Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Aftermath

The full line up consumed.  The scary thing is, we still have plenty of unopened bottles left in the fridge.
Pre-dinner aperitifs: Brasserie Dieu du Ciel's Rosee d'Hibiscus, Weihenstephaner's Hefe Weissbier and Russian River's Pliny the Elder double IPA
The Russian River Brewing Company's sours: Consecration aged in Cabernet barrels, Temptation age in Chardonnay Barrels and Supplication aged in Pinot Noir barrels. Can't say I'm a fan of the sours.
The chocolate-y, coffee-y rich and delicious stout and porter flight (my personal favorite): Ballast Point's Victory at Sea (vanilla and coffee, perfect with the brownies and ice cream dessert), Mikkels Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (coffee beans eaten and pooped out by weasels), Founders KBS Kentucky breakfast stout (aged in bourbon barrels, one of the most expensive beer we had), Rogue's Double Mocha Porter, Dogfish Head Brewery's Miles Davis Bitches Brew (one of my favorite) and Rogue's Hazelnut brown ale
The pumpkin / yam fall flight: The Bruery's Autumn Maple (yam on the nose, saison like finish), and Pugsley's Smashed Pumpkin
The lambic / cherry flight: Kasteel's Rouge (so delicious, like cherry soda) and Cantillon's Lambic (top rated lambic)
The vino: Orin Swift's The Prisoner (2007 and 2008 mini vertical), 1998 Vina Tondonia Rioja Riserve, 2006 Carlisle James Berry Syrah, 2007 Carlisle Russian River Valley Montafi Vineyard Zinfandel (my perennial favorite, amazing silky mouthful, rich and delicious fruit)
A humongous thank you to Rich for the rare and educational beer and Mike for the fine wine, as always.

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