CAG Beer Drinkers Unite! Beer Snobs and Cheap Ass Drunks Welcome!
Posted 11 August 2011 - 09:48 PM
Regional (GA): Sweetwater IPA
Double: Hopslam and 90 min.
no big surprises here
Got a Bruery Saison De Lente in the fridge - never had it before. Also an ABA! Got some friends coming in to town Friday and we're gonna have some beer! Also got an 09,10,11 90 min in there for our tasting!
I had a whole two buck chuck last night - no freakin' hangover this morning even - cool!
fatboyjam - where ya headed to in NC?
Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:18 PM
I dig the labeling too: http://texasbrews.or...PA_real_ale.jpg
Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:25 PM
fatboyjam - where ya headed to in NC?
& congrats on getting through that two-buck chuck!
Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:33 AM
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 08:06 PM
Cigar City Jai Alai IPA
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Dogfish 90 Minute IPA
Southern Tier Unearthly IPA
I did have a 2xIPA from Brooklyn once called Buzz Bomb & it was incredible. I think it was a draft only release. I also really want to try Southern Tier's new (to us in FL) 2X IPA. From the sounds of it, I should also try Victory's Hop Devil. I haven't been disappointed with them yet.
On the fall seasonal front - I haven't seen any Octoberfest from anyone down here yet, but I picked up a sixer of Shipyard's Pumpkinhead Ale. I really need to find an Octoberfest for a picture for an article I'm working on.
Posted 14 August 2011 - 03:10 AM
Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:40 PM
Picked up a case of spaten oktoberfest at Costco as an alternative to our usual kirkland signature craft pack. Not quite as chewy/malty - more lager-like - pretty easy drinking beer.
^ I've always wanted to head out to their bluegrass festival, but haven't been able to time it right. (our in-laws are out there, so we make regular trips). Have a great time and I'd definitely welcome any food and beer activities (we'll be out over New Years this year).
You could probably offer me suggestions instead then! We enjoy going to Laughing Seed/Jack of the Wood and that noodle place that I forget the name of but I know there are a few of them around the south. Oh well maybe I'll think of it later! Thirsty Monk is a nice little bar with a good selection of American craft upstairs and pretty standard Belgian fair down below. Probably my favorite brewery in the area is Foothills in Winston-Salem. Duck Rabbit does some pretty good stuff as well. Bruisin' Ales beer store is highly touted and probably a good place to pick up bottles/growlers if you are bringing any back with you as they have a good selection but prices are a bit high and the store really didn't impress me that much. You can find plenty of regional stuff at the Greenlife grocery store at a bit better prices. Likely you probably have been to all these places already though since they are pretty standard fare. We did a segway tour of downtown our first year and that was cool just to ride the segway around all those hills downtown!
I'd love to hear some suggestions from you since it sounds like you've probably been more than me and having in-laws living there they probably know what's up!
Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:25 PM
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Oaken Barrel Gnaw Bone Pale Ale
Sun King Osiris Pale Ale
New Albanian Hoptimus
I'm particular to the bitterness of Western IPAs. The only Eastern IPA I like is Dogfish 60 minute.
Posted 24 August 2011 - 02:44 AM
Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:05 PM
Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:28 PM
Drinking Stone's Belgo Anise IRS. This is their homage to St. Bernardus Abt 12.
Nice, I'll have to look for that. Love me some Abt 12. I bought my buddy a big bottle of it for his birthday a few weeks ago. He proceeded to polish that sucker off after having maybe 4 other beers and a margarita. I warned him about that 10% ABV...
Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:38 PM
Posted 29 August 2011 - 04:35 PM
Had lunch at BJ's Brewhouse today and they make a decent Pale Ale. Not as good as Sierra Nevada but decent for a chain brewhouse.
Posted 29 August 2011 - 06:50 PM
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:51 PM
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 04:38 AM
Tried Red Hook's Copper Hook recently, it was meh.
Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:11 PM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:41 PM
Oktoberfest can start up to six weeks before the beginning of Oktober though.
Yeah I know, more the awful high temperatures/drought in Texas I'm talking about. It's tough for me to even think of Oktoberfest when it's like this out. Hell I'm still drinking Modelo with lime and Shiner Blonde on the reg...
Posted 10 September 2011 - 01:36 PM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:57 AM
Had a Magic Hat Hex - their octoberfest - with my dinner tonight at Whole Foods - was real nice - decidedly American octoberfest.
Got a couple odds and ends from Trader Joes - Nametag their cheap lager in a can - like super cheap - my wife got it to try as an alternative to pbr but it's a bit too sweet for her liking. I'm having one now and it is what it is. Also got their oatmeal stout and man I was surprised and how nice and complex it was - not watery tasting like some lower abv stouts I've had - this one was nice! Apparently use to be brewed by Goose Island and now brewed by Gordon Biersch.
Posted 27 September 2011 - 03:55 PM
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