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I seem to keep coming back to Three Philosophers. I like a lot of other things (including IPAs more than most), but there's something soothing and reliable about an old favorite in a genre that you do not always indulge in.
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With me mate... Having some pie, watching Trailer Park Boys.

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@hc4thehc TPB is one of my favorites!

@indesertum I didn't stop at any breweries when I was in Cali but I did a lot of shopping for bottles. Anything Russian River or Almanac is always good. I wish I had some trade-bait for you...
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Congrats!

We stopped by Chicago for a night but had no time to do or even buy anything. We'll be back in November tho. frown.gif dunno what the brewing schedule is but hopefully they'll have citra hero and anti hero when we get there

Missed my chance at upland too frown.gif

Can't post pics for some reason but

Drank new glarus scream and apple ale. Scream is actually pretty great even though it's a month old at this point. More malty than most iipa but has this nice herbal weedy quality to it alongside the west coast hoppy notes. Apple ale was delicious for beer fans non beer fans a like. Like liquid apple pie

Surly furious on draft at dinner. I think abrasive is pretty easy to get too. There's a week long state fair that's going on that a lot of brewers are participating in. Excited for that

Bought some new glarus serendipity and strawberry rhubarb that I can't wait to try

Going to try to hit up toppling Goliath in Iowa too. Hope they have bottles for me.

Anyways, we're driving south from Minnesota through Iowa to Colorado then to Nevada and on to SoCal and then back north along the coast. Any recs for beer (and other) places to stop by? So far toppling Goliath and alpine is the only place that's a definite must stop for me.

That's a hell of a road trip. I'm a huge fan of Surly and New Glarus. And it's a shame you didn't have a chance to grab any beer in Chicago -- so much good stuff everywhere. I'm really sad I didn't bring back more 3F. Checked luggage only holds so much, however. Sadly, I found no Prairie in town, but you may want to keep an eye out for it.

Also, are you at the MN State Fair? I went once and it was awesome.

For Colorado, there are really way too many to stop in to count. Depending on where you're going, I'd say Trinity, Funkwerks, Crooked Stave, O'Dells . . . the list just goes on and on. Also, there's Fifty/Fifty in Truckee CA and, once you get towards the coast, more awesome places than you can shake a stick at.
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4x Tsjeeses Reserva (no date)
5x Tsjeeses Reserva 2010
2x Pannepot 2010
2x Stille Nacht 2012
4x Stille Nacht 2013
2x Elliot Brew
1x Aardmonnik 2008

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Sharing is caring. Struise/ Mikkeller collab beer.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/struise--mikkeller-elliot-brew/78016/

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Edited by hc4thehc - 8/31/14 at 9:46am
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Post # 3... Good stuff!!..

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That's a hell of a road trip. I'm a huge fan of Surly and New Glarus. And it's a shame you didn't have a chance to grab any beer in Chicago -- so much good stuff everywhere. I'm really sad I didn't bring back more 3F. Checked luggage only holds so much, however. Sadly, I found no Prairie in town, but you may want to keep an eye out for it.

Also, are you at the MN State Fair? I went once and it was awesome.

For Colorado, there are really way too many to stop in to count. Depending on where you're going, I'd say Trinity, Funkwerks, Crooked Stave, O'Dells . . . the list just goes on and on. Also, there's Fifty/Fifty in Truckee CA and, once you get towards the coast, more awesome places than you can shake a stick at.

just went to the state fair today. never been to such a crazy event. so many people and everything is deep fried...

thanks for the recs. looks like we'll be drinking well in colorado.
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Really wanted to go back home for the state fair this year but the timing did not work out.
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A round-up of some recent beers:

 

Nothing weird or crazy, but definitely a solid choice:

AppleMark

 

Had high hopes for this one but, for me, it fell into the mid-range for the style:

AppleMark

AppleMark

 

This was really enjoyable, and relatively inexpensive.  Might try to order a case.  Revolution's Cross of Gold, not pictured here, was a bit underwhelming.

AppleMark

 

A nice pick-up here, and definitely one to add to @indesertum 's list for Colorado:

AppleMark

AppleMark

 

Finally, opened up the second-to-last from our case of these guys.  It's a fantastic beer, handled the age well, and hopefully the third release will come out soon.  We may have to buy two cases this time as my wife is such a fan:

AppleMark

AppleMark

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Indesertum - Below, I would argue, is perhaps the most important link for your visit to San Diego! If you happen to be here at the right time for one of their better events (i.e., 2d Saturdays), you'll be stoked. The owner is an SD craft-beer original and few have his passion, or knowledge for good beer.

http://hamiltonstavern.com/
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Pannepot 2010... Time to buy a crate and fucking cellar it meself for a couple... Taste evo is remarkable, in a very positive way!..

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Mmmmmmm . . . .

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

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Mmm dreadnaught. Haven't had one in forever. Can't wait to come back.

Thanks for the recs guys. Much appreciated. Will check out.

Still can't upload pictures but had the HF limoncello ipa today. A lot in the dry hopped stage but it's a little acidic from the lemon juice. Category defying for sure. Like a mix of a sour beer and an IPA but the sour is more of lemon juice sour than vinegar sour.

Saga IPA from summit is a little heavy for sessionable but could total kick back a few of these

Heady topper I feel drops off pretty quickly after three weeks. Right now has this nice fresh sweet corn flavor that I'm liking but much better super fresh.
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