12/9/2011: WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING TONIGHT?

Welcome to the first in a weekly series of “What are you drinking tonight?” posts that will go on from here to eternity (Or until I get bored with it in about a month).  We’ll be throwing this thing up every Friday night, roughly the time when everyone on the East Coast is getting out of work.  Figure this is a good spot to list out any goodies that you picked up on the way home, maybe a growler that you just filled, maybe just the homebrew you’re trying out for the first time.  Whatever you’re drinking, if you’re drinking, let us know.  Besides, no one wants to drink alone and now you don’t have to (At least that’s what I’ll be telling myself tonight, while I’m drinking alone).

To be very honest, every one of us Aleheads wants to hear what you’re drinking.  Call it curiosity, call it a sickness – I don’t know what it is but we’re desperate to know every damn beer that’s being consumed on a Friday night.  Listen, I live in the Boston area and I can get a whole lot of beer both locally and from around the world.  That’s a great thing.   Still, whatever you’re drinking tonight that I can’t get my hands, I want it and I want it now.  If you can fill up a growler right at your local bottle shop, I’m jealous.  If you get to drink Deschutes tonight, I’m jealous.  If you’re drinking Russian River, Cigar City, Ninkasi, Surly – Well then F’ you.  Sorry, I mean I’m jealous since these are all things I can’t do in my home state, now please send me some of those delicious suds.

Enough rambling, just make sure you come back every week to tell us…

What are you drinking tonight?

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28 comments

  1. I think I’m going to find something new at http://www.victoriagastropub.com/. They have a great beer selection on tap at all times.

  2. I’m going to be drinking Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale and my buddy’s surprisingly good milk stout homebrew (that FINALLY carbonated). Cheers!

  3. Jimmy Hoppa · · Reply

    Got a bomber of Goose Island Night Stalker I’ve been saving for a while (pre ABInbev Purchase) that I’m going to sip as I get some work done. Also going to hit El Segundo Brewing Companies Taproom after work to get a growler of their Vanilla Stout for the weekend.

  4. LovesMustard · · Reply

    I’m drinking some home made Oatmeal Stout and hopefully a Salt Spring Island (http://www.gulfislandsbrewery.com/) Harvest Moon ESB unless they’ve sold out. It’s a brilliant Pacific Northwest take on an ESB. One of the best beers I’ve had in a while.

  5. Surly 4

  6. Sadly, I live in a small town that has maybe 10 bar / restaurants. I get a choice of Bud, Bud Lite, Bud, and Miller Lite; oh yeah, and Bud. There is one place that has Sam Adams on tap. Go figure as it is in between the aforementioned taps.

  7. Angling_n_ales · · Reply

    I’m at Amica’s, a tiny micro-brewery, in tiny Salida, Co. I’m having Piney 2, a realllllly good dipa.

  8. Polishing off the last of a 4 pack of Flying Dog Gonzo imperial porter, and a Belgian strong homebrew that’s quite nice (but sadly, almost gone…).

  9. Anonymous · · Reply

    Deschutes Mill Pond Pale Ale

  10. ArlVABeerGuy · · Reply

    Starting off with a Goose Island BCS.

  11. whiteboy · · Reply

    My fridge is filled with Racer 5 IPA, so that is my beer of choice this evening. Sonoma County’s best. I have plenty, so feel free to drop by. 🙂 I did have a Lagunitas IPA with lunch. So I am living the dream.

  12. Green Flash Double Stout

  13. David Wilson · · Reply

    Tonight i’m having a Great Lakes Winter Ale. Still feeling out the Ontario Scene, hmmm….

  14. Couple of local dark beers tonight – Fyne Ales Vital Spark and Stewart Cauld Reekie. Hardly a hop in evidence (although Cauld Reekie is a decidedly un-British 6.2% – what the hell, it is Friday)

  15. Sly Fox 2011 Christmas Ale. And maybe some homebrew later…

  16. BeerBanker · · Reply

    Lagunitas Sucks… on draft at Thinking Man Tavern, Decatur, GA… Very enjoyable DIPA…

  17. Wow, nice work ladies and gents. I probably can’t get at least half of what’s listed and many I had to look up on the old Google (Probably my favorite thing to do after hearing what others are drinking).

    I stopped off a local package store for a Notch Brewing sampling. They’re a “Session-Only” brewery out of Ipswich, MA that makes use of many local ingredients in their sub 4.5% ABV brews. Bought a bottle of their Cerne Pivo, which I think is a traditional Schwartzbier that was quite good. Also tried their Saison and BSA Harvest.

    Now drinking a Dark Horse Oatmeal Stout, which will be followed by a Port Mongo before crashing out.

  18. Herr Direktor · · Reply

    Let’s see, I had a pint of Founder’s Dirty Bastard followed by a Southern Tier Creme Brule. Chased that with Avery’s delectable Dugana and finished off with a Bell’s Special Double Cream. All were half price on draft at my favorite central Ohio watering hole, Bodega. With the app it came to $18.66. Suck it, Commander.

  19. Herr Hordeum is in town along with our parents and they brought a cornucopia of treats to go with some stuff I’ve stashed away. So far we’ve had some Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi and the Stone Vertical Epic ’11. Both excellent. Up next: Victory Dark Intrigue.

    Cheers to all the Aleheads out there…

  20. Masshole in Exile · · Reply

    21A Brew Free or Die IPA, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Bell’s Christmas Ale, and my own dry oatmeal stout.

  21. Finally got to try Lagunitas Sucks last night. It was pretty awesome. Tonight the plan is Deschutes Jubelale and Hopworks 7-Grain Survival Stout.

  22. Post Facto…..
    http://indybeers.com/2011/12/beerporn-2/

    I tried to live blog, but Kelli would have none if it.

  23. Dogfish Head Chicory Stout.
    Say what you will about Sam C. As far as run-of-the-mill stouts go, this is freakin’ excellent.

  24. I was drinking cocktails tonight, but I’m planning on breaking into a new homebrew rye stout for the first time tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

  25. Thanks for commenting everyone – as I mentioned last week, it’s great to hear what people are drinking. Always nice to learn about some new beers.

    Mashtun – I’ve enjoyed the chicory stout as well (although not in a long time…).

  26. I can fill a growler up right at the Nashoba vallery winery (they also brew beer), but I went for Black as night Lager from Magic Hat.

  27. […] Last Friday we had a slew of folks commenting on what they were drinking for the evening.  Everything from Lagunitas to El Segundo to Russian River to Great Lakes to Founders to Bell’s to Sierra.  Lots of good beer was had by all.  Well, now we’re on to a new week.  First up for me tonight will be an early Christmas present from Trader Joes – Their 2011 Vintage Ale that’s clearly contracted from Unibroue.  Looks good, should be interesting at the very least.  After that I’ll be on to one of the best IPA’s the land has ever known – The Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point.  Tonight can’t come soon enough.  But enough about me, what we really want to know is… […]

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