Archive | November, 2011
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2008 Ten Fiddy at Holiday Ale Festival

30 Nov

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Divine. Amazing. Perfect imperial stout. Huge body, rich malt, very smooth. Rich chocolate, syrupy mouthfeel, but not sweet. Just toasty and chocolatey awesomeness. “slight” alcoholic finish. The canned version is awesome. This one is 3 years old and even more awesome! So glad I splurged for the whole glass. Get a taste while it lasts!

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Ale Fest Eve

30 Nov

i am like a little kid, dreaming of reindeer hooves dancing on the rooftop and santa dropping off gifts under the Christmas tree. but instead of sugarplums dancing in my head, i am dreaming about all the wonderful, one-of-a-kind, possibly never brewed again, holiday ales i will taste tomorrow at the Holiday Ale Fest. there are sour beers with cherries and cranberries. there are strong ales with spices and herbs. and then there are my favorites, roasty toasty stouts with chocolate and coffee and bourbon barrels. well, i’ve been waiting all year, and the day is finally here. it’s not Christmas Eve yet, but even better (for an adult), it is Holiday Ale Fest Eve. and i am pretty sure i’ve been a good girl this year. Continue reading

leaving on a jet plane

29 Nov

We are headed out of town tomorrow.  The wife, child and I are headed to the Lone Star State for my brother’s wedding.  Then it’s on to visit more family in El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM.  This brother is the last of the four boys to marry, so it is kind of  big deal to the parents.  We will be staying in the gulf town of Port Aransas, in a beach house overlooking the ocean.  Lots of family in one house?  That’s a recipe for drinking!

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Lompoc’s holiday party

29 Nov

Holiday cheer and cherry Christmas! What was your favorite beer tonight at lompoc’s holiday beer party?

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tonight: drink holiday beer. drink Lompoc.

29 Nov

Just a reminder that tonight is Lompoc’s Holiday beer release at the Sidebar.  Block out your calendar for a “meeting” Tuesday afternoon, and leave work early.  The festivities begin at 4pm.  Last week you got Miranda’s take on all the beers, here is mine to get you thirsty for tonight’s festivities. Continue reading

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