Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hibernation Ale 2010

Got Cirque du Soleil tickets today for Kooza on New Year's Eve; well, at 4 in the afternoon. I got these tickets for 40% off because it is a matinee and I think because I subscribe to their newsletter. Well at least that's how I found out about it. Still $70 each after all the BS fees is pretty steep. I previously went to see Corteo and Varekai with my wife. For both of those, we sat in the front row, but these dudes reorganized the prices to make front row tickets ultra premium, over $200 each. Front row was so cool, so close you can see the facial expressions. Still, for $140 I will see a great show with my love, we will pee in premium port-o-potties, and get to see beautiful downtown Miami! This is a fairly small place so I'm not too concerned with the seats not being good. They are all good! Can't wait!

Today I'm drinking Hibernation Ale 2010 brewed by Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado. I reviewed this one year ago, almost to the day. Funny, looking back I embedded a YouTube video of Mr. Garrison's Merry Fucking Christmas in last year's post. Take a look--hilarious! The label depicts a cross country skiier. Elsewhere around the label you will find the medals this beer won, potential food pairings, and MALTY & ROBUST descriptors. Bottled Oct 6 2010.

Malty aroma highlighting dark fruits and caramel. Flavors start out pretty much the same. Caramel richness meets fruity raisin and cherry and fig newton sweetness meets 8.7% alcoholic prowess. Brandy booze eventually cuts up any hint of sweet and ushers in some vanilla and wood and brown sugar flavors. Lightning bolts and unicorns come next, seriously. The warmth from the alcohol should be noted again. And there is just enough bitter and spice on the back end to add some extra interest. Good body, nice carbonation. For best flavors, I'd recommend letting it warm up a little out of the fridge. Enjoyable, flavorful, warming beer. Try it when you can.

Cirque Du Soleil Anniversary Collection (1984-2005)

Cirque du Soleil - Varekai

Cirque Du Soleil - Corteo

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TJ Lubrano said...

Hello hello! How are you?

Oh Cirque du Soleil is awesome! I went to one show of them, I think Saltimbanco. Not sure. But it was amazing! The composition of the music is very good too. The show Totem is now in Holland.

The fruit combo sounds nice!
Lightning bolts & unicorns huh?! That sounds interesting. Did you had the urge to sing Xmas carols too? Hehe.

Happy Holidays & Have all the fun!

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hola Tahira.

Yes, I love Cirque. Where do they find so many amazing freaks? And I mean that with the most adoration! I like the DVD's and TV specials too. Just great!

Yeah, lightning bolts and unicorns. Go figure! That's about up your alley though right?

Thanks for stopping by.

Merry Christmas!

Ricardo Matos said...

Hello brewers, that this Christmas will bring much happiness to all and many beers ...
Happy Christmas ...........