Zolie and I stopped by Cafe Biere for their BBQ and beer tasting happy hour last night. The normal fair there is Belgium with a Latin flavor. Great fries, mussels and spicy dips! They had BBQ set up at the curb and Zolie and I shared the most wonderful plate of fresh roasted corn on the cob, ribs and a baked patatoe. Yum!
I got to sample a few beers, but my favorite was the “Black Oil”
Harviestoun Ola Dubh (30 Year Old) Ola Dubh (or ‘Black Oil’) is a collaboration between Harviestoun Brewery and Highland Park, Distiller of the Year. It is based on Harviestoun’s award-winning Old Engine Oil. With more than a stylistic nod to the classic Imperial Porters (and Stouts) of the nineteenth century, this deliciously rich, dark, 8% a.b.v. beer is the first ale to be aged in malt whisky casks from a named distillery and, with traceable casks.
I will be back there again especially for the happy hour beer and conversation with the locals.