Save room for dessert beer
Most people don’t usually associate beer with dessert, but Allagash Brewing Company’s Curieux draft is almost enough of a treat to replace your evening sweets. The brewery’s first barrel-aged beer, Curieux is the fruity Tripel ale that sits in a Jim Beam bourbon barrel for eight weeks before its blended with a fresh brew of the same beer. Whatever the process, the taste is sublime with an almost honeylike texture with hints of coconut and vanilla. Get it on tap at area joints such as Burgers and Brew (1409 R Street). www.allagash.com/beer/year-round/curieux.