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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas is (almost) Here!!

Beer #14 Curieux/ Allagash Brewing Co, Portland, ME
Spending time with the family today, lots of laughs and story telling in store. Highlight for me is my nieces and our dogs pairing up - the girls are absolute animal lovers and they light up when they get to spend time with the hounds. Today's beer is another barrel aged ale, the Curieux from Allagash. Nice subtle oak flavor, just a hint of vanilla and some floral notes. Liking this one a lot. Would pick this over yesterday's offering due to the more subdued vanilla notes. Anything Allagash puts out is going to be great, so no surprise this one is delicious. Enough writing; time to enjoy the holiday.

Thing to Think About Today:
On Christmas Eve, it's a must that we go with the finest Christmas carol ever.  Everything else is a battle for second place.  I present without further delay: Bing Crosby and David Bowie's masterpiece:  Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy.

Filmed in October of 1977 for a television special, this duet paired two diametrically opposed singers in the buttoned up Crosby and the buttoned down Bowie.  Regardless of their differences, they pulled this song off and created a beautiful moment.  Sadly, Bing Crosby would die just a month later before the special aired.  Should David Bowie ever show up at my house and ask to play the piano, we're definitely doing Panic in Detroit.

Peace on earth, goodwill to man.

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