The online version of my Lifetime Beer Book.
A work day lunch at Old Chicago gave opportunity for this flavorful strong ale produced by the collaborative work of New Belgium and Orval breweries. The additive spices bring out the malty and ester flavors of this dark beer.
This Belgian quad is much better than most Belgians. Still, I get the feeling that Belgians would have done well to focus on their waffles and leave beer making to the Germans and British.
There's a fun little brewery and arcade in downtown Cedar Rapids that serves a great combination of fried pickles and Belgian Blonde Ale.
Christmas day is full of carols, new games and enjoying gifts of good beer. This Munich dopplebock is wonderful with flavors of grains and candied fruit. Merry Christmas to all.