When Life Gives You Blizzards, Drink Imperial Stout

Fifty Fifty Brewing Eclipse Elijah Craig Imperial Stout in the snow

As you may know, the northeastern United States are currently getting slammed by a “potentially historic winter storm,” a.k.a., a blizzard, nor’ easter or big ol’, fuckin’-cold mess. I’m looking out my apartment window as I write this post, and it’s really coming down.

Public transportation in the city of Boston is shut down indefinitely. You can’t park on many city streets, which is a huge pain in the ass, because the city does not tell you were you can park, only where you can’t. And worst of all, Beer Advocate had to cancel its Night of the Barrel beer fest tonight and both Extreme Beer Fest sessions tomorrow, one of which I have tickets for. Bah.

But you know that old saying, when life gives you lemons, etc., etc? Well, the Urban Beer Nerd has a saying of his own: When life gives you blizzards, drink a high-end imperial stout. With gusto. It’s almost quittin’ time, and I’m about to do just that. I’m going with a Fifty-Fifty Brewing Co. Eclipse stout aged in Elijah Craig 12-year barrels that I’ve had in my “cellar”—a cabinet built into a wall of my apartment—for a while.

And I’m willing to bet I’ll have much more positive outlook on the prospect of shoveling my shitty car out of as much as three feet of snow in the coming 24 hours after I’ve imbibed this pitch-black, barrel-aged beverage.

If you’re in a location affected by Nemo—the storm, not the animated fishy—I hope you stay safe, warm and full of stout. Cheers, ya hears?

UBN

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3 thoughts on “When Life Gives You Blizzards, Drink Imperial Stout

  1. I have to agree with you, an imperial stout will do the trick. If you are looking for other great stouts and other beers to try follow my blog for great recommendations

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