Weekend Wanderings #3


Trappist Provisions in Oakland: Endless interesting bottles to choose from

Tasty provisions in Rockridge

Not four days before 2013, Oakland’s purveyor of fine Belgium beer opened a second lovely location in Rockridge. Trappist Provisions is a simple place furnished with picnic like tables and stacked with lots of exciting beers. I’m used to low lit funky beer bars, but my friend, Cicerone Sayre Piotrkowski pointed out that Trappist Provisions is very much in the aesthetic tradition of a local pub you’d stumble upon in the Flemish land: narrow, simple, all about the beer.

I tasted the slowly poured “Band of Brothers” from Brasserie De La Senne. It was the best beer I’d tried in while. This would easily join my rotation of staple beers along side my favorites “Death and Taxes” from Moonlight Brewery and Arend Tripel. Cicerone Sayre geeked out about the “Fou’ Foune” from Brasserie Cantillion on tap. I can’t remember the details about what makes this a precious pour, but after it aired a bit, it was sweet and lovely to drink.

I recommend stopping by Trappist Provisions…
…before dinner next door at Wood Tavern
…to catch your breath in between errands up and down College Ave
…on your way to a party to pick up an interesting and impressive bottle for your hosts.




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