An evening of web site discussion goes so much better when it is accompanied by some good American craft beer. Last night, Rich and I had the honor of having three really good beers; not all the same style, but equally all good in their own right.
The last beer, Oak Aged Yeti by Great Divide Brewing Company, was my favorite by the slimmest of margins over Night Stalker by Goose Island Beer Co. and Racer 5 IPA by Bear Republic Brewing Co.. The Yeti was from ’08, obviously having a chance to age, while the Night Stalker is only a couple of months, at most, old, leaving it with a bit of alcohol on the taste. I am sure with some aging it will be an outstanding beer as it isn’t that far off today.
Oak Aged Yeti is a complex brew that has everything you want in a big stout and then throws in nice subtlety of vanilla, from the oak, to send the senses into a frenzy of happiness. I have a bottle of Espresso Yeti and Chocolate Yeti in the cellar, I am now looking forward to both of those more than I was before. Now the question is how long they will last.
On a completely separate note: I am one review on the site away from 400. You see how hard Rich and I work at these Thursday night web site meetings. Truth in the numbers. Enjoy!