I don’t follow hockey, but I know that when you score three times in a game it’s called a hat trick, and that’s exactly what I did over the holiday at a little hole in the wall beer store I stumbled into. It was one of those magical beer (and in this case, whiskey) moments where you leave the store grinning from ear to ear, wishing you had someone with you who could appreciate your good fortune. Instead, I had to wait to share it here with you folks.
In this case, I scored three of my favorite hard-to-find adult beverages in one place: Four bottles of Schlafly Reserve Imperial Stout (2008!), four bottles of New Holland’s Dragon’s Milk (I forgot what a bargain this stuff is) and the last bottle this particular store will see of Stranahans Colorado Whiskey, which is no longer distributed in New Jersey. That’s a pretty good haul, and one I don’t think I’ll be able to repeat.
I’ve purchased the Schlafly’s here in the past, but I thought they were tapped out. Turns out I was wrong. I had also heard rumors of Dragon’s Milk being sold there in the past, but I had never seen it on the shelves. This time it was there. And I had never checked the whiskey selection here before, and you could imagine my excitement when I saw one lone bottle of Stranahan’s on the shelf. The stars were definitely aligned.
So far I’ve gone through one bottle each of the Dragon’s Milk and Schlafly’s and a few nips of the Stranahans. I think ‘ll save the rest to enjoy over the holidays, when I’m off between Christmas and New Years. These treats combined with the stash of Mad Elf I still have will make my holidays very happy indeed!