C.C.S.S. #1!!!

C.C.S.S., which stands for the “Commence Cuddle Sesh Series,” is a new feature here at Super Neat Beer Adventure, Yes!!, and one that should have its origin properly explained prior to its first entry.

Sooooooooooooooooooooo heregoesit.

Have you ever tasted a beer for the first time so delicious, so taste bud yum yum doo doo sdikdsfsdsd, and, at first sight, so much more ridiculously good looking than male model Derek Zoolander, that it caused you to drop to the floor and spoon with your bottle or glass? That exact movement, my friends, is known as the Commence Cuddle Sesh. It’s also been referred to as the “hug love move groove,” but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, eh?

Back to business: has anyone ever performed this lovely maneuver?


Well, I have. Countless times (little spoon, always). I’ve done it at bars. Hang sessions. Family weddings. Family funerals. Church.

You get the point.

Since I like trying new beers, I figured it would make sense to pick those that wooed me so much, it was deserving of the almighty cuddle. I’ll also throw in when and were the sensual event took place, as well, for those who are interested in keeping a tab on every single minute detail of my life.


Let’s begin, shall we?

C.C.S.S. #1: Malheur 12

When: 2/14/09, 8:41PM

Where: BXL Cafe

Why: I had never heard of De Landtsheer’s Malheur 12 before that evening, but considering how much I’ve enjoyed discovering, learning about, DRINKING, and appreciating Belgian Quadrupels (described by Beer Advocate as an “ale of great strength…a dark creation that ranges within the deep red, brown and garnet hues…Full bodied with a rich malty palate”) this past year, I decided to give it a whirl.

As the bartender opened the bottle and began to pour (smooth, no head, mahogany in color), I was immediately strangled by an intense aroma of dried fruits, raisins and sweet candy–from almost four feet away. I rushed back to my seat and had a quick wiff-and-sip.

First thought: OMG.
Second thought: Malheur 12 > Jesus Christ.
Third thought: cuddle.

After two more bottles of the 12.00% ABV brew, I’ll admit, I was rather intoxicated. Luckily, my girlfriend was present and willing to escort me home.

Thanks, babe.

I’ve had Malheur 12 on two more occasions following that night, and both times were equally amazeringingness. If you happen to find it wherever you’re at, don’t hesitate to place an order. Fo’ realz.

That concludes our very first edition of the C.C.S.S. @ everyone’s sixth-favorite Long Island beer blog, Super Neat Beer Adventure, Yes!!

What’s up next?

Wait, peoples. Just gonna have to wait.

niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.