CAG Beer Drinkers Unite! Beer Snobs and Cheap Ass Drunks Welcome!
Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:24 PM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:00 PM
My grocery store actually had a little stand with a "Mix and Match 6" type of thing for $9.99 This was the first time I've seen them do it since it is a bigger chain (Ultra Foods) The choices were pretty meh though. They had Torpedo, Summerfest, and a few different Blue Moons as well as the Woodchuck Hard Ciders. While I really like Torpedo, I don't think the selection was there to warrant $10
I've been meaning to go check out this place a buddy of mine suggested called Wise Guys. Supposedly they have a large variety of craft there and they let you build a 6 as well. It's about 20 miles away though and I've been putting off for a few weeks now. Maybe in two weeks or so.
Edited by bigpimpin24, 29 June 2012 - 01:20 AM.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:22 AM
Had an Abita Purple Haze for the first time last night. Not bad
Just got back from NOLA, and I was pretty dissapointed with most of the local beers. I didn't try the Purple Haze but did drink the Amber, Jocamo (sp?), and maybe a blonde. NOLA blonde was meh...
Best I had was Hopitoulus from NOLA brewing.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:46 AM
Enjoying a growler of Stone Cali-Belique IPA tonight.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:13 AM
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:46 PM
Our "Gourmet Bottle Bill" passed a couple months ago and goes in to effect Aug. 1 aka "Bomber Day." So now we have have 22s and 750s! I'm planning on picking up a La Chouffe since I got a La Chouffe Petite years ago the day our abv got raised and probably a few locals as all the local breweries are putting out small batches of 22s. I'm also going to crack open one of my Terrapin Depth Charge from several years ago.
Hop City has started work on their location and has an official Hop City Bham facebook page now. My friend's brewery is a few doors down from them and he just posted a pic of him and the Hop City guys so they are close to opening but I don't think they will be open by Aug. 1 (website just says August.)
Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:03 PM
I love the Atlanta location. Especially the 60 tap growler station, which is mainly what I hit up these days to save on bottle/can recycling.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:15 PM
Our state has some kinks to work out regarding reusing glass growlers. Most places are currently using plastic milk jugs because of confusing regulations. Apparently one store here is reusing glass growlers now without issue somehow but there are folks working on the confusion right now - seems like the dept of health and the beverage control can't communicate and can't decide who's issue it is.
Our grassroots organization - free the hops - is deciding on their next agenda. Looking like it will be more focus on breweries/brewpubs - like the ability for draft-to-go directly from the breweries. Our breweries are doing serious business these days - taprooms open daily, bands playing, food service trucks outside (another issue - they can't serve food and be a brewery - have to be a brewpub - but if they are a brewpub they can't distribute their beer, only serve it on premise - it's a mess.)
Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:52 PM
San Diego Padres. New GM. Maybe something different
San Diego Chargers...It's New!! The Chargers are ALIVE!
Vancouver Canucks. Gillis is gone!
Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:56 PM
3 120 mins - that's 2 more than I've ever had. It was just too syrup-y sweet for me. One day I may try it again but I'm not in any hurry...
Been having local brews lately. I do have a Rogue John John Dead Guy in the fridge for this weekend. Had a couple of bottles from a local Huntsville brewery Blue Pants - a strawbeery saison that was really pretty nice. Very fresh strawberry taste that didn't taste artificial. As I understand - they add strawberries sorta like they would a late dry hop addition I think. It was real easy drinking. Also a "hoppy" tripel - their term. It was 9% and decent but I'm just not real big on the ipa/tripel combo a la Le Freak from Green Flash. I think I like my ipas and tripels separate.
Chattanooga's annual brewer's fest is tomorrow. I've yet to go despite only being a couple hours away. Maybe one year.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:31 PM
Ended up with growlers of Stone Ruination and Dog Fish Head 90 minute which were both great as always. Also got a 4 pack of Dog Fish Head Burton Baton--guy said it was a mix of the 75 minute and 90 minute IPA aged in oak barrels. It's very good, but not as good as the store owner hyped it (said he thought it was the best DFH brew). Not as hoppy as you'd expect given the blend. But still good, and has a nice oak aftertaste.
Edited by dmaul1114, 24 August 2012 - 11:00 PM.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:29 PM
I wish we had Stone distribution here. I imagine it won't be long and until then I can pick it up in FL and GA but still will be nice when it gets here. I'll be in atl in a few weeks for the weekend and we'll stop by hop city and/or greens to see what goodies they have but I'm picking up a lot more locally now that we have so much more to choose from. Our hop city is tentatively opening Sept. 6. They posted pics of the taps - 60 of them! Really looking forward to that opening.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:28 AM
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 05:40 PM
*edit* I had 6 different dfh brews but no burton - so I put a Raison D'Etre in the fridge instead - don't know that I've even tried that one yet.
Edited by bordjon, 25 August 2012 - 05:57 PM.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:31 PM
I did grab a couple bottles of the 16th Anniversary IPA though. From Stone's website write up about it: "It’s actually a double IPA (don’t pretend to be surprised) spiked with a touch of lemon verbena and lemon oil, which Brewmaster Mitch Steele tells us “combines wonderfully with the peach and tropical mango flavors from the Amarillo hops, and with the apple and berry notes from the Calypso hops.”
Have them getting cold, will try one tonight. Bought a four pack of Green Flash Hop Head Red to drink on while those are chilling.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:36 AM
I was confused about the Stone Offerings. I thought the Enjoy by 9/21 was just their anniversary brew this year. But that's a limited release and currently only available in SoCal, NJ and Chicago--so I'm very envious.
I'm really glad I had one to satisfy my curiosity, but to be honest it wasn't very good. It had the strangest aftertaste, and one I still can't place. Really hurt the beer overall to me. But it is hella high in ABV (9.4%?), but doesn't taste like it at all. So it totally snuck up on me.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:50 AM
I didn't have any beer tonight - we grilled out and made margaritas instead. I think this is only the second time I've ever made them. My wife was wanting them so I said what the heck. Used El Jimador repo (which for me has a bit too much kick straight so that worked out to finish off our bottle of that.)
Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:15 AM
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:56 PM
If I see anything else with a Monkey on it, definitely going to try it. 2/2 so far on Monkey labeled beers, lol.
Down here in Alabama there is a new up-and-coming brewery called Straight to Ale that has a totally awesome IPA called Monkeynaut. http://www.straightt...monkeynaut-ipa/ and the beer advocate link http://beeradvocate....ile/22655/57722 It's name refers to the first monkey in space which lived out it's life on earth for a long time in Huntsville, AL where the brewery is based. They are canning that beer and it's only in Alabama (and soon to be Nashville - they have a few other brews in Nashville currently.)
Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:01 PM
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