For the second year in a row my friends and I did a Firestone Walker tasting. Every year they release 6 varieties of barrel aged beer. It takes a lot of work to find these (and considerable expense) so it is always cool to have an event to celebrate. The last couple of years I've gotten Firestone Walker to retweet some of my pictures from the tasting and even send a few messages.
They are all sooooo good. Hard to pick a favorite as they are all so different. The must unique is what they call their Anniversary blend where they mix the other varieties.
Baseball Every Night and I have an ongoing beer trade. He always supplies me with beers from Trillium brewery. Of the last bunch he sent me this was my favorite. Lately the theme with breweries is to make high abv barrel aged stouts and porters. Sometimes it is nice to have something a little more sessionable. This was soooooo good.
Jim aka GCRL recently just sent me a nice sampling of Minnesota beers. That is what I'm working on the next week or two!