Introduce your friends to a beer lover’s paradise in Brooklyn. You’ll feel the welcoming vibe the moment you step inside Spuyten Duyvil, with its dark wood floors, red tin ceiling, and thrift shop’s worth of quirky artifacts lining the walls. But while whimsical in decor, this Williamsburg pub is serious about beer, with a focus on Trappist ales from Belgium–the world standard of suds. Take a look at the chalkboard beer menu, which has its Belgians divided into Flemish, Wallonian, and Lambic varieties, and pick something you’ve never tried before. Admire how its rich color takes the light and give it a good sniff to appreciate the aroma before taking your first sip. A burst of flavors will have you in beer heaven, and you’ll soon be convincing your friends to linger for a while to try the malty offerings from other regions. It won’t take much arm-twisting, especially after a sampling of cheese and charcuterie served on a cutting board arrives in front of you. During the warmer months, find a table in the beautiful backyard garden, where leafy trees and a canopy of stars make you feel like you’re in the Belgian countryside.