So several months ago, I was teaching one of our friends from church how to make wine and mead. We got to discussing our favorite brews, I mentioned a beer that I had in Wisconsin that I couldn't get in California. As far as I know, you can't buy it outside of that state. Oscar's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company. It's like liquid awesome in a bottle. It's one of the best beers I've ever had, truly. The Ragin' Mrs. and I used to go to the brewery and sit in the tap room, and sample everything they had. It was just good beer.
So anyways, I extoll the virtues of Oscar's to my pal, and we make a whole bunch of mead. I don't give it a second thought. So yesterday, that family and mine get together for dinner and a belated Christmas gift exchange (long story). We got some gifts for their kids, and they made a pair of nice earrings for the Ragin' Mrs. And then they pull out this big box. I open it. It's a case of Oscar's Stout, straight from Wisconsin. They had called up the brewery and purchased a case, then had them mail it to their house. I was able to have Oscar's Stout for the first time in close to two years.
Have I mentioned how awesome my friends are?