XX Olde World Mild // New Year’s Resolutions

The Brewery
Oliver Brewing Company

The Location
Baltimore

The Beer
XX Olde World Mild

Oliver Brewing Company teamed up with Union Craft Brewing to whip up a batch of XX Olde World Mild using a recipe from London circa 1862. Knowing its origin and drinking it on a prematurely dark December night may be affecting my senses a bit, but I think it’s a great cold weather beer, the kind you drink in a dimly lit pub that has a roaring fire. It’s also a good beer to sip when you’re reflecting on the previous year while listening to properly melancholic Christmas music.

I started this blog in an attempt to knock off two New Year resolutions in one fell swoop. It’s been a lot of fun and I am looking forward to continuing it in the next year. I think it still could use a bit of work. I don’t feel like I have a clear voice yet (except when I go off on whimsical tangents) and my descriptions of the drinks I am reviewing are definitely not very sophisticated.

So I am going to end this year the way it began, with a couple of resolutions:

  1. I resolve to get more creative and descriptive.
  2. I resolve to publish one post a week.

I may go off on little side quests, as I did with the Christmas cocktail recipes I published this month. Maybe I’ll even stray into that rarefied world of beer journalism and actually interview people. Maybe.

Lastly, if you are one of the literally less than a dozen people who have read this site and aren’t just a lost Wizard of Oz fan, thank you for stopping by and see you in 2018!