We interrupt California Beer Week to bring you this photo of the latest haul. While I do believe I'm only half way through the reviews from CA (and trust me the best is yet to come!), that hasn't stopped me from going around town and picking up a few more special bottles for some first time trying:
I've tried Hoppin Frog's Pumpkin and Christmas Ales, but none of their other stuff. I was hoping to find something rare, but these releases will do well enough. My ever growing lists for DFH and Sierra Nevada go up another notch, and perhaps even more for SN soon enough. I'm actually going to wait a short while longer before I bust open that BRUX through. And then there's the obvious centerpiece to this picture (which I drank immediately after taking it), a 2009 Avery Beast. I'm hoping to find some of their other beers, and even hopefully some different year releases of the same. Hmm... I still haven't touched that Firestone or the two World Wide Stouts either.