I was so happy that I was able to get a bottle of Sam Adam's Infinium. I initially got it for Andy as a Christmas present, but he decided to share it with everyone on New Year's Eve at midnight. It chilled in my refrigerator all day, and I anxiously peered at it now and then waiting for midnight to pop the cork.
This was made in partnership with the world's oldest brewery, which is Weihenstephan in Germany. They followed the rules of the Reinheitsgebot by sticking to only four ingredients: water, malt, hops and yeast. That's great and all, but the cool thing is that this the newest style of beer to be created while still following that law. Neat!
There's a lot more information about the beer on their website, so definitely check it out.
The average rating on Beer Advocate is a B-, it has 10.3% alcohol, and it was supposedly only brewed once.
Finally the time came, and we were able to enjoy this tasty treat. I was surprised at how thick the beer was, expecting it to be lighter and more bubbly. The color was a medium yellow, and it tasted delicious! It was pretty strong and perfect to sip on. For being thicker and potent, it was still refreshing and a great alternative to champagne.
I wish I had a picture of the beer in a glass, but picture-taking wasn't really my main priority on NYE!
I definitely recommend purchasing a bottle...especially for a special occasion!