Amber comes to visit!

This Sunday, Jack’s sister, Amber came up from North Carolina to visit and we got to meet her boyfriend Joaquin and their 4 month old baby girl Liliarose!

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We decided to catch up over some delicious pizzas and beers at Lost Dog Café on Columbia Pike.

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While waiting for the pizzas I had the Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series) by Bluegrass Brewing Company of Louisville, Kentucky at 8.6% abv.

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This beer seemed to get better and better as I drank it! Roasted malts, hints of chocolate and coffee, very flavorful oak and char. Vanilla and woody. The woodiness and oak flavor was amazing.

When the pizzas came I also ordered a Maredsous 8 by Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat of Belgium at 8% abv.

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This beer is stellar! Always a solid choice.

It gets better as it warms slightly. Fruity, almost like grapes, plums, and dark fruits. Bready and yeasty, brown sugar and molasses. A great sipping beer, very complex.

After dinner we headed home for another drink! I had the perfect beer in mind, and I knew Amber would enjoy and appreciate it, so I figured it was the perfect time to open it!

We all split the Southern Tier Crème Brulee Stout by Southern Tier Brewery of Lakewood, NY at 9.6% abv.

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So delicious! And so sweet! I can never drink very much of this beer because I find it overwhelming! Caramel and butterscotch up front, vanilla, hints of chocolate, roasted malts, creamy. Very thick mouthfeel, almost chewy, smooth texture. Probably one of the sweetest beers I have had, its gotta be split with at least one other person, or else I would have a very hard time finishing the bottle on my own.

I’m super happy we finally got a chance to catch up with Amber and meet Joaquin and Liliarose! I can’t wait till they come visit again!