New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon

We were in Family Fare the other day and even though the bottle of this packaged in a box with two glasses was on a higher shelf, it still caught our attention.  If you are a fan of New Holland and a bourbon fan, this may be your next favorite! At 40% ABV, it is…

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

It’s definitely been a transition to the U.P.  Tonight I ended up cooking jambalaya and Baked Parmesan Tomatoes with leftover asparagus.  That side is definitely better with a main fish dish like salmon, but I’ve been wanting to try these tomatoes for about a week. When making recipes, it is very hard for me to…

Day 24 – Mocha Marlin

The dinner we had before drinking our last beer of the adult advent box was an interesting one – this is deer heart, salad, and a pasta.  The heart marinated for a few hours and I used a similar marinade that I use with any other meat (red wine vinegar, beer, cumin, steak seasonings, Worcestershire…

Day 23 – Nitro Porter/Lump of Coal

The cute little squirrels up here in the UP really entertain me during the day.  🙂 For Day 23, we chose Nitro Porter and Lump of Coal.  The Nitro Porter is made out of Utah and is at 6% ABV.  It is OK – definitely different! The Lump of Coal is one Josh had before…

Day 22 – Bourbon Barrel Stout/Whiskey Barrel Stout/Chocolate

As we went to visit family for Christmas, halfway to our destination I had realized forgetting our beers… so these next few posts have been delayed due to that. On our way back yesterday, we did run into some wintry weather… When we safely made it back and were ready to unwind a bit, we…

Day 21 – No Chill/Chocolate Raspberry/Kinky Blue

As we stayed at the new place in St. Ignace, we opened the following for Day 21.  Kristen had the shot of Kinky Blue. The No Chill is a milk stout aged on coffee.  At 5.1% ABV, it does have a nice coffee flavor – so this is a great one to pick up if…

Day 20 – Bonfire Brown/Santa’s Breath

It’s hard to believe we only have 4 more beers left!  For December 20th, we blindly chose our beers.  Bonfire Brown and Santa’s Breath. The Bonfire Brown is an American Style Brown Ale and is made in Michigan!  At 5.5% ABV, it had a different flavor to it… hard to figure out.  It’s not one…

Day 19 – Java Stout/Holiday Cheer/Cake

As we are getting to the last few beers (and shots), it’s been an interesting mix and has been giving us ideas on how to make this better for next year. The beers for the 19th day of December were Java Stout and Holiday Cheer; Kristen’s shot was Cake Vodka.   The Santa Fe Brewing…

Day 18 – Coffee Porter/Nut Cracker/Chocolate

No snow today… but it was a bit chilly outside!  Perfect for tonight’s beers that were chosen.  Anchor Coffee Porter, Nut Cracker by Rochester Mills and a Chocolate shot for Kristen. The Anchor Coffee Porter is an ale brewed with coffee.  At 6.7% ABV, this is a nice beer to drink. This is made by…

Day 17 – Lump of Coal/Carrot Cake/Butterscotch Liqueur

When we got back to the cabin we found how much more snow accumulated… this was pretty cool to see and I couldn’t help but put a handprint in the snow. 🙂 The beers chosen were Lump of Coal and Carrot Cake.  Kristen’s shot of the night was Butterscotch Liqueur. The Lump of Coal is…