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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Wed May 22, 2013 6:54 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Went to whole foods for the game tonight...found a bottle of Dragon Milk Stout, haven't had it before. Pretty excited


You should be. I think you'll like it.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Wed May 22, 2013 6:59 pm

Sarcastic wrote:Do you guys drink a lot of beer? Like how much a day or week. I like beer myself, but I can go for weeks without one. And I don't generally drink harder stuff, minus an occasional sex on a beach or some Kalhua or something like that. But no straight vodka or gin or any of the heavy stuff.


I have one beer 2 or 3 times during the week. Weekends, I usually have 2 beers or one 22 oz bottle. A lot of the beer I drink has ABV in the 7-10% range, so it's not nothing, but not enough to get me drunk. I have no desire to drink enough to be drunk.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed May 22, 2013 7:10 pm

Whew. Normally I don't like REALLY strong stouts that have an over-the-top bourbon flavor, but I think this was balanced quite well. Definitely a slow sipper. Unrelated, since I liked Dragon's Milk, but the more beer I drink, the more I tend to go for porters over stouts.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Wed May 22, 2013 7:11 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Whew. Normally I don't like REALLY strong stouts that have an over-the-top bourbon flavor, but I think this was balanced quite well. Definitely a slow sipper. Unrelated, since I liked Dragon's Milk, but the more beer I drink, the more I tend to go for porters over stouts.


I like the live blogging aspect of this post. :thumb:
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed May 22, 2013 7:12 pm

I think this whole thread is one running live blog :lol:
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Wed May 22, 2013 7:20 pm

Dragon's Milk is what really turned me on to barrel aged stouts. Like you said, well balanced.
I'm in the opposite direction as you. Definitely prefer stouts over porters most of the time.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed May 22, 2013 7:21 pm

MWB wrote:Dragon's Milk is what really turned me on to barrel aged stouts. Like you said, well balanced.
I'm in the opposite direction as you. Definitely prefer stouts over porters most of the time.


I'm not even sure if I can say I like porters more most of the time. I definitely have my favorites in both varieties. I would take a good oatmeal stout, for example, over a porter 9 times out of 10. Just depends.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby count2infinity on Wed May 22, 2013 8:00 pm

So I got my Dogfishhead glasses in the mail and drank my Headhunter for the Pen's game from one. I wasn't a huge believer in the type of glass having an effect on the taste of the beer, but wow. It's aggressively hoppy and the glass really brought out a ton of floral tastes that I got from a normal glass, but much more from this glass, especially toward the end when the beer was only in the bottom part. Very very floral at that point. It's really nice.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Wed May 22, 2013 9:23 pm

It really is amazing what a difference a good glass can make.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Wed May 22, 2013 9:29 pm

Even though I have used one, still not sure about this idea:

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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Sigwolf on Wed May 22, 2013 10:35 pm

columbia wrote:Even though I have used one, still not sure about this idea:


Just make sure you rotate 90 degrees at the end if you are chugging...
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu May 23, 2013 8:45 am

Bit of a crisis. Have some moderate sinus congestion thanks to handling my daughter's ear drainage all weekend. Need to be clear nosed and tip top taste buds by Saturday for my D.C. beer extravaganza. Pumping myself with mucinex between now and then, perhaps a spicy meal or two to try to clear my nose out.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu May 23, 2013 8:47 am

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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Thu May 23, 2013 9:19 am

Kraftster wrote:Bit of a crisis. Have some moderate sinus congestion thanks to handling my daughter's ear drainage all weekend. Need to be clear nosed and tip top taste buds by Saturday for my D.C. beer extravaganza. Pumping myself with mucinex between now and then, perhaps a spicy meal or two to try to clear my nose out.


Neilmed. Took away my last sinus infection in 2 days. I've been pretty heavy promoting this thing, but only because I'm amazed at how well it works. you can get it at local pharmacy

http://www.amazon.com/NeilMed-Sinus-Rinse-Bottles-Premixed/dp/B001HDRHR8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369315016&sr=8-1&keywords=neilmed
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Michael Scott on Thu May 23, 2013 11:53 am

Neilmed works. Just make sure you used distilled water or boil your own. Do not use tap water.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Sarcastic on Thu May 23, 2013 2:01 pm

MWB wrote:
Sarcastic wrote:Do you guys drink a lot of beer? Like how much a day or week. I like beer myself, but I can go for weeks without one. And I don't generally drink harder stuff, minus an occasional sex on a beach or some Kalhua or something like that. But no straight vodka or gin or any of the heavy stuff.


I have one beer 2 or 3 times during the week. Weekends, I usually have 2 beers or one 22 oz bottle. A lot of the beer I drink has ABV in the 7-10% range, so it's not nothing, but not enough to get me drunk. I have no desire to drink enough to be drunk.


Yeah, me too. When I drink now it's just to get a buzz but not get drunk drunk.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu May 23, 2013 2:03 pm

I drink mainly because I enjoy the taste of beer. Its fairly immaterial to me that it contains alcohol except to the extent that it adds to the flavor profile of the beer. I mainly drink on weekends, but if I have had a particularly long day at work and have a dinner that calls for it, I'll pick up a 22 oz bottle of something.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri May 24, 2013 6:49 pm

Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout. Certainly not the best oatmeal stout I've had (o hai Shakespeare/Sam Smith), but quite enjoyable. At 4.90%, it's another nice change from the super-strong imperials. Big fan of oatmeal stouts.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri May 24, 2013 7:46 pm

Founders Dirty Bastard is probably the best scotch ale I've had
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Fri May 24, 2013 9:23 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout. Certainly not the best oatmeal stout I've had (o hai Shakespeare/Sam Smith), but quite enjoyable. At 4.90%, it's another nice change from the super-strong imperials. Big fan of oatmeal stouts.


Speaking of Sam Smith, having the Organic Chocolate Stout. Very good. Vanilla notes. Finishes a bit thin, but smooth overall.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Fri May 24, 2013 10:17 pm

Finally tried Weyerbacher Seventeen tonight. Not a good saison. Perhaps call it a tripel (or heck an imperial tripel) and you might have something describing what you're going to get. 10.5% abv, way too high for a saison. No dryness in the finish. Tastes way more like Weyerbacher Merry Monks (tripel) than it does a basic saison.

High abv Weyerbacher stuff is way too boozy for me these days.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Fri May 24, 2013 10:26 pm

I don't even really consider Merry Monks a Trippel... it reminds me more of drinking a wine. I'm not fond of Weyerbacher as a whole though.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sun May 26, 2013 10:24 am

Had a nice day trying beers yesterday in D.C. at Churchkey. Although they no longer had Fantome bottles, which was on the top of my list for yesterday going in, the list is amazing.

50 beers on tap. There I had the pleasure of enjoying an extremely hard to find Oxbow Farmhouse IPA. One of the best saisons I've ever had, slightly more hop presence than most. Also tried the Perennial Artisan Ales Aria Saison. Pretty nice, on the malty side a bit. Nice funk from Brett.

Out if the bottle, I went with the Anchorage Brewing Galaxy White IPA. Belgian IPA brewed with peppercorns and kumquats, conditioned with Brett. Pretty saison-like, pretty tremendous. One if the most carbonated beers I've ever had. Almost too much.
Also had the Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus (raspberry lambic). First bottle of Cantillon. Somehow only $20 for 12.7 oz, so couldn't pass it up. Perfect.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BadHands71 on Sun May 26, 2013 12:01 pm

Just picked up some Hoptimum yesterday. Looking forward to doing a side by side tasting with it, Hopslam, Alchemy Hour, and Nugget Nectar. :thumb:
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sun May 26, 2013 6:59 pm

Had a new one today. Out of a microbrewery in Austin. It's called buckethead IPA (really). It's pretty hoppy, tastes like a double IPA to me. Good beer though.
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