Another weekend is upon us (huzzah!) and I’m ready for some beer. And this is no ordinary weekend, no, because this Sunday is October 10, 2010. That’s right, 10/10/10.
People are latching onto this date in lots of ways. Some folks are trying to have a “global moment” for the environment at 10:10pm on 10/10/10, which I imagine is a hard thing to do, what with time zones and all. There is also talk for gadget freaks that the latest jailbreak for the iPhone will hit the web at 10:10am on 10/10/10. Some folks are even getting married on 10/10/10 (including my wife’s sister), which is a great deal for guys, as it’ll make it simple to remember their anniversary. I’m sure there’s also someone predicting Armageddon, trying to steal the Mayan thunder of 12/21/2012. Take that Tikal!
Anyway, all of this talk of monumental events has me thirsty for something dark and powerful, like a 2008 Schlafly’s Reserve Imperial Stout which has spent some time in whiskey barrels. That should do the trick. I might also try to score some Dragon’s Milk, one of my all-time favorites, which is rumored to be available locally (thanks for the tip, Rob!!). Enough with pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers – I’m down for some barrel aged goodness this weekend.
How about you? Any plans that involve some good beers or a little bit of whiskey? Anyone brewing this weekend? I was hoping to, but not with a wedding and a rehearsal dinner to go to. The kit shall sit for another week.
Let us know what you’re planning in the comments below. And as always, have a fun and safe weekend!