This past weekend we visited Montreal and had an amazing time. Our weekend consisted of finding an amazing place to eat, stuffing ourselves until we were sick, walking it off until we were hungry again, and repeating…for 3 days. And I drank a lot of mediocre beer, nothing worth talking about. We got a chance to check out the historic Old Montreal and the Museum of Fine Art. We also visited our first strip club ever, an experience that was surprisingly fun, probably in part because we visited a classy establishment that didn’t feel creepy at all. We did have an interesting experience while crossing the border into Canada, including a full car search and being pulled into the customs office for what appeared to be a full background check. Lucky for me, they didn’t find the six pack of Coors Light that I was keistering.
Tonight I’m trying out this bottle of Bruery Terreux Gypsy Tart, which as I recall, was a gift from coworkers. The beer is a Flanders Oud Bruin, a style that, as the beer’s name indicates, is quite tart. Most would call it flat out sour. And after a few swigs, I’m wishing I had a friend to help me finish the bottle, as this brew packs a pucker-inducing punch. Luckily, although it starts out like a sweet tart, it quickly transitions to a more mellow, thin finish. Perhaps with another beer, I’d be disappointed with the boring ending, but with this beer, it provides an opportunity for my palette to recover before the next sip. Perhaps I won’t need a friend to share this with after all!