|Hot off the press|
|Enjoying the sun|
|Claire in her natural state|
I have been on the hunt for some of the newest St Arnold's batch of Divine Reserve. The brew up a limited quantity of beer from a different recipe each year and bottle it for the public. These limited runs have become a hard to find as an honest politician. The day each batch comes out, there is a 2 hour line at our local liquor store for just one six pack. I tried to score one of my own, but every place I tried was sold out. Thursday night a local pub tapped several kegs of DR13 with a commemorative St Arnold's growler (refillable jug) as a promo for the place, so I made a run over there just to try it out. Excellent Belgium quadruple bock style beer. More in line with several of the Belgium ales I got to sample while in Brussels last year. And at 11% ABV, it ain't a light beer.
Of course, my enterprising son texted me a picture yesterday where he stumbled across a stash of this beer in Austin. Almost tempted to make drive to Austin.
Now that's how I would prefer to quietly celebrate a birthday. However, when it's your birthday, why not go all out? I figured I deserved something special so I picked up a nice upset stomach. Not sure if it was something going around at the office, or from the Chinese food I had for lunch, the burger I had at the bar, or the DR13, but by 0300 I was up tossing my cookies. By 0530, was pretty worn out and figured this was going to be a while so I e-mailed my boss and told him I was taking a pass on the day. Was pretty much out of sorts for most of the day and did not really start to feel human again until Friday night. Slept most of the day, drank lots of Sprite, caught up on several movies in the queue (Flight, Skyfall, Dark Knight Rises, Taken 2). Yesterday was feeling well enough to take the dogs to the dog park.
|Growler of DR 13|
|Hard to find DR 13|