GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:22 pm

My local Irish Pub has Bluepoint Hoptical Illusion on Tap. I'm headed there in a few minutes.

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The alcohol content isn't extraordinary, but I swear I can only drink 1/2 the number of these than say Stella or Becks.

1.064 OG and 66 IBU’s 6.8% ABV
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:25 pm

Takes you back to your Woodstock days, eh? :wink:
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:42 pm

columbia wrote:Takes you back to your Woodstock days, eh? :wink:


Back to the "days of woodstock", fer sure. :)
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Sigwolf on Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:35 pm

Ommegang's Iron Throne... very nice Belgian blonde style ale.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby largegarlic on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:32 pm

I'm having Brooklyn's Black Ops as my post tax submission reward. It's pretty good--a stout aged in bourbon barrels that's really smooth and drinkable, despite being 10.5%.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:08 am

My aunt is coming into town this weekend. She lives in Maine. She is bringing me four bottles of Allagash FV13. Boom. Boom. Boom.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shmenguin on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:47 am

dogfish head immort ale. never had it before.

prognosis: mmmmmmmmmmm
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby meecrofilm on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:36 am

JS© wrote:don't forget that Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week is starting on April 19th and runs until the 27th.

http://pittsburghcraftbeerweek.com/calendar


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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:37 pm

Bells Two Hearted Ale is really good.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:15 pm

Tried my first sour tonight. Monks Flemish Sour Ale. Not bad... was turned off by the aroma and first sip but it grew on me.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby count2infinity on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:24 pm

Victory Swing session saison is pretty good. very light, carbonated a little more than I like, but still not bad. has and interesting almost peppery aftertaste.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:26 pm

count2infinity wrote:Victory Swing session saison is pretty good. very light, carbonated a little more than I like, but still not bad. has and interesting almost peppery aftertaste.

I liked it when I tried it a couple weeks ago.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby stopper40 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:34 pm

Tried Fathead's Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout today, as far as chocolate stouts go it was pretty good.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:55 pm

Flower Power IPA from Ithaca brewing. Wow... one of the best beers I've had... just delicious. Can't wait to visit the brewery in July
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:04 pm

I've had 4 Ithaca beers... 1 I like a lot (Groundbreak - although Kraftster has a much different opinion of this one), 1 that was ok (Pale Ale) and 2 that were meh (Nut Brown and Apricot Wheat)... Not sure I'd put them on my list of places to visit based on that.

FP sounds pretty good though... I need to try it at some point.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:05 pm

the wicked child wrote:I've had 4 Ithaca beers... 1 I like a lot (Groundbreak - although Kraftster has a much different opinion of this one), 1 that was ok (Pale Ale) and 2 that were meh (Nut Brown and Apricot Wheat)... Not sure I'd put them on my list of places to visit based on that.

FP sounds pretty good though... I need to try it at some point.


This is the first one I've had by them. It is an awesome IPA
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby largegarlic on Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:57 am

As part of the Pittsburgh craft brewing week, I had a sour from Penn Brewery (Fakin' the Funk), which was pretty solid, and a pretty good rye Saison from Church Brew Works, D'Pomme (I think). Neither was as good as some of the high end versions, but both were pretty good local brews.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby PensFanInDC on Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:27 am

I'm discovering anything by Du Claw is good
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:51 am

largegarlic wrote:As part of the Pittsburgh craft brewing week, I had a sour from Penn Brewery (Fakin' the Funk), which was pretty solid, and a pretty good rye Saison from Church Brew Works, D'Pomme (I think). Neither was as good as some of the high end versions, but both were pretty good local brews.


Where did you try these? I read the article about both last week and really want to give them a try.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:53 am

the wicked child wrote:I've had 4 Ithaca beers... 1 I like a lot (Groundbreak - although Kraftster has a much different opinion of this one), 1 that was ok (Pale Ale) and 2 that were meh (Nut Brown and Apricot Wheat)... Not sure I'd put them on my list of places to visit based on that.

FP sounds pretty good though... I need to try it at some point.


Ha, yeah, not a huge fan. Its what I'd call an "east coast" take on a saison. If you like hops, though, I could see these sorts of saisons being pretty cool.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:55 am

I've seen this at two different gas stations near my house:

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I'm not sure what to make of that.
Has anyone had it?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:55 am

PensFanInDC wrote:I'm discovering anything by Du Claw is good


I've had the Mysterium. It was pretty good.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:58 am

columbia wrote:I've seen this at two different gas stations near my house:

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I'm not sure what to make of that.
Has anyone had it?


:( I hate you. You should try it, but I can't give a personal recommendation because I can't find Boulevard anywhere in PA. The Boulevard Saison-Brett occupies the top spot on my wish list right now.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:03 am

So I got home to a surprise 30th party last night. My wife had Hennepin and La Fin Du Monde chilling for me. Late into the evening I realized that I had my Allagash FV 13 to try. Put one of those in the fridge and tried it about 90 minutes later. Shared (the small 350ML bottle) with three others so not a full experience (that will probably happen tonight). Great sour, though. Really excited to try a full pour.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:04 am

I'll take that as a yes.....it's very weird: one of them has it in a corked bottle, right next to the Thunderbird section. :lol:
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