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Good news, good brews

My husband's been working on a contract basis for the last couple of years after the company had a major lay-off. Yesterday he accepted an offer for a full-time position at another place. It's a very good company and a very good position, and, importantly, seems to have good people, a good environment, and interesting work. So, definite "yay!" all around. ^_^

Last night we went out to celebrate, to the place of the blooming onion. The steaks were delicious. The beer wasn't bad. I've only started drinking beer relatively recently and I'm still learning what I like. Last night's was my third version of a Belgian white/witbier/witte. These (for those as unknowing as I was) are unfiltered wheat beers with low hops bitterness, and flavored with orange peel, coriander, and possibly other citrus and/or spices. Call them the "Constant Comment" of beers. I picked out the first one just from reading the label on the six-pack at the liquor store: "White Rascal" from the Avery Brewing Company in Colorado. The second was even better, and found when going out to celebrate a colleague's birthday from work: "Grey Lady" from Cisco Brewers in Nantucket, MA. The third? Not quite as good as the first or second, but still drinkable. This was Shock-Top Belgian White. The waitperson asked if we wanted an orange in it and said that was the recommended way, so we did. Now, I'm not sure if that was fair. The extra orange flavour made it seem relatively thin as a beer. But unlike the other two, it's not an actual craft beer: it's put out by Anheuser-Busch.

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sealwhiskers
Jun. 24th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
Ah, I also like the place with the Blooming onion, although that particular starter has like a hundred million calories.
Congrats on C's new fantastic job, sounds like cause for celebration indeed!
cimeara
Jun. 26th, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
Luckily there were four of us to share the calories, but you're right, definitely only a special-occasion sort of treat. ^_^
celtile
Jun. 25th, 2011 11:32 am (UTC)
If you're ever in Allston, call into the Sunset grill. They have a really good beer menu and there is/was a great Vietnamese restaraunt next door.
cimeara
Jun. 26th, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
I'll keep that in mind! But, alas, I'm awfully suburban these days. If a place doesn't have parking (and Allston isn't likely) then it's not likely to be visited. The after-work place had a pretty good beer list though: the Biltmore Bar & Grille in Newton (and there was a small parking area behind it).
celtile
Jun. 26th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
I'm dying for a beer right now...
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