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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri May 17, 2013 9:50 pm

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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Sat May 25, 2013 5:44 am

Tried some of Sam Adams small batch beers

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Both IPAs, both kinda flat. The Third Voyage was the better of the two. Followed them up with an Unearthly from Southern Tier, so perhaps that skewed my opinion.
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby peeker643 » Sat May 25, 2013 8:42 am

Brother-in-law brought this from Michigan (as well as their Blonde and their IPA) and it was terrific:

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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby kman_holla8 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:51 pm

Had some Young's Double Chocolate Stout this weekend. Not a fan of malt but this chocolate malt mixed with rich dark ale got better and smoother as it warmed up.
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby Govbarney » Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:12 pm

Anyone try GLBCs 'The Wright Pils" yet? Very decent Pilsenr. Kind of a grassy flowery smell, and a tad more hoppy then a normal pilsenr, but very smooth. One of GLBCs more 'refreshing' beers.
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby RickNashEquilibrium » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:49 pm

Southern Tier Compass - bottle aged ale brewed with rose hips and citra hops! A modern revelation - its 9% but highly refreshing and drinkable. Think Lake Erie Monster with more grapfruit/orange rind funk. This shit is amazing you know i dont lie.
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby jclvd_23 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:29 pm

Enjoyed a 22 oz bottle of Stone RuinTen DIPA over the weekend. It was one of the more enjoyable DIPA's I've had in awhile, very hoppy, and I thought it had more of a tropical fruit smell/taste to it with a pretty solid malt backing.

I would definitely recommend picking up a bottle if you're into DIPA's.
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby jclvd_23 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:07 am

New Belgium just recently started distribution in Florida. I've tried the Fat Tire before and didn't really understand the little hype about it I had heard. Is there anything they make that's worth trying?
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby justmebd » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:52 pm

jclvd_23 wrote:New Belgium just recently started distribution in Florida. I've tried the Fat Tire before and didn't really understand the little hype about it I had heard. Is there anything they make that's worth trying?


I had several of their offerings when I lived in Arizona, and I found most of their stuff to be good -- Not "GREAT!!" but "good."

I did like the Fat Tire, so I'm not sure what help I'd be for you.
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby justmebd » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:58 pm

It seems all the "Big Guns" of seasonal beers already are out of their Summer Ales and here come the Oktoberfests and Pumpkin Ales.

This is bad because it's still the beginning of August, but this is good because we are entering the best time of year for seasonals and limited offerings.

What I've had so far in Oktoberfests:

Sam Adams: Much more flavorful than last year.
Yuengling: Surprisingly good, as in it almost tastes like a real German Brew.


Pumpkin Ales:
Shipyard Pumpkinhead -- As good as ever. Equally balanced pumpkin with cinnamon and nutmeg. Very good on the nose, tongue and pallet. Great aftertaste.

Southern Tier Pumking: Very similar to the Shipyard on the tongue but a little richer. It smells WONDERFUL. I also aged two bottles from last year's batch and they aged beautifully. The aged Pumking is not as sweet, but it's fuller bodied and smoother on the tongue.

Great Lakes Oktoberfest: Have not drunk it yet as of this writing. I was not impressed by last year's batch.
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:32 pm

justmebd wrote:It seems all the "Big Guns" of seasonal beers already are out of their Summer Ales and here come the Oktoberfests and Pumpkin Ales.

This is bad because it's still the beginning of August, but this is good because we are entering the best time of year for seasonals and limited offerings.

What I've had so far in Oktoberfests:

Sam Adams: Much more flavorful than last year.
Yuengling: Surprisingly good, as in it almost tastes like a real German Brew.


Pumpkin Ales:
Shipyard Pumpkinhead -- As good as ever. Equally balanced pumpkin with cinnamon and nutmeg. Very good on the nose, tongue and pallet. Great aftertaste.

Southern Tier Pumking: Very similar to the Shipyard on the tongue but a little richer. It smells WONDERFUL. I also aged two bottles from last year's batch and they aged beautifully. The aged Pumking is not as sweet, but it's fuller bodied and smoother on the tongue.

Great Lakes Oktoberfest: Have not drunk it yet as of this writing. I was not impressed by last year's batch.


Concur on the Sam Adams Oktoberfest. I was surprised how highly I thought of it.
Gonna have to try the Yeungling offering as well.

We have 6 gallons of our own Oktoberfest kegged and aging for the next 10-12 weeks right here in the 'hood ;-)

Making our pumpkin ale as well as soon as the gourd gives itself up. The stuff is even better with two of my neighbors growing 6-8 different hops. Huge lines and poles in their backyards with the hops really busting out now.
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:28 pm

Been enjoying some St. Pauli Girl from time to time, a good summer beer. With the kid and all, my lust for hops has been somewhat sidelined.
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby FUDU » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:32 pm

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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:52 am

FUDU wrote:How is life as a new dad?


Apparently not so well, at least as far as beer goes.

Had some of this over the weekend- Devil's Backbone is a VA microbrewery- pretty solid

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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby furls » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:53 am

So am I the only guy that is maybe just a little tired of the over hopped, heavy on flavor beers. I know complaining about too much flavor seems weird, but I just recently bought a sixer of Miller High Life and pounded it in about a half hour and just revelled in the pure refreshing quality of one of those "crappy Macro, flavor-less" beers? It was great. It had been so long since I had drank "normal" beer that I didn't even realize I missed it so badly.
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:31 am

Depends completely on context. If you're eating smoked brisket, collard greens and BBQ beans from the smoke house down the street you better be drinking like an adult.

If you're doing yard work, playing golf, grillin' on the porch or planning a long day of consumption- aint no shame in slumming. Double IPAs are tough to handle when it's 100 degrees outside. Of course they go great with A/C.
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby mattvan1 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:34 pm

Erie Warrior wrote:Depends completely on context.......

Double IPAs are tough to handle when it's 100 degrees outside. Of course they go great with A/C.


Context, indeed. Browns open up in 17 days, which means all of the Millers and Buds get pushed to the back of the 'fridge. Watching the Browns requires 8% ABV minimum.
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:27 am

A little early for them, but a delicious surprise at the pizza shop down the street

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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby jclvd_23 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:51 am

Had a buddy of mine that went to California for some business meetings a couple of weeks ago, and asked him to look for some Russian River beers to bring back for me.

I got to try the Blind Pig (IPA), Damnation (Belgian Golden Ale), Consecration (Strong Dark Ale/Sour), and Pliny the Elder (DIPA).

Thought they were all fantastic.....really enjoyed the Pliny, but I've been waiting on trying that for a long time and I love DIPA's.

Question for any of the experienced beer experts on the board. I've never really tried many sours before, and I shared the Consecration with my wife and she loved it. Is there anything out there that might be similar to it that I could get my hands on or any others that I should try?
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby Love child of shawn kemp » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:51 pm

A local pizza place in Delaware, OH, Amato's, had Ohio Beer Month this September and featured all Ohio beers. They had a tap takeover every Thursday with multiple selections from a different Ohio brewer each week. Featured breweries were Mt. Carmel, Lagerheads and Elevator Brewing Co. They also have had Thirsty Dog Citra Dog and Nosferatu recently. Always nice to go there and see what they have on tap. And the wood fired pizza is awesome. The owner's are all great guys. They have even provided team dinners for the HS football team 6 times this year at no charge.
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:05 am

WINTER WARMER SEASON!

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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:12 pm

The Ommegang is fandamntastic. Really great. Hopping Frog good.
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby furls » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:27 pm

After Thanksgiving I have to pound down all the Octoberfests and Pumpkin Beers (and other fall seasonals) then replace them with all the winter darks and turn up the fridge temp.

Just completed that that task last weekend. Beer Fridge is up to 50 degrees now, and I am enjoying my first Sam Adam's Black Lager of the year, had a couple of Cream Stouts the other day and have already killed a twelve of Winter Lager. Looking forward to the rest of the winter regiment.

Any heavy, warm recommendations?

They have to be available in New England too...
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:26 pm

With GLBC Christmas Ale being another year of 'meh', I have to again say that Thirsty Dog's '12 Dogs' is excellent and I also really like Southern Tier's '2XMAS' (as well as their 'Old Man Winter'.

Take a look, Furls:

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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:45 pm

Just opened a Delirium Noel I've had cellared for a year.

Christmas miracle indeed.

Magnums of 'Donk and the new Noel for tomorrow's feast preparation.
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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:34 pm

Been a bit since we've talked, but the craft beer scene in Hampton Roads is blowing up:
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We've got Green Flash, New Belgium (just over the border in NC), and very possibly Stone moving into East Coast facilities in the area.

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Re: What kind of beer you been drinkin' lately?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:11 pm

Any of you fuckers had this before?

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2 bottles and I'm zooted. Like 2003 Xmas Ale.

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