Monday, November 30, 2015
I think I write every year that Thanksgiving - to me - is not the best holiday for drinking beer. There are just too many starchy foods with non-complementary flavors. Red wine was this year's dinner drink. (And for Pinot Noir fans, to me, the $50 bottle Cherry Pie is no better than the $20 Cherry Tart.) After dinner - stomach permitting - is another story. A nice beer can be enjoyed by itself and not have to compete with all the other carbs. This year I had a bottle of Ballast Point's Homework Series #6 Robust Porter. I did not take any pictures or write down any notes, I just enjoyed this rich, roasty porter. It was smoother than it was robust, and was the right finish to a fine day. It is another well-done entry in Ballast Point's Homework series of beers.