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Postby shankly » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:59 pm

Allagash Brett IPA is really great and has me missing Rayon Vert. The Allagash is likely way better, but at the time Rayon Vert was such a novel concept for a US brewery. Who else was doing brett beers in small format bottles in 2011?
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Postby warmjets » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:00 pm

Blew my apartment up once opening a rayon vert
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Postby beefbroth inthe shitpipes » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:38 pm

shankly wrote:Allagash Brett IPA is really great and has me missing Rayon Vert. The Allagash is likely way better, but at the time Rayon Vert was such a novel concept for a US brewery. Who else was doing brett beers in small format bottles in 2011?

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I also miss rayon vert.
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Postby beefbroth inthe shitpipes » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:38 pm

I'm shocked but Sixpoint meltdown is very good as mentioned
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:08 am

Alvarado St Nelson, Baby! is fantastic, and one of the best smelling beers I've had in a long time. I should've grabbed more.
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Postby Birds vs Worms » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:41 am

Yeah, I was over at Southland yesterday and tried like five different Alvarado St beers. All of em were great.
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Postby deadwolfbones » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:42 am

Best thing about moving to OR thus far is the easy access to pFriem beers.
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Postby pink snake » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:35 pm

Drinking a Trader Joe's 2018 Vintage Ale. Pretty good stuff.
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Postby Fullscreen » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:57 pm

Noticing a lot of brewers, beer bars and tap rooms going heavy on the gose and berliners and session sours this time of year, at the expense of the kind of dark beers I'm looking for.

Its grey and windy and 30 degrees outside and low ABV session sours have summer written into their DNA, just make with the fucking porters already.
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Postby shankly » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:47 pm

Probably a good time to stop buying Trillium. I’m sure they aren’t the only brewery abusing the tipped wage to rip off retail staff

https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2018/11/21/trouble-brewing-craft-beer-darling-trillium/FIztA8DiIGUqmAO0Ia5yYI/story.html
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Postby SonicBoom » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:08 pm

shankly wrote:Probably a good time to stop buying Trillium. I’m sure they aren’t the only brewery abusing the tipped wage to rip off retail staff

https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2018/11/21/trouble-brewing-craft-beer-darling-trillium/FIztA8DiIGUqmAO0Ia5yYI/story.html


Sucks, I enjoyed their stuff but as someone non local it's fine, plenty of good beer out there.
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Postby acidity regulator » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:01 pm

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Postby warmjets » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:08 pm

I think what Trillium does is super common in craft beer. Workers are treated like shit all over the place. Doesn't make it excusable tho

Source: my brother in law has been working in the industry for over a decade
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Postby Reliable Tradesman » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:36 am

Just got back from New Zealand (North Island) where I drank the best beer of my life for a good seven days straight.

Did two tastings at Garage Project (Wellington & Auckland) but I'd highly recommend visiting Wellington and just doing what you can in that area. An incredible amount of breweries, brewpubs and bars, all doing their thing at an amazing standard.
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Postby mercenaries of slime » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:14 am

whoever mentioned wylam brewery upthread, ty

got a growler of

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yesterday and it's so good
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Postby Reliable Tradesman » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:35 am

I ordered $300 of craft delights for the upcoming holidays, from a sizable online provider, who will normally deliver within two days.

After five, seven and 10 days I tried contacting them via email (they don't have a phone number) but got no response. Turns out they've gone broke but have been taking online orders regardless, with no intention of sending anything out.

fark.
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Postby acidity regulator » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:54 am

mercenaries of slime wrote:whoever mentioned wylam brewery upthread, ty

got a growler of

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8-) nice one!
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:24 am

Reliable Tradesman wrote:I ordered $300 of craft delights for the upcoming holidays, from a sizable online provider, who will normally deliver within two days.

After five, seven and 10 days I tried contacting them via email (they don't have a phone number) but got no response. Turns out they've gone broke but have been taking online orders regardless, with no intention of sending anything out.

fark.

Wait, are they giving you a refund or what? What company was it?
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Postby gazedo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:20 pm

i wonder if this dontdrinkbeer / highland park brewery barleywine will be any good.
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Postby shankly » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:23 pm

speaking of barleywine, i opened a 6 year old bottle of Bolt Cutter over the weekend and it was fantastic. super mellow; caramel, maple, vanilla, and tobacco notes and none of the aggressive hoppiness that it had back in 2012.
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Postby pez viking » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:31 pm

gazedo wrote:i wonder if this dontdrinkbeer / highland park brewery barleywine will be any good.

Since he coined the BiL phrase, I sure hope so!
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Postby Render » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:55 pm

shankly wrote:speaking of barleywine, i opened a 6 year old bottle of Bolt Cutter over the weekend and it was fantastic. super mellow; caramel, maple, vanilla, and tobacco notes and none of the aggressive hoppiness that it had back in 2012.


This is good to hear as I saw someone say somewhere else that it had turned into an oxidized mess despite having a "properly cellared" bottle. Still have my 2012 in the basement. I think I have a rayon vert sitting in the back of the fridge still too.
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Postby sadville » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:14 pm

deadwolfbones wrote:Best thing about moving to OR thus far is the easy access to pFriem beers.


we drank a bunch of those on thanksgiving and oh boy

best thing i've had since i've been up here is everybody's juicy af ipa

holy moly. and now i can't find it anywhere. sure hope it wasn't a seasonal!
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Postby fury » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:52 pm

2 decent breweries in San Diego (benchmark,which isn’t closing per say but seeking a buyer,) and council are closing. The bubble seems to be bursting or contracting, which sucks. Both made some good beer.
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Postby brent » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:09 pm

new go-to on tap: almanac vibes pils
cans rock too but too pricey
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Postby gazedo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:29 pm

sadville wrote:
deadwolfbones wrote:Best thing about moving to OR thus far is the easy access to pFriem beers.


we drank a bunch of those on thanksgiving and oh boy

best thing i've had since i've been up here is everybody's juicy af ipa

holy moly. and now i can't find it anywhere. sure hope it wasn't a seasonal!


good to know about this one. visiting family in hood river in two weekends, and will try and make it across the river to everybody's new space to try that.
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Postby what the schmuck » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:53 pm

fury wrote:2 decent breweries in San Diego (benchmark,which isn’t closing per say but seeking a buyer,) and council are closing. The bubble seems to be bursting or contracting, which sucks. Both made some good beer.


oh that's crazy. i remember going to council when they had just started doing their kettle sours and people were freaking out about how good they were.

speaking of SD, my wife and I are taking our kid there Jan 3-7 with some friends who also have an infant. Whats the good kid friendly beer and food places (besides pizza port).
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Postby gazedo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:09 pm

what the schmuck wrote:my wife and I are taking our kid there


congrats on the kiddo! i didn't know.
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Postby tonybricker » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:17 am

fury wrote:2 decent breweries in San Diego (benchmark,which isn’t closing per say but seeking a buyer,) and council are closing. The bubble seems to be bursting or contracting, which sucks. Both made some good beer.


Didn’t Toolbox recently shut down too? They made some great beers and it sucks that they didn’t make it
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Postby jbiz » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:38 am

what the schmuck wrote:
fury wrote:2 decent breweries in San Diego (benchmark,which isn’t closing per say but seeking a buyer,) and council are closing. The bubble seems to be bursting or contracting, which sucks. Both made some good beer.


oh that's crazy. i remember going to council when they had just started doing their kettle sours and people were freaking out about how good they were.

speaking of SD, my wife and I are taking our kid there Jan 3-7 with some friends who also have an infant. Whats the good kid friendly beer and food places (besides pizza port).


from talkbeer:
There's no reason to believe that there are too many breweries currently. But there is definitely reason to believe that there's little-to-no room for growth in packaged sales. Places that take on debt to expand so that they can distribute are playing with fire. Meanwhile, demand for taprooms that don't distribute much beyond the occasional keg seems bottomless.


which definitely seems to be the case around here, too

i just hope my local spot that's been crushing it with taproom cans/bottle releases and little to no crowd issues for almost 2 years doesn't try to expand into further distro than just a few kegs at local restaurants
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