Well, my mom thought I was pretty special, and she was right about a lot of stuff. But I didn't get 1/1.
Rendezvous is definitely worth getting excited over. I love everything from High West that I have tried but Rendezvous is still the best. I was excited earlier this year when I found out some stores in Kentucky (about a hours way and on the way to my parents) are carrying their whiskeys.
Too many people go through life with dull edges. Quote from a famous skier.
Full Pint Brewery Rye Rebellion. This is an excellent triple brewed, whiskey barrel aged stout that finishes at 11% ABV. Not a single trace of alcohol hotness on the tongue, but great chocolate notes to start, offset by a roasted malt bitterness and nice hop balance. If anyone ever discovers this brewery, you'll never get this stuff. I got to try it last week prior to bottling and carbonation, and it was fantastic. Tonight the finished beer on tap and out of the bottle is simply among the top five all-time I have ever had. Stock picture...I will make amends.
Last night it was Founders Imperial Stout. My first impression was that it was over loaded with coffee flavors and bitterness but after a few sips the shock to my taste buds wore off and I found t quite enjoyable. It's no Ten Fidy but its pretty darn good. Now for something I found truly impressive...moonshine. One of the local guys had a jar of shine that was getting passed around after skiing Saturday. It was my first experience and oh man was it a good one. It was 130 proof and had no burn what so ever. It reminded me more of a sweet mineral water. It was very good but very dangerous stuff. It made me want to build a still of my own.
They are, I tried to take a tour on Saturday before I left and they were booked up for the whole day.
I'm drinking my last bottle of Stone Ruination trying to decide if I really want to buy a 1/6th barrel for the kegerator. I was hoping for some Langunitas Sucks but I can only get it in a half barrel and I would be drinking that until next March.
Aloha! I'm sacrificing myself for the good of the rest of you. Plan a Hawaii trip and it's certain to snow while I'm away.
Mai-tais for Lisa and Maui Brewing CoCoNut Porter for me (the label says"...Like Hot Chicks on the Beach).
Tomorrow, walk off to Kona Brewing for Pipeline Porter from the brewery's tap (I will forum boast now - our Hawaii house location is SWEET!).
Enjoy the storm my travels send you. Aloha
My Hawaiian sacrifice is working. Chains on I80. Aloha!
Along the Old Chub lines, Kona Brewing was offering Bourbon Barrel Aged Blowhole. Excellent taste! Careful, it's 10% alcohol. Unfortunately, they only offer it at the brewery. Fortunately, our Hale Pahukoa house in Kona is an easy walk - even after some wonderful and powerful libations.