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First Beer of 2013?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mychalg9, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Les Trois Mousquetaires - 'Porter Baltique' 2011 ,
    one I didn't get to 'last year night' ,
    Happy New Year , Ba
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  2. pvllbum

    pvllbum Savant (265) Illinois Sep 4, 2007

    Had chi-town brews...a revolution anti-hero and then ninja vs unicorn and galaxy unicorn by pipeworks...good way go start the year.
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  3. Slumbrew Porter Square Porter followed by Harpoon El Triunfo Coffee Porter.
    I much preferred the second.
  4. TheBigEast

    TheBigEast Savant (305) New York Oct 21, 2004 Beer Trader

    Lindeman's Gueuze Cuvee Renee.
  5. Fff Risgoop.
  6. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Savant (365) Ohio Mar 19, 2012


    I'm impressed.
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  7. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Poobah (1,030) Kentucky Mar 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    BA Old Rasputin XIV (from last year), followed by XV
  8. CBS... while still outstanding, it hasn't improved. also a rochefort 10, stellar as always.
  9. DFH miles Davis' bitches brew
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  10. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Advocate (670) Arizona Nov 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    I just opened this while watching the Rose Bowl.[​IMG]
  11. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poobah (1,090) California Oct 13, 2007 Beer Trader

    I had a Bitburger with my lunch today.
  12. strohme2

    strohme2 Advocate (660) Michigan Nov 3, 2007 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Curmudgeon's Better Half. Still seems a bit hot. Maple is ever so slightly present and bourbon is still strong.
  13. Goose Island Night Stalker
  14. [​IMG]
    So this being 1/1/13, I guess technically this would be my first beer of the year. One of these bad boys left.Seems like a good beer to start the year with.
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  15. skinsfan

    skinsfan Champion (950) Maryland May 24, 2005 Beer Trader

    Torpedo for me.
  16. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Savant (385) Michigan Jul 15, 2011

    Went with a beauty that's been sitting in the cellar. [​IMG]
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  17. I had a Brooklyn Black Chocolate nursing a pretty decent hangover...Tasted pretty damn good.
  18. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    My girl and I toasted at midnight with a bottle of Westvleteren XII.

    It was freshish...trade from a brick...and I liked it more than any other quad I've had...we're gonna open the other one on or after the date stamp...can't wait.
  19. hilgart1

    hilgart1 Savant (455) Illinois Feb 20, 2011 Beer Trader

    Maine beer co. Mo - very tasty
  20. gshak

    gshak Advocate (540) Texas Feb 20, 2011

    No shame in drinking Bud - it is the company of folks that matters!
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  21. Just finished one...Dee-lish. Bell's does it again!
  22. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Savant (385) Florida Mar 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    I started drinking my first ever BCBS late last night and was drinking it as the new year came in. So i ended 2012 and began 2013 with a BCBS. man that thing was tasty im not sure how long i can hold on to the other one I have.
  23. Biffster

    Biffster Savant (375) Michigan Mar 29, 2004

    6 pm New Years Day. Sat down and enjoyed an Imperial Stout from Liberty Street Brewing Company with Joe, the Owner and Guiding Light.
  24. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    Right now? Washing down some McDonald's Dollar Menu with a 40oz. Schlitz Bull Ice...as is tradition after dropping my girl off at the airport...fml.
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  25. kagent777

    kagent777 Savant (270) Utah Dec 6, 2009

    I am really enjoying an Epic Brewing Barleywine (Batch 1, Sept 2010). Nice sweet malt and subtle barrel character with some dried fruit and hops on the nose. Been hanging onto it for a while and figured now was as good a time as any. Happy New Year!
  26. Duclaw Sweet Baby Jesus...enjoyed my PB&J sandwich I ate minutes later a good bit more, but it's a new year. Looking forward to a lot of new beers. Happy New Year.
  27. goalie33

    goalie33 Savant (350) New York Dec 3, 2009

    '12 Backwoods Bastard
  28. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Initiate (0) California Nov 26, 2008

    I cracked a growler of Alpine Nelson.

    If this is how the rest of 2013 will go, I will be a happy man.

    Live long and drink Alpine,

    - Arbitrator
  29. Dtrain4

    Dtrain4 Aficionado (185) New York Dec 29, 2012

  30. Was working on a Bolt Cutter myself as the clock struck midnight.
    Also do not understand the hate.
  31. I had a Sculpin right after midnight.
  32. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    I had intended to open one with my girl on NYE...but circumstances pointed things in a different direction...and I won't drink anything that special without her...so I guess both bottles will be seeing a bit of cellar time...looking forward to it.
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  33. baboiler

    baboiler Aficionado (180) Kansas Mar 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    CBS with a big stogie! Did a nice founders horizontal last night.
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  34. JasonSiedman

    JasonSiedman Savant (270) New Jersey Aug 30, 2012 Beer Trader

    Toronado 25th. Very tasty.
  35. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Champion (875) North Carolina May 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Main Cpurse:
    Happy New Year
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  36. Hatzilla

    Hatzilla Savant (360) California Jul 25, 2008

    Nice. Which one did you like most?
  37. I too had a 2012 Goose Island BCBS...a great way to bring in the New Year!
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  38. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    The one I cracked was my third 2012...as well as my third ever...and my girl hated it lol...too hot for her...got five left...hoping age tones it down so we can both enjoy it.
  39. PetieP

    PetieP Aficionado (210) Pennsylvania Apr 27, 2011 Beer Trader

    Drinking didn't go as planned, so instead of ending 2012 with a bottle, I started 2013 off with it. Popped my first Abyss ever. Was a 2012 vintage. I was iffy on it at first, but once the vanilla and cherry started pushing past the ashy oak on my palate, it was love. It's gonna be a good year.
  40. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Champion (870) California Oct 24, 2009 Beer Trader

    '09 NC Old Stock Cellar Reserve

    Been wanting to try this one for awhile. Surprised at how much heat it's still packing.