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.

6 comments:

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

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

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

    -Ty D.
    www.plugnplayblog.blogspot.com

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  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.

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