Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Fire and A Stout

On a recent cool evening, one of the first of the season, we decided it was time to enjoy a peat fire. We had also spent a couple of hours before dusk out at the range so I had the urge to not only warm my outside by the fire, but my inside with a rich Imperial Stout.

While Colleen and a house guest were deciding on a beer, I went to the cellar and grabbed a bottle of North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout. It sounded like my two companions were leaning towards a brown ale, so I also brought up a Sierra Nevada Tumbler. This hoppy Brown Ale is a tasty beer, just not what I was looking for at this time.

I poured the two beers and offered both for tasting to the others. They both expressed delight with the brown ale so I figured that was settled. But then they each had a sip of my Old Rasputin. Big smiles ensued and I knew I was going to be bringing up more stout from the cellar. (Which reminds me, I think I poured the last three.)

I went ahead and enjoyed a few sips of the brown ale. It was as enjoyable as always, but just not what I was craving for this occasion, so it was left unfinished. Perhaps it was only fitting that the glass I pulled out for the last stout pour was a logo Sierra Nevada glass.

Both the burning peat and the Russian Imperial Stout were a fitting finish to the day.

6 comments:

  1. That Rasputin is a winner. There is nothing like a nice porter on a cool evening in front of a warm fire. We're about to do our big annual trip and the beer list is getting wonderfully out of control. I can't wait.

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    1. One of the few things I like about Winter is enjoying a big, dark beer by an outdoor fire!

      Cheers.

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  2. We have the same fire pit. I burn a bunch of pitchy pine in mine. That stuff's no good for a chimney, but it makes a nice roaring fire in the backyard.
    Then I sit around it with a shot of Jack Daniels and a beer chaser.

    Kinda hard to go into a lengthy description of the taste of Miller Lite though.

    Sounds like a great plan for this weekend.

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    1. Yep, that does sound like a great plan, MSgt. Enjoy!

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    1. AGirl, we're looking forward to many more such evenings. Cheers.

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