My most recent FOTY award happened a couple of months ago. I was at the park with my younger son, and he was playing some imaginary story-game. He comes running over to where I'm sitting on the bench with something invisible in his hand. "Dad," he shouts, loud enough for all the other parents to hear, "I brought you your favorite. It's a cherry soaked in alcohol!" Sweet--glad the whole neighborhood knows that Dad's a drunk.
For they garner the succulent berries of the hop and mass and sift and bruise and brew them and they mix therewith sour juices and bring the must to the sacred fire and cease not night or day from their toil, those cunning brothers, lords of the vat. -James Joyce
On deck: Orange Cranberry Wit, Dusseldorf Altbier
Primary: Belgian Partigyle Tripel/Saison, 1/1
Bottles: Northern Brown Ale, 1/10; English IPA, 12/31; Cider, 12/9; White House Honey Ale AG, 12/9;