We Got to Meet Liz’s Parents!

Liz’s invited us out to dinner with her parents, so we got to meet them and go to a new restaurant! Liz found a very cute, little restaurant, with a good food and beer menu called the Black Squirrel up in Adam’s Morgan in DC. Although, it was positively a monsoon! Jack (who is quite the gentleman) dropped us off at the door, and by the time we made it inside we were still drenched!

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The Black Squirrel offered all their beers on draught in two sizes, sample and full glass. I love sample sizes!

I started off by sampling the:

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Probably the best Founder’s beer I’ve had. Very malty, toasted burnt caramel. Figs and raising, boozy, light vanilla. Quite drinkable, I will definitely need more than a sample.

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Next, I decided to go back and try a beer that I haven’t had in years! But knowing that I’m going to Belgium in a few months, I thought I would re-try some old beers and remember what made me love them so much.

I had the Bruegel Amber Ale by Brouwerij Van Steenberge of Ertvelde, Belgium at 5.2% abv.

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This is why I love Belgium. This beer is considered a Pale or Amber ale. It poured much darker than what most people would classify a pale/ amber ale, and that makes me happy.

First I noticed the honey flavor, then slightly floral. Toasted malts, bready, like a buttery biscuit. And wonderfully full bodied. Not a super complex beer, but comforting.

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We had an awesome time with Liz and her parents! I’m glad we finally got to meet them and hear some wonderfully embarrassing childhood stories about Liz!

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