After having a very long weekend of driving around not getting much done, Monday was a nice relaxing day at work, followed by an insane workout. But, by the time I got home, put the kids to bed and did some dishes, it was almost 9…and I hadn’t eaten dinner yet. The wife, the genius that she is, suggested that we heat up the oriental party pack we had in the freezer. Hells yes! Now, what beer pairs well with spring rolls and dumplings?
Turns out, not 10 Bitter Years. This is the first beer that I have drunk from my visit to the best LCBO in Toronto where I picked up a BUNCH of beers that you can’t find near me. It poured out looking like a great IPA, slightly cloudy copper, and it smelled like hoppy awesomeness. At first, it had a bitter taste up front with a sweet beer booty. This was all before I started eating. The party pack was mediocre, at best. The best part were the spring rolls, and they tasted like soap, so judge from there what the rest of it tasted like. Irregardless (yes, that is a word and no, I didn’t use it right), it made the beer not that good. I tried it before eating, so I know that it was the food that was changing it, so I stopped drinking. I’ll wait for you to catch your breath after that last statement….
When the food was gone I resumed drinking and by this time it was a lot warmer than when I poured it out. You could really taste the alcohol and it was quite bitter at that point. Irregardless, it’s a pretty good beer, my first from Black Oak.