Where I hung out
The Back Abby is a Belgium beer bar and restaurant on the South-West corner of the Claremont village. Kevin, my daughters fiance, pointed it out the first night when we walked around. He remembered it as having interesting beers. I looked in, but did not see anything particular.
I was wrong. Once I got back when it was open, they had a wonderful selection of Belgium beers. Most days I was in for lunch or dinner or maybe both! Eric is the manager.
This is what the building looks like from the outside:
Most of the action takes place in the patio
This is the area behind the bar with the required many different glasses to properly present the brews:
And of course the beer menu!
I started trying one of the salads but quickly settled on this portabello burger:
I am a creature of habit and tend to have the same thing over and over. I did try the crab cakes and loved them also:
I love to try the different beers. Of course it is not possible to try very many if one is drinking pints or even 1/2 pints. Luckily the Abbey offers a 5oz pour that I find the ideal size. Enough to get multiple tastes but not so much that you can't try a few. As you will note in the pictures above, I moved to having 4 at a time so I could properly compare them instead of finishing each one in serial fashion.