- Contributed by Ms Duck
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!! Ms Duck is finally writing a post.
Since last we posted so many things have been happening...we finished packing up our Arizona house (it didn’t all fit so we had to rent an extra U Haul trailer last minute), we caravanned half way across country through freezing temperatures (must give a shout out to Ms Duck’s brothers for helping with the drive), unloaded the truck in snow and ice (ok the moving guys unloaded but still), unpacked 95% of the boxes (must give a shout out to Ms Duck’s sister for helping unpack the kitchen) and get the Ducklings all settled before school started back up.
Considering how much this recap makes me want a beer I have to admit I have been having beers, just haven’t been blogging. Keep in mind this isn’t really my blog, I am just a random contributor so I really have no guilt or responsibility. Now time for a beer.
For the few people that don’t know where we moved, we are now proud citizens of Kansas City, Missouri. I grew up near KC and most all the family is now within 2 hours of me. Hehe, the experiment is whether or not this increases my beer consumption. This change in region opens a whole new world of craft brew. Duck and I are looking forward to our first KC Beer Fest coming up February 9th - The Big Chill at 75th Street Brewery. The fest consists of Beer and Chili which could be interesting. It is also held in an outdoor Beer Garden in Missouri in February...hmmmm. Good thing I kept my long underwear from college. I believe one of the breweries representing at the Big Chill is Schlafly from St. Louis and as a wonderful segway...I’m enjoying a Schlafly brew tonight.
Tonight’s beverage is Schlafly’s Christmas Ale. In case you hadn’t already picked this up, this is the Schlafly’s seasonal Christmas Brew. It is a beautiful deep copper ale with hints of caramel and spices. It gives you that warm sentimental feeling of a cold winter’s day without overwhelming the palate so it is still tasty in late January. My normal fashion would be to paint you a picture with words of a crackling fire and a cold Christmas Ale as you watch the snow fall out your window. However, I managed to sit down with this beer on a freakishly warm January day that topped out at a record breaking 75 degrees. Sorry...next time.
The point to be made here is that regardless of the temp outside the Schlafly Christmas Ale goes down smooth and subtle. If you still happen to find some of this in the store, I recommend grabbing it before it is gone like Charlie the Christmas Elf on the Shelf...gone until next holiday season.