Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by mikeler, Apr 17, 2009.
if u want, will see if i can get another sample for you.
I'll probably take another few weeks off from beer. Don't want to risk it.
That sounds damned good. I like a citrus taste in my beers as well.
This is another brewery I like. I had the Palate Wrecker and after three pints I was one happy camper.
I also recently tried Falconer's Flight from Widmer. It was awesome! Bought a 32oz growler from a growler shop that just opened up near me. I also got a Drifter Pale ale growler, and I was impressed how much more pungent the hops were vs beer from a bottle that's been sitting on a shelf for a few weeks or months. The keg was extremely fresh. Maybe there's something to this growler thing after all--as long as the number of taps is limited so that all of the beer can be extremely fresh.
Sorry to hear about the toe. Just my $.02, but if you try diet, exercise, etc and it's still bothering you after a year or so, you should really consider Allopurinol. I've been on it for a couple of months now, and it's been nice getting back to normal. No side effects and no attacks. I've even started running again every now and then. 300mg once a day is the regular dose for a person my size (165lbs). I started on 100mg and upped it to 200mg after a blood test showed my uric acid was still above 6. I'm still going easy on the meat and the alcohol, but that's probably not the worst adjustment a guy can make.
The pain was not bad, it was very mild and was gone after an hour. It does not effect me at all. I'd rather avoid the beer first and if that can solve the problem then limit alcohol. If that still does not work, then I'll go the medicine route.
Been trying some new stuff of late, and have found a few winners.
Sierra Nevada Narwahl - their impy stout. Very good -heavy on the roasted flavor, but quite impressive overall.
Tyranena Hop Wh*re - actually not as hoppy as advertised. It's bitter, but not really aromatic, which was a bit disappointing. Almost reminded me of a more traditional British IPA rather than the American IPA's I've gotten used to.
It seems that my palate is getting a bit burned out on the stouts, so I might sneak back to IPA's for a while to freshen things up. Or maybe take a break from the beer for a bit to drop a few pounds.
Hope all of you on the East Coast (any?) are safe.
We seem to have dodged a bullet here in NJ- no major damage. Wind last night was ridiculously frightening. Don't know when I'll get back to work in lower Manhattan.
Bought some BM Pumpkin Ale. In-laws came over. We all needed a drink.
Yes, the wind, not the rain or the sleet or the snow this morning. Gotta love those Cleveland Surfers though. http://news.yahoo.com/video/clevelandwews-20910953/cleveland-storm-surfers-30990642.html
YES!! Amidst the devastation, frustration, and sadness left by Sandy, DF has brightened my spirits with a growler of 90 min.
Cheers, my craft beer junkies.
had the Ballast Point Dorado last nite, a fantastic DIPA. Been enjoying the Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. Absolutely avoid the Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale at all costs, that's some nasty stuff.
Totally agree, Dorado is fantastic! I'm a happy man because my local Costco is now regularly carrying Lagunitas IPA, only $22 for a case!! Not sure if that's a good or bad thing, as the more beer I have, the more I tend to drink.
I'm saving this for a special day. Fridays are usually special . I got this at Kroger today.
Should I store it cold or at room temperature?
my local costco, Stone IPA, $28 a case. It's improving slowly...
I just had a Lagunitas IPA before I stumbled upon this thread. Two really good ones are the Green Flash IPA and Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye (I see KevinT has already mentioned the later).
Has anyone else been enjoying New Belgium's seasonals this year? The Sommersault and Red Hoptomber were quite good. I haven't seen much Left Hand where I live now, which saddens me.
Time to get on the anti-gout meds. These are some great prices!
In my experience, Belgian style beers (for the most part) generally drink better at a warmer temperature. The flavors come out much more. That said, personally, I wouldn't drink it at room temp. I would either store it in a cool cellar and drink or throw it in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes before you drink it.
I think you meant Green Flash IIPA or the West Coast IPA, I like the former much better.
Been enjoying Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale lately.
Went thru another Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot Jobless Recovery Ale. It's not great great but the
cool name makes it worthy.
Stocked up on Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere for the weekend...
Like I said, it can be a good thing or a bad thing. I used to be able to go through the beer aisle at Costco without being tempted...not anymore. Maybe it's a regional thing but the Norcal Costcos do not carry Stone.
If you haven't tried it, look for the Stone 16th Anniversary double IPA...fantastic!!
I've tried the Stone 16th in the bottle and on tap. I also like Lucky 13, have one chillin in the fridge.
Yea, socal costco prob due to proximity to Stone (and norcal due to prox to Lagu).
Was looking for something w/ Simcoe hops ever since I had the Russian River Row 2/Hill56, dare I say it, I liked it better than the 7 bottles of Pliny that I had that week. Found this one but haven't drank it yet: Joseph James Hop Box.
speaking of Simcoe, have u tried Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA ?
1st Green Flash brew ever, Hop Head Red Ale. Saw the Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot Jobless Recovery Ale tonite in the big bottle. Picked up Stone Ruination IPA too, forgetaboutit
I will def look for Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA but I asked the sales clerk for anything w/ Simcoe and he went to the computer and got nothing, I guess it doesn't keep those details, just beer and brewery name so my guess is that we don't get that beer around here unfor. I assume it's incredibly fruity citrusy goodness...
I was also bummed that they've sold out of the 70 cases of DFH Punkin Ale, I only got to enjoy 4 4-packs. Will have to call around...
might be time to stock up.
For the MN posters - anyone stocking up on Surly Darkness today? I've managed to track down 3 bottles so far, and I'm planning on finding 2-3 more yet. I really regret only buying 2 bottles of the 2011, so I guess I'm making up for it now...
Edit: Make that 5, with one more stop to go tonight...
I got 4 today - 2 at South Lyndale, and 2 at Zipp's. Still need to get a couple for myself, as most of what I have is already committed to trades.
I'm headed to South Lyndale for the second wave at 5:30 myself. Also on the list at MGM, but they haven't called yet, so not sure I'll actually hear from them today...
I'm keeping at least 4 of the 5 I have right now, if I get 7, I'll likely hold on to 5 and give 2 away as gifts over Christmas.
The thing I don't like about the "usual" SL method is that you end up having to get there well before the time they start selling and stand in line. I much prefer a Tweet that says "come down now."
Of course, that is precisely because I have the flexibility to go down there now. Perhaps it is a good idea to split it up and do it both ways.
The Firkins tweeted that they had theirs available, and it was literally gone in a half hour. Thankfully, I got my two bottles there before it was sold out. Something like 25 minutes from start to finish, and they had a LOT of cases.
Douggo - United Liquor off of 90th and Penn in Bloomington had a couple left when I stopped in tonight, and they were not on the floor, so you might have luck checking there if you get in Tuesday.
Just need to quote this, as I got a hold of the 2012 vintage over the weekend and sampled one last night. This is a ridiculously good brew. Well worth the pricetag IMO.
Finally had Pliny the Elder on tap this last weekend and it was everything I had been led to believe.
The Book of Mormon musical I saw afterwards was a tad overrated though.
Sadly, the DF 90 minute came and went-
It's time for Victory!
If you're an IPA fan- try the Hop Devil
Oooh - Hop Devil. Haven't had one of those in a while. I should pick up a sixer of that one of these weeks.
got this one for the weekend.
^survived the dinner & beer sampling party...so many brews. not a stout drinker here but this one was rather nice.
Recommended tonite, http://beerstreetjournal.com/details-art-sierra-nevadas-narwhal/ GGGGreat
Mighty tasty burger, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_eVV7bbZtU
To all my old beer mates:
Recieved a sampler pack from third street brewing last night. I'm looking forward to assembling and unboxing gifts for the rugrat to some new flavors. Merry Christmas ttw.
brewed a piney, citrusey IPA (not uber hoppy ~65IBU) which was well received/reviewed by fellow brewers and IPA drinkers. maybe enter a further refined version in next year's competition. Merry Christmas dudes and dudettes.
'tis beer drinking season for sure. thanks for the merry wishes and may the same reveal for all you 'drunkards' as well.
Great to see this thread revived.
Received a book of beer recipes for Christmas, all of which are all-grain recipes. I'm now starting to price out the move from extract to all grain. Being a finance person by day, I'm doing a CBA to figure out my anticipated payoff timeline if I were to stop buying commercially brewed beer in favor of homebrew.
You are such a nerd! Can you show us the calculations when you are finished?
shoot me an email and will be happy to share tips going cheap.
got a hops book for Christmas from one of my suppliers. interesting reading thus far and a good reference. it's ridiculous how much $ saved if one has the time and pays attention to details when brewing.
Happy Holidays to the TT microbrew crew!
I was on Santa's naughty list so he brought me these bad boys:
The Sofie is a special-occasion bottle since it shares my daughter's name.
The Encore IPA will be gone by tomorrow
a little off the subject of beer.. anybody try jameson whiskey? if so is there much difference b/w the 12yr and the regular?
I could say I try it every now and again. I usually "try" to consume large amounts in short time frames, which never ends well.
I have a bottle of the 12 year special reserve at home, and it is certainly smoother than the regular stuff, but it does carry a pretty decent price increase over the standard stuff. I actually really like either straight up on the rocks, or maybe with a splash of bitters.
Our nearby Timpanos is closing and being replaced with a Darden owned Eddie V's restaurant. According to them, they have 130-250 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales and lagers. Life is cruel for me:
What a joint
ps Watching the Tide roll over the Irish with a 90 minute DF Imperial IPA and Tweason'-ale. Strawberry and buckwheat honey gluten-free ale. Yich, Yack, Yuck This beer is as bad as ND
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