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The Official Beer Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by DNW, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. brp2

    brp2 Well-Known Member

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    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.
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    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:
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    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.
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    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.
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    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    :( wish they had crooked stave sours here
     
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    The few I had at ebf didn't wow me. And it was the first table I hit so it wasn't like my palate was torched.
     
  7. brp2

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    So I started a bit early today. Headed to Great Divide and had the Rumble IPA first, which was pretty nice:
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    Then moved on to the Yeiser Brett Collette, which is apparently their Collette saison with Brett. It suffered from the same issues as Elevation's Signal de Botrange, however.
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    And onward, to the Star Bar, which was fucking awesome. While I missed their sour fest that opened on Saturday (including Cantillon and RR Consecration kegs -- how didn't I know about that?) this bar was still incredible. Awesome staff, fantastic beer, and great music, the latter of which was comprised of a self made Pandora channel called the Husker Du station. I started with Bear Republic's Tartare Rouge, an oud bruin style aged in (I'm guessing) red wine barrels. It was fantastic.
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    From there I moved on to Ska Brewing's Modus Hoperandi, but I forgot to take a photo as it was in a can and I was distracted by all the Fugazi, Dino Jr., Mission of Burma, Minor Threat and Misfits that was playing.

    Next up was the Rockies game, with a Boulder Brewing Hazed and Confused. While it's not that awesome -- and not even as good as their Mojo IPA, in my opinion -- it's a pretty fantastic option to have at a major league game, and the $7 price tag wasn't as bad as I expected.
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    Now it's back out for a nightcap, probably to one of the usual suspects. River North is on tap for tomorrow, and I couldn't resist a bit of shopping today:
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    Their stuff has been a bit hit or miss for me. The first beers I had of theirs a couple years back really wowed me. Here, I thought the Vieille was really nice, as was the Original Sin. The Surette and the Origins both seemed pretty one-note sour to me, however, and were pretty overwhelming and not that enjoyable. All that said, I still agree with Indes and would love to see a steady stream of their stuff.
     
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    Probably the closer: Green Flash's Road Warrior, a rye double IPA. Pretty nice.
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    Celebrating Italy's loss...

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    Korea needs to beat Belgium by 3 points......





    Jesus, take the wheel.
     
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    :p :cheers:
     
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    Draft Punk IPA from Pratt Street Ale House of Baltimore. On tap at a pub by the harbor. I love vacation!

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    Same bar, different beer.

    Flying Dog Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale on tap at The Point in Fells (Baltimore).

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    Currently at the comference's brewer reception, staffed by eight small breweries. I started out with Fort Collins's Ashes marzen, which was pretty decent for the style. Moved on to Verboten's Roll in ze Watermelon, a watermelon gose which isn't nearly as bad as it sounds:
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  17. fiestaplatypus

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    LOVE this beer. Nice!
     
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    Moving on, the work is done, so back to work. Figured I should hit up River North as Star Bar and others raved. Here's the full draught list. I started with a full glass of the Unified Theory, an oak aged imperial wit. It was pretty nice, and exactly what you'd expect.
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    Then on to the rest with a sampler. From left to right:
    Hello Darkness, black IPA (kinda light smoke, almost cigarette-y)
    White (light, clean, maybe a little thin)
    J'marie (farmhouse; right on)
    IPA (niiiiice, "Belgian" IPA, but just nice and resin-y)
    Hoppenberg (Belgian style 2xipa; interesting, but a bit fruity for me)
    Quandary (quad, generally not my style. This one, while sweet, isn't overbearing)
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    Also included is the bartender. She was super nice and knowledgable.
     
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    Some kind of local Kolsch with dinner. I've got to admit, I have no idea what it is as I'm kinda drunk and haven't eaten in forever. Fortunately, the food and beer at Work & Class (don't blame me for the name; the bartender at R North recommended it) are super tasty.
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    Also, my educated impression is that Denver = N. Florida + Portland, OR.
     
  20. brp2

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    In all seriousness, though, anyplace that plays Pete Rock & CL Smooth is ok in my book.
     
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