Rolled over to La Trappe last night with CB and Dave. As of late, the place has been getting super crowded, to the point where I actually walked away a couple weekend nights when it was shoulder-to-shoulder and rolled over to Rogue instead. I like La Trappe though, great belgian selection on draft and in bottles, and the staff is usually pretty friendly. Oh yeah, the food is great here too. Overall it’s always near the top of my list when I’m in North Beach.
- the place was full underground when we walked in, but we managed to get a table within 5-10 minutes. note to self – come here on weeknights, screw the weekend crowd.
- busted out Temptation on draft – great as always, dunno how vinnie does it.
- followed by Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze – awesome, super dry. it was interesting to follow temptation with this one. a discussion ensued as to whether any american brewer would sack it up and start exclusively doing geuzes/lambics/spontaneously fermented beers. more on that topic later.
- finished off the night with Gouden Carolus Cuvée Van De Keizer. great belgian strong, a year or two more in the bottle and it would be out of control.