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post #10021 of 10836
About 8 bottles in this giant glass!
post #10022 of 10836
Uerige Doppelsticke is always nice.



Too malty.



So, Kehrwider Kreativbrauerei, my favorite brewery from Hamburg, has finally found a building so they can brew stuff "in-house". This wasn't one of those beers, but the following are. They brew three or four new beers in total, which is about the amount of beers they've had prior to that (not counting all iterations of the SHIPA--Single Hop IPA--series, which uses the same base recipe but a different hop every time).

Anyway, this was a coop with Uerige. They brewed the Sticke with green hop. It's soo good. Super balanced and refreshing. Much better than the regular Sticke, imo.



Red ale. Classic Hamburgian beer. Nice, although not too complex. But that's just the style, I guess.



Decent, but nothing too exciting.



A Gose! From Hamburg! Wow. Was most excited abouth this. It's very delicious. Nothing too complicated, a good entry.



The porter from To Ol. Forgot the name. Anyway, very good.



Berliner Weisse from Buddelpeters, Hamburg, brewed in coop with Heidenpeters from Berlin. Not my cup of tea. Not refreshing. Sweet, rich. Weird. Did expect something else from a Weisse.



Rich, bold, great.



Same but different. wink.gif

post #10023 of 10836
Recently returned from hiking the southern portion of the AT. Made a stop in Asheville, NC to pick up a bunch of brews. Some were gimmicks, but I took the bait anyway. Here are a few of the cans/bottles purchased there as well as other things I've had in the fridge. Was too busy talking to say anything special about the NC brews, but the Steal This Can IPA was stellar. Tropical hopps that reminded me of my other favorite, over priced, cult, IPA's in tall boys.

The future holds a Scotch ale sour, a watermelon Gose, and a peanut butter and jelly brown ale.
post #10024 of 10836
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Originally Posted by Principle View Post

Recently returned from hiking the southern portion of the AT. Made a stop in Asheville, NC to pick up a bunch of brews. Some were gimmicks, but I took the bait anyway. Here are a few of the cans/bottles purchased there as well as other things I've had in the fridge. Was too busy talking to say anything special about the NC brews, but the Steal This Can IPA was stellar. Tropical hopps that reminded me of my other favorite, over priced, cult, IPA's in tall boys.

The future holds a Scotch ale sour, a watermelon Gose, and a peanut butter and jelly brown ale.

 

 

How was the hike? A couple friends of mine attempted a thru hike last year, but bailed in VA because of injury...

post #10025 of 10836

Stellar, a lot of ridge running to be had in Georgia and Tennessee/NC, Virginia is where most people start doing 25-30 mile days consistently because of the flatter terrain. I had few complaints about eating couscous, quinoa, and polenta most nights, but dearly missed having cold beers and wine in the evenings. We ended up packing a fifth of George Dickel's #12 because it was the only southern whiskey sold in a plastic bottle, and there's just too much waste and weight associated with beer cans/bottles. 

 

Also, if I had any doubts about beer can stoves, they are completely gone. Sip of Sunshine aluminium is my spirit animal now.

post #10026 of 10836
Canadian beer. Spicy, soy, wood, rum, chocolate - real nice sipper!..

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bellwoods-skeleton-key/293635/

post #10027 of 10836
Just picked up the Spiegelau stout glasses. Will try for the first time today. Looking forward to seeing if they match some of the hype. Anyone else have them or the Spiegelau IPA glasses?
post #10028 of 10836
I like my teku glasses over the spieglau IPA glasses. Rarely use the latter now
post #10029 of 10836
In short: amazeballs. One of UK's best.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/buxton-rain-shadow/292078/

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post #10030 of 10836
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Ugly label, lovely wheat (double) IPA.
post #10031 of 10836
Had some goodness from Oregon (Ninkasi Tricerahops) with some Indian take out (Rajjot in Sunnyvale, CA) food last night...

post #10032 of 10836
Down to my last 4 pack of Portland's Bissell Bros. the Substance. Need to make another trip next week.

post #10033 of 10836

Still working through some of the beers from my most recent delivery.

 

This one was nice but, in all honesty, nothing particularly special or memorable.  At $8 for a IIPA, I expect something special.

 

Now this seemed like a steal. Generally I'm not that partial to quads, but this one avoided the syrupy sweetness and was well balanced.  I'm tempted to pick up a number of these and see how they age.

 

This one was surprisingly good, likely because I don't think I would've guessed it was a pumpkin beer if I hadn't seen the label.  Dark, strong, malty, some spice, good.  One of the last from the beer Advent calendar.

 

These two were really, really enjoyable.  The Brett Brux Pale was nice -- slight funk, crisp, tasty.  The Flanders-Style Red was well balanced, a little sour, a little sweet, really drinkable, with the only off note being some sulfur on the nose (I got over that quickly).  I'm also happy that I really enjoyed these two because I really want to like Pfriem but I hadn't been overly impressed by anything of theirs that I'd had yet.  These nudged them back over into the positive column.

 

 

Lastly, a local IPA.  It's called Random because, apparently, they shift the hops used in the recipe with each batch.  Gimmicks aside, this was fantastic.  Fruity and tropical, with that sweet citrus flavor that seems to be what everyone wants right now.  I need to find more of this.

 

post #10034 of 10836
Using the Poppels impy stout to soak my unprocessed soy bits in... Half now, half whilst stewing.

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Massively bad beer day otherwise... This was vile... Cheap whiskey => no taste => into an artificial, simply disgusting finale... One sip, drainpour...

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This is a total snoozefest... At 11.2% this is doing exactly fuck all for me... Like getting a blowjob from someone in a coma.

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post #10035 of 10836
^^^ Totally feel the same way about Pfriem.
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