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A lighter note

This blog has some secondary uses. One of those is Beer.

Notably, today is 9/10/9 — this means that yesterday, 9/9/9, marks the latest Stone Vertical Epic. This year’s is a “Belgian Porter with spices” — and it is beautiful. I have not had the previous Vertical Epics, and I am now saddened by this fact.

All of this is to say go out and try it; I’m fortunate enough that the local Flying Saucer has it on draught, and my friends brought it to my attention tonight. I found that while the front wasn’t all that exciting, the flavors it leaves behind are amazing. The effect was not dissimilar from that of my favorite beer, the St. Bernardus Abt 12.

I had intended to supplement beer posts with pictures, but that plan had escaped my mind by the time I got around to the 09.09.09 this evening. You should be running out to try it anyway, so you’ll see it for yourself.

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  1. September 15th, 2009 at 08:50 | #1

    …they have Stone Vertical on tap?? I’ve not been to a Flying Saucer in many years, and I’m wishing I had one nearby now. I love Stone’s Vertical series. I’ve got a friend who’s holding on to a bottle from each year for the exciting conclusion in December of 2012. I can only hope to join him as I don’t have the patience to keep them myself until then.

  2. Fritz
    September 15th, 2009 at 09:16 | #2

    Yeah, I was very pleased– I think they got it as part of a special event, since they had an evening in which they were tapping a rare Stone every hour. They did the same thing with Dogfish head about a month ago, including the Sahtea, which was amazing.

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