Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Oops, Procrastination

When I recently brought home the case of Tröegs Nugget Nectar I was pressed for time. I quickly threw a few in the fridge, fully intending to finish the stocking task later.

Over the couple weeks, I've enjoyed the occasional bottle of this fine brew. Yesterday evening, as dinner was being prepared we decided to relax with a good beer. I went downstairs to grab three bottles, one each for Colleen, a dinner guest and myself. Uh oh, there are only two left in the refrigerator! Although there are some beers I prefer at cellar temp, I enjoy many ales slightly chilled from the fridge.

It so happened that we also needed "8 ounces of a red ale" for a recipe. Despite its intense hop level, Tröegs considers Nugget Nectar an "amber ale." Close enough. From the warm bottle, I poured the 1/2 cup needed for cooking, and then poured our three glasses from the remaining 2 and a partial bottles. That chilled the beer just right and we were back on track, all sharing equally in the sacrifice made for recipe. Whew.

Excuse me. I have to go restock the refrigerator to prevent this embarrassing occurrence from repeating.

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