Well, its Friday! TGIF! That said, one’s thoughts begin to wander from the work-a-day world to what you are going to do for recreation over the too short end of the week. Pictured above is what I will be drinking this weekend. What is it you say? Well it is a bit of a mystery. It was given to me by way of a local distributor. Back at the end of January They had a brewers open house which I was scheduled to go to. It sounded amazing with 5 different breweries represented and all pouring unique and interestin g beers, one offs and potential mainstays of their individual lines. I was invited to go, and looking forward to it quite a bit.
Unfortunately on January 25th I was involved in a serious car accident. I totally messed up my knee, and by the 31st when the tasting was to take place I was in pain, on crutches, and swacked out of my mind on Norco. I decided that a controlled narcotic and beer really didn’t go together, not to mention being in pain with my knee the size of a cantaloupe I really wasn’t in the mood to go to any social gathering.
At the end of February, my neighbor, who also happens to be my rep with this distributor was given a bottle of beer from one of the brewers that really wanted me to try it. I have mentioned before I am friends with the brewers and owners of Selkirk Abbey, Idaho’s only all Belgian brewery. This bottle is from my Buddy Jeff Owner and head brewer at Selkirk Abbey. All I’ve been told about this is that it is a Belgian quad and it has a 10 written on the cap in sharpie. I’m wondering if that is the ABV for this particular brew. I will drink it and report back to you next week.
I have said here in the past that I don’t care for many Belgian beers, but to this point I haven’t found anything I don’t like from this brewery. I’ve had several of their beers and they have a very light touch with the yeast that ads a dimension of flavor without overpowering the rest of the ingredients. I’m hoping this one is similar.
How about you? What will you be drinking this weekend? Will you be watching the tournament or trying to get a jump on the spring clean in the yard or garage? Either way you will need some quality adult beverages to reward you for efforts. Let us know your plans. Do you have a unique beer or whiskey you are just dying to try? Let us know.