11/11 - Ashlee and I were in Chattanooga this weekend and checked out the brand new Heaven and Ale Brewing in North Chatt (thanks to my gal for finding out about this place for me). It's a large, beautiful facility and the beers I had were outstanding. I started with a 9 oz. pour of their Pineapple Kush IPA which was a juicy delight. I had a sip of their Meditation saison that Ashlee ordered and it was solid. Next up was the Love Supreme Stout which is the first beer in a long time I have given 5 stars to on UNTAPPD. It is amazing...sweet, smooth and busting with taste. Ashlee loved it too, so I traded my half that was left for her over-the-top hoppy Meditation on Mosaic saison since she's not a big fan of the hops. The cheese plate we ordered was great too. We will definitely start to include this place in our regular rotation to visit when we are in Chatt-town.
|And that path is widest at the spectacular Wild Heaven Brewing in North Chattanooga. These guys have had an excellent beer bar here for several years, so it's no wonder they would be great when they got in the beer brewing business themselves.|
We spent the long Thanksgiving weekend down in Destin, Florida, with family again this year and I was able to have a few new brews while soaking up some late November sun:
|11/24 - We had tremendous weather for late November and I grabbed a 4-pack of variety canned beers for the beach from the awesome selection at Beach Liquors here in Destin. I started with the tasty Happy Hermit International Pale Ale from Green Bench Brewing over in St. Peterburg, FL. I followed that with an outstanding Stone Ripper pale ale from my still-favorite brewery, Stone Brewing (CA).|
|While the ladies were watching some Hallmark Channel chick-flick at the house tonight, I slipped up the road to the AMC Theaters and caught the impressive Denzel-driven flick, Roman J. Israel, Esq. Thanks, MoviePass!|
11/28 - Another online poker tournament win! 131 players in a $3 buy-in MTT with one rebuy for a $151.44 first place prize.
11/30 - We had a tasty dinner and a wonderful acoustic show with Marc Roberge of O/A/R tonight at City Winery in downtown Nashville. I continue to be impressed with the beer list at this wine-centric locale. I had a good pint can of Radeberger Pilsner (Germany) and a really good can of Fearless Youth dark lager from Grimm Brothers Brewing (CO).
I also had yet another small online tournament win today. 38 players in a $2 buy-in MTT with one rebuy for a $54.77 first place prize.