Beers at the Office


After work today, I headed to Matt’s holiday party at the office. I really didn’t feel like getting un-dressed to go to the gym and then showering and getting dressed and re-doing hair and makeup all over again, so I decided a walk would be the better option today. I ended up walking from my apt to Matt’s office downtown, which is no big deal in the summer (~3 miles), but this was an accomplishment in the cold temps. To be honest though, I warmed up pretty quickly and it was actually quite pleasant. I arrived a little late, so the food was a bit cold, but it still tasted pretty good.


I made a plate of shrimp, mac + cheese, pulled pork, a veggie dumpling, and some kind of chicken guy on a stick.

The pulled pork and shrimp were the best, so I went back for seconds…

I also enjoyed two Dogfish head’s over the course of the evening. I’ve had the Raison D’Etre before (and love it), but I believe this was my first time trying the Indian Brown Ale. I wasn’t a huge fan (because I’m not as into hoppy beers). I also wasn’t really feeling alcohol tonight, so I didn’t even finish the second one.

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What’s a Christmas party without sweets?


The cookie was blah (too hard)…

and the carrot cake and mini key lime were only satisfactory. I’m such a dessert snob.

I really enjoyed chatting with Matt’s co-workers…I always find the people at his company so interesting! I’m pooped tonight and I don’t even know if I have the energy to pack a lunch for tomorrow. Off I go. Good night:)
  • Kat
    December 16, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Ugh. There’s nothing more disappointing than mediocre desserts, especially at the holidays. I’ve been known to scrape frosting off of dry cake and just enjoy “the good part.”

    No shame, lady.

  • Mom
    December 17, 2010 at 6:36 am

    The desserts sure looked good!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    December 17, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Any Christmas party that serves Dogfish Head is the kind I want to be at! Have you been watching Brewmasters? It’s pretty fascinating! We went to their brewpub in Delaware this summer and gah their beers are so good.

    • Laura
      December 17, 2010 at 8:47 am

      I’ve heard about it from a couple of people, but haven’t seen it because I don’t have cable:(

      • Stacy @ Every Little Thing
        December 17, 2010 at 8:50 am

        Hmm, you might be able to watch it online. Try this website or google “Watch Brewmasters.” If worse comes to worse, you could catch some clips on YouTube!

        I fee ya though, I watch very little TV so I’m suprised I’ve caught this!

        • Laura
          December 17, 2010 at 8:51 am

          Sweet, thanks!

  • Jen R. (
    December 17, 2010 at 9:35 am

    The one beer that I can’t handle is the IPA. I find it just disgusting. Especially when they start doubling or tripling!

  • Dee
    December 17, 2010 at 9:57 am

    I love desserts too!