Tim’s cousin took us to the Tun Tavern in Atlantic City when we visited him, even though it’s like 45 minutes from his house. But he knew how much we loved beer! We sat at the bar… and immediately noticed that their beer taps are flanked by Bud taps. REALLY?!?!
But…. it is very cool that they post the OG/FG/IBU/ABV of their beers!
FYI: OG is original gravity- basically how much sugar the beer has before you add yeast, FG is final gravity- how much sugar is left after the yeast has had its way with the sugars and producing alcohol and CO2, IBU is international bitter units (the higher the number the more hoppy and bitter the beer is, usually), and ABV is alcohol by volume.
We got the sampler, of course.
Beers we tried:
All American IPA bitter, little wincing, light bodied, slightly mild flavor 2.75
Devil Dog Pale aroma and flavor of hops but no bitterness, smooth and drinkable, like dissolving hops in water, interesting not bad 2.75
Dopplebock little syrupy, grapey 2.75
Irish Red funky aftertaste, plain, like made with bad water 3.5
Leatherneck Stout light bodied, but drinkable, mild flavor 2.75
Tun Light Light nicely carbonated, nice fresh and crisp, plain but drinkable 2.5
And we got dinner too… started with the calamari which were pretty good. I had the mushroom ravioli (the sauce was like french onion soup with mushrooms. So yummy. Very rich). Tim at the PHD- this ridiculously HUGE sandwich that was very good.
All in all, the place was “eh”. Definitely cool to have craft brew in Atlantic City, but you can tell they cater to tourists who may already be very drunk. Would not come here again unless I happened to be in AC again!