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When it comes to drinks, I am a man of childish tastes. I prefer hot chocolate to coffee, juice to wine, and root beer to the real stuff. So my father’s beer-connoisseur enthusiasms for Guinness, Anchor Steam, and Newcastle Brown have always been lost on me. The one time I tried to bridge the gap—by bringing home a bottle of impressively pricey Belgian Weissbier and suggesting we split it—was a disaster. The stuff was far too sweet for him and far too moldy bread-ish for me, so down the drain it went. But if my father were in town, he’d probably have a ball at tonight’s Belgian beer tasting led by Huyghe Brewery owner Alain Delaet, as long as he stayed away from the dessert brews. And I might tag along as well, just to find out what “Delirium Nocturnum” is and why on earth people want to drink it. At 7 p.m. at the Brickskeller, 1523 22nd St. NW. $29.95. For reservations call (202) 293-1885. (Leonard Roberge)

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