For beer I really like Triangle Brewery's Redheaded Blonde, alas I'm in Monterey now so I have to deal with (eech) Sierra Nevada.
For real drinks I prefer either a good Gin and Tonic or a Whiskey Sour.
just gonna leave this right here....
Just had a Pale Moon. Blegh.
Is it good? Where'd you get it from? I'm in L.A. too. I only check out Whole Foods and Bevmo, not really low key spots there.
it was damn good from what i remember. i got it back home in sd from an awesome liquor store that sells a wide variety of beer.
You're in Illinois, try Half Acre or Metropolitan or 5 Rabbit or ****ing Three Floyds (Indiana, but close enough), man!
Drink a lot of PBR and Lienenkugels while out sailing (no glass on the boat).
At the bar:
Bells Two Hearted
Summit Pale Ale
New Belg. Ranger
Bells Hopslam (in season)
PBR (with splash of OJ if I go out for breakfast on the weekend)
New Glarus Spotted Cow
and whatever my friends have brewed up and have on tap.
Honorable mention swill beers:
Last night, 1 Pliney the Elder and 2 Alagash Blacks. Good night.
I also had a TA last year that is the master brewer for a local brewery down here (and is back at school to get his PhD because he feels like it... pretty cool). I gotta get over there and have a flight of their seasonal flavors.
Had a Leinenkugel Oktoberfest with a burger today... mainly got it cuz it came with a mug I could take home.
Is there anything similar to the Leinenkugel but better? Tryna develop my beer palette.
BURGER AS PALETTE CLEANSER (my plans in about 10min)
an Argentinian Malbec.
made pasta carbonara and felt like some wine.
Two Brothers is good. Three Floyds is my favorite brewery ever. I used to be in a band with their pub's Chef and Sous Chef and we'd be drinking growlers of all their stuff at practice. Dude came to my wedding with 5 bottles of Dark Lord. Amazing...
Noted. Will check them out (and not 312).
My favorites are Three Floyds and Half Acre. Half Acre does some really amazing collaborations and stuff. I'm bummed I missed out on Sticky Fat although I'm going to a beer/food pairing at Uncommon Ground next week and they're supposed to have it.
yeah, RIP GOOSE ISLAND