. Designed by Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, AMA Bionda is a golden beer with a soft but complex floral and fruity character, born of aromatic malts, three types of hops, Italian Orange Blossom honey from Sicily, and water from springs that date to Roman times.
Yah, what he said! We were lucky enough to get a burrata pizza that was listed in the specials, and the house Keste pizza with prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella.
The pizza was “magic” and the beer was pretty great too. We followed this up by playing with the kid at the Bleaker playground, then a walk on the high line. It was a nice little afternoon.
Beer rating: 4.75/5