Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Drinking Problems

Many years ago, MQ and I attended a beer and bourbon themed festival on a lark. It was one of those…”why not?” things. Since then the annual experience has expanded to most of our friends. Now the blessed weekend is coming. The VIP tickets are purchased. Plans have been made to grab a preparatory breakfast before braving the 200 strong crowds of avid boozers.

My quandary is what to drink. At one time the answer would have been all of it. Now however, the selection has expanded to the point where even my god-like capacity is challenged. Plus, getting dead drunk isn’t fun. I’d really like to be at worst well drunk. Really more like well buzzed, though I realize how unlikely that is. Thus I have some choices to make.

The following are the drinks left on my list. I cut ones I’ve tried before, I can easily get elsewhere, or I’m sure friends will happily try for me (Ceri, looking at you with all those ryes.)

Evan Williams Cherry Reserve

Jim Beam Maple

Jim Beam Cider

Jacob's Ghost


Knob Creek Single Barrel

Knob Creek Smoked Maple

High West Son of Bourye

High West American Prarie Reserve

High West Campfire

Buffalo Trace Small Batch

1792 Ridgemont Reserve Small Batch

Blanton's Single Barrel

EH Taylor Small Batch

Firefly Moonshine : Strawberry

Firefly Moonshine : Apple Pie

Firefly Moonshine : Peach

Cabin Fever

Smooth Ambler Very Old Scout

Woodford Double Oaked

Laphroaig 18

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Laphroaig Triple Wood

Flying Dog Truth

Flying Dog Doggie Style

Angry Orchard Crisp

Angry Orchard Green Apple

New Belgium Snapshot

Shiner Farmhouse 966

DuClaw Dirty Little Freak

DuClaw Old Flame

Yards Brawler

Sly Fox Pheonix Pale Ale

Sly Fox Pikeland Pils

Tall Tales Red Headed Step Child

Tall Tales Some Beach Ale

Boulevard Grainstorm Black Rye IPA

Hop City Barking Squirrel

Hop City Mr Huff Pale Ale

Terrapin Hopsecutioner

Leinenkugel Summer Shandy

Leinenkugel Canoe Paddler

Smith & Forge (cans)


Hofbrau Hefeweizen

The Traveler Beer Co. Curious Traveler

The Traveler Beer Co. Time Traveler

Harpoon UFO White

Harpoon UFO Big Squeeze

Primus Haacht

Shepherd Neame Spitfire

Jolly Pumpkin Fuego Otono

Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial

Saranac Caramel Porter

National Premium

Boon Kriek

Boon Framboise

Duvel Single

Ommegang Hop House

Full Tilt Patterson Pumpkin

Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin



Anchor Steam California Lager

Anchor Steam Breckle's Brown

Magners Original

Wyder's Pear

Woodchuck Private Reserve Barrel Select

Evolution Sprung

Evolution Exile Red Ale

Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye

Brooklyn Brewery Scorcher

Magic Hat Pistil

Magic Hat Dream Machine

Lancaster Hop Hog

Oskar Blues Mama's Lil Yella Pils

Oskar Blues Old Chub

Union Craft Brewing Balt Alt

DC Brau Public Ale

DC Brau Citizen Belgian Pale

Starr Hill Saison

Dominion Cherry Blossom Lager

Ah, first world problems.

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