You got it brother.
I've had too many beers in the last 10 days to remember any of them
Tonight I attended a four course pairing dinner featuring Edmund Fitz, West 6th IPA, Ayinger bock, and Founders Breakfast. Came home to a Rochefort 10 and a Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale.
Broke down and finally bought some Hopslam. Just as good as I remember it!
Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel. Coffee and oatmeal stout. Tasty stuff.
A disappointment was the Lazy mag BBN brl aged southern pecan. Good news is that it was recalled by my distributor and refunded.
Vienna Lager by Devils Backbone. One of the few beers I like year-round. AND, at 5% ABV . . .
Tried one of the Great Lakes Conway Irish Ales last night. Thought it was fine, I guess. Not really my style. The bar where we play team trivia finally got one of the local brews on tap, the Raj IPA. Pretty good, but nothing special about it. Better than the usual draft options though, so bottoms up.
The quality of the beer isn't primarily related to their abilities as brewers, but more to the current state of taste in this town. When you're the only brewery in town and you're competing with Miller Lite and Bud Light drinkers at every turn, it's hard to get too far outside the box. Time will hopefully change attitudes.
I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.