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The Official Beer Thread

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

  1. texas_jack

    texas_jack Stylish Dinosaur

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    Your offer of a beer that a non beer lover would like is a smoked beer?
     


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    I find everything Surly too in your face and not particularly balanced. I hear they're at least more consistent these days.
     


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    no abrasive? your doing it wrong.
     


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    Considering that he eats a lot of rich and fatty cheeses, yes. Smoked beers appeal to many non-beer lovers because frankly, many don't taste like beer.
     


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    Rambo Stylish Dinosaur

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    first time i've heard that. odd, because many beer lovers don't like smoked beers.
     


  6. otc

    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    It is a pretty wild brew. very different from anything I have ever had...but also absurdly expensive.
     


  7. otc

    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    Is that available yet? I didn't see it on the shelves at the two stores I was at this trip.

    Double IPAs aren't my favorite style anyways...

    No coffee bender either at this shop...and I have never tried Hell
     
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  8. OmniscientCause

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    Yea as far as I know its been out for a couple weeks...i want some just to compare to heady.
     


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    Heady Topper is better than Abrasive...
     


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    Oh im sure it is, nothing compares to it in its style but I will always be willing to try things others think are close. I bought some la cumbre elevated ipa that i finally have in my possession. Will give that a go tonight after my last bottle of zombie dust.
     


  11. otc

    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    Honestly, the surly beers are expensive for what they are. I like them well enough, and I enjoy supporting something local that lets me be proud of my home state...so I will load up when I visit home.

    But, those 4-packs ranged from $9.99 to $12.99 and at 16 oz a can, they come up 8oz short of a regular 6pack (and if you are just drinking by yourself, it means you get 4 chances to taste it rather than 6...although 16oz is a more dividable size if you want to share). There are a lot of better deals to be had if your budget is able to go all of the way up to $12.99 per six pack (at least based on chicago prices where I have never paid that much for a sixpack of anything).

    Think it is great stuff on tap though (where it costs the same as the other tap beers), especially the Furious, and being served a glass of Smoke with the right kind of meal is pretty awesome. Still haven't managed to try Darkness, but that's supposed to be great.
     
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    The release party for Abrasive was mid-November here in the Twin Cities.
     


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    Totally worth that price
     


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    Yea idk our beer budgets are different apparently...I have no issue dropping most of my disposable income on beer. Its pretty much my hobby, so 10 bucks for a 4pk of tall boys is pretty good if you ask me. Heady is 13 for the same oz allocation. Id buy surly all I could if I was in Minn, Ive never had anything from them but from people on BA it seems worth it. I need to figure out when to drink my 12 darkness, and if I should cellar it or closet it in my case.
     


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    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    What I'm trying to say is...I like the beer, but I can find other beers I like in greater quantities for less money (hell, I can buy something like Anti-Hero IPA 6-packs for $9.99 at whole foods where everything is overpriced).

    Obviously I don't have a problem buying it (see pic), but I think that if I still lived in MN, the novelty would wear off eventually and I would wonder why I was paying more (especially since whenever I see it on tap, it costs the same as beers I can get regularily for <$10 a 6-pack).

    Heck, when zombie dust is in stock here, it goes for $11.99 a 6-pack.
     
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