Just another ordinary tasting night with a few friends. Every once in a while, a theme breaks out on one of these here Monday nights. This time, it was Russian River. The party-goers were sporting their best tonight, breaking out from their cellars vintages not often seen. Oh, you lucky ones who don't have to get up before dawn on Tuesday mornings, grrr.
Seriously, there was something in the air tonight. Could've been the cold, howling northern winds. Could've been the holiday season. Or, it could've been all that and that the night was filled with the likes of Sanctification, Supplication, Damnation, Temptation, Perdition, Redemption, Collaboration, 20th Toronado Anniversary...I feel like I missed one or two. And, considering that there were multiple batches of most, is it any wonder that this was one of the most well-attended MNT in recent memory?
Did I mention that the 2007 Christmas from Sly Fox is another must-find? Or that their Magnum IPA is a worthy addition to the IPA Project that was 2007? Or that the wonderfulness of the Oatmeal Stout can still be found at Sly Fox? Or that the IPA Project comes to a head next Friday night, 12/14/07?
Did I also mention that we left a Vinnie a message to congratulate him on the many fine beers that he unknowingly created for this little Monday Night Tasting and of which held up so well during the journey eastward? Maybe next time we'll schedule it in conjunction with one of his east coast tours.