I am there RIGHT NOW ! And not in Bahrain where I could get a real beer of some kind. I am in Afreakinghanistan.
Casey, you are braver than me. I have just been working out 2 times a day, working on my warfare pin (yes, for some reason they decided to send my sailor butt out here WHERE THERE IS NO WATER!
), checking these forums out a lot, and planning my brew sessions for when I get home. I have also planned out a full 4 course beer dinner featuring my beer. I don't smoke so that is not an option.
I already have the first 10 brew sessions planned out.
I should be home for R&R over Christmas and hope to brew a Wheat Wine / Impy Weizenbock. That should age nicely on the second half of my tour. Before I deployed I brewed 10 gallons of Golden Promise Barleywine (1 grain) and 10 gallons of Belgian Barleywine (ala Scaldis Noel) so I am looking forward to drinking some of that over Christmas too.