Topic: Christmas... A time for drinking

Actually, it's a time for popping open some badass ales. Who else is pulling out the big guns for the holidays this year?

Merry Christmas to me!

Cascade Brewing Vlad The Impaler (2009)
Cascade Brewing Sang Noir (2011)
Cascade Brewing Bourbonic Plague (2009)
Russian River Consecration - Batch 004x04 (2009)
Bourbon County Brand Stout (2008)
Boubon County Brand Stout (2009)
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Dark Lord (2009)
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It is a fair wind that blew men to the ale.

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You. Rule.

Don't call it a comeback.

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yabba-dabba-dooo!

"...Meanwhile, have another beer...what would we do without all these jerks anyway, besides, all our friends are here..."

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One of my favs...

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^^^Great holiday ale to start off your night.

It is a fair wind that blew men to the ale.

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I think I've consumed more SN Celebration Ale this season than ever before.  A trend I hope to continue for years to come.

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DRUNK SANTAS!!!!

Nobility of Intent does not Offset Stupidity of Execution

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Elliot...send address!  To hell with my family party I'm coming to yours!

"I don't know if I prefer Astroturf to grass. I never smoked Astroturf."

-Joe Namath

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My 2012 Holiday Lineup...

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Left - to - right

Grand Teton Brewing 'Welcome Home 2012' Ale
Moab Brewery 'Black Imperial IPA'
Heretic 'Shallow Grave Porter'
Crooked Fence 'Grim Reaper Black Imperial IPA'
Squatters 'Hop Rising Double IPA'

plus a bottle of my home-brewed IPA

I've got New Belgium 'Ranger IPA' on my bench

Last edited by Nasty & Inebriated (2012-12-23 12:18:11)

I will NOT draft Romo this season... I will NOT draft Romo this season... I will NOT draft Romo this season...

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Christmas Eve:
(after some martinis of course)
-Hangar24 Columbus IPA
-Firestone Walker Reserve Porter
-Great Divide 2010 Oak Aged Yeti
-AleSmith 2010 Speedway Stout

Christmas:
-New Belgium 2011 La Folie
-Port 2009 Santas Little Helper
-JW Blue Label

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The family gave me a home brewing starter kit for xmas (apparently, the wife thinks I need more time consuming hobbies to keep me out of her hair, knowing football season is coming to a close).

The Unexpected Journey begins!

"I've come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... And I'm all out of bubblegum."

RIP Roddy

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I got a lil drunk off Coors light.  Then I had a dance off with my niece.  Im trying to obtain the video tape.

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Rowan's Creek small batch bourbon.  Delicious and 100 proof.  The smolthest whiskey I've ever had.  Does not need to open up at all.  2 cubes of ice and you'll be on your third glass, heavily toasted.

10 team ppr.  2 flex spots, 3 WR otherwise standard rosters
QB: Andrew Luck, Jay Cutler  RB: Shady McCoy, Demarco Murray, Andre Ellington, Bernard Pierce Toby Gerhart, MOJO.  WR: AJ Green, Keenan Allen, Manny Sanders,  Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter, Reuben Randle, Brandon Cooks. TE: Travis Kelce, Kicker: dude from the Eagles,  Def: Tampa Bay

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dbschoo wrote:

The family gave me a home brewing starter kit for xmas (apparently, the wife thinks I need more time consuming hobbies to keep me out of her hair, knowing football season is coming to a close).

The Unexpected Journey begins!

Give a man a beer, he'll drink for an hour. Give a man a homebrew kit, he'll drink for a lifetime.

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The sour ales were amazing, especially the 2009 Bourbonic Plague.
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And we managed a few trips into the wine cellar to match some reds with the 20lb prime rib.
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I also popped the top on a big Grand Teton Brewing scotch ale.
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And of course a growler of Kettle House Cold Smoke and plenty SN Celebration and Deschutes Jubelale to round out the holiday weekend. 3 degrees and snowing requires an ample amount of winter warmers.

It is a fair wind that blew men to the ale.

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Drinking report...I'm no professional - just a well seasoned amateur...

Heretic Shallow Grave Porter is everything you'd expect.  Big flavor.  Hints of dark chocolate and coffee.  Very well balanced and a smooth finish.  Need more of this.

Moab Brewery Imperial Black IPA.  Surprisingly malty for an IPA.  Almost too sweet so pairing with spicy/acidic food is definitely a must.  Or pour over some vanilla ice cream and embrace the sweetness.  Not a perfect replacement for the old Couer d'Alene Brewing Vanilla Bourbon Stout (which I hear can now be had in Spokane at River City Brewing), but close.

I will NOT draft Romo this season... I will NOT draft Romo this season... I will NOT draft Romo this season...

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