The dinner party that ruled all dinner parties

dinner party aftermath

dinner party aftermath

I promised myself that this was not going to be the place for bragging about what beers I drank or blowing up my ego by posting pictures of empty bottles, but my Monday got particularly better this week when a stressful work daynight (it never ends, seriously) was interrupted by a casual dinner party that my guy had apparently planned and executed at my place.

I came home from a Staples-and-reporting-trip to the other side of town to discover four good friends (one of whom is moving back to San Diego to do amazing exciting beer things) had filled my fridge with some of the most righteous cellar digs I had ever seen. Over the next 5 hours, we ate and drank and drank and drunk. And when I woke up in the morning, I freaked out looking at the above pictured lineup, remembering that I was lucky enough to have someone bring Abstrakt 10, Firestone XII, 2009 Cuvee de Tomme and a Deus (did I mention the 13 year-old red wine?) to pour in my dining room on a basic Monday night.

It’s about time we all start loosening our criteria for “special events” so we have an excuse to drink all of those special beers we’ve been aging. Anytime food is being served over a table with good friends, that’s good enough for me!

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2 thoughts on “The dinner party that ruled all dinner parties

  1. octopushat says:

    “t’s about time we all start loosening our criteria for “special events” so we have an excuse to drink all of those special beers we’ve been aging. Anytime food is being served over a table with good friends, that’s good enough for me!”

    I couldn’t agree more! It’s far too easy to fall into a “collectors mindset” when building a cellar, but beer in a box doesn’t bring anyone joy. Beer in a glass is so much better.

    • thesarahbennett says:

      Exactly! I talk to so many beer drinkers who have spreadsheets to keep track of what’s in their crazy cellars and are still buying every release that comes out. Beer is for drinking so let’s drink it!!

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