Valentine’s Day means I have to find a beer that the wife will like as well as myself. This makes choosing a beer a bit more difficult. Luckily I have some Russian River Brewing Company beers in the cellar. My eyes quickly settled on a bottle of Sanctification. We have shared several bottles in the past, so I know this would be a great post-dinner beer: slightly tart, a touch of barnyard, and light. Perfect.
I had Sanctification back in May of last year as part of 365 American craft beers in 365 days. It never lets me down and aging only creates more complexity.
The last two bottles will continue to age. The only problem I will have is allowing the beer to do so, there are many times that I see the corked bottles, having to pull my attention in another direction. Enjoy!
Aroma: 8 (25%), Taste: 10 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 10 (35%), Overall: 9.4
Useless Fact: A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off. The common house fly cannot survive in Alaska. It is too cold. Those that do appear there are brought in by boat or plane and perish without reproducing. Mosquitoes, on the other hand, love cold weather. Specimens have been found near the North Pole.