Day 11: Coffee Maple Stout, Amarillo-ish IPA & Rye Whisky

On December 11, 2019, it was sure a cold day here… 5 degrees definitely has a cold bite to it.

Before we unwrapped our beer, we realized we both got tall cans.  When we unwrapped the tissue paper from them, we found that it’s not just the tall cans that was similar… they are both from the same brewery!  Six Mile Bridge.


Out of the stout advent box, it is the Coffee Maple Stout brewed by Six Mile Bridge out of St. Louis, MO.  “There are no such things as strangers.  Only friends you have not met yet” is the saying towards the top of the can.  At 6% ABV, the smell is there of coffee – however, it’s not one we would buy if we saw it… too late for us, as we do have two extra ones since I did pick up a couple for us while in St. Louis.  The flavor is a bit flat and not one that draws our attention to it.

Out of the standard advent box is IPA #4!  One more to go.  This is a Double Dry Hopped Amarillo-ish IPA brewed by Six Mile Bridge out of St. Louis, MO.  Pours just like any other IPA with dish soap suds and as I took a sip, I was asked ‘what is that floating?’  Of course… something goes floating to the bottom.. can’t even see through it either.  You can taste grapefruit and it definitely has the IPA taste.  At 6% ABV, this is definitely one I would not ever buy, because for one, it is an IPA and I am not a fan of those types of beer.

Out of the spirit advent box, we split a shot of Pnjabi Club Rye Whisky and is 43% ABV.  It is about just as bad as the IPA.  That is a shot you just take all at once… no sipping of that one!


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ReceiptPal – simply take pictures of your receipts and earn points for gift cards

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FetchRewards – the newest receipt scanning app!  This is for groceries only currently, but a great way to learn about new products and get rewarded by redeeming points for gift cards, which there are several to choose from!  Since 2017, I’ve earned $65 in Amazon gift cards.  You get 2,000 points when you scan your first receipt, and so do I. 🙂

ibotta – one of the first apps I used for rewards in 2013.  This is a favorite of mine since you learn about so many new products out there… if you are wanting to try that new seasoning, why not get money back as well?  Since 2013, I have earned $1,124.59.

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