Once you found a parking spot ( if you were a true pirate that wasn’t a problem, you just commandeered a spot) your were greeted by the delicious smells of BBQ and the formidable appearance of pirates in full gear. Whip crackin’, snarling pirates that delighted the kids passing by and hollered parking suggestions to fellow pirates circling the block.
(Note to self: Come early to a Pillager Pub party or bring walking shoes. The parking behind the pub goes fast on a busy night! Park smartly, me lass indeed!)
Inside, Pillager’s Pub was bustling with more pirates lifting their steins in celebration of the first anniversary. The place was packed with happy landlubbers and swashbucklers playing pool, noshing on the food specials, drinking some tasty brew and enjoying the camaraderie that only pirates can provide!
I settled myself down with a glass of Baron Brewing Maibock to enjoy the festivities. I started with a taste of the Baron Rauchbier but it didn’t have the fuller body that I was craving in a beer that night. Smoky it was but with the weight of a pilsner or lager, it struck me more as a sunny day brew. I chose to sit and sip the fuller bodied and malty Maibock inside the darker pub. Arrrrrr!
I didn’t see any Grogg that night but it was crowded. I have enjoyed the Grogg on previous special occasions and it is a real treat. Check it out the next time it is available. Follow Pillagers Pub on Facebook and Twitter to find out about when Grogg will be served next or the next the pirate party! More pirate photos are on the Wine Beer Washington Fan Page.
PS If you want to brush up on your pirate talk before you next visit to Pillager’s Pub, check out the International Talk like a Pirate website. If you misspeak you might have to walk the plank .