The Weekend Is Fast Approaching…What Will You Be Drinking?



For me it will be some of the Sam Adams Latitude 48 deconstructed bottles.  Got to get them into the fridge!  Also I have that new bottle of Jim Beam Devil’s cut, and I have a new bottle of Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve that I’m going to crack into.  120 proof and all Knob Creek!  Can’t be bad.  I am about to do my Single Barrel Championship throw down too.  Be watching for a bracket in the coming weeks.  I think I only have 7 single barrel whiskeys right now to put into the mix, so one more and I will seed them.  Good fun!


How about you?  Any plans?  What will you be doing, and what will you be drinking this weekend?  Perhaps some Japanese Beer and Whiskey to celebrate the US beating Japan in the Women’s World Cup?  Perhaps a Single Malt Whisky party to go to for the British Open at St. Andrews?  What’s on the agenda?  And as always have fun and drink responsibly.

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27 Comments on “The Weekend Is Fast Approaching…What Will You Be Drinking?”

  1. July 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    What on earth is going on in that photo?!?!

    There may be one Marston’s Pedigree leftover in my brother’s fridge for us to share. I’ve got some Breckenridge Vanilla Porter in my fridge. That should be the extent of it.

    • Don
      July 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

      That sounds pretty light John. As for the picture it is the La Tomatina Tomato Fight in Bunyol, Spain. Happens on the Last Wednesday of August for one of their big festivals. Looks like a lot of fun! I’d love to give it a go! Even though it is technically not on a weekend, It does look like a weekend type activity, no?

      • July 15, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

        I’m going to start my own tomato fight festival thing the next time I go to the grocery store and I’m stuck behind someone blocking the whole aisle.

        I discovered that I have a healthy group of Schlafly Bavarian Weissbeers in my fridge, so proper weekend order has been restored. I’ve been going nuts for that beer.

        • Don
          July 18, 2011 at 8:48 am #

          Hoped that worked out for you, and I so want to be the one that plugs up the aisle on you! That would be an awesome way to resolve a dispute…Tomatos at 20 paces!

      • NicM
        July 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

        There are tomato battles all over now. We had one in Colorado this year.

        I didn’t end up going b/c for some reason I couldn’t find anyone interested in a tomato fight. What gives?

        • Don
          July 18, 2011 at 8:51 am #

          I like the one in Spain better because it is literally in the streets, and with the houses so close to the street edge, it makes for a unique environment. In typical American fashion, we just picked a parking lot somewhere and had the fight barricaded off…Lame.

  2. johnking82
    July 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    Heading to Rough River Lake for a weekend at the cabin. Lots of boating and fishing, luckily there is someone else there to drive the speedboat besides me so I can partake in 12 oz drops of sunshine. For the trip, I snagged a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 12 pack, Smuttynose Barleywine, 2006 Avery Meph, and a ton of homebrew. Sunday will be watching the US beat Japan and then sink into my couch and watch golf. Cheers!

    • Don
      July 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

      Sounds like a great lineup John, but what about the whiskey? That 06 Meph would be great with a steak on the grill! YUM!

      • johnking82
        July 15, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

        Im laying off the liquor this weekend…although I shouldnt.

        • Don
          July 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

          Por Que? Just sneak a bottle in…I’m pretty sure you won’t be kicked out…mobbed maybe but not kicked out!!

  3. July 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    Well, I’ve already started. Old Rasputin on Nitro, 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die and some of Simian Brewing’s Wee Black McAque Scotch Ale. Going to visit Payette Brewing on my way home from work. All 8oz pours so far though. Sampling today. :^)

    • Don
      July 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

      Nice Chad! Is the Old Rasputin RIS at Bown?

  4. jack
    July 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    I got a six pack of Sierra Nevada, a six of Narragansett, and half a bottle of 1792 left. What to drink first….

    What are the seven whiskeys so far?

    • Don
      July 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

      Ok the lineup for the single barrel showdown so far is:
      Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve
      McKennas Single Barrel
      Wathens Single Barrel
      Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel
      Evan Williams Single Barrel
      4 Roses Single Barrel
      A special single barrel that was sent to me from a friend that was from a barrel purchase
      and something else TBD

      As for what to drink first, I’d say have one of everything and switch off between them!

      • July 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

        I’m bettin’ on the McKennas.

        • Don
          July 18, 2011 at 8:49 am #

          You could be right. I actually haven’t opened that bottle yet.

  5. John
    July 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    Hmmmm. 14 shots in all. You gonna spread it out or man up?

    • Don
      July 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

      I think I will do it bracket by bracket and get a few posts out of it. I still don’t have the 8th single barrel. Any suggestions? I was thinking of perhaps Jack Daniels Single Barrel.

  6. haastyle11
    July 15, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    If you can find it, grab an Elijah Craig single barrel 18 yr… You won’t be disappointed.

    As for me, I think I’ll go bourbon tonight… Will be Between the Old Grand Dad 114, the Fighting Cock 103 or the Old Charter 10 year old…. Grabbed some Lucky U IPA and some Arrogant Bastard on the way home from work but I think the ale will wait till tomorrow….It’s been the kind of week that needs to be washed off with some whiskey….. Fighting Cock it is!!!

    • Don
      July 18, 2011 at 8:47 am #

      That sounds like a good suggestion. I’ll have to look into it. Thanks

  7. July 15, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    Does Friday evening count as the weekend? Started off this evening with Sammy Smith Stingo and then moved on to Crown Royal XR, Jeff 18 and some barrel strength bourbon and rye. I was away on vacation for two weeks and not a single decent beer to be found. Sat/Sun may see some Ten Fidy and Founders Porter for starters just to play catch up.

    • Don
      July 18, 2011 at 8:52 am #

      Sounded like a great lineup Greg. Hope it was as tasty as it sounded. I have a Sammy Smith Stengo that I purchased in 2009 in the bunker. One of these days I’ll crack that open.

  8. Mark S.
    July 16, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    Tonight, starting with a bomber of Bethlehem Brewworks (Fegley’s) Insidious Imperial Stout and if I survive that, finish with a Weyerbacher 16.

    Interesting note of the whiskey’s – I’ve never had much luck appreciating them until I was up at my brother’s last month and tried a Black Grouse and Famous Grouse. I enjoyed them both. I think the key for me is that both were around 80 proof, instead of the usual 100+. Thereby lessening the burn that usually turns me off.

    • Don
      July 18, 2011 at 8:54 am #

      Sounds good Mark. I’ve often said if you don’t like Whisk(e)y you just haven’t found the one for you yet. Glad you liked the Famous Grouse. My Son likes that quite a bit as well.

  9. July 18, 2011 at 8:46 am #

    Had some very interesting drinks this past weekend…

    Friday night: went back and forth with a whisky blogger on Facebook (Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society) in his version of “What are you drinking?”. He suggested a Laphroiag 18 / Lagavulin 16 “blend” (50/50). I gotta admit, it was damn tasty! Might be a bit too smoky for you Don, but I thought it was incredibly rich and flavorful. Great stuff!

    Saturday afternoon and evening: went to a brief whisky tasting on Saturday afternoon. Sampled three whiskies with three other people. An An’knoc 12, a Power’s Gold Reserve 12, and a Chivas Regal 18. I also got to sample some Whyte and Mackay.. All really tasty. The Chivas Regal 18 was very very surprising. You might like this one. After that, went to a birthday party at the local pool and had my first PBR. It actually wasn’t bad! Had to adjust my expectations since, like all of us, I’ve gotten a bit douchey where beer is concerned (among other things). Better than Bud/Miller/Coors for sure. Regrouped later that night with Limpd (it was his son’s party) to help him thin the herd (leftover beer) a bit. Had a Sly Fox IPA and a Modello Especial with some British chips, cold pizza, and Laffy Taffy.

    Sunday afternoon: Split a bottle of Dogfish Head My Antonia with Papa at Sunday dinner. Talk about a hoptastic beer!

    And I wonder why I can’t lose weight! But at least I’m having fun.


  10. Todd
    July 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Going to be Booker’s Bourbon for me.

    • Don
      July 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

      Always a good choice. I found Bookers about 5 years ago, and have loved it each and every time I’ve drank it since.

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