Adult Advent – Part 1

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Pictured above is what Mrs GTD and the kids got me for an advent calendar.  It’s from my favourite local brewery (Brock Street Brewery) and will probably have some beers from other local places.  I don’t usually drink everyday, so there may be gaps in my consumption.  I know that it’s not the norm around here, but I’m trying to be a responsible parent, and not be under the influence when I need to get the kid-lets to and from the various places they go.  And I can’t just send the Mrs. as she’s a shift worker and often not around.

And in no way do I plan to take over for makeitsnow’s Beer Barrel posts.

Beer 1

Day 1’s beer is the “Chocolate Milk Stout” from Brock Street Brewing.  This is just a bit sweet and much less chocolaty that I would have expected.  It’s got a nice stout flavour and not too much after taste.  The advent calendar was supposed to be a surprise for me, but I saw this beer in my twitter feed and when looking for it on the Brewery web site, found the advent calendar.  Then when randomly talking to Mrs GTD, I mentioned that they have beer advent calendars.  To which she replied, yep, you can go pick yours up now.

Beer 2

Day 2’s beer is the “Blonde” from Brock Street BrewingThis is the beer that Coor’s Light wishes it was.  It’s lighter at 4.3% alcohol, but a clean crisp finish.  Easy to drink and not too hop-y.  This would be a great summer day drinking choice.

Beer 3

Day 3’s beer is the “Armoured Ale” from Brock Street Brewing.  This is another lighter beer at 4.1%.  Again it’s a nice clean crisp beer.  Not much of an after taste and not hop-y at all.  If you zoom in on the second picture of the can, it tells you that part of the proceeds from this beer go to support the “Ontario Regiment Museum”, which is kinda kewl. I didn’t know that this museum was even a thing, so may need to find it and visit.

Beer 4

Day 4’s beer is the “Pumpkin Spice Harvest Lager Ale” from Brock Street Brewing.  This tastes like pumpkin pie filling with a strong pumpkin flavour with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon.  While I love me some pumpkin pie, I’m not looking for a beer that tastes like dessert. And coming at 6%, it’s enough that a few of these would knock you off your gourd.  This is the first beer from Brock Street that I haven’t liked and wouldn’t go looking for again.

Stay tuned for the next installment in a few-ish days.

 

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ballsofsteelandfury

I tried a pumpkin ale once and I had the same reaction as you. Maybe pumpkin is not meant to be a beer ingredient/flavour for us.

Also, it should be noted that you married well!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I have not had one I have liked either.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Drew collected a bunch of personal anecdotes about Anthony Bourdain from his friends.

https://www.gq.com/story/anthony-bourdain-men-of-the-year-tribute

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Good stuff.

yeah right

I’ve had a couple of really great milk stouts. Hopefully they’ve got an oatmeal stout hiding in there.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Ready to ride the rest of of the liquid Brock Street.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Easy solution to not drinking every day is to make up for the balance in one sitting and then drunk liveblog the rest of your evening.

blaxabbath

“12 days worth of beer taking 12 days to drink. I disapprove.”

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

The only thing I can think of that would be uglier than that man’s face would be his liver.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Which one? That’s a man who’s gone through multiple livers

King Hippo

his soul?

/LIEK he has a goddamned soul, creep-ass piece of shite

scotchnaut

I don’t usually drink everyday

Presented without comment but with quite a bit of judgement.

Ian Scott McCormick

I only sometimes drink every day.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

I’m starting to think that Brock Street might just be the most refreshing street in Canada. But what does the only road think about that?
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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I for one am already a fan of Brock Street in that they haven’t hit you with a single IPA yet.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

To each his own…..

However wrong that own is.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

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