Quality Beer Thread

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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 bingo » 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 bingo » 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 sleigh » 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
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Postby sleigh » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:46 am

drink of the fucking day?
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Postby Dear You » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:04 am

can wrote: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.


I'm fucking bored and wanted to drink cheap garbage while I played Call of Duty with friends earlier, so here I am drinking a fucking Steel Reserve. I'll at least give my two cents about some breweries off the top of my head....

Hell, even new, quiet boarder Melba Toast will give her two cents. First response will be me, second will be her.

Dogfish Head: Sah'tea (Sahti), Olde School (Barleywine)
Founders: Both of us say Kentucky Breakfast Stout (Imperial Stout)
Bell's: Both of us say Hopslam (Double IPA, although I think no one should sleep on Java/Expo Stout!!)
Unibroue: La Fin du Monde (Tripel), Ephemere (Fruit Beer?)
Victory: Both of us say Golden Monkey (Tripel)
North Coast: Pranqster (Belgian Strong Ale), Old Rasputin (Imperial Stout)
Stone: Both of us say Old Guardian (Barleywine)
Three Floyds: Both of us would say Arctic Panzer Wolf (Double IPA), although we haven't had like...Zombie Dust or Dark Lord.
Southern Tier: Both of us say Gemini (Strong Ale/IPA?).

I didn't expect us to pick a lot of the same choices. I don't know that we can even think of any other breweries that we're well versed enough to make decent choices. Eh.
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Postby Potential Boarder » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:07 pm

Anyone have a beatification around? Willing to trade for 6-pack of zombie dust.

Also, found this article on the Anheuser-Busch InBev purchase of Goose Island
http://chicagoist.com/2012/04/16/the_honk_heard_round_the_world_goos.php#photo-1
Pretty interesting read, but as a non-native Chicagoan, I've never really been all that attached to Goose beers, and I still have a healthy distrust of the big brewers. I understand the defense of "The beer is still the same," but at the same time, the Goose Island beers, especially 312 and the IPA and even their belgians, were never all that great. I'll pick up a BCS from time to time, but sometimes it just doesn't feel right to line the pockets of AB-InBev when I could be supporting someone else.

Maybe I'm being unreasonable about this. The fact that Goose has expanded so much means more people will enjoy Goose and perhaps find other craft beer as well. It does bring up an issue, however. If your favorite breweries (in my case, Firestone Walker, Russian River, Three Floyds and Deschutes) were going through the same thing, would you still buy their product? Maybe this is uninteresting, and I think about beer way too much. Fuck.
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Postby VHGisdead » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:11 pm

I always thought Goose Island IPA was totally fine for a beer I can get for 8.49/6-pack. That said, I probably haven't bought any since they were taken over.
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Postby SNC » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:40 pm

It's a shame that they were bought by InBev but if the beer stays the same I'm still in. Bcs, Matilda,softie, pepe Nero, Xmas ale, night stalker are all great. It'd be nice to say fuck InBev but you're just screwing yourself
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Postby Dear You » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:11 pm

Potential Boarder wrote:Buncha text about breweries being bought out.


I only ever tried one Goose Island before they got bought out, I think. It sort of is a bummer to see big dudes buying up stuff, but I gotta imagine if anything, the distribution of shit would get potentially better. I dunno. I'm not NOT gonna drink a beer I like just because some big guy bought them, I guess.
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Postby apostrophe » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:28 pm

I had a Breckenridge 72 Imperial Stout on tap the other day and it was amazing.
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Postby wyatt » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:26 pm

Potential Boarder wrote:Anyone have a beatification around? Willing to trade for 6-pack of zombie dust.


my room mate and i tried really hard to get multiple bottles. i even have some regular trading partners that are in cali and we still only ended up with one bottle each. i am still waiting on the box but when i get it i'll let you know if it is worth the hype.
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Postby Potential Boarder » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:41 am

Oh I've had Beatification before. I'm originally from NorCal. It's probably my favorite sour that they do along with supplication. It's just been a really long time, and my friends there are pretty unreliable douchebags that plan to go to Russian River, then get too drunk at some other bar in the early afternoon and realize no one can drive. Can't wait to head back there in May. Some of my favorite beers are the RR IPA and Porter, which are brewpub only. Hope you enjoy your bottles though.
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Postby Dear You » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:54 am

One of these days I'm gonna have enough money to just fly over to the west coast and I'm gonna drink all the fucking Russian River I can get my hands on.
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