Whatcha Drinkin’ This Weekend?: Roll ‘Em Back Edition

As a public service, we’re here to remind you that Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday at 2 a.m.  Be sure to roll your clocks back one hour.

We’re not offering this public service to make sure you don’t arrive at church an hour early on Sunday – we’re here to remind you that you have an extra hour on Saturday night to enjoy (or recuperate from your enjoyment of) your favorite adult beverages.  So what’s it gonna be? 

For me, I’m slowly working through the case of Mad Elf bombers I bought last week.  Man, I love that stuff!  I’ve also found it pairs brilliantly with my new favorite whiskey, Four Roses Small Batch.  Of course moderation and pacing are required, as it’s a pretty high-octane combo. I’ll be careful that “Fall Back” doesn’t become “fall over.”

I might also crack open a Schlafly’s Reserve 2008 Imperial Stout I have on hand.  Don’t worry Idaho folks, I’ll still have one to send out to Don if I ever get off my butt and put together a care package.  Maybe I’ll try to get that done this weekend.

Other than that, I’m training the dog, scouting birthday party locations for my son and looking forward to the Jets destroying the Lions this Sunday (even if I believe it’s gonna be closer than some folks think).

How about you? Any fun plans to burn that extra hour of grown up time you get this weekend?  Anyone home brewing?  Are you visiting an awesome watering hole?  As always, let us know below and have a safe and wonderful weekend.

Also, as the real PSA’s always say this time of year, don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors!  Safety first, people!

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176 Comments on “Whatcha Drinkin’ This Weekend?: Roll ‘Em Back Edition”

  1. November 5, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    Thanks for the non-public service public service. I almost forgot. And man, I wish I enjoyed the taste of beer! Instead, I’ll be drinking my favorite merlot while reliving the 2 a.m. hour ala Groundhog Day… 😉

    Congrats on Freshly Pressed!

    • November 5, 2010 at 11:22 am #

      Thanks for the heads up, Mikalee, and enjoy the heck out of that merlot!

      Holy crap – we’ve been freshly pressed! I had no idea!!

      WordPress homepage – woot!

  2. dearexgirlfriend
    November 5, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    guinness. always guinness.

    • November 5, 2010 at 11:27 am #

      Thanks for chiming in. Guinness is not too shabby at all.

      Love your blog concept, BTW.

  3. November 5, 2010 at 11:26 am #

    Yes, thanks for the update. One more hour to spend time with my husband. We won’t be drinking, but that’s all good by us 🙂 Have a great weekend!

    • November 5, 2010 at 11:30 am #

      Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your extra hour!

  4. November 5, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    Although my medication says I should ‘avoid’ alcohol, I take that to mean, “avoid drinking to excess before going to the doctor’s office and only in moderation in all other cases.” I therefore will celebrate the repeated hour with a glass of my favorite chardonnay. Or two, if I decide to repeat the hour! 😉

    Until then, bottoms up!

    • November 5, 2010 at 11:37 am #

      Cheers! And maybe you can play with your pasta maker! 🙂

  5. blrbwmn
    November 5, 2010 at 11:40 am #

    Didnt the clocks all change last week!?

    • November 5, 2010 at 11:43 am #


      That might explain why you’ve been showing up so early to everything the last few days. 😉

      • blrbwmn
        November 5, 2010 at 11:56 am #

        Im in Spain and clocks changed here and in UK last week!
        You had me very very confused for a few mins!!

        im going to have a Balblair!

        • November 5, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

          Ah, I missed that detail. Makes a whole lot of sense now!

  6. November 5, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    I’m gonna drink whiskey 🙂

    • November 5, 2010 at 11:44 am #

      Nothing wrong with that!!

  7. November 5, 2010 at 11:48 am #

    Vodka…anything with vodka. Especially if it tastes sweet and fruity like soda-pop. Of course I love a good Bloody Mary too.


    • November 5, 2010 at 11:52 am #

      Nice! I’m a fan of Grey Goose L’Orange straight from the freezer and anything made with with Ketel One.

      have a great weekend!

      • November 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

        Our favorite vodka is Żubrówka. Drink it straight or mixed with apple juice.

        • Don
          November 5, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

          Sounds interesting. I’ll have to look for it next time I’m in the Liquor Store.

    • Don
      November 5, 2010 at 11:54 am #

      I love a good fresh Bloody Mary too. Especially for breakfast! Usually on a weekend… 😉

  8. The Snap
    November 5, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    Pumpkin Ales! I love seasonal beers.
    There are a few Punk’n Ale (Four + Brewing Co.) in my fridge already.

    • Don
      November 5, 2010 at 11:53 am #

      You should try Bison Brewing’s Organic Gingerbread Ale. It would go with your site, and it is a great seasonal too!

      • The Snap
        November 5, 2010 at 11:57 am #

        That sounds delicious. I will definitely check it out.

  9. November 5, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    Great post!

    Vanessa Rima

  10. TEVG
    November 5, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    Bottled water. Since my liver was completely dissolved by the time I reached 26.

    • November 5, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

      It’s all in the pacing! 😉

  11. November 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    That Schlafly brew is a fine product. As a STL resident, I tend to use their limited release items for stocking stuffers.

    This weekend, I’ll be drinking the last of my New Glarus Back Forty Bock and Dancing Man Wheat. And then I’ll have to start plotting my next trip north to smuggle some more.

    • November 5, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

      Nice, John!! I love New Glarus stuff. I have two bottles of Enigma tucked away from my last trip to Wisconsin.

      The best was drinking Spotted Cow while walking through the State Fair this year. It goes surprising well with funnel cake and the smell of dung!

      • November 5, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

        We drove around the State Fairgrounds for about 45 minutes looking for parking and had no luck. So the very pregnant, and then angry, driver abandoned the trip and we drove all the way back to Madison to hit up the Great Dane instead.

        I go nuts for New Glarus. The Dancing Man Wheat is my favorite but I’ve never been disappointed with any of their products.

        Your blog is amazing. I’ve subscribed, and I’m forwarding it on to my beer snob friends who will (most likely) also subscribe. Keep up the great work!

        • November 5, 2010 at 12:16 pm #

          Hey, thanks for spreading the word!

          We always park on the racetrack. It costs a few bucks, but it’s so much easier than cruising for parking in the neighborhoods around the fairgrounds.

          Anyway, consider yourself lucky, as State Fairs and pregnant ladies don’t mix well. On the other hand they are a good source of deep-fried Snickers bars, so maybe I’m wrong.

  12. Brandon
    November 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    I will probably be drinking some Hangar 24 Porter… a local brew in SoCal. Also gonna whip up a batch of “Christmas Ale” and make sure it’s ready for December!

    • November 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

      Have fun Brandon. The way I procrastinate about brewing, I’d wind up calling it Easter Ale or Independence Ale!

  13. David
    November 5, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    Two words: Heeeelllooo Pliny!

    • November 5, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

      Just like on the clock – nice!

  14. November 5, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    Thanks for the info! I’ll have to add all these brews to my wish list.

    This weekend I’ve got Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout and Bell’s Expedition Stout and working on my beer log.

    “Shameless self-promotion”….. wordpress.beergirlnextdoor.com

    • November 5, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

      I love Bell’s and can’t get any here in New Jersey. I am totally jealous! 😦

      • Mark S.
        November 6, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

        Jim – did I forget to mention that the Wegman’s in Bethlehem, PA has Bell’s? Consider it mentioned. Might be worth a roadtrip to get some and then stop at the Bethlehem Brew Works for some lunch or dinner and some pints…

        • November 6, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

          I keep dreaming of a PA roadtrip, but it always falls apart. My wide went to Lehigh, so maybe I can tell her the kids should see her old school…

  15. November 5, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    Nice job on getting Freshly Pressed! This weekend happens to be my birthday weekend, so I’ve got a few nice beers lined up for myself, (Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout and Long Trail Imperial Porter come to mind) I’m sure they’ll be some that I’m not planning for too! Its all good.

    • November 5, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

      Happy birthday, Scott. Your birthday weekend is such a big deal, they gave it an extra hour!

      • Don
        November 5, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

        That is why they moved it from October…To celebrate the founder of the Brew Club!

  16. November 5, 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    Thanks for the heads up! I totally forgot, or rather, I didn’t really know how soon it was. I usually just rely on being able to hear someone talking about it, or reading about it on the internet.

    • Don
      November 5, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

      Good thing you clicked by then…you’d hate to be late for you speech class…even though you would technically be early. Wonder what the punishment for that would be?

      • November 10, 2010 at 12:45 am #

        HAHA I would probably have to just sit around and wait for the teacher to arrive. I was a little scared that you knew all of that at first, but then I realized that I posted about it. Glad to see someone reads it.

        • Don
          November 10, 2010 at 11:24 am #

          Well Tony, I’m not stalking you! Just thought you had a good site. Keep up the good posts. 😉

  17. November 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    Didn’t even think about Daylight Savings, so thanks for the public service! I can’t believe it is that time already. Where in the world did the time go? Cranberry and Vodka for me.

    • November 5, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

      Maybe it was all the Cranberry and Vodka!!

      Kidding, but the time does fly. I’m happy they moved “fall back” to the weekend after Halloween. I always thought it was silly to lose an hour of daylight right before sending the kids out to roam the neighborhood in black costumes.

  18. wadingacross
    November 5, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    “Ahhrgglll* Beer!”

    I don’t have anything in the fridge at the moment, but I’m looking forward to O’Fallon Brewery’s Chocolate Cherry Beer! I like their Pumpkin Ale too – bar none, best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had outside of someone’s homebrew.

    Dundee’s Honey Brown Ale is always good, and is often a typical fallback. I’m not overly keen on Shlafly’s beers or Boulevard, even though I’m in St. Louis – and pretty much all AB stuff is swill.

    I don’t like the hard stuff, though we keep a bottle of rum on hand for my yearly birthday rum cake. However, on occasion I do like buying and drinking a good bottle of tawny port, Dubonet or Cherry Kijafa. Those’ll warm you up right quick.

    As an aside, even though I’m no fan of hard liquor, a buddy years ago gave me a bottle of Thor’s Hammer Vodka. Of the few shots I imbibed, I was pleasantly surprised. Certainly a lot better tasting and smoother than the kerosene rotgut most people buy for screwdrivers and such.

    * Attempted Homeresque drooling.

    • November 5, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

      I’ve had good experiences with both Schlafly’s and Boulevard, but my exposure to both has been limited to their “fancy” beers, not their every day stuff. That can sometimes make a big difference.

      And the Cherry Chocolate beer sounds great.

  19. Trevor B
    November 5, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    Just stopped by the Grapevine in Pocatello, and got some very delicious looking beers, tonight delirium tremens, Epic brewing double Pale Ale, hopefully I will not drink the rest and I will end on homebrew to save myself some money

    • Don
      November 5, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

      Cool Trevor. Let me know how you like the Delirium. I’ve heard good things but can’t bring myself to buy it because I can’t see what is inside. Just a mental block on my part. Didn’t know you were in Pocy. My son goes to ISU and lives in the Married Student housing up on the hill. Small world!

  20. November 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

    This weekend? There will be a happy hour, but I don’t know what I’ll drink. After that, some four Roses might be a good call now that you mention it. Beyond that, I’m looking to crack open some bottles for a goat party (you read that right – all goat dishes served). I want to make room in the cellar, so I may have to pull out some bottles I’ve been sitting on. Plus, I need to pair some beers with the goat curries and cheeses set to be served Saturday.

    Have a good one!

    • November 5, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

      Four Roses is wonderful stuff. It’s the first whiskey I actually crave and go back to for its flavor (not just for how dizzy it makes me feel).

      And I’m afraid to Google “Goat Party” without the SafeSearch filter set to kill! 🙂

    • Don
      November 5, 2010 at 3:38 pm #

      I like those pellets they eat. What else will you be serving? Barley? Just Kidding. Actually sounds interesting and potentially delicious. Particularly the curry dishes. Have a great weekend.

  21. November 5, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    This post makes me really happy – more sleep and more drinking. Who can complain? Hopefully I’m going to get my hands on some of the seasonal ales. The best part about fall is all the pumpkin flavored deliciousness in different food/beverage products!

    • November 5, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

      I’m just happy that all the heavy beers are finally rolling out in force. I love this time of year!

    • Don
      November 5, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

      I would agree Jess, but here (In Idaho) they are almost all gone in favor of winter and Christmas seasonals. Good luck, hopefully they still have some on the shelves.

  22. November 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    My husband reminded me about the extra hour today and I basked for a moment in the perfect timing of it. This weekend we have a Stag and Doe for my best friend Friday, followed by her bachelorette party on Saturday night. For the bachelorette party, in an effort to be thematic, I’ve got everything required to mix the deliciousness that is a Pornstar. Gotta have a good girly drink for a girly night!

    I’m sure we’ll all appreciate the extra hour of sleep Sunday morning!


    • November 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

      Sounds like perfect timing indeed. More time for fun (or recovery).

      Your blog post on mushrooms made me super hungry, BTW. They look delicious!

  23. blrbwmn
    November 5, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    Im having a Bear Beer 12%!!! 🙂

    • November 5, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

      Nice! Glad to hear they have big beers in Spain. What style is it?

      • blrbwmn
        November 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

        its just a super strong lager – nothing too special!
        It reminds me of Cisk XS (from Malta) Its 7% and I love that stuff – its got that lovely sweet edge to it that lets your palate know its a higher %!
        Im glad i found it today in a chinese supermarket – im getting bored of Estrella and San Miguel – they are boring!! What I really really want is a Deuchars IPA (from my hometown)

      • November 5, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

        I love the taste of alcohol in a good high ABV beer – it adds something special to the flavor profile.

        And I know nothing about any of the beers you have mentioned, which is completely awesome!

      • blrbwmn
        November 5, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

        yeah i love the higher ABV beers- i just spent 3months in Shanghai and all the beer there is practically water! 😦

        Definitely try and get your hands on bottles of Cisk and Deuchars – yum!

        • November 5, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

          I’ll look for them – thanks for expanding my horizons.

          You should open a brewery in Shanghai – you could be the Sam Calagione of China!!

  24. November 5, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    Thanks for reminding me. We are going out of town this weekend and I will have to set the clocks back before we go to avoid being totally confused when we get back!
    BTW, we are going to Lexington (KY) to celebrate my birthday – going to Sal’s Chophouse where they make a very respectable Woodford Martini. Delish! Now if they’d only put it in a to-go cup for me. . .

    • November 5, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

      My brother is drooling right now. I think if his Bourbon-loving butt went to Kentucky, he would never leave.

    • Don
      November 5, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

      That sounds Awesome! I’d love to go to KY for my Birthday, or Christmas, or New Years, or Saturday, or….

      • November 7, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

        If you come, let me know. I will hook you up! Definately have to do The Bourbon Trail!

  25. November 5, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

    What a fun post, and it was a PSA as well…Isn’t your blog now eligible for Federal Funding???

    I enjoyed it. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.



    • November 5, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

      Yes, I’m waiting for the check!

  26. The Incredibly Enthusiastic Girl
    November 5, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    Thanks for the reminder, I’m burning my extra hour running a 5K. But before I do, I’ll be drinking Unibroue Ephemere and (if I can find it) Southern Tier Pumpking Ale, If I can’t find it, I’m going to hunt some Abita Brewing Purple Haze.

    • November 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

      Good choices! I love Unibroue, but I’m not sure I’ve seen or heard of Ephemere before now. I’ll have to take a closer look next time I’m in the beer store.

      And I’d drink the beer AFTER the 5K. Actually, I’d just drink the beer while sitting on the couch. 🙂

      • The Incredibly Enthusiastic Girl
        November 6, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

        Yes, I will leave the beer for after the 5K. I’ll be on the couch, watching my Browns (don’t judge), drinking my beer. At least after the 5K I can feel that I’ve earned my beer.

        • November 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm #

          Have fun on your run, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being a Browns fan. As a long suffering Jets fan, can tell you thing get better, especially after Eric Mangini leaves town. 🙂

    • November 5, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

      Crippled….can’t reach most of my clocks to change them….I’ll be running on the old time.

      • November 5, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

        Well give it six months and they’ll be right again…

  27. November 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Just another one trying not to fall over! I have some blended Irish whiskey in my near future. I’m glad I happened upon this site! Good reading indeed.

    • November 5, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

      Thanks, Lindsay. Please stop by any time!

  28. November 5, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    Thanks for reminding me! I am gonna be in Cincinnati and just realized (thanks to you) that I’ll have an extra hour to burn on my weekend getaway.

  29. festivatravel
    November 5, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Cottonwood Pumpkin Ale….and Highlands Cold Mountain Winter Ale…look em up

    • Don
      November 5, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

      Sounds good, but really?…You gave us Homework? Are you a school teacher?

    • November 5, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

      Google it!

      • Don
        November 5, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

        You google it! I’m gonna enjoy my non-homework filled weekend!

  30. November 5, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    Thanks for the reminder…Daylight Savings is later than usual this year. Unfortunately for me, I am working Saturday night (night shift), so no extra hour of boozin’ for me. =( I’ll have to live vicariously through the rest of you.

    Enjoy that extra (happy) hour!



    • November 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

      Working late sucks. Hopefully you get an extra hour of sleep and not an extra hour at work. That would double suck.

      Enjoy the parts of the weekend that don’t include a time clock, Tricia!

  31. November 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    i love it when the clocks are turned back to normal. finally. my drink(s)? probably some old vine california zinfandel and perhaps an absolut martini or two. salute.

    • November 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

      Sounds nice and kinda fancy. Have a great weekend!

  32. November 5, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    Dog-sitting with 3 bottles of red wine and a 750ML Kentucky Deluxe – Keepin’ it classy. I’m considering sharing with my roommate. 😉


    • Don
      November 5, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

      What is a Kentucky Deluxe? Sounds like Bourbon to me, but I’ve never heard of it before. Enjoy the puppies!

  33. Capt. No-Marriage
    November 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    Steel Reserve accompanied by some Arturo Fuente cigars

    • Don
      November 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

      Now that sounds good! Especially the Arturo Fuentes!

    • November 5, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

      Go for the 211!

  34. November 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Perhaps a dirty martini or two and some Abita Turbodog…on tap.

    • November 5, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

      Man, I love Abita – it tastes like New Orleans to me, which is a good thing.

    • Don
      November 5, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

      Loved the Turbodog when I was in New Orleans in April. Sadly the Oil Rig accident happened the day I left. Had the Turbodog at Bourbon House with a plate of Gulf Oysters. Again, sadly, I think they are all gone now.

  35. November 5, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    I’ll be drinking Imperial. Because it’s a great beer? No… Because it’s about the only dang thing I can get down here in BFE Costa Rica. Sigh. I miss good beer, ale, stout… Christmas visit to the states, here I come!

    • November 5, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

      Yikes! Scratch Costa Rica off my “places to escape to when they come looking for me” list. I need good beer!

    • blrbwmn
      November 5, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

      do they still drink johnnie red with ice and condensed milk?!
      Oh and that disgusting Rock (is that the name) wish salt and lemon! Euch!
      Get me a bajo de zero imperial and i’ll drink that instead any day! It’s not that bad!!

      • November 17, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

        Yes, they do….and that’s why I drink Imperial.

  36. November 5, 2010 at 8:49 pm #


  37. November 5, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    Pumpkin Ale!

    • November 6, 2010 at 9:51 am #

      Enjoy ’em while you can – soon it’ll all be holiday stuff out there!

  38. November 5, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

    I don’t think I even have a smoke alarm – really need to get on to that one!

    • November 6, 2010 at 9:50 am #

      And you call yourself a perfectionist! 😉

  39. kwallen
    November 5, 2010 at 9:55 pm #

    I decided to dive into a Starr Hill mix pack! It’s a smaller brewer in Charlottesville, VA

    • November 6, 2010 at 9:49 am #

      Mixed batches from a small brewer can be a mixed batch, but there’s usually a gem or two in them and some other very passable beers. Enjoy and cheers!

  40. November 5, 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    Well, now I have seen a bunch of good suggestions. Wonder if I can find any of them?

    • November 6, 2010 at 9:47 am #

      Google is your friend – it can point you to new places to find new treasures. Happy hunting!

  41. November 5, 2010 at 11:43 pm #

    Congrats–from one freshly-pressed to another!

    My husband and I are home-brewers who are overdue a batch–we’re living in NC now and loving Highland and Duck Rabbit breweries, but I’m a Mainer who misses Sebago’s Lake Trout Stout and whatever Allagash is on tap!

    Happy weekend to you both!

    • November 6, 2010 at 9:46 am #

      Congrats right back at you Erika! I love cumin and agree 100% with your post.

      It’s always great to see foodies who are into beer – a very common and very cool thing.

      Enjoy the extra traffic and I hope you hold on to a few of those new readers!

  42. November 6, 2010 at 12:42 am #

    Really glad you guys got freshly pressed. I never would have found the blog. Nice work Bros.

    • November 6, 2010 at 9:38 am #

      Thanks! Lots of new faces here from the Freshly Pressed. Very cool indeed!

  43. November 6, 2010 at 1:38 am #

    Fuller’s London Pride or Murphy’s Irish Stout. I’m sick of the lager we get in India!

    • November 6, 2010 at 9:36 am #

      This post has taught me one thing – Asia doesn’t have a lot of great beer and I’m totally spoiled here in the northeastern United States!

  44. November 6, 2010 at 2:42 am #

    Finlandia Vodka…)))


    • November 6, 2010 at 9:34 am #

      I always thought BEnjamin Franklin was more of a beer and wine guy. 🙂

      Love your blog BTW- I’m a huge car nerd as well as a beer geek.

  45. November 6, 2010 at 3:48 am #

    great post!

    ahh,..BEER. There are few things better than Harp. One of those few would be Atlanta Brewery Corporation’s (ABC) microbrews. Every Friday, 5-7 pm. 5$ for the glass, the beer is free. Give it a try next time you be in the area.

    congos on Freshly Pressed.

    • November 6, 2010 at 9:32 am #

      Good local beer is an awesome thing indeed. Thanks for the congrats!

  46. November 6, 2010 at 4:59 am #

    In the UK we turned our clocks back last weekend and I pent the extra hour with my friend Stella Artois.

    If I come over to your country this weekend do I get and extra, extra hour?

    Cheshire house removals and man and van services

    • November 6, 2010 at 9:28 am #

      Yup – youcan double dip!

  47. November 6, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    Weyerbacher Double Simcoe yesterday afterwork. The some Bell’s Two Hearted Ale during a nice dinner out with some friends. Almost chose the 90minute over the 2 Hearted but I like the symmetry of the DOUBLE simcoe and TWO hearted. It was like beer fate. I was not dissapointed. First Bell’s beer I’ve had and it was delish.

    • November 6, 2010 at 1:43 pm #

      You chose wisely! I love Two Hearted but can’t get it here. I have a couple tucked away for a special occasion. You’re making me think that occasion might just be “Saturday.”

  48. blackwatertown
    November 6, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    I’ll be out tonight at a neighbour’s house where no doubt there’ll be wine – and that’s fine – but I know the blokes would actually prefer to be drinking beer – so I may bring along a small barrel of Rebellion Mild if it’s available. The Rebellion brewery is not too far from me – failing that some Red or Blonde. Aah it’s lovely stuff.

    • November 6, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

      I’d be grateful for the beer if I were there, that’s for sure. Wine is fine, but beer is always better in my book. Guess that explains why were not the Whiskey and Wine Brothers, huh?

  49. November 6, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    Here in Germany, we turned out clocks back last week also (like zebraremovals), but it didn’t stop us from enjoying that extra hour again this weekend. Last night we went out to my favorite bar in Marburg, Sud Haus. It’s a great half-timbered house in the alt stadt that’s been turned into an amazing place to hangout and play some kicker. It’s about the closest thing we have ato a pub around here. Drank several Erdinger Dunkels and Kristal Weizens, along with a couple different types of pils. The beer is wonderful over here, but I do really miss American microbrew culture. Love the blog!

    • November 6, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

      I think “Sud Haus” is an awesome name for a beer place in Germany! I was over 15 years ago and remember how great the beer was. But I agree that I’d miss the Merican craft beer scene if I was away too long.

      Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you here again.

  50. November 6, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    I love drinking 40’s of Old English, at room temperature. If you open it and let it breath for about 15 minutes, the gasoline/hot garbage smell/taste goes away, and you get ripped!!!

    • November 6, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

      LOL! You’re obviously a person of great taste and worldly experience. Enjoy your 40! 😉

      • Don
        November 6, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

        Don’t you have one of these waiting for you tonight? This could be GREAT advice for you to follow! 😉

  51. November 6, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    Great Post that woke me up…I just slept in today to train for tonight and having finished my afternoon cuppa java, am ready.
    As it just got freezing cold for the first tme here in Nashville last night, I tend to settle for the dark brews. I still haven’t found my yearly dose of Ocktoberfest like I used to when I lived in the northeast, and I lucked into some Canadian Mist last night in some hot chocolate while on a Skype date with my overseas girlfriend.
    P.S. I wrote about the ever-changing Autumn clock change last week. Cheers on being “pressed”!!


    • Don
      November 6, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

      My Brother would say you haven’t settled at all. Dark Brews are lovely any time of year! One of the best Octoberfests this year is Sam Adams. Should be easy to find in Nashville. If you haven’t, give it a try, it really is quite good.

  52. November 6, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    Thx 4 the reminder! Cool pic! 🙂

  53. November 6, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    Dirty vodka martini. With Ketel One. Mmm.

    • November 6, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

      That sounds great about now – I love the Ketel One.

  54. Mark S.
    November 6, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    Last night had a Troeganator (sp?) and a Brooklyn Chocolate Stout. Both were very nice. Tonight while watching the late college games I will have a Bell’s Porter, and then the last of my Weyerbacher Pumpkin Ale.


    • November 6, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

      Now you’re just rubbing it in. 😉

      Enjoy your games and your Michigan beer.

      • Mark S.
        November 6, 2010 at 9:27 pm #

        Hmm, my other post didn’t make it through.

        I meant to mention that I found the Bell’s available at the Wegman’s in Bethlehem, PA (along with a bunch of other cool stuff). So get other there, pick up some, have a nice lunch of dinner at the Bethlehem Brew Works, and declare victory!


  55. November 6, 2010 at 10:08 pm #

    Manhattan – rye . Congrats on being freshly pressed!

    • November 6, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

      Thanks and cheers!

  56. redneckmeetsgeek
    November 6, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    I love this post! If I were to be drinking at that time rather than sleeping because I have to be up at 4 am for a drive to Denver I would be drinking a local brew here of Pecan Beer, mmmm, beer 🙂

    • November 6, 2010 at 10:23 pm #

      Well once you get to Denver, you’ll have plenty of options. Enjoy the ride!

  57. November 6, 2010 at 11:06 pm #

    Smirnoff Ice is enough for now 🙂 …Lat time i got drunk on Hennessey and it wasn’t funny at all! lol

    • November 8, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

      I’ve never had either.

      I guess I have some “research” to do!

  58. November 7, 2010 at 9:17 am #

    I have to say I love me some coors light. Thanks for the blog and your time and dedication to it. I am a cowboys fan and sad to say I want the number one draft pick now lol

    • November 7, 2010 at 9:44 am #

      Well enjoy your Silver Bullets and today’s Green Bay game. Even if the Cowboys get shellacked, you still get to watch the Packers play in Lambeau, which is always cool.

      And thank goodness you’re not a Vikings fan. Talk about hopeless!

      • November 7, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

        Yeah I guess thats true. Thanks for the comments!

      • November 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

        Oof. Nevermind. 😦

  59. November 7, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    Thanks for the non-public service public service. I almost forgot.

    • November 7, 2010 at 10:07 am #

      Sure thing. We’re here to not serve. 😉

  60. antsrants
    November 7, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    Thanx for tipz. I took that extra hour to enjoy another Old Rasputin Imperial Stout. It’s a fave for me but definitely requires pacing. Cheers!

    • November 7, 2010 at 10:54 am #

      Good choice. Hope you took the whole hour to savor it. As you said, pacing is required!

  61. November 7, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    A day late, I am.

    Last night I enjoyed some classic Michigan’s own Bell’s Amber Ale. Michigan is home to many great microbrews. So if you ever get the chance, stop by the Great Lake State and hit up a micro brewery!

    • Don
      November 7, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

      Sounds great Nick. Our sister actually lives in Michigan so we have a potential supplier. We also go to visit our folks in Wisconsin every now and then too, so most of the Michigan brews are there as well, with the added benefit of New Glarus and Central Waters!

    • November 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

      I love most everything from Founders, and my favorite beer on earth is New Holland’s Dragons Milk, so you’ll find lots of love for MI beers in these parts.

      I just wish we got Bells here.

  62. November 7, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    Jolly good public service announcement.. too bad I didn’t read this Yesterday! Oh well. Being a tad early is far better than being late 😉

    • November 7, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

      Agreed – it’s better to show up bright and early instead of unfashionably late.

      Of course it’s even better to get an extra hour of sleep. 😉

  63. Teri
    November 7, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    Ah, perhaps you boys can turn me onto better combos. I had a bottle (yes, the whole thing) of chard along with a white chicken pizza. This seemed like a good idea at the time, but 4 a.m. showed me otherwise… (or was it 3 a.m.?)

    Congrats on FP!

    • November 7, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

      Chicken pizza sounds good, but I’d probably skip the wine and go right for the Dales Pale Ale. Pale Ale and pizza is a wonderful combo and probably won’t exact the same penalty as a bottle of Chardonnay.

      Anyway, thanks for the congrats and I hope you managed a nap today.

  64. November 7, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    Reading this makes me wish I weren’t an alcoholic. If I could get away with it would enjoy some Woodford Reserve bourbon. …

    • November 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm #

      You probably got more out of that extra hour than the rest of us. 🙂

      • November 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

        Questionable whether I got more ut of the extra hour…but I do remember it. Cheers!

        • November 10, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

          That’s a start! I really enjoy reading your blog – it’s smart and very honest.

  65. November 8, 2010 at 9:59 am #

    Weekend’s over, but I had JD with Dr Pepper, of course with ice.
    This week, it’ll be Canadian “Black Velvet” whisky. And for Christmas, I’m planning Tullamore.

    • Don
      November 8, 2010 at 11:10 am #

      Never been into the blended canadians, but JD is good. Never had it with DP however. The Tullamore sounds more like my style. Enjoy.

  66. November 8, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    Had a few pints of Schweissbier from Gordon Biersch and am looking forward to diving into a bottle of Glenfidditch this weekend with some good friends.

    • Don
      November 8, 2010 at 11:11 am #

      The Glenfidditch sounds great. Also GBs Schweissbier is pretty good. Sounds like you had a good weekend.

  67. November 8, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    Congrats on getting “Freshly Pressed” Bros! It’s about time! A well deserved honor. 🙂

    As far as my “Fall Back” beverage… I had the good fortune of being on a cruise last week. They rolled back the clocks on Friday night. Since their beer selection was weak, I went with mixed drinks all week long (I’ll post my recap this week). Damn fine stuff! Friday night’s beverage was a Dark n Stormy. Paired it with some Jerk Chicken. YUM!

    Peace Yo!

    • Don
      November 8, 2010 at 11:16 am #

      What’s a Dark N Stormy? Hope the cruise was fun. With it getting cold here, warm climes sound great!

      • November 8, 2010 at 11:29 am #

        Yo Don!

        The Dark N’ Stormy along with the Rum Swizzle are two of Bermuda’s most popular drinks. The Dark N’ Stormy is made with Bermuda’s own Gosling Black Seal Rum and their Ginger Beer. It’s served over ice with a wedge of lime. It’s sweet, spicy, and very very refreshing. A personal favorite of mine. Here’s a link to the recipe: http://www.goslingsrum.com/recipe_detail.asp?RecipeID=192


    • November 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

      Thanks, G-LO!

      Great name for cruise related fare. Who want anything “Dark n’ Stormy” on a cruise? And who wants to hang around a Jamaican Jerk?

      Next you’ll tell me they had “Sink the Bismark” on tap and were playing “Titanic” at the ship’s theater!

      • November 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

        LOL! Touche Yo-Jim-bo! 🙂

  68. November 8, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    This blog entry has served as a cattle prod of sorts for my love affair with beer. Inspired by it, I dropped $18 for four of the Kasteel Donker tonight.

    • November 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm #

      Nice! I can’t say I’m sorry about that!

      Enjoy ’em.

      • November 8, 2010 at 10:48 pm #

        Heh… I can’t say I’m all that sorry about it either.

        It’s a very complex brew. It seems like it’d fit right in as part of the Dogfish line.


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