My first beer of 2003 (yes, on January 1) was Sea Otter Amber Ale, from Rogue Brewing. It’s a 22-ounce special edition beer you can only get from the brewery itself in Newport, Oregon, and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
On my 30th birthday (just over a week ago, alas), I enjoyed one of the last 2 bottles of a homemade barleywine. I think I made it about 3 years ago, and it had aged nicely. Now there’s only one left.