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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:48 pm

malkinshair wrote:
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malkinshair wrote:Had a Anderson Valley Winter Solstice the other night at dinner. Really, really good. I had never even heard of Anderson Valley (California brewery), so was very pleased when it turned out to be excellent.


You'll want to locate Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout.


I'll keep my eyes open for it. :thumb:
Do you know of anywhere around 'burgh to get it?


I'd bet now that we are moving into stout season you'll be able to find it at some of the Giant Eagles with better beer selection. Good bottle shops like D's, Beer Nutz, One For the Road, House of 1000 Beers (I only know North/East bottle shop options).
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:59 pm

For all my Southern Tier fans in the Pittsburgh area:

https://www.facebook.com/events/462868067085142/

At Beermuda:

On Draught: Pumking, Crème Brûlée, Oat, Unearthly, Old Man Winter, 2xMas, 2xStout, 2xIPA, IPA, Mocha, Jahva, Choklat, Backburner, Bourbon Barrel Backburner, Krampus, Harvest

In Bottles: Raspberry Wheat, Pale, 422, 2xStout, Phinn & Matt, 2x IPA, IPA, Mokah, JaVah, Choklat, Oat, Gemini, Unearthly, Oak Aged Unearthly, Krampus, Old Man Winter, 2x Xmas, Oak Aged Back Burner

And From The Beer Crypt
2011 Crème Brûlée & 2011 Pumking
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:00 pm

I had a Krampus the other day and it was pretty meh.
Not bad, but nothing unique about it.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Loaf31 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:04 pm

Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale..... nothing great about it. It wasn't bad, it was drinkable, but I expected more after having the Spiced Amber Ale
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:17 pm

columbia wrote:I had a Krampus the other day and it was pretty meh.
Not bad, but nothing unique about it.

Too bad to hear that, I've been excited to cracked mine open
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby JS© on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:21 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:For all my Southern Tier fans in the Pittsburgh area:

https://www.facebook.com/events/462868067085142/

At Beermuda:

On Draught: Pumking, Crème Brûlée, Oat, Unearthly, Old Man Winter, 2xMas, 2xStout, 2xIPA, IPA, Mocha, Jahva, Choklat, Backburner, Bourbon Barrel Backburner, Krampus, Harvest

In Bottles: Raspberry Wheat, Pale, 422, 2xStout, Phinn & Matt, 2x IPA, IPA, Mokah, JaVah, Choklat, Oat, Gemini, Unearthly, Oak Aged Unearthly, Krampus, Old Man Winter, 2x Xmas, Oak Aged Back Burner

And From The Beer Crypt
2011 Crème Brûlée & 2011 Pumking


that's quite a lineup. Don't like the idea of driving that far after a few beers though. :(

I don't know, the 2011 Pumking might be worth it by itself.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:22 pm

JS© wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:For all my Southern Tier fans in the Pittsburgh area:

https://www.facebook.com/events/462868067085142/

At Beermuda:

On Draught: Pumking, Crème Brûlée, Oat, Unearthly, Old Man Winter, 2xMas, 2xStout, 2xIPA, IPA, Mocha, Jahva, Choklat, Backburner, Bourbon Barrel Backburner, Krampus, Harvest

In Bottles: Raspberry Wheat, Pale, 422, 2xStout, Phinn & Matt, 2x IPA, IPA, Mokah, JaVah, Choklat, Oat, Gemini, Unearthly, Oak Aged Unearthly, Krampus, Old Man Winter, 2x Xmas, Oak Aged Back Burner

And From The Beer Crypt
2011 Crème Brûlée & 2011 Pumking


that's quite a lineup. Don't like the idea of driving that far after a few beers though. :(

I don't know, the 2011 Pumking might be worth it by itself.


then what are your thoughts about after many beers?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby OutofFoil on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:24 pm

Utopias 10th anniversary is out. Anyone know where to get a bottle near Pittsburgh?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby JS© on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:26 pm

eddysnake wrote:
JS© wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:For all my Southern Tier fans in the Pittsburgh area:

https://www.facebook.com/events/462868067085142/

At Beermuda:

On Draught: Pumking, Crème Brûlée, Oat, Unearthly, Old Man Winter, 2xMas, 2xStout, 2xIPA, IPA, Mocha, Jahva, Choklat, Backburner, Bourbon Barrel Backburner, Krampus, Harvest

In Bottles: Raspberry Wheat, Pale, 422, 2xStout, Phinn & Matt, 2x IPA, IPA, Mokah, JaVah, Choklat, Oat, Gemini, Unearthly, Oak Aged Unearthly, Krampus, Old Man Winter, 2x Xmas, Oak Aged Back Burner

And From The Beer Crypt
2011 Crème Brûlée & 2011 Pumking


that's quite a lineup. Don't like the idea of driving that far after a few beers though. :(

I don't know, the 2011 Pumking might be worth it by itself.


then what are your thoughts about after many beers?


I believe I covered that.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby JS© on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:28 pm

OutofFoil wrote:Utopias 10th anniversary is out. Anyone know where to get a bottle near Pittsburgh?


Sharp Edge had a Utopia night sometime last year before either Christmas or New Years. Possible they might have something similar this year. I'd give them a call.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:32 pm

JS© wrote:
eddysnake wrote:
JS© wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:For all my Southern Tier fans in the Pittsburgh area:

https://www.facebook.com/events/462868067085142/

At Beermuda:

On Draught: Pumking, Crème Brûlée, Oat, Unearthly, Old Man Winter, 2xMas, 2xStout, 2xIPA, IPA, Mocha, Jahva, Choklat, Backburner, Bourbon Barrel Backburner, Krampus, Harvest

In Bottles: Raspberry Wheat, Pale, 422, 2xStout, Phinn & Matt, 2x IPA, IPA, Mokah, JaVah, Choklat, Oat, Gemini, Unearthly, Oak Aged Unearthly, Krampus, Old Man Winter, 2x Xmas, Oak Aged Back Burner

And From The Beer Crypt
2011 Crème Brûlée & 2011 Pumking


that's quite a lineup. Don't like the idea of driving that far after a few beers though. :(

I don't know, the 2011 Pumking might be worth it by itself.


then what are your thoughts about after many beers?


I believe I covered that.


Just making sure, it's against the law you know
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:54 pm

I've heard about Beermuda but never been. It's pretty close to my brother-in-law's house, but, more importantly, it's close to house of 1000 beers. I can't tout this place enough. Check out their current tap list.

# Name % oz $
1. Kasteel Triple 11 13 $6.50
2. Kasteel Rouge 8 13 $6.50
3. Philadelphia PPA Ale 5.3 16 $6.00
4. Ayinger Brau Weisse 5.1 13 $5.00
5. Founder's Breakfast Stout 8.3 13 $4.75
6. Helltown Idle Hands Imp. IPA 8 13 $5.00
7. Elysian Peste Chocolate Chili Ale 7.5 13 $5.00
8. VooDoo 4 Season IPA 8 13 $4.75
9. Bell's Two Hearted 8.1 13 $4.75
10. Nebraska Wick 4 Brains Pumpkin Ale 5.4 16 $4.00
11. Abbey Monk's Triple 8 13 $4.50
12. Grimbergen Dubbel 6.5 13 $5.00
13. FH Head Hunter IPA 7.5 13 $4.75
14. Philly Joe Coffee Porter 5.5 13 $4.75
15. Summit Oatmeal Stout 4.7 13 $5.50
16. Duclaw Mysterium 4.8 13 $4.50
17. G.L. Eddy Fitz Porter (Wed. Tasting) 5.8 13 $4.50
18. Triple Karmeliet 8.4 13 $6.00
19. Founders Backwoods 10.2 10.5 $6.00
20. G.L. Christmas Ale (Wed. Tasting) 7.5 13 $4.50
21. I & G Spiced Rum Lager 7.4 13 $5.00
22. Victory Headwater (Wednesday Glass Special) 5.2 16 $5.00
23. VooDoo White Magick Wit 6 16 $5.00
24. Saranac Carmel Porter 5.4 16 $4.50
25. F.P. Night of Living Stout 7.5 13 $4.50
26. G.L. Dortmunder Gold (Wed. Tasting) 5.8 16 $4.50
27. Ovila aged Dubbel 7.5 13 $5.00
28. G.I. Pere Jacques 8 10.5 $6.00
29. C.S. Blaecorn Unidragon Imp. Stout 12.5 10.5 $6.25
30. Draai Laag Aureus 8 13 $5.50
31. Flyingdog Gose 4.5 13 $4.50
32. Neshaminy Creek Leon Smore Imp. Stout 11.8 8 $6.00
33. S.N. Tumbler Brown 5.5 13 $4.75
34. Anchor Brekle's Brown 6 13 $4.75
35. Half Acre Daisy Cutter APA 5.1 13 $5.00
36. Fatheads Starlight lager 5.2 16 $4.50
37. Brooklyn Fiat Lux Wit 6 16 $6.00
38. Leffe Brune 6.5 13 $4.00
39. All Saints Laurel Highland APA 4.6 16 $4.50
40. Fegley's Hefe 5.2 13 $4.50
41. DuClaw Euphoria Brown Ale 5 13 $4.50
42. DuClaw Serum XX IPA 9 13 $4.50
43. DFH ******** Brew Imp Stout 9 10.5 $6.00
44. Framboise 4.1 10.5 $6.00
45. Hebrew Jewbelation Sweet 16 (Limit one) 16 8 $5.00
46. Hoppin Frog Hop Heathen Imp. Black 8.8 10.5 $6.00
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:11 pm

OutofFoil wrote:Utopias 10th anniversary is out. Anyone know where to get a bottle near Pittsburgh?


Giant Eagle in Shalerr. I believe they're listing it at $190. Not sure when it's due.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:31 pm

Thats quite a selection, is that place always packed? I wonder having that many beers on tap if it ever becomes an issue moneywise? Seems like that's a lot to have for a fast turnaround
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby meecrofilm on Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:50 pm

Those are some great prices for craft brews. I'd imagine that helps them sell pretty well.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:24 pm

Went to Whole Foods tonight. Apparently Left Hand has released their milk stout, but it's actually served nitro style (in the bottles). Very excited to try it tonight, since nitro is really the only way to drink that stuff.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:25 pm

So Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout was mentioned, and go me wondering... what are the best Oatmeal Stouts? Samuel Smiths is #1 on my list. I've hard Barney Flats, but it was a long time ago, need to have again. Had one last week that I've now now forgotten the name of. Rogue is good. Any other favorites?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Gaucho on Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:26 pm

Kraftster wrote:Check out their current tap list.



46 beers on tap?

God bless America.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:27 pm

MWB wrote:So Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout was mentioned, and go me wondering... what are the best Oatmeal Stouts? Samuel Smiths is #1 on my list. I've hard Barney Flats, but it was a long time ago, need to have again. Had one last week that I've now now forgotten the name of. Rogue is good. Any other favorites?


I found this on Beer Advocate...

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/162/260

It's in Ipswich, MA, so I'm assuming they have a limited reach, despite the high number of reviews on BA. Next time I visit my dad in Boston I might need to pick some up.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:02 pm

eddysnake wrote:Thats quite a selection, is that place always packed? I wonder having that many beers on tap if it ever becomes an issue moneywise? Seems like that's a lot to have for a fast turnaround


Like meecrofilm said, the prices are great, and that's even after I think they've actually raised their draft prices in the past couple months. I am usually only there during happy hour and its not that busy. The couple of times I've gone later for a bottle its usually hopping.

It is strange that a place like that could exist in New Kensington, but I guess it works. They do a great job of getting new stuff in (bottles and drafts) pretty frequently. They have glass giveaways at least once a week (buy the draft and keep the breweries glass for that beer) -- they usually go pretty quick. Also do a good job of cleaning their tap lines -- you don't get leftover hops flavor on delicate beers or anything like that.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:06 pm

MWB wrote:So Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout was mentioned, and go me wondering... what are the best Oatmeal Stouts? Samuel Smiths is #1 on my list. I've hard Barney Flats, but it was a long time ago, need to have again. Had one last week that I've now now forgotten the name of. Rogue is good. Any other favorites?


I don't think I've had many more than those and the staple crafts -- Great Lakes, Bell's, Tröegs (for us in PA). Speaking of, what a solid brewery Tröegs is.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:09 pm

Kraftster wrote:
MWB wrote:So Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout was mentioned, and go me wondering... what are the best Oatmeal Stouts? Samuel Smiths is #1 on my list. I've hard Barney Flats, but it was a long time ago, need to have again. Had one last week that I've now now forgotten the name of. Rogue is good. Any other favorites?


I don't think I've had many more than those and the staple crafts -- Great Lakes, Bell's, Tröegs (for us in PA). Speaking of, what a solid brewery Tröegs is.


I need to make a trip to Hershey this winter
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:12 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
MWB wrote:So Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout was mentioned, and go me wondering... what are the best Oatmeal Stouts? Samuel Smiths is #1 on my list. I've hard Barney Flats, but it was a long time ago, need to have again. Had one last week that I've now now forgotten the name of. Rogue is good. Any other favorites?


I found this on Beer Advocate...

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/162/260

It's in Ipswich, MA, so I'm assuming they have a limited reach, despite the high number of reviews on BA. Next time I visit my dad in Boston I might need to pick some up.


I think I've seen Ipswich down here, but not the stout. Have to keep my eyes peeled.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:15 pm

columbia wrote:Image


I like to rate beers with stereo EQ descriptions and this one is missing most of the low end.
Perhaps I was expecting a much maltier flavor.

It's perfectly drinkable (and even has an unexpected sour finish), but I can't say that I would get it again.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby stopper40 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:53 am

MWB wrote:So Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout was mentioned, and go me wondering... what are the best Oatmeal Stouts? Samuel Smiths is #1 on my list. I've hard Barney Flats, but it was a long time ago, need to have again. Had one last week that I've now now forgotten the name of. Rogue is good. Any other favorites?


http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/3818/21100

Southern Tier makes a good one
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