Greetings beer lovers! An unrelated topic…. I was able to take a mid-week day off on Wednesday and went to Newry ME for a much anticipated mid week ski day after seeing Warren Millers’ “Children of Winter”. What a great day it was… A sunny &40 balmy degrees with decent snowcover, lots of long cruisers and soft snow and NO CROWDS!!. My legs were in a bit of rough shape on Thurs. but none the worse for wear. So, if you can and do ride or ski I’d say get out there ASAP! I was also able to see my brew buddy Stoo Mason at the Sunday River Brewing Co. He had some tasty beer on draught ( 420 IPA and 840 IPA!!) and was well worth the trip. On other notes about the brewery…. We’ve just put on the Barleywine which is showing itself quite nicely, albeit young, with big fruity (figs & plums) notes and a great hop balance. A little bit different from last years version and I would humbly say a better one. Good job T-Money (T$)!! We have also procurred a few kegs of Sierra Nevada Celebration for your, and our, enjoyment. This is one of the best winter ales I know….. besides ours of course! This years version is similar to last years with it’s beautiful amber color medium body and hops running throughout the length of the brew…. a true world class beer. Be on the lookout for our Holidaze Porter which should be available on Monday the 8th. We used 25#s of wildflower honey and Galangal (Thai) ginger. The overall impression is a dark medium bodied ale with a menthol-like spiciness… oooh soo cool for the wintertime. Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. Have a great weekend. Cheers! todm