My wonderful mother-in-law sent me some birthday cash, with instructions to treat myself to some nice beer. Hey, twist my arm. So at some point tonight I'll sit down and enjoy either St. Bernardus Tripel or Westmalle Dubbel. Wow, I just noticed that Westmalle's bottle looks almost exactly like the ones New Belgium Brewing uses. I'm guessing that's not an accident on New Belgium's part. (And am I the only one who thinks "Westmalle" sounds like a beer that would be brewed on the University of Texas campus?)
Coming soon: a recap of my fantasting vacation to Portland, which included a visit to the Oregon Brewers Festival and a bicycling tour of the town's brewpubs with Todd M and Bill C.