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post #6871 of 10994
well i like reading about it so cheers

dude la folie on draft sounds amazing
post #6872 of 10994
Thanks, and it was. Can't decide if I should have one more or call it a night. I think that the conventional wisdom is that, if I'm asking this question, it's definitely time to call it. But that just sounds so uninteresting.
post #6873 of 10994
I would be probably gone (as in way drunk) by now. Is it your last day? Cuz if not there's always tomorrow
post #6874 of 10994
First day! I decided to head home but was stopped in my tracks when I happened to pass a place called Fresh Craft. Who can resist that, right? Amazing tap list, and I ended up going with Great Divide's 20th Anniversary Belgian Style Ale over Trinity's Seven Day Sour. A bit soured out, frankly, and the Great Divide is really nice:
post #6875 of 10994
brp2: I love reading your posts mate!.. Don't stop!.. smile.gif
post #6876 of 10994
Thanks! Round two will start tonight then.
post #6877 of 10994
Headed back to FreshCraft to start the night this time. Couldn't resist the call of the Bruery's White Oak on draft (I could last night as it would've been way too heavy to end the night with). They've got the Sucre in bottles, too. Can't be ordering a 750 like that on my own, however.
post #6878 of 10994
Next up: Trinity Brewing's Three Flowers Saison. Light and floral (duh) when compared to the heavy oakiness of the White Oak.
post #6879 of 10994
Ok. Going a bit fast here. Lightened up a bit with Upslope's Craft Lager. It wasn't an intentional lightening, however -- I got just the end of the keg of Firestone Walker's Opal, which tasted fantastic. Thought about going with Avery's BPA Karma, but it tasted one note and disappointing.
post #6880 of 10994
Also, that last beer and the added time in the US game (fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck) delayed me just enough so that I could randomly run into Nick Cave on the street. He was unimpressed to meet me (his response or can I get a photo was "go on, get on with it" followed by an impatient "hurry up"), and I didn't have the heart to tell him that I only cared as I was drunk, and I'm not even a fan. That said, I should've asked him if he felt overdressed on his most recent album cover.

And now, back to the beer. The only half interesting option at the conference reception (and half is being generous):
post #6881 of 10994
Off to Crooked Stave. Starting with their Surette Provision Saison. It's batch 10, whatever that means. I gotta be honest, I'm missing the saison and getting nothing but sour.
post #6882 of 10994
Round 2: Crooked Stave's Origins Batch 3, a burgundy sour aged in oak. A bit more depth to this one than the last, which was more of a one trick pony:
post #6883 of 10994
Round 3: last one here, and had to go with a taster as things seem to be adding up. Crooked Stave's Original Sin, which is the Origins barrels blended with La Tentation barrels. It's really nice , adding some sweetness and a bit more complexity to the base beer. Also, the bartender is super knowledgable and fun to talk to.
post #6884 of 10994
Last beer of the night? Back to Falling Rock for Elevation's Signal de Botrange. Sadly it's not a good nightcap. While it's nominally a saison, it seems way too sweet and cloying.
post #6885 of 10994
going hard

frown.gif wish they had crooked stave sours here
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