Still not a Belgium post, but this unassuming Saturday night turned into a full fledged beer fest! In fact, there is so much beer in this post that I am completely unable to review everything. Although, I do have tons of pictures for you to enjoy!
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A while back, on a somewhat rainy Saturday night, Jack and I had nothing planned, so we invited over Novak, Mark, Rob and Anna for game night!
Rob and Anna had recently toured the Dogfish Head brewery and it was very kind of him to bring over multiple bottles that he picked up there!
We got started with a beer and got comfortable to play Settlers of Catan.
First we opened Pearl Jam Twenty Faithful Ale by Dogfish Head Brewery of Milton, DE at 7% abv.
Next, was a beer that Novak brought over a while ago, the Abita 25th Anniversary Vanilla Double Dog by Abita Brewing Company of Abita Springs, Louisiana at 7% abv.
Another beer that Rob brought, the Robert Johnson Hellhound by Dogfish Head Brewing Company at 10% abv.
Also the Theobroma by Dogfish Head Brewing Company at 9% abv.
We also all split the Gouden Carolus Classic by Brouwerij Het Anker of Mechelen, Belgium at 8.5% abv.
Anna brought over and let me sample Crispin “The Saint” Hard Apple Cider by Crispin at 6.9% abv.
And since I was in the company of so many people who love good beer, I decided to open my last bottle of Crème Brulee Stout by Southern Tier Brewing Company of Lakewood, NY at 9.6% abv.
Unfortunately, soon after this I was reaching for a card, bumped my then empty glass and broke it! I was so heartbroken! I loved my Gouden Carolus glass! Although, everyone reassured me by saying how very soon I will be able to replace it with a glass that I will have bought at the brewery.
And probably because we were a bit drunk and the taste buds were numbed we opened the Baltika #6 Porter by Baltika Breweries of St Petersburg, Russia at 7% abv.
At the end of the night I was surprised to see how many bottles we emptied!
I think now I’m ready for Belgium!