In 48 hours we will be owners of our new home. The mortgage is squared away. Closing details are all set. The packing is nearly done. Now we wait. It’s a huge week, with the closing, and the moving, a golf tournament I’m running on Friday. I came into the week super excited, however stress at work beat me down the last couple of days…BAD. Tonight Melissa and I took a long walk, which helped blow off some steam. That is, until half way through the sky opened up and absolutely down-poured on us, hurricane-style. And better yet, we were a good mile away from home when it happened.
Putting all of that aside, I’m sitting down to enjoy a beer and binge-watch our new favorite show, Silicon Valley. In my glass I have a 2014 bottle of Firestone Walker Sucaba. The wife brought home this bottle from California over a year ago and I have been aging it.
It’s a potent beast – a 13.5% barleywine. It’s also insanely complex. There’s all kinds of malt-action up in this beotch, highlighted by strong oak notes and finishing with a mixture of dark fruit flavors including raisin and fig. It’s a fine beer. No…it’s a fine-ass beer. I’m so glad I aged it, as a year ago it may have been too strong. Shit, right now it’s borderline!