Weihenstephaner, iPhone 6, video

Stopped into a Bavaria Restaurant near Palm Beach, Aruba, DWI for a tasty Weihenstephaner. Bavaria is a great place for all sorts of German beer and food. They’re going to be adding some new things to the menu soon. So, if you’re visiting the island, check in to see what’s on offer. He’s the quick look video:

That’s a darn good beer, served by pleasant people. Enjoy every meal… and drink, too. Bon dia from Aruba.

Kloster Andechs Dunkel

I wanted to try another beer from the Andechs Monastery. That last doppelbock dunkel was mighty tasty. So, I went with the weissbeir dunkel (minus the doppelbock part). Here it is:

Andechs Dunkel in a frosty mug.

Andechs Dunkel in a frosty mug.

I poured it a little too fast. Still, the head on this beer was frothy good, kind of a like preview of the show. And the show was smooth, a bit creamy, lots of body, and deeply flavorful. This beer thing might get to be a regular feature here at The Bent Page. Soon I’ll be visiting with some German friends who have native beers at their fingertips. Uh, oh!

Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel

While not much of a beer drinker, I do enjoy those hearty brews of the “dunkel” style. The Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel is my favorite so far. Here’s a look at the bottle:

1/2 a liter of Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel.

1/2 a liter of Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel.

I should have poured in into a glass, but tell the truth, I was guzzling this! It has a velvety feel and a hint of chocolate aftertaste. In other words, a mighty fine beverage, especially on a chilly fall afternoon. Fortunately, I have a store close to home that sells all manner of exotic beers, with knowledgeable people at the counter to help with making a selection. Bottoms up!

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Tempranillo, Madrid

Another favorite stop for tapas on Calle Cava Baja (in Madrid) is Tempranillo. This place is more “old school” than “new school.” In other words if you order a glass of wine, they’ll bring you a small snack. They also have a menu full of delicious items. But first, let’s see all that wine on the wall:

Wall of wine at Tempranillo, Cava Baja, Madrid, Spain.

Wall of wine at Tempranillo, Cava Baja, Madrid, Spain.

You’re sure to find something you like there. They usually have several bottles of red and white open, selections that are tasty and easy. Here’s a look at the chipirones with artichokes:

Chipirones with artichokes at Tempranillo, Madrid, Spain.

Chipirones with artichokes at Tempranillo, Madrid, Spain.

I also enjoyed a salad of various items that was loaded with olive oil. The photo is not the best, but here it is:

Salad at Tempranillo, Madrid, Spain.

Salad at Tempranillo, Madrid, Spain.

Having been to Tempranillo many times, I’m amazed by the consistency. Always good, always interesting. The people watching here can be fantastic. So, go early, linger, and enjoy.