A note on preaching this week before I move on to beer number 2. The readings this week were a spot difficult; as all the ranting and raving I witnessed from fellow preachers on facebook foretold. Jesus is clear in all the gospels that there is a price to discipleship. Following Christ involves sacrifice. As if the cross wasn't a clue, we can often forget this fact. But when Jesus gets graphic about that cost--calling for sons to be pitted against fathers, daughters against mothers and so forth--it can be a bit difficult to preach the "good news". Nonetheless, I tried to go straight at it and not avoid the harshness of the Gospel passage (Luke 12:49-56). Here it is if you want to give it a look:
Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and the Fires of Baptism
Back to the beer!
I LOVED THIS BEER!!!!! It was absolutely delicious. It was smooth and creamy without a bitter aftertaste. While it was definitely more sweet than bitter, it wasn't cloyingly sweet. There's body and depth to this beer. The aftertaste and aroma was a lot a really nice cigar. In fact it would be great as an after dinner beer while enjoying a cigar and listening to Mahler's 5th Symphony, or if you are really hard core the finale of Mahler's 9th.