My favorite is Get Fuzzy (three years in a row now!), but I also like to wait until a month or so after the new year starts and then get some at cheap prices. My newest is “365 Bottles of Beer for the Year.” It’s great, although I have yet to see any of them in an actual store that I’ve been to.
But I think today’s brew is especially appropriate for those beer-fasts during the season of Lent.
Brewed in Irvine, California [Jay, can you get me some?]
Balanced by a penetrating, aromatic roasty maltiness, Reaper’s sweet, underlying milk-chocolate character is simultaneously chewy yet light on the palate. The rising moderated bitterness provides a firm counterpoint to the soft mouthfeel as the impenetrable brown body warms to room temperature. A more clearly defined roasted quality and developing textual smoothness emerge toward the finish. Mortality signs off with an enlivening malty finish.
[I have no idea what any of that means, but you want one, don’t you?]
“Taxing beer at all is a seriously bad idea, like taxing the elemental necessities of life, such as bread or salt. Or beer pretzels, which are just bread and salt.” –George Will, columnist