|The beer menu.|
The menu is something to explore. The nachos are a Must Have It, and so is the shredded pork sandwich. Temple Coffee is also sold, but I have yet to try it here. The beer menu includes 20 taps that are very hard to find on tap anywhere, let alone in Sacramento. The beer prices are on the steep side $7-11 for glasses and $10-$20 for bottles (Although there are some rare gems that can cost up in the $60's).
A few things to remember about the price. First, these are potent beers, high in alcohol and flavor. After two glasses or one bottle you will have a good buzz. Second, these are quality beers made by highly skilled brewers using high quality ingredients. Finally, these are hard to find beers that cost money to ship. Some of the bottles are picked up and brought back by the owner himself.
At the beginning of August 2011 Pangaea is expanding into their former storage space and opening up a bottle shop. Their hours will change too: open on Sundays and closed on Mondays. The bottle shop and bar will stay open until 11pm. The bottle shop will feature several dozen beers, focusing on Belgium and other European style beers, with a sprinkling of American brews. If it is not already, Pangaea will be the mecca for European and European-style beers in the Sacramento region.
|Franklin Blvd Triple IPA|
I had the Franklin Blvd Triple IPA. It packs a sweet, complex-citrus, hoppy aroma with the taste that doesn't disappoint. Not as smooth of a finish as Pliny, but if you're a fan of Pliny, you'll love this. Even better that it's a very local concoction.
Every Wednesday night is open Mic night. If you want to hear some local poets and musicians this is a great place to check it out. If you're there to sit and talk on a Wednesday night, this is not the night to be at Pangaea. Open Mic nights are funny, loud, and entertaining and I suggest going at least once.
To sum it up, Pangaea takes you on a global beer tour all in the comfort of your local neighborhood, surrounded by good friends and friendly strangers.