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What beers are you drinking for New Years Eve?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by canucklehead, Dec 23, 2012.

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  1. BeerThursdays

    BeerThursdays Advocate (625) Delaware Feb 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    Decided to let the host decide this year. Will report back..
  2. sommersb

    sommersb Advocate (600) Tennessee May 25, 2010 Subscriber

    Bought a DeuS this year for New Year's...pretty hefty price tag but I figured it was a special occasion and wanted my first of the style to be a good one. Besides that one I'll probably down some random beers from my fridge.
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  3. dfhhead25

    dfhhead25 Advocate (610) Pennsylvania Jul 18, 2011 Beer Trader

    '12 Southampton IRS
    '12 Hunahpu

    With 2 awesome and generous friends.
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  4. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Savant (465) New Jersey Mar 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    Will probably be drinking a Bourbon County Coffee and then probably switching to Carton Brewing's Boat Beer or BDG afterwards. If there's enough people with me, I'll split another bottle of something nice for a midnight toast.
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  5. 2beerdogs

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

    I'm gonna start off mellow, a few offeringd from Jack's Abbey. Then I think we'll move on to FW Double DBA, followed by Lighthouse's Dark Chocolate Porter. As we get a bit more serious a Rye Wyne Ale from Brau Bros, followed by either BCBCS or Cuir. Probably cap the evening with Melange #3 or Black Tuesday ('11 & '12, side by side).

    We'll see how this evolves, or devolves depending on how many people want to imbibe with me. I really don't want to fly solo on this night.:eek:
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  6. if i head to a party as planned it'll be good-not-great stuff... loud, crowded locales don't make the best environments to enjoy one's gems IMO. (especially where other beverages - champagne, martinis, etc - are involved.) if babysitting falls through and i wind up at home, i'm thinking CBS, rochefort 10, and maybe a kiwi rising... possibly a bourbon nightcap, who knows? nice to have options.
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  7. cselby

    cselby Aficionado (135) California Sep 14, 2012

    Gonna keep it sour:
    Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio
    And maybe a Filmishmish
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  8. bspringer

    bspringer Zealot (90) Illinois Jun 20, 2009

    David, most call him Dave, but until we meet on NYE I am keeping it formal.
  9. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Poobah (1,000) Ohio Jul 4, 2005 Subscriber

    DeuS is a pretty good choice, hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I did!
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  10. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (975) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Rofl! That's good bro! I didn't even think of that.
  11. gshak

    gshak Advocate (540) Texas Feb 20, 2011

    Firestone Walker 16th Anniversary Ale.

    I started the year with the 14th Anniversary, and so far it's been a great year, so gonna stick with the tradition, and start another great year with a great brew.
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  12. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Champion (980) Indiana Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Founders Centenial IPA
    3F's Gumballhead
    3F's Alpha King
    Sierra Nevada's NH Harvest Ale
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  13. SDG1070

    SDG1070 Aficionado (230) Ohio Jul 13, 2012

    Probably as follows:
    Cantillon Vigneronne
    And a little pappy to bring in the new year
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  14. zipper8650

    zipper8650 Savant (275) New York May 10, 2011 Beer Trader

    SN 30th Black BW followed by Utopius.
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  15. paulytasker

    paulytasker Advocate (575) New York May 16, 2012

    I have cellared some Portsmouth Kate the Great that i will be having for the first time this New Years. All reviews i have read and the feedback i have received from people who are well more versed to the "beer game" than i, have told me i won't be dissapointed. Can't wait!
  16. Bakker

    Bakker Savant (340) Illinois Aug 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    I had a homebrew / stout party a few weeks ago and heard a good joke:

    What does Miller Lite and having sex in a canoe have in common?

    They are both fucking close to water!
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  17. gmrv4

    gmrv4 Aficionado (165) Missouri Jun 11, 2012

    Boulevard Saison-Brett 2012
  18. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Advocate (525) Indiana Jan 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Not sure what I will end with.
    But I will start with one of these!

  19. The last four New Years Eves I had a flu of some kind and didn't drink much.

    If I stay healthy: La fin du monde or La maudite (or something similar), Port, champagne, sambuca, scotch.
  20. lewisti

    lewisti Savant (325) Connecticut Nov 7, 2001

    killed off most of the holiday specials so what's left is a Pretty Things Baby Tree quad, Hoppin Frog Frosted Frog, FBS, maybe my Belgian Strong Dark homebrew which is just about ready...
  21. Same for me as well!

    I have a '11Sang Noir I've been yearning to pop, so these two together = success.
  22. Ant7780

    Ant7780 Savant (260) Michigan Dec 2, 2012

    Arcadia Ales Shipwreck Porter. I've had it for about a month so. I'm looking forward to it big time... I might prep with 2010 Stone Barley Wine though. Plus a have a few Founders Breakfast Stout and Dirty Bastard just in case...
  23. Lagunitas Sucks, without a doubt.
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  24. MyIronLung

    MyIronLung Savant (300) Massachusetts Oct 28, 2011 Beer Trader

    Edward, on tap. Then a BA GBS, maybe a Fou Foune?
  25. You know, I haven't even thought about this yet. But my tickle trunk is full of good stuff.
  26. tabitha

    tabitha Aficionado (100) Illinois Dec 27, 2012

    Definately some Brew Dog Hardcore IPA and then maybe some 3F Alpha king followed by a Double Bastard and we'll finish up with Brewdog Punk IPA....yep, that sounds about right !!!
  27. tabitha

    tabitha Aficionado (100) Illinois Dec 27, 2012

  28. sholle

    sholle Aficionado (185) Montana Jan 2, 2011

    BCBS Vanilla....BCBS Coffee...King Henry. goodnight.
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  29. I think I might be the only willing BA to actually refrain from drinking this day or evening.
  30. Archimedes

    Archimedes Aficionado (165) Kansas Feb 18, 2012

    Boulevard Rye-on-Rye is calling my name!
  31. philbe311

    philbe311 Advocate (635) Pennsylvania Jan 21, 2008 Subscriber

    Tough choices in deed... I would skip the BCBCS (for now)... A progression of Houblon --> Curieux --> either of the Rocheforts would be stellar... All rank among my favorites... Cheers...

    Personally, I'm considering a Bruery Fruet...
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  32. DocJitsu

    DocJitsu Savant (440) California Dec 28, 2009

    Sharing Westy XII and Darkness with my buddy, who happens to be one of the best people on planet Earth. Coudn't dream of a better way to celebrate the New Year.
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  33. Something sessionable for most of the evening - Lagunitas Pils or Bell's Winter White. Then I'm looking forward to cracking a 2011 Expedition Stout, Lagunitas Maximus and maybe a Red Thunder if I'm going strong.
  34. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    This IPA is so damn good, and so under the radar. I'm glad we get it here in Seattle.
  35. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Hopefully lots of Ruthless Rye.
  36. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Savant (415) Illinois Nov 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    Crianza Helena
    Fou Foune

    And a nice Montecristo to finish off the night.
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  37. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    The BCBS will be consumed on New Years Day. New Years Eve I will have a "Wisconsin Champagne," New Glarus Serendipity.
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  38. Will try a 'Westy 12' for the first time ,
    some offering's from Unibroue perhaps (La Terrible , Grand Reserve , ...)
    slip a GUINNESS Draught in there somewhere ,
    some homemade wine(s), good food , good friends = Good Times ,
    Cheers Ba
  39. I have a personal tradition of cracking open a 2-year old Fuller's Vintage Ale. I've been doing it for the last 4 years. This year I will be cracking open the Vintage 2010 bottle. Other than that, I will be visiting a store this weekend to figure out which others ones to try.
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  40. PoopChute69

    PoopChute69 Initiate (0) Poland Oct 24, 2012

    Copious amount of Grain Belt Premium.
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