First Beer of 2013?

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

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  1. LampertLand

    LampertLand Poo-Bah (1,731) Nov 2, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    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 Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2007 Illinois

    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. MAbeerNE1

    MAbeerNE1 Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2012 Massachusetts

    Slumbrew Porter Square Porter followed by Harpoon El Triunfo Coffee Porter.
    I much preferred the second.
  4. TheBigEast

    TheBigEast Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2004 New York
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    Lindeman's Gueuze Cuvee Renee.
  5. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Fff Risgoop.
  6. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Ohio


    I'm impressed.
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  7. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (967) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    BA Old Rasputin XIV (from last year), followed by XV
  8. BostonHops

    BostonHops Champion (848) Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    CBS... while still outstanding, it hasn't improved. also a rochefort 10, stellar as always.
  9. Fantasy_Factory

    Fantasy_Factory Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2012 New York

    DFH miles Davis' bitches brew
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  10. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Disciple (382) Nov 5, 2012 Arizona
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    I just opened this while watching the Rose Bowl.[​IMG]
  11. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poo-Bah (5,353) Oct 13, 2007 California
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    I had a Bitburger with my lunch today.
  12. strohme2

    strohme2 Crusader (784) Nov 3, 2007 Michigan
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    Curmudgeon's Better Half. Still seems a bit hot. Maple is ever so slightly present and bourbon is still strong.
  13. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Goose Island Night Stalker

    BREWSnTATTOOS Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2012 Florida

    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 Zealot (583) May 24, 2005 Maryland
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    Torpedo for me.
  16. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2011 Michigan

    Went with a beauty that's been sitting in the cellar. [​IMG]
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  17. garbercury

    garbercury Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I had a Brooklyn Black Chocolate nursing a pretty decent hangover...Tasted pretty damn good.
  18. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

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

    It was 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 Defender (626) Feb 20, 2011 Illinois
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    Maine beer co. Mo - very tasty
  20. gshak

    gshak Zealot (540) Feb 20, 2011 Texas

    No shame in drinking Bud - it is the company of folks that matters!
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  21. garbercury

    garbercury Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Just finished one...Dee-lish. Bell's does it again!
  22. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
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    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 Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2004 Michigan

    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 Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

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

    kagent777 Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2009 Utah

    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. flyingmick

    flyingmick Aspirant (260) Jul 3, 2012 Texas

    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 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2009 New York

    '12 Backwoods Bastard
  28. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2008 California

    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 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2012 New York

  30. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Was working on a Bolt Cutter myself as the clock struck midnight.
    Also do not understand the hate.
  31. Indifferent

    Indifferent Initiate (0) Feb 29, 2012 California

    I had a Sculpin right after midnight.
  32. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    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 I guess both bottles will be seeing a bit of cellar time...looking forward to it.
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  33. baboiler

    baboiler Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2011 Kansas
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    CBS with a big stogie! Did a nice founders horizontal last night.
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  34. JasonSiedman

    JasonSiedman Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2012 New Jersey
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    Toronado 25th. Very tasty.
  35. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,061) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    Main Cpurse:
    Happy New Year
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  36. Hatzilla

    Hatzilla Aspirant (279) Jul 25, 2008 California

    Nice. Which one did you like most?
  37. breweski15

    breweski15 Aspirant (208) Jul 13, 2009 Michigan

    I too had a 2012 Goose Island BCBS...a great way to bring in the New Year!
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  38. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

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

    PetieP Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    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 Meyvn (1,039) Oct 24, 2009 California
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    '09 NC Old Stock Cellar Reserve

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