Saturday, February 7, 2015

Catch-up #2 - The Great Beer Exchange

Some people exchange cookies at work. Well, I must have some of the damned finest co-workers around, cuz we exchange beer instead.

There were six of us in on it, so we all got four of each variety. There were no real rules put in place regardin' what to buy, although we encouraged everyone to go with somethin' seasonal, and also threatened a major ass-kickin' to whoever would be stupid enough to buy Keystone Light, or somethin' of that ilk.

All told, it turned out really well. The one lad also threw in a bonus sixer, so we all wound up with a single bonus brew. We would up with a very solid selection of seasonal brews, and I think everyone was purty happy.

From left to right:

Long Trail Limbo IPA
Long Trail Sick Day IPA
Shipyard GingerBreadHead
Magic Hat Snow Roller Hoppy Brown Ale
Lancaster Brewing Winter Warmer Ale
Atwater Brewery Vanilla Java Porter (That was my pick, and I done real good. Stuff's amazin'.)
DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

I'm definitely a porter and stout kinda guy, with IPA's and brown ales comin' in a close third and fourth, so this case was definitely right up my alley. Sounds like everyone's in favor of doin' this again when the spring/summer seasonals come out, so hopefully I'll have another line-up for ya then.


  1. They only had the Bock and some leftover Ruby Redbird around these parts at that point, unfortunately.

    Speaking of... I can't remember if I told you about my co-worker who drank an obscene amount of Ruby Redbird two summers ago. He wound up drinking 26 cases this past year. He bought the last eight cases they had in December, and he'd have probably used that for his exchange case if we had let him.