Saturday, October 16, 2010

bourbonic plague and vlad the imp aler

I got up early to swing by the cascade barrel house a few hours before the bottle sale started to save a place in line. I had read a lot of panic on the internets about the availability, and the possibility that perhaps too much had been reserved for pre-sale orders to leave much left for us locals; but I was only the 4th person to arrive and even without an actual line forming beforehand, was able to buy a case of bottles in about that order. I also enjoyed a glass of bourbonic on tap, and liked it this time a lot more than I remember having liked it in the past. I don't know if there was variation from keg to keg or what, but this time it seemed a lot more well integrated than I remember in the past, and while the flavor was bold and complex, I felt like everything was working in harmony, rather than fighting for the spotlight, which was my impression before.

On a side note, I babysat my niece last night, and my sister surprised me with a gift card for helping her out. It was $50 to the cascade barrel house! Now that the bottles are secure at the house, I'm thinking I might head back this afternoon to enjoy the rest of the festivities.

Today is a good day.


  1. Bourbonic sounds like it is amazing! Also, that was nice to get a $50 gift card! I'm going to get on my family about doing more stuff like that for me!

  2. Cheers!! Can't get away from work but hope to get my allocation soon!!