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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #700 on: May 12, 2014, 10:50:08 AM »
Man, I was lovin' IPAs before they became trendy. Fuck all y'all

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« Reply #701 on: May 13, 2014, 01:44:12 AM »
I wouldn't call it a fad so much as a thriving market.  On top of the general proliferation of craft beer, IPA is one of the styles that's been socialized to the general for a long time; Sierra Nevada's been a national brand you can buy at 7/11 or any grocery store for forever.  Craft outfits with regional brand loyalty like Harpoon, Bell's, and New Belgium have also been feeding IPA to their home states for a while.  It's also a much shorter jump from Bud Light to IPA than it is to, say, porters, or sours.

There's also significant set of ravenous hopheads who hunt down the biggest, strongest IPAs they can find, so a lot of brewers are willing to accommodate them as easy money. 

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« Reply #702 on: May 13, 2014, 03:38:20 PM »
Yeah, I just recently had Sierra Nevada's white IPA....so good.
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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #703 on: May 14, 2014, 07:05:03 AM »
Yo I bet you could maybe connect the rise in popularity of high ABV beers like IPAs to the stress and malaise that have come to characterize life in 2010s America. 

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« Reply #704 on: May 14, 2014, 08:42:16 AM »
There's also the issue of individual states relaxing their blue laws. It was until something like 2005/2006 until beer could be sold in Georgia with abv in excess of 8%.

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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #705 on: May 23, 2014, 11:14:10 AM »
Yeah, I just recently had Sierra Nevada's white IPA....so good.

I picked up this 12 pack



$14 and change + deposit

had the Nooner and was about to try the White.  Sierra is a good reliable reasonably priced (and widely available) brewery.  Their beers rarely blow me away (I do quite like the Torpedo IPA in this 12 pk, first time with the other 3) but they rarely disappoint

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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #706 on: May 23, 2014, 11:17:49 PM »
Their rye IPA is decent. I can usually get a sixer at Publix for $8, so a drinkable beer for the value.

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« Reply #707 on: May 26, 2014, 01:27:51 PM »


Got a growler of this on Saturday...god damn this is a great beer. Hard to believe it is an 11% ABV beer. Great taste and it was 12 dollars for a growler. Southern Tier makes some great beers.

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« Reply #708 on: May 27, 2014, 04:06:26 PM »
Ruthless Rye is excellent.
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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #709 on: May 27, 2014, 11:59:42 PM »
Gert's post reminded me that I have a Southern Tier Creme Brûlée stout in the back of the fridge.  Good work, Gert!

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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #710 on: May 28, 2014, 10:54:26 AM »
Had 7 people split a gifted beer the other day, a 11 ounce "Skull Splitter."




I figured if I didn't like it I'd be able to share it and if I did like it, I could just get more later. 6 of 7 of us did not like it. It reminded a few of us of bubbly soy sauce. The 1 that liked it was a really proper 74 year old lady who loved it. "I really like it!" with a voice inflection every other word. "If I didn't have to drive I'd drink all of it!"


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« Reply #711 on: May 28, 2014, 01:20:34 PM »
I haven't had Skullsplitter in years!  Like, maybe a decade.  It was one of my craft beer gateways.  Scotch ales are good, albeit harsh.

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« Reply #712 on: May 29, 2014, 07:01:13 AM »
Skullsplitter was one of my go-to getting unreasonably smashed drinks once my crew matured out of getting fucked up on Budweiser with a detached sense of self-deprecation. Love it.
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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #713 on: June 02, 2014, 02:26:01 PM »
I picked up a bottle of this on a whim, mostly out of curiosity.  Will be drinking it tonight after dinner, will let ya'll know what I think.


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« Reply #714 on: June 27, 2014, 02:12:44 PM »
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« Reply #715 on: June 27, 2014, 06:40:39 PM »
I picked up a bottle of this on a whim, mostly out of curiosity.  Will be drinking it tonight after dinner, will let ya'll know what I think.




How was this?  I've never seen a "high end" specialty blue moon

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« Reply #716 on: June 27, 2014, 06:44:07 PM »
picked up some of these for the weekend



p good.  7.3% abv and super drinkable and refreshing, like a strong session IPA.  First Uinta beer I've had I think.  I was intrigued by a brewery based in Utah.

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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #717 on: June 28, 2014, 05:42:36 AM »
They make one of my favorite black lagers, the Baba.  And it has a sheep on it!

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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #719 on: July 07, 2014, 12:55:03 PM »
Uranus: Black Double IPA.

Should be fun to try all of those. I did the brewery tour at Bell's. It was pretty cool and the brewpub that they have attached to it is awesome.


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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #720 on: September 12, 2014, 02:08:47 PM »
I was down in TX last week visiting a friend and I finally tracked down Pumking & Warlock(the imperial version of Pumking) AND I just drank my first Dogfish head Punkin Ale.....so within the span of 5 days I have had the chance to drink 3 of my most sought after pumpkin beers on my list that I've never had the chance to drink before. 

Rankings?

Pumking>Warlock>Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin>Dogfish Head Punkin Ale>Anderson Valley Fall Hornin' >The Rest (that I have had)

Pumking & Warlock are just so much better than any other pumpkin beer I have had and/or that is available in my area, that I almost feel dejected because I can't get those here.   I still find Smashed Pumpkin to be the best pumpkin beer that is regularly available here.

There are still so many ones that are regarded highly that I haven't had yet and likely won't unless I end up randomly traveling next year during the fall, or am willing to pay a ridiculous markup on the beer trading sites.
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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #721 on: September 12, 2014, 10:32:27 PM »
I have a business trip coming up in Phoenix/Tempe - anyone have suggestions for local microbrews/brewpubs?
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« Reply #722 on: September 13, 2014, 07:07:45 AM »


Shit's ebola, son.
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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #723 on: September 14, 2014, 01:39:01 AM »
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« Reply #725 on: October 03, 2014, 01:04:21 PM »
Oh man. Liquore store down the street is doing a clearance of their summer beers. $5 for six packs, $8 for twelve packs, $15 for a case. All at least decent stuff. Some of it good. Victory, Baxter Brewing Company, Magic Hat, Peak Organic. All of this cheap, slightly old beer is makin me' like

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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #726 on: October 08, 2014, 02:09:05 AM »
https://www.yahoo.com/food/color-correction-this-falls-beers-are-red-not-brown-98996384693.html


Has anyone tried RED IPAs? I've lost the palette for IPAs (as previously mentioned) but I do enjoy a quality red. I'm wondering if this article is worth a damn or not.

Might have to go hit up the craft beer place this weekend.

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« Reply #727 on: October 08, 2014, 04:04:19 AM »
Flipside is, as expected from Sierra Nevada, very good and very available.  Hop Head Red has always been good, but I haven't had it yet this year.

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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #728 on: October 08, 2014, 10:27:42 PM »
Flipside is good but I miss Tumbler

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« Reply #729 on: October 09, 2014, 02:05:29 PM »
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« Reply #730 on: October 28, 2014, 02:41:44 PM »
What is everyone's opinion of Toppling Goliath? I have a friend in Iowa that will send me some samples in the mail.

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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #731 on: December 06, 2014, 11:01:36 AM »


This is from Arbor Brewing Co. You do get that fig taste in there. Worth a try.

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« Reply #732 on: December 07, 2014, 08:07:27 AM »
Enjoying this a lot.

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« Reply #733 on: December 08, 2014, 07:07:27 AM »


This is from Arbor Brewing Co. You do get that fig taste in there. Worth a try.
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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #734 on: December 08, 2014, 09:01:45 AM »
I thought it was Joe Rogan....

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« Reply #735 on: December 08, 2014, 09:54:28 AM »
it is, that's marijuana in the pipe.

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« Reply #736 on: January 28, 2015, 12:30:48 AM »


Incredibly delicious. I don't think Box Steam beers are commonly found outside the South West of England, but this is probably one of the things I'd include if we were doing an international beer trade or w/e.
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« Reply #737 on: September 16, 2015, 08:39:26 AM »
http://money.cnn.com/2015/09/16/news/companies/sabmiller-anheuser-busch-takeover/

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] Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev (AHBIF) wants to buy SABMiller.

A merger would create a "super brewery" with nine of the world's top 20 beers by volume, and annual sales of $55 billion. Shares in both companies shot up -- the combined group would be worth about $276 billion at Wednesday's prices.

SABMiller (SBMRY), which makes lagers such as Pilsner Urquell and Peroni, said it had no details yet of the planned takeover offer.

If the deal happens, it will be the biggest merger in brewing history, and could rank among the top 10 takeovers of all time, according to Dealogic and EY.

AB InBev, the world's biggest brewer by volume, has been interested in making a bid for SABMiller -- the world number two -- for a while. Sales of Bud, and Bud Light, have been waning for years, putting AB InBev in a tough spot.

Large mainstream brewers have also been struggling to defend their market in the face of a craft beer boom.

Related: How to start a successful craft beer company

As younger drinkers turn in ever greater numbers to independent breweries, the global market leaders have been trying to get in on the act.

AB InBev has swallowed Seattle's Elysian Brewing, Oregon's 10 Barrel Brewing and Chicago-based Goose Island in the last year or two.

SAB Miller has also tapped into the craft beer scene, buying one of UK's most successful independents, London's Meantime Brewing Company, in May.

Analysts say the mega deal could provide some breathing space for the large brewers but is unlikely to reverse the trend.

"[It] can perhaps provide some last drops of stock market intoxication but will remain largely irrelevant to the scores of millennials seeking alternatives to big beer's offerings," said Spiros Malandrakis, senior analyst at Euromonitor International.

SABMiller shares surged by 21% in London. Shares in AB InBev were up about 8%.

Shares in Molson Coors (TAP) jumped 13% on speculation that the company could pick up some brands that the new group may be forced to sell to get regulatory approval for the merger.

Under UK takeover rules, AB InBev has until October 14 to make a formal bid or abandon the plan.

According to NPR AB InBev and SABMiller would make up about 4/5 of the American beer market.  So much for those pesky anti-trust laws.....

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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #738 on: September 17, 2015, 05:15:20 AM »
Had the opportunity to try "Free Mason" brewed in Mississippi. It is a Golden Ale, not heavy at all. It was damn wonderful. I enjoyed it paired with some heavy barbecue portions and three of them on draft gave me a respectable enough buzz that I didn't feel safe to drive.

If you come across it in a "build your own 6 pack" context go ahead and pick one up to see if you like it too and then go buy the whole six pack the next day.

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« Reply #739 on: September 17, 2015, 05:17:21 AM »
Pumpkin Beer season is here again.

Pumpkin beers I have had for the first time this year:

Flying Dog's The Fear
Flying Dog's The Gourd Standard
Coronado's Punk'in brandy barrel aged
Dogfish Head's 2015 Punk'n
Shipard's Smashed Pumpkin 2015
Alaskan Brewing's Pumpkin Ale (Not their previous discontinued Pumpkin Porter)
And a Spicy Pumpkin Ale that I forgot who the brewer was.
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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #740 on: November 26, 2016, 10:39:37 AM »
Has anybody tried this?



saw it at the beer store for the first time........was tempted because it looks interesting.......unfortunately just sixers, no solo bolo

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« Reply #741 on: November 26, 2016, 02:36:45 PM »
Has anybody tried this?



saw it at the beer store for the first time........was tempted because it looks interesting.......unfortunately just sixers, no solo bolo
I like it, a lot, but I'm probably a horrible measuring stick for beer reviews. It tastes exactly as advertised, which for some people would be considered dreadful.

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« Reply #742 on: May 06, 2017, 04:00:23 AM »
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/denmark-beer-brewer-norrebro-bryghus-human-urine-fertilizer/?ftag=COS-05-10aaa0h&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=590d460a04d30116c9ad220f&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

A brewery in Denmark is making beer using human urine. The specialty pilsner is called "Pisner," a name derived from wordplay on the type of beer and local slang.

The brew is made with malting barley fertilized by the contents of urinals at the largest music festival in Northern Europe. The 50,000 liters of human waste liquid was used as an alternative to traditional animal manure or factory-made fertilizer products.

"The reason why we make this 'Pisner' beer is because we are a craft brewery out of Copenhagen and about four years ago we converted into organic, so all our beers are organic today," Henrik Vang, chief executive of brewer Norrebro Bryghus, told the Reuters news agency.

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« Reply #743 on: May 06, 2017, 05:28:15 PM »
Pretty sure I had the equivalent last night with a local craft beer called "Cane Break" that had a strawberry variety. There's a lot of Gulf Coast breweries taking advantage of the bustling strawberry crop in South East Louisiana and I can think of like 3 or 4 of them that have nailed the hell out of strawberry infused beers (despite a lot of my friends being all "Wtf? Fruity beer? What are you some kinda..." you can fill in the rest). And then the Cane Break company has this piece of shit I tried.

I tasted zero strawberry and it was almost like someone just mixed alcohol and hops with seltzer water. I felt like I was drinking a pilsner that started out as a home brewed IPA and someone skipped a critical step. Just dreadful. Like get fucked Cane Break.

I'd drink the urine Pisner just to get that God awful taste out my mouth. Jesus fuck.

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« Reply #744 on: May 09, 2017, 02:34:03 PM »
It definitely seems like craft beer has caught on with more of the general population in the last couple of years.  Maybe it depends on how big the micro-brewery scene is in your specific area.  Here in Sacramento/Northern California at large, it is still booming, and I think because so many people see it as a way to support the local community, they are drinking enough of it to where their palates are actually modifying to enjoy IPA's.   It's a neat thing to see take place, considering 10-15 years ago when I really started getting into the stuff, most of my peers thought of Heineken as the pinnacle of premium beer.
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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #745 on: May 10, 2017, 12:57:05 AM »
We are living in a Golden Age.
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Re: Beer Thread
« Reply #746 on: July 01, 2017, 11:10:39 AM »
Been drinking Kona Big Wave recently. A good summer-y beer with hints of citrus.


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« Reply #747 on: July 01, 2017, 12:56:12 PM »
I just finished a six pack of that earlier this week. Good beer.

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« Reply #748 on: July 01, 2017, 04:38:15 PM »
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Cactus adds a twist to the traditional gose style.

On our search for the perfect warm weather beer, we wanted something light bodied and thirst quenching, yet filled with complex and interesting flavors. We stumbled across the fruit of the prickly pear cactus, native to California. This tangy fruit is a great complement to the tart and refreshing traditional gose style beer. Otra Vez combines prickly pear cactus with a hint of grapefruit for a refreshing beer that will have you calling for round after round. Otra Vez!

This beer is really really good. The sour stuff normally doesn't work for me, but I could easily do a 6 pack of these in a sitting without getting tired of it the way I get with some flavored beers. If you see one in a "build your own 6 pack" setting, grab one and give it a try. This isn't a beer for everyone so don't go balls deep into a 6 pack on my word.

Local brewery Abita tried doing a similar beer in this style, recently, and failed miserably. Too much salt for starters. Left my mouth feeling dry.

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« Reply #749 on: August 18, 2017, 12:15:40 PM »
Working through a "Build your own six pack" right now. I haven't had a Red Stripe in years. I selected one for tonight and man I do not remember this harsh back end aftertaste in years past. It's great as I'm sipping it but about a second or two after I finish swallowing it a weird flavor keeps lingering. It's almost skunked.

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