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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Spring 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Clavius View Post
    Roge Dead Guy. My favorite in celebration of Kentucky advancing to the title game. Not sure what I'll do if they win on Monday night... there may be some champagne involved (but no burning couches)!
    Or maybe a bottle of Samuel Adams Infinium:

    http://www.the40cast.com/2012/01/03/...dams-infinium/
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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Spring 2012

    Bells Hopslam and 2012 Experimental at Bells Cafe in Kalamazoo. The experimental was a bit too earthy for me. Hopslam on tap...can't beat that. Oh...and maybe I had a Two Hearted to finish the night.

    Jon

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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Spring 2012

    With Thad recently in Bardstown, Full Sail ESB and Sam Adams Dark Depths Baltic IPA, both about 7.5% ABV.

    Both these are examples of modern craft brewing at its best. The beers were very tasty and well-made with no faults in the bottle like damp paper oxidation or acetic acid. They also IMO despite some of the terms in the second one, exemplify an English style of brewing albeit made by reputed American brewers.

    I've been trying craft beers since they emerged around 1980 and they have never been better.

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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Spring 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    With Thad recently in Bardstown, Full Sail ESB and Sam Adams Dark Depths Baltic IPA, both about 7.5% ABV.

    Both these are examples of modern craft brewing at its best. The beers were very tasty and well-made with no faults in the bottle like damp paper oxidation or acetic acid. They also IMO despite some of the terms in the second one, exemplify an English style of brewing albeit made by reputed American brewers.

    I've been trying craft beers since they emerged around 1980 and they have never been better.

    Gary
    Will be on the lookout for the SA Dark Depths Baltic IPA. That sounds really good. Have any of you picked up the Sam Adams Hop-ology IPA sampler twelve pack? It's got a few beers that are exclusive to the box and all are quite interesting and varied.

    http://beeradvocate.com/community/th...pa-pack.15622/
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Spring 2012

    A couple of Fulton "Sweet Child of Vine" IPA's at dinner in the hotel Bar in MSP. Nice beer, but still pissed I was too dog tired to make it to the ballpark to see the Twins.
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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Spring 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    With Thad recently in Bardstown, Full Sail ESB and Sam Adams Dark Depths Baltic IPA, both about 7.5% ABV.

    Both these are examples of modern craft brewing at its best. The beers were very tasty and well-made with no faults in the bottle like damp paper oxidation or acetic acid. They also IMO despite some of the terms in the second one, exemplify an English style of brewing albeit made by reputed American brewers.

    I've been trying craft beers since they emerged around 1980 and they have never been better.

    Gary
    Quote Originally Posted by unclebunk View Post
    Will be on the lookout for the SA Dark Depths Baltic IPA. That sounds really good. Have any of you picked up the Sam Adams Hop-ology IPA sampler twelve pack? It's got a few beers that are exclusive to the box and all are quite interesting and varied.

    http://beeradvocate.com/community/th...pa-pack.15622/
    Both of these beers were great but I found myself going back for another sip (or two or three ) of the Sammy Baltic later at the picnic. The pioneer, dinosaur and now tied with Yuenglings on sales as the largest American owned beermaker...still got game. Hank did you notice that the Dark Depths is part of the twelve pack sampler you referenced but Gary was able to get it (at Party Source?) as a stand alone. The twelve pack certainly seems worth it too with the exception of the Whitewater IPA, for my tastes.
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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Spring 2012

    Actually got that beer at Cork & Bottle in Covington, a stand-alone. Really top-grade product! Sam Adams is continually coming out with new beers and it's hard to keep up, I haven't tried the others mentioned as yet. I like the Stock Ale and Summer Ale as reliable go-tos. The regular lager though has a particular flavour I don't really like, a bit harsh and acetone-like, I think it's from the hop blend used.

    I much prefer the Light, Sam Adams Light, for the lager side of things, it seems to have a different formulation than the regular lager, it's not just the same thing diluted down. Same thing with Michelob Ultra Light, it's the best in the Michelob range by my lights and closest in hop flavour to the 1970's Michelob. I think they ramp up the hop bill because it's light to begin with - Amstel Light has a similar strategy. This may sound contradictory but it isn't, the hop flavor makes up partly for the very light body of the beer. I almost never drink mass-produced or industrial beer but I like those two. First tasted the Michelob Ultra Light at Randy's in Houston, Val gave me one!

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 05-09-2012 at 08:36.

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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Spring 2012

    Brown, New Castle Brown.

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    Exclamation Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Spring 2012

    My son gave me a Smuttynose IPA last night. It is way, way too bitter for my taste.

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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Spring 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer View Post
    My son gave me a Smuttynose IPA last night. It is way, way too bitter for my taste.

    Tim
    That's too bad, Tim. Maybe you should try Smuttynose's regular pale ale called Shoals Pale Ale. That one is toned down a bit and is quite tasty.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

 

 

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