What Beer are you enjoying?

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Hahaha, yes - I’d say so. For the prior 14 years of our marriage she was basically annoyed with cycling and my love for strong blonde Belgian ales. For my 40th earlier this year we did Flanders, Roubaix, and then Munich for the sole purpose of watching bike racing and drinking Belgian and then German beers. She had such a good time, and then the release of Unchained on Netflix happened and now we’re spending several days in Nice in 24 to watch the last 2 stages of the TdF - all at her suggestion and booking. Took 14 years, but I definitely hit the jackpot for a good beer drinking cyclist/triathlete

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We had a $10 stocking stuffer exchange last night, had to buy for 11 peeps. One of my nephews got me a tall can Hydro Flask and a local beer:

Had that this afternoon with prime rib :+1::yum:

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I dunno if Lagunitas qualifies as a “local beer” for you any more since they are now HQ’d in Chicago. :crazy_face::crazy_face:

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That is so wrong…

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Presents. Only one of these is true. Hint: the cat is my wife’s pet.

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If I’m only having one, it better be a good one…

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Playing some catch-up with missed beers from the Illinois Brewers Advent Calendar….a solid barleywine option from the other night. It was a boozer at 10% ABV.

I still have some other beers form the calendar that I haven’t posted yet……will catch up on that shortly.

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Chouffe gnomes on the chalice?

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That is correct! I don’t usually mismatch my glass with my beer, but it seemed the right shape for a barleywine.

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My pop’s selections - he did the best he could based on his memories of our beer history. He did a great job since he’s getting up there in age and his idea of craft beer is Michelob in the dark bottles circa the 70’s. I’m just happy he is still around.
Cheers everyone!

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Going on 15 months sober, some of these NA offerings are starting to get really good.

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Screw it, I’ll post my face.

Chimay Tripel. French foods and Belgian Beers, can’t go wrong

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I’ve started seeing Athletic Brewing pop up at completely non-athletic places (like restaurants around town.) Just a really solid NA beer. I had a few samples and don’t think I’d notice if I didn’t know. Really well made.

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Forget your face, where’s the food mate?

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It was very good tartare and duck confit. I actually made reservations for 2/14 already

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Arguably one of the seismic events of history….:sunglasses:

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HNY Beer Friends. Here’s to good suds and good rides in 2024.

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Last batch of 2023, here’s to 2024!

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