The Official Beer Thread

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

  1. Dmax

    Dmax Senior member

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    is it just the bars I frequent or do beers on tap taste worse than when in they're in the bottle? they always taste a little flat with carbonation mostly gone out of them
    To enjoy beers on tap, the lines have to be kept perfectly clean and the kegs have to be relatively fresh. Cleaning the taps costs time and money so some bars are much better than others about it. I would only get bottled beer in some places, being tired of tasting the metallic undertones from their dirty taps. I find that freshness is particularly important with IPAs/double IPA's as their delicate, complex hop flavors wills start to fade after a few weeks. Cask conditioned beers tend to be always be relatively flat since they naturally have very low carbonation levels.
     


  2. Rambo

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    No matter how many times I've tried it, Delerium Tremens always tastes flat to me when I get it out of the tap.
     


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    Cigar City Brewing now has their excellent Tocabaga Red Ale in 750ml bottles.

    If you are in the Tampa area this week, CCB has a better-than-usual selection on tap:

    On tap now in the tasting room:
    "¢ Jai Alai IPA*
    "¢ Maduro Brown Ale*
    "¢ Hillsborough River Dry Stout*
    "¢ White Oak IPA*
    "¢ Florida Cracker White Ale*
    "¢ Minaret ESB*
    "¢ El Lector Dark Mild*
    "¢ Xenu Honey Cream Ale*
    "¢ Cubano Espresso
    "¢ 110K+OT Batch #4 (Imperial Red Ale)
    "¢ Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale*
    "¢ Big Sound Scotch Ale
    "¢ Jose Marti American Porter*
     


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    Pony Bar in NYC had Dreadnaught IPA on tap last night. Pretty good stuff. Tonight i am going to a bar that has Sculpin IPA on tap. Hope it lives up to the hype.
     


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    Pony Bar in NYC had Dreadnaught IPA on tap last night. Pretty good stuff. Tonight i am going to a bar that has Sculpin IPA on tap. Hope it lives up to the hype.

    I wonder if Three Floyds sent them that keg of Dreadnaught or they shipped out to NYC (which would be illegal...), either way it's delicious!
     


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    ^why would that be illegal?
     


  7. Tooch4321

    Tooch4321 Senior member

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    ^why would that be illegal?

    Because Three Floyds doesn't distribute to NYC...
     


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    I wonder if Three Floyds sent them that keg of Dreadnaught or they shipped out to NYC (which would be illegal...), either way it's delicious!

    It was good beer. But it was served in an 8oz glass. More please!

    Pony Bar is one of the top 2 or 3 craft beer bars in the city. So it seems like they have connections or some way to get the good stuff.

    They have had Three Floyds before

    Three Floyds Robert the Bruce 6.5
    Three Floyds Brian Boru 5.9
    Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA 9.5
    Three Floyds Pride & Joy 5
    Three Floyds Gumballhead 5.5

    http://www.theponybar.com/served.cfm
     


  9. bdeuce22

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    Dreadnaught is some seriously good shit. I think Double Trouble from Founder's is slightly better though.

    I'm going to a local event in a week for Bell's beer. $30 gets ya unlimited food and 10 beers. Normally I wouldn't be too pumped up for this, but Batch 9K and 10K will be there. Don't need any other beer there, unless Hopslam makes a surprise appearance.
     


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    It was good beer. But it was served in an 8oz glass. More please!

    Pony Bar is one of the top 2 or 3 craft beer bars in the city. So it seems like they have connections or some way to get the good stuff.

    They have had Three Floyds before

    Three Floyds Robert the Bruce 6.5
    Three Floyds Brian Boru 5.9
    Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA 9.5
    Three Floyds Pride & Joy 5
    Three Floyds Gumballhead 5.5

    http://www.theponybar.com/served.cfm


    Ahhh...that makes sense then, they have a good relationship with FFF, so they are getting kegs from the brewers. You should check out The Gingerman, my girl Lindsay is the General Manager.



    Dreadnaught is some seriously good shit. I think Double Trouble from Founder's is slightly better though.

    I'm going to a local event in a week for Bell's beer. $30 gets ya unlimited food and 10 beers. Normally I wouldn't be too pumped up for this, but Batch 9K and 10K will be there. Don't need any other beer there, unless Hopslam makes a surprise appearance.


    All you need to know about is Black Note, if you haven't tried it then you are missing out! I'll just keep sipping on my Black Biscuit and CBS kegs until they release some barrels...
     


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    Just picked up some Firestone Walker Parabola. I probably won't drink it till the fall.
     


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    Just picked up some Firestone Walker Parabola. I probably won't drink it till the fall.

    [​IMG] I kept forgetting to buy that and now it's all sold out
     


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    [​IMG] I kept forgetting to buy that and now it's all sold out

    The just started selling it here today. It probably won't last past tomorrow.
     


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    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    Is it possible for a bottled beer to be uncharacteristically bad similar to wine? I started drinking a Dos Equis that was pretty horrible compared to the other five it came with. Something seemed way off.
     


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    [​IMG] I kept forgetting to buy that and now it's all sold out


    Well, my friend wanted to get some so I went out and got 5 more bottles so I have a half case. He got a full case. The local Whole Foods is tapping their keg on Sat so I'll get a growler and actually try the stuff for the first time.

    Is it possible for a bottled beer to be uncharacteristically bad similar to wine? I started drinking a Dos Equis that was pretty horrible compared to the other five it came with. Something seemed way off.

    I suppose one bottle got skunked or something before packaging but that seems unlikely.
     


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