St. Arnold’s Belgian Mussels and Delirium Beer

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Our craft projects are always a good excuse to have a cocktail on the weekends, but we often also find ourselves making time to have one while out of town. It allows us to explore the city we’re visiting and experience the local grub. No fancy places for us, we like our places very local and down-to-earth.

One of these occasions happened recently. While on a quick outing to DC, we stumbled upon one of the best pubs we’ve been to in a long time, St. Arnold’s Mussel Bar on Jefferson Place. The food is amazing, featuring many types of mussel recipes and other hardy fare. But the real treat (apart from the local scene and cast of characters) was the huge selection of Belgian beers. We’re not big beer drinkers, but there’s something about Belgian beer that we cannot resist, especially if they have Delirium on tap. Delirium is a very strong pale that is not for the faint of heart. It’s also the perfect companion to the St. Arnold’s Mussels, an original recipe that is made from beer, garlic and duck fat…heavens!

This break became a memorable meal very fast and we can’t wait to go back!

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