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post #1726 of 7760
Are you in the NE? I don't usually see those special edition SamAdams down here.
post #1727 of 7760
In Iowa actually. I have to drive an hour to a Ames to Hy-vee wine and spirits that carries all of these wonderful brews. My local spot that is still a Hy-vee wine and Spirits, and has a good selection, but I've tried 90-95% of all beer that they stock. It's probably a good 40 ft+ cooler section at that. But the thing is, that they don't carry anything in more specialty brews. You'll see some Rogue stuff, and everything else is fairly common stuff. It's a shame.

I should really talk to the main guy there and tell him that they need to move some new and much better stuff so I don't have to drive just to get a great beer. I think it might also have to do with our local crappy distributor and the fact that not too many people venture outside of the Bud/light, Coors, Natty or Busch realm.
post #1728 of 7760
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Originally Posted by Chip View Post
^^Yes, all of the above. This in particular was dry hopped in cask which really balanced the over-maltyness of the roasted barley or malt, or whatever that I had from the same beer out of a regular keg. Definitely preferred the cask over the keg on this one.

I tend to like my stouts out of a snifter and warmed by hand so this was right up my alley.

I usually drink most everything out of my snifter. Its just became kind of a habit after awhile. Really the only thing i drink out of pint glasses is pale ales and IPA's. I like english pint glasses for pale ales on draft or if im drinking something out of a growler.

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Originally Posted by pscolari View Post
Sounds alot like the DFH 75 minute on cask I had once.

I really wanted to try the Jonny Cask from DFH. It sounded really good.

Any suggestions for a good brown ale? Not really looking for something really hoppy, something alittle sweeter.
post #1729 of 7760
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Originally Posted by Bond111 View Post
Recent pickups over the past month. Got two of the Sam Adams Infinium, one to drink, other to keep for a bit. Gotta check and see if it will age in the bottle well.
Infinium won't age that well IMO. Its too carbonated, too light and too fruity. Its great beer though! Drink up and enjoy!
post #1730 of 7760
Sweet, a beer thread! I stopped by the corner market for a mini-keg of Bell's Oberon to take to a party yesterday and found a bottle of Terrapin Brewery's Hoptaneous Combustion, a smoked double IPA. I haven't cracked it open yet because I was so disappointed that it didn't have a golden ticket inside (even though the contest is over).
post #1731 of 7760
Beers that i have been drinking this week

1. Founders Breakfast Stout
2. Nugget Nectar (i think the brewer is Troeg???)

Both beers are really good. I think the Nugget Nectar is only released for a limited time every year. It is available now.
post #1732 of 7760
For those in the Bay Area... As part of SF Beer Week: http://sfbeerweek.org/ Mad River Brewing Beer Tasting Self Edge 714 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110 Saturday, February 19 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Admission: No Charge Attire: Jeans! Winner of the Great American Beer Festival's 2010 "Small Brewing Company of the Year" award, Mad River Brewing from Blue Lake, CA is bringing their beers to Self Edge, a Japanese clothing store, for a free tasting event. Representatives from Mad River will be present to answer any of your beer-related questions.
post #1733 of 7760
Beer is my favourite drinks and drink almost every day, Usually I prefer to drink Becks, Budweiser, Foster and Carling. Bud and Becks my first choice.
All are nice beer and drink every day with dinner.
post #1734 of 7760
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Originally Posted by kiya View Post
For those in the Bay Area...



As part of SF Beer Week:
http://sfbeerweek.org/

Mad River Brewing Beer Tasting
Self Edge
714 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110


Saturday, February 19
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Admission: No Charge
Attire: Jeans!


Winner of the Great American Beer Festival's 2010 "Small Brewing Company of the Year" award, Mad River Brewing from Blue Lake, CA is bringing their beers to Self Edge, a Japanese clothing store, for a free tasting event. Representatives from Mad River will be present to answer any of your beer-related questions.

Damn, y'all need to do something with Vinnie over at Russian River, I wish they distributed to Chicago...
post #1735 of 7760
A friend just sent me some porter from Lazy Boy Brewing out in Everett, Washington. Wow! That was a good porter! Now I'm interested to try some of their other beers.
post #1736 of 7760
so I picked up some of Half Acre's Over Ale the other day because a friend was raving about it. I now have less respect for said friend as he was either overtly lying about trying the beer or has no sense of taste. horrible beer. Had some Arcadia Ale's IPA. Now I swore off this company many years ago as garbage (if your going to call a beer hop rocket, I better be able to taste more than the water). Once again, the hops are quite subdued, but I sorta enjoyed it... I could see drinking this if I was going to hang out in the sun all day. I heard something about 3floyds released a smoked ale?? I would really like to track that down. I had another new offering from them at the maproom the other week and I cant remember the name, but it was damn good. Also heard about Sierra Nevada's Hoptimum. SN is one of my guilty pleasure beers. Desperately looking for a bottle of that.
post #1737 of 7760
I'm still new to the beer world, but my favorite everyday beer is Yuengling. Something easy to get and tastes good to me. The best beer I've had is probably Deschutes Inversion IPA. I don't know enough about beer to say what I like about it, but I loved it.
post #1738 of 7760
I have stopped ordering specific beers. Instead, I ask the server to bring me "your choice" of anything on tap.
post #1739 of 7760
Just picked up some:

Troegs Nugget Nectar
Weyerbacher Heresy
Founders Double Trouble

Question for the beer experts here: What's the story with drinking beers fresh and aging beers? What beers should be drank fresh and what can be aged?
post #1740 of 7760
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Originally Posted by Dakota rube View Post
I have stopped ordering specific beers. Instead, I ask the server to bring me "your choice" of anything on tap.

I do the same, and if that flusters the server... I don't come back.
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