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Postby Kuboaa » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:00 pm

awesome, lagunitas is one of those breweries that I don't normally pay attention to, hopefully they start putting out some interesting new stuff here
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Postby darger » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:53 pm

three floyds really has the best label art.

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Local beer geek darling Three Floyds will help local music geek darling Reckless Records celebrate Record Store Day with Rye'd Da Lightning, a rye pale ale.
Rye'd Da Lightning will only be available at Bottom Lounge on April 21 for a show featuring Sweet Cobra, Chicago Thrash Ensemble, and Party Downers.
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Postby VHGisdead » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:07 pm

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didn't know anything about it when I picked it up, it's great
Bought this at the mall I'm gonna wear this at the mall.
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Postby pellegrino viking essays » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:53 pm

Man, that label.


Had one of these beauties at happy hour today.

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Postby wyatt » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:00 pm

going to drink this tonight. never had one before.

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Postby honkduh » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:12 pm

How do I get one of these?

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Postby wyatt » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:21 pm

pretty hard to land one. gotta trade some other rare stuff for it.

Arctic devil plus some other stuff might work.
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Postby darger » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:27 pm

wyatt wrote:going to drink this tonight. never had one before.

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drink it cold, one of my favorites.
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Postby honkduh » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:28 pm

Have you tried it?
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Postby VHGisdead » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:30 pm

pellegrino viking essays wrote:Man, that label.


yeah, almost didn't pick it up because of that

Ohio has a couple breweries that make some good beers but have awful labels
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Postby brent » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:31 pm

weyerbacher has the good beer/awful label thing mastered
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Postby wyatt » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:35 pm

honkduh wrote:Have you tried it?


never had it. i am not a big fan of stouts with chilis added.
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Postby pissydan » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:49 am

my new neighborhood brewery just got their first beer advocate review:

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Postby SNC » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:16 pm

I bought one of the mini-randalls from dogfish head
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Postby grammatron » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:01 am

I'm thinking about buying one too. Let me know how good it works. I'd like it for experimenting w/ ideas for home brewing.
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Postby SNC » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:19 am

I think it'll be fun novelty. Wanna try and recreate the coconut ipa I had during last years Philly beer kickoff party
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Postby SNC » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:23 am

Decided to go to lunch at the bar. Now drinking founders breakfast on tap
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Postby honkduh » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:49 pm

Had this last night

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it was great!
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Postby VHGisdead » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:06 pm

was at my local shop last night and saw a sixer of Ballast Point Sculpin just chilling in the bottom row of the cooler. Pretty exciting development 8-)
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Postby bongo » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:15 pm

yeah ballast point seems to be expanding like mad - went to a bar here in cincinnati the other night and they had sculpin and a stout on tap


god i cant wait to get my hands on lost abbey offerings once i get to SD
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Postby bongo » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:22 am

drank the hemel and aarde bruichladdich barrel last night, liked it much better than the original
the peat plays really well with the malts, just a great stout

also the carbonation issues that plagued the original were totally nonexistent- excellent and appropriate level of carbonation in this version and none of this:
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Postby Duplo » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:43 am

Savage wrote:got suckered into buying this because of the name/packaging

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its a pretty decent beer, although it seriously is a bit oniony, but 14 bucks for 4 tallboys is quite steep


bought a single can of these the other day, i was diggin it
didnt get the oniony thing

not sure i can fuck with it too often at that price though
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Postby Turner_Brown » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:18 pm

I'll be pouring my homebrew at the Maproom's fundraiser (Craft Day Afternoon) again this year...

May 19th at Fizz 1-5pm. This event kicks off Craft Beer Week in Chicago. Last year there was a ton of great beer/breweries. Probably the best bang for buck beer event during CBW. More details to follow...
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Postby wendy » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:34 pm

Have a Bell's sampler case

Amber Ale
Pale Ale
Kalamazoo Stout
Porter (currently drinking)

We just about finished our case of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout which is 10% so it's a pretty big commitment when you start one (or when I start one, I guess). The case was about $40 which is fantastic for Philadelphia. I know our beer is pricier than everywhere else though.
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Postby can » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:41 pm

someone should post a list of breweries to take note of and their best beers and/or some top lists by type of beer (maybe in the first post) cause last time i checked this thread it was around page 150 or so. at least for relatively accessible beers it'd be nice to have a list of things to try next time i pick up some stuff.
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Postby SNC » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:43 pm

I've been digging the Firestone walker mix case with the union jack, pale ale, DBA, and velvet Merlin
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Postby SNC » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:44 pm

Is there anything new and excitIng that's in Ny but not distributed to PA?
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Postby death is my amigo » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:33 am

haven't been able to sell the piece i interviewed magee for yet, but i wanted to share a line from one of the rejections i got with this thread:

Beer is certainly the drink du jour and breweries are popping up all over the place.


the person who wrote that is a drink editor at a publication in chicago
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Postby evil olive » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:44 am

i bet that faggot drinks cocktails exclusively
listen,
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Postby death is my amigo » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:46 am

drink of the fucking day?
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