Thursday, December 15, 2011
So, rockinaseaofchaos and I were sitting on the patio, smoking (tobacco) pipes and enjoying holiday beverages on a school night. The first bevvie isn't a holiday offering per se, but was perfect. New York's Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout is a craft brewed Imperial Stout brewed with vanilla beans. Dark and delicious and 10% ABV. It's not available in Texas but I brought a bottle back from South Carolina. The second selection was a bottle of Anchor Christmas, an annual offering that is usually not a big deal. The difference is that this bottle was from 2004 and had been tucked away in my garage fridge for seven years. It poured an impressive head and had that great piney aroma the beer is famous for. It was great to see (and taste) that a well crafted beer can thrive after an extended period of rest.