Well, guess I decided to write about Christmas Eve instead of the Bell's event. Too lazy to get the pictures off my camera right now mostly. For Christmas Eve, I decided to do a sours theme because I wanted to see how the two Captain Lawrence beers were tasting and I needed to get the bottle of Duchesse de Bourgogne out of my beer fridge.
I started with the Cuvee De Castleton as the base for it is a blonde ale and I thought it would be the lightest flavored. It's aged with muscat grapes.
Next was the Rosso E Marrone also from Captain Lawrence, this one with a flemish red base and aged with a different style of grape.
Last was a bottle of Duchess de Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe in Belgium, a Flanders Red Ale.
I had some other stuff planned but we never got to it on Christmas Eve. Still, super glad I opened the two Captain Lawrence bottles as they were both quite delicious in their own ways. I really liked the Castleton but others liked the Rosso as much. As they were quite different, it makes sense. No one was really high on the Duchesse mostly because of the caramel apple sweetness but maybe if I had opened it first it would have gone over better. Who knows.
Look for a whole lot more after the New Years as I still have some other stuff from Christmas plus Jo and I are going to a bunch of brewpubs in VA over the next few days.