Friday before Presidents day weekend, we packed up the car and drove out to Snowshoe to ski and party with 20 of our closest friends! Novak got us a wonderful house and so of course we got down to drinking while waiting for all the car loads of people to show up!
Upon arriving, Novak opened up one of her big bottles and was nice enough to share it with me! Thanks! We split the Widmer Brothers Barrel Ages Bourbon ‘11 by Widmer Brothers Brewing Company of Portland, Oregon at 9.4% abv.
A very good beer! Bourbon and oak, caramel, hints of vanilla. Slightly bitter. The carbonation is low, which suits the beer perfectly giving is a very smooth and creamy feel. Lovely.
Next up, I opened a beer that I’ve had once before, but not for a very long time. I remember really liking it and I was kinda hesitant to try it again because I was afraid it wouldn’t be as good as I remembered!
I had the Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout by Terrapin Beer Company of Athens, Georgia at 6% abv. (Wow, a beer from Georgia! I feel like I rarely drink any beers from GA. Nice!)
Yep. This beer is fun, and every bit as good as I remember it! Its like chocolate milk for adults! This is a very sweet beer, very chocolaty, slightly bitter roasted malts, hints of vanilla. Low carbonation, smooth, creamy and milky on the tongue. I had to remind myself to slow down!
And then as more people started to arrive we broke out the Cherry Moonshine. We all kept eyeing up the cherries in the bottom thinking it would be nice to try one. Just opening the jar was almost enough to scare me away! We all grabbed one, snapped this pic and popped them in our mouths. I’m sure we all made horrible faces because the cherries were like little death bombs! All alcohol and almost no cherry flavor. That was the last of the moonshine for me that weekend!
Trevor on the other hand, killed multiple cherries at once and showed us how it was done.