Last night was a special occasion for a few reasons.
First, I was very pleased to see that my favorite style of Cone Smoker is still hanging in there at Rich O's. This is the longest that this beer has stayed drinkable yet.
Another high note last night was the appearance of my friend Eric, who I hardly ever get to see anymore. But that's as much my fault as his.
After my first Cone Smoker I tried a Bell's Winter White and did not like it even a little bit. Oh well, live and learn.
While I was choking down the Bell's Eric was enjoying a Great Lakes Christmas Ale. I had one as well, and I really liked it. No, really. Even though about 90% of the beers I try at Rich O's are, IMHO, crap, every now and then something good comes along. I will definitely have more of this when it's available.
I closed out the evening with another Cone Smoker, something I knew would finally wash the taste of the Bell's out of my mouth.
Let's see, also in attendance were DooRagGirl and DooRagGirl's husband. DooRagGirl I almost didn't recognize as she was without her trademark bandana.