What's really nice about working with the EPA is every now and then, one has to travel to New York City.
Granted it's only a quick trip down on the train, and you only get to spend one brief night there, but it's really nice; especially at Christmas-time.
Van Ecke - Poperings Hommel bier - Belgian blonde, a favorite
Chimay - 500 Tripel
In honor or their 500th anniversary
After that was a relatively short walk to the Stags Head. These folks are actually located near another be BXL bar but what they do is American craft brewers, with taps that rotate very, very rapidly.
I know I am being judgmental here, but it's nice to know that people are hired because they do know what they're doing. Two of the bartenders are very attractive women, which is my defense atypical for a craft beer bar. Rest assured, they definitely know their beers their style of beers, and what things taste like.
Elysian - Oddland 2 Spiced Pear Ale - Ale, Fruit, Spiced
Harpoon - Chocolate Stout
Very chocolatey - sort of like a dessert beer
Evil Twin - Hipster - Ale, Pale, American [4,650]
Dark Horse - Scotty Karate - Scotch Ale
Besides the really good beers, had for dinner one of their their signature hamburger as well as roasted brussels sprouts.