Day 6: Amber Ale, Late Night Karate Kicks, Stryker

Happy Friday!  Tonight’s beer for both of us is NOT going to include taking the shot out of the advent box… will explain why towards the end.


Out of the stout advent box, it is an Amber Ale.  Definitely smells a bit hoppy, but the taste isn’t too bad.  This is an American Amber Ale by Bell’s Brewery out of Comstock, MI.  It is 5.8% and even though it wasn’t expected to be in the advent box, it still wasn’t too bad.

Out of the standard advent box, I was pleasantly surprised to see the Late Night Karate Kicks beer!  This one was in the stout advent box earlier this week and knowing that it was a good one was a great feeling.  Definitely still tasting the hints of coffee, and not bitter at all.  This is a great beer to get if you ever see it!  It is produced and packaged by Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery out of Ste. Genevieve, MO.  It is 6.3% ABV.

Last, but not least, is the shot we will not be having tonight.  Mainly because we don’t have something to mix it with, but will save it to add to our apple pie drink that we love to make with Everclear.  This is a grain neutral spirit and is 95% ABV… which is the reason why it’s not going to be a sipper shot or anything like that tonight.


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