Our Favorite Libations of 2015

Dec 17, 2015 Comments Off on Our Favorite Libations of 2015

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The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to start our annual reflection on the year that was beginning with a review of our favorite libations. To be sure our 2015 Thirsty Thursday reviews/recommendations were loaded memorable, beers, wines, and spirits. Yet, the following resonated more than others and not surprisingly have a happy home in the following categories.

Most Likely to Sip, Reflect, and Say “Wow that’s a damn good beer”

As we reflect back on 2015 there were two beers that made the greatest overall impression on us. Caldera’s Mogli Bourbon Oak-Aged Chocolate Imperial Porter is one of those rare exceptions where the price paid is lives up to the experience on the palate while Grand Teton’s 5 O’clock Shadow Double Black Lager fits the bill as perfection squared.

Mogli Bourbon Oak-Aged Chocolate Imperial Porter

Thirsty Thursday Grand Teton’s 5 Oclock Shadow Double Black Lager

Most Unique Beer…

Without question this was Small Town Brewery’s “Not Your Father’s Root Beer”…a libation that found an appealing balance of  childhood flavors and the desired adult kick.

Small Town Brewery Not Your Father’s Root Beer

The Summer Sensations

The following beers were able to impress despite some serious reservations about their seemingly gimmicky constructions: Flying Dog Numero Uno Summer Cerveza & Ballast Point Grapefruit Scuplin and

Flying Dog Numero Uno Summer Cerveza

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin

Cold Weather Warm Ups

“Baby it’s cold outside”…so warm up with the following two libations: Flying Dog Brewery Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout & Sandeman Porto 10 Year Old Tawny.

Flying Dog Brewery Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout

Sandeman Porto 10 Year Old Tawny

Advanced Wine Enjoyment

Love wine? Appreciate the subtle nuances of a varietal or style? Then dive into either of the following: 2011 Domaine des Baumard Coteaux du Layon Carte d’Or & 2013 Orin Swift Mannequin.

2011 Domaine des Baumard Coteaux du Layon Carte d’Or

2013 Orin Swift Mannequin

Cheap Doesn’t Mean It’s Bad

Money can’t buy you love but a few extra bucks can buy you some pretty tasty swill…2013 Evodia Old Vines Garnacha & 2011 Taken Red Blend.

Evodia Old Vines Garnacha

2011 Taken Red Blend

Your Weekend or Everyday Starter

Love Bloody Marys? Then this is the mixer for you:

Georges Bloody Mary Mix

We hope you were able to enjoy more than a few of our libation recommendations this year and stay tuned for more satisfying libations  in 2016.

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