While this wasn't a beer bought during the holidays, I figured it was the perfect time to enjoy one of my favorite beers of all time, Enigma from New Glarus Brewing. Sweet, tart, sour, and incredibly complex, this beer shows why people outside the cheese state think so highly of this brewery. Enigma is easily one of my top 3 favorite beers of all time.
Not to be outdone, I shared a bottle of the elusive 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head. This 18% behemoth was surprisingly drinkable, and showed an incredible balance of hops and malt. This was the perfect beer to follow up such a fantastic whiskey with. It was a short visit, but as always, great to see Pat, Jenn, and Zoe again, and of course be able to share some amazing drinks.
All 3 of these guys know how to brew great beer, and are all a lot of fun to hang out with. I really enjoyed "Tip the Cow" Expresso Milk Stout. It was smooth, creamy, and roasty. I thought it was exceptionally balanced. I would also highly recommend their Cocoa Mint Stout, Brewed x 2, and Ambidextrous IPA, and really everything else they have to offer, you just can't go wrong there. http://www.singlespeedbrewing.com/
When we left the brewery, I gave Dan his goody bag of Toppling Goliath beers, some home brew and a few other local brews. I wasn't ready for what he put in my car in exchange. I guess it pays to be friends with a brewer, but this was a bit over the top! Thanks Dan for your generosity, I will try to even things out next time around. Cheers!
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