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So what kind of beer are you drinking since the tour started?

Old 08-07-14, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by slowgo View Post
I've got one more of these in the fridge. Fantastic beer. I'm an IPA guy, Sculpin is my locally available go to, but I've had quite a few good ones.

If you can get those regularly ill seriously pay for a sixer plus some for good measure. I have been looking for heady topper forever.
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Originally Posted by deacon mark View Post
Shaffly APA my current favorite beer it does down great in summer and still good when the weather cools a bit.
We both misspelled it- Schlaffly! Lol
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Originally Posted by Goolsbymd View Post
If you can get those regularly ill seriously pay for a sixer plus some for good measure. I have been looking for heady topper forever.
If you go on beer advocate you can trade for it. I never have done that but my buddy had some heady and it was really good but honestly I am no beer expert but to me it did not blow away other really good ipa. Great Lakes chillwave was killer, fat heads hop ju ju, victory dirt wolf, hopslam was amazing. I just had 3 Floyd's Appcolylse cow that was really good. I'm not a super beer expert but IMO everything above is on the level of heady topper pretty much
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Since getting into craft beer a couple years ago, Ive tried what I consider to be my fair share of beers. I never did like the usual Bud Light or Michelob before that, so craft beer was a nice surprise.

I still admit though.. If you're outside working all day, mid august in the northeast, where its 90F and 90% humidity.. A fantastic way to relax on the porch afterwards is an ICE cold Corona Extra with Lime. Couldn't be further from a Craft Beer, but its a great summer cool off.

That said.

Im starting to get away from the massively hopped IPAs lately. I still like a good and hoppy IPA, but Im branching out more and more.

DOgfishhead Brewery.. semi local ish, but I think they're pretty well known around the country, is a favorite of mine. Their 60minute IPA has been a staple in my fridge for a while. Ive got a couple bottles of the elusive 120minute IPA aging downstairs.. that stuff is dangerous!

Lately though, Im into Belgian style beers. Im really liking the smoother beer.
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Old 08-07-14, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by JmanEspresso View Post
Ive got a couple bottles of the elusive 120minute IPA aging downstairs.. that stuff is heavenly!
FIFY. I have four bottles myself that I'm saving for a rainy day. Definitely one that lives up to the hype in my opinion. Although I did have it on draft at their brewpub recently and came away less than impressed compared to the bottles. It just didn't seem to carry the same punch for some reason.
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Originally Posted by Goolsbymd View Post
If you can get those regularly ill seriously pay for a sixer plus some for good measure. I have been looking for heady topper forever.
I had to pull a favor with my sales manager in Vermont for a 12 pack. This stuff is killer.
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Originally Posted by ActAppalled View Post
FIFY. I have four bottles myself that I'm saving for a rainy day. Definitely one that lives up to the hype in my opinion. Although I did have it on draft at their brewpub recently and came away less than impressed compared to the bottles. It just didn't seem to carry the same punch for some reason.
Yeah the 120minute is actually quite a variable beer.

It can range in alcohol content from 12%, to as high as 21% Ive heard. All of the "Minute" IPAs from Dogfish, correlate the Alcohol content to the minutes(although thats not what the minutes stands for*), so like, the 60minute, 6%, the harder to find 75minute, ~7.5%, 90minute.. etc etc. But that 120 minute.. its basically just guaranteed to be 12% at least.. Ive heard guys have seen it as high as 21%. Its definitely good.. but its an occasional beer for sure. When I saw a bunch of bottles at the local shop a while back, I grabbed a bunch because they're so hard to find.

*in case you were curious, the minutes, stands for how long they "dry hop" the beer during brewing. Its a pretty interesting process, and apparently its what gives dogfish IPAs that singature fresh hop bite.
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Originally Posted by JmanEspresso View Post
Yeah the 120minute is actually quite a variable beer.
*in case you were curious, the minutes, stands for how long they "dry hop" the beer during brewing. Its a pretty interesting process, and apparently its what gives dogfish IPAs that singature fresh hop bite.
Not sure where you got that however dry hoping is typically done much longer than 2 hours. Sometimes as long as a week is not uncommon. The 120 is in relation to the boil time of the mash. Also I don't believe in the varying ABV due to the grain bill would produce a very common amount of sugars in the wort. Which in return the yeast produce into alcohol. It's been rumored their OG is upwards of 1.099. And to stop the fermentation leaving a varying ABV would a major waste of resources.
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Shouldn't the tour make you want to drink wine?
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Old 08-08-14, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
I'vwe been jonesin' to try this but no one in CT seems to have it.
Its good. My new personal favorite.

But you should have Berkshire Brewing Company's Steel Rail. That's some good stuff right there. Not sold in FL.
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Old 08-08-14, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by JmanEspresso View Post

That said.

Im starting to get away from the massively hopped IPAs lately. I still like a good and hoppy IPA, but Im branching out more and more.

DOgfishhead Brewery.. semi local ish, but I think they're pretty well known around the country, is a favorite of mine. Their 60minute IPA has been a staple in my fridge for a while. Ive got a couple bottles of the elusive 120minute IPA aging downstairs.. that stuff is dangerous!
As much as I love 120 minute; it gives me a headache.
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Old 08-08-14, 07:42 AM
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PBR is my go to, has been for a decade. but even PBR is a bit more caloric that I want since I'm tryin to slim down. lately i've been having Miller64, and while I don't particularly care for it, its better than plain tap water and is helping me in my weight loss quest. down 15lbs so far, only another 30+ to go!!! when my calorie count for the day allows for a "good" beer I've been having Lagunitas IPA and Sam Adams Rebel IPA. but I have to sip slowly since each of those approach 200cals per bottle. tough to have just one and then swap to PBR and M64, but I manage in the name of a new bike when I break into the 180's.
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Originally Posted by ProfsrChaos407 View Post
Its good. My new personal favorite.

But you should have Berkshire Brewing Company's Steel Rail. That's some good stuff right there. Not sold in FL.
Absolutely one of my favorites. Been drinking it since my daughter lived in Northampton back in the early '90's. Also BBC's Cabin Fever, Lost Sailor, and a bunch of others. BBC is north of Northampton up in Deerfield. Great stuff.
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Old 08-08-14, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by kc0bbq View Post
Tough to get BrewDog here, despite the fact that they have a TV series... Occasionally I can get their blonde (Trashy Blonde?).

Watery beer is a historical thing. *INCOMING AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON*

In the late 19th, early 20th century good beer was in every town in the US. Unfortunately, there were also groups of people who blamed every social ill on alcohol. The Temperance movement convinced everyone that if we banned alcohol all crime would go away. They were obnoxious in that American way until the Volstead Act was passed and Prohibition began. Quite a few towns sold their prisons and jails because crime was going to disappear. And it did(n't).

Initially, consumption dropped. Bars, to survive, switched over to soda fountains and peoples' tastes changed to light, sweet drinks. Alcoholic bars went underground.

After learning that crime didn't go down, and that the Volstead Act was just not being enforced and was merely criminalizing a lot of otherwise good people, Prohibition ended.

But, the damage to the American palate had been done. On top of that, they conveniently forgot to get rid of the laws banning homebrewing, wine, mead, and cider making. The beer that emerged after Prohibition was light and sweet.

Jimmy Carter overturned the ban on homebrewing (accidentally forgetting to legalize cidermaking, oddly, but the laws aren't enforced) and people started (legally) making "weird beer", and 25 years later we are starting to drink beer with character again. There were early adopters, and there were illegal homebrewers before that, but it takes a long time to undo 75 years worth of damage.

*END AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON*

Pabst is kind of a hipster thing. For some reason I still dig Hamm's. It's the same watery American style lager, but I think it was the cartoon bear in the ads on TV growing up that did it. Otherwise, I'm a major hophead.

IPA popularity is regional. West Coast and Midwest, really. It is somewhat of a kneejerk reaction by the first wave of craft breweries, though here in Minnesota it was started with an EPA. I think Stouts are the next fad, but there are getting to be more sour beers. Now that it's socially acceptable to drink more beery beers we are tinkering a lot.

A lot of the new stuff is extremely local so I don't understand why unfiltered, unpasteurized beer isn't a bigger thing outside of the Pacific Northwest. My favorite local brewery's owners learned their craft in Seattle and are big on it. Their beer is that much better for it.
You couldn't be more wrong about that statement. In New England, unpasteurized, unfiltered beer is going strong. Vermont has practically mastered it. Alchemist's Heady Topper, anything Hill Farmstead, and anything Lawson's Finest Liquids are all unfiltered and unpasteurized. They are some the best beers in the world right now.

Edit: I forgot to mention what I've been drinking!

I ve been on an IPA and sour kick. Lately it's been a lot of Heady Topper, White Birch Berliner Weiss, Night Shift Ever Weiss, Trillium Fort Point, Trillium Dry Stack # 6, Lawson's Super Session IPA, Hill Farmstead Abner, HF Susan, HF Edward, HF Grassroots Legitimacy, and HF What is Enlightenment?.

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Originally Posted by bael View Post
I ve been on an IPA and sour kick. Lately it's been a lot of Heady Topper, White Birch Berliner Weiss, Night Shift Ever Weiss, Trillium Fort Point, Trillium Dry Stack # 6, Lawson's Super Session IPA, Hill Farmstead Abner, HF Susan, HF Edward, HF Grassroots Legitimacy, and HF What is Enlightenment?.
I've tried a few sour beers. I like them. They're like a cross between beer and grapefruit juice. Does anyone even drink beers like Budweiser any more?
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Does anyone even drink beers like Budweiser any more?
Yes, the vast majority of people do...unfortunately
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Is it good to age an ipa? I had a fee that were out dates and they all develop this weird taste to them which is nothing what the fresh beer taste like and not in a good way
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Is it good to age an ipa? I had a fee that were out dates and they all develop this weird taste to them which is nothing what the fresh beer taste like and not in a good way
It all depends on the IPA. For the most part they are meant to be enjoyed fresh because hops will degrade pretty quickly. Some take a brief time to mature. For example the brewer of Heady Topper thinks the beer is best when it's 10 weeks old.
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Originally Posted by Goolsbymd View Post
If you can get those regularly ill seriously pay for a sixer plus some for good measure. I have been looking for heady topper forever.
I've got a can of Heady in the fridge. I had to line up for 30 minutes with 50 others to get a case in VT. Kinda over rated I thought.
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It was silicon valley beer week last week.... so been drinking tons of craft beer. Plus.. got lots of buddies that like drinking good stuff.

so... just to name off some of my faves I've had in the last week...

The Bruery - Saison Rue (saison / farmhouse ale).
The Bruery - Loakal Red
The Bruery - Sucre
The Bruery - Wanderer
The Bruery - White Chocolate - AMAZING amazing beer... if I can get my hands on this.. i'm buying a case.
The Bruery - Tart of Darkness
Goose Island - Sofie (another saison / farmhouse ale)
Ballast Point - Sculpin IPA
Drake's - Denogginizer
Prarie Artisan Ales - Funky Gold Mosaic
Firestone - lil opal
Heretic Brewing - BLack Maria
Alpine Beer - PureHoppiness --- Totally amazing Double IPA
Stone Brewing - Fyodor's Classic - Stout aged in bourbon... love these types of beers
Stone Brewing - Smoked Porter w/ chipotle Peppers
Russian River - Redemption
Russian River - Supplication
Ninkasi - Believer Double Red
Ninkasi - HBC 366
....

just realized... i've been drinking too much... and this is only some of what i've been drinking in the last week. Didn't include the beers that sucked...
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I picked up a crate of it

drinking like a boss!
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