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Mekong Vietnamese Restaurant – Beer Lovers’ Heaven

pict1A few weeks ago I visited Hardwood Craft Brewing for the release of their Barrel Aged IPA, Hoplar. My wife and I really enjoyed hanging out there but we didn’t stay long because many different people recommended that I absolutely needed to visit Mekong, a Vietnamese restaurant, in Richmond. Their website name is “Mekong is for Beer Lovers,” which was a great indication of what I was in store for when I stopped by.

First, the food; amazing Vietnamese food from the Pho to the Noodle Dishes. I had the Seafood Pho with shrimp and scallops while my wife had Shrimp and Noodles. We shared an appetizer of Rocket Shrimp: shrimp wrapped in filo dough and deep fried. The servings were huge, served promptly, inexpensive, and, most importantly, very good.

tapsI would go to Mekong even if their beer list was average. Luckily for me, it wasn’t. Mekong has one of the bast draft lists I have ever seen. As soon as we sat down at the bar, I could see two unopened bottles of Three Floyds’ Dark Lord. One from 2007 and one from 2008! I tried begging but that didn’t work. Their current draft list can be viewed on Trinkin, a website for bars & restaurants to display their beer lists. I started off with Sierra Nevada’s  Blindfold black IPA during the appetizer and had Blue Mountain‘s Barrel Aged Dirty Monk with my soup.

While we were there, their beer master was hanging the new draft list for their Barrel Aged event that was starting the next day. 100 different beers! Damn. So close yet so far away.

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Written by Bob Pack

Simply put, Bob is a beer lover. He goes out of his way to try new beers whenever he can find them. The love of trying new beers had resulted in a beer label collection of over 1400. When it comes down to it, Bob is a hop head. He loves IPAs (including double and black). Stouts are a close second. His tweet reviews on @nova_beer are simple and approachable. Let him know what you think. Find Bob Pack on Google Plus

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