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Belgian beer fest - Lucky Baldwins Pasadena

gastronomike | Feb 19, 2005 03:06 AM

Lucky Baldwins (17 S. Raymond, old town Pasadena), is hosting a Belgian beer festival through Feb. 27th. Any night you go, they should have at least 50 (yes 50 and possibly more) Belgian brews on tap. In addition to the pub grub, they offer a short Belgian menu - you can get moules done a few ways, a mediocre Flemish stew, and maybe some other things (all served with nice fat fries). But it's not really about the food. I couldn't find any Belgians but my Dutch friends suggest this strategy - start with a light classic like a Stella or Hoegaarden, move on to a chocolaty double (twice fermented) and continue (finish?) with a delicious triple (you guessed it, 3X fermentation, alcohol as high as 12% and they can be quite sweet), which will take some time to consume. They also offer a few fun, fruity (champagne-like) beers. If you want to sample many, you can get all the beers in a small taster size for $3. This is a nice hound-friendly opportunity in the usually depressing old town dining scene.


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