Oh, I have a feeling I will be spending a lot of time here. Alexandria is proving to be a lovely place to live. After work (my *first* day at my new job!) I went for an amazing jog along the banks of the Potomac River, looking northward towards the Washington Memorial and the mall. Simply magical. Unfortunately, I got lost jogging around some sort of coal plant, and when I found my way back home after an hour (I had intended to only jog thirty minutes), I discovered that I had locked myself out of my new apartment! I could see my cell phone on the table in the foyer, but my door key wouldn't work. Frantically, I jumped the back fence, and luckily I forgot to lock the back patio door.
Now I'm eating far too much cheese (I got the appetizer sampler for two) and drinking FAR too much beer (every single one of their October specialties). This place is one of those trendy microbrew places, and I imagine that I will be spending the next few months working my way through their extensive menu of imports. Here is tonight;s list of reviews. Keep in mind that I am incredibly drunk right now, and have no idea what I'm blogging.
Saint Andre 6 I like St. Andre, and I don't know why. Incredibly creamy, but that's about it
Brillo di Trevisco 4 Chalky, not my favorite, but pretty
Whiskey Cheddar 7 Oh man, I love cheddar. The best is aged 3+ years, but this is pretty good, too!
Danish Blue 9 How can you not like blue cheese? Well, Master Thor doesn't... but that means maybe He will give me His portion!
Chevre 6 Such a soft cheese... I have to be in the mood for it
Jarlsberg 9 Like the world's best swiss cheese, and I love it
Drunken Goat 8 Not the best, but it will always have a special place in my heart for the red wine flavors
Camembert 3 Stinky stinky stinky... like old gym socks, which is funny 'cause I usually like old gym socks
Gouda 6 Dull but dependable
Bilbo Baggins 6 Smooth and simple, but I have a feeling I'll be drinking a lot of this!
Rogue Hazelnut Nectar 6 Very different. Extremely nutty, and I couldn't drink much of it... but good
Black & Tan 8 Wonderful memories. A little "touristy", but I'll drink it just the same
Victory Irish Stout 4 Flat and dark, not my first choice
Arrogant Bastard Ale 8 I love Arrogant Bastard. I want to support them as much as I can - possibly more than their beers deserve
Dogfish Head Punkin 7 Pumpkin beer? Ok, ok... it's not very good, but once a year, I think it's appropriate
Eggenberg Pilsner 4 I like light beers... but this one tasted like a dirty glass
Brooklyn Oktoberfest 6 Better, but I'm still not in love with spicy Octoberfest beers
Pennsylvania Oktoberfest 2 Ah, Oktoberfest. It's beers like this that give Germans a bad name. Well, that and Hitler.
Old Speckled Hen Fine Ale 5 It's flavorful. Too bad I don't like the flavor
Loose Cannon Hop 3 Ale 4 Very hoppy, and I'm not in the mood for hoppy