Well, today was a snow day so I decided not to wait any longer because if I blink again, it'll be Spring.
Samuel Adams: Old Fezziwig Ale
The last of the Sam Adams Winter Mix pack, this is one of my favorites. I think it's just about become a tradition for me, a tasty festively spiced ale that tastes of Christmas.
Orange peel, cinnamon and ginger, oh my. The alcohol percentage is 5.9%. It's crisp and refreshing and somehow warming. It's something I can easily imagine the titular character serving up at his Christmas party. I think part of the appeal of Old Fezziwig is that it's limited, you only get 2 so you have to be sure to enjoy them. I guess you can buy as many mix packs as you want, but that seems to cheapen the idea. I like that I can only have a little bit a year, it makes it special and it makes me appreciate the ale that much more.
So, yeah, tradition. Delicious tradition.
Happy New Year!