Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Alextricity, Jan 1, 2013.
Eh. I did something right that interrupted my drinking. Need to catch up today.
Started off the evening (and the new year) with a Duvel - classic and one of my favorites. Thinking I'm going to have to crack open the bottle of bourbon my son bought me for Christmas next, but might end the night with a 2012 BCBS.
Cheers and Happy New Year!
White Oak Jai Alai. Cheers!
I managed to drink a ton of ale and champange but balanced it out with soo much grub that even though this is technically my second beer of the day(WnB to bring in 2013 in the am) I was enthusiastic about cracking this beer as soon as I picked up up earlier today.
Dog Fish Head 90 minute IPA! Tastes great!
Cheers to 2013!
Onto my 3rd New Glarus, back 40 bock this time. Go Badgers!!!
Happy New Year to all my BA friends! Cheers from Michigan!
Or you are in your 40's with 2 young kids and could not go out last night, and your favorite college team is in a bowl game right now.......
Running an 3 hours of sleep after last night and then working today. Oh well. Can't interrupt the drinking!
Had #Stoutfest at Woodchopper's today. The list of what I had is(not including a pint or three of Founder's Breakfast Stout on tap)
2012 Three Floyds Vanilla Bean Dark Lord
2012 The Bruery Chocolate Rain
2008 Three Floyds Dark Lord
The Bruery White Chocolate
2011 The Bruery Black Tuesday
Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Blue"(with spruce tips)
2011 Cigar City Marshall Zhukov
Black Market Brewing Black Hole Sun(Phenomenal!)
The Bruery Tart of Darkness
Mikkeller Barrel Aged Breakfast
2012 Cigar City Hunahpu's
2012 Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout
Terrapin Brewing Big Daddy Vladdy
2012 Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout
Alesmith Speedway Stout
Russian River Beatification Batch 5
Bell's Brewing Black Note(growler)
Goose Island Bourbon County Cherry Rye
2008(or maybe 2007) New Holland Dragon's Milk
Evil Twin Brewing Biscotti Break
Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Biscotti Break
2012 Surly Darkness
2011 Olde Rabbit's Foot
2011 Dark Horse King of the Forest
So which ones stood out the most? Freakin' awesome tasting
This concludes my tour of Belgium for tonight.
Now I'm tapping into a 2/18/2011 Yeti! Hell yeah!
BA Speedway was outstanding, batch 2 Chocolate Rain wasn't nearly as good as Batch 1(at least in my opinion), the Crooked Stave was really out there, but I liked it. Tart of Darkness was excellent. Cherry Rye was a big "meh", Black Note from the growler was very tasty. Black Hole Sun was, honestly,the most surprising of the day. It really, really blew me away with how good it was. Olde Rabbit's Foot was very good.
I wish I had a fresh palette for King of the Forest. It was very interesting, and I would love to try it without having anything before. It really reminded me of a sour apple Jolly Rancher.
White Chocolate was flat out gross.
drinking local? no thanks.
Instead I'll have:
Heh. I drank a WC last night. Freakin' loved it.
I'll have to look into that Black Hole Sun.
That's why I love craft beer. What you love, I don't like at all. It's all so very personal and subjective.
I had never heard of Black Hole Sun, or even Black Market Brewing. I will definitely seek out more of their beers now.
Started off the afternoon with old reliable, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
Moved onto to celebrating the New Year with some Celebration and the wife's chili. Yes indeed!!
Moved onto this one. I like this very much. A very citrusy hop forward Pale Ale.
Best Belgian I've ever had by far and away.
Well, my Badgers have made their way back into the game, it's Barry time! Go Badgers and ON WISCONSIN!!!
I've got pics of all of them, just not a pic of all the bottles together(they were still drinking more when I left, probably another 20 bottles to get through).
I'll see about uploading them in a few minutes
I can see people hating WC. It was a sweet boozy mess. For some reason, sweet boozy messes appeal to me.
Know what sucks about this beer?
That I just finished my bottle, I want MORE, but know I won' be able to finish another full bottle of it today, and thus can't rationalize opening another bottle of this gem tonight. Boo.
The first day of the new year.
Reserve Series Aged in French Oak Chardonnay Barrels
Last ZD in the house while eating some French Bread Pizza from Whole Foods. 3.99 for two? Best deal in that overpriced place!
Well, today I went in to Philadelphia seeing that Hawthornes had Pliny the Younger in a growler fill, so I knew I had to try it just once so I was lucky to get there and have a glass AND buy a growler!
second half of rose bowl may start to get a bit fuzzy.... go WI
I really liked it too, but I didn't think it was a boozy mess. Boozy, yes.........mess, not so much, thought it was well constructed.
Enjoying this while I cook up some black eyed peas with pork and greens, with the Mrs.
That says Elder. Not younger.
Yes that is how much in awe I was!
Having first brew in 2013. Waited for son to finish his Lego.
2Nd half brings 2nd new glarus 2 women lager. Go badgers!!
My last Celebration
( Till I Re-stock).
This is a good IPA out of Indi. I would pick this one up again.
Flat 12 Bierwerks Hello My Name Is Amber
I'm now having a Monster Ale from 2011.
Cheers and Happy New Year! Go Badgers!
Enjoyed last night and again after midnight...
And tonight's enjoyment: Lugene and a Bruery RS 13 gift
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