Friday, November 18, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Cousin Lynnsey drinking my (3rd) Prelude
No, not Christmas...bah humbug.  It's the most wonderful time of the year because Shipyard Brewing's Prelude Special Ale is available again.  As many of you know, my go-to beer is Shipyard's excellent Export Ale but the Prelude I love even more.  It is not one of those fruity, pumpkiny, overly-spiced winter abominations; it is just what the title says, a nice heavy special ale with a rich nutty flavor.

Last evening was the official launch party date for Prelude, coinciding with Maine Beer Week, and was held at the four Portland Pie locations.  So yours truly and four other family members met at the Scarborough location to eat some very fine pizza, have fun together and, of course, partake in several Prelude Ales.

I'm not very good at describing flavors or discerning'll just have to go get your own.  I promise you will love this just as much as we do.  Rick and George, this is the very same present I brought you last winter.  Suffice to say we all had a very good time together and drank several glasses of this very fine ale (and kept an eye on the Bruin game too).


Anonymous said...

It's very early in the morning here on the Left Coast and you're making me thirsty for beer. Too bad I have to go to work in a few hours.

This is the time of the year Kona Brewing Company in Hawaii comes out with Pipeline Porter. It's a beer brewed with coffee and tastes really good.

tpubgu said...

That beer brings back good memories of your visit. A very tasty beer. I took it with me down to SC to share with my brother-in-law, who brews his own beer. He enjoyed it very much also.