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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:55 pm

MWB wrote:Alchemy Hour sure as heck did not disappoint. Looks beautiful and tastes even better. This gives Heady Topper a run for its money. I'd like to have a head to head tasting of them to really compare. Makes me wonder if Great Lakes put Alchemy in the name as some sort of tie in with Heady Topper, which is brewed by The Alchemist Brewery.


named after surfers "alchemy hour" in California, apparently that's the perfect time of day when the waves are just right for riding
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:55 pm

Ok, thanks.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:57 pm

eddysnake wrote:
MWB wrote:Alchemy Hour sure as heck did not disappoint. Looks beautiful and tastes even better. This gives Heady Topper a run for its money. I'd like to have a head to head tasting of them to really compare. Makes me wonder if Great Lakes put Alchemy in the name as some sort of tie in with Heady Topper, which is brewed by The Alchemist Brewery.


named after surfers "alchemy hour" in California, apparently that's the perfect time of day when the waves are just right for riding


Yeah, I read that, just seemed like a bit of a stretch to have Great Lakes name a beer after something in California that just happens to have "alchemy" in it.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:02 pm

MWB wrote:
eddysnake wrote:
MWB wrote:Alchemy Hour sure as heck did not disappoint. Looks beautiful and tastes even better. This gives Heady Topper a run for its money. I'd like to have a head to head tasting of them to really compare. Makes me wonder if Great Lakes put Alchemy in the name as some sort of tie in with Heady Topper, which is brewed by The Alchemist Brewery.


named after surfers "alchemy hour" in California, apparently that's the perfect time of day when the waves are just right for riding


Yeah, I read that, just seemed like a bit of a stretch to have Great Lakes name a beer after something in California that just happens to have "alchemy" in it.


What you say makes sense, much sense
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby count2infinity on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:15 pm

MWB wrote:
count2infinity wrote:this does not touch Heady Topper... that's blasphemous.


Lol... maybe not, maybe I'm just living in the moment. It's been over a year since I've had Heady Topper. I'm hoping my parents bring some when they come next month so I can have a true taste test, but I'm very impressed with this.


lol, i'm planning a trip to vermont in may. I'll be sure to stop by the alchemist brewery.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BigMcK on Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:08 pm

Bison Brewing's Organic Honey Basil Spring Ale. A touch of honey taste with a very slight nose of herbs. Drinks easy and clean. Perfect weekend beer.

Enjoying a long lasting bond with Tap It IPA. Medium body, great hop nose and flavor. Wish the brewery was closer with a better distributor.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby stopper40 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:18 pm

BigMcK wrote:Bison Brewing's Organic Honey Basil Spring Ale. A touch of honey taste with a very slight nose of herbs. Drinks easy and clean. Perfect weekend beer.



Their organic chocolate is fantastic. I wish it was available in PA
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:51 pm

Although this is a hybrid beer/music post, and it is hard to decide which thread is more deserving, I'll settle for the beer thread.

Tuesday of next week for me includes a stop at Teresa's Next Door, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds concert, and a stop at Monk's. Going to be a very, very good day. I am already plotting my beer purchases at both locations.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:04 pm

Whoa Kraftster, you are going to be in Wayne? We go to Teresa's all the time, I'm just a couple miles away in Paoli. The mussels there are divine, and of course the beers are right down your alley. Have a good time.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:10 pm

@Kraftster

The Thai curry mussels at Monks are pretty damn good.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:25 pm

I was thinking of going with the Ghent mussels.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:50 pm

My brother left me a few beers over the weekend. One being the Flying Dog Classic Pale Ale.

I don't really like Pale Ales, but this one was at least bearable.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:05 pm

Finally bought Alchemy Hour. Awesome stuff. It's funny...I detect some of the malty aspects that are in their Christmas Ale. Combine that with a hoppiness more accustomed to their Commodore Perry. Delicious.

For my money, probably my favorite type of beer (as much as I adore porters/stouts) is an IPA that balances malts and hops perfectly.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BadHands71 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:42 pm

MWB wrote:
eddysnake wrote:
named after surfers "alchemy hour" in California, apparently that's the perfect time of day when the waves are just right for riding


Yeah, I read that, just seemed like a bit of a stretch to have Great Lakes name a beer after something in California that just happens to have "alchemy" in it.


It's not nearly as much of a stretch as you may think. Few people know that Cleveland has a whole underground surf scene on the shores of Lake Erie, it's a homage to the Surfers Alchemy hour regardless of it takes place in Cali, Cleveland, or in a bottle.

From the flyer we got at work about it...
Name Origin: On the West Coast, surfers have a term for that perfect time of day, when the waves are breaking just right and it feels like you can ride forever. They call it Alchemy Hour. In Cleveland, our surfers have to work a little harder to find a perfect swell. Dressed in wetsuits, up at dawn, they camp out on the shores of Lake Erie in near-freezing temperatures, waiting for the ultimate wave. Crazy? Yes. Extreme? Definitely. Alchemy Hour Double IPA pays tribute to the North Coast’s unlikely surf bums and the ancient quest for liquid gold, wherever it may live: on the ocean, in a lake, in a bottle.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:46 pm

Summit Winter Ale is solid if your stores still have it in stock
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:47 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Beau Bennett reminds me of a young NASCAR driver for some reason


Everything about this is odd.
And that's setting aside the lack of a beer tie-in.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:48 pm

columbia wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:Beau Bennett reminds me of a young NASCAR driver for some reason


Everything about this is odd.
And that's setting aside the lack of a beer tie-in.


haha, my bad. Editing
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:30 pm

Couple more new ones for me tonight.

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Plead the Fifth imperial stout

Also picked another Westmalle
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:38 pm

Man, Old Rasputin at about 50 degrees is about as perfect a Russian Imp Stout as you can find.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:39 pm

Eismann wrote:Couple more new ones for me tonight.

Kasteel Donker
Plead the Fifth imperial stout

Also picked another Westmalle


The Fif is really good. Smooth, powerful.

Image
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:40 pm

I can haz Friday Night Video Warz?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:50 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:I can haz Friday Night Video Warz?



Oh.....alright.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby mac5155 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:56 pm

Goose island summer. Good stuff.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BigMcK on Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:41 pm

Goose Island just hit the shelves at the local. Will snag a six.

Looking for a great example of a Black IPA. Just had Green Flash's (a favorite brewery) version and I still don't think there were enough hops to counter the malt to be credited as an IPA.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:18 pm

BigMcK wrote:Goose Island just hit the shelves at the local. Will snag a six.

Looking for a great example of a Black IPA. Just had Green Flash's (a favorite brewery) version and I still don't think there were enough hops to counter the malt to be credited as an IPA.


Try Stone's Sublimely Self Righteous. Had it the other day. Quite hoppy.

I really like Southern Tier's Iniquity, but it isn't as hoppy.
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