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whiskeyagonzo
06-27-2014, 17:37
I guess I will start. A little belated birthday beer for me. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/28/bepa6asa.jpg

Clavius
06-27-2014, 17:51
Couple of Deschutes Inversion IPA's tonight. Pretty solid IPA for the money, imho.

sutton
06-27-2014, 18:17
Some Kingfisher followed by a Sam Porch Rocker

Old Dusty
06-29-2014, 11:00
Arcadia "Sky High Rye". Plenty of IBU's and some spice from the rye. I like it.

tanstaafl2
06-29-2014, 16:22
Kicking back with an "Atlantarctica" which is a bit of a cheeky name for an odd but interesting mishmash called a Belgian Tripel White IPA from a couple of home brewing friends (they call themselves "The Mostly Harmless Brewing Company" and I have no idea what the picture is in their logo) who made this last March after the "snowmeggedon" in Atlanta this past February. It is at 8.5% and 60 IBU's. The color is a bit dark for a tripel apparently because of the type of hops used (I have long forgotten what the hops are).

Pretty good! At this point the hops have faded a bit which is OK by me.

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If you look carefully at the label you can see SmokinJoe calling to his good buddy the Big Chicken to protect him from the AT-AT Walker that apparently wandered off from the battle of Hoth and chased him while he was out walking the goat (which only looks like a polar bear because it is covered in snow!).

WAINWRIGHT
06-30-2014, 09:14
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/30/6u5e2ery.jpgOne of my summertime favorites!

smokinjoe
06-30-2014, 17:28
Just finished a good run as my prep for The Peachtree on July 4th nears it's end. So, plopping down with a good run appropriate GL Rye of the Tiger. Rye of the Tiger, Rock...Rye of the Tiger...will be my mantra on Friday morning, and my reward afterwards. :D

tylermke
06-30-2014, 18:07
MyOldKyDram with the hookup! Drinking great on a warm summer night.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/01/tebamaha.jpg

Old Dusty
07-03-2014, 19:13
My first Flemish Sour at a local restaurant today. No idea what took me so long to try this style. Holy Smokes was it an eye opener! Cuvée des Jacobines. Bought a four pack on the way home. Have a baaaaaaaad feeling another obsessive/compulsive rabbit hole just opened up:grin:

Clavius
07-03-2014, 19:34
Accidentally posted in the Spring '14 thread!

Having a couple of Deschutes Inversion IPA's tonight. My 3-day weekend officially started at 4:23PM today! Don't have to go back to that place until Monday.

callmeox
07-03-2014, 20:08
Hell or High Watermelon to start the holiday weekend.

P&MLiquorsEric
07-04-2014, 00:34
Three Floyd's Dreadnaught. God I love Amarillo hops.

smknjoe
07-04-2014, 01:42
Tomorrow will be a good beer day:

Commercial Suicide
Das Wunderkind!
Space Cake

...are chilling in fridge as we speak...

MyOldKyDram
07-04-2014, 06:08
Terrapin Liquid Bliss and Wicked Weed Black Angel last night. Very good, both.

AaronWF
07-04-2014, 06:50
Been drinking Cigar City Jai Alai IPA and Invasion Pale Ale down here in FL for the week. Nice offerings! The Invasion has hops on the nose with a mellow body that's great for session drinking. The Jai Alai is more chunky with lots of grapefruit, but still finishes clean.

Ravensfire
07-04-2014, 14:55
Started with a DFH 60 min IPA with lunch then moved to some Flying Dog In Heat Wheat while watching the Brazil - Columbia match. Got a few IPA's setup for a buddy's 4th party (with lots of fireworks to launch too!)

Old Dusty
07-04-2014, 15:02
Welcome to the Jungle! Sun King Grapefruit Jungle IPA that is.

Tony
07-04-2014, 15:51
A wonderful can of Oberon.

Best regards, Tony

smokinjoe
07-04-2014, 21:06
Out back listening to Braves on the radio, while Independence Day fireworks explode all around me with a Terrapin Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale. Beer, Georgia, July 4th, and Peaches...what's not to Love?
:toast:

beasled
07-05-2014, 14:02
Watching Costa Rica v Netherlands with a can of Flying Dog Underdog.

Clavius
07-05-2014, 16:03
Havin' a few Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale's after mowing the grass. Pretty decent beer. But frankly I want some more hops in my brew tonight. Gonna have to switch over to West Sixth's IPA here soon.

Tony
07-05-2014, 18:15
Hopslam, enough said.

Ravensfire
07-05-2014, 21:34
Visited Perennial mid-afternoon and had a Woodside (wow!) and Saison de Lis (always solid). Closing the night out with an Evil Twin Epiloge. Wine-barrel aged version of Monk Suffers Serious Sugar Rush On Barbados. Very carbonated, head was light in color and texture (it fizzed!) and disappeared quickly. Strong fruit flavors but a fairly dry finish. Color is typical for a belgian strong, but the carbonation is what really makes this unusual. Very tasty beer - it's something interesting and would recommend it to those that like Belgian's as something to try. As with most Evil Twin beers, it ain't cheap and for that reason probably won't find it's way back in my fridge.

bigtoys
07-05-2014, 23:23
Hopslam, enough said.

can't believe you still have some left. really limited this year. it was good!
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/etoh/a605b383-f7ae-49ad-8b66-d05858b62079_zps23881aaa.jpg (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/bigtoys335/media/etoh/a605b383-f7ae-49ad-8b66-d05858b62079_zps23881aaa.jpg.html)

been enjoying this
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/etoh/77d15090-4d9e-43ec-826c-5ffe36d0ee15_zps3f8969b0.jpg (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/bigtoys335/media/etoh/77d15090-4d9e-43ec-826c-5ffe36d0ee15_zps3f8969b0.jpg.html)

and (not so limited this year)
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/etoh/83ba28cc-3cd1-428d-be43-479f18451943_zps3019b13a.jpg (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/bigtoys335/media/etoh/83ba28cc-3cd1-428d-be43-479f18451943_zps3019b13a.jpg.html)

whiskeyagonzo
07-06-2014, 05:57
Been drinking some Founders All Day IPA for the last couple of days. I'm back home so some good bourbon is in order for tonight.

tanstaafl2
07-06-2014, 06:50
Some of the beers we worked through over the arduous 4th of July afternoon. More like September than July. Won't last but sure nice while it was here. I think the Mexican Cake was probably the highlight of the evening although there were many good options. The Indulgence from Wicked Weed and the Boulevard Love Child #4 were also good.

DaveOfAtl
07-06-2014, 06:59
I think the Mexican Cake was probably the highlight of the evening.

I had some of the Mexican Cake on draft yesterday in a bar in Charleston. Good stuff.

MyOldKyDram
07-06-2014, 07:49
Hatechoo guys and your Cake drinking selves! :P

ratcheer
07-06-2014, 07:58
I know I'm late to the party, but I recently bought a case of Flat Tire, and I'm really enjoying it. Full flavor and body, but without excessive hops.

Tim

OscarV
07-06-2014, 10:42
Something lighter today, Loch Down Scotch Ale by Arcadia.

Tony
07-06-2014, 12:33
Another Hopslam today. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/07/6yqazeva.jpg

Ravensfire
07-06-2014, 12:59
Opened a Widmer Citra Blonde while sitting outside and grilling lunch. Nice summer ale.

smokinjoe
07-06-2014, 13:32
Euro Pale Lager from Polish Brewer Okocim. Nice clean drinker.

Ravensfire
07-06-2014, 17:48
Friend joined me for the evening and we've got some potatoes and strip steaks on the grill and a Stone Enjoy By while we're cooking. Got a DFH Red and White ready for dinner and some SAOS 8 year store pick for desert. Mmmmm, summer nights ...

chrisg
07-06-2014, 18:57
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/07/a7azybys.jpg

Paddy
07-06-2014, 20:36
Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler drank smoothly with a few homemade bloody Mary's today.

drunk
07-08-2014, 15:35
New Belgium's Rampant IPA has really been hitting the spot lately. Nice and creamy, reminds me of Avery's IPA. Also had a Wipeout by Port Brewing which had a nice kick to it.

smokinjoe
07-08-2014, 19:52
A fantabulous Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA last night at dinner while on biz in Ahiya. Paired with a Tuscan style salmon, and it worked wonderfully.

Tonight back home, relaxing with a local Red Hare Long Day Lager, before a nip of bourbon and then beddy-bye..

amg
07-10-2014, 19:45
Had a Sun King Grapefruit Jungle tonight followed by a Zombie Dust. Great Indiana beers.

tanstaafl2
07-10-2014, 20:58
Second one of these in the last few days. La Socarrada Spanish ale brewed with rosemary and rosemary honey. Proving to be quite a pleasant summer time beer.

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smokinjoe
07-11-2014, 16:53
Enjoying one of my favorite beers, Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier, as the Sun comes crashing through after a nice 2 hour thunderstorm. This will cut through the Southern humidity! Now, prepping up before I go take money from some of my fellow GBSer's in poker! :lol:

DaveOfAtl
07-11-2014, 17:08
Having a Westbrook One Claw Rye Pale Ale on my buddy's back porch waiting for him to get home. I really like this brewery.

kaiserhog
07-11-2014, 20:34
Core Behemoth Pilsner and French Broad 13 Rebels ESB.

kaiserhog
07-11-2014, 20:35
Enjoying one of my favorite beers, Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier, as the Sun comes crashing through after a nice 2 hour thunderstorm. This will cut through the Southern humidity! Now, prepping up before I go take money from some of my fellow GBSer's in poker! :lol:Love the White Thai.

Vosgar
07-11-2014, 21:10
Chillwave that's 2 months past its drink by date.....hasn't lost a thing and still my favorite IPA from this year

DPPSmoker
07-11-2014, 21:17
I'm enjoying the first evening of my 17 day vacation. Nothing says I'm quietly reveling in my own success like a Founder's KBS. Absolutely delicious.

smknjoe
07-11-2014, 22:19
Chillwave that's 2 months past its drink by date.....hasn't lost a thing and still my favorite IPA from this year

Ironic that most IPAs have a very short recommended shelf-life isn't it? They were originally created to stay fresh longer than most other beers.

Personally, anything ~9% ABV and up can stay in my fridge as long as I want it to and I've never had a problem with a beer going "south." I've kept a Double Dog up to a couple of years and it still tasted good.

...having a Founder's Double Trouble.

OscarV
07-12-2014, 11:27
Hell or High Watermelon to start the holiday weekend.

Hey Scott just curious, did any beer get drank in Cleveland last night?

callmeox
07-12-2014, 11:30
Hey Scott just curious, did any beer get drank in Cleveland last night?
I'm sure there were parties all over town but I wasn't involved. [emoji2]

I had a couple more Watermelon beers last night to cut the mental sludge from the workweek. Great summer refresher.

Tony
07-12-2014, 13:36
Hopslam, because it is a damn great beer. Maybe not over a year but I can surely drink it for a year after it comes out if I am smart and stock up.

Best regards, Tony

dcbt
07-12-2014, 13:47
Picked up some Shiner White Wing today for a change. Good summer brew in the hot, hot heat.

OscarV
07-12-2014, 15:09
Going old school today with my favorite hefe-weisse Franziskaner.

OscarV
07-13-2014, 12:47
Warm and humid outside but cool and dry inside so I thought an Arcadia Imperial Stout would work and it does.
No bottling date on the label but it does taste fresh.
It weighs in at 9% ABV and 90 IBU and it is as black as it can get.
Nice tan head and a nicely complex flavor.
It is not barrel aged but I do pick up some woody char type overtones along with sorghum and chocolate.
I am definitely going to put a couple of bottles in the basement for aging so I will have to go get another 4-pak fer sher.

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o766/OVHOVH/rsz_arcadia_007_zpsd8b32f35.jpg (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/OVHOVH/media/rsz_arcadia_007_zpsd8b32f35.jpg.html)

smokinjoe
07-13-2014, 15:23
Enjoying my last Half Acre Daisy Cutter, while listening to Braves out back and doing paperwork in prep for some meetings this week. The last of the several I brought back from the SB Cannonball Run last December, and still delicious.

T Comp
07-13-2014, 16:01
Still my favorite of the regular production IPAs from the Chicagoland breweries Joe...some malty sweetness and the citrus is less grapefruity more orange-lemon-even a little pineapple...which I like, others may not.

WAINWRIGHT
07-13-2014, 18:28
The Daisy Cutter is on par with Smells like a Safety Meeting and is an excellent example in the category to that I'll agree.

OscarV
07-14-2014, 17:38
Founders Centennial in cans!
I picked up another 12 pak can at $14.99, 6-pak bottles go for $10.59.
Mama didn't raise no fool.
Also on the look out for Founders Double Trouble, released in July but still haven't seen it.

DPPSmoker
07-14-2014, 19:10
Today was the first of 10 days at Disneyworld with my wife and three kids. Disneyworld has just about everything a person could ask for except good bourbon and good craft beer. I packed these bottles and I'm very happy that none of them broke during the trip - thank you TSA. It will be nice to take the edge off after a long day in the parks. No place assaults all five senses like Disneyworld.

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bigtoys
07-14-2014, 22:22
Today was the first of 10 days at Disneyworld with my wife and three kids. Disneyworld has just about everything a person could ask for except good bourbon and good craft beer. I packed these bottles and I'm very happy that none of them broke during the trip - thank you TSA. It will be nice to take the edge off after a long day in the parks. No place assaults all five senses like Disneyworld.

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great idea!
we just returned from Napa with 2 cases checked as luggage and 4 more bottles in our suitcases--all intact!

say hi to Mickey and Pluto

where are you staying? maybe there's a store you could pick up a pint of whiskey

Conquistador
07-15-2014, 10:13
Stone Brewing Co. w00t stout 2.0. I like this better than the original (last year's version 1.0). Had a glass at the local Stone Company Store. The addition of chocolate, and tinkering with the wheat and rye in the recipe, has resulted in a creamier, richer bourbon-barreled stout. At a whopping 13.5% abv (the highest Stone has gone so far), it is definitely a beer to sip slowly at the end of the day. Ended up buying a few bottles for aging. Might have to go back for more. Very limited distribution on this one; Southern California and Kentucky are the only official points of distribution.

And another positive is that Stone dropped the gimicky multiple label versions this year. No more limited edition variant art to collect/chase after this time.
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DPPSmoker
07-15-2014, 13:03
great idea!
we just returned from Napa with 2 cases checked as luggage and 4 more bottles in our suitcases--all intact!

say hi to Mickey and Pluto

where are you staying? maybe there's a store you could pick up a pint of whiskey

We are staying at Port Orleans Riverside. We used their Magical Express bus service from the airport so we don't have a vehicle to visit the local liquor stores.

We did get a chance to say hello to these two. 18917

whiskeyagonzo
07-15-2014, 15:56
Having a Horny Goat Wisconzin IPA after mowing the lawn on this wonderful day. If only Indiana summers were like this all the time.

MyOldKyDram
07-16-2014, 03:57
Really looking forward to that new Wootstout. Hopefully it makes its way here soon.

MyOldKyDram
07-16-2014, 17:47
Picked up SN Beer Camp, Stone RuinTen, and yes a few Wootstouts today. Gonna try one if the Beer Camp selections here in a sec.

Old Dusty
07-16-2014, 18:02
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Continuing the lambic/sour tour.

Ravensfire
07-16-2014, 21:55
Couple of DFH In-Heat Wheat's after working outside and now it's time to relax with a Prairie Bomb! Tasty way to relax the day away.

P&MLiquorsEric
07-16-2014, 22:31
Founders Centennial in cans!
I picked up another 12 pak can at $14.99, 6-pak bottles go for $10.59.
Mama didn't raise no fool.
Also on the look out for Founders Double Trouble, released in July but still haven't seen it.

We have had it for a couple weeks now here in KY. Tasty as always.

tanstaafl2
07-17-2014, 10:24
Picked up SN Beer Camp, Stone RuinTen, and yes a few Wootstouts today. Gonna try one if the Beer Camp selections here in a sec.

Also picked up the SN Boot Camp and hope to work our way through some of them tonight.

OscarV
07-17-2014, 18:40
Got two 4-paks of Founders Double Trouble today.
Fresh too July 9 bottled.
Mmmm, liquid grapefruit rind.

tanstaafl2
07-18-2014, 08:30
Also picked up the SN Boot Camp and hope to work our way through some of them tonight.

Beer Camp last night quickly turned into Bore Camp for me. 12 beers and nothing that really provided a real "wow" moment in the entire bunch. Not a big hoppy IPA style fan to begin with but at least I thought there might be some interesting flavors to be had. Not so much!

Mostly tasted like an amateur home brewer giving it his first try. Got a little better as we got down towards the more malty end with the Yonder Bock tropical maibock from Cigar City and the Millard's Odyssey Imperial Dark Ale from Bells. The Double Latte Milk Stout from Ninkasa was ok but had an overly bitter burnt character that ruined it for me.

Overall, this is a big pass for me. Rather seems like an effort to package up some unremarkable beers into a "Collector's Limited Edition" package to sucker in the craft beer crowd.

Got me once! But not again.

amg
07-18-2014, 08:42
Went to a Founder's tap takeover last night at a little bar. Had a KBS and a barrel-aged Red's Rye. :yum:

MyOldKyDram
07-18-2014, 20:02
Wow Bruce you burned through those! I've only had three, and the only one I would consider a standout is the Ballast Point Electric Ray IPL. The Asheville Tater Ridge was fine but I couldn't find the smallest hint of sweet potatoes. And the FFF Chico King was indeed Bore Camp. Still, looking forward to the rest.

tanstaafl2
07-18-2014, 21:42
Wow Bruce you burned through those! I've only had three, and the only one I would consider a standout is the Ballast Point Electric Ray IPL. The Asheville Tater Ridge was fine but I couldn't find the smallest hint of sweet potatoes. And the FFF Chico King was indeed Bore Camp. Still, looking forward to the rest.

I had the advantage of sharing with three others so it made it easier to try the set. I didn't care for the Ballast Point IPA but I am not a big hops guy and that was probably the hoppiest of the bunch. That said I still think I have had better IPA's.

MyOldKyDram
07-19-2014, 04:00
Not an IPA though. It was an IPL. That being said it was quite hoppy, especially for a lager. Probably why I liked that one!

belvedere86
07-19-2014, 09:27
had this nice flemish red an hour ago

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b369/belvedere86/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140719_155427_zpsuxfahah6.jpg (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/belvedere86/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140719_155427_zpsuxfahah6.jpg.html)

beasled
07-19-2014, 09:42
Dark Star/Saltaire Le IPA. A bit too malty for an IPA but still very good.

tanstaafl2
07-19-2014, 09:47
Not an IPA though. It was an IPL. That being said it was quite hoppy, especially for a lager. Probably why I liked that one!

Ah yes! I did remember that was the case. A bit like somebody put too many hops in the Budweiser...

Old Dusty
07-19-2014, 20:20
Green Flash "Le Freak" a mashup of a Belgian Trippel and an Imperial IPA. Like both styles and I do like the combo as well. Kind of like the POH Blend of Mashbills in bourbon. Also had a Piraat Trippel with dinner.

Old Dusty
07-19-2014, 20:22
had this nice flemish red an hour ago

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b369/belvedere86/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140719_155427_zpsuxfahah6.jpg (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/belvedere86/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140719_155427_zpsuxfahah6.jpg.html)

just bought one of the standard editions of this and ready to sample tomorrow.

belvedere86
07-20-2014, 00:49
just bought one of the standard editions of this and ready to sample tomorrow.
There grand cru is als great. The standard rodenbach is good but there are better options like duchesse du bourgogne or cuvee des jacobins rouge out there.

Old Dusty
07-20-2014, 04:43
There grand cru is als great. The standard rodenbach is good but there are better options like duchesse du bourgogne or cuvee des jacobins rouge out there.
Yep working my way through a 4 pack of the Jacobins Rouge now. Love it.

belvedere86
07-20-2014, 04:51
A nice combo

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/20/jety7equ.jpg

MyOldKyDram
07-20-2014, 04:55
Hell yeah that looks fantastic!

Had one of these last night thanks to a fine SBer.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/20/da2y5eju.jpg

Old Dusty
07-20-2014, 06:13
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belvedere, turns out mine was a limited edition too, just a completely different label-mine must be the export version and yours domestic?

belvedere86
07-20-2014, 10:47
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belvedere, turns out mine was a limited edition too, just a completely different label-mine must be the export version and yours domestic?
Yeah I think you have the exportversion.

Now having this IPA. Not bad.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/nedenahe.jpg

belvedere86
07-21-2014, 09:52
Had sierra nevada and now enjoying westvleteren blonde

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/uvagugad.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/2adeny2u.jpg

OscarV
07-21-2014, 11:12
I poured myself a Flying Monkeys The Matador Version 2.0 El Toro Bravo.
Nice cigar box nose and earthy rye taste.
Here I'll let the label talk,.........

.......".El Toro Bravo is a 10.1% imperial strength Dark Rye Ale aged on a bed of Spanish Cedar.
Peppery brown with dark, oxblood lights, this stout-hearted ale breeds sweet, toffee malts & crisp, drying rye with the wood and spicy notes of the cedar.
El Toro Bravo can be enjoyed fresh or cellared for up to 2 years."

Thank you label.

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o766/OVHOVH/rsz_beer_004_zps2aff69db.jpg (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/OVHOVH/media/rsz_beer_004_zps2aff69db.jpg.html)

amg
07-21-2014, 11:34
I poured myself a Flying Monkeys The Matador Version 2.0 El Toro Bravo.
.......".El Toro Bravo is a 10.1% imperial strength Dark Rye Ale aged on a bed of Spanish Cedar.
Peppery brown with dark, oxblood lights, this stout-hearted ale breeds sweet, toffee malts & crisp, drying rye with the wood and spicy notes of the cedar.
El Toro Bravo can be enjoyed fresh or cellared for up to 2 years."

That sounds very nice. I don't think we get their stuff in Indiana.

I did really enjoy Boulevard's Rye on Rye ale this year, though.

belvedere86
07-21-2014, 13:49
Milk stout aged in scotch barrels. Nice!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/22/nenapype.jpg

SBOmarc
07-21-2014, 16:23
Oskar Blues Mamas Little Yella Pils. A great summer beer.

Ravensfire
07-21-2014, 16:41
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Cigar City Jai Alai while sitting on the beach. Great beer (better view!)

OscarV
07-22-2014, 08:40
Cigar City Jai Alai while sitting on the beach. Great beer (better view!)

Great view with any beer.

MyOldKyDram
07-22-2014, 17:07
Really freaking great stuff and yeah, better than last year.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/23/uqazazur.jpg

WAINWRIGHT
07-22-2014, 17:10
Better than last year is good news as I thought the previous release was pretty damned good.

WAINWRIGHT
07-22-2014, 17:12
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/23/u8aru5ur.jpgDouble Trouble is a release I always look forward to every year and this one is no different.

P&MLiquorsEric
07-22-2014, 18:57
Really freaking great stuff and yeah, better than last year.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/23/uqazazur.jpg

Beer house f'd up on that one. They didn't allocate it so some accounts with on the ball reps managed to get 5+ cases while everyone else was locked out.

My rep called me from the road and said he just got an email saying it was available. By the time he pulled off the highway (20 min later), it was all gone.

MyOldKyDram
07-22-2014, 20:26
Crazy. Hamburg Liquor Barn is apparently getting theirs tomorrow? Blew through everywhere else here last week. Doubly bad you didn't get any seeing as how it was CA and KY only. Bummer.

Yeti
07-22-2014, 21:35
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/23/yjy2eqag.jpg

First Cow of 2014. A big favorite of mine.

P&MLiquorsEric
07-22-2014, 22:21
Crazy. Hamburg Liquor Barn is apparently getting theirs tomorrow? Blew through everywhere else here last week. Doubly bad you didn't get any seeing as how it was CA and KY only. Bummer.

Liquor barn has a centralized beer buyer and often they have distributors hold releases so they can determine how much goes to which store.

Ravensfire
07-23-2014, 22:04
I love vacation time. After a day on the beach, a couple of Sweetwater beers before / during dinner (420 before and the IPA with tacos). Some BT in the evening but split a Nectar Black Xantus with my wife as a nightcap. Its a bit weird drinking an imperial stout on the beach but we both love the style and ya know what? It works!

OscarV
07-24-2014, 10:44
Arcadia Whitsun Ale, wheat ale brewed with orange peel and coriander.
I like it so much I wish they had a version minus the coriander.

Vosgar
07-27-2014, 16:53
Victory Dirt Wolf along with a Black Pearl Morado after mowing the yard this afternoon. Since my wife says there's too much beer in the fridge, I'll probably have to have another with supper

Clavius
07-27-2014, 16:59
Had two Uinta Hop Nosh IPA's last night.

Starting off tonight with Sweetwater's IPA.

amg
07-27-2014, 17:35
Having a New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve with toasted chiles. A lot more burn on this one than the Prairie Bomb! but still very drinkable.

tanstaafl2
07-27-2014, 18:12
Still really enjoying the La Socarrada (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?22561-What-beer-are-you-drinking-Summer-2014&p=430510&viewfull=1#post430510) rosemary and rosemary honey beer from Spain. Perhaps the best hot weather beer I have tried in a while. Bought more today!

johnm13
07-28-2014, 19:31
southern tier 2XONE. fresh grapefruit.

P&MLiquorsEric
07-29-2014, 06:42
Deschutes Mirror Mirror barleywine. I love that it says do not drink until 2015.

SBOmarc
07-29-2014, 07:40
Brooklyn Pilsner and some Stone Go to IPA. Both worthy of another purchase.

Clavius
07-30-2014, 17:39
It's July 30th and I'm drinking Sam Adams Octoberfest. Go figure.

Great beer though!

SBOmarc
07-30-2014, 17:48
Abita Amber, a first for me. What took me so long?

dcbt
07-31-2014, 12:10
Sitting in a World of Beers trying a local brew called Pensacola Bay Riptide Amber while the wife shops downtown.

smokinjoe
08-01-2014, 20:49
Enough whiskey for me , tonight. Settling in to Braves on the radio with a Hopslam.

BootsOnTheGround
08-02-2014, 17:37
The Beer Camp beer thing I paid $5 for. Why? Because I'm a butthead.

Paddy
08-02-2014, 23:37
Hit West 6th this afternoon to check out Smithtown Seafood and, of course, see what was on tap. Ended up with a flight of West Sixth IPA, Deliberation Amber, Lemongrass American Wheat, Smithtown Brown Ale, and last but not least Pay it forward Cocoa Porter. Also tried the non alcoholic lemon infused ginger ale that is made in house.

We then strolled over to County Club for a taste of their sausage of the day (lamb) and a few more crafts of non-local origin. Yes, a pretty good afternoon!:drink:

MyOldKyDram
08-03-2014, 05:28
Sounds like a fantastic day. Three of my favorite places!

tanstaafl2
08-03-2014, 08:25
Wow Bruce you burned through those! I've only had three, and the only one I would consider a standout is the Ballast Point Electric Ray IPL. The Asheville Tater Ridge was fine but I couldn't find the smallest hint of sweet potatoes. And the FFF Chico King was indeed Bore Camp. Still, looking forward to the rest.

Did you ever work your way through the rest of this? Curious to know if I am the only one who found it meh at best!

MyOldKyDram
08-03-2014, 15:22
Yeah I did and yes it was largely meh. Beyond the ones I originally mentioned I also liked the Rye Bock, the Maillards Odyssey, and the Latte. Few others were okay. Many were just meh. Still, it wasn't a great investment and am glad to have tried some things from people we don't get around here.

chrisg
08-03-2014, 16:00
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/04/eputabyv.jpg

Tony
08-03-2014, 18:49
Kuhnhenn DRIPA, I absolutely love this beer, one of my favorites.

Best regards, Tony

tanstaafl2
08-04-2014, 07:07
Yeah I did and yes it was largely meh. Beyond the ones I originally mentioned I also liked the Rye Bock, the Maillards Odyssey, and the Latte. Few others were okay. Many were just meh. Still, it wasn't a great investment and am glad to have tried some things from people we don't get around here.

Glad to hear it wasn't just me! I did like the darker beers a bit better although I thought the Latte was a bit too bitter for my taste. Local distributors were claiming other stores were raving about it. Of course what would you expect distributors to say???

We tell it like it is, warts and all!

AaronWF
08-04-2014, 10:01
This is the beer of the summer for me. Such a perfect balance of sweet and sour, tart and fruity with a perfect dryness that leaves your palate clean. I can't get enough of it.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/05/u4e5ysuq.jpg

DPPSmoker
08-04-2014, 19:32
Aaron, I have been wanting to get my hands on anything from New Glarus. I just haven't found a mule yet who can bring it to me. Have you had any other beers from New Glarus?

fishnbowljoe
08-04-2014, 21:32
Went to a Lagunitas tasting tonight. Not too bad. :rolleyes: About halfway through the evening, I had to whet my bourbon appetite though. I ordered a pour of LotB. :drinking:

BootsOnTheGround
08-05-2014, 14:49
Shiner Bock

That is all.....

Clavius
08-06-2014, 17:58
Bought some Guinness. Been forever since I bought this stuff and I had forgotten how much I like it.

AaronWF
08-06-2014, 18:37
Aaron, I have been wanting to get my hands on anything from New Glarus. I just haven't found a mule yet who can bring it to me. Have you had any other beers from New Glarus?

I tasted one of their famous fruit beers; not my thing. Way too sweet. I'm a big fan of Spotted Cow, though it's very light and really more of a lawnmower beer. Moon Man IPA has a great nose and, again, a very light palate. Crisp and refreshing, but nowhere near any kind of flavor powerhouse. I only moved close to the WI border last Fall, so this is the first chance I've had to try their beers and the Oud Bruin blows everything else I've had from them out of the water.

Ravensfire
08-06-2014, 18:39
Bought some Guinness. Been forever since I bought this stuff and I had forgotten how much I like it.

If you see it, you might also try the Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. Think Guinness on steroids, about 7.5% abv I think. You'll see it a lot in the Bahamas. It's phenomenal.

Kpiz
08-06-2014, 19:01
I tasted one of their famous fruit beers; not my thing. Way too sweet. I'm a big fan of Spotted Cow, though it's very light and really more of a lawnmower beer. Moon Man IPA has a great nose and, again, a very light palate. Crisp and refreshing, but nowhere near any kind of flavor powerhouse. I only moved close to the WI border last Fall, so this is the first chance I've had to try their beers and the Oud Bruin blows everything else I've had from them out of the water.

New Glarus is only available in WI, right? Might be time to visit the badger state.

Clavius
08-06-2014, 19:04
If you see it, you might also try the Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. Think Guinness on steroids, about 7.5% abv I think. You'll see it a lot in the Bahamas. It's phenomenal.
Thanks for the heads up. I'll search for it.

Kpiz
08-06-2014, 19:06
I drank a bottle of the new offering from Almanac brewing, their Dark Pumpkin Sour. There is only the slightest hint of pumpkin, but the spices are just right, and everything works together pretty well. I have liked a couple of other Almanac sours more, but this is still very good.

BootsOnTheGround
08-06-2014, 19:46
If you see it, you might also try the Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. Think Guinness on steroids, about 7.5% abv I think. You'll see it a lot in the Bahamas. It's phenomenal.

It certainly is. A local beer store got a few cases of it in earlier this summer. I had never heard of it before; like you said, sold mainly along the equatorial region. Lot's of dates and semi-sweet chocolate, dried fruit, etc. The finish is a bit bitter, but overall it's definitely something to seek out. $10 for a 4-pk isn't exactly cheap, but worth it.

smokinjoe
08-08-2014, 20:21
In a temporary respite from the beers of Summer, I threw a Deschutes Obsidian Stout to the front of the beer fridge, and am enjoying it now. Nice coffee notes on this rainy evening, make it a great selection.

DPPSmoker
08-09-2014, 11:15
I stopped by a new microbrewery in Ada, MI last night called Gravel Bottoms. I sampled three of their six beers on tap and all were solid. I had their amber ale and it was one of the better amber ales I have had, if not the best one I have ever had. I will be stopping by there again.

Even better, they sold howlers there so I got an empty one and one filled with the amber ale. I recently discovered that a store near me now has 30 beers available on tap for growler/howler fills. I can't knock down a growler any more so the howlers will come in handy.

whiskeyagonzo
08-09-2014, 14:46
Drinking some Champagne Velvet after mowing the lawn.

P&MLiquorsEric
08-09-2014, 19:06
Founders Dissenter. An imperial India pale lager. Nice Nose and lots of hop presence. Tastes eerily similar to a session iPa except it has 8% abv.

Don't think this belongs in the Backstage Series but it is innovative and interesting.

WAINWRIGHT
08-09-2014, 19:40
Founders Dissenter. An imperial India pale lager. Nice Nose and lots of hop presence. Tastes eerily similar to a session iPa except it has 8% abv.

Don't think this belongs in the Backstage Series but it is innovative and interesting.
Really this is quite the weak showing for Founders, well below the fabled "Backstage Series" IMO innovative yes, impressive no.

P&MLiquorsEric
08-09-2014, 19:42
If this was an $11 4 pack, it would have legs. Instead it's another meh "special edition".

Paddy
08-09-2014, 23:03
Country Boy Cougar Bait...always good.

PaulO
08-10-2014, 09:03
Recently I've discovered that I like Saison. I got to try Sam Adam's, and Fat Tire's versions; and liked them both. Fair warning, I like Bavarian style hefe, and some of the other yeasty-fruity tasting wheat beers.

OscarV
08-12-2014, 15:46
I stumbled across one today at my favorite beverage take-out.
Founders Dissenter India Pale Lager.
This is one in the Founders Backstage Series.
Basically it's a high hopped lager, they use a different yeast than their other beers.
It weighs in at 8.7% ABV and 70 IBU, in a 750 ML bottle with a whopping $12.99 retail price.
Lots to like here, fruity mango and grapefruit, like an IPA but a lighter body.
As you can see it has the classic yellow look of a lager, nice carbonation.
I would have preferred less bitter and more fruit but I really like this beer.
http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o766/OVHOVH/rsz_1beer_007_zps4a396ee7.jpg (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/OVHOVH/media/rsz_1beer_007_zps4a396ee7.jpg.html)

WAINWRIGHT
08-12-2014, 16:38
One of my favorite New Glarus products.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/13/abe4utuh.jpg

Paddy
08-12-2014, 17:27
I've been keeping it local of late and particularly enjoying Country Boy Shotgun Wedding.

Ravensfire
08-12-2014, 17:46
The day was far too nice to be stuck inside working so I snuck out a bit early. Collapsed on my porch with the dogs, a book and a glass of Dieu du Ciel Rigor Mortis Abt. Wow - phenominal belgian. I seriously need to find more of this.

Now, it's a 4 Hands Resurrection IPA as I watch the Cards play. Perfect, lazy evening!

tanstaafl2
08-13-2014, 08:05
Had a Traquair House Ale with dinner yesterday at an interesting little restaurant in Monteagle, TN called Daves Modern Tavern. Not the kind of town I would expect to find a 100+ different beers on the menu.

It was part of a crazy one day almost 800 mile run from Atlanta to Cox Creek and back to help my local store pick out a 100 proof OBSV barrel. We ended up with two! Jim is still out following his shoulder surgery although he apparently came by in the morning to help with another pick. They made him go home after that! And then by the time we finished the gift shop was closed. Otherwise a pretty good, if long, day.

JDSmith619
08-13-2014, 12:26
Should see if you can get your hands on some Saison Brett from Boulevard....great saison with a yeasty-earthy quality.

Its one of my favorits.


Recently I've discovered that I like Saison. I got to try Sam Adam's, and Fat Tire's versions; and liked them both. Fair warning, I like Bavarian style hefe, and some of the other yeasty-fruity tasting wheat beers.

Clavius
08-13-2014, 15:22
Got some of the new Sierra Nevada seasonal in today at the store. It's the Flipside Red IPA and it has some nice malty sweetness to balance the hop bitterness. Way, way better than that Summerfest Lager crap.

amg
08-13-2014, 15:47
Got some of the new Sierra Nevada seasonal in today at the store. It's the Flipside Red IPA and it has some nice malty sweetness to balance the hop bitterness. Way, way better than that Summerfest Lager crap.

I've seen this popping up at stores. How would you say it compares to, say, Founders Red's Rye IPA?

Clavius
08-13-2014, 16:44
I've seen this popping up at stores. How would you say it compares to, say, Founders Red's Rye IPA?
Can't say I've had that particular Founder's brew. Sorry.

Old Dusty
08-13-2014, 17:51
19155
The 'Cow from 3Floyds. Hoppy DIPA with a creamy malty backbone. Awesome! Great effort from Munster,IN.

smokinjoe
08-13-2014, 18:09
Monday Night Brewing of ATL "Fu Manbrew" Belgian Wit. One of the most enjoyable beers I've had of late. Brewed with a touch of ginger makes this marvelously refreshing, and is a great complement to the bananany element (as I see it ) of the Belgian style wit. First experience with this brewery, and I'm very impressed.

Ravensfire
08-13-2014, 20:36
My usual bar found a case of Charleville Box of Chocolate stashed away and put it out, so a friend and I split a bottle. The 6 months of aging didn't hurt this Belgian Quad at all - wonderful stuff! Hope there is still a bottle or two left when I go back this weekend.

The Boozer
08-15-2014, 15:31
New Belgium "Abbey". Marvelous!!

Clavius
08-15-2014, 17:03
Sierra Nevada's Porter.

Had to switch it up a bit after having mostly IPA's lately.

DPPSmoker
08-17-2014, 19:20
Really this is quite the weak showing for Founders, well below the fabled "Backstage Series" IMO innovative yes, impressive no.

I think some of the lackluster Backstage Series offerings recently are the result of Founder's amazing growth. Check out this article about their crazy growth numbers and their expansion plans (yet again) in the last four years - http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2014/07/founders_will_double_in_size_b.html#incart_river. But I do agree with you in that the Backstage Series hasn't turned out to be what I think most people thought it would be. I'm optimistic that the unannounced release scheduled for December will be a stunner.

DPPSmoker
08-17-2014, 19:37
I made the 100 mile drive to Bell's yesterday to pick up some Oracle and Mars. The difficulty in purchasing the specialty craft beers in Michigan is getting eerily similar to chasing down the special releases that the bourbon distilleries release. The one sure way I know how to get what I want from Bell's is go straight to the source. btw, after having both the Oracle and Mars, my opinions of the beers is that Oracle is very similar to Founder's Double Trouble and Mars is very similar to Lagunitas Sucks.

I had a really great day. I stopped by Arcadia Brewing and their new Kalamazoo facility is exceptional. They did a really nice job with the place. And their bbq was outstanding! Last but not least, I stopped by one of my favorite shops and found a few more beers to bring home with me.

19181

P&MLiquorsEric
08-18-2014, 18:24
Picked up some Odell brewing in STL on the way to lake of the ozarks. First one tonight is Tree Shaker. An imperial peach iPa.

Hops and yeasty funk on nose. Hops and bitterness are muted by the peach on the palate. 3.5 out of 5.

Clavius
08-19-2014, 19:31
Went to one of the Barns looking to maybe find Mars from the Planets series from Bell's. No luck. But I did grab a 4-pack of Two Hearted Ale in cans.

DEelfinn
08-20-2014, 06:09
Summer feels a bit like Fall this year in Ohio. Celebrating that with Wilhelm Scream (favorite pumpkin for me so far) and Palm Speciale Belge Ale.

Ravensfire
08-21-2014, 21:03
Having a glass of this to celebrate delivering a project.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/21/18481d11b3986bcb521a195a6e35749c.jpg

2014 Bells Black Note stout. Its been in my basement for a few months and just could wait longer. Extremely smooth, tasty - an extremely well crafted beer.

johnm13
08-22-2014, 17:07
Brettish bulldog from ATG. wish I had a few more.

OscarV
08-22-2014, 17:11
A couple of Arcadia Hop Mouth with Michigan Deep Dish Pizza.

Vosgar
08-23-2014, 16:26
Enjoying another Smells Like a Safety Meeting from Dark Horse. One of my favorite IPA's this year.

As a side note.....confirming that I'm getting old and out of touch with things, I just found out that having a safety meeting is stoner slang for taking a break while at work to smoke dope. Geez :rolleyes:

HP12
08-23-2014, 17:25
SN Torpedo. At $2.99 for a bomber, not bad at all for a quick, inexpensive, easy to find DIPA fix.

Ravensfire
08-23-2014, 21:04
Celebrated my wife's grandfather reaching 102(!) So after some nice bourbon with my father-in-law, having a Lost Abbey Deliverance Ale while watching the Cards at home. Nice ending to a great day. (And grabbed 4 Hands Cash Mony DIPA for tomorrow)

WAINWRIGHT
08-24-2014, 12:03
Ihttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/24/2bab866fdd2759e9027c3bd848407426.jpgI don't know if I've ever had a better or more interesting beer in my life.Thanks Brad!

WAINWRIGHT
08-24-2014, 12:06
All of these were also rather delicious and notable during last night's tasting.http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/24/bc00d490a28bdf79c638cda451922e9c.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/24/df6930c911cb2248cdc1bf0e4edb4f36.jpg19215

P&MLiquorsEric
08-24-2014, 12:09
That prairie is damn tasty.

MyOldKyDram
08-24-2014, 12:10
That's a damned good one there Ryan. Good looking out Brad. Getting ready to try a new cider myself. BBA out of Michigan, Virtue the Mitten.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/25/7uhu4aha.jpg

Tony
08-24-2014, 16:27
Had a Founders Backwoods Bastard followed by a couple of Two Hearted, good day.

Best regards, Tony

P&MLiquorsEric
08-24-2014, 19:35
The mitten is a solid cider.

Wife and I made a quick visit to Lexington last night. Spent a rainy night at blue stallion.

Had a couple barrel aged beers. Very German centric offerings that were solid examples of the styles. I left starving for hops.

Ravensfire
08-24-2014, 19:40
My wife and I shared a 4 Hands Cash Mony - a new double IPA with a "wasteful amount" of hops. 8.5% abv so not overwhelming for a DIPA. Tons of hoppiness to the beer without going too bitter. Two of the major local places are sold out already, I'm hoping there will be more of this beer - it's a good one.

KyleCBreese
08-25-2014, 09:01
Drank SweetWater IPA all weekend. Has to be one of my new favorite beers.

bingstein
08-26-2014, 06:51
Had a few Heady Toppers last night that I had swapped a Bo & Luke for. I get a few of these every few months and they are always so good. Almost makes me want to move to Vermont. Then I remember I live in Kentucky.

Kpiz
08-27-2014, 00:11
Had a few Heady Toppers last night that I had swapped a Bo & Luke for. I get a few of these every few months and they are always so good. Almost makes me want to move to Vermont. Then I remember I live in Kentucky.

I just had a Heady Topper myself! I was in VT for a wedding and was able to bring a couple back with me. Do you guys get Pliny the Elder where you are? I'm curious if you or anyone else here has done a SBS of those two.

MyOldKyDram
08-27-2014, 04:16
Haven't done a SBS but having simply had both I'd give a sizable edge to HT.

MyOldKyDram
08-27-2014, 04:33
Also had an Anchorage Deal With The Devil Barleywine last night. Aged 11 months in cognac barrels and weighing in at 17.3% it's probably the best Barleywine, and one of the best beers period I've ever had. ISO moar of this.

bearmark
08-27-2014, 04:42
Epic Brainless on Peaches … Belgian ale with peaches… just arrived in TX… not bad.

bingstein
08-28-2014, 07:00
I just had a Heady Topper myself! I was in VT for a wedding and was able to bring a couple back with me. Do you guys get Pliny the Elder where you are? I'm curious if you or anyone else here has done a SBS of those two.

Kyle, we don't get Pliny in Kentucky either. I've gotten all the Heady and Pliny I've ever had by swapping some Kentucky beers (Bo & Luke, etc.) to others. I really consider any Heady I get a really nice treat, but I don't really pine for it too much as long as there is Stone Enjoy By on the shelves (there isn't any right now).

tylermke
08-28-2014, 18:29
Founders Double Trouble followed by Ommegang Three Philosophers. Really digging the Philosophers tonight and it drinks way too easy for a near 10% beer.

MyOldKyDram
08-28-2014, 19:54
The newest Enjoy By is in OH, Bing. Hopefully we get back on the rotation soon.

Had a Brew Kettle Ild 21 IIPA, Prairie FGM, and a Founder's Backwoods Bastard.

Ravensfire
08-28-2014, 20:31
Cannot wait for the next Enjoy By. The 18th anniversary is not inspiring this year.

After some chores outside after work, had a 5 Rabbit 5 Lizard witbier. Got it based on a recommendation and really liked it. Touch of sour but nicely balanced. Following it up now with a Fort Collins Brewery Double Chocolate Stout. Great beer.

bingstein
08-29-2014, 10:25
The newest Enjoy By is in OH, Bing.

What?! Why didn't we get any. That's crappy. I'm sure as hell not going to Ohio for any, but still. BUT STILL!

MyOldKyDram
08-29-2014, 10:45
I dunno. We get passed over every once in awhile. A-holes.

P&MLiquorsEric
08-29-2014, 16:01
Ky gets is about every third release.

And did you get that anchorage deal with the devil in KY?

johnm13
08-29-2014, 16:34
mars, yes. oracle, not so much.

Clavius
08-29-2014, 18:19
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a569/Clavius85/Miscellaneous/IMG_2775_zpsb9def109.jpg

MyOldKyDram
08-29-2014, 19:47
Ky gets is about every third release.

And did you get that anchorage deal with the devil in KY?

Yeah. It was part of an Anchorage flight at Beer Trappe. Was hoping other shops would get some but doesn't look like that's to be.

P&MLiquorsEric
08-29-2014, 20:15
Bottles or tap? I love anchorage beers. Outside of the white iPa, we haven't seen anything from them in ages.

P&MLiquorsEric
08-29-2014, 20:16
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a569/Clavius85/Miscellaneous/IMG_2775_zpsb9def109.jpg

Nice glass man.....

Clavius
08-29-2014, 20:46
Nice glass man.....
Thanks. I ordered it directly from Bell's.

Then I saw it earlier today at one of the Barns for the same price. Doh!

MyOldKyDram
08-29-2014, 22:30
Bottles or tap? I love anchorage beers. Outside of the white iPa, we haven't seen anything from them in ages.

Bottles. The IPA is generally all we see around here too.

P&MLiquorsEric
08-29-2014, 22:35
I guess we can't get them all. I hate that beer is following the wine model of "on premise" only for the very special releases.

It's all a fight for taps and bottles. A store can carry hundreds/thousands of products while a bar can only hAve a fraction of that.

MyOldKyDram
08-29-2014, 22:47
I guess we can't get them all. I hate that beer is following the wine model of "on premise" only for the very special releases.

It's all a fight for taps and bottles. A store can carry hundreds/thousands of products while a bar can only hAve a fraction of that.

Beer Trappe has long followed that model w the hardest to find stuff. Pazzos too to some extent. Everywhere else not so much but they also don't get stuff like the Anchorage ever. Oh well, glad I got to try it but damn what I wouldn't do to have two of these put back.

P&MLiquorsEric
08-29-2014, 22:57
Pazzos was my gateway into craft beer. My wife worked there in college.

Im working on a brewpub in downtown etown that is 18-24 months away. I will be curious to see the relationship of retail vs on premise when it comes to beers and bourbon.

johnm13
08-30-2014, 15:33
crooked stave hop savant. is there a better brett?

smokinjoe
08-30-2014, 16:31
I typically don't like to crack one before Sept. 1, but since it's Labor Day Weekend and also opening College Football Weekend, I decided to make an exception...My first Sam Adams Octoberfest of the Season. Stellar as always. :yum:

Clavius
08-30-2014, 17:22
I typically don't like to crack one before Sept. 1, but since it's Labor Day Weekend and also opening College Football Weekend, I decided to make an exception...My first Sam Adams Octoberfest of the Season. Stellar as always. :yum:
Nice choice, Joe!

Some more Two Hearted for me tonight. Love this stuff. :drink:

Tony
08-30-2014, 19:59
Bell's Mars Double IPA, a well done beer and looking forward to the rest in the series.

Best regards, Tony

DPPSmoker
08-30-2014, 21:38
Tony, do you have enough of that Mars for your liking? I can help you out with that and Oracle when I see you.

I made the 90 mile drive to Kalamazoo today with the wife and stopped at Bell's and Arcadia. I got a growler fill of Octoberfest. I'll crack that tomorrow. Bell's Eccentric Café was serving a beer they called Cinnamon Sunrise Stout (12.7% abv). It was their Special Double Cream Stout aged in Traverse City whiskey barrels with cinnamon and vanilla. It was crazy good but you could really taste the youth of the Traverse City barrel. What I wouldn't give for this beer to be in a Four Roses barrel.

Then we made the half mile trip to Arcadia. I've had very few of their beers in the past so I got a flight of Roggenberry, Big Dick's Old Ale, Cereal Killer, Loch Down and Starboard Stout. Each were solid beers but they didn't overwhelm me either. The bbq at Arcadia is an 11 out of 10. My wife doesn't drink but she said it was worth the 90 mile drive for the bbq.

Oh yeah, my wife drove home.

chrisg
08-31-2014, 10:13
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/31/78606da6a67e537340e53237a14f46be.jpg

Paddy
08-31-2014, 14:47
I typically don't like to crack one before Sept. 1, but since it's Labor Day Weekend and also opening College Football Weekend, I decided to make an exception...My first Sam Adams Octoberfest of the Season. Stellar as always. :yum:

Thanks to this ^ inspiration, I went out and snagged a box of this today. Rushed home and couldn't wait to open one up and it is, as Joes said, stellar as always.

Thanks Joe, you probably gave me at least a weeks lead time over when it would have even occurred to me to look for this!

smokinjoe
08-31-2014, 15:30
Your welcome, Paddy! One of the greatest attributes of we SBers, is that we are very effective in getting each other to spend money on booze! :lol:
:toast:

Paddy
08-31-2014, 15:47
:pope:Yes, we are a blessing as well as a curse to one another.:70358-devil:

WAINWRIGHT
08-31-2014, 19:15
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/31/6d32f97c32773d386f1ec8ca85803367.jpgAfter a visit to New Glarus yesterday some Oud Bruin and Moon Man.http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/31/0207a0b97839a6703b802cfe695f49b5.jpgI can't recommend, New Glarus enough as a day trip for anyone in the surrounding area,what a facility!

WAINWRIGHT
08-31-2014, 19:25
I think Tapatalk is a little whacked,I have no idea what that first image is nor can I edit it.http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/31/6d52999ed4b38a55aebc1c1147eae68d.jpgThis is the courtyard at New Glarus.

Clavius
08-31-2014, 21:05
Some Founder's All Day IPA while watching Das Boot.

MyOldKyDram
09-01-2014, 05:31
New Glarus looks stunning! Would be almost easy to make beer that good working in an environment like that. :D

Old Dusty
09-01-2014, 10:37
19265

Celebrating the Holiday w this bad boy. Thanks to MOKD for turning me on to this!
So sour, so good.

smokinjoe
09-01-2014, 11:06
19265

Celebrating the Holiday w this bad boy. Thanks to MOKD for turning me on to this!
So sour, so good.

I'm always so behind the curve on beer trends, and sours are no exception. It seems they're all the rage, but Goodness, I can't get in to them. Of course, it was just earlier this year that I "discovered" the beauties of IPA's, after about 20 years and thousands of choices being offered. :crazy: I wonder what will be hot when I finally get accustomed to sours?!?! :lol:

WAINWRIGHT
09-01-2014, 11:10
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/01/ea92365347556f9ef6fadf2ebe65d09f.jpgI love Ten Fidy and it's an hour drive for me to even procure any.....so you gotta stock up right?[emoji6]

MyOldKyDram
09-01-2014, 11:29
19265

Celebrating the Holiday w this bad boy. Thanks to MOKD for turning me on to this!
So sour, so good.

Awesome! Glad you like it bc that would've been a spendy mistake if you hadn't!

OscarV
09-01-2014, 11:42
A couple of Founders Double Trouble, to keep cool while the hot coals are grillin' the burgers and the Hebrew Nationals.

tanstaafl2
09-01-2014, 11:49
In the wreckage of the bar from last night there were a couple of bottles of interesting beer to be had as well!

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Proved to be much better than I had expected.

Old Dusty
09-01-2014, 12:46
Awesome! Glad you like it bc that would've been a spendy mistake if you hadn't!

All in this category seem a bit pricey for sure. They will be special occasion pours. At least I know where to find them in close proximity:cool:

AaronWF
09-01-2014, 16:40
In the wreckage of the bar from last night there were a couple of bottles of interesting beer to be had as well!

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Proved to be much better than I had expected.

Love that 120 min. Fresh or with some cellar time, I find it to have a very lively barleywine-type profile. Candied hops for days.

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Clavius
09-01-2014, 16:44
Some more All Day IPA tonight while cooking out some steaks before the storms hit.

smknjoe
09-01-2014, 20:12
I like the 120 as an occasional treat, too. Try it at room temp sometime. Yummy.

MyOldKyDram
09-01-2014, 20:44
The 120 is just too much for me. Not one I've ever been able to appreciate.

bearmark
09-01-2014, 21:56
Tonight it was Founders Double Trouble, a fantastic double IPA.

tanstaafl2
09-02-2014, 08:17
Love that 120 min. Fresh or with some cellar time, I find it to have a very lively barleywine-type profile. Candied hops for days.



Candied hops as a good description! If I could find this it would be something I could enjoy with some frequency. But I can't find it of course. It is not even available in GA due to the high ABV and the idiotic GA liquor laws. A friend brought me a couple from the DC area.

Not sure how old these were. I think they were relatively fresh. Will have to check the bottle and see if there is a date on it.

amg
09-02-2014, 09:43
One of the stores I frequent had 750mL bottles of 2012 Rogue Old Crustacean on clearance for $5.49, so I grabbed a couple. A very nice barleywine, and already with some age on it! I may have to go back and see if they have any more left.

DEelfinn
09-02-2014, 10:23
Over the weekend I tried Kentuck Pumpkin Barrel Ale. I really wanted to like it, but it came across very boozy and had a savory soup like finish.

MyOldKyDram
09-02-2014, 11:51
They don't make anything good. Honestly.

Clavius
09-02-2014, 15:18
They don't make anything good. Honestly.
^ Completely agree with this.

MyOldKyDram
09-02-2014, 15:24
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/03/zymapehy.jpg

These guys sometimes do though!

P&MLiquorsEric
09-02-2014, 16:08
Tried some Deschutes Black Butte XXVI this weekend. A lot going on. Think I will give it a try in a few months before making a final judgement.

MyOldKyDram
09-02-2014, 16:11
Yeahi liked it but think it will get much better w age. Hoping some of that Pom molasses sweetness dies down.

Ravensfire
09-02-2014, 21:22
Same, that fruit comes through way, way too much. It does have a "Best After" on the label of about a year. The previous few years have been phenomenal right from the first day though. I'm a bit perturbed that this one really, really needs that year of aging. I'm hoping that will calm down the fruit and result in a more balanced beer.

Clavius
09-03-2014, 14:53
Bought a 6-pack today of Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. Stuff was just bottled on 8/22. Hope to enjoy one or a couple in a little while...

DPPSmoker
09-03-2014, 15:37
One of the stores I frequent had 750mL bottles of 2012 Rogue Old Crustacean on clearance for $5.49, so I grabbed a couple. A very nice barleywine, and already with some age on it! I may have to go back and see if they have any more left.

Nothing makes my day like finding a high abv stout or barleywine at the shop with a year or two of age on it already. And then you got a nice price on it. Great find!

MyOldKyDram
09-03-2014, 21:02
These two tonight, both courtesy of a fine friend.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/04/ehanydat.jpg
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Ravensfire
09-03-2014, 22:10
Bought a 6-pack today of Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. Stuff was just bottled on 8/22. Hope to enjoy one or a couple in a little while...
Just my opinion, but it's damn tasty this year. Better than the past couple of years.

Clavius
09-04-2014, 14:43
Just my opinion, but it's damn tasty this year. Better than the past couple of years.
Completely agree. It's very good.

I bought a 12-pack of Negra Modelo today to mix it up a bit. Hardly special beer but I do like it from time to time.

P&MLiquorsEric
09-04-2014, 19:30
Local Option/Central Waters La Petite Mort. A bourbon barrel aged weizenbock. Lotsabbn.

Ravensfire
09-04-2014, 22:48
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/04/dc5331cdc82ccae7d1e451de7d71e632.jpg

Relaxing with a Bells Mars double IPA. Very different from Hopslam. Lots of malt and a nice bitter finish that just goes on. If you like IPA's, look for this when it hits your area.

amg
09-05-2014, 08:28
Relaxing with a Bells Mars double IPA. Very different from Hopslam. Lots of malt and a nice bitter finish that just goes on. If you like IPA's, look for this when it hits your area.

Already came and went here before I could get my hands on any. Indianapolis is a terrible place to try to get limited beers.

AaronWF
09-05-2014, 09:49
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/04/dc5331cdc82ccae7d1e451de7d71e632.jpg

Relaxing with a Bells Mars double IPA. Very different from Hopslam. Lots of malt and a nice bitter finish that just goes on. If you like IPA's, look for this when it hits your area.

Now there's a head to be proud of! Sold by the bottle around these parts due to scarcity. Not sure why Chicago doesn't get more love from Bells. I picked up a Mars and an Oracle yesterday and will likely pop one or both this weekend.

tanstaafl2
09-05-2014, 11:11
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/04/dc5331cdc82ccae7d1e451de7d71e632.jpg

Relaxing with a Bells Mars double IPA. Very different from Hopslam. Lots of malt and a nice bitter finish that just goes on. If you like IPA's, look for this when it hits your area.

This (and Oracle) arrived Wednesday during our Wednesday tasting but I decided to pass and let the hop lovers have a crack at it. Maybe I should get some after all? Presuming I still can!

Ravensfire
09-05-2014, 11:15
It reminded me a bit of Founder's Devil Dancer, but better. I only got two bottles but called another store near me and they're going to hold a couple for me when they get their shipment in. It's a really, really well balanced DIPA in my opinion. If you like the style, I think this is one you should try to get. Didn't get the Oracle (and kicking myself, I just forgot it) but asked to have some of that held for me as well.

Clavius
09-05-2014, 17:55
A bottle of Chimay Red tonight with a cork date-stamp of 2013.

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DPPSmoker
09-05-2014, 18:13
Already came and went here before I could get my hands on any. Indianapolis is a terrible place to try to get limited beers.

Sounds like you need grab some friends and make some road trips. I knew Oracle and Mars would be a pain in the ass to find so I drove straight to Bell's and got them there. They always supply their store well for at least a week after they release a beer. I plan to keep a close eye on the remainder of Bell's Planet series. If they release other seasonal/specialties that I like at the same time, I will pay them a visit again. The prices are always the best you will get at their general store as well.

MyOldKyDram
09-06-2014, 05:30
I liked both the Mars and Oracle, but for me the edge goes to Mars. Juicier and not quite as grippy.

Clavius
09-06-2014, 14:00
Some more Negra Modelo while watching the Cats play Ohio here in Lexington.

MyOldKyDram
09-06-2014, 15:26
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/07/hegybygu.jpg will be sad when these are gone. :(

Tony
09-06-2014, 17:54
Bell's Black Note, wow wish I had more than one bottle k19295

bearmark
09-07-2014, 08:57
Pumpkin beers are hitting the shelves already. Picked up an Epic Fermentation Without Representation Pumpkin Porter that was great last year. On the lookout for St. Arnold's Pumpkinator, which is best pumpkin beer I've had. It should be out next month.

Clavius
09-07-2014, 11:01
Bought some of West Sixth's new Porter yesterday night. I think I might prefer it over the IPA and I love the IPA.

Tony
09-07-2014, 11:46
2013 Bourbon County Stout

Thig
09-07-2014, 13:04
Shocktop Belgian White at the moment.

bearmark
09-07-2014, 13:40
Firestone Walker Double Jack… one of my favorite double IPAs.