Whatcha Drinking This Weekend?: Sign of the Apocalypse Edition

Photographic proof - we're together!!

Well it’s Friday the 13th, and if that’s not ominious enough, there’s another bad omen for humanity – The Beer and Whiskey Brothers are together in the same place!  It’s a sign of the Apocolypse – everybody panic!!

Actually, we’re together for a very happy reason – Don’s boy Brian is getting married tomorrow and our mom and I are in Idaho for the festivities.  The bad news is they’re serving Bud Light at the reception (don’t ask why – it’s complicated), the good news is that Don and I will still have plenty of chances to goof around and nerd out with beer and whiskey.

We already stopped by Brewforia and met with Rick and Chris there, as well as friend of the blog Don Larson.  Of course we picked up some treats while we were there, mostly stouts.  I’ll also have the chance to raid the bunker and sample all of Don’s favorite bourbons.  And we’ll be back at Brewforia on Sunday at 1pm to record our next podcast, now we just have to figure out what we’ll be talking about!

How about you? Any grand plans for this weekend that include our favorite adult beverages?  Let us know below!!

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18 Comments on “Whatcha Drinking This Weekend?: Sign of the Apocalypse Edition”

  1. August 13, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    Great stuff guys – congrats to all! Remember, don’t be beer snobs @ the wedding! (looking @ you Don) Me, I’m going dry for the second weekend in a row. Talk about a sign of the apocalypse.

    • August 13, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

      I think I’m going dry when I get home, Scott. I’ve been taking full advantage of the local beer scenes I’ve been visiting, but I’m pretty well pickled at this point. I need a break!

      I agree about not being beer snobs – folks like what they like. It’s not a place to preach and convert, just to drink and be merry. That said, I fully expect Don to be packing a flask!

  2. Mike
    August 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    On Don’s recommendation, I picked up a bottle of Four Roses bourbon, so I will be enjoying that on Saturday. Tonight, the wife and I will hit the Breckenridge Brewery pub in Denver after the game.

    • August 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

      I’m a bit jealous of your visit to Breckenridge Brewery, Mike. I wish there were brew pubs closer to home in NJ, but they are few and far between.

      I had the pleasure of sampling Four Roses last night and it’s a nice bourbon. Don reviewed it in our latest podcast (just posted to iTunes) and described it as “alot going on in the glass” and I think it’s a good description. Complex and satisfying neat and sweet and smoother with a cube of ice. I’ll be getting my own when I get back home.

      • Mike
        August 13, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

        Jim, yes one of the things I love about Colorado is our bevy of breweries and brew pubs. Even in small towns that you wouldn’t think could support a brewer you’ll find a brew pub or brewery. Durango, for example isn’t that big, but they have two breweries (Ska and Durango Brewing) and two brew pubs.

        I’ve already sampled the Four Roses, and I plan to get a little more familiar with it this weekend. I think I’ll try it with a cube of ice, as you suggest.

  3. Rob Crozier
    August 13, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    Good to see you guys together! The picture looks like you guys are on the set of Dukes of Hazzard – who knows maybe you guys will try to sneak in some good beer, the catering hall will call the cops and you’ll lead them on a high speed chase! Now there’s something to talk about on your poscast!
    I have another beer tasting by the pool this weekend where a few friends bring some stuff and we all get to taste, no reviewing, just enjoying – I’ll leave the reviewing to you experts. On the list of things to taste: Flying Fish’s Exit 6 and Exit 16, Cricket Hill Barleywine, something from Brewdog (I’ll taste it even though I’m boycotting buying their stuff), Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch IPA and a few others that haven’t been disclosed.

    Congratulations, Don…and enjoy the wedding!

    • August 13, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

      Nice line up, Rob. Sounds like a nice poolside tasting menu indeed!

      I don’t think there will be a high-speed chase. I get the feeling we can do whatever we like around here, as long as we don’t mess with the cattle!

  4. Cousin Dave
    August 13, 2010 at 9:54 pm #

    You have to check out the Pumphouse Brewery in Longmont. It is worth the drive up there. Not only do they have great beer, but also some of the best food I’ve ever had. Check out the chicken tortilla soup. My favorite restaurant, too bad it’s about 90 miles from house.
    Hi Jim , Hi Don hope the wedding went as planned.

  5. Brandon
    August 13, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

    I see that pick and I have to wonder if there is a Smokey and The Bandit remake in the works. Don is the bandit and Jim has to be Snowman. East bound and down, baby!

    • Don
      August 16, 2010 at 8:48 am #

      Well the Snowman has left the building. I dropped him off this morning at the airport. Happy trails Jim!

  6. Evan
    August 14, 2010 at 12:15 am #

    I’ve brewed up 8 beers (that’s right, 8!) for my wedding that is taking place in one month! My guests are going to be pleased 🙂

    You guys crack open that bottle of whatever homebrew I sent?

    • Don
      August 16, 2010 at 9:06 am #

      Evan, we opened it and shared it amongst four beer snobs! The concensus was they would all pay money for your Belgian Quad! Very well done! Also you will be on our next beer and whiskey brother’s podcast where we drink and discuss your brew. Well done! and thanks for sending.

      • Evan
        August 16, 2010 at 10:49 am #

        I knew it was the Belgian 🙂 Glad you all enjoyed it! Hopefully after my wedding, I”ll have more to send over to you all.

        • Don
          August 16, 2010 at 10:56 am #

          we did mention that if you are making all the beer for your wedding you might want to brew a Bud Light clone! That seems to be what people prefer when out and about at weddings and such. 😉

      • Evan
        August 17, 2010 at 10:28 am #

        Luckily, the people drinking beer at my wedding all actually like beer 🙂 I made a Munich style lager for anyone wanting something a bit on the “lighter” side.

        • Don
          August 17, 2010 at 11:32 am #

          Good call Evan. Some people just aren’t convertible. It pains me to see it, but the bigs are big because a lot of people like em.

      • Evan
        August 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

        The bigs are big because marketing trumps greatness with the American public. Plus, they had over half a century to establish themselves before the good stuff started popping up.

        • Don
          August 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

          True that.

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