Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2018 – Dec 1

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I cannot believe that we are back to this time of year. It’s December already! Christmas is 25 days away and I’m not the slightest bit ready.  A lot has happened since last year. Kristi and I went to Puerto Vallarta for 3 weeks. Those blogs can be found here. We Spent a month in the UK on a road trip which I am still writing blogs for (No promises but I’d like to get some done this month). The blogs that are done can be read here. I went to Disneyland for my 31st birthday with my family… which I also still need to write blogs for. I went to the BC craft beer awards but will not be writing a blog as I barely remember them.  And a big reason why I’m not finding time to write blogs is because I took on a promotion at work.  Yay me! I think. More hours and more responsibility for a few extra bucks an hour.  Look at me adulting like a champ.

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Okay so back to the important stuff. The beer! This year I opted out of the Red Racer/ Parallel 49 pack and chose to go with the Phillips Snowcase.  Phillips is a brewery on Vancouver Island in the Capital of BC, Victoria.

I’m pretty excited for this because before I started doing the Craft beer advent calendar blog, I actually shared one of these with my brother.  Then 2 years ago, they were sold out and last year they didn’t make one.  I’m happy to see this one back as Phillips brewers have some creative minds.

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Today’s beer is Anxiety Ale.  I don’t think it’s meant to give me anxiety though… maybe it has healing powers for me to deal with anxiety.  I like this name, it’s edgy and on a topic that’s kind of sensitive right now.  Seems like every 3rd person I speak to has anxiety and can’t do regular everyday things because of it.  As someone that is put in uncomfortable positions on the regular, I find that usually once you do it, you realize it’s not that bad. But what do I know? I don’t have real anxiety, I guess.  And that ends this segment of first world millennial problems with Miles.

This beer is 8% and best served at 4°C so I took it out of the fridge 20 minutes ago and poured it into my tasting glass before taking my first sip.

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This beer is nice. It’s smooth and easy to drink.  This does not taste like an 8% beer. A few of these could get dangerous. As I continue to sip and enjoy, I’m beginning to think eating first would have been a good choice. It’s just after noon and I’ve had 3 cups of coffee.

I can’t figure out how to describe this beer.  It has a reddish color which according to the label is from the beetroot but I’m not really getting a beet flavor in this beer. At first I thought it was Malt but the ingredients simply say “Water, yeast, barley, hops, beetroot.”

I guess all that matters is that I like this beer.  And don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about Tradition.  I took a pic of Marvin moping around the house today.  He doesn’t like the rain. Lazy pug

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