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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:15 pm

Kraftster wrote:For those in the North Hills, Hal's (on Babcock) purchased the pool hall that was next door and has turned it into a bottle shop. Very nice selection. The mixed sixers/individual 12 ozs seem pretty pricey, but the bomber/750ML selection and pricing seems pretty solid -- it will have to be to compete with the Shaler/Glenshaw Giant Eagle. Still, the mixed sixer option and better overall cooler selection than GE means that I will stop here a fair amount.


What part of Babcock?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:21 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:possibly going to beer market on the norf shore tommorow. any comments on what kenny the kangaroo should try there? last time, this gentleman tried a sly fox lager and helltown's brown ale. the brown ale=good. the lager=not so good


I could see it being a good day for a Brooklyn Local 1. Sort of a tweener summer/fall beer.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:21 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
Kraftster wrote:For those in the North Hills, Hal's (on Babcock) purchased the pool hall that was next door and has turned it into a bottle shop. Very nice selection. The mixed sixers/individual 12 ozs seem pretty pricey, but the bomber/750ML selection and pricing seems pretty solid -- it will have to be to compete with the Shaler/Glenshaw Giant Eagle. Still, the mixed sixer option and better overall cooler selection than GE means that I will stop here a fair amount.


What part of Babcock?


Near the Mcknight interchange between the new Sheetz and Large Plain/Sunoco/thrift store. Near the Shop 'n Save.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:27 pm

Just out for a walk with the kids & grabbed a sixer of Lagunitas little sumpin sumpin, never had but I am excited.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:31 pm

Tried that last summer, was tasty.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:32 pm

Is this their summer beer?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:34 pm

No idea, but it was a special on tap @ Mad Mex when I tried it. It was definitely hoppy, so hopefully you like that.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:49 am

Little sumpin sumpin was really good, at 7.5% you could really get into some trouble with these.

Had a Headhunter IPA for the first time over the weekend, what an amazing beer!
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Loaf31 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:32 pm

I admittedly didn't look through this thread, but does anyone know of any brewery tours in Pittsburgh? I'd rather not go through pabrewtours.com.

Hoping a few breweries are like Troegs where it is $5 for the tour and a pint glass.

Thanks
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:39 pm

I know Penn Brewery has tours but only on certain days. Check their website for the exact info.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BigMcK on Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:06 pm

Had a couple bottles of Banana Bread Beer over the weekend. Went in to BevMo and the happy sales person suggested it as "something different." It was a tasty break from my normal IPA hunt and great suggestion for a person that is not fond of flavored beer.

Will try again.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby JS© on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:00 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:possibly going to beer market on the norf shore tommorow. any comments on what kenny the kangaroo should try there? last time, this gentleman tried a sly fox lager and helltown's brown ale. the brown ale=good. the lager=not so good


The Christmas Cinnamon cider was interesting, and I say that as somebody who rarely ever touches cider.

I think they have a good bottle selection down there but some of it is overpriced. Draft prices weren't too bad, with most stuff in the $5-7 range.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:35 am

BigMcK wrote:Had a couple bottles of Banana Bread Beer over the weekend. Went in to BevMo and the happy sales person suggested it as "something different." It was a tasty break from my normal IPA hunt and great suggestion for a person that is not fond of flavored beer.

Will try again.


If I ever needed to chug beer, it would be that one. I find it amazingly smooth, lighter and tasty.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:29 pm

Found a great beer shop in SC today. They have 6 beers on tap where they do growlers. One of them is Sculpin, and the guy there gave me a taste of it. Very good. So I picked up a sixer of that and of Great Divide Tumbler.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:49 pm

Jealous...Sculpin is out of this world.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BadHands71 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:57 am

MWB wrote:Found a great beer shop in SC today. They have 6 beers on tap where they do growlers. One of them is Sculpin, and the guy there gave me a taste of it. Very good. So I picked up a sixer of that and of Great Divide Tumbler.


Do you mean Sierra Nevada Tumbler? Or Great Divide Titan. I'm confused. :? Anyway, both are good so I'm sure you will enjoy either. Sculpin is a super solid IPA, albeit a bit pricey.

I can't express the depth to which I miss craft beer right now. Reading this thread makes me so homesick. As far as the early release of fall beers, I was able to glean some insight last year. Breweries like Southern Tier, Sierra Nevada, etc that offer some of the most popular fall offerings have to brew and release earlier each year to try to keep up with the growing demand for their product. Every year ST produces more Pumpking than the year before and every year it sells out. Also a lot of breweries have a pretty heavily weighted fall and winter seasonal list (compared to spring and summer offerings) and also have to keep up with the year round staples. Hence brewing and shipping seasonal product earlier each year.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:46 am

Ha, typo there. Great Divide Rumble... Barrel aged IPA. I liked the Sculpin just a step below Heady; about on par with Alchemy Hour. Lower ABV makes it more sessionable.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:03 pm

They still haven't released the list of breweries for the Millvale brew fest, but 2 posted on fb about being there... Grist House and Cellar Door. Both appear to be newer local places.

Anyone ever try their stuff by chance?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby ILikeTurtles on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:19 pm

For IPA day I picked up some Southern Tiers 2XIPA. Can't wait to have one and watch SharkNado.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:21 pm

ILikeTurtles wrote:For IPA day I picked up some Southern Tiers 2XIPA. Can't wait to have one and watch SharkNado.


I didn't realize that was even a day, much less that today was that day. I may have to finish off my diminishing supply of top IPAs.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:11 pm

columbia wrote:I now realize that Fat Tire doesn't really make it to PA, but has anyone tried this?

Rolle Bolle

A delightful summer ale for easy sipping and a classic Belgian yard game for easy enjoyment, Rolle Bolle is how we roll. Brewed with monk fruit and soursop, this beer pours a brilliant blonde, with a fluffy, white head. Earthy and tropical tones carry the aroma and the taste follows accordingly. Rolle Bolle’s hint of tartness is backed with the citrus bite of Cascade and Centennial hops. Oats add some creaminess to the mouthfeel, and it finishes dry and clean. Time to get in the yard, crack a bottle and start rolling.
BEER FACTS
Birthdate: April, 2013
Body: Light
ABV: 5.2%
IBU: 30
Calories: 155
Hops: Target, Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial
Malts: Pale, Oats
Fruits/Spice: Monk Fruit, Soursop
Aroma: Gentle aromas of fruits, including juicy fruit gum, citrusy lemon, and a fruity white wine with a hint of herbal, flint and spice.
Mouthfeel: Nice light creamy texture from the oats and a crisp finish.
Flavor: Mild malty and fruity sweetness with a hint of tartness and a bitter nip at the end.
Visual: Pale sunshine yellow; bright white foam and lacing.



I picked up a sixer of this.
It reminds me of the Sweetwater IPA, if that rings a bell.

It's refreshing, but not something I would seek out again.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:13 pm

I had a Perpetual IPA for IPA day.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:39 pm

I was unprepared for IPA day... had a single Harpoon IPA in the closet though, so cheers.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby JS© on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:06 pm

as if you needed a reason

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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:47 am

Non-alcoholic beer is taking off among Muslim consumers
http://www.economist.com/news/business/ ... sinfreeale
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