Day 21 of 31 – Path of the Sun (Cocoa)

Today is officially the first day of winter. The solstice actually occurred at 5:02 a.m. but there was little chance of me cracking open this 13% ABV Imperial Stout at that time. This beauty is part 1 of a twin -pack collaboration between two Delaware breweries, @revbeer and @autumnarchbeer called “Path of the Sun”. Interestingly, however, each took the beer and did something different with it. Revelation Craft Brewing Company added cocoa nibs to theirs which compliments the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel aging to the rich complex roastiness of this imperial stout. Well done!

So, the winter solstice is the not only the first day of winter, but also the day which has the least amount of daylight and the longest night. But, it also marks the start of the long path of the sun back to summer, which hopefully will be much different and better in 2021! I am glad the sun came out just long enough to get a photo of the beer with the sun in the sky today.

For the month of December I am going to try a different beer every day! Here’s the log so far:
1. Sabotage #3 (DIPA) by Round Guys Brewing Company  3.8/5.0
2. Organik Amplitude  (NE Pale Ale) by Wilmington Brew Works  4.3/5.0
3. Eutony (DIPA) by Hidden River Brewing Co  3.5/5.0
4. Sartorial Absence  (DNEIPA) by Wilmington Brew Works  4.5/5.0
5. Dorsia (Belgian Triple) by Stitch House Brewery 3.7/5.0
6. Winter Reserve Coffee Stout (2020) by 2SP Brewing  4.2/5.0
7. Sour Monkey (sour) by Victory Brewing  3.8/5.0
8. Stormy Escapes (Imperial Stout) by Triple Bottom Brewing  4.5/5.0
9. Nocturnal Indiscretion; Midnight Snacks – Vanilla (Stout – Other) by Wilmington Brew Works  4.4/5.0
10. Moselle (lager – pale) by Allagash Brewing Company  4.0/5.0
11. Snitchez Get Stitchz (DIPA) by Stitch House Brewery  4.1/5.0
12. Rail Car One (DIPA) by Wilmington Brew Works  4.9/5.0
13. Philly Special IPA (NEIPA) by Iron HIll Brewery  4.0/5.0
14. Gravitational Confection: Pumpkin Pie (2020)  (Belgian Quadrupel) by Wilmington Brew Works  4.5/5.0
15. Winter Warmer by Iron Hill Brewery  3.8/5.0
16. Halle and Oats (American Pale Ale) by Calvert Brewing Company  3.6/5.0
17. Reindeer’s Revenge (Belgian Triple) by Iron HIll Brewery  4.0/5.0
18. Mad Elf (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)  by Tröegs Independent Brewing  4.6/5.0
19. Game Day IPA (American IPA) by Locust Lane Craft Brewery  4.0/5.0
20. Up, Up, & Away (DNEIPA) by 2SP Brewing  4.1/5.0
21. Path of the Sun (Cocoa) (Imperial Stout) by Revelation Craft Brewing Company 4.4/5.0