Friday has come around again. Hope it's been a good week for you all. Stop in and have a beer with us!
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Tomorrow night is the homebrew club holiday party, so I went to the local House of Overpriced Beer looking for something interesting to take, and something not so interesting for the gift exchange. Never a problem finding interesting things there.
Winter is the time for the deluge of strong and often spiced seasonal beers. Not all brewers have the light touch required with spices, so this is a style that can be hit-or-miss. I remember having the same complaint a couple months ago about spiced pumpkin beers. And some are making really exotic stuff. I bought one from Bruery in SoCal. They decided to celebrate the season with a different beer every year, and to name them for the familiar "12 Days". This is year 5 of the sequence and therefore named 5 Golden Rings; it's a Belgian strong golden with spices and pineapple juice.
Anchor Christmas ale is a classic of the dark spiced ale variety. What are your favorites?
shit, I'm late posting this, time to wrap up.
the Cider mentioned above is this good story about craft cider. Any cider makers out there? I like cider and have been meaning to try.
I've got SN Celebration. What are you drinking?