Judgement Day, the Second Coming: What to drink?

This prediction of the Rapture on May 21st is having a really interesting and kind of comical impact on the Beer and Whiskey Brother’s Blog.  You see about a year ago I did a review of Lost Abbey’s beer Judgement Day.  It is a very raisiny sweet stout with virtually no carbonation.  I believe the year I had it they had a problem with contaminated yeast.  It didn’t spoil the flavor, just made the beer pour flat.

Well the funny thing is we have been getting inundated with traffic from people hoping to learn about the upcoming rapture, but instead all they are getting is a review of a flat stout.  Then this morning I checked again, and again traffic is up for that particular post.  So I looked down the stat page and saw an incoming link from About.com.  This piece was written by Bryce Eddings and asked what beer pairs best with the second coming?…

This got me thinking about the whole question of what beer would go well with the rapture.  Bryce suggests a Dopplebock given its obvious connection with Monks and Christianity.  Then he thought about a complementary brew something that would be opposite the qualities of the Rapture like Sweetness and Light, so he though Dark and Bitter…Black IPA anyone?

For Me I got to thinking about this, and the last time God passed Judgement on the world he told Noah to build an arc and load it up with breeding pairs of all the animals on the earth.  I got to thinking about what that must have smelled like after a while and thought Farmhouse Ale would be a perfect match.  On the whiskey side of my brain I keep thinking about that Pappy Van Winkles 15, and how powerful but how gentle the nose was, and thought that typifies my personal deity.  Some one who is sweet yet powerful, mild yet ferocious.

How about you?  What would you drink for the Rapture?  Maybe water…turned into wine!


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31 Comments on “Judgement Day, the Second Coming: What to drink?”

  1. May 19, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    So funny how search works sometimes! Anyway, I’m enamored with Sam Smith’s Imperial Stout at the moment so that’s going to have to do!

    • Don
      May 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

      Sounds like a great choice Scott. Keep with the classics!

  2. May 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Once the Rapture commences, how long do we have to drink? I’m thinking that time will run out and we might as well go crazy. I currently have a nice collection in the cellar, including the Stone Epic Vertical series I was saving for 12/12/12. So, I think I would just open every beer in the cellar and start drinking whatever. I mean, there will be no tomorrow, right? Might as well live it up till the end.

    • May 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

      On second thought, as long as I don’t have to hang out with Kurt Cameron, I’ll drink whatever.

      • johnking82
        May 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

        What about Richard Stabonus?

        • johnking82
          May 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm #


        • May 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

          Was Boner also in the Left Behind series?

    • Don
      May 19, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

      Well Zac according to this web site the world will cease to exist on October 21, 2011, so you have a few months to work your way through. That is assuming it doesn’t get looted or trashed by zombies.

    • Don
      May 19, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

      Oops forgot to give you the web address to check out for yourself. http://www.ebiblefellowship.com/outreach/tracts/may21/

      • May 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

        That is helpful. So, I’ll have time to work through the cellar, maybe make a few online trades/purchases and make a trip to Chicago or Denver. Nice.

        • Don
          May 19, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

          I thought it was damn decent of them to wait until GABF 2011 was over!

  3. Evan
    May 19, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    I’ll be in Mexico… So chances are Pacifico will be what I am drinking while the faithful are being beamed to another dimension.

    • Don
      May 19, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

      Wow Evan, Pacifico? At least have some good Mescal while you’re down there!

      • Evan
        May 19, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

        I can’t really do liquor without getting sick. The downsides of a mild alcohol allergy.

        • Don
          May 19, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

          Just put it in a really fruity drink. Besides the end of the world is close at hand. Do what you want!

  4. johnking82
    May 19, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    I organized a beer mile for the Rapture. I’ll drink swill for the race but then drink some good stuff afterwards while my buddies are vaporizing. Does anyone want to watch my cat after I’m gone?

    I would be drinking anything strong enough to where I would just pass out and if I woke up, it’s a plus in my book.

    • Don
      May 19, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

      I’m thinking we might need to switch to Whiskey for your strategy to work. Too much beer would be uncomfortable!

  5. May 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    I’m thinking something from Russian River would be apropos. Make your selection based on your spiritual life. 🙂

    • Don
      May 19, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

      Consecration it is!

      • May 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

        My friend has to make a presentation to some big wigs on Monday… I suggested Damnation since he’ll be going through hell. 🙂

  6. May 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    It would have to be the Breckenridge 20th Stranahans aged ESB because it tasted so heavenly; so if my hedonistic ways keep me from getting in, at least I had a taste of paradise. 🙂

    • Don
      May 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

      Maybe they’d let your tongue through the pearly gates, but not the rest of you. 😉

      • May 19, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

        I can see it now, my tongue flying around with angel wings attached, like some sort of Rolling Stones album cover!

        • Don
          May 19, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

          That is perfect Will!

  7. May 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    Tears of sorrow and homebrew.

  8. John Joyce
    May 19, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    In heaven there ain’t no beer. That’s why we drink it here….

  9. ScottG
    May 20, 2011 at 4:49 am #

    I’d have to go with the Wells Bombardier Satanic Mills. Great rapture-y name and a pretty good beer to boot.

  10. May 20, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    Skip the beer and drink whisk(e)y. It is the “Water of Life” afterall.

  11. May 20, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    The first beer that came to mind is Unibroue’s “La Fin Du Monde” (literally means “The End of the World”) Excellent spicy tripel and one of my favorite beers of all time…

  12. May 21, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    Not only do I know what I would drink but given how elusive it is, I’m pretty sure that getting my hands on one would be a sure sign of the coming apocalypse:

    Three Floyds Dark Lord.

    After all, that’s an appropriate brew on many levels.


  13. May 21, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    I relaxed and had a homebrew. A Citra IPA.

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