It been a fun year for the Booze Dancers, so here’s a quick look back at some of my favorite posts of the year, a mix of the best and worst. Sure, doing a review post is a bit like those cheesy sitcom clip shows, but there was some cool stuff this year and it’s fun to take a look back.
Best Beer — The Devil’s Tramping Ground — The inaccessibility of this brew adds to the appeal, but it’s deadly drinkablity is not to be ignored. Here’s hoping 2012 brings this brew to us in bottles instead of having to source growlers all the way from North Carolina (care of my sis and Wisk-E)
Worst Beer — Anderson Valley Brewing Summer Solstice — During our summer canned beer search, we were looking for some great canned summer session beers …. this one didn’t make the cut. (I was going to list one of the boys Pumpkin Brew reviews, but I refuse to acknowledge that anything with pumpkin in it is technically beer).
Best Swag Score — Chambord Cocktail Supplies — Ok, maybe this wasn’t the tastiest stuff, or a neat booze gadget score, but without G-LO landing these “assembly required” Chambord Cocktail kits we would never have had our best review quote of the year from Mrs. G-LO. She simply summed up the Chambord Dream Angel Martini as “Smells like pineapple, but tastes like ass.” Classic!
Best Booze Gadget — The Whiskey Vending Machine — After seeing the pic of this amazing throwback gadget, from our friend The Hip Flask, it immediately went to the top of our Christmas wishlists …. unfortunately we were all naughty and Santa didn’t deliver one.
Best Vacation Brew Score — The Peeper from G-LO’s Maine Trip — I don’t know what was better, (a) the delightful effervescence of this brew that G-LO brought back from Maine or (b) that The Alemonger thought it was stalking him.
Best Restaurant Review — The Wishing Well — I could list any of a dozen great restaurants that we enjoyed over the year, but when LimpD gets “quick, friendly service” at any establishment it is a rare occurrence that must be celebrated. Plus, The Shame Burger … what’s not to love!!
Best Spirit — Nikka Whisky from the Barrel — Mark at the WhiskCast comes through, and sets up G-LO with a sample of Nikka Whisky. Fortunately, G-LO saved me some and I got a taste of this bottled Japanese whisky precision … yum!
Worst Spirit — The Knot — Hilarious advertising. Horrible product (though some of the ladies in LimpD’s family seemed to like it).
So that’s some of my favorites from the year. Here’s to a great new year that brings us all health, wealth, wisdom, and great booze!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!