Last night I decided to open a bottle of Hardywood Park Singel which they call a Belgian-style Blonde Ale. It rings in at a smidge above 6% and is from the brewery in Richmond, VA. Around Richmond it is fairly easy to find it on draft and bottles are available for sale at the brewery and out and about. This wayward bottle had been snagged from the brewery on one January weekend when I found myself in town. We sampled at the brewery (no draft sales at that time) and decided to grab a bottle or two to bring home.

As I opened the dedicated beer fridge door I spied the lonely bottle of Singel just asking to be opened. I grabbed a glass and off to the races. I have had many pints of the Singel, but the beer was often very cold when served. Not to say it wasn’t stellar on those occasions, but last night the stars aligned with a room temp glass and a beer poured and allowed to rest for a while to warm. The result was a magical elixir of zymurgilogical greatness. All I can say is getcha some!