Crockpot Venison BBQ Bourbon Meatballs

Last year we were without power for New Year’s Eve, so we made up for the amount of food made this year.  These venison bourbon meatballs are from a couple different recipes, but the ingredients I used are found in the link at the end.  The one I found the time to cook these in…

2020 Craft Beer Advent Box

We have finished our craft beer advent box for 2020, and below is a list of the beers included in this year’s box. I haven’t created this type of post for the previous ones we have done, but figured I’d do something different this year. To take a picture of these beers on the stairs…

Day 24: Christmas Ale

On Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th, 2020, our beer of the night is Christmas Ale, which is a scotch ale. This scotch ale isn’t too bad – however, we have had it before.  This is brewed by Bell’s Brewery out of Comstock, Michigan.  At 7.5%, it was a nice sipper to have on Christmas Eve. …

Day 23 – Maduro Brown Ale

On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020, our beer of the night was Maduro Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing. On the side of the can it says ‘Named after a dark cigar wrapper, Maduro Brown Ale boasts notes of semi-sweet chocolate, toffee and hints of fresh coffee.  Complex and full bodied, our malt-forward ale is brewed…

Day 22: Dark Matter Porter

On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 our beer of the night was called Dark Matter Porter by Logboat Brewing Company.  Keep Your Paddle Wet is what it says along the top of the can.  This is a roasted coffee brownie. This beer was OK.  It did not taste like a brownie though.  This is a beer…

Day 21 – On Fleek

On Monday, December 21st, 2020, our beer of the night is an imperial stout, called On Fleek. This beer is brewed by Stillwater Artisanal out of Stratford, CT.  This one is 13% ABV and is definitely one of our favorites. It has a nice, smooth flavor, and is one we would pick up if we…

Day 20: Cat Spit Stout

On Sunday, December 20th, 2020 our beer of the night is from Crider Brewing out of St. Louis, Missouri. On the side of the can, it says ‘Coffeey, roasty, blah blah blah, it’s a stout, just drink it, it’s really good.’  This beer is 7% ABV and it does have a bitter taste to it. …

Day 19 – Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout

On Saturday, December 19th, 2020, our beer of the night is from 4Hands Brewing Company, out of St. Louis, Missouri. This is a peanut butter chocolate milk stout and at 7.1%, this is a very smooth sipper.  Josh isn’t a fan of peanut butter stouts, but he said this one is pretty good.  The peanut…

Day 18: Shiner Holiday Cheer

On Friday, December 18th, 2020, our beer of the night is a Shiner Holiday Cheer beer.  This is a seasonal beer. This beer is brewed by Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, TX.  At 5.4% ABV, this is a different type of beer… one we would not have put in our craft beer advent box.  The smell…

Day 17 – Nitro Chai Milk Stout

On Thursday, December 17th, 2020, our beer of the night is another milk stout.  This one is brewed by Left Hand Brewing Company out of Longmont, Colorado. When I first opened this one, I did tap on it, just in case… once I flipped that tab, I thought it was going to spurt out but…

Day 16: Chocolate Milk Stout

On Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 our beer of the night is Chocolate Milk Stout – one of our favorites! I remember when I lived in St. Louis and I met a friend at a bar downtown… they had this one on tap and I remember how it tasted SO good.  This one is brewed by…

Day 15 – Winter Grind Coffee Stout

On Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 our beer of the night is a coffee stout by Mother’s Brewing Company out of Springfield, Missouri. This coffee stout isn’t too bad… just don’t let it sit too long.  At 6% it is smooth – no bitter flavor at all.  This isn’t one that really made us want to…