Enjoyed both 2012 and 2013 Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine -- main difference is that the new batch was aged on wood for a full year, v. the previous year's 6 months. The newer release tasted hotter, almost certainly both because of its freshness and the extended aging. Still loved both, as well as the fresh Central Water Peruvian Morning that I chased 'em with.
Over the weekend I had:
3 Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf
2013 Central Waters Peruvian Morning
2012 GI Bourbon County Brand Stout
2012 Surly Darkness
It was a good weekend. Can't wait for the release of Surly Pentagram this week.
I decided to pick up a six of the new Budweiser Black Crown. It's a bit better than the normal Budweiser, but nothing to write home about, IMO.
I was curious about that new shelf arrival, so what you're saying is Bud isn't deviating too far off the well trodden path?
A couple Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale's tonight (leftover from the case I bought in December).
Went rye-heavy last night. Started with one that was new to me, the Repo Man/Black Flag-inspired TV Party Rye IPA from Revolution Brewing. Very clean and crisp. Dry, even. I liked it a lot.
Then it was a pair of old faves. A year-old Founders Red's Rye PA that still drank surprisingly well despite the faded hops, and a Two Brothers Cane and Ebel. Not a bad night of quaffing.
Oh well, you saved me some money.