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Postby brent » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:13 pm

did u drink it AR?

i stayed in frisco CO last week and i gotta say, outer range is pretty killer
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Postby aspirinkid » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:26 pm

I was gifted a bottle of 1996 cantillon Iris when I left my job last month. I think it's the first batch and it's my favorite of their beers. I've never had lambic that's older than maybe 5 years, I'm so excited to drink it.
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:51 pm

My buddy opened a set of all four Armand'4 seasonals from 3 Fonteinen during the Fourth of July and they were all absolutely incredible. If you wanna open up a thousand dollars worth of booze on a whim, I shall not protest.
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Postby Birds vs Worms » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:46 pm

Would love to drink some Zomer again
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Postby acidity regulator » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:18 am

brent wrote:did u drink it AR?

i stayed in frisco CO last week and i gotta say, outer range is pretty killer

saving for a bottle share or something like that!
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Postby deadwolfbones » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:45 pm

https://gearpatrol.com/2017/07/25/best- ... n-america/

The 25 Best Craft Breweries in America
THE ALCHEMIST – Stowe, VT
THE ALE APOTHECARY – Bend, OR
ALLAGASH BREWING COMPANY – Portland, ME
AMERICAN SOLERA – Tulsa, OK
CASEY BREWING AND BLENDING – Glenwood Springs, CO
CYCLE BREWING – St. Petersburg, FL
DE GARDE BREWING – Tillamook, OR
HILL FARMSTEAD BREWERY – Greensboro Bend, VT
J. WAKEFIELD BREWING – Miami, FL
JESTER KING BREWERY – Austin, TX
THE LOST ABBEY – San Marcos, CA
MAINE BEER COMPANY – Freeport, ME
MONKISH BREWING CO. – Torrance, CA
OTHER HALF BREWING – Brooklyn, NY
SANTE ADAIRIUS RUSTIC ALES – Capitola, CA
SIDE PROJECT BREWING – Maplewood, MO
SIERRA NEVADA BREWING COMPANY – Chico, CA
STILLWATER ARTISANAL – Baltimore, MD/Brooklyn, NY
SUAREZ FAMILY BREWERY – Livingston, NY
SURLY BREWING CO. – Minneapolis, MN
TIRED HANDS BREWING COMPANY – Ardmore, PA
THREE FLOYDS BREWING CO. – Munster, IN
TOPPLING GOLIATH BREWING CO. – Decorah, IA
TREE HOUSE BREWING CO. – Monson, MA
TRILLIUM BREWING COMPANY – Boston, MA


A list I can mostly get behind.
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Postby warmjets » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:50 pm

As long as HF and Suarez are on there I won't complain
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Postby aspirinkid » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:07 pm

Stillwater seems like a weird inclusion. Pretty much everything I've had from them in the last 2 years has been contract brewed at that facility in CT which is fine, and I enjoy their sHelfies especially classique but damn I don't think they deserve a place next to Suarez lol.

Happy to see allagash and Sierra alongside all the cool dude Brewers, allagash especially
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Postby whatabout tim » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:10 pm

I was surprised to see trillium on there of all of them somehow. Looks like the list is from 2017 though so I guess that makes more sense.
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Postby viachicago » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:21 pm

sierra nevada? come on.
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Postby viachicago » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:21 pm

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Postby whatabout tim » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:25 pm

Sierra Nevada kinda always makes these lists because of how influential they were for IPAs and their sustainability in general. Their beers are good shelfies that deserve mention over the latest fads.
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Postby deadwolfbones » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:25 pm

Sierra Nevada still slaps
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Postby deadwolfbones » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:26 pm

Didn't notice it was a 2017 piece tho, my bad.
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Postby easy » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:30 pm

viachicago wrote:sierra nevada? come on.


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Postby epistrophy » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:45 pm

Speaking of Sierra Nevada, went to one of my local stores today and they had bottles of the 2006, 2008 and 2011 iterations of Bigfoot gathering dust. Been in a big boozy, malty beer phase recently, so interested to see how these have aged. Overall finding myself really uninspired lately with beer. Just got back from two weeks in England and had some lovely traditional ales on cask here and there, but nothing that really blew me away. Totally bored by the walls of hazy four packs that are greeting me around town every time I go in a shop.
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Postby southpaw » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:49 pm

Oh holy shit how much for the vintage bigfoots?

I used to have a vertical from 99-14 but I fell off the beer train basically in 2010 and would love to replenish it

They really shine at a decade plus, definitely grab at least one of each of the vintages if they're not ungodly expensive
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Postby southpaw » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:52 pm

I got into bourbon right as the dusty phenomenon was peaking but being able to buy old Bigfoot sixers 2000-2006 that had been kept at cellar temperature the entire time was a luxury I didn't appreciate

Three or four of those a night will up your weightclass quite quickly
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:56 pm

I still drink IPAs way too often but I've been on a stout kick all year, which hasn't been optimal in the current weather.

Highland Park Brewery's new member bottle is a barrel aged Neapolitan stout. I'm really excited to try it but I only got two bottles so it's gonna be hard not to crack one open immediately. Their 504 collab with Horus was also really good, as was the MT Mega Devil's Teeth with cocoa, coconut, and macadamia.

Can't remember the last time I've had Bigfoot but now I want some.
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Postby warmjets » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:59 pm

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Postby klubrick » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:06 pm

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Postby landspeedrecord » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:16 pm

goodbye palate!

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Postby brent » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:21 pm

i have finally almost cleared out my entire beer cellar other than a few BA stouts. feels good
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Postby Kenny » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:22 pm

Me and my so did a brew your own beer class, where we brewed amber ale, adn I'm picking up the result tomorrow B-)
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Postby deadwolfbones » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:51 pm

Kenny wrote:Me and my so did a brew your own beer class, where we brewed amber ale, adn I'm picking up the result tomorrow B-)


see u in the homebrew thread
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Postby warmjets » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:51 pm

landspeedrecord wrote:goodbye palate!

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love the ones at the top


Yeah I prefer lower ABV stuff and the Citra was phenomenal
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Postby gazedo » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:04 am

Iso Hermosillo 2019 Oktoberfest Stein. Anyone going that might get an extra?
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Postby SonicBoom » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:03 am

brent wrote:i have finally almost cleared out my entire beer cellar other than a few BA stouts. feels good


I gotta do this, I've been getting a lot better about buying stuff, but I do have a few too many bottles. Probably doing sober october to save money for the holidays.
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Postby what the schmuck » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:24 pm

i just bought way too many fresh hop beers...but i couldnt hold myself back. last year this time i had just had a kid and was going insane and i had none, year before i had liver 'issues' so i was dry. guess i'm making up for lost time. looking most forward to trying the reubens double crush fresh hop.
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Postby deadwolfbones » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:26 pm

what the schmuck wrote:i just bought way too many fresh hop beers...but i couldnt hold myself back. last year this time i had just had a kid and was going insane and i had none, year before i had liver 'issues' so i was dry. guess i'm making up for lost time. looking most forward to trying the reubens double crush fresh hop.


Heard Reubens Crikey is real good too.

I liked the Fremont Centennial/Simcoe, though it was wildly bitter in a way I haven't experienced in a long time. Looking forward to the Citra/Amarillo.

You following this thread? https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/ ... 19.619760/
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