|Thai and Tandoori|
|Cajun and Rosemary/Thyme|
|Cheshire Valley Mild|
I'm not saying you should drink all day. This is just a yummy beer that is good enough to have with breakfast. Besides, you're camping. Nobody's looking.
I had a little sampler of Black Oak's Chocolate Cherry Stout to tide me over as the bottle I was really after was retrieved. Nogne Imperial Stout is a wondrous beer to behold. Another Nogne favourite is their Porter. This is a Norwegian brewery that has a the northern touch when it comes to putting together black ales with style for miles. This will warm your bones and still your hand. You can't drink this too quickly. There's just too much to do with a beer like this, there's so much dimension.
Resist pouring it as long as you can and let the bottle sweat a little. Pour, throw a nice head down, and just hang out with one of these things. Beers like this are what used to put meat on your bones, some warmth in your jacket, or sweat into your work. It'll certainly put a skip in your step.
This is a beer that makes the case (if it needed to be made) for smelling beer. Both beers--the Stout and the Porter--from Nogne are beers you can smell between every sip and enjoy every time. The slower you drink this the more you will be rewarded. Try smelling your way down a glass of this, drinking almost incidentally. Next time: oysters. I confess to having once considered sneaking in a nibble of cheese. But don't worry Milos, I didn't do it.
Finally, I spent the rest of the evening at the Single Mothers show.There is just something about these guys that I love. They always bring a crowd that's ready for some fun stuff in front of the stage.