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Euro Beer #22 & 23: Cafe Rosasse and Host's Home

In the fall of 2007 my wife and I traveled through Europe for 10 weeks. We ate a lot of food and drank of a lot of beer (and wine). Not enough food, not enough beer. Let's just wrap up Brussels now:

But we did not want to be disappointed by some dumb tourist trap. Brussels has many of those. So the entire time we were there we searched and searched for a suitable spot. Our last night we in town we threw up our hands and decided we would stop into the next decent joint we saw. Cafe Rosasse was were we ended up. Not bad. Those are my frites.

We both had beers from Charles Quint (Blonde and Rouge). Nice enough.

Cafe Rosasse
Rue haute 1


Later we had a Westmalle Dubbel (so good, a constant favorite) and Grimberden Dubbel (ok) at our host’s home. He had left for Argentina (I think) and was kind enough to let us stay on another night without him there. His hospitality was one our most favorite things about Brussels.

For more euro foodage and drinkage, go here.


Yo Ho Ho

Halloween time. Santi is a pirate this year, thanks to Tere. We dressed up a week early for a kid costume party.

Day of party costume. Pumpkin patch, duh.




I've been to Dallas once. Never been to Ft. Worth. Besides, maybe, Rahr I can not see many reasons to visit. Now I finally have one. Gotta go.

My Weekly Obsession #10


ABG Fall Cover, Release Party Info

There it is. That is what you look for, starting next week.

The first release of this issue will occur a week from today. We are throwing a party at the Draught House. The party will also serve as the kick off for Hops & Grain, who will be pouring their beer for the first time that night. Buy a Hops & Grain beer and you get a free BeerTown Austin "Selleck" stache pint glass. We will also be giving away free swag we picked up at GABF. People love free stuff. See you on the 26th at 5pm.

Austin Beer Week event page



Kristin sent us a nice fall package. Now there are stickers all over the house. Thanks KriKri!

Recent beer

Nothing wild. Been working a lot on fall Austin beer guide. Tons of Oktoberfest.


iPhone shots #1

In b-ville to pickup IPhone and do some work without distractions.


Rained Out

It has not rained all summer in Austin. Seriously, I can not remember the last day we had more than a dribble. The earth is cracking around us. Luckily, rain has finally come. The last two days have been filled with heavy downpours. People were so happy. Kids streamed out of their houses to play in the puddles. It was a real treat. We were no different:

Draught House 43rd Anniversary Party - THE LIST

The party is happening Saturday 10/22 from 1-10 PM, kicking off Austin Beer Week (more on that later). Check out this good stuff from DH (bold=what we are looking forward to most! [pretty much everything]):
We will have a great selection of cask, sour, barrel aged, rare, wild, and cellared beers, available in a collectible sample glass.

Sugar Shack BBQ will bring the food and DJ JBL with his massive vinyl collection will spin his magic.
Beer List as of now, more to be added-

(512) Whiskey Double Pecan
Brooklyn 2007 Monster
Brooklyn 2009 Black Chocolate Stout
Deschutes Black Butte XXIII
Deschutes Jubel 2010
Jester King Wine Barrel Commercial Suicide
Jester King Boxer's Revenge Wild Provision Ale
Jester King Das Wunderkind! Wild Table Beer
Jester King Farmhouse Black Metal
Jester King Farmhouse Wychmaker
Independence Oak Aged Anniversary Ale
Live Oak Old Treehugger
New Belgium Draught Folie (sour we blended at New Belgium)
Maui Imperial CoCoNuT Porter
Maui Onion Mild (made with caramelized onions!)
Rahr La Grange Saison
Sierra Ovila Saison
Sierra Brewer's Reserve Grand Cru
Southern Star Double Dry Hopped Pro-Am Cascadian Dark Ale
Victory Helios

Austin Beerworks Fire Eagle IPA
Bear Republic Peter Brown
Bear Republic Race 5
Great Divide Yeti
Green Flash Imperial IPA
Lagunitas Dogtown Pale Ale
Lagunitas Maximus
Left Hand Milk Stout
Ranger Creek Jerky Mesquite Porter (with beef jerky in it!)


Euro Beer #21: A la Mort Subite (Again)

In the fall of 2007 my wife and I traveled through Europe for 10 weeks. We ate a lot of food and drank of a lot of beer (and wine). Not enough food, not enough beer. Still tripping around in Brussels:

Golly, still in Brussels? I thought we were done here. Nope, guess not. Back to A la Mort Subite. I love this place.

Sofia had the gueze and I ordered the biggest faro available. Sofia's looks bigger in this photo, but the faro (back) was actually much larger.

For more euro foodage and drinkage, go here.

A la Mort Subite
rue Montagne-aux-Herbes Potagères 7



A few weeks ago we zipped down to S. Padre Island to cheer on Javier (Grande or Abuelo as Santi calls him) and Leti do one of them triathlon thingies. Some shots from the big day:

Somewhere in this crowd is Santi, Eric and Sofia. I'm not there, I was in bed for the start of the race.

Like I said, I was not there so Tere was taking the photos. There were a lot of photos like this. Not sure if this a mistake or she actually wanted a photo of this green wooden trash can.

Javier coming out of the water.

Transitioning to bike.

Another favorite photo of mine.

Then I got the camera back.

Where is Leti anyway?

Starting his run, getting an ass smack from Eric.

And there's Leti coming in to finish. I missed her whole race.

Javier finishing strong.

O the pain and the joy.


Crushing It

This is like a coming soon kinda post.