So it’s been 2 weeks since I have written, and a lot has happened (i.e. been drunk) between then and now.
Brief recap: Delicious beers from The Beer Junction in West Seattle, Fresh Hop Ale Festival in Yakima WA, some hiking (followed by some serious wine imbibing), pumpkin beers at The Beer Junction, and an impromptu beer and cheese tasting at home (more on that later).
October is my favorite month because drinking is pretty much the best at this time of year. That statement is pretty lame, mostly because drinking is awesome at any time of year. BUT, October is an amazing beer month.
ALL OF THE BEER.
Drunktober 1st marks the day that I begin searching for pumpkin beers. Some of these beers come out in September, but that’s still summertime here in Seattle, so no one wants squash in any form quite yet. Especially in beer. Give it a few weeks.
Ok, wait time over. PUMPKIN BEERS. Pretty much the best thing that has happened to beer was the development of squashing orange squashes into the mash or whateverthefuck that beer stuff is before it actually becomes beer. (I think mash is a thing? Sour mash? Maybe that’s just some beers? Whatever.)
I tried 10 pumpkin beers on Saturday. TEN! (Not whole beers, mind you. That would be ridiculous.) But I did a tasting of 10 pumpkin beers, and it was awesome. I am also going to a Pumpkin Beer Festival next weekend. If you think I’m crazy now, just wait until I write about that experience.
If it weren’t clear enough already, I love pumpkin beers. Like, who knew, right? But seriously, that shit is delicious. I don’t know who invented them, but I think it was this guy, and he happens to be head brewer at a brewery right near where I live. I am pretty much guaranteed to have a “pumpking” problem during the month of October.
(I love beer puns. Yet another problem.)
Another thing I did this weekend was this:
If you don’t remember that time that I wrote about brunch, well…apparently it’s a thing in Seattle just as much as it is in Chicago. I’m pretty excited about that. (Because, let’s be real, there is no better meal than brunch.)
Sooooo, let’s see. Fresh Hops Festival, Pumpkin Beer Festival, all of the Fall seasonal beers, Oktoberfest remnants, and the beginnings of the Winter seasonals. How could you not love October?
[Next time on Christina’s Drinking Adventures: BEER+CHEESE=OMIGODILOVEIT. Also, more drinking abounds.]