On the advise of a gentleman we met at nearby Jack of the Wood, we walked on over to The Thirsty Monk and headed downstairs to the Belgian Ale Bar. This establishment has a huge selection of draft and bottled Belgian style ales ranging from lower 4.3% ABV up to the double digit 11%-12% and higher. We tried to stay on the lighter end and particularly enjoyed some of the sour ales. I would need to locate my receipt to remember everything we tried! We were there on a Wednesday night and it wasn't too crowded. The bartender was very friendly and she was able to suggest a variety of ales, as well as pour samples. They offer half pours (8oz?), which I lliked so that I could try different ales. The bartender also suggested menu items to share. I ordered the Thai style pulled pork tacos and my husband order the poached pear salad on field greens. Both were delicious. There were a few groups of fellow Belgian ale lovers sitting around us so we had fun talking beer, travel, sports, everything with them. We did not wander upstairs to the cocktail bar but it sounded quite interesting. Will save that for next time.
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