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November | 2014 | Sultan of Suds
The Quest Continues…Drinking beer one day at a time

Monthly Archives: November 2014

Debbie and I had a wonderful time at Nate and Brenda’s house celebrating Thanksgiving! I also wanted to give a ‘heads up’ to Tapistry as they gained at least one more person who appreciates their beer. Well, one of their beers, that being the Batch 100 Russian Imperial Stout. Several of my family liked it, especially Adam; he liked it so much that he asked me to get him some more, and more he’ll get.

Today is the last day of November, and it’s the last day of Movember, too. Here’s my last mustache picture for one month’s growing.

Picture of me on November 30

Movember 30 and this is what I get?


The day after Thanksgiving which means Black Friday, crowds and shopping, at least for some. For me, it means a black IPA, stout, and/or porter. Maybe something like a Bourbon Barrel Aged Steel Wheels from The Livery; a Hail to the Darkness at Arclight; a Peck’s Porter at Tapitry; or an Anger at Greenbush. Whatever drink and where ever you decide to relax, it’s gotta be better than getting up before dawn and dealing with all of the bargain hunters.

Speaking of dark, how about these canned beauties from Burn ‘Em?

Picture of cans of Beer

Joey Wheat brewed with Infusco Coffee Roasters Kenyan roast & 3:33 Black IPA

Here’s what I’ll like after my forage in to dark beers:

Picture of me on November 28

Movember 28

I almost forgot all about this: Don’t forget to pick up your Greenbush advent calendar, if you were one of the lucky ones.


Oops! I forgot to post yesterday, even though I had it all written and ready to go. It’s up right now! Day 701

The day before Thanksgiving entails grocery shopping and spending too much money on a bunch of high-calorie-comfort-foods, and some beer, too. I got a four pack of Brewery Vivant’s Big Red Coq and a four pack of Founders’ Double Trouble, these, along with a growler and a howler of two different Home made beers, should suffice for part of the day tomorrow.

Today, though, there’s the mad dash to the local brew-pubs for some libation to ease the anxiety of preparing for Thanksgiving Day. Greenbush is going to make that a little easier with some barrel-aged brews in their annex, at least according to their Facebook Page. Tapistry is releasing their Batch 100 Russian Imperial Stout today. Gotta get a taste of that! And there’s the goings-on at The Livery that I mention in yesterday’s post with which to finish the day.

Picture of me on November 26

Movember 26

Drive, eat and drink carefully…

Before you get ready for Thanksgiving Day, you may want to relax on Wednesday night and listen to some great, live music. The Livery is having two bands playing on this Wednesday Night, which, I’m sure, will go very well with their great beers. More information can be found on their website: LiveryBrew.com.

Speaking of The Livery, It seems that there has been some ownership updates. I’ll let them tell you what’s going on in their own words:

First and foremost, we would like to take the time to share some exciting news! Simon Rusk, our Head Brewer and Operations Manager has now become Part-Owner in The Livery! No fear, Simon will continue to make amazing beers in our brew house, but he may have a little extra hustle in his step! A man of many hats, Simon is sure to help push the boundaries of what The Livery is capable of achieving. Huzzah!!

Simon has making some incredible brews, so this can only be good news. Best wishes to Simon, Leslie and The Livery Crew!

And, let’s not forget that today is Mug-Club-Tuesday at The Livery and Tapistry.

Wednesday, Tapistry is releasing their Batch 100 Russian Imperial Stout, which will be on tap and available in bottles after 4:00 PM. I’ve have tasted this wonderful brew so I would suggest that you get there early and often if you want some.

This is going to be a long week :).

Picture of me on November 25

Movember 25


Monday! Monday! Monday! Monday! Monday !Monday! Monday! Monday! Monday! Monday! Monday! Monday!

Picture of me on November 24

Movember 24 before Monday Run


Tapistry finally got their medal from the Great American Beer Festival for their Peck’s Porter earlier this week.

Picture of Medal

Bronze Medal from 2014 GABF Tapistry’s Peck’s Porter

Btw, if you are out and about you might want to consider stopping at Greenbush for a bowl of some really wonderful clam Chowder, and a pint, of course.

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I know I’m not.

Me on November 23

Movember 23

It was a tough job, but I got it done (even though I will not be doing it again for quite a while); four brew-pubs in one day. I started at Arclight where I had Firelake their American Pale Ale, followed by Arcturus, which is a Red IPA. Both very good, especially the Arcturus. Also, I had a taste of their Belgian Dubbel–Sweet Apple Pie they call Santa’s Sleigh’r; not something that I would normally drink, but it did really taste like apple pie.

Picture of Arclight Beer Menu

Arclight Beer Menu 11/21/2014

From Arclight I was off to The Livery where I had their Wee Heavy, a very hardy Scotch Ale that I like for some reason, especially since I tend to gravitate to IPAs.

Of course, I did go to Tapistry having my usual Hoponacci with Amarillo Hops, and finishing at Greenbush with a Star Chicken Shotgun.


Picture of me on November 22

Movember 22


Much happier, I am, on this beautiful day!

Something a little different from my usual Friday assault in that I’m going to Arclight, then The Livery, followed by Tapistry and Greenbush. I’m already tired. See you later.

If you didn’t get tickets for this year’s Christmas Party at Greenbush, then you are out of luck. I was told that they sold out in 55 minutes on Wednesday evening.

Picture of me on November 21

Movember 21


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