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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:36 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Stopped by Whole Foods, and to my surprise discovered a Great Lakes brew I hadn't had before, Blackout Stout, a Russian Imperial. Is Great Lakes ever going to make anything that isn't fantastic? You get the impression it is going to primarily be cocoa, but the array of flavors are just fantastic. The hops mesh perfectly with the maltiness, which meshes perfectly with the heavier nature of the stout. At 9.0%, the alcohol is masked reasonably well. Fantastic.



impromptu backyard tackle soccer game + case of Blackout Stout + thinking I'm 18 again = broken ribs and toes (seemed like a good idea at the time)
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby legame on Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:18 pm

letsgoalpens wrote:
legame wrote:Played a show at French Broad Brewery in Asheville Saturday night and had an unlimited beer tap. I heavily enjoyed (perhaps too much) their Wee Heavy-er Scotch ale, Ryehopper rye pale, and new barley wine. I'm not sure what their distribution is like, but be sure to check them out if you're ever in Tennessee/NC/Georgia.


I had a few of their brews and always loved their name. Didn't realize it was named after the street in Asheville until we went there. Great city to visit, just wish places downtown had air conditioning!


The street itself is actually named after a local river. [/themoreyouknow]

It's a really cool city to visit if you dig beer. Dozens of breweries and pubs within walking distance. So many in fact that a PBR tallboy costs on average $2 at a trendy, overpriced bar. Why yes, I will.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:19 pm

samuel smith winter beer last night was incredible. does anyone use untappd app to track the beers youve had?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:44 pm

For some reason, I bought a 6 of New Belgium Snow Day to cook with. I needed one beer to marinate a pork roast, and as I don't drink much beer, get something that I might enjoy.

It's gross. The pork turned out OK, but the ale wasn't good. I have four left, if anyone wants them. :lol:

I guess I'm more of a pilsner man. :lol:
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby JS© on Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:42 pm

winter ales are very hit or miss. Either you're gonna love them or hate them.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:19 pm

Picked up some Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout to try. We going Wesley Snipes on this.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:25 pm

After this week I'm ready to get into it tonight, but I feel like I should save up my strength with Divisional playoff weekend coming up
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:31 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:After this week I'm ready to get into it tonight, but I feel like I should save up my strength with Divisional playoff weekend coming up


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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:35 pm

Bought a 6 pack of Moosehead Lager. Expectations?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:13 pm

Lower the better.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:15 pm

MWB wrote:Lower the better.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BigMcK on Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:19 pm

Rolling Rock 12-pack, $6.99 at my local market. Lowered expectation as well?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:35 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
MWB wrote:Lower the better.


It tastes like... beer. It's not insanely "beer" taste, but it's not Natty either. Has a little more flavor than Miller (and Miller is typically my go-to, sit down and just drink beer).
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:35 pm

MRandall25 wrote:Bought a 6 pack of Moosehead Lager. Expectations?

Used to get kegs of it in high school, I enjoy it, especially in June when it's hot & pens are playing
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:22 pm

Moosehead is certainly above the other macros, but below Yuengling for a cheap lager IMO
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:23 pm

Trying this for the first time tonight, found it in the bottle section at Whole Foods:

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Wow....one of the best IPAs I think I've ever had, and I already like it better than 60 minute. Incredibly smooth beer, for all of the IPA lovers in here this is a must-try.

http://www.ballastpoint.com/beers-of-ballast-point-ipa-sculpin/
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:36 pm

I like Moosehead better than Yuengling.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:23 pm

I am on a heckuva IPA roll tonight....

Spoiler:
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Also absolutely delicious (does Founders make anything bad?). I would rate it slightly below Ballast Point, but we are splitting hairs at that point. Excellent
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:48 pm

My second bottle of Weihenstephaner from this case was better than the other, but still noticeably less fresh than the pint of Vitus. What a beer though.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BadHands71 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:27 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Trying this for the first time tonight, found it in the bottle section at Whole Foods:

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Wow....one of the best IPAs I think I've ever had, and I already like it better than 60 minute. Incredibly smooth beer, for all of the IPA lovers in here this is a must-try.

http://www.ballastpoint.com/beers-of-ballast-point-ipa-sculpin/


Sooo jealous. Love Sculpin
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:56 pm

Eismann wrote:Picked up some Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout to try. We going Wesley Snipes on this.


Two down, quite nice. Maybe could use a touch more body, but the flavors and finish are really good. The 10% isn't striking, either.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BadHands71 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:49 am

Eismann wrote:
Eismann wrote:Picked up some Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout to try. We going Wesley Snipes on this.


Two down, quite nice. Maybe could use a touch more body, but the flavors and finish are really good. The 10% isn't striking, either.


It'll getcha.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:20 am

BadHands71 wrote:
Eismann wrote:
Eismann wrote:Picked up some Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout to try. We going Wesley Snipes on this.


Two down, quite nice. Maybe could use a touch more body, but the flavors and finish are really good. The 10% isn't striking, either.


It'll getcha.


I had one more, along with plenty of food, but I'm feeling it a bit.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby legame on Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:56 pm

Grabbed a mixed sixer at the grocery store to watch the games today. All session beers:

Anchor Portrr, Bell's Porter, Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, Flying Dog Snake Dog, 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die! IPA and Southen Tier 2XIPA.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:57 pm

legame wrote:Grabbed a mixed sixer at the grocery store to watch the games today. All session beers:

Anchor Portrr, Bell's Porter, Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, Flying Dog Snake Dog, and Southen Tier 2XIPA.


Man after my own heart, I did the same.

Finally had an Old Man Winter....pretty solid winter ale.
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