Scenes from NYE 2010: Cascade's Bourbonic and Vlad

A scene from our annual New Year's Eve beer tasting. Each year, my family gets together and we have a tasting so that I can introduce them to new and interesting beers.  What started as a couple of us and a couple of bottles has now turned into a more formal event.  This year, we had sixteen people and several boxes of beers.

Plus, this event is a good excuse to squirrel some away. Without this annual excuse, beers seem to sporadically disappear from my cellar throughout the year.

This year's bottles included:

  • Alaskan Barleywine
  • Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
  • Lompoc Brewing Big Bang Red
  • Deschutes Black Butte XX
  • Deschutes Black Butte XXI
  • 2008 Goose Island Bourbon County
  • Bourbonic Plague
  • Deschutes Jubel 2010
  • Full Sail Old Boardhead
  • Cascade Brewing Vlad the Imp-aler
  • 2009 New Belgium La Folie
  • 2008 Schlafly Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout
  • 2008 Deschutes Dissident
  • 2008 Deschutes Abyss
  • 2009 Deschutes Abyss
  • 2010 Deschutes Abyss