CAG Beer Drinkers Unite! Beer Snobs and Cheap Ass Drunks Welcome!
Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:52 PM
Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:04 AM
Went to a local pub that was having a Great Lakes Brewing launch event last night. Tried out their Edmund Fitzgerald Porter and it was damn good. Really nice coffee taste too it. Picked up a six pack of their ipa today along with a Founders Doom and their Double Trouble and a Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout.
Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:58 AM
Tried out their Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
That's the clone recipe I just brewed - a week or two and I'll be trying one.
I haven't had anything too exciting lately. Southern Tier Eurotrash Pils - decent I suppose. Also picked up a case of local brew from Costco - Good People pale ale (in cans) - real easy drinking hoppy pale ale - having one right now. Been drinking bourbon and wine a bit more than beer lately though.
Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:28 PM
Had a bottle of this over the weekend. Peach is subtle and kind of lessens the hop flavor, especially since it is an Imperial IPA. Either way I enjoyed it and will probably pick up another bottle
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:56 PM
Also, has anybody ever been to Three Floyd's Dark Lord day (or even tried Dark Lord)? I was in Hammond this weekend and wanted to stop by the brewery, but I forgot it was Dark Lord day. :( I'm thinking about trying to get tickets next year. It seems like a fun event.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:15 AM
We opened it for a special occasion - my wife is pregnant! It will be our second - we have a 2 1/2 year old daughter.
Access - I've never been to DLD nor had a Dark Lord but it's sort of kind of on my bucket list. That and Pliney the Younger and maybe Hunahpu Day at Cigar City Brewery. Maybe one day.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:58 AM
Never been to Dark Lord day either but going by the pics Ive seen on instagram, it looks like a blast. Definitely something I wanna attend someday.
Had the Stone Drink By the other day. Really enjoyed it. Also had a Tripel Horse by River Horse Brew which is always excellent.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:24 PM
Both were great and of course the Yeti was very strong.
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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:22 PM
Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:18 AM
Finally got to try Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout randomly. Was having brunch last saturday and the place was having a Kentucky Derby Special and guess they had saved a keg of KBS for that. Damn good, definitely lived up to the hype.
Sam Adams Grumpy Monk--pretty solid take on a Belgian-style pale ale.
Sam Adams Stony Brook Red--they call it a Belgian style red, but I'd liken it more to a Flemish sour. Pretty good.
Other than that, just been pounding regular staples like Dales Pale Ale, Stone IPA and Terrapin Hopsecutioner.
Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:58 PM
Beer of choice at the moment is Sol, imported from Mexico, with some lime. It's like Mexican Corona AKA better than shitty US Corona. Typically I pick up Sam Adams Boston Lager because it's easy to find here. I'd drink Newcastle more often if it wasn't $9 a six pack.
I like how this one black guy manager at my nearest KFC rejected the chicken and told the employees to make me some new chicken. He understood how us black folks like our friend chicken fresh and not hard.
I love me some fried food. I eat friend food all the time and I'm still super skinny. I can eat all the friend chicken and other unhealthy foods never getting fat.
Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:35 AM
Which brings me to this question? When on a budget, whats you're go to cheap beer? I personally tend to go with Yuengling black n tan, Saranac IPA, or a Stone bomber.
Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:45 AM
I mostly buy things that are right around $10 a six pack, be it Stone IPA, Dale's Pale Ale or some local beers from Sweetwater or Terrapin, or trying something new.
Just not much I like under that, and I don't often buy things that are more than that price since there is so much I love at the $9-10 a six pack price point.
For trying new things these days I more often go for growlers. Often pricier than that, but draft is the way to try new stuff IMO.
Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:57 PM
I don't really do budget beers exactly - but I do buy them on sale or in bulk sometimes. For instance, today a local grocery store put some beer on sale for craft beer week. I picked up a couple local sixers (cans) for 7.99. Good People coffee oatmeal stout and Straight to Ale Monkeynaught IPA. Regularly 8.99. They also had all the Oskar Blues sixers for 7.99 which is a good deal as well. (Can't remember the other stuff they had on sale.) I also picked up a case of local brew a few weeks ago - Good People Pale Ale - at Costco for 30 bucks - which is a six dollar savings off of regular price of their sixers. Which I'm drinking right now (after the nitro stout.)
Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:45 AM
Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:38 PM
Honorable mention to Golden Monkey and Stormking Stout.
Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:02 AM
Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:49 AM
Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:26 PM
Picked up a six of Caldera IPA the other day and have had two so far. Really nice, complex beer but I'm not sure it's worthy of the 12.99 price tag. Maybe.
My homebrew porter is finally coming in to it's own and is pretty darn solid!
Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:57 PM
Harpoon's Rye IPA is petty tasty. Been on a rye beer kick lately, and that's probably the best one I've had thus far as I'd put it a bit above the Sweetwater Lowryder and Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye. Didn't care for Terrapins, and the one in the Sam Adams Summer Mix pack is just all right.
Rogue's Roguenbier Rye Ale was pretty solid as well--but very different as its a german rye ale and not an IPA, so a lot maltier/sweeter than the ones above.
Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:08 AM
Anybody try Batch 19? Stuff is really good.
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:03 PM
Had a wonderful evening last night with a few Yuengling traditional lagers. My absolute favorite beer. Fun to party with, fun to socialize with, fun to casually drink with.
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:31 PM
Brewing a DFH 60 min clone right now. Man brewing beer smells so good!
Got to have some Seeing Double IPA from Foothills the other night for the first time in a few years. A friend brought some back from his Asheville trip. Excellent beer. He said he also brought a People's Porter back for me but forgot to bring it that night.
Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:39 PM
Only new thing I've had lately was Magic Hat's Ticket to Rye last night. One of the better Rye IPAs I've had so far. More rye bite and hoppier than most, and higher ABV than most at 7.1%.
Otherwise, just been drinking favorites lately. Did have Sam Adams in a can for the first time. Pretty solid assuming you like the Boston Lager. Tastes fine straight out of the can, whereas a lot of canned microbrews (21st Amendment, Oskar Blues etc. I much prefer pouring into a glass).
Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:24 PM
Nothing too adventurous lately. Had a Sierra Nevada Hoptimum and a Double Dragonfly IPA (Upland) over the weekend. Also had the Goose Island Sofie which I REALLY liked. Other than that, been drinking the usuals. Managed to score some Gumballhead last night though, so that was a treat.
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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:08 PM
Guy at work gave me his beer brewing equipment. It's just a random box full of crap, so I've got a lot of learning to do. :p Thinking about taking some time this Saturday to sit down and figure most of it out. There's a place nearby called Great Fermentations that has all of the supplies I need, so I'll probably be asking for plenty of advice. I'll probably get set up this weekend and do my first brew next weekend, but we'll see. I'll let you know how it goes.
Also, grabbed some good stuff today. Gumballhead and Zombie Dust are in the vault, and I grabbed a Sierra Nevada variety pack. Came with their IPA, their Black IPA and their Imperial Red Ale. The Red Ale is delicious so far. I'd recommend it to anybody who likes Sierra Nevada.