Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hoppy Xmas Everybody

So....the Westvleteren release was yesterday.  NPR covered it here if you want to read about it.  Rob at Pangaea said that they had fielded over 250 calls, from all over the US and as far as Japan.  One guy said that his dad was dying and wanted to have a bottle before he died. 

My coworker went to pick hers up at the Davis Beer Shoppe somewhat early yesterday and they had already gotten 200 calls.

Forget about all that hype, because you're not going to be able to get any anyway, and go there and get a Drake's "Pinot to Go", a delicious imperial stout aged in pinot noir barrels. Nice for the season, too.  There is also a Mikkeller Hoppy Lovin' Christmas IPA that's good.


Anonymous said...

Jesus, Westvleteren, but is it any good?


undercover caterer said...

Wow, that's nuts.

Anonymous said...

I think I overheard you talking to our rabbits about this last night.


beckler said...

From what I remember it's good but I don't think there's any one best beer in the world. Orval is my favorite Abbey beer, my favorite hoppy beer changes all the time, and there are a lot of great sour beers of different levels of tartness and with fruit,etc. although I gotta say my current favorite Cantillon is Cuvee de Champions because it combines hops AND tartness, and Mamouche, the elderflower cantillon is hella good.

It's stupid to declare worlds best anything. Like declaring the worlds best restaurant is such a joke.

beckler said...

although, maybe it's just best on beer advocate and there has to be some highest rated beer, come to think of it.

beckler said...

Papa Johns are few and far between so I was not able to get my Taylor Swift Pizza. And, FYI, we learned that it's Papa Murphys that is take and bake and not Papa Johns. I now have Round Table for lunch which as well all know is the best leftovers.

PS-no spoilers but we've only got one episode left in Breaking Bad and I feel I have become emotionally numb to it.

ninja said...

we can all agree on the best 4 eyes show of each year, right? the Christmas show is coming up this saturday! This is not the year to miss (unless you have something better to do)!

Whats on a Taylor Swift pizza?

beckler said...

blond hair and red lipstick. and it's made by john mayer. and the pepperoni is arranged into perfect polka dots