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.