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First Beer of 2013?

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

  1. beertunes

    beertunes Member

    Location:
    Washington
    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 Member

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

    GilGarp Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    21st Amendment Fireside Chat
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  4. Kelp

    Kelp Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Lawson's Maple Tripple Ale to toast the new year.
  5. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I had a Heavyweight aftermath ball dropped.
  6. KevSal

    KevSal Member

    Location:
    California
  7. elgatoborracho

    elgatoborracho Member

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

    cjoc83 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    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...

    Salute!
  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 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    It going to be BA Speedway Stout on thursday nite! Cant wait to finally try this beer!
  13. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Enlightenment Biere de Brut for me
  14. haruspexvic

    haruspexvic Member

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

    Gobzilla Member

    Location:
    California
    BA plead the 5th
  16. Lutter

    Lutter Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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!

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  17. FrankL66

    FrankL66 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Thomas Hooker Chocolate Truffle Stout.
  18. MPLSbrewer

    MPLSbrewer Member

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

    MrRockstar Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    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 Member

    Location:
    California
    Ruination from the keg in my garage. I was planning on drinking a Westy 12, but I forgot to chill it down.
  21. winbassett

    winbassett Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Have yet to have one! Be sure that it will be a good one though.
  22. ChanChan

    ChanChan Member

    Location:
    California
    Even more Jesus.
  23. beerboy9960

    beerboy9960 Member

    Location:
    Oklahoma
  24. jjchristiano

    jjchristiano Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    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 Member

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

    Cheers!
  26. Sesmu

    Sesmu Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Peak Organic Hop Noir
  27. semibaked

    semibaked Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    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 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    It was a La Trappe Quad for me.
  29. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    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. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    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 Member

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

    2beerdogs Member

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

    2beerdogs Member

    Location:
    California
    My dearly departed Black Lab was named Taddy after this fine ale.
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  34. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    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 Member

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

    mecummins Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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. BamBamJohnny

    BamBamJohnny Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    Bitches Brew, 2011!!
  38. gcamparone

    gcamparone Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
  39. Holmes698

    Holmes698 Member

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

    mrcraft Member

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

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