Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

What beers are you drinking for New Years Eve?

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. BeerThursdays

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Posts:
    377
    Likes Received:
    306
    Location:
    Delaware
    Decided to let the host decide this year. Will report back..
     
  2. sommersb

    Subscriber

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Posts:
    240
    Likes Received:
    205
    Location:
    Tennessee
    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.
     
    YaKnowBrady and bluejacket74 like this.
  3. dfhhead25

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2011
    Posts:
    23
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    '12 Southampton IRS
    CBS
    Abraxas
    '12 Hunahpu

    With 2 awesome and generous friends.
     
    BMart and cselby like this.
  4. EJLinneman

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Posts:
    477
    Likes Received:
    396
    Location:
    New Jersey
    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.
     
    YaKnowBrady likes this.
  5. 2beerdogs

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Posts:
    3,023
    Likes Received:
    9,107
    Location:
    California
    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:
     
    fujindemon74 likes this.
  6. BostonHops

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Posts:
    431
    Likes Received:
    479
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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.
     
    bluejacket74 likes this.
  7. cselby

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2012
    Posts:
    66
    Likes Received:
    103
    Location:
    California
    Gonna keep it sour:
    Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio
    Friek
    And maybe a Filmishmish
     
    YaKnowBrady and bluejacket74 like this.
  8. bspringer

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Posts:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Illinois
    David, most call him Dave, but until we meet on NYE I am keeping it formal.
     
  9. bluejacket74

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    Posts:
    871
    Likes Received:
    8,147
    Location:
    Ohio
    DeuS is a pretty good choice, hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I did!
     
    sommersb likes this.
  10. Lare453

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Posts:
    1,454
    Likes Received:
    1,750
    Location:
    Florida
    Rofl! That's good bro! I didn't even think of that.
     
  11. gshak

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Posts:
    434
    Likes Received:
    1,873
    Location:
    Texas
    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.
     
    fujindemon74 likes this.
  12. lucasj82

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Posts:
    1,178
    Likes Received:
    11,106
    Location:
    Indiana
    Founders Centenial IPA
    3F's Gumballhead
    3F's Alpha King
    Sierra Nevada's NH Harvest Ale
     
    SWChi likes this.
  13. SDG1070

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Posts:
    21
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Ohio
    Probably as follows:
    BCBS
    Cantillon Vigneronne
    And a little pappy to bring in the new year
     
    Fluke828 and cselby like this.
  14. zipper8650

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    247
    Likes Received:
    204
    Location:
    New York
    SN 30th Black BW followed by Utopius.
     
    sholle likes this.
  15. paulytasker

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Posts:
    304
    Likes Received:
    2,619
    Location:
    New York
    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

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Posts:
    61
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Illinois
    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!
     
    fujindemon74 and Schwantz like this.
  17. gmrv4

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Posts:
    81
    Likes Received:
    175
    Location:
    Missouri
    Boulevard Saison-Brett 2012
     
  18. Casedogg43

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Posts:
    637
    Likes Received:
    1,071
    Location:
    Indiana
    Not sure what I will end with.
    But I will start with one of these!

    [​IMG]
     
  19. decimator

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Posts:
    115
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Ontario (Canada)
    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

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2001
    Posts:
    138
    Likes Received:
    115
    Location:
    Connecticut
    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. iKasey

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2012
    Posts:
    75
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Same for me as well!

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

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
    Posts:
    282
    Likes Received:
    626
    Location:
    Michigan
    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. winbassett

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Posts:
    207
    Likes Received:
    147
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Lagunitas Sucks, without a doubt.
     
    BSW likes this.
  24. MyIronLung

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Posts:
    246
    Likes Received:
    279
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Edward, on tap. Then a BA GBS, maybe a Fou Foune?
     
  25. Zimbo

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Posts:
    3,411
    Likes Received:
    3,328
    Location:
    United Kingdom (Scotland)
    You know, I haven't even thought about this yet. But my tickle trunk is full of good stuff.
     
  26. tabitha

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Illinois
    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

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Illinois
     
  28. sholle

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Posts:
    91
    Likes Received:
    186
    Location:
    Montana
    BCBS Vanilla....BCBS Coffee...King Henry. goodnight.
     
    fujindemon74 likes this.
  29. Giovannilucano

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2011
    Posts:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    4,497
    Location:
    Wyoming
    I think I might be the only willing BA to actually refrain from drinking this day or evening.
     
  30. Archimedes

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2012
    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kansas
    Boulevard Rye-on-Rye is calling my name!
     
  31. philbe311

    Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Posts:
    279
    Likes Received:
    308
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    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...
     
    hogansct likes this.
  32. DocJitsu

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Posts:
    222
    Likes Received:
    331
    Location:
    California
    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.
     
    Goldfishman likes this.
  33. fuzzylogic

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Posts:
    252
    Likes Received:
    192
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    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

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    Posts:
    2,163
    Likes Received:
    3,164
    Location:
    Washington

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

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    Posts:
    2,163
    Likes Received:
    3,164
    Location:
    Washington
    Hopefully lots of Ruthless Rye.
     
  36. Duffman929

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Posts:
    431
    Likes Received:
    523
    Location:
    Illinois
    BCBVS
    Crianza Helena
    Fou Foune
    Blauw

    And a nice Montecristo to finish off the night.
     
    cfrances33 likes this.
  37. Ri0

    Ri0
    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2012
    Posts:
    7,161
    Likes Received:
    62,124
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    The BCBS will be consumed on New Years Day. New Years Eve I will have a "Wisconsin Champagne," New Glarus Serendipity.
     
    Fluke828 and fujindemon74 like this.
  38. LampertLand

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Posts:
    356
    Likes Received:
    608
    Location:
    British Columbia (Canada)
    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. puboflyons

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Posts:
    1,103
    Likes Received:
    12,580
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    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.
     
    bluejacket74 likes this.
  40. PoopChute69

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2012
    Posts:
    355
    Likes Received:
    1,974
    Location:
    Poland
    Copious amount of Grain Belt Premium.
     
    puboflyons likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe