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#1351 depascal22

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:24 PM

Chumley's is great. Go on Saturday when all the Indiana beers are on special.

#1352 bigpimpin24

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:00 PM

Picked up a 6 pack of Abita's Purple Haze and a 6 pack of Sierra Nevada's Summerfest. I think I tried Purple Haze once before but over a year ago and I can't remember at all what it tastes like. I've never tried the Summerfest at all though.

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.

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#1353 bordjon

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:25 AM

Having an Oskar Blues smorgasbord tonight - celebrating since they just came in to the state (Dale's home state actually!) Old Chub, Dale's Pale, and Mama's Little Yella Pils!
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#1354 bigpimpin24

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:26 PM

Recently had Victory Brewing Company's Hop Wallop and New Belgium's Belgo. Both were really really good. Just further proves that I'm a Pale Ale type of guy. As for my earlier post about Purple Haze and Summerfest.. Purple Haze was awesome for being a fruit beer. Made my taste buds go crazy. The Summerfest I am on the fence about. The first one I had was really refreshing and enjoyable, but as I kept drinking it it started to taste worse to me for some reason.

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#1355 Rodimus

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:13 PM

Had an Abita Purple Haze for the first time last night. Not bad

#1356 Bloodbooger

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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.

#1357 dmaul1114

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:46 AM

Port Anniversary is damn tasty.

Enjoying a growler of Stone Cali-Belique IPA tonight.

#1358 Inf^Shini

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:13 AM

I'm a fan of Black&Tan concoctions, so I picked up a glass mug of Mississippi Mud at my local BevMo and thoroughly enjoyed that sucker.

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#1359 jbuck138

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:08 AM

Mississipi Mud was pretty good from my recollection from 5-6 years ago. Just bought a 6 pack of Yuengling's Black and Tan. I really enjoyed it. Nice clean taste. I had to check to see if they were owned by one of the large beer companies and am surprised that they are still independent.

#1360 bordjon

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:46 PM

I have vague memories of making black and tans with Harp and maybe Guinness. I remember having this wooden handled metal spoon that I bent backwards at a right angle with the bottom of the bowl side up and putting it in a glass and pouring the dark beer over it. That's been a long time.

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.)
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#1361 dmaul1114

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:03 PM

Enjoy both. Great combination to have bombers and Hop City coming in around the same time.

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.

#1362 bordjon

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:15 PM

Absolutely - I'm really excited about growlertown! There are already several places here doing draft-to-go (a few with over 50 taps even!) but there's just something real nice about Hop City as a great one stop beer shopping spot.

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.)
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#1363 ajumbaje

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:52 PM

picked up three bottles of Dogfish Head 120 IPA. Gonna savor those

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#1364 bordjon

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:56 PM

Whew this thread gets buried lately.

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.
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#1365 mykevermin

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:14 PM

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In my fridge. Right now. Fuck yeah.
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#1366 dmaul1114

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:31 PM

Just missed it at the store the other day (said it would be in today or tomorrow). Definitely have to swing back buy and pick some up before they sell out hopefully!

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.

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#1367 bordjon

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:29 PM

It's been a while but I remember liking the Burton Baton quite a bit. I don't remember it being very hoppy though. I remember it being fairly complex though and me and my wife both enjoyed it. I'm becoming more of a fan of barrel-aged stuff - especially if it's draft. That John John is a dead guy aged in their own whiskey barrels so we'll see how that goes.

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.
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#1368 bordjon

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:28 AM

Well at first I didn't care much for the John John. It seemed a bit watery and no real distinct flavors coming out. I had a couple 4 oz glasses and then decided to have a cigar with a glass ( my new dirty hobby) and just give up on it. Now that I'm finishing it though it's really grown on me. My wife says it's a bit watery and she tastes the whiskey (from the barrel.) I'm getting the oak/whiskey now and some nice caramel malty sweetness. It's not blowing me away but it's gotten better. And I will say this thing has produced some gorgeous lacing - which is neither here nor there - but still worth noting I suppose.
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#1369 dmaul1114

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:26 PM

Oh the Burton Baton is damn good. Just different than I expected since it's not hoppy at all and is an imperial ipa. It's more like a strong ale to me as it's more malty/alcohol sweat than hoppy like an ipa.

#1370 bordjon

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 05:40 PM

Well I decided to look it up and read about it and Dogfish says it's a blend of an imperial IPA and an English-style old ale - also says it sits for about a month in the barrel aging. So that would make sense it tasting a bit malty and sweet - which is how I remember it. I suppose with the blending and the aging in the barrel then depending on how long it's been in the bottle the hop character subsides. Man all this talk about it I'm gonna have to pick up some more pronto - and I'm gonna go dig around in my stash and see if I have one left to stick in the fridge for tonight - making my mouth water!

*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.

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#1371 dmaul1114

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:31 PM

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 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. :D

#1372 mykevermin

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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.
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#1373 bordjon

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:50 AM

Yeah I'm totally jealous of that that Enjoy By - that's definitely a pretty awesome score!

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.)
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#1374 AshesofWake

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:15 AM

got me the 18th Anniversary Stone IPA and ended up having it on draft at a local bar. I don't like IPA's too much, but enjoyed that one greatly.
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#1375 bigpimpin24

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:16 AM

Grabbed a 6 pack of 400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing.. Very tasty indeed. Also tried Golden Monkey by Victory Brewing last weekend or so, was pleasantly surprised as well. That's one of those beers that has a high ABV but you can't even tell. If I see anything else with a Monkey on it, definitely going to try it. 2/2 so far on Monkey labeled beers, lol.

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#1376 bordjon

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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.)
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#1377 dmaul1114

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:01 PM

The Stone 16th Anniversary IPA was pretty good. Maybe a little heavy on the lemon, but still very hoppy so it works out ok. It's 10% APV and doesn't taste it really, so its also one that can sneak up on you.

#1378 bordjon

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:12 AM

Picked up a super fresh 4 pack of cans from one of our local breweries - Good People Brewing - Snake Handler Double IPA - canned yesterday! They brew it just every now and then - maybe two or three times a year. It's a pretty darn awesome DIPA. Also picked up a bomber of Jester King Noble King - a hoppy farmhouse. Jester King is in Austin and I think only really distributes to Texas but apparently, as per their blog, they ship out small amounts of "extra" when they have it to various states as if just on whim. Maybe we got some since we just passed a bill allowing big bottles - who knows - I'm not complaining though and hope it continues to show up - looking forward to trying it!
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#1379 bigpimpin24

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:19 AM

Tried a few beers at my local casino last night. Abita's Turbodog, Harpoons UFO White and Fosters. First two were on tap and the Fosters was in a 25oz can. Really enjoyed the Turbodog and UFO, the Fosters was ok.

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#1380 Kerouac

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:26 AM

I am on a Kona Brewing Co. kick again. Their Pipeline, Longboard & Koko beers are great.

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