Pretty decent sports weekend coming up at The Thirsty Beagle Northwest Oklahoma County Memorial Sports Coliseum. And a pretty decent beer weekend, as well. I have indeed secured a bottle of Sam Adams Chocolate Bock, which I will sample and likely review this weekend. Mrs. Beagle asked that I pick up some Sam Adams Winter Lager — and I tacked on some Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, too – so no one can accuse us of not getting caught up in the holiday spirit this season. Speaking of the holiday season, I’ve noticed at least one house in my neighborhood with Christmas lights up already. I feel quite shamed that I’m not the first person with my lights up. I’m serious. I’m a little bit of a Christmas decorating maniac. I think this will be the weekend for my lights; I can’t be left behind when it comes to commercial Christmas spirit. Also want to remind loyal TTB readers to visit this space Monday for The Thirsty Beagle Beer Championship Series — a bracket-style playoff to determine Oklahoma’s favorite beer.