sunday relaxation

Sundays tend to be days of relaxation for us around here. We try not to make plans for this day and instead just try to recharge our batteries in preparation for another week. Yesterday, on our errands run we had lunch at Red Robin, which happened to be next to a BevMo. On a whim, we went into the BevMo after lunch and were poking around. I picked up some Label Lifters for some wine labels I’ve been wanting to keep and as we were checking out, Sean saw a special Guinness near the register. This year is the 250th anniversary of Alec Guinness signing the lease on the St James’ Gate brewery. In celebration, they’re releasing a special edition of the beer. Unable to resist a chance to drink more Guinness (the beer of choice in our household), we picked up a 6-pack. It’s a little pricey at $11.99 for a 6-pack, but we figured it was still cheaper than going to a bar and getting a pint.

Today, we decided to try the beer along with one of the bottled versions and one of the canned versions that we already had sitting in our beer fridge.

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A couple of notes about the special edition. It’s yummy for one. Not like that’s a surprise, but I still felt that it needed to be noted. It also doesn’t have the nitrogen widget that all of the other versions do. As a result, it doesn’t have the smooth finish that the other two did. It does have an intense flavor, though, with more of the chocolate and coffee notes that regular Guinness has. Overall, I’m glad we got the 6-pack and we’ll enjoy drinking the other 5 of them still sitting in our fridge, but I’m also perfectly happy with the regular Guinness we had along with the taste testing.