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Postby acidity regulator » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:04 am

Had a Mikkeller Texas Ranger (porter brewed with chipotle peppers) and a Brewdog Anarchist Alchemist Triple IPA last night. Enjoyed both, the chipotle was very subtle and complemented the nice porter real well. Anarchist Alchemist is 14% and of course not even going for the balanced thing, too sweet and a bit boozy but the fruity taste was probably more powerful I've had in any beer, and lingered on pretty nicely. Probably shouldn't be called a beer though, a hop wine?

Still have Mikkeller Jackie Brown & Cream Ale, Brew Dog Tokyo, Left Hand Fade To Black Pepper Porter and Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye waiting for this weekend.
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Postby bongo » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:50 am

Birds vs Worms wrote:Friend got me these today. Pretty pumped to try them.

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Postby Momofuku » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:03 am

melba toast wrote:I've been wanting to get my hands on something from Pretty Things for a while and surprisingly, I managed to find two of their beers here in Louisville just recently. I tried Lovely Saint Winefride a couple of weeks ago. I'm not a big fan of lagers, so I wasn't too surprised at how lackluster I found it to be. I'm trying Babayaga right now and it's okay, but nothing I would make an effort to seek out again. But with that aside I'd still really like to try Our Finest Regards, Hedgerow Bitter, Fluffy White Rabbits and Jack D'or.


Jack D'or is really their best. others are quality, but not "special"
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Postby Turner_Brown » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:06 am

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Postby mike » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:35 am

wyatt wrote:
VHGisdead wrote:I got a sixer of the LH Nitro Milk Stout. I liked it, at least as something different. I'm amused that landspeedrecord wondered why his carefully poured beer seemed under-carbonated.


i thought the same thing. i pour just about every beer at a 180 degrees into the middle of the glass.


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Postby mike » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:37 am

Turner_Brown wrote:woot

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i went to cascade's tasting room when i was out in portland and didn't buy anything. not sure why. cool space, anyway.
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Postby bongo » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:40 am

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picked these up last night, have never tried the 3F saison - looking forward to it
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Postby Dear You » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:44 am

Nice. I had the Rabid last year and I remember liking it a lot. I think that was my first 3F also.
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Postby bongo » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:44 am

i like how the hemel says "enjoy within 25 years"
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Postby VHGisdead » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:44 am

hey guys please stop posting about beer before noon, it's gonna be a long day
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Postby brent » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:36 pm

had palette wrecker on tap today and surprisingly did not really enjoy it that much. just ridiculously bitter, and a little bland, i thought. first green flash beer i've been bummed with

local beer store just got a case of crabtree berlinerweisse bombers in, fuck yeah.
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Postby bongo » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:38 pm

man this hemel and aarde is black as midnight on a moonless night
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Postby fury » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:40 pm

goin to a beerfest tomorrow 8-) 8-)
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Postby SNC » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:45 pm

Second round of goose island bourbon county stout is all draft.
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Postby Contristo » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:50 pm

brooklyn cookie jar porter is amazing
first beer i've tried that tastes like a chocolate chip and raisin cookie

also i really wish abita strawberry was year-round. so easy to go through 6

edit: the cookie jar was from brooklyn, not dogfish head
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Postby bongo » Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:47 pm

i should probably just stop following kern river on facebook, basically every update elicits a "goddammit"

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Postby internethandle » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:16 pm

^ yeah

despite my general distaste for mikkeller as of late i did end up enjoying the koppi coffee ipa i had on-tap. hops were present, subtle coffee was present, surprisingly balanced and the first brewery to really to think of the combination, so props for that. definitely on the more sessionable side, too, which is not the typical mikkeller M.O.
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Postby Timothy » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:02 pm

Momofuku wrote:
melba toast wrote:I've been wanting to get my hands on something from Pretty Things for a while and surprisingly, I managed to find two of their beers here in Louisville just recently. I tried Lovely Saint Winefride a couple of weeks ago. I'm not a big fan of lagers, so I wasn't too surprised at how lackluster I found it to be. I'm trying Babayaga right now and it's okay, but nothing I would make an effort to seek out again. But with that aside I'd still really like to try Our Finest Regards, Hedgerow Bitter, Fluffy White Rabbits and Jack D'or.


Jack D'or is really their best. others are quality, but not "special"


I've had Jack D'Or, St. Botolph's, Baby Tree, American Darling, and Fluffy White Rabbits

When I had Baby Tree it still had dried plums in it, which was delicious and somewhat unusual
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Postby bongo » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:05 pm

internethandle wrote:^ yeah

despite my general distaste for mikkeller as of late i did end up enjoying the koppi coffee ipa i had on-tap. hops were present, subtle coffee was present, surprisingly balanced and the first brewery to really to think of the combination, so props for that. definitely on the more sessionable side, too, which is not the typical mikkeller M.O.



huh thats interesting.. i really didnt like the koppi (had it in bottle and on tap when it was first introduced last year), one of the only mikkellers thats really disappointed me

certainly respect the ambition though
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Postby REAL BASED SLOB » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:28 pm

tried a new nebraska brewery last night, blue blood. pretty good stuff i'd say.
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Postby wario lopez » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:37 am

Drinking my 3rd uinta dubhe imperial black ipa from utah. This shit tastes like drunk. Fuck. Time to order some zombie dust to sober up.
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Postby Automatic » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:40 pm

Drinking this "Harviestoun Ola Dubh Special 12" which has been matured in Highland Park 12 casks. It's delicious.

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Postby pellegrino viking essays » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:14 pm

those blue blood cans are pretty cool.

Ola Dubh just made me decide to head over to the beer store.
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Postby brent » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:33 am

REAL BASED SLOB wrote:tried a new nebraska brewery last night, blue blood. pretty good stuff i'd say.
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also had a hop sutra and a tallgrass velvet rooster for the first time, both quite excellent


blue blood seems so pointless to me. i do not understand the target market. there are plenty of other breweries making that kind of beer

i love green flash rayon vert so much. poor man's orval.
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Postby bongo » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:11 am

rabid rabbit was v disappointing

the rock candy added a cloying flavor that didn't play at all well with the spice, didn't work at all as a saison

my least favorite 3f
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Postby wario lopez » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:29 am

Had a 3 floyds hell's black intelligencer last night, an oatmeal stout with intelligentsia coffee. I love coffee beers and this is isn't one that disappoints. It's lighter in alcohol and body than most coffee beers, which are usually big imperial stouts. Reminds me of a more sessionable version of founder's breakfast or alesmith speedway, really intense coffee flavor. I'm feeling inspired to brew something similar.
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Postby Turner_Brown » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:36 pm

This just in...

Lagunitas is building a second brewery in Chicago. Hot damn
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Postby wario lopez » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:06 am

that's pretty awesome news.
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Postby wyatt » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:28 am

went to my local craft bar tonight and they had a special for duval art glasses. order three duvals and get the glass free. i ended up with this one.

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