Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Best beer Xmas gift EVAH

My beautiful and wonderful wife, being the beauty and wonder that she is, had a friend secretly ship the above selection of beers. This may not be so great for those of you out there on the west coast, but for this east coast beer guy I can't think of anything better.

For those who don't know, these are all mostly beers from the acclaimed Russian River Brewing Company. Included in this shipment was one bottle each of Pliny the Elder, Temptation, Damnation, Redemption, Blind Pig, Damnation 23, and Triple Exaltation, and 2 bottles each of Consecration and Supplication. And a bottle of Triple Exaltation from Eel River Brewing, another fine West Coast brewery (whose bottle label and beer name make it easy to confuse with a Russian River beer for the less than careful observer)

I have wanted to try these beers for years and kept hoping I would one day stumble upon them at the local package store. I had given up hope and thought that my only shot was to make a trip out west and try them at the brewery. While a trip to "Wine Country" would still be superb, I'll happily enjoy these beers while sitting here in not-so-snowy-yet New England.


Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure that triple X is an eel river brew. Either that or I tasted more then I should've when I did my Nor-Cal coastal brewery tour! :-P

Great gal ya got there...keeper for sure!

Jim Lemire said...

Thanks for pointing that out. With the "-tion" name and the metal-looking thingy on the label, I just assumed it was another Russian River beer. Clearly I didn't look carefully enough at it!

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