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#1471 dmaul1114

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:14 AM

Grabbed the Stone Vertical Epic 12-12-12 and a St. Bernardus Christmas this evening.

Just finished the Stone. Thought it was very good, one of the better spiced beers I've tried. As the bottle says, it's brewed in the style of a Belgian Abbey ale but dryer. Lots of spices in it (also listed on the bottle), with cinnamon and orange being most prominent IMO.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:17 AM

I very much enjoyed the Delerium Noel. To me it seemed much "lighter" then most belgian types, but It was tasty as hell. Got another one sitting in the fridge that im gonna crack open soon. Haven't tried the Stone Vertical yet. Gonna pick up a couple of bottles it tomorrow. Have you tried it yet?

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#1473 skiizim

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:17 AM

mmmmm... Stone, I guess I'll go pick some up, just not thrilled for the $7 a bottle.

#1474 WV Matsui

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:39 PM

Damn iPhone caused me to double post....

#1475 WV Matsui

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:42 PM

Where can I find Strongbow in the DC metro area?

Edit: To bring home not at a bar or tap house

#1476 jimijumper

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

Prepare yourself for Game of Thrones beer....

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:39 PM

I very much enjoyed the Delerium Noel. Gonna pick up a couple of bottles it tomorrow. Have you tried it yet?


Another Noel fan! Hooray!

If you like it, make sure you pick it up quickly. These are in limited supply and don't last long after Christmas. I bought a case a couple weeks ago from my store, after speaking to the manager. Picking up another tomorrow! Love the stuff!
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#1478 dmaul1114

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:55 PM

mmmmm... Stone, I guess I'll go pick some up, just not thrilled for the $7 a bottle.


Actually Stone is pretty good about pricing for their limited beers.

$6.99 for a 22oz bottle isn't bad at all when a lot of other micros and imports are $10-16 for 22oz or 750ml bottles.

#1479 motorkill

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:48 AM

Another Noel fan! Hooray!

If you like it, make sure you pick it up quickly. These are in limited supply and don't last long after Christmas. I bought a case a couple weeks ago from my store, after speaking to the manager. Picking up another tomorrow! Love the stuff!


Oh yeah I'll definitely picking up another bottle or two. There a little pricey but totally worth it I think.

And yes, I too think Stone prices are reasonable. You definitely get what you pay for. Just had a Stone Double Bastard and it was fantastic. I was also able to find a Stone Vertical 12/12/12 today. Can't wait to try it.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:48 AM

Oh damn, I just found a Stone Vertical Epic 07 and 08 I stashed away for 12-12-12. Totally forgot about em.

#1481 bordjon

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:19 AM

Having some Clown Shoes Porcine Unidragon - Bourbon barrel aged stout using smoked malts. 12.5%! Wild stuff here - complex - very upfront bourbon - really tastes sorta like bacon on the back end. Well at first anyway - the smokey is truly meaty at first - on my second glass not so much - which is a good thing for me. I'm enjoying this - on first sip I didn't think I would.

Had a fun beer tasting over the holidays. VA beers vs. AL beers - mostly. Tons of beer that night and Cards Against Humanity. The winner for me that night was Richmond's Hardywood Brewery Singel Belgian-style. We tasted probably 12-14 beers.

Got a couple small batch bourbons for gifts - Belle Meade and Basil Hayden's. Both really nice but pretty different. Belle Meade just started up - outta Nashville. It's a rye so it's spicy/peppery.

Picking up some local bombers tomorrow. Avondale's vanilla porter again (me and my wife love this stuff!) and Straight to Ale's Unobtanium - bourbon barrel aged old ale. Looking forward to trying the Unobtanium - have heard great stuff. I have a 22 of it that I'm gonna hold on to for a few years probably.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

I found this picture last night while stumbling. I've only been interested in beer for a bit over a year now, so it was pretty interesting to me. Taught me a thing or two:

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Also tried a few new ones recently. Nothing fancy as I just grabbed a mix a six, but still pretty good. I'm particularly fond of Polestar Pilsner and Schalfy Pilsner.

Polestar Pilsner
Schlafly Pilsner
Chi-Town Windy City Wheat
Sam Adams Latitude IPA
Breckenridge Agave Wheat
Victory Prima Pils

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#1483 motorkill

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:33 AM

Had a couple of really tasty stuff during the holidays. Some of the better and interesting stuff were

Samuel Adams 13th Hour Stout
Goose Island Big John Stout
Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple ale
Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic ale
Stone 12.21.12 IPA
Epic Imperial Pumpkin porter

Good drinks and good times.

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#1484 Allnatural

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

I found this picture last night while stumbling. I've only been interested in beer for a bit over a year now, so it was pretty interesting to me. Taught me a thing or two:

Cool image, and I like that many of Great Lakes beers made the list.

#1485 bordjon

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:07 AM

Had a Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imp. Stout tonight. Really nice beer - bit of smoky-ness that was great. Having some Sam Adams red something or another from their spring sampler that we picked up at Costco. Has six different beers in it. It's a nice second or third beer for me after having a high gravity. Had a Green Flash Rayon Vert the other night. "Wild" stuff for sure. Bretts are funky. Not sure I really care for them. Green Flash can do complex though as this was a very complex beer.
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#1486 WV Matsui

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:41 AM

Really into cider lately

Currently enjoying...

Strongbow
Bold Rock
Angry Orchard
Woodchuck

Anyone have any more to recommend?

#1487 ndshide

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:15 AM

Backwoods Bastard
Breakfast Stout
Hopslam
Schlafly TIPA

Had some cask hopslam last night and picked up six bottles of Bells Black Note stout today.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:14 AM

@ wv
Try original sin

Also if you haven't had orchard on draft yet do it

#1489 dmaul1114

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

Founder's Porter
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
New Belgium Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout (part of their Lips of Faith Series)

#1490 WV Matsui

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

@ wv
Try original sin

Also if you haven't had orchard on draft yet do it


Thanks ill check it out. And I love Orchard and Bold on draught!

#1491 FlyingAce39

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

My favorite beer/lager is undoubtedly Landshark. It's described as "Island Lager", although I'm not quite sure what that means. I just know that it's good before, during, and after it goes down.

#1492 combatFlexo

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:12 AM

Went to Frankenmuth Brewery last weekend and picked up the coolest growler in my collection so far also individual numbered. Kinda of expensive at $40 but it came filled with their Batch 69 IPA. Also picked up there 150 anniversary Dark 1L bottle another cool bottle similar top as the growler, which I have yet to try.

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#1493 motorkill

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:15 AM

Anybody here drink Lagunitas? Was able to get my hand on there Lagunitas Suck I.P.A about a week ago(very hard to get up here in jersey). It was pretty good ,but not as great as thought it would be. Also just had a Dogfish/Victory/Stone Saison de Buff collaboration. Very good. If you can find, it's worth a try.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

Anybody here drink Lagunitas? Was able to get my hand on there Lagunitas Suck I.P.A about a week ago(very hard to get up here in jersey). It was pretty good ,but not as great as thought it would be. Also just had a Dogfish/Victory/Stone Saison de Buff collaboration. Very good. If you can find, it's worth a try.


I Loved Lagunitas Sucks! Snagged a 6pk a few weeks ago in Denver. Pretty scarce there. 2 stores I went to were out and saw only a few at the next two I was at.

Have you had Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA? Bought a 4pk of that as well and man is it delicious. One of my favorite IPAs now :D

Anyone have Lugene Milk Stout from Odells? Big fan of that as well.

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#1495 motorkill

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:54 AM

The sucks is impossible to get up here. My brother, cousin, and best friend have been on the hunt for it with no luck at all. I got lucky grabbing one.

I have not had the Firestone Double Jack but have had there UnionJack ipa. It was quite good. Im going to a beer expo tomorrow and FireStone will be there. Maybe they'll have samples of it and then I can try it.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

Bell's Hopslam was just released, its a delicious double IPA at 10% alcohol. I'm lucky and have a local bar that serves it on draft.

Here are the places they ship to...
Hopslam will start shipping to areas in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio the week of Jan. 7.

It will begin shipping to Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Missouri and Arizona the week of Jan. 14.

It will then start shipping to Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Kentucky and Pennsylvania the week of Jan. 21.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

Bell's Hopslam was just released, its a delicious double IPA at 10% alcohol. I'm lucky and have a local bar that serves it on draft.

I missed Hopslam this year. The places that sell it in my area sell out quickly. :(

#1498 dmaul1114

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

Yeah, Hop City (best local beer store) posted they had it on their Facebook site twice, and then that it was gone in less than an hour both times.

I stumbled across some in a smaller beer store last year. It is very good, but not worth the effort to track down IMO. It's one I'll buy despite the price (think it was $18 for the sixer last year) if I see it, but there's too much good beer out there to put any effort into finding limited releases like this.

#1499 bordjon

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:14 PM

yep - I didn't get any Hopslam this year but I didn't try - I do have some from the last two years though! (what crazy fool ages DIPAs?!?) and threatened to break one out but just didn't. Our Hop City sold out in less than an hour too.

I had a year and half old Terrapin/Heavy Seas Free Spirit Farmhouse with sunflower and elderflower - it was ok - nothing special really. Awesome label though - and wax sealed - who doesn't love wax sealed! (it's actually sort of a pain to deal with but it looks cool!)

One of our local breweries Good People just released their latest can offering - their pale ale - nothing super exciting but I'm looking forward to picking some up just because it's a new release for them. Also had a strawberry saison from a local brewery Blue Pants up in Huntsville. We bought two bottles when they released it a half a year or so ago - it's like super crazy strawberry - ok for a glass but I certainly wouldn't want any more than that at a time.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

I had Bruery's Autumn Maple yesterday before the Super Bowl. It is brewed like a pumpkin beer but they used yams instead. It was pretty solid and my buddy and I drank the whole bottle real quickly.

Also tried New Belgium and Elysian's Trip Blonde. Not a fan of it at all. Probably my least favorite NB beer along with Mothership Whit. It had too much of a honey taste. They brewed it with chamomile and honey and man it was a bit too sweet for my liking.

EDIT: Also had Great Divide's new seasonal Orabelle. 8.4% Trippel. Very light in color, very tasty beer. I only had one bottle left though cuz the damn liner broke and I lost all the others :bomb:. I highly recommend this beer if you are into Belgian Dubbel, Trippel, and Quads. :D

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