No booze for me last night but right now I'm enjoying an old fashioned made with Templeton Rye and it is AMAZING.
Nothing last night...tonight who knows. My first drink in MONTHS! ;0
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten loreó
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.... - The Raven (1845), Edgar Allan Poe
Oh, for the Love of Vintage! (blog)
I had a fine bottle of the Alaskan brewery's 25th anniversary Russian Imperial stout! Brewed with glacier water, fireweed honey and birch syrup it is a quintessential Alaskan beer. I really wanted to post photos of this, but for some reason I cannot post pictures right now.
This beer is STOUT, darker than the darkest night, but with an initial tinge of sweetness (fireweed and birch) and a nice after taste of smokey hops (what the brewery does best.)
It's a limited run, I think they only made twenty barrels or so, and they only distribute their main beers to the west coast.
I'll keep trying with the photos because the bottle is just fantastic.
Wychwood's Hobgoblin Dark Ale.
I love their slogan: "Afraid you might taste something, Lagerboy?"
I discovered Alaskan Amber in Seattle the first week of August. Superb!
Anything from Black Raven in Redmond is worth trying. Their Totem Ale is outstanding.
Last edited by mflemming; 09-16-2011 at 07:57 PM.
Long evening topping off with a glass of Jameson Redbrest something or another. 12 bottles made in the world. Also, some Korbel sparkling pino noir. I have never had a better wine.