August 20th, 2009

Okay. It's January and I am finally getting around to writing several months of commentary. Forgive me if I have the details wrong and please send corrections. Thing is, I moved to the 'burbs in September and the organizational chaos that is my life is slowly reaching a point of stasis. Updates will be more timely now. 8^)

Gauging from the pictures, it appears that we started at Croxley's Ale House. It was Wheat Night. My sketchy notes reveal that Dan and I had the Affligem Dubbel, a rich dark brown Belgian ale with a caramel note. Dan and "P" had the Franziskaner Dunkel Hefe-Weisse, a dark-colored wheat beer. "P" also had a Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier, a more traditional yeasty wheat. I had a Hoegaarden Witbier but it was was strangely flat tonight. This was followed by a Blue Moon Belgian White, Coors Brewing Company's competent take on this style. Wheat Beer, Hefeweissen, Weissbier, Witbier—whatever you call it, it's the perfect summer quaff!

Dan, "P" and I must have next migrated over to E(vil) 7th St., because I see pictures of Standings Bar. This low-key Sports bar is pretty small, but it has several screens going at once, and several good beers on tap. I seem to recall we settled on a Blue Point Toasted Lager, but it was not a hit. The Rogue Chocolate Stout is likely to have figured in there as well.

We finished the night at "P's" favorite joint, Bar None. Looks pretty quiet. Certainly weren't any nuns there.

Dan reminds me that he and I stopped at Mickey D's on the walk home. Bad idea.

Dark Side, Light Side

"P" and Danny, Sitting @ Standings

Taps at Standings

The Bar at Bar None