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Holiday preparations are complete. Fire in the stove, red and green centerpiece on the table, Captain FGS Baltic porter to keep off any chill. Not shown: snuggling with my sweetie and Doggo1.

Doctor says I can ditch the scooter and the knee crutch, start transitioning from the medical boot to hiking boots. Skiing and hiking again by February or March. Whoo hoo!

Celebrating with Doggo1 and a visit to New Bohemia Brewing.

I missed day 5! I was doing laundry ๐Ÿ˜‚ Fistmas was day 5, I have tried it before so I'll include that check-in. Day 6 is Jubelale. It's a decent combo of malt and hops.

I picked up my advent calendar today! Day 1 is Jingle Java Holiday Stout by Bent River Brewing (untp.beer/rNYxg). I just popped it in the fridge, I will report back later when it's cold ๐Ÿ™‚

Katz's Ale at Katz's deli. Pretty good, a nice, mild brown.

Molรฉ Merkin from Firestone. Dessert in a bottle. Also knock you on your ass in a bottle.

My local beer shop did an "advent calendar" of beer this year. I pre-ordered it and am hoping to pick it up today or tomorrow so I can start it on time!

Hmf. Forty five minute delay on the drive home. Obviously it's better to sit on my butt in a brewery then sit on my butt in a traffic jam. Tasting flight at Lazy Duck in San Jose.

I'm usually not into flavored beer, but Harpoon UFO Winter Blonde (vanilla & coffee wheat ale) is on point.

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masto.beer

The Mastodon instance for those who love beer. I hadn't seen any instances that were specific to beer, so I thought I'd create one. You can post reviews of beers you've tried, recommendations for others, discuss home brewing, share events, etc. Anyone is welcome, whether you're new to the world of beer or a long-time connoisseur.