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post #10261 of 10831
Rejoice once again, my €uropean brethren... Beergium now has a shitton of fresh beers from such breweries as Dogfish Head, Lagunitas, Avery, Firestone Walker, Ballast Point,... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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post #10262 of 10831
Stellar.

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post #10263 of 10831

It's so depressing to me that people in Europe get a better selection of American beers than I do.  Sometimes it makes me wonder why I bother.

 

Speaking of, some recent beers:

 

The in-laws came bearing some gifts.  This was definitely enjoyable, and I can't remember the last time I had it:

 

Recently one of our local places has started bottling its beers.  That lets it produce brews over 4% abv, although the Patersbier below stays at the limit.  That one was nice enough, especially for drinking on the porch after a 5 mile run.  The Hop vs Hop takes advantage of the lack of a bottled abv limit and was decent enough, but its just become nuts what a hoppy beer has to do these days to stand out from the crowd.

 

I'd had high hopes for this one and opened it up on a night cold enough to justify it (not many of those left).  Sadly it wasn't interesting at all.  All sugary sweetness, maybe some vanilla, next to no barrel or bourbon flavor.  I dumped out most of the glass, which is rare for me, but it was too much even before bed.

post #10264 of 10831
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Originally Posted by marvin100 View Post

In San Diego last week. Every goddamn beer there is great, but I especially liked the ones I had from Modern Times. 

A friend that lives there left town the morning I arrived, but dropped off a 4 pack of MT's Black House and it was waiting for me at the hotel. Delicious.
post #10265 of 10831
BB 2014. Another great, and weird offering smile.gif

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post #10266 of 10831
Modern Times is fine, but way down on the list of good San Diego breweries. If I was visiting here from out of town and only had a few days, they wouldn't make the cut. Don't get me wrong, I've had plenty of their offerings on several different occasions. Enjoyed most all of them. However, there's just a shit-ton of better options available here.
post #10267 of 10831
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Originally Posted by cocostella View Post

Modern Times is fine, but way down on the list of good San Diego breweries. If I was visiting here from out of town and only had a few days, they wouldn't make the cut. Don't get me wrong, I've had plenty of their offerings on several different occasions. Enjoyed most all of them. However, there's just a shit-ton of better options available here.

That's be beauty of SD though. You can walk into any restaurant/bar and have something pretty much world class
post #10268 of 10831
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Originally Posted by cocostella View Post

Modern Times is fine, but way down on the list of good San Diego breweries. If I was visiting here from out of town and only had a few days, they wouldn't make the cut. Don't get me wrong, I've had plenty of their offerings on several different occasions. Enjoyed most all of them. However, there's just a shit-ton of better options available here.

Well what are yr picks? I tried a bunch.
post #10269 of 10831
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Originally Posted by Pilot View Post

That's be beauty of SD though. You can walk into any restaurant/bar and have something pretty much world class

SD is good, but I have at least 15 breweries within ten miles of home, many of which I would consider world class. wink.gif
post #10270 of 10831
^ No knock on Colorado, my man. I'm a big fan of quite a few breweries there. Just drank a Great Divide "Titan" a few minutes ago, which I always enjoy. Also dig everything that I've had from Odell. Oscar Blues Dale's is a staple of mine and I really like most of there others too. My wife's favorite gluten free beer is New Belgium's. Of course, Avery is top notch too. However, the sheer amount of excellent beer in San Diego is overwhelming.
post #10271 of 10831
Oh I know, but I'd say the same about the Front Range. There are tons of awesome breweries around here. You've only scratched the surface. smile.gif

I used to live in CA and am well aware of what's out there.
post #10272 of 10831
Some goodness from Durango (Ska Brewing) during a late night work session.

post #10273 of 10831
A bunch of Coronas with lime. Actually pretty darn good. shog[1].gif Made some micheladas with San Miguel (which is a pretty bad beer), Daves Gourmet Scorpion Pepper Hot Sauce and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce. Wasn't a fan. Will try one with a Corona today. Will report back tomorrow.
Also had a bunch of other beers lately.
Heidenpeters Berliner Weisse (in coop with Buddelship Hamburg). Tasted a lot like some Crooked Stave farmhouse ales. Not as light as I usually know Weisses to be. Good nonetheless. Another bottle of Uerige+Kehrwieder's Altbier Jrön. Still great. Another bottle of Ritterguts Gose which also had those intense rasperry-ish flavours. No clue why it tastes that different. Faulty batch? Shipment got cooked in the sun? Dunno. But, like I said, I actually prefer it. Or at least make it another release.
And more stuff that was good but I can't recall right now due to slight intoxication.
post #10274 of 10831
Uinta Detour Double IPA is one of the most unbalanced beers I've ever had.
post #10275 of 10831
Well I've added a bit too much of the Daves sauce. Hot as fuck. But much better than with the San Miguel. Edit: But still not a fran of micheladas. Edit2: And even though I like the L&P Worcestershire Sauce, I don't like it with beer.
Edited by b1os - 5/27/16 at 6:43pm
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