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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:39 am

Ha yes. Perfect description.

Also had some Dream Weaver and Simon Girty last night. While I like dream weaver, like most American wheat beers, it leaves me wanting for the superior German hefes.

I am convinced that Draai Laag uses some kind of Satanic ritual to brew Simon Girty. How can a beer with such a high alcohol content be so smooth?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:13 pm

Epic big bad Baptist, should be a fun day
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:38 pm

Go time
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby slappybrown on Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:53 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:stringer bell would describe sam adams beers as a 40 degree day

Ooooooo this is good need to integrate into life
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BigMcK on Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:37 pm

Second glass in of a growler of Tap's Cali Gold when a nice 5.1 earthquake hits. We were at the epicenter, which is like being next to an explosion when it hits. A long night of clean up and aftershocks later, the second glass sits on the patio all nice and warm now.

Cali Gold IPA is great stuff. Moves the ground below you, and after just one glass, you are having a difficult time standing.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:47 pm

eddysnake wrote:Go time
Spoiler:
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If you are trying to die tonight, that's a good start :lol:
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shmenguin on Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:31 am

Out of pure respect, Bourbon county should never be consumed within 24 hours of any other beer. It should have a dedicated ceremony with scented candles and a bubble bath.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:59 am

Yeah, haha, I was going to say something similar. If I were planning to crush multiple 10%+ hard-to-find bourbon aged beers, I'd rather take shots of bourbon and drink Guinness, then enjoy those things individually over time.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:28 pm

Just opened Deschutes the abyss last night, also had some epic 825 state stout, stone enjoy by and stone Matts burning rosids. All were phenomenal beers. My pal in Columbus has pretty easy access to the bourbon county so it's not that big of a deal. The Deschutes was a tougher grab.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:43 pm

got to enjoy a full morning/day/night of drinking in Columbus on Friday, so I thought I'd make the best out of it. Really nice city with a wonderful selection and great access to a lot of great beers.

Mojo Risin' (nitro)
Sculpin IPA
Goose Island Sofie
Victory Dirtwolf
Fat Heads Oompa Loompa Stout
Fat Heads Hop Juju
Columbus IPA
Columbus Bodhi (double ipa-cask)
GL Chillwave
Stone Enjoy By
Barleys Brewing Co. Ol Rons Surly Oatmeal Stout
Gabriels Chupacabre (barles brew co.-cask). Imperial Brown ale, probably one of the best beers I had all weekend

Really liked the Sofie and the burning rosids from Saturday. I'm enjoying more and more different Saisons. Any recommendations?

The Labatt light at the hockey game is what probably gave me the terrible hangover on Saturday. Has a Schofferhofer Grapefruit in the morning to help, very refreshing, never had a radler before, I thought the bartender was offering me drugs at first.

grabbed an Epic Big Bad Baptist for home along with some Jackie Os mystic mama ipas, hop ryots, and Chomolungma Honey Nut Brown Ales.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:28 pm

Sophie's definitely solid. As far as other saison recommendations go, I have lots. What other than Sophie have you enjoyed?

Using accessibility and Sophie (fruitier than classic style (Saison Dupont as reference for classic)) as a starting point, I'd say:

North Coast Le Merle (available in 750ML at Giant Eagle) -- probably pretty close to Sophie
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace (750ML GE) -- More lemony
Stillwater Stateside Saison (750ML not readily available, I think Ho1kB has 12 oz. bottles for probably $6 or so)
Helltown Sinful Saison (750ML) -- great Burning Rosids comp, I've only seen it at Hal's in the North Hills, and I think I bought them all.
Saint Somewhere Saison Athene (750ML not readily available, perhaps Vintage Estates in Boardman?)

More traditional saisons or herbal/grassy ones that you can get your hands on:

Saison Dupont (750ML most good bottle shops, 12 oz. at Sharp Edge for probably $12) - classic
Ommegang Hennepin (750ML and 12 oz occasionally) - bready saison
Great Divide Collete (12 oz bottles, GE)
21st Amendment Sneak Attack Saison (12 oz cans, GE/Whole Foods, Save on Beer) - lemon/sage
Ithaca Ground Break Saison (12 oz bottles, GE) - probably hoppiest of 12 oz stuff
Victory Swing Session Saison (12 oz bottles, GE, Save on Beer)
Yard's Saison (12 oz bottles, haven't seen it in a while)
(of the 12 oz saisons I'd rank them in that order based upon person preference.


I would avoid the Southampton saisons. I've not had the Ovila saison because I don't really care for Sierra Nevada, but its fairly readily available. Another accessible/local one is Sly Fox Saison VOS. Its not bad. Lots of other stuff that you can't get around here so I figure not really worth mentioning.

I've not mentioned the bretty/sour saisons, probably my favorite style of beer. That probably deserves a separate post but not much available around here in this category anyway. Giant Eagle (Shaler) recently got Saison de Pipaix, which might be a good stab. Also, Liopard Oir is a brew from Lavery (Erie brewery) which won the GABF gold for saison (or some sub-saison category). Its a very good brett saison.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:34 pm

I've only had the sofie, stone Matts burning rosids and great divide Collette. Enjoyed them all. My wife enjoyed the sofie the most. Thanks for that list, that's a huge help
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Froggy on Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:42 am

the wicked child wrote:Ha yes. Perfect description.

Also had some Dream Weaver and Simon Girty last night. While I like dream weaver, like most American wheat beers, it leaves me wanting for the superior German hefes.

I am convinced that Draai Laag uses some kind of Satanic ritual to brew Simon Girty. How can a beer with such a high alcohol content be so smooth?

Yeah, we spoke about this the other night, but Simon Girty is so good that it actually makes me angry
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:13 am

Also should mention that I had some more Dream Weaver on Saturday, and I enjoyed it more when it was not immediately following Simon Girty. Probably wasn't fair to drink anything after that.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:56 pm

More info on the Trappist ale from Massachusetts....

https://www.yahoo.com/food/taste-test-a ... 76565.html
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:47 pm

Has anyone had the big bad Baptist or anything from epic? Can you get their stuff in Pittsburgh?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BigMcK on Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:39 am

Sampled New Belgium's Snapshot last night. Described as an unfiltered American wheat with sour yeast. It was, sour. If you enjoy sour beer, give it a try. 1 pint was just enough.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shmenguin on Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:54 am

looks like i have 2 bottles of KBS reserved for me in philly. yee haw.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby ffemtreed on Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:25 pm

Here are my top 5 in no order:

Dogfish DFH Ale (good luck finding this)
Knee Deep brewing company Hoptologist
Oskar Blues G'Knight
Ballast Point Tongue Buckler -- my #1 if I had to rank them
21st Amendment Hop Crisis

honorable mentions: dogfish 90min IPA, Russian River Pliney the Elder, 21st Ammend Back in Black, Ballast point dorado IPA, Sierra Nevada Blindfold black IPA, Bells Hopslam

EDIT
Forgot to add stone Ruination to my top 5 -- now top 6 list.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby count2infinity on Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:28 pm

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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:07 pm

Make your own 6er at GE:

Troegs Troegenator
Heavy Seas Peg Leg IS
Breckenridge Agave Wheat
Left Hand Milk Stout
Deschutes Black Butt(e)
Thirsty Dog Leghumper.

Trying the Troegenator first. Kind of an odd flavor (or combos of flavors). This might be my first Doublebock, but it tastes like someone took a dark lager and tried to mix it with a fruity IPA.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:35 pm

Troegenator is outstanding. Has a wonderful bready, malty flavor. Don't really get the fruity IPA flavor at all though, maybe I will have to try it again.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:44 pm

Perhaps it's just my taste buds, but I tasted something fruity.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:55 pm

MRandall25 wrote:Make your own 6er at GE:

Troegs Troegenator
Heavy Seas Peg Leg IS
Breckenridge Agave Wheat
Left Hand Milk Stout
Deschutes Black Butt(e)
Thirsty Dog Leghumper.

Trying the Troegenator first. Kind of an odd flavor (or combos of flavors). This might be my first Doublebock, but it tastes like someone took a dark lager and tried to mix it with a fruity IPA.


I feel the exact same way about Troegenator and didn't care for it because of the fruity IPA pop at the end.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:40 am

Randall, how was the Black Butte? Supposed to be a real nice porter.

Had a fatheads hop juju last night. Man this thing punches you in the mouth, I don't think it's as good as the headhunter, but it's solid.
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