I think everyone has a good “old faithful” beer.
This is not your father’s IPA, that’s for sure.
The local multi-tap has one of the rare kegs of Life and Limb, the brewing collaboration between Sierra Neveda and Dogfish Head.
A wonderful, nutty, buttery beer from The UK’s Bateman Brewery that’s perfect by the fireplace on a cold, wet night.
I usually approach a barleywine with as much trepidation as going to a CGI blockbuster. I gird myself for an assault against the senses.
Coming in a 22 ounce, red wax dipped bottle, Ska Brewing’s Decadent Imperial IPA beer pours amber with gooey, resinous notes right off the top of the head.
I have been experimenting with aging beer for a few years now. Sometimes it turns out great, other times it’s no different.
At the end of a long, dreary and rainy week, it was nice to spend a Friday at lunch enjoying local food and a local beer with a friend.
As for guilty pleasures, and we’re talking serious guilty pleasures here, Guinness looms large for me.