Grab your diaries and put a big red circle around the Royal Wedding weekend (29 April – 2 May) and inside that circle scribble the words ‘Open It!’ because it’s time to go into the dusty depths of the beer cellar and open something good just for the sake and fun of opening something good.
Open It! is there for those bottles that are set aside for a special occasion which invariably never comes. It’s for those bottles that take pride of place in the cellar but never end up getting opened before sadly replaced by shiny new bottles. It’s for that one beer you’ve been waiting to open but just didn’t know when to open it. Or, it’s just for sitting down and opening something different, something you’ve always wanted to try or something brand new.
It’s about drinking a good beer and sharing it with others, whether in real life or online in blogs, twitter or on facebook. Maybe you’ll open that prized old ale, perhaps it’s a brand new release, maybe you want an Open It! party to get through a few special treats, whatever, let’s just open some great beer and drink it!
Do it any time over the weekend of 29 April – 2 May. Feel free to use the logo (designed by Rich from myBrewerytap and Magic Rock Brewery) and use the #OpenIt hashtag on twitter. Let’s drink some good beer!
Well its not like I’m going to ignore a reason to drink good beer :) and I just got my hands on my latest order from Beer-ritz (which includes a bottle of AVERY,BROWN DREDGE)...so I've got plenty to choose from.ReplyDelete
Is it finally the time to open my bottle of Deschutes The Abyss 2009!ReplyDelete
Rob: Some of those were infected weren't they? A dangerous one to reserve for a special occasion?
Cantillon and Russian River for me. With perhaps the inaugural opening of my homebrew Fruit Salad IPAReplyDelete
Matthew - Let me know what you think of ABD!ReplyDelete
Rob - I had one of those and it was infected, like Mark said. Bring a reserve to the game just in case!
Sam - NICE! And Fruit Salad IPA sounds good! What is it?
It's an ipa with pear, apple and citra hops. A complete experiment which tasted great going into the bottle. And it's cleared to a fantastic colour.ReplyDelete
I've got a ridiculous amount of aged beer. Not sure what to crack open yet but I'm tending towards something special from De Dolle.ReplyDelete
I will do!! twas planning to do a blog post anyways because Brew Dog always goes down a storm and im looking forward to trying it 'cause I love strong lagers!!ReplyDelete
What a great idea - just freakin' open it, already. I love it.ReplyDelete
Count me in, 1st day back from Belgium then so I'm SURE to have something special... :DReplyDelete
Wow...almost five months since the last one and it seems like no time!ReplyDelete
I suppose it would be remiss of me to let the rest of you do all the hard work come "Open It!" weekend, so I shall endeavour dutifully to play my part.
I normally don't drink, but on this occasion...ReplyDelete
My 2006 Marriage Parfait and the SN Hoptimum are first on my list.ReplyDelete