|Malibu's at 8th, 12/15|
Waist to chest high any of the weekends that I'm not busy with the holidays would be nice. We've had some nice waist -plus days with water lingering around the 50F mark. But, of course, the timing blows. Let's face it, the holidays keep you running. Not much time (or bones-$) to do the travel this time of year either - 'cept maybe to see the lights. So what do ya do after clearing your pockets, catching the lights, and checking off the good/bad list? Grab a cold one 'n load up that surf dvd. Com'on man!
Tonight's brewski is Southern Tier's seasonal offering 2XMAS. A very Strong Ale weighing in at a hefty 8%ABV (an approximate 50 IBUs), this one has the hell spiced out of it. A lot going on, and I mean A LOT! Very strong scent of nutmeg, cinnamon, orange, fig...you name it, if it is in one of those Christmas cakes, this one's got it. Southern Tier claims "brewed in the tradition of Swedish Glogg." Mulled wine. Ok. It did pour an amber red with about a one finger head. I could taste a boozy-wine finish. Sorta. Not impressed with this one. Bought a six and will be givin' away samples. Probably good for a cold day... a very cold day. Rated it a C+ (a gift). Merry Christmas!
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