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First Beer of 2013?

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

  1. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,400) Washington Sep 24, 2007 Beer Trader

    I worked the door at a local brewpub last nigh, so my first beer of the year wasn't until this afternoon. A 2009 Double Diamond Ale from Dicks, in Centralia, WA.
  2. sommersb

    sommersb Advocate (600) Tennessee May 25, 2010 Subscriber

    First beer was a Lindemans PĂȘche for a midnight toast. Today I had a DeuS as my first review of 2013
  3. GilGarp

    GilGarp Advocate (575) Colorado Mar 14, 2007

    21st Amendment Fireside Chat
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  4. Kelp

    Kelp Advocate (585) New Hampshire Mar 6, 2008

    Lawson's Maple Tripple Ale to toast the new year.
  5. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I had a Heavyweight aftermath ball dropped.
  6. KevSal

    KevSal Advocate (710) California Oct 17, 2010 Beer Trader

  7. Great Divide: Yeti Imperial Stout. Sadly didn't get to it until this evening... New Baby/night feedings = early bedtimes.
  8. Anchorage brewing Galaxy White IPA. Found it randomly on NY eve, decided it would be my first of 2013. Delicious!
  9. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Advocate (515) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    Well after drinking copious amounts of Celebration last night (and way too much tequila), I just drank one Woodchuck Amber cider. It's pretty much all I can handle right now. Decent(ish) way to start the new year, though...

  10. I undrank a few Red Racer IPAs at about 9:00 this morning, does that count as first beer?
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  11. JimmyW

    JimmyW Savant (310) Illinois Feb 17, 2011

    They were all so good. Each with their own unique difference. The '06 impressed me the most. A lot of chocolate. Big, big flavor, but with a touch less thickness and sweetness of normal BCS....and I mean this in a very good way. It actually had a cleaner finish than what you'd normally get. So friggin' tasty! There were no let downs here. An '06 - '12 BCS vertical was a great way for us to finish out the year!
  12. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (840) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Beer Trader

    It going to be BA Speedway Stout on thursday nite! Cant wait to finally try this beer!
  13. Enlightenment Biere de Brut for me
  14. haruspexvic

    haruspexvic Savant (335) Illinois Aug 23, 2012

    havent had mine yet, but it will be a backwoods bastard after work tomorrow night!
  15. Gobzilla

    Gobzilla Advocate (605) California Apr 21, 2010 Beer Trader

    BA plead the 5th
  16. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Mine was ZoetZuur... a flemish red w/ cherries which was a collaboration beer between De Proef and Michael Jackson (The Beer Hunter). I've had it before, but I can't think of anything better than a solid Belgian sour to start off the new year! Earlier in the night (2012) we popped a Rodenbach Vintage 2009. Cheers!

  17. Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout.
  18. MPLSbrewer

    MPLSbrewer Savant (315) Minnesota Dec 7, 2010 Beer Trader

    [​IMG] rare and 23year pappy
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  19. MrRockstar

    MrRockstar Savant (380) Pennsylvania Sep 9, 2006 Beer Trader

    Started off 2013 last night out with a friend and had
    Mikkeller Black Hole (on tap) alternate choice for DeMolen Hel & Verdoemenis which had kicked
    Pliny The Elder

    we then split bottles of
    Dieu du Ciel Aphrodite
    La Trappe Quad Oak Aged Batch #8
    Port Older viscosity

    a fine night out to kick off the year
  20. ndelpego

    ndelpego Disciple (70) California Feb 20, 2010

    Ruination from the keg in my garage. I was planning on drinking a Westy 12, but I forgot to chill it down.
  21. Have yet to have one! Be sure that it will be a good one though.
  22. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Even more Jesus.
  23. beerboy9960

    beerboy9960 Savant (295) Oklahoma Jan 28, 2011 Beer Trader

    2012 Abyss
  24. Was drinking champagne at midnight. Hate the stuff but had to go with tradition. Had a beer nightcap when I got home for my first beer of 2013. Finished the last of a Troegs Variety 12 pack. Troegs Pale Ale. Much tastier than champagne.
  25. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    I got home late from a NYE party with the family. It was midnight when I opened a 2007 Below Decks Barleywine.

  26. Sesmu

    Sesmu Savant (370) Massachusetts Feb 28, 2007

    Peak Organic Hop Noir
  27. semibaked

    semibaked Champion (830) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007

    Trying to get over this cold I have to have my first beer of the year, it is going to be Zombie Dust for sure. I pains me that I can't drink it now, I can hear the hops oxidize as I type this.
  28. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Advocate (720) Pennsylvania Feb 18, 2011 Beer Trader

    It was a La Trappe Quad for me.
  29. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Advocate (720) Pennsylvania Feb 18, 2011 Beer Trader

    I think I was at the same place you were that night. Had the Black Hole as well though I wasn't worried about the Hel & Verdoemenis because I have a bottle at home.
  30. Unibroue Quelque Chose. Very different. Almost no carbonation at all, and it was intentionally left that way...says so right on the bottle (and says it can be consumed on the rocks).
  31. BigGene

    BigGene Savant (380) Florida Oct 30, 2010

    Cigar City Jai Alai in a can, gotta go classy
  32. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Enjoyed Melange #3 as the year changed over...pretty good beginning.:D
  33. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    My dearly departed Black Lab was named Taddy after this fine ale.
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  34. Vertical Epic 12.12.12

    I was hesitant, as I did not enjoy 11.11.11 at all, but It was damn good. Glad I have two more bottles to stash away.
  35. RandyKemka

    RandyKemka Savant (310) New York Dec 13, 2011

    My first of 2013 was a Sang Noir...Oh, it's going to be a good year!
  36. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    One of the last home brew Scotch Ales I have left from my first try at home brewing. I bottled it on Memorial Day and have tried bottles through out the year to figure out how it ages. Last night's was smooth and just smokey enough. I'm pretty damn proud.
  37. Bitches Brew, 2011!!
  38. gcamparone

    gcamparone Advocate (685) Rhode Island Dec 6, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

  39. Holmes698

    Holmes698 Savant (455) Pennsylvania Mar 7, 2009 Beer Trader

    2011 Black Ops.....if it even exists :cool:
  40. mrcraft

    mrcraft Poobah (1,010) California Dec 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    I just grabbed the first bottle in the frig yesterday... Lagunitas - A Little Sumpin' Sumpin'