Friday night, not much was going on, so Jack and I went out for dinner and drinks to Granville Moore’s on H St in DC.
I started off the night with a St.Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck of Ingelmunster, Belgium at 5% abv. (Gueuze is pronounced like Gooz, rhymes with “lose” or “snooze”)
I like how the bartender warned me ahead of time that it wouldn’t be sweet. I’ve had this beer before so I was prepared, but it is usually located in beer menus under the lambic section and people (usually women) choose lambics because they will be sweet. But I love tart and sour beers and this one is pretty funky!
Tart and dry, almost mouthwatering. Also, very carbonated, but it works well because it is so sour. Lemony and apple cider vinegary. Very unusual, definitely a beer to try if you want something different!
With dinner we decided to split the Ommegang Seduction by Brewery Ommegang of Cooperstown, NY at 6.8% abv.
Strong malty character, very dark chocolate, almost dry and bitter. After the first couple of sips you start to notice something else, a hint of cherries!
This was a well-done chocolate beer, but not my favorite, definitely worth a try!
I cant wait to go back to Granville Moore’s. It’s the inside that I love, if I lived closer I would definitely be a regular there. I love the exposed walls, the heavy dark wood bar and tables, wooden chairs that used to be in a church, and a good bartender with awesome beer stories! Makes for a fantastic night of sipping stellar beers!