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Black Tuesday 2012 (The Bruery)

The acquisition of a “rare” beer is a special treat. But like Uncle Ben once said, “with great power comes great responsibility”. What the hell am I talking about, you might ask. Well, I’m talking about the decision of when to crack open that hard-to-find gem you’ve just spent (usually) a good amount of money on. Do you drink it right when it’s fresh? Or do you set on it for a little bit and save it for a special occasion? Usually I tend to fall into the latter category of beer drinkers. So when we decided to get together for drinks at our house for a close friend’s birthday I saw the perfect opportunity to share one of these special beers.

Black Tuesday labelBLACK TUESDAY is a barrel-aged Imperial Stout from The Bruery. This particular bottle is from 2012 and has a whopping 19.5% ABV.  Continue reading

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Bigfoot Barleywine 2012 (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Every year spring time means two things: spring seasonals and Barleywines. One of those Barleywines that always gets the attention of beer aficianados is BIGFOOT BARLEYWINE from Chino, California’s Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Oddly enough this was the first time I had sampled Bigfoot in the several years that I have been a craft beer fan.

Bigfoot is an American Barleywine with 90 IBUs and a hefty 9.6% ABV.

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