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The Official Beer Thread

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

  1. Ken P

    Ken P Well-Known Member

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    @hc4thehc I'm planning on making the trip to the Waitsfield farmer's market in September to get some Lawson's. If it works out, maybe I can send you a bottle of their maple tripple.

    My parents went to northern California for vacation and I had a very specific request for a souvenir:
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    My "cellar" is looking pretty good now:
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    Drank the Idle Hands Maginot (on the door in the photo above). It wasn't bad but I felt a bit mislead - label said it was a "Sour Wheat Ale" and BA has it listed as a Berliner Weisse. Didn't taste like either of those to me: more of a hefe with a light sour note.

    Had this one last night, another bit of a misleading label - presumed a sour blonde would be blonde. After pouring, I read the label a little further I guess it starts as a blonde ale and is aged with cherries - so a bit closer to a kriek in taste. Still really good!
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  2. concealed

    concealed Well-Known Member

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    @hc4thehc I picked up some more Bourbon County Barleywine tonight, a local packy had 5 cases of the stuff hanging out. $18.99 per 4pack, had to grab 2. I could probably talk the guys down a bit on a case price, but do I really need that much barrel aged barleywine?
     
  3. Ken P

    Ken P Well-Known Member

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    A lot cheaper than I've ever seen it!
     
  4. hc4thehc

    hc4thehc Well-Known Member

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    Yes - yes you do...
     
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  5. brp2

    brp2 Well-Known Member

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    Hello Binny's:

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  6. 13k

    13k Well-Known Member

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    Any of you guys ship a case of beer before? I'm talking 12 bombers of beer? Best way and quickest? I've sent a bottle or two but never a case!
     
  7. alexg

    alexg Well-Known Member

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    Get a wine shipper from a wine store. They make a 12 bottle shipper, that's probably the easiest way. Don't use USPS to ship, if you get caught there's actual criminal penalties.
     
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    brp2 Well-Known Member

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    Never shipped that much either. Easiest way is to use a wine shipper as checked luggage, but that only works if you're traveling too.
     
  9. hc4thehc

    hc4thehc Well-Known Member

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    This is more like it!.. Lotsa orange, good sourness, some funk in there as well... Lovely!..

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  10. alexg

    alexg Well-Known Member

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    Literally just got around to having the Zombie Killer I got in the Christmas beer exchange. Wow. So good. This is the first time I've had a mead I actually like, everything available in Texas has been overly sweet with too many off flavors.
     
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  11. Tooch4321

    Tooch4321 Well-Known Member

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    Some decent local pick-ups, my wedding is at Rev next month. Glad you got a chance to head out a bit at least...
     
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  12. Ken P

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    Stopped by a couple stores after work on friday. Can't believe I found the arctic soiree- it was bottled almost a year ago and I've must've walked past it 5 times now. Hopefully it aged well. If anyone is interested in the double DBA let me know. Picked it up because I knew it's limited but I don't really care for the style.
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  13. hc4thehc

    hc4thehc Well-Known Member

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    Definitely. Even had a chance to stop in Rev for a quick brunch yesterday, and saw a couple checking out the space for a wedding. Seems like a great choice!
     
  15. cocostella

    cocostella Well-Known Member

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    Circa 7p today...
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  16. hc4thehc

    hc4thehc Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday, shared at a BBQ. Good stuff!.. No thumbnail as I can't seem to use the editor right now...

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  17. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    I bought some sculpin yesterday. Stuff surprised me. Really good!

    (Ballast point)
     
  18. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    Going to start branching out a bit. I think I saw some of the barleywine stuff mentioned on the last page yesterday. Might give it a go.

    I've been more into scotch lately, but I like beer. Just try to go easy at it.

    @Ken P , have you been to aeronaut brewing co in Union Square yet? I've been a few times. They have some great stuff!
     
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  19. hc4thehc

    hc4thehc Well-Known Member

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    Cantillon for Ken P, Plead the 5th for me :)

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  20. fiestaplatypus

    fiestaplatypus Well-Known Member

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    Found a bottle of the Arctic Soiree in Indy last week as well (they had 2, but I had to conserve space in my luggage for other stuff like Wulver). Let me know your thoughts if you open it.
     

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