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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:48 am

Kraftster wrote:I am trying to do glasses too, but I actually think bottles look cooler. Glasses are useless (they don't come with beer in them) and they get gross when you display them.

I do want to get one of these at Giant Eagle before they run out.

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i think they serve more of a purpose. bottle collection kind of screams college dorm room to me.

I had an ephemere yesterday...i used a wheat glass.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:50 am

Yeah, I get that on the dorm room thing. My future display will be something a bit different than a wall of Natty Light cans, though.

And glasses have a purpose up to a point. Your 15th tulip glass isn't really going to be used for much.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:55 am

I'm a big fan of the bottle cap coffee table for the man cave and such
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:57 am

Speaking of Unibroue glasses, I have this one, and I think it looks cool, but I hate it as an actual glass. I hate tulips where the base is very low on the stem and it is made by worse by how skinny it is. No good way to grip. It wants to be a flute glass or something.

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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:01 am

Troy Loney wrote:i think they serve more of a purpose. bottle collection kind of screams college dorm room to me.

I had an ephemere yesterday...i used a wheat glass.


so troy loney no longer has the empty bottle of 99 apples sitting on the window sill?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:25 pm

I remember taking the ink stick out of a highlighter and putting it in the bottle with water so the bottle would glow under the black light.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:13 pm

I just discovered there is a farm and brewery less than 7 miles from my house. They grow the hops on the farm. All ingredients are local. 7 miles from my house. 7 miles. I am so happy right now....
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:37 pm

Going to Ithaca brewing for lunch tomorrow. Pumped for a Flower Power IPA on tap
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby malkinshair on Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:21 pm

Wife and I picked up a Troegs sampler...

Pale Ale
Dreamweaver
Summer Pils
Hopback Amber Ale

A whole bunch of yummy.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:39 am

Had the Fat Head's #1 Saison last night. Not bad. A little light on spice and only average yeast flavor. Good, though.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby JS© on Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:16 am

Is anybody heading to Beerfest at Stage AE in 2 weeks?

https://www.facebook.com/PittsburghBeerfest

VIP tickets are $35. After today, regular session ticket go to $35 and VIP jumps to $45.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:32 am

Any good gluten free beer recommendations?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:38 am

Giant Eagle has a Sprecher gluten free beer. In addition to a bunch of Green's stuff they always have.
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Postby Letang Is The Truth on Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:42 am

Which GE? I was at the Monroeville one yesterday and they GF section was all ciders
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:52 am

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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:53 am

JS© wrote:Is anybody heading to Beerfest at Stage AE in 2 weeks?

https://www.facebook.com/PittsburghBeerfest

VIP tickets are $35. After today, regular session ticket go to $35 and VIP jumps to $45.


I had been waiting to see a brewery list. Looks solid. I'll probably go down.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:42 pm

Having New Holland's Oak Aged Hatter. Really good. Haven't had an oak aged IPA before, but will definitely look for more of these.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:52 pm

malkinshair wrote:
Eismann wrote:Interested what you think of the Curmudgeon. I like old ales (Old Peculier is am all time fave) but haven't tried that.


Really, really good. I'm not very familiar with the style, but lots of caramel malts and brown sugar without being overly sweet. What I loved about the beer was the oak flavor coming through. You get a bit of the bourbon alcohol 'feel' too. So good. It kept getting a bit more complex as it warmed...which I love. If this is representative of the style, I'll have to keep my eyes open for different brewers...but Founders basically rocks everything they do.

Can't recommend it more. :thumb: I'll have to track this down when the weather turns cooler...or I'll just keep the AC set to 67 degrees and pick up more tomorrow :wink:


Jiggle isn't carrying Curmudgeon ATM, so I picked up some Founders Porter. Nice mild chocolate with some subtle smokiness. Smoov, brah.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby PensFanInDC on Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:59 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:Any good gluten free beer recommendations?

Doesn't exist. They all taste like sake
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby largegarlic on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:08 pm

What are the thoughts on Sly Fox? I've seen more of their stuff popping up around here and picked up a bottle of their Saison Vos at Whole Foods yesterday on the beer guy's recommendation (I haven't had it yet). I mostly like Victory and Troeg's, so I thought I'd see if this is another good Eastern PA brewer.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:15 pm

largegarlic wrote:What are the thoughts on Sly Fox? I've seen more of their stuff popping up around here and picked up a bottle of their Saison Vos at Whole Foods yesterday on the beer guy's recommendation (I haven't had it yet). I mostly like Victory and Troeg's, so I thought I'd see if this is another good Eastern PA brewer.


Their brewpub is not far from me. They are a solid brewery, albeit not in the level of Troegs et al. Love their red ale
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby largegarlic on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:33 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
largegarlic wrote:What are the thoughts on Sly Fox? I've seen more of their stuff popping up around here and picked up a bottle of their Saison Vos at Whole Foods yesterday on the beer guy's recommendation (I haven't had it yet). I mostly like Victory and Troeg's, so I thought I'd see if this is another good Eastern PA brewer.


Their brewpub is not far from me. They are a solid brewery, albeit not in the level of Troegs et al. Love their red ale


:thumb: Thanks. In a way, I'm kind of pleased to hear that less than glowing assessment. It seems like Eastern PA is already well ahead of Western PA in terms of good local breweries.

That got me thinking, what are people's picks for the best Pittsburgh/Western PA brewer? I've had East End, Rivertown, Penn, and Church Brew Works, and I find all of them to be decent, but nothing special. If Fathead's counts (I'm not sure that they do, since I thought they brewed a lot of their stuff in Ohio), I think I would go with them.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:23 pm

No review of your trip to Ithaca shad?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:18 pm

largegarlic wrote:What are the thoughts on Sly Fox? I've seen more of their stuff popping up around here and picked up a bottle of their Saison Vos at Whole Foods yesterday on the beer guy's recommendation (I haven't had it yet). I mostly like Victory and Troeg's, so I thought I'd see if this is another good Eastern PA brewer.


I finally got around to trying the Saison Vos a few weeks ago. I got it out at the Beer Market, though, and the cork had almost no pop when I popped it (I had to do it because the new server didn't know how to uncage it :roll: ). The first pour tasted a little skunky. The final half of the bottle tasted okay, though. I'd like to try it again one of these days.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:29 pm

Picked up some Rouge Mocha Porter at a liquor store here in Tulsa. Enjoyable, but something was missing. It wasn't as smooth as I had hoped it would be. I don't think I'll be having it again.
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