Friday, March 5, 2010

The Session #37: Breaking out the good stuff

Sir Ron at The Ferm is hosting this months session.  The topic is some what open ended.  When do you break out the good stuff?

I have serveral bottles that I'm aging (Vintage Thomas Hardy, Fuller's, Old Rasputin...).  With the Thomas Hardy it's easy.  It comes in a 4 pack, and I'll open a vintage bottle every 5, 10 ,15, and 20 years.  As far as the other bottles go, I will open them when it feels right.

The bigger question is do you share?  Yes, you should always share your good stuff with friends and family.  However, you should only share with friends and family that appreciate quality beer, wine, and spirit.  In other words, you don't feed your dog filet mignon.  Regular consumers of Milwaukee's Best don't get any.

I think that there is a reason that you age quality beer in a cool dark place. It's the out of sight, out of mind principal. The temptation is not so strong.

Having said all of that, sometimes the moods going to strike you, and if it does, drink away.  After all, you bought it.


  1. Greetings from Big 12 country (for however long it lasts). I'm a Longhorn and have fond memories of the '05/'06 series w/ the Buckeyes.

    Thanks for participating in this month's Session.

  2. Thank you for hosting, I enjoyed the topic. It is odd, usually as a sports fan, you tend to hate other teams. People in Columbus have a genuine respect for the Longhorns. When it comes to the other national powers, you are just not as evil as USC, Florida, Alabama...