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Entries from December 2011

Firestone Walker’s 15th Anniversary Ale

December 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

So I recently tried the Firestone Walker’s 15th Anniversary ale. It’s a blend of Helldorado, DDBA, Sticky Monkey, Parabola, Velvet Merkin (one of my eternally favorite beers), Good Foot and Bravo, and Double Jack. It comes off bit heavy on the raisin taste (too much Sticky Monkey?), with a medium alcohol kick. It still had […]

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Tags: General

Forgotten Cask Cognac

December 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Had a sip of cognac last night at 83 Proof from a bottle from the Forgotten Cask program. They custom blend with various people and companies a bunch of very old small lots of cognac.  You might be drinking a tiny bit of a 1920′s cognac!  The taste I had was killer – rich, complex, […]

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Tags: Non-Beer Beverages · Tastings

Old cans

December 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

Pretty cool cans found under my cousins rental house. Love the tag line for the Sprite – “It’s a natural!” From my cousin: “Found this in or under the house. They are older than me!!!! The Coke can has a special offer with expiration date of November 30, 1971. Almost a year older than me!”

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Tags: Non-Beer Beverages

Why Kirsch?

December 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Among the many questions I start getting at work as we near the holidays is: do you sell kirsch? So you’re making fondue. My answer is generally to lead them to the best Gruyere, a bit of cheddar, and some sort of lovely stinky cheese, because truly excellent cheese is more important than any other […]

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Tags: Beer & Food

Getting ready for the holiday party

December 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

The top row of the fridge…all beer and the keg has been delivered Can you tell I am excited? And it is only 9:15 in the morning. Happy Holidays everyone!

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Tags: General