Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Hoppy Brew Year!

What a end of the year it sister and her family joined us for the holidays, filling our house with more kids, wonderful food, and lots of good beer. My bro-in-law Sean is nearly as big as a beer geek as me, and we spent some quality time bonding over those good beers. From Christmas night at the Muddy Pig sharing a Southern Tier Cuvee One oak aged strong ale to waiting in line at Surly to purchase some growlers of their double IPA 16 Grit--the last Surly growlers to be sold until the law is changed--to using a gift certificate to buy some sweet beers from the Four Firkins, it was a ton of fun.

The Firkins Haul:

Imperial stouts and porters

Pale Ales, IPAs and Double IPAs

More Double IPAs and Boulevard Saison with Brett

I traded a growler of Surly 16 Grit with a guy in Chicago for some top-notch beers.

A top rated 17% abv. Imperial Stout from Nøgne Ø out of Norway.