Dinner at Liz’s

Friday night we went over to Liz’s place in DC for a relaxed dinner. Trevor and Ryan came too. Trevor brought the good cheeses and Ryan brought the good beer!

Liz made a really good dinner, but I especially liked her Vermont family recipe for mac and cheese! It was delicious!

While she cooked, I helped shred cheese and got started on some beers Jack brought. I had the Dominion Baltic Porter by Old Dominion Brewing Company of Deleware 7% abv.

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This is an odd pose, but Jack said I didn’t hold the beer up high enough in the first picture to see it.

Anyway, this is one of Jack’s favorite go-to beers and he picked it up at the store to bring to Liz’s. We also have 12 more at home in the fridge!

Roasted malts, chocolately, a little burnt, and low on hops. It al blends very well. Not too extreme for a Baltic Porter and a great easy winter sipping beer.

Next up, I had one of the beers Ryan brought, he came to the door with a big box with multiple 6 packs inside! I spied the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout by Brooklyn Brewery 10% abv.

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Incredibly chocolaty, incredibly malty. Not too thick of a mouthfeel, a bit dry toward the end. A slight hint of vanilla and a bit boozy at 10%. Ryan knows my type of beer and picked this up especially for me! Thanks Ryan!

After dinner I tried another beer that Ryan brought since I’ve never had it before! And it has an interesting story and I love a beer that has a story!

I had Censored, a Rich Copper Ale, by Lagunitas Brewing Co of California 6.75% abv.

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The story behind the name is that it used to be named the Kronic but apparently people too offense to the name because it referred to weed. And so they slapped a censored bar over the name instead of changing it, you can still kind of see the word Kronic peeking out from behind it.

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A little bit of life-advice on the side of the bottle.

Thank you Liz for dinner, Trevor for the cheeses, and Ryan for the beers! You guys know how to make it a simple and awesome night!

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