Brewery: Lakefront Brewery
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Style: Extra Pale Ale (EPA) ABV: 5.4%
Info on beer/brewery: Lakefront Brewery’s winter seasonal is an Extra Pale Ale (EPA) with a citrus twist. During the dog days of winter, sometimes we just need a reminder of the tropical, warm front that seems to warm our spirits. That’s just what Warm Front EPA is all about. Aromas of pineapple, tangerine, and lemon will tickle your nose as you pour it into your pint glass. And the orange zest that hits your palate will remind you that winter is just a state of mind. It could be miserable for many of us, but for those who don’t allow the harsh elements of winter weather deter us from getting out and enjoying life, Warm Front is just the beer for you. I am reminded of the idea of winter weather just being a state of mind every time I head out on my bike during the winter months. The picture below is a sticker that I have on my bike to remind me that it simply is: “a state of mind”. !
Cheers to tonight’s beer, and cheers to a state of mind that cannot be derailed, no matter the situation!
Advent Reflection: Matthew 2:1-12
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,
2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him;
4 and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
5 They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:
6 “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'”
7 Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared.
8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.”
9 After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
11 And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.