Good morning, BAs and in particular NBS regulars. I hope you have a beer squirreled away for today - one which will be opened both physically and figuratively. We want you to open the beer and also to open your thoughts about it to us. While what we do here is all about the new, the thread itself isn't all that new. We have been at it for nearly 14 years (note that by we, I mean the collective BA "we", as I certainly have not been around for it all). In the 700+ weeks, what we maybe haven't done is a collective new beer share. I am guessing that back at the beginning of this thread there were fewer options and the contributors maybe overlapped on a few beers on any given Sunday. Even now, we occasionally see a popular new beer get a couple reviews on the same day - especially when the generosity of the BA community shows up via shared beers. But has there been a planned beer share in this thread? I posed that question a few weeks back, and I got at least a general interest from quite a few of you. We also acknowledged that it would be hard to find a suitable offering to make it work. In a recent thread, it was reported that Sierra Nevada (a brewery we felt might have to be involved in the bold effort of an NBS virtual share) will be brewing a Resilience Butte County Proud IPA to raise money for those affected by the fires in California. As the links indicate, they are trying to get other breweries involved - it appears that will all follow a recipe in a virtual collaboration, but my understanding on that detail is shaky. Either way, this brew caught my eye as potentially fitting for a virtual tasting NBS tasting if enough is made and distributed. I think it might count on the partnering breweries making their own versions that aren't draft-only (note that one article I read has the SN version likely out in January). Regardless of whether this IPA from Sierra Nevada and friends ends up fitting the bill, I'm still up for trying a NBS virtual share some time. Once we find a beer that is new to enough of us, we'd all agree on a particular date to open this beer, like we do any new beer, and check out its appearance. While we're not entirely superficial, we do like a fetching glass of beer. Then we take a sniff; I'd like to say we do so in a dignified manner, but situation will dictate how deeply into it we get. Next we try a taste, and hope our palate responds to the beer in a positive nature. We hope the tasting continues to feel right, and as we drink the last sip that the overall experience has us wanting the beer in a non-new setting. Hopefully we can find common ground with an NBS share in the near future, but for today we will have to stick to our individual offerings. Sharing will still be involved, in the form of your descriptive posts, which is what makes this thread so enjoyable to many. So who wants to start our weekly show and tell session? Raise your hands and wait to be called upon... or just chime in and we'll sort out any conflicts later.