I know it’s been a while since I last posted anything of substance. WordPress and website woes were the culprit for part of the time and I guess I just got used to not blogging as a result. I still have to deal with a faulty plugin. But I wanted to wish all my Jewish friends a Happy Chanukah.
I celebrated in my own heathen way last night with this gift set from Shmaltz Brewing Company. Their He’brew Jewbelation is always one of my favorite beers with each release and this gift set includes a twelve ounce bottle of each of the releases from 8-14 as well as a blend of all those that’s been aged in rye whiskey barrels. To make it even more fun, the bottles are meant to be used with candles (and come with candles) to form a beer menorah.
Last night I opened the first of the beers, the Jewbelation 8. Tonight, I’ll open the 9 and so on until ending with the Vertical Jewbelation (the blend).
Shmaltz are also setting up events all month long in NY and other cities with the various Jewbelation beers on tap and others (like Coney Island) as well. They’re one of my favorite breweries so I’d suggest checking them out.
And while it’s not Chanukah related, I also got as a gift an advent calendar, so I’m looking forward to opening that every day this month and, soon, decorating my apartment.
Are you doing anything fun for the holidays?