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Postby vibracobra » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:57 pm

Just cracked one of these - Image


Not bad, but hardly distinctive. Planning to cap the night with a Bourbon County Stout.
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Postby McDermott » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:03 pm

Drinking tonight:

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Postby wuk » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:08 pm

vibracobra wrote:Just cracked one of these - Image


Not bad, but hardly distinctive. Planning to cap the night with a Bourbon County Stout.


High Life jokes aside, this is kind of like the actual champagne of beers, is it not? Kind of bubbly and refreshing if I recall.
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Postby pissydan » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:32 pm

McDermott wrote:Drinking tonight:

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best new beer i had in 2009, hands down.
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Postby brent » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:40 pm

wuk wrote:
vibracobra wrote:Just cracked one of these - Image


Not bad, but hardly distinctive. Planning to cap the night with a Bourbon County Stout.


High Life jokes aside, this is kind of like the actual champagne of beers, is it not? Kind of bubbly and refreshing if I recall.


yeah, i can't get enough of it. it's so fucking crisp and light but tasteful. i could drink an absolute shitload of it and never get sick of it.
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Postby vibracobra » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:54 pm

That's a pretty apt description. Probably would work better in the summer than on a snowy December night. But hey, I hadn't tried it before and I dig saisons.


That Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout is a favorite. Hate that they switched it to four-packs this year, though.
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Postby Milquetoaster Strudels » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:09 am

Just bought way too much beer on a Hudson run to get all the great brews that aren't available in MN. I'll post a pic of the haul as soon as I find my connector cord
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Postby dvr » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:17 pm

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quality ale, good stand by. the brewery is really cool too, you have to walk through the brewery itself to get to the tasting room and it's on the water, very fisherman-y. i was at a bar in milwaukee, bar louie, and they had this beer on tap for $2/pint during happy hour, i managed to get pretty drunk between 5 and 6
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Postby keykey » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:19 pm

Just had a Kentucky Ale from a Winter Brew Mix my girlfriend's parents got me. I was kinda put off by the cheap label and the fact that it sponsors the World Equestrian Games, but it was good. Up next, Great Lakes Christmas Ale. That beer is the only reason to live in Cleveland.
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Postby mike » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:22 pm

blue moon grand cru and surly coffee bender.

wrote about the blue moon if you're interested. short review: ehh no.

http://hoosierbeergeek.blogspot.com/201 ... d-cru.html
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Postby dvr » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:29 pm

thanks, i was wondering about that beer, there are so many beers i want to try i couldn't justify spending $10 on it when i saw it in the store.

i had blue moon on tap to drink for free at my house/work the last two winters and got so sick of it. now one of my bandmates' sisters works for coors so we get cases and cases of free 'moon' beers for free. i can never leave it.
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Postby dvr » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:31 pm

that surly coffee bender is great! i tried it at gabf and really liked it, it was one of the few beers that stood out in my mind enough to remember my opinion on it. i need to find it in a store and pick some up. i really like coffee/espresso beers (that aren't imperial stouts) but usually they're not coffee-y enough, not the case with this one though
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Postby mike » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:33 pm

i dunno where you're living, but surly's stuff is available in minnesota and chicago, and i think that might be about it. i had someone bring me some back .
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Postby Kuboaa » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:41 pm

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really a good balanced stout, I really want some of that Brooklyn Chocolate Stout
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Postby Milquetoaster Strudels » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:44 pm

I don't think it's available in stores, just bars in Chicago.

I just cracked a can of Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout

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Good lord is this amazing.
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Postby honkduh » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:46 pm

Milquetoaster Strudels wrote:I don't think it's available in stores, just bars in Chicago.

I just cracked a can of Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout

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Good lord is this amazing.


damn right! I posted that a page or two back.
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Postby dvr » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:51 pm

ah ya, ten fidy isn't bad, i take back my not liking imperial stouts comment. in my previously posted said job, where i had all the blue moon to drink, at the start of my shift around 4pm i'd sometimes walk around drinking this out of a coffee mug as i'd ldp (long-handled dust pan) my building.

strudels, do you mean the brooklyn chocolate stout is only in bars?

mike, im near denver. i have a good friend moving to chicago next week, i gotta ask him to send me some. sounds like you're right -

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Postby Kuboaa » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:54 pm

that brooklyn chocolate stout is in stores in Chicago, I should have gotten some last time I saw it
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Postby Frank » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:59 pm

im drinking Peroni

not exactly quality i must say
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Postby McDermott » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:59 pm

I got the chocolate stout at my local in bum fuck Ohio, so I'm pretty sure it's not too hard to get. That said, there is actually a pretty good selection out here in bum fuck Ohio.
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Postby Milquetoaster Strudels » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:11 pm

daver wrote:strudels, do you mean the brooklyn chocolate stout is only in bars?


I meant Surly
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Postby Turner_Brown » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:14 pm

Milquetoaster Strudels wrote:
daver wrote:strudels, do you mean the brooklyn chocolate stout is only in bars?


I meant Surly


Man, I wish we could get Surly in cans here (Chicago). I know I should be happy with the kegs but dammit, I want it all.
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Postby pissydan » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:28 am

DFH sched out for 2010, nothing real new except the my antonia.

http://www.dogfish.com/files/2010_releases.pdf
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Postby Milquetoaster Strudels » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:03 pm

DFH need to start distributing to MN already. Aren't they fairly large? I'm surprised that they don't distribute to all of the 48 contiguous states.
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Postby pissydan » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:27 pm

Milquetoaster Strudels wrote:DFH need to start distributing to MN already. Aren't they fairly large? I'm surprised that they don't distribute to all of the 48 contiguous states.


if they can get to TX from DE, they can get to MN.
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Postby sharkhax » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:32 pm

I didn't like the Chicory stout too much. Has Palo Santo always been year round or is this something new for 2010?
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Postby grammatron » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:52 pm

I agree re: chicory stout, sharky. I tried for the first time a coupl'a weeks ago and wasn't impressed at all.
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Postby VHGisdead » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:02 pm

they need to develop a new summer seasonal, the Festina is fucking terrible
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Postby VHGisdead » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:04 pm

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Postby grammatron » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:04 pm

I don't think it's terrible, but it's certainly not something I want to sip on while hanging out by the pool.
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