Sunday, December 11, 2011

New Years Eve

It's getting to that time of year. Well Christmas is closer, but that's not what I'm talking about at the present time.

Hey maybe I should do a post about the various Christmas beers that are available currently?

Topical.

Damn. I should have got a Melbourne photo. 
Anyway, New Years Eve is approaching and myself and Rian are planning on emulating last years event where we spent 3 hours (and silly money....) buying up what we thought were our favourite beers from the year from several bottle shops around Melbourne to see in the new year in style. Whew, that was a long sentence. I'll work on it, I promise.

The night was one of the great New Years Eve's of recent times and we knew immediately that it would be a tradition for the foreseeable future.

So we had it all planned 12 months in advance but with one key improvement. We'd ACCUMULATE the best picks over the whole year!

Excellent strategy! We wouldn't leave anything out, and we'd also be kinder to our credit cards in the festive season.

So the list compilation has been going on for 12 months now. It's gotten really long.

Wait, was that beer that we had in February really NYE worthy? I can't remember. And what about THIS beer?

Clearly, the only sensible option was to stage a Semi Final to qualify if some choices were worthy of the main event and to try some new beers that we thought might be special.

That Semi Final, my friends, occurred on Friday night. It was a splendid night indeed, but don't think it really helped our situation. For starters, we didn't revisit any selections to see if they held up. We had all new beers, and some were absolute belters.

The Ruination IPA from the Stone Brewing Company, Diamond Knot's Industrial IPA and the Yeastie Boys Red Rackham all made strong cases to be there for NYE.

So the list got longer.

Worst outcome for a Semi Final ever. Traditionally, a semi final would halve the field in order to ultimately decide one winner.

Having said that, with more first class beer to be had on the night the winners are clearly us.

Which beers are on the list? Now I'm not going to divulge all of them here. (I can totally get another post about the night and tell you then...)

However, you can imagine that Untappd will get a royal beating that night so you'll be able to see what we've got there.

On the night the tweets will be flowing like the beer, so if you don't want to be bombarded with things you probably aren't interested in then I'd suggest unfollowing us for a while.

No, wait. Don't unfollow us. Follow us. We'll be hashtagging (or "trending"? Is that the term the kids are using these days?) #FBTENYE. It'll be fun, I promise.

Happy Festivus, y'all.

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