So when I got home we had big plans for Saturday that my little sickness or training would not get in the way of....Christmas in July Shindig.
Scaldis Noel but we also got a keg of Troeg's Mad Elf that came in and unfortunately, could not be kept at the beer store till next year.
|Troegg's Mad Elf tastes like cherries, honey and chocolate--delish|
So Mike brought the keg home put it upside down and figured we would wait till next year. UNTIL...the smarty pants bassist from Beyond Dishonor (have to give them a plug), Nick Petti said "why don't you have a Christmas in July party." And we replied..."hmmm....how could we not!"
4th of July weekend was the only weekend we could do it. So Mike and I LOVE having parties, but being that this was going to be a crazy busy with work travel for both us, my training, Mike's band gigs/practices/writing, we decided to NOT go overboard for this. Especially since we have the 5th Yr Beerathlon Party coming up on Labor Day.
So here is a quick photo trip of the festivities and just how we roll....
|we played Xmas music and grilled all day|
|we had fireworks complements of Bill|
|Christine made her and I Elf hats and Brad and Mike Santa hats|
|Even Axl got a hat|
|Meg and I looked like we were going out for the Christmas track team....|
|The tree was decorated with canned beer|
|The infamous Nick Petti to the left...|
|No comment - his "nose" fell off...|
|Bobby looked like he was celebraing Xmas with the Irish Soccer team|
|the parentals and Chris and Brad|
|Drunk watermelon...Enough said|
|To prove that I did train - we had a relay of beer|
|Noel de Calabaza is by Jolly Pumpkin Artisan - Great beer - sour almost a wine taste - little bit of granny smith apple taste|
|La Rulles Tripple is a really nice beer - it tasted lightly malty and somewhat grassy and hoppy.|
|Southern Tier Krampus - great lager with brown sugar and caramel on the front|
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!