Friday, May 25, 2012

Diablo 3 with Russian River Damnation

After many long years of agonizing speculation and anticipation, Diablo 3 finally went live last week. Needless to say, I've been playing as much as possible ever since. While I've already tried out quite a few booze combinations with it, I saved something special for its release that I thought might go particularly well.

Russian River Brewing Company does not distribute to Chicago, but I try to pick up their beers (if I can find them) whenever I am in California. Though I try not to base my pairings on the names of boozes, I couldn't help but save a bottle of Damnation for this moment in video game history. Damnation is probably my least favorite beer from Russian River. Which is to say, it's a really fantastic beer in every way, but I find the brewery's other beers to be even more fantastic. When I visited their brewpub last year, I tried 15 beers, and every one of them was incredibly delicious and well-made.
Damnation is a Belgian-style golden ale. It has a beautiful creamy head, and features wonderful notes of pear and banana along with a subtle spiciness. It is strong enough to help embolden a mighty barbarian (I'm a sucker for warrior classes in Diablo games. I like to smash stuff), but not overpowering enough to hinder my reflexes. It made for a good companion to Diablo 3. But that's enough blogging. I have demons to slay.


  1. Didn't think we'd hear from you for a month or two.

  2. It was extremely difficult to break away long enough to write that fairly lame post. I'll never do it again.

  3. That beer sounds amazing. Never heard of Russian River Brewing Company but I'm on the lookout now.

    -Ty D.

  4. For some reason, Diablo feels like it should be paired with Rogue's Deadguy or one of Avery's Demon series, maybe the Beast. Any Trappist beer might work too.

  5. Diablo 3 should gone finish or transport to flash game, because now in game world are only japan bots ...

  6. For some purpose, Diablo seems like it should be combined with Rogue's Deadguy or one of Avery's Devil sequence, maybe the Monster. Any Trappist alcohol might perform too.Diablo 3 Gold
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