In 2012, I set out on a mission. A mission to document every unique alcoholic drink I consumed. Not all the drinks I had.
Just each unique drink. Via Instagram. All using the same filter.
I will admit that I was not successful in capturing all of my unique drinks. There were times when it wasn’t convenient to whip out my phone and snap a shot. And there were other times when I simply forgot to take a photo. Alcohol and forgetfulness sometimes have a relation.
So what did I end up with? Let’s go over a few stats:
– 112: Drinks
– 14, 16, 5, 7, 12, 7, 2, 11, 12, 7, 7, 12: Drinks per month (what happened in July?)
– 76: Bottled drinks
– 12: Canned drinks
– 10: New Belgium Brewing drinks
– Pear: Most interesting item in a drink (Williams Grappa)
– Gluten: Interesting item absent from a drink (Green’s Amber Ale)
– Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale: Most interesting tasting drink (yes, bacon maple)
If you check the sequence of drinks, you can determine when Cinco de Mayo was. You can also see when I was on my trip to Thailand by way of Korea.
After all was said and done, which was my favorite?
Without a doubt it was the Chimay Grande Reserve that was sold in 2012 to commemorate the 150th birthday of Chimay Trappist brewery. You can find the photo of the cork from the bottle among the last few drinks. As with all Chimay drinks, the bottling date is stamped on the cork. In this instance, the date is Dec 9, 1988. A solid 24 years old — it is old enough to have itself as a drink. If you can find yourself a bottle, I highly recommend it.
Cheers to 2012! It was quite a year for drinks.