Good Tuesday All!
This weekend was quite an interesting one. I had been feeling pretty bummed out about turning 30, and had done a sort of campaign to get people to come down to Indiana and celebrate with me. While I didn’t succeed in getting all the people that I’d hoped, I convinced enough to celebrate with me that we had a nice little group consisting of Adrian (of course), the Ponkeys, our friend James, and his lady friend Erica.
What this weekend was not – a pity party for the good old Matron. By the end of it, I forgot it even was my birthday, let alone what number it was.
What this weekend was – a celebration of good friends and a reminder that I am still quite young for my age – especially when it comes to drinking – but adult enough to handle myself with dignity, even when I’ve had more than my fair share to drink.
Along the way, I discovered a few interesting beers that I didn’t know existed, my favorite being Monty Python Holy Grail Ale by Black Sheep Brewery. It’s just a standard ale, but COME ON! Anything with Monty Python on it is worth keeping a case of.
I asked everyone to give me a short review of some of the beers they were drinking and this is what they came up with.
Pyramid Breweries Apricot Ale
Andi says: I didn’t expected it to be such a girly beer, but it’s very nice. Subtle.
New Holland Dragon’s Milk
We all tried this beer, but Adrian slowly sipped this 10% abv Scotch Ale for about an hour, longer than I’ve ever seen him take to drink anything…ever.
He says: Very heavy. It’s extremely thick and potent. Terrible to drink with a meal (which he did).
Matt says: Best winter beer ever. It’s like slamming milk.
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat
Andi says: It actually has a real cherry flavor that takes the beer taste away. I would most definitely recommend it to someone who doesn’t like beer.
Other beers that we tried that night (but had gotten too, um, unreliable to review) were:
Abita Brewing Co. Turbodog
Three Floyds Robert the Bruce Scottish Ale
And New Holland’s Mad Hatter IPA
Overall, we had an amazing time, and added quite a few new beers to our repertoire.
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