Beer Advent Day 4: Shake Chocolate Porter

Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter

Brewery: Boulder Beer

Location: Boulder, CO

Style: Porter, Chocolate Beer  ABV: 5.9%….This chocolate porter won the silver medal for chocolate beer in the 2015 US Open Beer Championship.  It features sweet aromatics of dark chocolate, coffee, and caramel.  Should be another great beer to wrap up the work week.


Advent Reading: Micah 5:2-4  A Ruler Is Born In Bethlehem

2 But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.
3 Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labor has given birth; then the rest of his brothers shall return to the people of Israel.
4 And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth.
(Mic 5:2-4 ESV)

Reflect: Bethlehem was a small town in Israel.  Too little to even be recognized.  Yet, this is the town where God chose to send the Ruler, the Messiah, the King.  Humble beginnings indeed.

“Have you ever thought what an amazing thing it is that God ordained beforehand that the Messiah be born in Bethlehem; and that He so ordained things that when the time came, the Messiah’s mother and legal father were living in Nazareth; and that in order to fulfill His word and bring two little people to Bethlehem that first Christmas, God put it in the heart of Caesar Augustus that all the Roman world should enroll each in his own town?”  -excerpt from Good News of Great Joy by John Piper

What are your beginnings?  Where are you from?


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