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The Official Beer Thread

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

  1. cjblack28

    cjblack28 Well-Known Member

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    I had to get my wife's car serviced yesterday in a town an hour away. Stopped in and they had Boulevard's Chocolate Ale in stock. They had around 8 bottles total. Decided to pick up one, along with their Smokestack Imperial Stout 2011 version. Wish I could get my hands on the Saison-Brett.
    Saison-Brett comes out this summer. Where was this find of yours?
     
  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    My dad made a summer ale that got fourth best in the state fair last year. This year he decided to make the same base recipe, but change around the hops to see what the differences were, and then enter all three. The first one just became ready last weekend, and it was the best beer I've ever tasted. Granted, I'm not a beer guy like most people in this thread, but I do try a lot of different beers and usually drink them at bars. Damn good stuff.
     
  3. JSC437

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    My dad made a summer ale that got fourth best in the state fair last year. This year he decided to make the same base recipe, but change around the hops to see what the differences were, and then enter all three. The first one just became ready last weekend, and it was the best beer I've ever tasted. Granted, I'm not a beer guy like most people in this thread, but I do try a lot of different beers and usually drink them at bars. Damn good stuff.

    Is home brewing a good experience??? I might give it a try. They have all types of hops, malt, etc.. at the whole foods downtown.

    Drank a B.O.R.I.S. the crusher tonight (not the barrel aged). Pretty good. But I prefer Breakfast Stout.
     
  4. kwilkinson

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    My Dad loves it. People tend to get WAY into it, though, so if you do it make sure you are willing to give up Saturday afternoons every week to your new obsession.

    Now I'm enjoying a Black Oak Arkansas from Kuma's Corner and a Brooklyn Local 2.
     
  5. Rambo

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    Why can't you ship bottles that have been refrigerated? I do all the time, you can take beer in and out of the fridge and not affect the beer at all. As for paying $40 for Hunahpu's, I just wouldn't do it, you are almost in Bourbon County Rare territory as far a price goes and if I had to pick between the two of them Rare would win every time. It's not that Hunahpu's isn't an amazing stout, it just doesn't warrant a $40 price tag no matter where or when you can buy it. It's very tasty, I recommend you open one now before the flavor from chillies wears off, you showed be warned that the flavors vary pretty heavy from different bottles. I had some that were very hot and boozy and the ones I have are very rich, vanilla and chocolatey which is strange since they all come from the same batch...
    I don't disagree with you. You just made me sound like that douche bag from FS:Other when all I was trying to do was help out my forum Bro's. That's what I objected to. If I can buy it for $40 then you guys can get it for $40. Is it worth it? Most likely not. But if you want to try it there aren't that many games in town.
    nice pic though. what camera. need a new one. misson for today. finding Kuhnhenn Barrel Aged 4D.
    Canon S95. Auto. I really need to learn how to use this thing. Should probably start a threak.
     
  6. sdx

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    My Dad loves it. People tend to get WAY into it, though, so if you do it make sure you are willing to give up Saturday afternoons every week to your new obsession.

    Now I'm enjoying a Black Oak Arkansas from Kuma's Corner and a Brooklyn Local 2.


    Not quite every week... but it ends up getting close. I generally try to keep 2 beers going, one in primary, one in secondary... This ususally means brewing every other/third weekend pending on how long the beer needs in the secondary.
     
  7. Bond111

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    Saison-Brett comes out this summer. Where was this find of yours?

    Good Ol' town of Ames, Iowa.
     
  8. Tooch4321

    Tooch4321 Senior member

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    I don't disagree with you. You just made me sound like that douche bag from FS:Other when all I was trying to do was help out my forum Bro's. That's what I objected to. If I can buy it for $40 then you guys can get it for $40. Is it worth it? Most likely not. But if you want to try it there aren't that many games in town.



    Canon S95. Auto. I really need to learn how to use this thing. Should probably start a threak.


    Sorry, I wasn't trying to insult you and I think it's great you wanna hook people up, I just think that $40 is way too high for that beer, but if someone wants to spend the money then by all means. It really is a great beer, so if you have the money and enjoy the beer then it's money well spent.
     
  9. PandArts

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    Had this at Goose Island's Stout Fest last month and couldn't wait for the release, very tasty... [​IMG]
     
  11. PandArts

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    ^mmmm that looks good!
     
  12. randallr

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    Is home brewing a good experience??? I might give it a try. They have all types of hops, malt, etc.. at the whole foods downtown.

    Drank a B.O.R.I.S. the crusher tonight (not the barrel aged). Pretty good. But I prefer Breakfast Stout.


    I started this a few months ago. You'd be surprised at how good the beers even after a few attempts. Would be tough to do in NYC due to space constraints, though.
     
  13. Tooch4321

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    ^mmmm that looks good!

    I'd check out the Binny's in Elmwood Park on North Avenue or Famous on Madison, you might get lucky...
     
  14. PandArts

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    I'd check out the Binny's in Elmwood Park on North Avenue or Famous on Madison, you might get lucky...

    For sure. I wonder if Marion Street will get some as they often have a lot of GI's limited releases?
     
  15. Tooch4321

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    I wouldn't doubt it, but it seems to be leaking out slowly and randomly for some reason. I'd ask whoever the beer buyer is and try and find out, I am on the hunt for Firestone Walker Abacus right now, so if you happen to come across it let me know!
     
  16. Percy Blakeney

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    Almost anything out of Stone Brewing. Arrogant Bastard, Levitation... even a couple of their stouts, which is noteworthy because I'm definitely not a fan of stouts.

    It depends on the circumstances, though... if I'm pairing it up with a meal I'll usually go for a brown ale or a lager. If I'm just in the mood for a beer, IPA. The hoppier, the better. I want my IPAs to have an IBU past the human threshold. There's a brewery in Georgia called Terrapin. They've got a couple IPAs called "Monks Revenge" and "Hopsecutioner." Great stuff. I just cracked open a bomber of Sierra Nevada's 30th Anniversary Helles Bock and it was really good. Rogue Hazelnut Brown was also very good; the only Rogue brew I've had that I didn't enjoy was John John's Junpier Ale. It's a Pale Ale, but it had some really unpleasant notes that I can only assume were the juniper.

    I've got a bomber of Double Bastard sitting on the shelf, calling to me. Soon.
     
  17. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Hey! Terrapin. [​IMG] Good Lord, though. I can practically taste that stout just looking at it; black coffee and bitter dark chocolate.
     
  19. tomcarlafidel

    tomcarlafidel New Member

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    Hello,


    Im from belgium and will be visiting the states, atlanta, memphis, nashville, new orleans and florida, who wants westvleteren and what would you pay for 24 bottles ?

    Anybody intrested in the best Belgium made ?


    Greetings


    Tom
     
  20. ChicagoMediaMan

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    Now I'm enjoying a Black Oak Arkansas from Kuma's Corner and a Brooklyn Local 2.

    Tell me you were having a burger there too.
     

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