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Whatcha Drinking This Weekend?: 10/10/10 Edition

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!

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32 Comments on “Whatcha Drinking This Weekend?: 10/10/10 Edition”

  1. Jeff Schwartz
    October 8, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    My parent’s 45th anniversary is on 10/10/10. Taking them out to dinner on Saturday night and will pull something from deep in the cellar – although haven’t chosen yet. I have a Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale in the fridge to start the weekend after work today….

    • October 8, 2010 at 11:28 am #

      Wow! What foresight on their part to get married on 10/10/65 so they could have their 45th on 10/10/10! Kidding, but I bet your dad was cool with the date, as it makes it pretty easy to remember.

      Have a great weekend and tell your folks the Galligan boys say happy 45th!

  2. Don
    October 8, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    Hey, where did you get a 2008 Schlafly? That not only sounds delicious, but rare. You never age anything, so I’m assuming that you found it someplace. That sounds special. Perhaps you should save it for a special occasion?

    Anyway, I’ll be drinking too. I think I need to clean out a bunch of IPAs before they go bad. That is what I’ll be working on, and of course whiskey. What kind? I don’t know. I have some Dant BIB that I’ve been thinking about. Got a lot of it, and at 100 proof it is a real whiskey. So, I’m looking forward to giving it a go.

    That is about it, I also have some cigar smoking to catch up on. So many cigars so little time!

  3. October 8, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    Don’t tell anyone,but I’m having some Stone Vertical Epic 10-10-10 a day before the release date.If it’s a good as they say this will be a nice weekend.Beer with grapes………………Sounds rather interesting.I’ll let you know Monday.

    • October 8, 2010 at 11:34 am #

      Nice! And sneaky, too, which is always appreciated.

  4. Rob Crozier
    October 8, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    Another tip for Jim…the Cloverleaf in Caldwell has Dragons Milk as well as the Wine & Beverage Depot in Wayne. I picked up a bottle of Allagash Hugh Malone recently and was saving it for the Yankees victory on Saturday or Sunday.

    • Don
      October 8, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

      Oh, Rob…You might not be drinking that Hugh Malone until next year… 😉 Go Twins!

      • rob crozier
        October 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

        Say what? Unfortunately, the Twins always get the Yankees in the first round of the playoffs and always struggle. Too bad they play in a weak division – makes them look better. I’m sure the Hugh Malone will taste even better with a victory. I might even hold out and save it when we beat the Rangers!

        • Don
          October 8, 2010 at 4:06 pm #

          Now you’re really putting the cart before the Horse. I think they will rue the day when they passed on Cliff Lee.

      • October 8, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

        I don’t know what’s worse – that you guys are arguing, or that you’re talking about baseball!

        I just want the damn thing to be over so all I hear on the radio is football, football, football!!

    • October 8, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

      Thanks for another great tip, Rob. I’m in Livingston, so maybe I’ll hit the ‘Leaf on the way home and pick some up. I haven’t been there yet, so it’ll be double cool to see the place.

  5. David
    October 8, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    I’m also gonna drink some IPA’s because well, I love them. I also have something called Hopquila, which I plan on consuming. It’s a cross between a beer and a spirit. The product website says that “the Hopquila is a fermented wash of 100% barley is twice distilled, then steeped with Centennial hops. The resulting beverage is actually an un-aged whiskey but has the hoppy notes of a beer with some of the citrusy and floral notes of a tequila.”

    • Don
      October 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

      Sounds really interesting David. What is the Alcohol content there? And stop by on Monday or Tuesday if you are one of the lucky ones that get Monday off, and let us know how it was.

      • David
        October 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm #

        It’s 40%. Tastes like a nice tequila, actually. It smells hoppy, but in a completely different way – nothing like a hoppy beer.

        I’m a government schlub, I have Monday off. Boy do I need it.

        • Don
          October 10, 2010 at 10:36 am #

          That sounds really interesting. hope you like it a lot! As for being a government schlub, well…I work for a lot of them, so what a better way to spend your afternoon than on Beerandwhiskeybros.com! Enjoy the long weekend. 🙂

  6. October 8, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    The Highland Games are this weekend! I’ll be breaking out my Scotch flask and tartan 🙂 So excited!

    • Don
      October 8, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

      Sounds like a good time. Watch out for flying telephone poles! What are you filling the Scotch Flask with? Are you a peaty scotch drinker, or a fruity one?

      • October 8, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

        I think there’s an occasion for both but since it’s going to be a hot one I’m going with fruity. Flask will be filled with a Langs Supreme Blend with some pretty amazing Honey nodes.

    • October 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm #

      There can be only one, Jessica!!

      • Mark S.
        October 8, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

        *groan*

        You did not just go there…

        🙂

        Ditto on the football – can’t wait for all this baseball malarkey to be over already.

  7. Brandon
    October 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    I plan on brewing up a Pumpkin Ale this weekend and have’r kegged and ready to go by Halloween. My goal is to be sick of fall beers by winter. In other news, the Sam Adams Pumpkin beer was pretty good too. Fest & Pumpkin Ale’s all weekend for me.

    • October 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

      I’m already sick of fall beers, and i’ve only had one (Southern Tier Pumking). For some reason I can’t seem to get into them. Maybe because it’s been warm out east. As it cools, my tune may change.

      Have fun brewing and here’s hoping your yeast does the job before Halloween!

      • rob crozier
        October 8, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

        Me too…try Southern Tier’s Harvest – they went in a different direction and created an ESB as their fall beer. Sounds strange but it works.

      • October 8, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

        I’ll look for it tonight when I stop by that store you told me about in Fairfield. I shall Milk the Dragon!!

        You know, that just doesn’t sound right.

  8. October 8, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    Hi Guys (and guyesses), this weekend I’ll be catching up on some dramming and associated tasting notes as I try a couple of recently acquired Scotches.

    Specifically:

    Hazelburn 12y 2010 edition
    Kilkerran Work in Progress, 6y
    Port Charlotte, multi-vinti-2010

    Happy dramming,
    Keith

    • October 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

      Sounds like a nice line up there, Keith. Have fun and have a great weekend.

  9. October 8, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    I don’t know yet. I’m in SoCal for the weekend (on business), so we’ll see. But I’m drinking beer.

    • Don
      October 10, 2010 at 10:37 am #

      Lots of good ones to choose from Tex, Enjoy the regional choices.

      • October 10, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

        So I had some Firestone Walker DBA. Nice. Then I had some Mike’s (from THFB) homebrew. Good times! Can’t get any more regional than homebrew.

  10. Mark S.
    October 8, 2010 at 9:39 pm #

    I got an early start last night, but have to abstain tonight because we are hitting the road early tomorrow morning. I had a Weyerbacher Fireside Ale, and a Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Both were good, but the high ABV of both beers again caught me unawares. Luckily they were only 12 oz bottles!

    Anybody know the difference between a pumpkin ale and an “Imperial” pumpkin ale?

    So far of the 4 pumpkins I’ve tried, I have to say that none have been bad. The Southern Tier was the most drinkable, followed by the Saranac. Both the Weyerbacher and the Shipyard were more heavily spiced.

    The Fireseide Ale was almost like a Scotch Ale.

    • October 8, 2010 at 9:54 pm #

      Imperial=More Alcohol. Or “good for Jim.” Either way. 🙂

    • Don
      October 10, 2010 at 10:44 am #

      So far this year I’ve had the Shipyard and the Southern Tier and I thought of the two the Southern Tier was far more spiced. It is so interesting to me how different palates pull out different flavor profiles. I Liked them both, but I thought the Shipyard was spicy, but had more lager flavors integrated into the overall profile. Either way glad you liked them!

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