November 09, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 11 comments

As colder weather draws near and daily life continues to issue more startling surprises, the allure of medicinal Belgian beer grows ever stronger.

Fortunately, the taprooms in my region are accommodating. Last weekend, a very nice Quadrupel from Kansas City; later today, a locally brewed Tripel that just hit the tap, and in a few more days, a local Dubbel that's on deck will be ready to go.

If I buy a bottle of Stella from the convenience store, I'll be able to say I hit for the cycle.

I can't make a regular habit of it, though. A 10oz. snifter of the Quad cost me 11 bucks. I didn't know that ahead of time. Found that illuminating - but not sobering.

My wife wants to know what all the Dubbel / Tripel lingo is about. That's easy, I said. Gymnastics or ice skating - take your pick.

And if I drink too much of the stuff at one sitting, that's when uneven bars and Lutz get added to the discussion.

posted by beaverboard at 10:49 AM on November 09, 2018

This post is not sports related as well, but my wife just shared this with me and I am laughing so hard, people think I am crying. I have to step away before they call 911.

Love Poems for Married People in The New Yorker (warning: self-playing video about half down the page)

posted by NoMich at 11:50 AM on November 09, 2018

Got a couple of fantastic local breweries here in Reno (Brasserie St. James and Revision Brewing) that put out some of the finest dubbels and tripels you'll ever taste. Anyone who wants to pop into my quiet little Sierra town for a brewery tour is more than welcome. Can even catch a top-10 Nevada Wolfpack men's hoops game while you're here!

Love Poems for Married People

Holy shit, that's good stuff. I just sent the link to Mrs. Moj.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:52 AM on November 09, 2018

a very nice Quadrupel from Kansas City

From Boulevard? I used to get bombers of their Belgians back when it was kind of rare to find any that were regionally produced. I haven't had one in a few years, but I remember them being pretty damn good.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:26 PM on November 09, 2018

Boulevard it is. So glad that some of our local joints are committed to bringing in brews from all over instead of remaining aloof and governed by regional pride.

posted by beaverboard at 01:42 PM on November 09, 2018

Speaking of true Belgian Quads (Trappist Ales), St. Bernardus Abt 12 and Chimay Blue and Red are three of my all time favorites. Also, a fan of St. Bernardus Christmas and Ommegang's Three Philosophers.

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Maybe if this were for $1 Belgian style beers I would bite.

posted by Howard_T at 11:47 AM on November 10, 2018

Belgian beers are the best on the planet. My favorite are from the monks at Roquefort.

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