Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The beat goes on

OK...on Sunday, I decided it was time to have just a little fun.  We had some gift certificates for a restaurant we'd never tried - Beachside Forno - and lunch sounded like a plan.  This would be followed by a walk on the beach.  An afternoon off.  No paperwork.  No emails.  No phone calls.  A bubble of sanity. 


Here I am - having fun.  I couldn't resist trying this ale.  It was, of course, the name that got me.  Something from a craft brewery named Dead Frog can't possibly be as bad as that sounds...right?  Must be a little marketing game.  And the variety on tap was their Nut Brown Ale.  Feeling as free as a squirrel and loving dark ales, I decided to try one.  Just a small one - it's not as big as it looks in the photo.  Honest!  Just a trick of perspective, folks.    It was Delicious!  Kind of Guiness-y but with a little chocolate aftertaste.   I almost went back for more  But good manners - and it being only lunchtime - stopped me. And I still needed to walk.

Now, it's back to that beat.

9 comments:

Mimi said...

When I saw the pic in my reader I thought it was a pint, sorry, a small pint, of Guinness.
Nothing like a bit of time out and a meal handed to you to chill out after that hectic time you've been through.
Don't think I'd have been able to resist going back for more, lunch-time or not!

EmptyNester said...

I'm not a fan of beer but Hubs loves the dark ales. I'm more of a wine-o. LOL Glad you had a nice afternoon.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Just the name of the restaurant sounds pleasing. Glad you an afternoon off to enjoy it. I'm not much of an ale drinker but I have to say there are some interesting names!

Ginny said...

I'm glad you got a pleasant chocolate surtprise instead of dead frogs!! Hope you had a great walk on the beach!

Rudee said...

I keep meaning to tell you that I love your glasses. They look so nice on you.

I'd like a beer, too.

Angie said...

Some great food to be had by the looks of things. That beer would have me out for the count!!!

cindy said...

Ya, figure it was a small one, and your right it doesn't look small. I believe you, dead frog, so glad it tasted better. I'm not an ale or beer ever drinker. Brave you are

Stephanie V said...

Thanks, Rudee!

Jane/WTKnits said...

Great picture! Cheers!

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