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Title: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Aethien on 04 Mar 2013, 15:16
Because there's a whiskey thread but not a beer thread? Unacceptable.

Also, if I recall correctly, Marten and company have spent some time drinking fancy beers (and Will works at said bar, I think?) so why not talk about those beers?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: idontunderstand on 05 Mar 2013, 00:36
*chugs*

Had some Samuel Adams this weekend. I'd forgotten how much I love beer.  :-\
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Aethien on 05 Mar 2013, 02:39
I only recently had my first Boston Lager. Mostly because while it's pretty good it's not that great and it's fucking expensive on this side of the ocean. Still, at least I can say I tried it now.
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Post by: TRVA123 on 05 Mar 2013, 02:49
Stouts. mmmmmm
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Aethien on 05 Mar 2013, 02:58
Left Hand Milk Stout <3
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Post by: TRVA123 on 05 Mar 2013, 09:20
mmmmmm, and Old Rasputin, and Founders Breakfast Stout
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Post by: Aethien on 05 Mar 2013, 10:18
I haven't had a chance to try Old Rasputin yet. I've had Founders Breakfast Stout and KBS though, sadly no CBS but maaaaaybe if I can score some of Cantillon's Lou Pepe and Fou' Foune this year.

Still, I'm quite happy to have had KBS, Alesmith Speedway Stout, Great Divide's Yeti and Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti and Jester King's Black Metal (old one, not farmhouse) whilst living halfway across the world from where they're brewed. I'd love to try so many more but at least I get easy access to De Molen's fancy stouts. :-P
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 06 Mar 2013, 01:08
I work one day a week at a beer store.  This is PA, one of the last two states to have state control of alcohol.  Liquor and wine are only from state owned stores, and beer distributors are licensed by the state and only sell cases.  You can buy sixpacks at bars and some licensed restaurants.  It's weird.  You can't get beer (or wine) at a grocery or convenience store. 

Most of what we sell is run of the mill american sex-in-a-canoe (it's fucking near water).  The stuff that looks the same going in as it does pissing out.  But we have a few cases of more interesting beers - still pretty run of the mill by comparison to the craft brews you mention. 

Thing is, a case is too much of an investment for something untried, in my book.  And I don't do bars. 


However, there are days I think I need to start drinking more...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Aethien on 06 Mar 2013, 01:45
PA is Pennsylvania? Because in that case your state is home to Tröegs (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/694), Victory (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/345), Weyerbacher (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/392), Yuengling (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/182) and 125 other breweries (http://beeradvocate.com/beerfly/list?c_id=US&s_id=PA&brewery=Y) that I don't recognize.

You could always check out the breweries themselves to try out their beers.
Although I don't get why as a state you'd limit the stores to only selling by the crate, that's just stupid. I'll help you hope that the laws on that will see change soon.
And while not quite legal (for the company anyway), I think Halftimebeverage (http://www.halftimebeverage.com/) does ship to PA, so that's a way to try singles. Ordering beer still requires a fairly large investment to make the shipping costs worth it but at least you won't get 24 of the same beers. :-P
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 06 Mar 2013, 04:55
I have Yeungling Lager every Monday night at poker.  It's yummy... I hear the Black&Tan's quite good, too.  We also have Straub's, which is another old local brewery. 

The governor's trying to change the law to make more money for the state by selling more licenses.  The beer distributors (including my employer, a good friend from church) are concerned about losing their businesses...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Aethien on 06 Mar 2013, 05:43
I'd say allowing shops to sell singles and/or sixpacks would work better, especially since that helps out craft beer and craft beer has been growing at an average of 12% each year for the past couple of years while the beer market as a whole has stagnated.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 06 Mar 2013, 09:24
Craft beer and all this fancy stuff is rather uncommon here, due do the German "Reinheitsgebot". Some time ago it only allowed only water, hops and barley as ingredients of German beer, currently yeast, wheat malt and cane sugar are allowed as well.

Anyway I'm not much of a beer drinker, but from time to time I really enjoy a beverage of the Flensburger brewery. The Pilsener is amongst my favourites, and the Dunkel is great as well. Also we're rather close to Flensburg, so the availability is high.
Yesterday I tried a anniversary beer of them, they call it "Edles Helles", which was really good.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Aethien on 06 Mar 2013, 09:43
You guys still invented stuff like Rauchbier even with the strict limitations on beer, which is all kinds of awesome but unfortunately, right now Germany is years behind on the whole craft beer thing. There are a few small breweries (BrewBaker, Fritz, Freigeist Bierkultur) making innovating beer but lots of German beer is stagnant and pretty much exactly like every other German beer in that style. Much like what has happened in Belgium where there's dozens of "abbey" brands that all make the same sweetened blonde, dubbel and tripel.

Where countries like the USA had a beer landscape that was so flat that it pretty much started a revolution of craft beer and countries like Italy, Norway and Denmark had little to no tradition to keep them rooted in one place and see more experimental breweries because of that Germany has a beer culture that is still reasonably varied and a very strong tradition that more or less locks it into place. It's going to take a while and quite a bit of influence from neighboring countries before Germany sees more craft beer.


But until then, you'll at least have wonderful breweries like Heller-Trum/Schlenkerla, Weihenstephan and Schneider & Sohn to tide you over.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: KingOfIreland on 06 Mar 2013, 10:06
Aethien, I wouldn't be too quick with that particular remark. Belgium has in the last few years enjoyed something of a beer renaissance. there's a few hundred beers which would beg to differ.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Aethien on 06 Mar 2013, 11:13
Belgium does have some innovative brewers, innovation is more part of the tradition of brewing in Belgium though, and the famous brewers from Belgium are still mostly brewers who brew traditional styles, with some exceptions of course and there's much more innovation within those styles.

My comment was mostly about Germany though, not really about Belgium.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Kugai on 06 Mar 2013, 15:49
There is only one true dark beer


Guinniss.



That is all.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Aethien on 06 Mar 2013, 17:07
Which Guinness? (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/209)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 07 Mar 2013, 15:37
Guinness Extra Stout (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/209/650), in my opinion.

I personally have a preference for dark beers; typically ones with a sweeter flavor, like a dunkelweizen.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Aethien on 07 Mar 2013, 15:42
My favourite is Guinnness Special Export Stout. Especially because I can get it pretty damn cheap. Best price to quality ratio short of Duvel.
Also, the new Duvel Tripel hop should be arriving in my neck of the woods soon. I hope it's as good as the last one.

And I'm currently getting drunk(er) on Flying Dog's Raging Bitch. Life's good.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Loki on 07 Mar 2013, 15:48
I just looked up how to say "Zum Wohle!" in Dutch.

Quote
Proost. Proost, Geluk, or Gezondheid
Dutch (Flemish) Proost
Gezondheid (to your health)
In pure dutch (netherlands) you should say, 'gezondheid' but more common is 'proost'. Any othter expresion in any language can be and will be used. As long as we can drink it will be OK.

x)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Aethien on 07 Mar 2013, 15:55
That's pretty much true.




Skål!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: celticgeek on 07 Mar 2013, 15:57
Iechyd da!

Slainte! 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 07 Mar 2013, 23:55
Rampage Imperial IPA. Yeah, 2x hops. 9.0%ABV. Black Diamond Brewing Co., Concord, CA (http://www.bdbrewing.com/)

If I were to tell you how strongly I feel about this beer, you would all think I'm a raging alcoholic. I want to marry it but I think that's illegal.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: catflea on 08 Mar 2013, 08:04
Old Tom is one of my favourites at the moment,  alongside Batemans Mocha Beer....
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Mar 2013, 08:24
I hear the Black&Tan's quite good, too.

Can vouch for this, it's great. I just wish they sold Yuengling in MA, I hate having to go to New York to get it.

Sadly, I think my two most favorite beers on the planet are PBR and Newcastle Brown.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Aethien on 08 Mar 2013, 08:50
Sadly, I think my two most favorite beers on the planet are PBR and Newcastle Brown.
Hipsters...  :roll:






Nah, jut kidding. everyone needs a cheap and simple lager every now and then. Now, if Flying Dog's Underdog was around the same price mark (or even twice as expensive) I'd just get that.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 08 Mar 2013, 08:56
I think the best cheap and drinkable beer is Spotted Cow, made by New Glarus in Wisconsin.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Aethien on 08 Mar 2013, 09:02
I've never even seen a New Glarus beer... :(
They don't make it across the ocean I think.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 08 Mar 2013, 09:39
http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/index.cfm/beers/ourbeers/beercategory/year-round-beers (http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/index.cfm/beers/ourbeers/beercategory/year-round-beers)

Yeah, I think they are only licensed for distribution in Wisconsin.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Aethien on 08 Mar 2013, 09:45
yeah, there's not much that makes it here. Although some shops do get a bunch of west coast beers.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 08 Mar 2013, 10:13
Fat Tire Ale, from the New Belgium Brewery.  Several years ago I was in Fort Collins for the AP exam readings, where New Belgium's located.  It was strictly local back then, but with the craft beer craze of late, I've seen it in other places.  It's delicious, and I love the label, too...

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lptzg6KqRN1qitwh0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Aethien on 08 Mar 2013, 11:09
As an inhabitant of the most bike friendly country in the world I can't possibly dislike that beer.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Nodaisho on 11 Mar 2013, 16:50
There is only one true dark beer


Guinniss.



That is all.
No. Bad.

New Belgium made a limited run of s'more stout, it was like drinking a smore with 9.6% av. You wouldn't want to drink more than one, but that one was amazing. Guiness is too bready for me, I prefer dark beers with flavor.

Did I mention that I live where they make New Belgium? And that they are probably one of the more mediocre breweries around here?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Mar 2013, 16:36
Rampage Imperial IPA. Yeah, 2x hops. 9.0%ABV.
Nice, I love IPAs, especially the Imperials, and I always like trying new ones. I'll try one of those once I start drinking again. (In case that last sentence gives the wrong idea, I stopped entirely to reduce calories)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Kugai on 12 Mar 2013, 16:54
Where I can't get Guinniss, I go for Speights Old Dark
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 12 Mar 2013, 18:17
Weihenstephan
Nom.

I enjoy a nice dark beer every once in a while when I get sick of girly drinks :-P Guinness Extra Stout is indeed a great one (as are these deliciously ridiculous concoctions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Car_Bomb)). A local brewery makes a pretty good stout too- Mother's Milk. A friend gave me a growler for my birthday and ohhhh mannnnn good times. They also make a similar brew- Joe Mama's Milk- same thing but with coffee added.

When I'm not in the mood for a dark beer, I like the fruitier stuff- Magic Hat #9, Woodchuck Cider....and I've never met a lambic I didn't like.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Nikolai on 06 May 2013, 07:49
I think the best cheap and drinkable beer is Spotted Cow, made by New Glarus in Wisconsin.

I am finally back in WI now and I have been looking forward to Spotted Cow for the two years I've been out of state.

I have a weak spot for Shiner Bock, (brewed out of the Shiner Brewery in Shiner, Texas  :psyduck:)

In a few weeks I'll be stationed in Colorado, which I hear has the highest number of craft breweries per capita in the country. Bring on the beergut!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Radical AC on 06 May 2013, 09:36
There are a ridiculous number of micro brews in the pacific northwest.  Boise has some truely great ones including Crooked Fence and Payette brewing.  Their respective porter and IPA are my favorite I have tried and are available in cans at most grocery stores.  With so much selection and rotating taps all around the city it is hard not to be a beer snob.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 06 May 2013, 09:59
Damn it, this thread is making me sad I'm still on my stupid diet >_<
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 06 May 2013, 13:56
I'll be getting more hours at the Beer Barn now that schools out.  But my friend the owner is thinking of selling, because PA is changing it's prohibition era beer and liquor laws, and most of the changes would put her out of business anyway. 


Thing is, I can think of a dozen ways to make it work with the new laws... but she's near retirement, and I don't think investing in the business is on her priority list. 


As a beer distributor in PA, we can only sell by the case.  The only places that can sell six packs are licensed bars and restaurants.  That restriction would be gone, and if the store is larger, with six-pack coolers, specializing in micros and imports along with the locals and big sellers - to really become THE Beer Barn, with monthly tastings...  business would take off, and make the 20-times more expensive licensing worth it. 

We'd be competing with groceries and convenience stores (including Wal-Mart and Sam's club - ack!), but that's where specializing in the good stuff comes into play... let them sell the miller, bud and Sam Adams. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Nikolai on 06 May 2013, 13:58
While I was out picking up some Spotted Cow today, I came across a case of Sprecher's Hard Root Beer. I'd never heard of this before. It counts, sorta, right?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 06 May 2013, 14:03
Hard = alcohol, so yes. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 06 May 2013, 15:35
It equals alcohol...but does it equal beer?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Nikolai on 06 May 2013, 15:44
It's technically a "flavoured malt beverage", but it has beer in the name. That equals beer, right? :P
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 06 May 2013, 15:54
Yuengling is pretty good... it would be nice if it was available in Oklahoma (that will happen around the 12th of Never...) Of the beers available here, I usually end up getting Shiner Bock, unless I'm at a bar that offers the local microbrew (I've forgotten the name of it).
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 06 May 2013, 15:55
Oh man, it's one of the few advantages of living in Jersey. It's one of our cheaper beers, and probably the cheapest thing I'd gladly drink.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 06 May 2013, 22:18
Hard Root Beer? Do want.
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Post by: Nikolai on 07 May 2013, 06:38
It was quite tasty. Today, I'm thinking about making a Hard Root Beer float...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 10 May 2013, 18:12
It wasn't that long ago that Yuengling first became available here in Ohio. A couple years maybe? I don't mind it, not my first choice at all, though.

IPAs are fucking disgusting. That is all.

I really do like the Left Hand Milk Stout.

A really weird one (with rather limited distribution) is Alltech's Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. A local restaurant actually had it on tap a couple weeks or so ago. :D
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 10 May 2013, 20:01
IPAs are fucking delicious. That is all.
Very true. I also would have accepted "delightful". :parrot:
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Nikolai on 11 May 2013, 05:39
Newcastle produces a lovely Winter IPA.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 11 May 2013, 09:20
IPAs are fucking disgusting. That is all.
Very true. I also would have accepted "revolting". :parrot:
Glad we can agree!  :angel:
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 11 May 2013, 09:44
Well played.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: MrBlu on 13 May 2013, 20:29
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/376672_10152051541315626_673614020_n.jpg)

God knows, few things make me happier.

(Red Stripe beer. Brewed, bottled, and excessively drank in Jamaica)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 13 May 2013, 20:32
YAY BEER!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 13 May 2013, 21:15
just had a glass of Tart Side of the Moon along with a shot of laphroaig, sipped. They went together astonishingly well.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: celticgeek on 13 May 2013, 21:53
Laphroaig is ALWAYS good!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 14 May 2013, 00:26
(click to show/hide)

Sniper monkey?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Lupercal on 20 May 2013, 12:25
Batemans Mocha & Chocolate. 6%, headless, very dark, delicious.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 21 May 2013, 21:18
So the delivery came to the Beer Barn today - Budweiser (and Bud Light  :-P) switched from 30 packs of cans to 36's. 

The 30's were $24.  The 36's are $24.50.  That's right, you get an entire 6 pack of this swill for only 50 cents more. 


They've been flying out the door.  It helps that it topped 83 F today (28 C).  But still... one guy looked like he was going to start drooling on the counter when he saw the sign! 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 May 2013, 21:46
Budweiser? I thought this was the beer thread. (/beersnob)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 22 May 2013, 09:50
lol  :-P

One of the places we go for our beer has 36's of Miller Light for around that price. Nick was as happy as a kid in the candy store. If I'm going to drink that stuff, it has to be ice cold and sitting next to a heaping plate of wings and loaded potato skins.  :-D
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Lupercal on 23 May 2013, 13:56
Bud is perfect for middle-of-the-road restaurants, deals when clubs/pubs are knocking out bottles or pints for £1, or for a hot day when the beer itself is cold. ANY beer, on that day, is a welcome beer. To me, anyway. So Carl, I would probably pick up a case for that much if I was guaranteed some barbeque weather. Y'know, I'm not even sure that we can BUY a case of 36 in the UK - largest most places do is 20 (330ml bottles usually).

I think we must establish the WORST beers so we don't commit any lager faux-pas's(?). Let's begin our aledoctrination (sorry)

UK regulars:
- Fosters
- Carling
- Cobra (this literally tastes like malt)
- Carlsberg

As you can tell, I'm can stomach cheap ale over cheap lager, feel free to add any cheap nasty ale to the list. I'm also not a fan of Strongbow cider (soon to be involved in a horse piss scandal that will be traced back all over Europe and eventually to Ireland)

I must be missing some. This is the beer thread, we can be snobs if we like. Its how we learn, right?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 23 May 2013, 14:05
For US beers.... the lowest shelf tend to be...

Pabst Blue Ribbon
Keystone Light
Icehouse

One of my friends just had a cider tasting, and strongbow was second to last place. pretty terrible, but at least it didn't smell like baby shit the way that the losing cider did. (can't remember the name of the losing cider...)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 23 May 2013, 14:47
I just finished off an Abita Purple Haze. Saw that the beer/wine place across the street actually had four-packs of Dogfish Head Midas Touch for $12/ea, I might get one next time to try that one out (it sounds really weird, but really interesting).
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 23 May 2013, 14:59
Haven't tried Midas but Dogfish Head is amazing in general so I'd expect good things.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 23 May 2013, 15:29
For US beers.... the lowest shelf tend to be...

Pabst Blue Ribbon
Keystone Light
Icehouse

One of my friends just had a cider tasting, and strongbow was second to last place. pretty terrible, but at least it didn't smell like baby shit the way that the losing cider did. (can't remember the name of the losing cider...)

Pittsburgh Brewing Co.'s "Old German".  $15.25 for a case of 24 16 oz. cans. 

We have one customer who buys it.  He brings the boxes back every week...

Ha!  Rated "poor" at Beer Advocate (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/410/6070), a site I need to become more familiar with...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 12 Sep 2013, 13:57
A particular sour note for generic store brand beers.

I remember being at a party where there was a generic beer called "stars and stripes" or somesuch... it tasted like fish. Seriously, it's like someone fermented and brewed chum. It was repugnant.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 12 Sep 2013, 20:34
The Oktoberfest beers are out.  Actually, we've had a couple of them in since the last week of August.  Sam Adams, Yuengling, Paulaner, and "Penn Brewery", a company I've never heard of, from whom we carry nothing else.  Just their Oktoberfest beer.  Apparently it's a German restaurant and microbrewery in Pittsburgh.  How we're going to sell a dozen cases of that, I'll never know...

On second thought, maybe it won't be that hard (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/125/1590).
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Grognard on 12 Sep 2013, 22:38
AppleJack and Honey Meade.

don't need much else.  even Sam Adams pales.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 12 Sep 2013, 23:36
I was going to wax lyrical about some of the local beers but realised that it's been several months since I actually drank any. This isn't down to some regime of abstinence but because in this part of the world there's always a range of one shots and specials on the pumps, particularly in summer.
Within 10 miles of where I live there are at least 7 breweries, all of them churning out some really good ales of all descriptions. With the combination of summer, seasonal events, festivals and other special occasions being celebrated breweries are always putting out a variation with a bit of a twist to try and capture the character of the time in the flavour of a pint. Or as one brewer said when we went on a tour, we're just a bunch of beardy idiots mucking about with booze.
I'm at the point where I'll wander into one of the local pubs and just ask "what's yer pales?" and get a pretty decent run down on the tasting notes. On the rare occasions when person at the bar hasn't tasted something, you're almost always given a taster in exchange of a description, even when the brewery's own description is chalked up behind the bar. I usually end up getting a safe bet and a long shot, setting them down on the table in front of the wife and arguing about who's drinking which one.

Anyway, for any visitors passing through the Sheffield area, here's a few of the standards that I can strongly advise as a safe and pleasurable tasting if they happen to be on at the time:
Kelhams Island -  Easy Rider, Pale Rider
Abbeydale Brewery - Moonshine, Deception
Barnsley Brewery - Farmers Blonde
Sheffield Brewery - Five Rivers, Seven Hills
Thornbridge Brewery - Jaipur, Brother Rabbit, Wild Swan
Blue Bee Brewery - The Bees Knees, Lustin for Stout
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Nikolai on 13 Sep 2013, 18:06
Went to Phantom Canyon Brewery for dinner. Got their sampler; 8 house brews and 5 seasonals. Overall I was rather disappointed: I went 2-9 for tasty. The first good one I had was one of their seasonal lagers. Beers two through ten were singularly unmemorable. All tasted similarly bitter. Thankfully, I saved the best for last. The house hefeweisen had delicious hints of banana and clove. Would recommend. The rest...not so much.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Sep 2013, 23:18
Had a Stone IPA on tap tonight. I like Stone IPA, but every time I have it I'm just reminded that it's not Stone Ruination IPA, which even in a bottle kicks the standard IPA's ass.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Sep 2013, 23:20
I have yet to find an IPA that I like.  I tend more towards darker things, ambers, reds, browns... more malt, less hops. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Sep 2013, 23:37
You lost me at "less hops".
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 14 Sep 2013, 07:35
Yeah, well, I prefer sweet wines to dry, too. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 14 Sep 2013, 07:53
Ditto- sweet wines (if any at all) and if I'm gonna drink a beer, I don't want to be able to see through it.


Oh. And fruity cocktails. OM NOM NOM.

Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 14 Sep 2013, 07:59
Oh- and for those who enjoy dark beers: Nick bought a case of Killian's "Black" because (I shit you not) it was a box of Killian's in a color he'd never seen before. He doesn't like stout.........I read the box after he brought it home and rejoiced hahaha. It's pretty good! Creamier than Guinness. Very nice...

I always refer to stouts as the chocolate milk shakes of beer.  :-D
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 14 Sep 2013, 08:09
Count me in the "less hops" category.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Thomas Edison on 14 Sep 2013, 10:08
I disapprove of this thread because every time I'm on the forum I can't stop thinking about how good an ice cold beer would be right now.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 14 Sep 2013, 12:23
What's stopping you?   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 22 Sep 2013, 00:42
Last week I was at Russian River Brewery, I had Pliny the Elder and their Shadow of a Doubt Imperial Porter.

Pliny was good, but I'm not a big hopps fan. The imperial stout though... that almost made me believe in god.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Aimless on 29 Jan 2014, 03:19
Is this still the beer thread?

If so, I'd like to declare my new favourite pale ale:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/220/44896/

(Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale)

The ginger has a good beer-radar
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 29 Jan 2014, 16:28
Lagunitas can very nearly do no wrong. I had their "Sucks" IPA, which is supposed to be this year's replacement for Brown Shugga (I can't remember the exact story on why that didn't happen this year but whatever). It is misnamed.

Also if you hate IPAs you hate freedom
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Jan 2014, 16:38
IPAs are pretty much the only beer I drink.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 29 Jan 2014, 16:40
IPAs are space that a perfectly good, ale, stout or lager could be filling.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Jan 2014, 16:41
IPAs are the best kinds of ale. They don't really compete with stouts or lagers, though. (Not better or worse, just different)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 29 Jan 2014, 18:08
Also if you hate IPAs you hate freedom

Well, then I guess I hate freedom.

Also, I did this (with my dad and his friend) last month:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FbxVib2XkSE/Upp5ZPJiFfI/AAAAAAAADHc/5SvM5ZCnxrk/w800-h600-no/IMG_20131130_161729.jpg)

(I WISH that were my own setup, it's a brewpub in Columbus that does brew on premise.)

The end result was six cases of delicious hefeweizen.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 04 Feb 2014, 14:05
IPAs are space that a perfectly good, ale, stout or lager could be filling.

we agreed til you said lager.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Feb 2014, 14:05
Eh, there are some decent enough lagers, but that's pretty much the nicest thing I can say about it. Honestly I'd be ok if there were only IPAs and stouts.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 04 Feb 2014, 22:29
don't forget porters. Speakeasy's Payback comes to mind, and that shit will flip your lid.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Feb 2014, 22:37
I did forget porters, and I was wrong to do so. I've had some excellent porters.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 05 Feb 2014, 02:24
here's a little sumpin that'll be more agreeable to fans of more balanced beers: Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' ale. Smooth sweet body, tasty hoppy finish, and 7.5% ABV. 64.2 IBUs, which puts it in IPA territory in terms of bitterness, but the slight sweet body has you going back every time like the proverbial kicked puppy.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 05 Feb 2014, 11:59
This thread is making me sad that I swore off alcohol until I lost a bunch more weight.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 13 Feb 2014, 16:43
That's a damn shame, because you're missing out on this year's Firestone Sucaba.

(https://scontent-b-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1/1601571_10201980808815490_550281602_n.jpg)

If you've had Sucaba and you didn't absolutely love it, GET THE FUCK OUT OF THIS THREAD YOU DISGUSTING UNCULTURED SWINE-HOUND

Haven't opened the Black Hand yet but I'll get on that later.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Feb 2014, 16:56
There's absolutely nothing stopping me from buying a bottle for when I can drink it, mind you.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 13 Feb 2014, 17:13
I already regret not buying a case, at least I have another one in store for mid-year.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Feb 2014, 17:16
Hopefully you have some left for whenever I'm out west!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Feb 2014, 17:28
(https://untappd.s3.amazonaws.com/photo/2014_02_08/f2c247f968c92f41e96535c508ae2081_640x640.jpg)

Got a free sample from the distributor, had it on 2/2 (of course).  It was ... really delicious.  All malt, very rich, smooth, somewhat sweet, claims to have German hops, but not overly bitter.  Definite pumpernickel overtones. 

We sold both cases.  They don't make a lot of it...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 14 Feb 2014, 19:13
Hopefully you have some left for whenever I'm out west!

Guaranteed, we will not. It comes out roughly every February. I'm putting another bottle on hold and I've got the 2nd one from this go-round. I'm going to drink one to my face and hold onto 2 more every year until my best friend Lukas is out of the Air Force, and when he returns, we are gonna get so fucking plastered we'll look like fuckin 19th century architecture
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Feb 2014, 19:59
Beer #1: Weyerbacher's Blithering Idiot.
Beer #2: Firestone's Double Jack IPA
Beer #3: Brooklyn Blast IPA

First two: very different, both delicious.
Third beer: also good, but "worst" of the night.

Further edit: I'd had beer #1 before, the other two was the first time I had them. Also beer #3 was the "weakest" beer, but at 9.0% that's not saying much (11.1% and 9.5% for the other two)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 17 Mar 2014, 17:50
Double Jack is incredible, I had it the other day after trying Wookey Jack for the first time. They were both great, but Double Jack is goddamn incredible.

By the way, the Black Hand I mentioned earlier in the thread... it was awful. Maybe I just don't like stouts but that one was shit.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 17 Mar 2014, 17:52
I've had it once since, although the second time I poured it into a glass. Weirdly enough, that took a way a big chunk of the bitterness, and for me that's a bad thing. It was still good, but I should make sure to drink it from the bottle from now on because it went from "holy shit this is amazing" to "this is pretty good".
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 18 Mar 2014, 03:46
I got the Sam Adams Spring Pack (http://www.samueladams.com/variety-packs/spring-brews-craft-beer-variety-pack) over the weekend, and had been sampling the beers from it. I had a Whitewater IPA (http://www.samueladams.com/craft-beers/whitewater-ipa) first, and I don't think I like IPAs. I've had a few digfferent IPAs, and the strong flavor of the bittering hops just isn't my cup of tea. This one is particularly strong, drowning out any other characteristics that the beer might hold. After that, I had the Maple Pecan Porter (http://www.samueladams.com/craft-beers/maple-pecan-porter). The wife said it's like trying to drink a pancake; It has a particularly strong maple flavor. I thought it was pretty good, but I see what she's talking about. Then I had an Irish Red (http://www.samueladams.com/craft-beers/irish-red), and that I really like. The flavor is reminiscent of a Bass Ale, but a bit smoother.

I didn't try the Escape Route (http://www.samueladams.com/craft-beers/escape-route) or the Cold Snap (http://www.samueladams.com/craft-beers/cold-snap) last night, and I don't think the standard Lager (http://www.samueladams.com/craft-beers/boston-lager) that it comes with needs an introduction; if you've drank Sam Adams, you had this.

So far, not a bad pack, IPA notwithstanding.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 19 Mar 2014, 16:43
My hometown/current location of Livermore, California has recently sprung forth the third brewery from her fertile womb, and it is called 8 Bridges. And they make the best fucking Irish red I've ever had in my life. If any of you fuckers decide to visit the SF Bay Area, give me a heads up and we're gonna go beer tasting.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Schmorgluck on 20 Mar 2014, 05:11
Hehe, given the number of breweries I've heard there are in the Bay Area, it could easily turn into Livernomore.  :-D

I've only ever had a few American beers. The good stuff can be hard to find around here (most good beers are tricky to ship). Some years ago it was possible to find Sam Adams Boston Lager in some malls, but it's no longer the case. I guess I'd have to check specialized shops - once I can afford it, that is. About ten years ago there was a small shop in my city that somehow managed to have Anchor Steam Beer for sale. I loved it, and actually got to recommand it to an inhabitant of the Bay Area I used to chat with on IRC.

I'm mostly fond of Belgian beers or similar stuff. Belgian styles are a huge influence on most Quebecois brewery Unibroue's production, by the way (Fin du Monde is a personal favorite of mines). Among my favourite Belgian beers are Rochefort 10 and Floreffe Triple (the latter having a very nice balance of sweetness, alcohol and bitterness).
Although I enjoy them, I'm not super-fond of IPA. Then again, I haven't tasted many of them.

I don't have much time right now, but I'll go on further later about various beers I enjoy, including local brews of my area and various regions of France.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 20 Mar 2014, 16:49
There's the 3 in my hometown alone (the aforementioned 8 Bridges, plus Altamont and Working Man), plus Drake's, Schubros, Pyramid, Speakeasy, 21st Amendment, Schmaltz, Gordon Biersch, Steelhead, Bear Republic, Lagunitas, Russian River, Heretic, Triple Rock, and Trumer all spread about the Bay. I LIVE IN FUCKING HEAVEN GUYS
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Mar 2014, 17:19
(Considers moving to California)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Schmorgluck on 21 Mar 2014, 04:17
I've considered moving to Belgium for a long time now, and not just for the beers. For one thing, I once visited Brussels and I loved it. Waaaay more laid-back than Paris.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Mar 2014, 05:05
Honestly, the beer isn't the only thing calling me to California. Alas, it will probably never happen.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 21 Mar 2014, 21:45
Aw, babe, I'm flattered.

Guys, Kona Brewing from Hawaii has a beer called Koko Brown and it is super good.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: celticgeek on 25 Mar 2014, 16:45
Here you go:  Klingon Beer (http://www.wired.com/underwire/2014/03/klingon-beer/).

Also:  Vulcan Ale. (http://www.federationofbeer.com/)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Mar 2014, 16:46
...no Romulan Ale?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 31 Mar 2014, 19:03
Urgh... I found 2 drinks with the name Romulan Ale. One is a reportedly nasty tasting beer (http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/romulan-ale/3372/) (no personal experience for this beverage), and the other is an energy drink (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Energy-Drink-Romulan/dp/B00290DOQ6).

Of course, there's also all the mixed drink recipes, most of which tend to be Everclear with something blue in it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: doombilly on 01 Apr 2014, 15:19
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7-w5wizgmE8/UyEGeeJE2HI/AAAAAAAABcs/6PM3-7et_hc/s1600/parade+ground.jpg) soo very good.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: doombilly on 01 Apr 2014, 15:23
also everything Stone Breweries does is excellent. This one is named after me!
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 01 Apr 2014, 15:32
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine. Fucking tasty shit.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Apr 2014, 15:39
I haven't tried it, but how does it compare to Weyerbacher's Blithering Idiot?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: doombilly on 01 Apr 2014, 16:16
Patrick we have that bigfoot in my store. I'm glad they sell singles. More'n one and I might be too invincible. I drank some Terrapin Barleywine once when we used to play in the brewery in Athens GA. F%cking erased the part of my brain that fed the lyrics to my tongue. And did NOT give me the good sense to make sh*t up. AndI just drank a sample cup (that the bands get filled, which are a bit fuller than beer tour patrons). There is some dangerous chemistry going on with the Barley wine
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: celticgeek on 01 Apr 2014, 16:25
The Juice Of The Barley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Juice_of_the_Barley), famed in story and song!


Edit:  Oops.  Sorry.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Apr 2014, 16:29
You might wanna check that link.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: doombilly on 01 Apr 2014, 16:49
Cow's milk for calves!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: celticgeek on 01 Apr 2014, 16:52
Gilgarra Mountain:

There's some takes delight in the carriages and rollin'
And some takes delight in the hurley or the bollin'
But I takes delight in the juice of the barley
Courtin' pretty maids in the mornin' oh so early
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 Apr 2014, 18:28
Mmmmm~ Sam Adams Boston Lager
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 02 Apr 2014, 20:31
just got myself some KBS. Can't wait to savor!!

Also, chicago area peeps, try the Lake Effect beer Espresso Gone Stout. It may be one of the best coffee stouts I have ever had.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Apr 2014, 04:48
I bought a bottle of Dogfish Head World Wide Stout a few weeks ago, I'm saving it for a special occasion. Or maybe I'll drink it this Sunday while watching Wrestlemania and Game of Thrones by myself :roll:
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 03 Apr 2014, 08:02
You could also buy a 120 minute IPA and make the most pointlessly expensive black and tan ever.

Have you tried the Ommeganag Game of Thrones beer Fire and Blood?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Apr 2014, 13:10
120 Minute IPA is so damn hard to find. I've only had it once. I haven't tried Fire &amp; Blood, how is it?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 03 Apr 2014, 14:03
Its good, very much a belgian, which isn't my favorite style. It has chillies in it, but there really isn't much of a kick.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Apr 2014, 14:30
I'm not crazy about Belgians either, but I'll try it if given the opportunity.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 03 Apr 2014, 14:58
I will never understand why people have to ruin a perfectly good beer by adding peppers to it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 03 Apr 2014, 15:06
I'm sipping on a Delirium Tremens as I write this post. (Store across the street had it in stock, decided to try it.)

It's not my cup of tea, but holy CRAP does it hide the alcohol well.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 03 Apr 2014, 15:23
Oh man, that it does. It's hefty in every sense of the word.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Apr 2014, 17:39
I will never understand why people have to ruin a perfectly good beer by adding peppers to it.
If anyone could pull it off, it'd be Dogfish Head. I wonder if they'll try.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 03 Apr 2014, 18:39
I will never understand why people have to ruin a perfectly good beer by adding peppers to it.
If anyone could pull it off, it'd be Dogfish Head. I wonder if they'll try.
Try Space Ghost by Central Waters

sooo good
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Apr 2014, 19:20
I had this beer at this restaurant when I was living in NH that had mango and I think habanero peppers. It was so fucking delicious and I'm pretty sure it was this:

(http://cdn.foundersbrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/MangoMagnifico_Bottle_MockUp-513x1000.png)

It appears that it's a limited run, so it might never exist again. I'm sad now :(
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 03 Apr 2014, 21:39
everything founders touches turns to gold.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 04 Apr 2014, 03:22
Well, there's always trying to brew your own based on their ideas...

Hmm, now I'm thinking a stout that goes heavy on the chocolate and adds some cayenne could be interesting.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Taekwondoin on 04 Apr 2014, 03:36
You guys all need to try Meantime's London Porter, seriously delicious stuff. And if you like that kind of thing their Chocolate Porter is also gorgeous.

Now I want beer. At 1130 in the morning...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Apr 2014, 04:03
I do hope to brew my own beer someday.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 04 Apr 2014, 07:36
Be prepared.....the smell is something awful. My dad used to brew his own beer and I actually had to step outside when he was boiling the wort and hops. Some people love it, though! It's definitely not a scent you forget.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 04 Apr 2014, 15:16
I didn't mind the smell when I did my own at that brew-on-premise place...

And now I want a cayenne chocolate stout of some sort.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Apr 2014, 16:43
Wait, how is there a brew-on-premise place? Doesn't brewing take weeks?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 04 Apr 2014, 16:44
You basically do the boiling steps, then transfer it into a barrel, they pitch the yeast and monitor it for the 2-3 weeks, then you come back and bottle it.

http://www.northhighbrewing.com/index.php/faq
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Apr 2014, 17:00
That sounds great! I'll try it if I'm ever in Columbus. Or, you know, find one closer to me :roll:
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 04 Apr 2014, 17:17
Here's a place in NJ (was the FIRST result I got for brew on premise): https://www.love2brew.com/Articles.asp?ID=524
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Apr 2014, 17:21
Already there, but thanks! :D
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 05 Apr 2014, 18:44
I will never understand why people have to ruin a perfectly good beer by adding peppers to it.
If anyone could pull it off, it'd be Dogfish Head. I wonder if they'll try.
I'm not familiar enough with that brewery to agree, but the general consensus I get from my customers is that they shit gold.

The problem with stuff like this is that so many of the people who go deep with the experimentation are trying too hard in the wrong places. Brainstorming is all well and good, but until you can execute like Stone or North Coast or Firestone or Lagunitas, you need to calm that drawing board shit down.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 05 Apr 2014, 20:30
I'm not familiar enough with that brewery to agree, but the general consensus I get from my customers is that they shit gold.
(nods) Their 90 Minute IPA may be my favourite beer. Their brewery is only a few hours drive from me, I plan on visiting this summer.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 06 Apr 2014, 02:19
Dogfish Head has pulled off things like this (http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/year-round-brews/midas-touch.htm), so I'd say they can execute the drawing board shit.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Apr 2014, 07:50
I still haven't tried that.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 06 Apr 2014, 11:33
oh fuck. ohhhh fuck I need to try that. ancient yeast strains found in the same roome as a rotting corpse? gimme
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 06 Apr 2014, 12:01
I don't believe the yeast strains are from there, just most of the ingredients list (derived from traces of ingredients found in drinking vessels in said rotting corpse room).

And it's... strange. Not strange in a bad way, but strange in a, "is this a beer or a wine that I'm drinking? Fuck it, I don't care what it is, it's good" way.

Speaking of pepper in beer, I want to try this: http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/occasional-rarities/positive-contact.htm Allegedly, it's been delivered to the place across from my apartment in the past 60 days, so I'll be dropping in tomorrow. (Even if they don't have it, they'll have something else interesting I'm sure.)

(Dogfish Head certainly has a "fuck the purists" attitude to their experimentation... to the point that they consider the Reinheitsgebot as nearly having ruined beer forever (http://www.dogfish.com/ancientales).)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: doombilly on 07 Apr 2014, 15:39
I'm not familiar enough with that brewery to agree, but the general consensus I get from my customers is that they shit gold.
(nods) Their 90 Minute IPA may be my favourite beer. Their brewery is only a few hours drive from me, I plan on visiting this summer.
the 120 minute IPA is the speed metal of IPA.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Apr 2014, 17:13
God damn it I want a 120 but I can't find them anywhere!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Apr 2014, 18:30
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t31.0-8/1973726_10152444926490815_343457212363969657_o.jpg)

My fridge.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 27 Apr 2014, 11:49
is that Kilt Lifter I see? attaboy, I knew I liked you
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Apr 2014, 12:53
I drink a bottle every time I wear my kilt
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Apr 2014, 16:21
I had a Pliny the Elder last night with dinner. Very tasty. Now I'm drinking a Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout for dessert. It's pretty good so far, but not the best chocolate stout I've had.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 27 Apr 2014, 16:33
try adding some cassis liqueur to it. your mind will be blown the fuck apart.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Apr 2014, 16:47
That sounds really good. But I don't have any. I'll do that in the future though.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 11 May 2014, 15:20
I bought a bottle of Dogfish Head World Wide Stout quite some time ago, and I'm finally drinking it. So. Fucking. Good. I can't even describe how delicious this beer is.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 12 May 2014, 13:04
Speakeasy Metropolitan lager makes the 2nd lager I have ever enjoyed. Plus, the 6er box has a picture of a zeppelin on it, named "SS Bonham," which appeals to my LedHead sensibilities.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 21 May 2014, 15:53
all of you are underachievers

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/t1.0-9/10329245_10202572308922623_3430938380398201484_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 May 2014, 19:19
Too much repetition.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 21 May 2014, 20:35
all about Coffee Bender.

sooo goood
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 May 2014, 20:57
I'll look for it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Jun 2014, 16:07
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/1969290_794380957253834_8173350528366628084_n.jpg?oh=fcb18fee6835df656569b52113307847&oe=538EFA79)

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. A 9 oz. pour, but that's because it's eighteen percent alcohol. First time having it on tap but holy shit, so good.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 03 Jun 2014, 02:13
I've mentioned this elsewhere, but their Midas Touch is fucking incredible.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Jun 2014, 05:38
I'll pick it up if I can find it at a good price.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Jun 2014, 18:26
My liquor store sells it, I'll pick up a four-pack someday down the line.

Now I'm drinking this:

(http://cdn.foundersbrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Devil-Dancer-Bottle-256x790.png)

12% alcohol, hoppy as hell, just the right amount of intensity. I only bought one bottle because that's how they sold it, but quality over quantity.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 10 Jun 2014, 01:21
fuck man, I finally had 90 Minute. I fucking came.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 10 Jun 2014, 21:28
I fucking told you :parrot:
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Jun 2014, 19:46
And btw, now you can say the same thing to me, because I'm drinking Midas Touch and boy is it tasty. I can't say it's my favourite barleywine (I think I prefer Weyerbacher's Blithering Idiot by a small margin), but it's quite good.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 13 Jun 2014, 22:18
damn right it is. high five for trying it!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Jun 2014, 22:20
The only thing that held me back was the price, even with my employee discount the four-pack was nearly ten dollars! (Marked down from the store's price of thirteen)

But yeah, your recommendation's what made me go for it finally so thanks! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 14 Jun 2014, 17:24
ha, you're hella closer to the brewery and my work's price (before my discount) is cheaper than yours. $12. fuck yeah I love CA
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Jun 2014, 19:46
Well that could be my store overcharging, is yours more than $9.50 after discount? And yeah, speaking of the brewery I'm going in about a month :parrot:
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 14 Jun 2014, 19:53
taxes are stupid-high in this town though so it's really not.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 19 Jun 2014, 19:57
Bought two bottles of Dogfish 120 Minute IPA tonight. I've had it twice before (one bottle, once on tap), but this time, I'm going to show more restraint. My current plan is to drink one at my bachelor party and one at my wedding (the latter is in nearly two years, the former is probably going to be soon before then). If it ages as well as they say...it should be a damn good drink.

As for tonight, I'm drinking a Midas Touch from the four pack I bought a while ago.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 25 Jun 2014, 19:54
Oscar Blues Ten Fidy....

holy shit



Its STOUTstanding!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Jun 2014, 19:41
(http://www.dogfish.com/files/imagecache/mainBanner/billboard/206/images/Rosabibillboard.png) (http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/occasional-rarities/rosabi/index.htm)

Drinking about half of the bottle with my dinner (just some fries, too late for anything more substantial and too tired to make anything, so I picked 'em up on the way home from work).

It's very tasty, but not unusual enough to be worth getting again. Definitely worth a try though.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Jun 2014, 14:24
(http://citythatbreeds.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/sweet-baby-jesus-beer.jpg)

A lot better than it sounds.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 30 Jun 2014, 12:53
Really?? Because I think it sounds delightful.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 30 Jun 2014, 13:28
Sounds hoppier than I'd like (at 53 IBUs (http://www.duclaw.com/beer/sweet-baby-jesus/)), and there's no retailers within 100 mi of me with any DuClaw beers.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 30 Jun 2014, 13:34
53 IBUs is too bitter for you? welp, now I know you're from nowhere near me.

btw, finally had a chance to try Dogfish Head 90 Minute on tap at the place where my band and I played on Saturday. it was dooooope
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 30 Jun 2014, 13:58
My dad can't even handle a Blue Moon, and that's like 9 IBUs. So I'm doing better than he is, at least... (My favorite is Left Hand Milk Stout, for what it's worth. That's 25 IBUs. I typically don't like anything over 30-40 IBUs, it depends on the style, though.)

And if I had started drinking on the west coast, I'd have probably decided that beer wasn't for me. :-o
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Jun 2014, 16:36
53 IBUs is too bitter for you? welp, now I know you're from nowhere near me.

btw, finally had a chance to try Dogfish Head 90 Minute on tap at the place where my band and I played on Saturday. it was dooooope
It's a general rule that if I have to choose one beer at a place, it'll always be that when available (unless there's something I haven't tried and want to).

As for 53 IBUs being too bitter...you won't wanna try this:

(http://emptygrowler.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Sixpoint-Hi-Res-Imperial-Ale.png)

It's good, but even I was saying "this might be a bit much".

(For people who can't read it on the image, that's 111 IBUs)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 30 Jun 2014, 17:02
:psyduck:

Why not just dump a bag of hops into a bottle of vodka, at that point?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Jun 2014, 17:03
...why vodka?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 30 Jun 2014, 17:10
Everclear would be even better. Why dilute the taste of your disgusting hops?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Jun 2014, 17:22
Because of the other things in beer that balance the hops? :roll: That being said, I think I've seen vodka that's distilled from hops...but it probably just tastes like vodka.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 30 Jun 2014, 17:24
You can't tell me that a 111 IBU beer is balanced in any way...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Jun 2014, 17:27
That one wasn't, but I've had some beers north of 100 that were really tasty.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 30 Jun 2014, 17:37
Surly Furious is 96 ibu, and yet it is incredibly well balanced. If you'd asked me to guess the ibu before drinking, I'd never have gone that high.

btw, if you want to be punched in the face with hops, Hoppin' Frog Double IPA is 168 ibu.
(their triple IPA just says "hi ibu")

Imma have Habanero Sculpin sometime soon. Hopefully it's good!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Jun 2014, 17:58
I MUST TRY ALL OF THOSE BEERS YOU JUST MENTIONED
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 30 Jun 2014, 19:29
haha, I work the beer department for a liquor store. I get first dibs on what comes in (for the most part) Soooo... in point of fact, I partly get paid to research beer types. There are so many aspects of my job that I love.

Also, for a really good widely available IPA, I'd go for Deschutes Fresh Squeezed.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Jun 2014, 19:32
I work at a liquor store, but I'm about to quit the job because of the time constraints and low pay (it's a second job). I'm gonna miss the discounts, but I mean I can still go there after I quit to buy stuff.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 30 Jun 2014, 19:38
(http://kneedeepbrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Simtra.jpg)

Everclear would be even better. Why dilute the taste of your disgusting hops?

you're a bad person and you should feel bad
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Jun 2014, 19:39
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Jun 2014, 19:44
IPAs. Such a waste of fermentation.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 30 Jun 2014, 19:54
eh, there are good ones and bad ones.

What is your favorite style?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Jun 2014, 19:55
IPAs. Such a waste of fermentation.
I could say the same about hefeweizens.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Jun 2014, 19:57
eh, there are good ones and bad ones.

What is your favorite style?

I've never met a good IPA. Or a good pilsner now that I'm thinking about it. I hang out in the Stout and ale part of town, and occasionally swing up for an import lager (Asahi!) or an amber.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 30 Jun 2014, 20:01
my fave beer overall is Founders Breakfast stout. so good! What stouts do you like?

I've also been getting into sours lately.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Jun 2014, 20:05
You know, I should probably try that one. I had Founders Devil Dancer IPA, and that was good (but too expensive to get again unless I see it on tap somewhere).
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Jun 2014, 20:06
I've been drinking a lot of Asahi's stout, which they call Asahi Black. Anything that brewery puts out I'll drink. Guinness is the granddaddy, and there's a local brewery back home that does a Tatonka Stout that kicks all sorts of ass.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Jun 2014, 20:19
After drinking a World Wide Stout, I can't really go back to Guinness. Or pretty much any other stout.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 30 Jun 2014, 20:30
I'm really not a fan of Guinness. If I have to drink a stout/porter manufactured in the UK (and that comes to the Midwest), I'd probably go for Fullers Porter.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 01 Jul 2014, 10:23
OK, from the "there's a first time for everything" department. 

After a year and a half working here, I dropped my first case of beer.  Leinenkugel's summer shandy, bottles.  I think two of them survived.  Fortunately, the case held so there wasn't glass everywhere, and I mopped out the cooler, but I got so much of it on me running it out the back door...

I smell delicious. 


Well, my jeans do. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 01 Jul 2014, 12:54
eh, there are good ones and bad ones.

What is your favorite style?

I've never met a good IPA. Or a good pilsner now that I'm thinking about it. I hang out in the Stout and ale part of town, and occasionally swing up for an import lager (Asahi!) or an amber.

Good God, I'm calling a druid to purge the evil from you
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 01 Jul 2014, 14:28
Two out of three Erics agree, IPAs suck.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Grognard on 01 Jul 2014, 18:06
add a Groggy to that total.  can't stand IPAs
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Jul 2014, 19:54
Two out of three Erics agree, IPAs suck.
Yeah, but the third Eric disagrees so strongly he cancels the two of you out :roll:
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 01 Jul 2014, 20:03
Two out of three Erics agree, IPAs suck.
I'm not an Eric, but I agree... all the IPAs I've ever had have been way too bitter.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Jul 2014, 20:05
See, I never understood why people see the word "bitter" is inherently negative. I mean, at least most people do. I'll drink my iced coffee black and people go "isn't that bitter?" and I respond with "...yeah, bitter is tasty". I think that's why I like IPAs. If you like bitterness, then you can actually taste the other things about it rather than just stopping at "this is bitter".
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 01 Jul 2014, 20:09
I don't mind bitter (I also drink my coffee black), but I mind it when it's overpowering, like it's been in most of the IPAs I've tried.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Jul 2014, 20:12
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. That is all.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 01 Jul 2014, 20:47
I feel like I can't have a civil discussion about beer with people who don't like IPAs and think that any kind of lager is 'good beer'
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Jul 2014, 21:02
Now, now, Patrick, everyone has a right to their opinion, even people who are wrong :roll:
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 01 Jul 2014, 21:12
opinions are like assholes. the ones belonging to lager drinkers are wrong.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 02 Jul 2014, 05:58
Someone has never had Asahi.

eh, there are good ones and bad ones.

What is your favorite style?

I've never met a good IPA. Or a good pilsner now that I'm thinking about it. I hang out in the Stout and ale part of town, and occasionally swing up for an import lager (Asahi!) or an amber.

Good God, I'm calling a druid to purge the evil from you

If you do that there wouldn't be anything LEFT.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 02 Jul 2014, 11:11
I find IPA's too bitter, as well.  But then, there's apparently a genetic link to the appreciation of bitter tastes. 

So it's not our/your fault. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 02 Jul 2014, 14:54
Its also an acquired taste. Most people don't just dive into IPA's and enjoy them, hell most people don't like beer when they first try it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Jul 2014, 14:20
Fourth of July party! Will edit:

Duclaw - Morgazm Grapefruit Zested Blonde Ale
Innis & Gunn - Bourbon Aged Stout
Samuel Adams - Porch Rocker
Trőegs - Dream Weaver Unfiltered Wheat Beer
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 Jul 2014, 16:59
 we have kilt lifter and this incredible IPA called Pliny the Elder
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Omio on 04 Jul 2014, 18:27
I'm not a beer-drinker, so I did the next best thing for relevance.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Detachable Felix on 06 Jul 2014, 02:47
Currently drinking New Zealand's best IPA to date. The 8 Wires Double-Hopped IPA and Mein Gott it is amazing.
I fucking love going to the Wheatsheaf  :parrot:
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 06 Jul 2014, 08:09
I had a Pliny the Elder. Pretty damn good for an IPA.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 06 Jul 2014, 18:31
Too bad the Russian River Brewing Co. are a bunch of hipster twats who think that a beer ever getting warm ever is a mortal sin worth blacklisting a six-page list worth of vendors and retailers over. I boycott everyone who does that.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 06 Jul 2014, 20:18
I'm guessing their beer isn't sold in Oklahoma then. In OK if a beer is >3.2% alcohol, it has to be sold at room temperature.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Jul 2014, 20:20
Hahaha, god damn, I consider anything under six to be a "low alcohol beer".
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 06 Jul 2014, 21:40
I don't think I have ever seen an alcoholic beverage with a lower ABV% than 5. wat
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Detachable Felix on 07 Jul 2014, 00:18
I have: Someone once brought me a bottle of SobeRing Thought aka the official beer drunk on the set of Lord Of The Rings. It was designed to be 1%alc/vol so the actors could survive doing tens of takes during pub scenes.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 07 Jul 2014, 03:33
I don't think I have ever seen an alcoholic beverage with a lower ABV% than 5. wat
Even Guinness Draught is 4.1-4.3%, and a lot of the American pisswater is below 5%. And a few states still do restrict beer that's over 3.2%.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 07 Jul 2014, 03:46
You guys, you guys. I had beer yesterday.

Three liters of it.

MUNICH BEER IS DELICIOUS.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 07 Jul 2014, 22:17
I'm guessing their [Russian River] beer isn't sold in Oklahoma then.

Russian River only sells their beer in California. Because beer distribution is a strange tangled mess of terrible.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 08 Jul 2014, 10:31
I had a pale ale called Monkey Knife Fight last night. It was also tasty.

Pat. I am coming Pat. Are you prepared? Your body isn't ready.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 08 Jul 2014, 18:18
you don't understand, dude, I am a professional.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 09 Jul 2014, 08:17
Pat. I am coming Pat. Are you prepared? Your body isn't ready.

you don't understand, dude, I am a professional.

Well, that took and interesting turn. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Jul 2014, 04:28
I had a Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta yesterday. Tasty stuff. I still can't believe it came from Utah.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 14 Jul 2014, 09:01
Just took delivery of 150 36-packs of Miller Lite. 

We were running out.   :-P
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Jul 2014, 09:30
That'll last me till tuesday!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Jul 2014, 15:18
Is a drought expected?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 14 Jul 2014, 16:10
Naah, that'll hold us for about 2 weeks.  It's the biggest seller, except when Bud has 36 packs.  See, with a 36 pack you only need to go to the beer store 3 times a week, instead of 4 times with the 30 packs. 


Many of our customers are from a couple of trailer parks and a campground that are nearby.  We also have a factory across the street, so we get a big rush at the shift change...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Jul 2014, 04:38
Oh, I went to the Dogfish Head Brewpub last weekend and tried two beers for the first time, one really good (Burton Baton), and one really not (75 Minute IPA)  The latter was probably the biggest beer disappointment I've ever had, in regards to expectations to actual taste.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 28 Jul 2014, 19:29
Bourbon County Stout (http://www.gooseisland.com/beer-bourbon-county-stout.html) by Goose Island. An imperial stout that's been aged in bourbon barrels. It's 14.2% alcohol. This beer is intense, but I loved it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 28 Jul 2014, 21:34
They're bringing back the vanilla one this year, it should be amazing!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Janet_Yellens_yellin on 28 Jul 2014, 23:44
I'm fairly new to craft beer, but I have found that I quite enjoy Delirium Tremens and Ommegang Three Philosophers-- as well as the classic Duvel. Guess I enjoy Belgian styles. Also, I know Hoegaarden gets talked down quite a bit, but I think it's pretty good for how widely available it is.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 07 Aug 2014, 23:15
[phone rings]

"Good evening, Beer Barn." 

"Hi, do you have Molson's?"

"Sure, what kind?"

"Golden."

"Yeah, we have some."

"How much is it?"

"$24 a case for bottles."

"You don't have cans?" 

"No, sorry, we don't stock those." 

"Oh.   


How much is your Miller Lite in cans?" 


 :? :? :? :? :? :roll: :-P
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 08 Aug 2014, 00:47
Maybe they understood what you said to mean "We don't stock cans of Molson's" rather than "We don't stock cans".
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 08 Aug 2014, 06:03
No, they had it right - we only have Molson's in bottles.  Miller Lite is one of our biggest sellers (especially the 36 packs of cans), but a) cans are a terrible thing to do to Molson's Golden*, and b) it seemed like quite a sudden shift down the ladder! 

*this is the beer I was weaned on, we lived in Buffalo and would go across the bridge for a (much cheaper) 12 pack when I first got my license.  I know it's not much better than a lot of other mass produced swill, but it beats Labatt's and Genessee... and it's terrible in cans.  Most beer is, there are only a few that don't get an aluminum overtaste...  :-P
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 08 Aug 2014, 19:14
actually, most cans are now lined so that you don't get that aluminum taste.

But a lot of the older generation grew up with the aluminum taste, and so they just can't get around it.

But, check out Oscar Blues, Anderson Valley, Revolution, or Ska, if you want top rank beer that comes in cans with no aluminum taste.

*Extra bonus, cans don't let light touch the beer, so IPA's will hold up longer in a can.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 09 Aug 2014, 13:24
my bandmate Matt bought a 6er of Molson's just because of the red maple leaf on the side, and he was like "This is pretty good. I'm naming this the official beer of Troubador band practice" and I was like "VETO only 2 of us drink and I think it is easily outclassed by most beers"
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Aug 2014, 20:01
GOOD.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Kugai on 22 Aug 2014, 15:31
http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/drinks/10414453/Its-beer-but-not-as-you-know-it
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Aug 2014, 20:58
Quote
The barrel-aged beer has a 9.5 per cent alcohol content, the highest at the festival.
Really? That's the highest?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 24 Aug 2014, 12:33
Firestone Double DBA: it is delicious, and expensive, but fuck everyone in this town, I bought 1/6 of everything we had in stock at work
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Aug 2014, 18:16
Their Double Jack is one of my favourite IPAs (which is fairly high praise), and I do like a good barley wine, so I'll definitely pick up a bottle if I get the chance out here.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Stoon on 24 Aug 2014, 20:02
The LBS carried this for a while.  It's not bad.
(http://media.beeroverip.org/beers/holy-grail.jpg)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Aug 2014, 20:04
I bought some years ago, and I thought it tasted awful. I kept a bottle for the label, though (it's still in my room).
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Stoon on 24 Aug 2014, 23:00
I bought some years ago, and I thought it tasted awful. I kept a bottle for the label, though (it's still in my room).
It's a British Bitter.  I found it tasted better in a glass rather than in the bottle.  Strange how that works.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Aug 2014, 14:42
I'll try it again if I get the opportunity, but I'm not gonna open the bottle I have.
Title: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 28 Aug 2014, 22:51
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/28/f80570bc99aa5b83f537eb25746c3d88.jpg)

This is how I plan to rock my friend's party tonight. Guitar included. I am opening one of these bottles right now to get a feel for it/determine if I want to let anyone else have one.


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Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 28 Aug 2014, 22:52
Also, before the edit, tapatalk seemed to think I wanted to post a picture of someone else's golden retriever. What the shit


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Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 30 Aug 2014, 11:52
Not to be weird, but what is it with you guys and Dogfish Head? I mean, they're beer is good, don't get me wrong, but it's almost the only brand people on here post about.

Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 01 Sep 2014, 12:06
It's something we have in common.

Fellas, Bear Republic makes an IPA called Apex and it is yummy


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Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Sep 2014, 15:40
That, plus there a surprisingly few quality brands (especially of DH's quality) that one can find on both coasts.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 03 Sep 2014, 19:32
Yeah, none of you non-CA fucks get drake's and I do, suckers


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Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Sep 2014, 19:37
Well my sister lives in San Francisco, so when I'm out there you'll tell me what beers I need to try.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 04 Sep 2014, 05:54
The easy answer is, "All of them". 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 04 Sep 2014, 10:38
Yes, and we'll try them together. Speakeasy is good, Black Diamond is good, Drake's is good, Lagunitas has an incredible brewery we should visit together (and I'm throwing for gas, no ifs ands or buts)... So much good stuff


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Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: FunkyTuba on 04 Sep 2014, 17:57
A German beer question...

Can you still make beer-like alcohol-containing substance but just not call it "beer" if you're not following the reinheitsgebot?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Sep 2014, 18:37
Fuck the reinheitsgebot.

(and I'm throwing for gas, no ifs ands or buts)
Wasn't even thinking of stopping you :roll:

And also good thing Sarah will be there to drive :parrot:
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 14 Sep 2014, 10:28

Fuck the reinheitsgebot.

Lol I had some guy flip out on me one day when I suggested he branch out toward red ales or IPAs to satisfy his stated desire for stronger flavors. "FUCK IPAS THEY DON'T ADHERE TO THE REINHEITSGEBOT" and I just laughed at him and informed him 1. that's not even remotely true (all it says is that water, barley, and hops are the only ingredients allowed) and 2. if he has such a closed mind about beers, perhaps he should stop pretending he wants to try something new. When I showed him the English translation of the law, he hung his head.


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Title: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 14 Sep 2014, 10:35
Also FunkyTuba they do have names for those: Hefeweizens (edit: the law was later amended to allow malted wheat as well as yeast, once it was discovered)


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Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 15 Sep 2014, 12:59
Utgent help needed.

Can anyone recommend a pale, light flavoured ale available from the Baltimore area that is around 3.5 - 4% and a general crowd pleaser. A friend who is TT is looking for a wedding beer.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Sep 2014, 13:55
First of all...TT? What does that mean. Second of all, 3.5-4%? WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO YOURSELF?

If you're willing to go slightly above that to 4.5%, how about Heavy Seas Gold (http://www.hsbeer.com/beer/gold/)? They're right in Baltimore, and while I haven't had this, their Loose Cannon IPA is delicious, so I feel comfortable recommending it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Sep 2014, 14:11
Teetotal, at a guess.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 15 Sep 2014, 14:21
3.5 - 4% because wedding beer, which often flows a bit easier than your average Friday night beer. No point in getting the party trolleyed because you're an ABV snob. Plenty of very nice tasting ales come in under 4%. If you're not rate ABV over taste the you may as well chug cans of Zywiec and be done with it.

TT means teetotal
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Sep 2014, 14:26
That was my first guess, but I thought teetotals by definition didn't drink at all on principle.

Anyway, I had Dogfish Head Punkin on tap recently, and it was SO GOOD. And now I'm drinking a bottle of Long Trail's Limbo IPA. I found this in the "broken" section of a liquor store (the cases were broken so they sold the surviving bottles for $1.29 each). And it is delicious. Not too bitter, only 80 IBUs (yes, "only", I'm strange like that), and full of flavour.


Ahh, red text. So you won't consider 4.5%? And "ABV snob" is harsh, it's not my fault if quality and ABV tend to have a positive correlation in my experience. But if you just want a keg of low ABV stuff and want quantity over quality, then just get a keg of some domestic light beer.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 15 Sep 2014, 14:29
It's a guess, but I'd imagine that the relevance of the teetotaler part is that the friend whose wedding it is needs advice since he doesn't drink himself, rather than that he wants weak beer so he can drink it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Sep 2014, 14:29
Ohhhhh, so the TT is planning and needs a beer for their guests, I read it as the TT wants to try beer since it's a special occasion and wants something weak. Ok, got it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 15 Sep 2014, 14:32
I don't know if that's the case, that's just how I read it (as someone who knows nothing at all about beer and would do the same if looking for a beer for my wedding - but I'd just not have beer at my wedding, personally).
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Sep 2014, 14:33
Do you not want alcohol at all, or just not beer? If the former, I understand, if not the latter, I don't...unless you are under the false impression that beer = "less classy".
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Barmymoo on 15 Sep 2014, 14:35
Nothing to do with classiness, I just don't like beer. Or indeed many alcoholic drinks, to be honest. Just like I wouldn't have a hog roast at my wedding, even though many guests might enjoy hog roasts. I wouldn't object if my betrothed wanted beer, but if it were entirely up to me it probably wouldn't even occur to me.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Sep 2014, 14:41
I'm having beer at my wedding, but only good beer.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 15 Sep 2014, 18:34
Utgent help needed.

Can anyone recommend a pale, light flavoured ale available from the Baltimore area that is around 3.5 - 4% and a general crowd pleaser. A friend who is TT is looking for a wedding beer.

I'm about to get laughed out of the forum, but Bud light and Miller light are both low abv and pretty common. Otherwise you might try Deschutes River Ale(4.0%) or Yuengling (4.4%)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Sep 2014, 18:38
Honestly, I was going to suggest those too, since it's what tSK was asking for.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Grognard on 15 Sep 2014, 19:50
I recommend Yuengling.

can rarely go wrong there.

but that is my opinion.

and everyone knows: Grog is always wrong.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 15 Sep 2014, 23:39
Just for clarification.

My friend doesn't drink at all so she won't be trying any recommended drinks.
Her groom drinks but doesn't like beer so therefore won't be trying any either. He's going to be on the rum.
The general consensus among guests is that beer is a good thing. My friend would rather a locally brewed ale. Quality is important, not quantity.

On the subject of strength; just off the top of my head I can think of six really good beers that are brewed within five miles of my house that come in under 4%. There are plenty of other local brews that are stronger than that which aren't nearly as good. "ABV snob" might be harsh, but saying things like "I won't drink anything less than 4.5%" feels a hangover from my student days when all I drank was lager. I'm glad I've moved on from that view otherwise I would have missed out on some awesome drinks. I do admit to being a lite snob when it comes to beer. I won't drink anything with that word in the name. The word "light" also raises some suspicion although I have enjoyed beers called LightNess, Sunlight, MoonLight, HalfLight, Daylight Robbery, Take fLight and Fanny by GasLight.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 16 Sep 2014, 07:10
honestly, TSK, it seems you're better equipped to answer this than we are. I don't know the more obscure local beers where you are, apparently you do. I also generally don't pay attention to abv when I drink.

go to your local liquor store and ask them.

out of curiosity, are they having wine at the wedding(15%)? and/or the option of a bar serving mixed drinks(20%)? I just don't get the low abv beer request for a wedding. Why don't they just have a dry wedding? or why don't they just get whatever alcohol and just say to the guests "we'd really appreciate it if you didn't get drunk at our wedding"

('cause otherwise someone will get drunk on low abv beer, hell people get drunk on miller and bud all of the time.)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 16 Sep 2014, 08:10
If I lived in Maryland then I might be able to offer some advice. Alas I'm a bit far away in Sheffield and shipping kegs of beer across the Atlantic could be seen as a bit excessive. Was just hoping for a bit of local knowledge if anyone happened to live in the area and know the local beers.

I've no idea what's being served at the wedding, I'm only work on the principle that for a wedding beer a low abv can be preferable because it makes it a bit easier on those that don't drink that often. Pretty easy to start on that 2nd/3rd/4th pint of beer because it seems like a good idea at the time. Sure you can say you don't appreciate it if your guests get drunk but sometimes it doesn't take a lot to slip from having a great time to getting unpleasant for the unsuspecting.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 16 Sep 2014, 08:16
Two other options that might work: calling a liquor store that provides kegs (they are looking for a keg, yes?) and describing what they want, or going to the forums on beer advocate. There are some regional forums that would probably be a good resource.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 16 Sep 2014, 20:22
Seems so strange calling a liquor store for beer... but then again, I live in a state where the liquor & wine is only available from state owned stores, and beer is only sold through licensed distributors (I work for one).  The only place you can get both is at a bar. 

Massachusetts also used to be that way, the Package Liquor stores were state owned, but sold no beer (it was available at groceries and other venues). 

I think the only other state with such antiquated (prohibition era) laws is Utah. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 16 Sep 2014, 20:24
In Oklahoma you can buy beer at grocery stores, as long as it's 3.2% or less. For anything stronger you have to go to a liquor store.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 17 Sep 2014, 03:45
And here in Ohio, you can get beer anywhere, whether it's a grocery store, gas station, pharmacy, or a liquor store. (And, in fact, there's drive-through liquor stores, where most of their business is mass quantities of pisswasser.)

There's a store across the street from me that's ostensibly a liquor store, but their liquor selection is pretty crap, and their beer selection is amazing (and I'm told their wine selection is also amazing, although I don't know much about wine, but they certainly have a lot of it).
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 19 Sep 2014, 05:32

Utgent help needed.

Can anyone recommend a pale, light flavoured ale available from the Baltimore area that is around 3.5 - 4% and a general crowd pleaser. A friend who is TT is looking for a wedding beer.

I'm about to get laughed out of the forum, but Bud light and Miller light are both low abv and pretty common. Otherwise you might try Deschutes River Ale(4.0%) or Yuengling (4.4%)

Yo imma let you finish but Deschutes is from Oregon and Yeungling is from Pennsylvania.


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Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 19 Sep 2014, 10:44
Yuengling is pretty good (and since The Seldom Killer was asking about beers available in the Baltimore area, I'll note that it's pretty common in Maryland).
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Orkboy on 19 Sep 2014, 10:49
The grocery store near me occasionally carries Delerium Tremens, which is delicious and reasonably priced.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 19 Sep 2014, 12:51
It was like $20 for a 4-pack when I bought it, once. I didn't find it offensive, and found that it did a very good job of hiding its 8.5% alcohol, but it wasn't amazing to me.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 19 Sep 2014, 18:55

I'm about to get laughed out of the forum, but Bud light and Miller light are both low abv and pretty common. Otherwise you might try Deschutes River Ale(4.0%) or Yuengling (4.4%)

Yo imma let you finish but Deschutes is from Oregon and Yeungling is from Pennsylvania.
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Eh, he didn't specify that he wanted beer brewed in baltimore, and I'm not from that area, so I don't know what is good at the local level.

I went with what I was familiar with, that (mostly) fit his abv needs, and that was probably available in Baltimore.

Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 25 Sep 2014, 20:12
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/25/d0671f65b242f02f0c992ca2cad1f227.jpg)

Nice and mellow bitterness from da hopz, with a super smooth mouthfeel and plenty of malt to kinda balance it out a tad. Hops are still dominant though.


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Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Sep 2014, 20:42
54 seems low for Lagunitas, but not too low. I'll try it if I find it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 26 Sep 2014, 03:24
I'm convinced that a good pumpkin beer is impossible.

I can barely detect the pumpkin (or any of the spice) in Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. I mean, it's Dogfish Head, it's certainly not bad, but at $9 for a 4-pack, there's plenty of better choices.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 26 Sep 2014, 08:04
We have a case of Pumking we're trying to sell.  Reports are that it's good, but... $85 gets you 12 750's. 

Anyone?




Anyone? 



Nope, not around here...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 26 Sep 2014, 08:34
From the WCDT:
But only beer from Munich is allowed to be called Oktoberfestbier. It is actually a registered trademark, and at least in the EU a Protected Geographical Indication.

Protected trademarks like that are much less of a thing here in the US (not to say that they don't exist - bourbon is an example), especially when they're foreign origin.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Sep 2014, 09:26
I've been working my way through a 12 rack of Angry Orchard (which still is plenty tasty in cans) and my roommate just gave me a six pack of Sam Adams Boston Lager. So today is dedicated to drinking my favorite big brand stuff.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 26 Sep 2014, 09:35
Huh, I didn't realize Angry Orchard was even available in cans.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Sep 2014, 11:32
Neither did I! Till about 24 hours ago!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Border Reiver on 26 Sep 2014, 19:22
How is Angry Orchard?  Saw some earlier when I was out with my wife and we were intrigued, but not enough to pick it up.

I picked up a pack of Beau's Oktoberfest Pack (http://www.beaus.ca) instead.  I'm sipping on the Happy Pilsner now, it's not bad for a lager type.  Beau's produces some really good beers, including some really good gruits.  And they like to support the local home brewing scene as well (the brewery is about an hour up the road from my place).

I'm fortunate to be right across the river from Quebec, which has some of the best craft breweries in Canada. 

Tomorrow night, a gruit I brewed last New Years - nicely tart, smooth, silky body.  I love home brewing.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 26 Sep 2014, 19:44
Angry Orchard is pretty good. Kind of the Sam Adams of Ciders. A larger company who consistently turns out a good product.
Some good smaller ciders worth checking out are Vandermill and Cider Boys. I'm not sure if they're available outside of the midwest/great lakes area.....
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Sep 2014, 20:03
Angry Orchard is literally the Sam Adams of cider. It's brewed by Sam Adams. It's a good cider, I prefer the slightly sweeter crisp apple variety that everyone and their cousin seems to adore, but there's a fuck load of variety, elder flower, ginger, cinnamon which is dericious heated up...

Get a variety pack and find out what you enjoy the most.

Crispin's is another good cider, but a bit pricey.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Border Reiver on 26 Sep 2014, 20:48
I'm fermenting about 58 litres (~15 US gal) of cider right now - the local orchard sells it unpasteurized if you provide your own containers and I've got 6 varieties fermenting now, in about 3 weeks it'll be done fermenting and it will be drinkable in about 2 months. 

I may give Angry Orchard a try, I still miss the "Lazy BeaverCider", but there are some good ciders and Perrys out there


Questions, comments, queries , problems, bitches, rude gestures and/or remarks
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 27 Sep 2014, 07:02
First hard cider I tried was Woodchuck.  Yum. 

Angry Orchard's good, too, and at a beerfest last year I tried Stella's "Cidre", it was really light but quite sweet and packed a nice punch. 

We're selling a harvest cider by Harpoon, and they also have a pumpkin cider (??)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 28 Sep 2014, 14:03
If you like apple cinnamon things, I can't recommend mixing Angry Orchard and Fireball enough.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 28 Sep 2014, 14:11
I just did that today, after my dad recommended it.

Holy crap that was fantastic. (And, far better than the Cinnful Apple Angry Orchard.)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 28 Sep 2014, 19:05
Hah!  I'm working Octobeerfest again this year, this coming Saturday.  It's a benefit for the local arts foundation, held at the railroader's museum yard.  Every distributor and craft brewery in the area comes.  Entry gets you a small sampling mug for... as much as you can hold.  Bands playing on a flatcar, free food.  The small mug's supposed to slow you down a bit, it's meant to be a tasting.  I was pulling taps for Yuengling and getting pleasantly pickled last year...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 29 Sep 2014, 03:27
The one time in the year where I'm allowed to post here:

(http://i.imgur.com/vK48ogt.jpg)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: jwhouk on 29 Sep 2014, 05:40
Das is eine grosse stein! :)

(And that's the extent of my Deutsche, danke...)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 29 Sep 2014, 05:48
But that's WRONG that is not a Steinkrug it's a regular beer glass!

This is a Steinkrug

(http://www.meinherzschlag.de/media/image/IMG_8425f.jpg)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Border Reiver on 29 Sep 2014, 11:28
There's still beer inside it - let's not be snobs.



If he doesn't share though.....
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 29 Sep 2014, 20:19
Now, that's a tasting mug! 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 01 Oct 2014, 20:24
btw, anyone who travels to the Chicago area needs to try Pipeworks beer. Particularly their iPAs. Particularly Ninja vs. Unicorn.

absolutely amazing!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Border Reiver on 02 Oct 2014, 06:10
These Oktoberfest beers (http://www.beaus.ca/beer/oktoberfest-mixpack) from Beau's Brewery range from pretty good to very good (the Rauchbier).
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 02 Oct 2014, 07:48
Not Oktoberfestbeer.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 02 Oct 2014, 16:16
Not Oktoberfestbeer.

Yes, we understand that.  However, it is the name the company uses for their product here in the US, which makes it a lot easier to order...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 02 Oct 2014, 18:02
That's what I see when you guys talk Oktoberfestbeer.


(http://img.izismile.com/img/img2/20090731/fake_brands_49.jpg)

(http://photos.travellerspoint.com/187402/MNG-047.jpg)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 02 Oct 2014, 18:23
mmmmm, fresh Founders Breakfast Stout.



mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Oct 2014, 18:53
WANT.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 02 Oct 2014, 20:09
Founders goes to NJ, right?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Oct 2014, 20:24
Oh yeah, I just haven't gotten around to trying their Breakfast Stout. What I really wanna try is their Kentucky Breakfast Stout, but that's harder to find.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 03 Oct 2014, 22:30
(http://photos.travellerspoint.com/187402/MNG-047.jpg)

I snorted so hard laughing, my daughter asked me why I was choking. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Oct 2014, 16:54
Black Hops Cascadian Dark Lager by Parallel 49 from Vancouver. I picked up the bottle when I was in Niagara Falls in August, brought back into the states in my trunk and realized it was there a week or so ago and brought it in. Just decided to drink it tonight. Rather tasty! Cool bottle (http://res.cloudinary.com/ratebeer/image/upload/w_250,c_limit,q_85,d_beer_def.gif/beer_213777.jpg), too.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Border Reiver on 09 Oct 2014, 10:13
They've got another one called "Snap, Crackle and Hops" (http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/29378/98417/)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Oct 2014, 21:04
Nice.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 12 Oct 2014, 08:49
(http://m5.paperblog.com/i/94/940671/lakefront-imperial-pumpkin-L-NC0vYL.png)

Holy Shit..... that is the best pumpkin beer I have ever had!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Oct 2014, 10:02
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/1959237_799084420154838_3910870395808105470_n.jpg?oh=b79e802e7fae0d5267c0bbee551849d8&oe=54BF887C&__gda__=1422230060_5f48233c94a2500464ed67c97ffe782e)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Oct 2014, 20:06
Heineken? Fuck that shit.
(http://m5.paperblog.com/i/94/940671/lakefront-imperial-pumpkin-L-NC0vYL.png)
WANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANT
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Oct 2014, 04:56
Pumpkin beers are extremely variable.  I tried three at the big tasting the other day -

(http://www.magichat.net/images/slides/wilhelm-slide.png)

Wilhelm Scream from Magic Hat was excellent - the pumpkin was understated, but there, not too "spicy", very nice. 

(http://i.imgur.com/xzEStPm.jpg)

Du Claw 31 was ... ugh.  WAY too sweet, weird spices (the flavor was not "pumpkin pie" like), and smelled a bit like... I dunno, kerosene? 

(http://howmanybeerscandavedrink.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/erie-jn.jpg)

Erie's Johnny Rails Pumpkin Ale was more moderate than 31, but not as good as Wilhelm Scream.  The spicing was right, more pumpkin pie flavored, not too sweet, but still a lot more pumpkin-y than Wilhelm which means it would be too much after one or two. 

In other news, this was very good.  Guinness has beat the big American breweries at their own game...

(http://blogs-images.forbes.com/larryolmsted/files/2014/09/guinnessbottleshot.jpg)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 13 Oct 2014, 08:54
Schlafly's Pumpkin Ale just became available in the Chicago area, it is one of the most highly regarded pumpkin ales in the country.
(http://www.midtownwineandspirits.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Schlafly-Pumpkin-Ale1.jpg)

I was very excited to try it, but, to my tastebuds, it didn't live up to Lakefront's pumpkin beers. Lakefront's imperial pumpkin is amazing, but so is their regular pumpkin:
(http://www.isthmus.com/media/2012/09/28/bh092812e.jpg)

This one has a strong pumpkin flavor and a light amount of spice. I really like it (although the imperial is a bit better)

Two others I would recommend for pumpkin beer seekers are:
Steven's Point Whole Hog Pumpkin ale
(http://spcitytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Pumpkin-Ale.png)

and
Howe Sound Pumpkineater
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mSplrwnqovQ/UmX8AUL3Z6I/AAAAAAAAG8E/gz9jNsUg9nc/s1600/Howe+Sound+Pumpkineater+1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 13 Oct 2014, 13:50
*sees this thread*

(http://i.imgur.com/z45H5hB.jpg)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Oct 2014, 14:04
What kind of beer? :wow:
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 13 Oct 2014, 15:06
Whaddaya think. The one and only true Oktoberfestbeer.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 13 Oct 2014, 16:15
ah, Sam Adams Oktoberfest.

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 16 Oct 2014, 23:33
No, no, no.  Isn't it brewed by Paulaner? 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 17 Oct 2014, 10:39
Yes
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Grognard on 17 Oct 2014, 20:49
Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale = yummy.

sadly, it was done too quickly.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 19 Oct 2014, 18:42
Stopped at the Flying Fish brewery and picked up a growler of Exit 4 (their Belgian-style Dubbel). I'd had it before, and it's extra tasty, but that'll be a fun weekend whenever I open it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 22 Oct 2014, 07:30

There's still beer inside it - let's not be snobs.

It has nothing to do with snobbery and everything to do with facts. And the fact is, the glass cannot be a Stein (literally "stone") because it is glass, not stone/ceramic/whatever.


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Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 22 Oct 2014, 07:34
Oh yeah PS my manager and I have started home brewing together and this is the next recipe we're going to use. Except the malt got changed to chocolate malt instead of black malt.

It's named after me since I'm the one who suggested making a red ale, since fall is upon us and it's a great style for the season.

http://brewology101.com/AleAbacus/21904/Paddy-s-Red#


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Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Oct 2014, 09:29
The man speaketh the truth!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 22 Oct 2014, 13:48
Yep. Also, you'd be surprised what the shape of the glass is capable of doing. My manager (hereby referred to as Alex) showed it to me. He took a bottle of his homemade saison, poured some into a standard pint glass and some into a Belgian tulip style glass, and had me sample them both. Damned if that tulip didn't make the flavor downright explode!

The vessel absolutely does have a noticeable effect on the flavor and you cannot tell me otherwise.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 22 Oct 2014, 13:49
I don't have friends anymore, only beer
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Oct 2014, 14:38
I've missed you mate.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Oct 2014, 15:55
I'm gonna start brewing my own beer as soon as I get a better job and can afford an apartment and the equipment for brewing.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 24 Oct 2014, 19:55
Somebody returned a quarter keg of Bud the other day.  Not from our store.  The old style steel quarter keg - covered with filth.  They haven't made them for over 20 years. 

(http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mGrQ8oM098n1HOo91NvALyw.jpg)


It's still about half full.  Been sitting in his father's garage for he-had-no-idea-how-long. 



 :-P
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Oct 2014, 20:18
Did they try and get the deposit back? Why would your store even take it?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 24 Oct 2014, 20:34
who would return something that dope! that's a keepsake for sure. or at least something you can empty and then scrap the fuck out of. bet it smells like horse jizz

I've missed you mate.

likewise amigo! <3
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 24 Oct 2014, 23:25
Did they try and get the deposit back? Why would your store even take it?

Any beer distributor will take returned kegs.  The deposits are set by the state at $30, but since no one will take that one, we gave him $10 (which was the standard deposit before they were made of aluminum). 

I think by law we have to sell it to the scrap yard, but after a quick look, I'm going to suggest cleaning it up and selling it on e-bay... though shipping it may be kind of expensive! 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Oct 2014, 11:53
If I worked there, I'd ask if I could have it myself.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: FunkyTuba on 26 Oct 2014, 18:52
That keg would make a great lamp!

Or ballast.

Or container for Earthquake Water.

etc
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 26 Oct 2014, 19:05
The owner already has a buyer for it.  We're selling off a bunch of other stuff, too - old neons & mirrors, accumulated over 27 years of selling beer in the same location. 

She has until mid-feb to move.  Can't find store space to rent in the area yet, and if we move to another part of town we'll lose most of our clientele, and be in direct competition with other beer distributors. 

It can also take 3 - 4 months to go through the process of moving a state liquor license, assuming the state approves it. 

She may wind up losing the whole business over this. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 26 Oct 2014, 21:24
Wait, why does your store have to move? Is the landowner refusing to renew the lease?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 28 Oct 2014, 07:16
He sold the property to a car dealership that's been trying to expand for several years.  They never offered him anywhere near enough in the past. 

They finally did. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 28 Oct 2014, 14:57
Drinking a Stone Ruination I found in the fridge from a while back. One of my favourites. Intense.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 06 Nov 2014, 20:24
(http://www.binnys.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/NYFR_Blog.jpg)

It starts.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 06 Nov 2014, 20:41
Gimme.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 06 Nov 2014, 21:40
They also have a 10% tap version that is commonly found around Chicago, and an elusive 20% version.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Nov 2014, 08:37
Holy shit.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 17 Nov 2014, 02:00
Ommegang Valar Morghulis. It's not terribly impressive.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 17 Nov 2014, 11:02
I like it better than Fire and Blood, the previous GoT beer they released.

Honestly, I wish they would re-release Take the Black.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 17 Nov 2014, 17:00
Fire and Blood was the only one I've tried. I think the place near me has Valar Morghulis, I may pick up a bottle if I get the chance, but it's not a terribly high priority.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Nov 2014, 20:58
(http://flyingdogbrewery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/doubledog2013.png)

Found a six-pack of Flying Dog's Double Dog IPA. Trying one now, it's delicious. 11.5%, I can't believe this wasn't a four-pack.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: explicit on 29 Nov 2014, 22:15
Well I thought I was cool for drinking Rebel IPA which is 6.5%, but I guess I'm just a huge wuss.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Nov 2014, 22:27
It's not that it's only 6.5%, it's that it's Sam Adams attempting an IPA :P
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Post by: explicit on 30 Nov 2014, 02:00
Hey, to be fair, it's pretty fuckin' good. And if I drink higher alc content stuff I have to fear for my safety, but that's neither here nor there.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Nov 2014, 08:32
Well yeah, I remember it being pretty good when I tried it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 01 Dec 2014, 15:35
Guys I'm about to receive my share of this beer my friend and I made the recipe for. I can't wait. Here's the recipe for anyone interested!

http://brewology101.com/AleAbacus/21904/Paddy-s-Red#
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Post by: TRVA123 on 12 Dec 2014, 22:10
(http://solsticepr.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/goose-island-bourbon-county-stout.jpg)

Just imagine this as the sound of opening this beer.

Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: explicit on 13 Dec 2014, 07:41
Cheapest beer you can think of, OK go. (this message brought to you by 17 miller high life's)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Dec 2014, 07:59
Natty Lite or PBR.
Title: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 13 Dec 2014, 08:28
American Patriot. I mighta paid $4 for a 6er.

PS that beer I showed y'all the recipe for? Yeah it came out amazing. Compares quite favorably to Sierra Nevada Flipside.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Dec 2014, 09:36
Stuff like Old Milwaukee can probably be picked up for like $12 for a 30. But why are we talking about pisswater? This is a beer thread.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: celticgeek on 13 Dec 2014, 10:54
Many, many, many years ago I picked up a six pack of "Katz" beer, branded for a local drug store chain.  It cost less than a six pack of Pepsi which was selling right next to it.  I think it was about $1.00 for the six pack. 

Many, many, many years ago. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Dec 2014, 21:13
I had some homebrewed beer tonight at a party. It was really good! I had a couple IPAs and a stout.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 08 Jan 2015, 22:29
Cheapest 30 pack we sell is Extra Gold (formerly Coors Extra Gold, they dropped the brand association last summer). 

$15 for a 30 pack. 

Yes, that's 50 cents a can. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 09 Jan 2015, 06:11
You know a beer is shit awful pisswater when even Coors drops the brand association. That's truly embarrassing.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: hedgie on 09 Jan 2015, 06:35
A guy once showed up to an scientist with a bottle of Coors, and when the results got back, the guy was told that his horse was diabetic. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Jan 2015, 13:59
Hehehehehe
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 14 Jan 2015, 02:46
My bud and I brewed a pale ale today. Citra, mosaic, Nelson Sauvin, and (don't quote me on this) Olympic or Cascade hops. I did a significant part of the brewing labor, which was daunting at first (I don't cook a lot) but I got a handle on it quickly.
Title: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 14 Jan 2015, 02:51
He's going to oxygenate the wort in the morning right before adding the yeast, the variety of which I can't recall. Anyways, I'm excited, this may be the best brew we've done yet. He's certainly the Heisenberg and I'm the Jesse of the operation, but that seems to work out well.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: hedgie on 14 Jan 2015, 04:28
One of the best stouts I have had was at 13.  The stuff was what a D&D friend brewed.  It was basically opaque in the bottle, but it was *really* damned good.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 14 Jan 2015, 07:37
Ha!  Same with me, except I was 17, it was Mead, and the friend was both D&D and the fucker who got me into the SCA, Flieg Hollander (yes, short for Fleigande). 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 15 Jan 2015, 23:15
I love me a good stout, turns out. I previously thought I hated it, but it turns out that import Guinness is just hopeless and I should judge the style by her better examples.

Today, however, I'm drinking Deschutes Armory XPA. God damn it's good. Citrusy hops abound, with some mild bitterant ones too. It's definitely on the hop heavy side. The malt doesn't stand out as much as I'd really like. Still, one of the best West Coast IPAs I've had.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: hedgie on 16 Jan 2015, 00:27
Yeah, I much prefer Murphy's to Guinness.  Then again, the last time I got drunk off of stout, I was drinking this one Scottish one that had an alcoholic content about 3x that of Guinness, which I didn't know, and came in a 22 oz. bottle.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 16 Jan 2015, 19:59
Stouts are definitely my wheelhouse for beer. Generally I think american stouts kick uk stouts collective ass. (honorable exceptions to Sam Smith, Guinness Foreign Extra, and Fullers London Porter.)

Drinking Breckenridge Whiskey barrel aged Chocolate imperial stout right now. pretty damn awesome.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Jan 2015, 22:33
Had Chimay Blue for the first time in over a year, split a big bottle with a friend at dinner. I forgot how incredibly fucking delicious it was. Like I remembered being very impressed when I tried it last, but still, damn that is a tasty brew.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 17 Jan 2015, 04:33
Chimay Bleue is awesome.
Title: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 18 Jan 2015, 13:21
I will go you a step further and say with firm conviction that I believe Chimay Blue is one of the single greatest beers there has ever been or ever will be.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Jan 2015, 13:35
Oh, I would not dispute that.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 18 Jan 2015, 15:13
BLEUE
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Post by: Carl-E on 18 Jan 2015, 18:58
Googled it - looks delicious...

(http://www.ponteunacerveza.com/27-73-thickbox/cerveza-chimay-blue.jpg)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: hedgie on 18 Jan 2015, 20:04
I haven't gotten that much head since…
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Jan 2015, 20:22
Why would anyone pour a beer like that? :psyduck: But yeah, it tastes so good.

As for beer, I'm currently drinking a Double Dog by Flying Dog.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 18 Jan 2015, 20:23

BLEUE
Pronounced like a German would pronounce that, I think it would just sound awkward
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 19 Jan 2015, 05:00
That is one I haven't had the opportunity to try. And, 20 IBU, so well within my tastes as far as hoppiness goes.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 19 Jan 2015, 05:29
That's not German, Pat, it's Belgian
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 19 Jan 2015, 18:30
They relabel it so it just says Grande Réserve here. Doesn't say the color at all.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 19 Jan 2015, 18:37
Finally drank my bottle of Sah'tea (http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/occassional-rarities/sahtea-0.htm). One of the tastiest beers I've had, and easily my favorite "weird" beer by Dogfish.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 19 Jan 2015, 19:20
They relabel it so it just says Grande Réserve here. Doesn't say the color at all.

That's what it says on the picture, too.  Blue is a nickname, based on the label color.  Bleue is just the Belgian French spelling of the label color. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Zalder on 20 Jan 2015, 12:56
From our local brewery, this happens to be my favorite beer.  Really well balanced and crisp. 
http://dalebrosbrewery.com/project/pomona-queen/#the_title

Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Jan 2015, 17:46
Wow, we have completely different tastes in beers. Not a criticism, just an observation.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 22 Jan 2015, 09:51
How does it compare to something like North Coast Scrimshaw or Speakeasy Metropolis?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 23 Jan 2015, 07:49
Sold an Ithaca Brewery "Box o' Hops" last night.  It's a variety pack of IPA's. 

Because the guy was looking for the highest Alcohol content we had, and the Sierra Nevada Torpedo wasn't cold (it had just been delivered). 

 :-\

Kids. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 23 Jan 2015, 07:51
What, he couldn't refrigerate it himself?

What would he do if he were in Oklahoma, where beer over 3.2% isn't allowed to be refrigerated at all before being sold?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Jan 2015, 14:50
Wait, really? If memory serves, Torpedo's only around 7 (checks) 7.2%, yeah. How is that the highest you have? Seven is basically the lowest I'll drink, with few exceptions.

(Not because of the high ABV, the beer I like just tends to be 8+)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 23 Jan 2015, 23:15
Jesus. Remind me to never, even under duress, ever enter Oklahoma.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/23/19ac4043a11ae31081afe10ed75f5e24.jpg)

Speaking of Sierra Nevada, my manager and I just went halves on this bad motherfucker. I think I'm getting a fucking hard on, this is as good as that damned Armory I just had.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Jan 2015, 06:51
WANT. Re: Oklahoma, I don't see it as that big a deal. Then again I almost never buy beer and then immediately have one, so maybe that's why.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 24 Jan 2015, 08:10
That's supposed to be the logic behind it: it's supposed to prevent people from getting drunk while they're still driving home from the liquor store (Oklahoma has a lot of rural areas where the liquor store can be a long drive away).
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Jan 2015, 08:45
Oh. In that case I'm totally ok with that.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 24 Jan 2015, 10:05
Yeah, you just know that the old lady who just had you put the case on the seat beside her is cracking one open on the drive up the mountain, despite the open container law. 

We don't sell a lot of non run-of-the-mill beers, so most have the usual bud/busch/miller alcohol level of 5 - 6 %, occasionally higher.  We do sell seasonal stuff, like Mad Elf (~11%?) at christmas, and a bunch of Bock beers in the spring (they're usually over 7%, I think). 

Oh, and Redd's Wicked, which is a little over 8%, but is only sold in 10 oz cans, to moderate intake.  And the lime-a-rita, Straw-br-rita, Mango-rita stuff that's more like 10 - 11%, but sold in 8 oz cans and is meant to be poured over ice.  But that's not beer...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Jan 2015, 09:39
Oh, Mad Elf is gods damn delicious.

Also weird, because I usually see those last things sold in 24 oz cans.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 25 Jan 2015, 23:58
I've heard those exist, but haven't actually seen them.  They're not on our distributor's list, so they may not be available in PA. 
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: explicit on 26 Jan 2015, 13:57
Apparently, I kid you not, PBR is one of the fastest growing beers in the U.S. This is what yahoo finance has to say:

Quote
"The beer teenage kids steal from their parents because it's been in the back of the fridge/in the basement since 1982," wrote someone on Urban Dictionary. Pabst Blue Ribbon has gone from redneck to hipster in recent years. Sales grew 72 percent between 2008 and 2013, according to 24/7 Wall Street, "a trend strangely unassociated with any specific effort by the company." Despite a lack of marketing, PBR shipped 2.7 million barrels in 2013. Maybe the lack of marketing makes the beer seem cool.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Jan 2015, 14:29
Bitches Brew (http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/occassional-rarities/bitches-brew.htm), tasty stuff.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Grognard on 26 Jan 2015, 17:21
PBR = blegh.
I've had a taste once: twas really very nasty.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Jan 2015, 19:08
Honestly I thought PBR was decent enough for cheap beer. I can't imagine I'd have a reason to drink it, but there's much worse.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: explicit on 26 Jan 2015, 19:24
It's the only beer I've ever had that tasted better skunked.

If I go cheap beer I usually go High Life. I drink a lot and don't have a lot of money so I don't ever really drink better stuff. Guinness and Sam Adams is about as expensive as I'll go.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Jan 2015, 19:25
Quality over quantity for me, unless I'm at a party in which case what I drink depends on the taste of the party. (Yeah, I bring stuff too but I don't only drink the stuff I bring)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: WhiteRoseWeatherWitch on 26 Jan 2015, 23:25
Has anyone (UK, gen) seen any beers in the 2.8% Duty bracket? Greene King and Sam Smith's both do them, and they are really nice: Guessing at the strength they have to appeal to the tastebuds. [also Sam's now allow you to dance in their pubs!]
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Jan 2015, 09:25
Samuel Smith makes one of my favorite chocolate stouts (http://www.samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk/organicchocolatestout.html), and is one of the few sub-7%ers I'll drink. (Only five!)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: explicit on 27 Jan 2015, 09:30
I have yet to have a chocolate beer that I've liked. Things I think shouldn't go together... Or maybe I just don't like flavored beer? I hate when beer's fruity... hmm... experiment are goings to happen...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Jan 2015, 09:34
Oh man, I've had some fantastic fruit beers. Rubaeus (http://foundersbrewing.com/our-beer/rubaeus/) by Founders is an example.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 28 Jan 2015, 15:29
Method I know you said "want" at my Hop Hunter but I'm not cellaring a damn thing so you'd best get the fuck out here fast boy
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 28 Jan 2015, 17:51
The soonest I can get out there is April :(
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 31 Jan 2015, 02:44
The Hop Hunter won't even retain its hop flavor that long anyway. Guess we'll just have to hit Lagunitas and stay with my buddy.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 31 Jan 2015, 02:45
I hear those fuckers are going to start wandering into Belgian territory now that they've got their Chicago plant up and running.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 31 Jan 2015, 07:10
https://untappd.com/user/siecraticmethod for the last couple days of beers. (Four of last night's were a flight before anyone begins to worry)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Feb 2015, 15:05
Finally bought a bottle of Trappist Rochefort 10. Gods damn, that's a good beer. And I think my first Belgian Quad (I've had a few Belgian-style Quads, but never an actual Quad from Belgium)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 02 Feb 2015, 00:53
Stone Delicious IPA is good but it doesn't quite live up to its name. I hate floral hops. Hate em. It's like drinking shitty cheap perfume.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Feb 2015, 15:30
It's no Ruination, I guess?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 05 Feb 2015, 15:18
Ruination is great. I genuinely like Sierra's Hop Hunter better tho. It's fucking incredible and I hope they continue to release. I'll petition them to.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 05 Feb 2015, 16:37
Their website says it will be year round.

I've finally completed the BIG THREE in terms of IPA's. Pliny the Elder, Zombie Dust, and Heady Topper!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 05 Feb 2015, 17:04
Ruination is great.
Ok, in that case I'll take your word on Delicious.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Feb 2015, 20:44
(http://www.stonebrewing.com/beers/bottles/2015-japanese-greentea.png)

Speaking of Stone IPAs, I tried this number tonight. I had high expectations because I love green tea, and I trusted Stone, and those expectations were met.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Feb 2015, 18:29
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/10961862_952098114815450_1373589021_n.jpg?oh=cb3283ff3abc23689b531e474769942a&oe=54D9EAB2&__gda__=1423502370_fc21fa010c8c924500c3a8d611264566)

In case you can't see...yeah, that's 17.3%
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 08 Feb 2015, 20:28
You're verging on carbonated brandy at that point...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 08 Feb 2015, 20:56
I'm aging three bottles of 18% beer right now (all Dogfish Head, two 120 Minute IPAs, one World Wide Stout).

DuClaw made Colossus in 2011, apparently that was 21 or 22%!

But yeah, the Colossus I had (the 2014 version, they've only made it twice) was really good.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Fig on 08 Feb 2015, 22:38
I'm looking for a recommendation for a beer to try. I don't like hoppy beers, I love wheat beers like Troeg's Dreamweaver or ABC's watergap wheat.  Maybe a nice hefe or lager would work.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 08 Feb 2015, 23:02
Anything by North Coast Brewing Co not marked with the words "pale ale" should do you. Their Scrimshaw Pilsner is truly delightful, and their Blue Star wheat beer is also great. North Coast is not to be fucked with.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Fig on 08 Feb 2015, 23:06
I'll have to check them out. As luck would have it a distributor in my area carries it according to their website.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 08 Feb 2015, 23:25
Try A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' by Lagunitas.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 08 Feb 2015, 23:39
Little Sumpin is kinda hoppy tho. Not nearly as much as its hyper hopped siblings but it's still present
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 09 Feb 2015, 07:35
You might also like Ebels Weiss or Domaine Dupage by Two Brothers.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 10 Feb 2015, 05:13
Little Sumpin is kinda hoppy tho. Not nearly as much as its hyper hopped siblings but it's still present
Oh right. I guess that's why I like it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 10 Feb 2015, 07:25
I also happen to like Yuengling. Maybe it is because I can't get it in my state, but I think it is a decent everyday beer. It is also not hoppy, and i believe that they have some varieties that might be worth looking into.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Fig on 10 Feb 2015, 07:32
Blech, I can't stand Yuengling.  I can get it in PA and it's definitely one of the more popular brews in the area but...I do not like it at all.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 10 Feb 2015, 07:40
eh, there's no account for taste, mine or yours.

If you are ever in WI, try Spotted Cow, one of the best "everyday" drinking beers in the country IMO. Super Pils from 5 Rabbit, and Unshadowed Hefeweizen from Tyrannena are also v. good.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Fig on 10 Feb 2015, 07:43
Nah, I'm definitely not one of those people that look down on others just because they have different tastes than mine. 

One of the best things about going to Gencon in Indianapolis is going to the Ram and the open air beer garden Sun King Brewery has there.  I've had some good beers the last couple of years.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 10 Feb 2015, 07:51
I also happen to like Yuengling. Maybe it is because I can't get it in my state, but I think it is a decent everyday beer. It is also not hoppy, and i believe that they have some varieties that might be worth looking into.
I like Yuengling, but they don't sell it in Oklahoma.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 10 Feb 2015, 08:17
yeah, the farthest east it comes are Ohio and Tennessee. bastards.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 10 Feb 2015, 18:58
One of our bigger sellers.  I often load several cases into a car leaving the state...

it's brewed about 45 miles up the pike from where I live.  I need to go tour the brewery one of these days! 

They make more than just their eponymous Lager, though.  Their Porter is excellent, they make a really tasty Black and Tan, and Lord Chesterfield Ale, which is the only brew they've made continually since the brewery was founded... in 1829. 

(http://assets3.thrillist.com/v1/image/1165873/size/tl-horizontal_main/13-things-you-didn-t-know-about-yuengling)

My favorite label is the Lord Chesterfield.  He just looks... well, like he's had a few, and has the beginning of a good buzz. 

(http://www.cattybeverage.com/images/Yuengling%20Lord%20Chesterfield%20Ale.jpg)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Fig on 10 Feb 2015, 19:05
I didn't even know they had an ale until I saw it on the website earlier. The brewery is about an hour from me Almist due northeast.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 12 Feb 2015, 09:47
Never was a terribly big fan of Yuengling. It's been a while though.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Feb 2015, 15:17
Honestly, even the smaller, divier bars will have a craft option or two. So there's no reason to drink Yuengling these days.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 12 Feb 2015, 15:42
Unless you, ya know, actually like it...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Grognard on 12 Feb 2015, 19:42
I like Yuengling.

really.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Feb 2015, 21:19
Oh, I like it fine, but there's almost always something I like more.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: lepetitfromage on 14 Feb 2015, 08:16
Had Bell's Amber Ale for the first time last night. It was amazing. Smooth and with a hint of sweetness. Much lighter than I'm used to enjoying but it was malty enough to please me.  :-P They held a tasting event at one of our local coffee houses and it was great! I sampled everything and at first impression, figured I'd just end up drinking the stout, but man....that amber was good. I definitely recommend it. And on another plus side, we found a new place to hang out!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Feb 2015, 16:46
I'm having a Cappuccino Stout by Lagunitas. Tasty stuff.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Fig on 14 Feb 2015, 17:18
Went to get some North Coast stuff, disappointed that I couldn't find any.  Ended up coming home (after getting caught in a whiteout snow squall) with Burning River from Great Lakes Brewing Co.  A little on the hoppy side, but not bad.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 16 Feb 2015, 07:25

I'm having a Cappuccino Stout by Lagunitas. Tasty stuff.

Hard to beat that brew.

Off topic: I love Lagunitas, I just wish their writeups weren't so hopelessly off the wall and idiotic. Like, I get it guys, you smoke weed. So does the rest of the damn state. Calm down!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 16 Feb 2015, 09:35
heh, I was talking with the Lagunitas rep, he said that back when he got hired they said "here is our drug policy" and passed him a paper cup with a joint inside.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 16 Feb 2015, 13:14
Haha, now that is hilarious. And any well versed beer snob oughta know the reason for their Undercover Shutdown Ale.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Feb 2015, 16:48
I gotta get a job working for Lagunitas somehow.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 17 Feb 2015, 01:23
I don't even burn it anymore, I just wanna work there for the environment it clearly must have
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 17 Feb 2015, 05:35
Well yeah, I almost never smoke myself, but it seems like a chill place and they make amazing beer.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Mar 2015, 11:59
Holy shit, how have I never tried Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale? It is god damn delicious.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 01 Mar 2015, 12:10
Yes, yes it is.

Their stout, I can't detect the bourbon (I pick up coffee and that's about it), but the ale, absolutely.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Mar 2015, 17:18
Picked up a bottle of Wipe Out IPA by Port Brewing. Tasty stuff.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 03 Mar 2015, 02:59
That is indeed a good brew.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Mar 2015, 05:02
Very citrusy.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 17 Mar 2015, 15:59
Discovered a new Lagunitas tonight! Olde Gnarlywine (three guesses what kind it is), only $5 for a 22 oz. Tasty stuff, although not their best.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 17 Mar 2015, 18:13
I'm not drinking it tonight, and I didn't exactly love it, but Redd's makes an 8% alcohol MANGO ale. It was interesting, to say the least. I'd buy it again if it were cheaper.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Active Madness on 21 Mar 2015, 01:37
For any Aussie members of the board who like amber ales, it looks like Matilda Bay brewing co. has an amber ale out. It's a fine beer.

Wait, it looks like it's been out for two years or so. Shows how much beer I drink these days. It's still a noice drop.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Mar 2015, 19:07
Spent WAY too much money on beer today, including a 4 pack of Founders KBS. I'll probably have one for breakfast this Sunday.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Apr 2015, 19:47
Having one of the beers from my splurge the other day, one of my custom 4 pack. A blood orange IPA by Duclaw. It's ok. Not great. The other 3 are all barrel aged though, so I'll fill you guys in on the rest whenever I drink them.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Apr 2015, 07:26
Had a Founders' Breakfast Stout...for breakfast. It was a bit much, but a solid meal beer (I had honey nut cheerios as well).
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Apr 2015, 14:36
Why is nobody posting? I'm drinking Hell on Wood by Duclaw, a bourbon barrel aged barleywine and gods DAMN, I could drink this every day for the rest of my life. It is straight up deloycious.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 07 Apr 2015, 19:02
boo, one of the downsides of leaving your job at a liquor store is that they don't save you any KBS. BOOOOOOOOO.

Luckily, I still had a Lagunitas Capp stout to console me.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 08 Apr 2015, 03:24
I had an Insidious by Fegley's last night. Bourbon aged imperial stout, very tasty.

TRVA, ifb you wanna come to Jersey I might be persuaded to drink a KBS with you (I bought a 4 pack last week but haven't tried any yet)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 08 Apr 2015, 16:48
damn, if I had any money or travel time, I would def take you up on that.

I'd suggest that we meet in the middle, but I think New Jersey or Chicago are both better places to visit than Cleveland.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 25 Apr 2015, 07:19
Saw this on Facebook today:
(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11167999_715236425051_3013102307511253962_n.jpg?oh=5676464c955a488f2902fd78f0e090eb&oe=55CD4038)

Apparently Red Stripe, supposedly from Jamaica, is made in Latrobe, PA. Rolling Rock, supposedly from Latrobe, PA, is made in New Jersey.  :psyduck:

Incidentally, I went to college in Latrobe, PA, and Rolling Rock was very popular at the college I went to. Not because it was good, but because it was cheap.

This reminded me of a label I saw in the market the other day:

(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10426079_963751710301491_2902064300004851402_n.jpg?oh=68e4cdcb8bb40a1f68ea91551defb9e1&oe=55DF7EC5)
"Wisconsin Quality: Made in Kansas" by a company in Arkansas.
Title: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Patrick on 27 Apr 2015, 09:51
Brewed in and bottled in are two very different things. That is, however, exactly why I don't drink things that have TV ads.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Apr 2015, 10:12
I'm trying to think of any beers I drink that have TV ads. I'll have a Sam Adams once in a while, I guess.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 27 Apr 2015, 19:35
eh, I drink Goose Island.

Yesterday I was stopped on the streets of Chicago by a guy from Revolution Brewing. He was biking in front of a weird wagon with the brewery's branding. He was offering free rides to pubs, along with a free Revolution beer at the pub.

Unfortunately, I had other plans.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Apr 2015, 19:36
Oh right, Goose Island has commercials now! I don't drink them that often, but their IPA is pretty good. And their Bourbon County Stout is AMAZING. I had a bottle on New Year's Eve.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 28 Apr 2015, 20:37
Drinking a KBS. I'll only have one left after this, but it's taken me over a month to drink three, so I'm pretty sure I'll save the last one for a while.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 02 May 2015, 20:02
Damn it, people, drink more beer so I'm not the only one posting.

(http://www.stonebrewing.com/irs/odd/2015-stone-chai-spiced-irs-22oz.png)

My dessert tonight.

Edit: Unless I'm forgetting something, my chai beer experience is very much 2/2. I think Dogfish Head's Sah'tea beats this, but they're both quite tasty.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Nikolai on 05 May 2015, 16:07
I have acquired a six-pack of Shiner Prickly Pear. I know nothing about it beyond the fact that it's Shiner and seasonal (and would assume it tastes like pear), but given that I've never met a Shiner product I disagreed with, I anticipate dinner greatly.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 05 May 2015, 20:06
Had a few tasty beers tonight, my favourite of which was an interesting hybrid of a Belgian Tripel and an Imperial IPA. It was pretty much my favourite parts of both styles, and holy shit it was tasty. Not something I'd have regularly, but I'm glad I tried it.

(http://www.greenflashbrew.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/le-freak-bottle.png)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 26 May 2015, 18:01
(http://www.totalwine.com/_static/webupload/730/2_94875126_3.jpg)

Drinkin' one of these, pretty fucking tasty. Perhaps my favorite lager.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: ankhtahr on 02 Jun 2015, 09:24
My roommates and me bought a case of Hacker-Pschorr Hefe-Weisse on my initiative. This was a very, very good purchase.

I'm currently drinking one and it's fantastic. I'm usually a sucker for Pilsner style beers , which are most common where I'm from. I'm still lusting after our Flensburger Pilsener. Relatively cheap in northern Germany, bitter as fuck, and very very refreshing. They're located in the town where my paternal grandparents live, so I've been to their brewery, and I've also taken a liking to IPAs, which are almost impossible to get here, but this Weisse is amazing.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 02 Jun 2015, 11:54
Beer from Munich is the best, I keep telling you
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 02 Jun 2015, 13:20
bitter as fuck, and very very refreshing. They're located in the town where my paternal grandparents live, so I've been to their brewery, and I've also taken a liking to IPAs, which are almost impossible to get here, but this Weisse is amazing.

Is bitter a common thing with pilsners? I prefer IPAs for that factor, and I'm looking to expand my experience with variety.

I've seen the word, never known much of what it meant. I like knowing what things mean before I buy them.

Why aren't 'beer tastings' a thing? Like they do with wine, but beer? Do they happen in other countries, maybe?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Jun 2015, 19:51
They are, to a certain extent. If you go to some breweries they'll give you free samples, or cheap flights so you can try everything.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 02 Jun 2015, 20:24
Hoppier pilsners are also becoming a growing thing, at least in the US. I'd recommend Firestone Walker's PIVO, Lagunitas Pils, and 5 rabbit Super Pils (not extremely hoppy, it just happens to be my favorite pilsner.)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 16 Jun 2015, 18:27
(http://i.imgur.com/iSUSJXG.jpg)

This is what I'm drinking tonight.

It was much more expensive than what I thought; the price tags were switched. This is apparently a fucking amazing double bock from Ayinger brewery in Bavaria. They've had since the 1800's to figure this shit out. I have high expectations. I'm an IPA guy as far as I've experienced to this point, but I'm trying to branch out, and not many people know this, but Germany apparently has a reputation for making quality beer, you guys. Like, it's apparently, a thing over there?*

Also, each bottle comes with a tiny plastic horse, as pictured above.

This beer has across the board amazing ratings.

I do not know what percent of that consists of people bought off with teeny plastic horses. I don't know how many people could be bought off with teeny plastic horses, but I expect it's more than you'd think, because humanity's fucking weird.

*I am facetious.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 16 Jun 2015, 18:31
each bottle comes with a tiny plastic horse, as pictured above.

This beer has across the board amazing ratings.

I do not know what percent of that consists of people bought off with teeny plastic horses. I don't know how many people could be bought off with teeny plastic horses, but I expect it's more than you'd think, because humanity's fucking weird.


Update:

It's a goat. And I'm an idiot.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Jun 2015, 18:42
Troegs makes a damn good double bock, too.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 16 Jun 2015, 20:04
Yeah, but Ayinger really is the king of dopple bocks.

(also I believe Ayinger is available everywhere, wheras Troegs is not. :(  )

I just tried the Hop Tart from New belgium... not a fan. I like tart, and I like hops, but this combination just didn't do it for me.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 16 Jun 2015, 20:15
I mean, it was interesting, but if Ayinger is king of Doppelbocks, I'm not sure I'm a fan. It wasn't disagreeable, I'm not saying anything close to that, but it was definitely not my favorite flavors.

Also, pretty sure I've never seen Troegs before.

Next to try, a pilsner. A good pilsner, I mean. I did enjoy a Miller Lite one time, but I have ethical disagreements just with the way they spell their name, so I mean, there must be better. I doubt it's even too difficult to locate better.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Jun 2015, 20:46
Troegs is from Hershey, PA, a mere one state over from me, which is probably why it's easy for me to find. I've never seen Ayinger before.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 16 Jun 2015, 21:35
Troegs is from Hershey, PA, a mere one state over from me, which is probably why it's easy for me to find. I've never seen Ayinger before.

*whispers*
It's the one with the tiny plastic goat
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Jun 2015, 22:10
In person, I mean.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 17 Jun 2015, 19:40
Chaos:

If you're anywhere around Chicago i recommend Super Pils from 5rabbit. But I also really like Lagunitas Pils. But there are so many. do a mix pack!

I'm probably going to stop by Three Floyds sometime soon, I'm really excited about it!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: 94ssd on 18 Jun 2015, 06:24
At trivia night yesterday I had a chocolate porter from a local brewery, it was good but it had the consistency of chocolate syrup. I ended up sipping it over like an hour and a half.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Masterpiece on 18 Jun 2015, 13:01
That doesn't sound like beer.
This post was sent from Tapatalk inside my phone!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Jun 2015, 13:03
I still want to try it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 18 Jun 2015, 13:24
I got a six pack of this a week or two ago: http://smalltownbrewery.com/our-beers/year-round/

It's... disgustingly sweet and vanillay, IMO. Apparently the higher percentage versions are better, though, from what I've read - I'd guess they're simply fermenting the excess sugar.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Jun 2015, 13:30
I had that! It tasted like...soda, honestly. It was tasty enough, but...HOLY FUCK THERE'S A 19.5% ABV VERSION? That's ridiculous.

(http://smalltownbrewery.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/beers-limited_19.5.png)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 18 Jun 2015, 16:46
huh, I didn't know they bottled the 19.5 version. I've only had it on tap.

I like their beer, but it is definitely not going to appeal to everyone.

Apparently they were investigated by the ATF because they suspected that it was made with grain alcohol.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Jun 2015, 21:55
You've had it on tap? Jealous, the closest I've had to that ABV on tap was Dogfish 120 (which was 18%, I believe).
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Jun 2015, 14:55
Had a Rogue Chipotle Ale last night. It had a noticeable kick, but it was by no means overwhelming. Definitely worth trying.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 21 Jun 2015, 14:58
Got some more Spotted Cow today. I suppose I should branch out a bit, though; there's a large variety of beer brewed around here.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Jun 2015, 15:04
I'll be in Milwaukee for Thanksgiving, you better believe I'll have some Spotted Cow.

Btw, is it only Spotted Cow that can't be sold out of Wisconsin or is it all New Glarus beers?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 21 Jun 2015, 21:24
All New Glarus.

Spotted cow is their most popular, but if you get a chance, definitely try some of their other beers. Moon man is very good, and they make some great lambics.

If you pass through Chicago on your way to WI, stop and see if you can get Small town 19% on tap. I don't think it is consistently available, I had it around a year ago at Headquarters.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Jun 2015, 04:12
Well I'll be flying, but I definitely plan on visiting Chicago someday.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 03 Jul 2015, 19:36
Decided to try a different beer this time. It's pretty good.

(http://i.imgur.com/7jQAQEU.jpg?2)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: 94ssd on 05 Jul 2015, 17:54
It's been an interesting couple weeks in beer drinking for me, because in that time I've had the worst fucking beer I've ever tasted in my entire life.

(http://s4.postimg.org/dkhdaoyy5/appleshit.jpg)

And the best

(http://s29.postimg.org/mwn3p14jb/turtleisland.jpg)

(Turtle Island, a milk stout from AMB (http://appalachianmountainbrewery.com/).)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Jul 2015, 07:06
Went to four breweries yesterday: St. Boniface, Lancaster, Spring House and Sly Fox. Sampled a lot of beer. But even more than that, I realized something. As recently as a year ago or so? I was a huge hophead, IPAs were my jam. They were my #1 and it wasn't even close. Do I still enjoy a good double IPA? Of course! But IPAs aren't even in my top 3 anymore. Stouts have taken up the top spot, followed by barleywines and Belgian Tripels/Quads.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: 94ssd on 12 Jul 2015, 19:06
Went to four breweries yesterday: St. Boniface, Lancaster, Spring House and Sly Fox. Sampled a lot of beer. But even more than that, I realized something. As recently as a year ago or so? I was a huge hophead, IPAs were my jam. They were my #1 and it wasn't even close. Do I still enjoy a good double IPA? Of course! But IPAs aren't even in my top 3 anymore. Stouts have taken up the top spot, followed by barleywines and Belgian Tripels/Quads.

In my limited time since my alcohol options have expanded past asking a friend whose going to the store before a party if they can get me something, I've discovered that I only really seem to enjoy the flavor of stouts and porters. Does that make me a snob?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Jul 2015, 08:49
No? It means you know what you like.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 06 Aug 2015, 18:48
In honor of today being India Pale Ale Day, I'm drinking an Abita Seersucker Summer Pilsner.

...

I just found out about it being IPA Day, okay? I haven't had many pilsners before and I've tried a the IPAs they were selling before, okay?

It's not bad. Not bad at all. Tasty.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Aug 2015, 23:08
Had a Dragon's Milk by New Holland. Nothing beats a bourbon aged stout.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Sep 2015, 19:33
(https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t34.0-12/11992435_1073340099357917_420067149_n.jpg?oh=f438f0b230a71b662d1a21ad53d8b687&oe=55E84BE2)

Tasty, but not really worth what this four pack cost me.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 01 Sep 2015, 19:48
I have no photos, but Mystery Romp, by Crooked Letter Brewing Company was the first porter I ever drank, and it was the weirdest fucking thing that I liked, but at the same time, didn't know what to think of.

It tasted closer to a watered-down cappucino than any beer I've ever had, but I mean that in a positive way, because the only cappucinos I've ever had were from Starbucks and could only have been improved by adding other liquids.

 I liked it, I might add one to the sample box I'll be selecting when I'm in town tomorrow. Definitely adding a hefeweizen, I've never had one of those, either, try a lager, a few other types of brews I've never tried. The place I found is very into local stuff, might get a 6-pack of the city's beer, a single bottle if that's available for the sample. I'm branching out; I know I like an IPA, I've tried probably a dozen different brands, but I'm inexperienced with most other types of beer to the point I've only tried, I think, one stout, and definitely only one porter.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Sep 2015, 20:13
I wonder if I would've liked this more a year or so ago when I was still into IPAs. I mean, I still like IPAs, but they've gone from my favorite to like...fourth (after stouts, barleywines and Belgians/Belgian-style tripels and quads).
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 02 Sep 2015, 23:38
Tonight, I sampled this:
(https://d1c8v1qci5en44.cloudfront.net/photo/2015_06_22/fa0142665381da663c0de20252ac04dc_320x320.jpg)

It was not un-enjoyable, but what the fuck, there is so much banana and so little else. I like banana, more than I probably should, I am not complaining, but what else was I supposed to taste? Tomorrow, I try a different hefeweizen, similarly local because for some reason, that's what the place I've found sells.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Sep 2015, 04:57
I have acquired a six-pack of Shiner Prickly Pear. I know nothing about it beyond the fact that it's Shiner and seasonal (and would assume it tastes like pear), but given that I've never met a Shiner product I disagreed with, I anticipate dinner greatly.

I've had this and gotten their Ruby Red beer. They're both pretty good.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Sep 2015, 05:17
I had their Holiday Cheer last winter. I think it was made with peaches and pecans. Tasty stuff.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: doombilly on 12 Sep 2015, 11:58
Boise has some great beers.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: 94ssd on 14 Sep 2015, 17:30
Y'know, people litter a lot near my apartment unfortunately. Just something you have to deal with living in a downtown area. The fact that the litter usually comprised of Natty Lights and Keystone probably says something about people who drink those.

Unrelated news, a new brewery opened recently. Which makes 3 in town and 5 in the county. Unfortunately I missed the chance for free samples because of le ulcer, but I look forward to trying it out after Thursday when I am finally released from my bonds (presumably, I feel much better, but I still have to sit through the GI appointment).
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 15 Sep 2015, 21:09
The fact that the litter usually comprised of Natty Lights and Keystone probably says something about people who drink those.

See, I do have opinions on people who prefer what I call 'gas station beer,' but then, my opinion is stupid because for fuck's sake, I do enjoy a good Coor's Light from time to time when I can't afford better. It's nutty, dammit, and for no other reason, because I recall that Diggnation approved it at a time when I could not drink and only experienced intoxication through the lens of Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht once a week.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: 94ssd on 16 Sep 2015, 16:32
So a store that's near my apartment carries a mixed six-pack featuring beers from six different NC breweries. I have bought one with the intention of expanding my horizons. Although I am sure drinking one tonight wouldn't hurt anything, I'm going to be a good boy and wait until tomorrow's GI appointment. My two weeks of mandatory sobriety (and also mandatory eating starches for every meal until I want to die, but that's unrelated to this thread) is near an end.

First up will be Weeping Willow Wit from Mother Earth Brewing, Kinston, NC.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 17 Sep 2015, 19:26
I flipping love variety packs of beer, especially of the 'build-your-own variety.' I wish I could find more places that did that. While the one I've located has a fairly fantastic selection of beer brewed in this bassackward Southern state, all that means is that I have to go back a third time before I've sampled their entire catalogue.

Also, dude, good on you for doing what the doctor says. I worked in a clinic doing data entry to aid the transition to online medical records, and I am aware of things now that can happen from ignoring doctors' advice. This bassackward southern state has terrible health issues because people don't effing listen to the people who went to school for this/know more than grandma, who smoked a pack a day and lived to 97.

Sorry, that was supposed to be congratulations and happy drinking, because you posted that yesterday
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: 94ssd on 19 Sep 2015, 15:02
Thoughts on Weeping Willow Wit: The bottle set very high expectations, promising 'summertime in a glass.' But what I got was something that didn't taste especially different from other pale ales. I was especially underwhelmed by the bitter orange flavor that I was promised not coming through. Overall, it was good, but in my (admittedly very young and uncultured) opinion, not special.

Next up in the local six-pack is the milk stout from Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery (whose logo, (http://12southtaproom.com/wp-content/uploads/duck-rabbit.jpg) incidentally, actually looks like both a duck and a rabbit) in Farmville, NC. Milk Stouts are my favorite, and this one is no exception, perfect level of sweetness.

Also, dude, good on you for doing what the doctor says. I worked in a clinic doing data entry to aid the transition to online medical records, and I am aware of things now that can happen from ignoring doctors' advice.

I mean it seems like one day shouldn't make a difference, but I was given a medicine with a very specific 14-day course of treatment. That amount of time could have been made up or it could have been created by pharmaceutical scientists for a specific reason, and I didn't really feel like taking that bet.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 29 Sep 2015, 21:58
There are too many pumpkin beers.  Some are quite good, some are awful, several are sweet, and some are overly spiced.  Du Claw 31 (I tried it last year, didn't even see it this year) reminded me of nothing more than cough syrup, way too sweet with an aftertaste that was just nasty.  Blockhouse pumpkin (out of Pittsburgh) is a bit too cinnamonny, you don't smell anything else, and it takes over the finish, but otherwise it's an enjoyable brew.  Penn Brewery Pumpkin Roll (also out of Pittsburgh) tastes like somebody cut up last year's jack-o-lanterns and tossed them into the vat  :-P. 

The pumpkin shandies are really quite good, though.  I've tried Jack-O-Traveler and Leinenkugel's Harvest Patch (good luck finding the latter, it went fast).  Like any good shandy they were light and refreshing, not heavy, but a nice hint of pumpkin and spices.  PumpKick from New Belgium is also well spiced, but a little heavier than the shandies and a bit on the sweet side. 

But my favorite so far is Lancaster's Baked Pumpkin ale.  It's damn near perfectly balanced, not too sweet, lightly spiced mainly with nutmeg, with a vanilla finish that gives the effect of pumpkin pie a-la-mode. 

I want to try Dogfishhead's Punkin, but it wasn't available at the tastings I've been visiting.  And I don't have the scratch for it or PumpKing (we sell that one at $85 a case). 

On a different note, I finally tried not-your-father's root beer (the 5.9 ABV version).  Initially, yes, it tasted exactly like root beer.  But it was from a can (the brewery ran out of bottles and started canning instead) and the aftertaste was pretty awful - I think there's anise in it, which I despise, and there's some other foul, bitter taste that lingers a bit too long. 

Maybe it's the aluminum...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 30 Sep 2015, 13:25
Maybe it's the aluminum...

Very possibly.

I dunno about aluminum being especially foul and bitter, but I've recently realized it's got SOME effect on the taste. I'd have argued until a few weeks ago that was people making shit up, but I've come around. Did some testing, got a couple of Coors Light, which I consider the best of the gas station beers, glass bottle and aluminum can, drank them back to back, and I'm convinced now. Not the greatest of beer, but hella better than most the rest cheap beer around here, at least when it's in a glass bottle. Aluminum can seemed to wreck that, brought it down to just another, different of course, but no better than a Budweiser.

Before anyone brings up accusations of sloppy science, I did this twice, first time starting with the glass bottle, the second time starting with the aluminum can. Multiple trials. I couldn't bring in other people to corroborate my results, but I know what I found was true for me personally, and given this is subjective, I think that's unimportant.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: TRVA123 on 30 Sep 2015, 19:55
They've actually found in studies that it is the weight of the bottle, it makes it seem more important. Its like if you're drinking out of a heavier glass vs. a light glass.

Although I would agree that canned beer will taste different from bottled beer. Bottles will let some light in, which can change the flavor of the beer.

I'm not saying one is better or worse than the other, just that there is both a psychological factor and a chemical factor.

i think one of the best pumpkin beers is from Lakefront, their barrel aged pumpkin is amazing.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Sep 2015, 20:03
My favorites are The Greater Pumpkin by Heavy Seas (which is bourbon aged) and Warlock by Southern Tier (a pumpkin stout).

Dogfish's Punkin is solid, but I haven't had it in years.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 01 Oct 2015, 06:35
Really, the way to do it is a double-blind test, with the beers poured into glasses.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Oct 2015, 06:49
Preferably not with Coors Light.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 04 Oct 2015, 19:10
Preferably not with Coors Light.

Listen, dude, I know it's not good. It's just better than fucking budweiser. It's tastier than Michelob Ultra, the beer I just sampled tonight on my aunt's urging.

Don't judge me. I can't afford all the good beer I want, and I'm stuck in a place without a decent fucking bar. The closest one's main claim to fame is that it's the cheap strip club where a major meth syndicate in a nearby state capital got its start.

I came here to review Michelob Ultra as being fairly fucking tasteless. It has that in common with Bud, and Bud Lite. At least Coors Light has that weird nutty flavor, when it's from a glass, anyway.

Also, the 'weight of the container' theory's off, because I had a 12 oz. bottle and a 24 oz. can. Giving value to the heavier, the aluminum can should have won, despite the lesser flavors.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Oct 2015, 19:25
I'm judging the beer, not you for drinking it.

I had a Coors Light the other day (someone on the train gave me one). It wasn't good, but I'd had a few good beers already so I didn't particularly care. Also, if it's cold enough, it's not really bad, either.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 04 Oct 2015, 19:34
it's not really bad, either.

Ultimately, that's about what I can say about it. It's definitely not good, but compared to the rest of what I call 'gas station beers,' it's decent.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 05 Oct 2015, 04:57
You removed the important first half. It has to be really cold to be not bad.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 05 Oct 2015, 18:27
Abita Strawgator:

The fuck, bro. It's delicious, but it tastes nothing like their Andygator, the other doppelbock they make. So much with the strawberry. This is amazing. Not my usual, I like the bite in Andygator, which is why I got this, but there's none of that here, just a rush of strawberry.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: chaospersonified on 05 Oct 2015, 18:31
Yeah, it's tasty, but way too berry-flavored. It's too much like carbonated strawberry kool-aid witg 8% alcohol. Will  enjoy tonight. Will not buy again
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Oct 2015, 18:45
(http://enjoyby.stonebrewing.com/sites/default/files/styles/beer_bottle__650px_tall_/public/releases/EnjoyBy_10-31.png?itok=IJd1E9Ej)

My first Enjoy By! I really like it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 29 Oct 2015, 19:39
I tripped tonight while restocking the cooler.  The only casualty was a case of pint cans of Genessee.  Two burst, the rest are seriously dented. 



I smell like cheap beer...
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: 94ssd on 29 Oct 2015, 20:35
I tripped tonight while restocking the cooler.  The only casualty was a case of pint cans of Genessee.  Two burst, the rest are seriously dented. 



I smell like cheap beer...

So you had no choice but to take the dented cans since they can't be sold, right?
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Carl-E on 07 Nov 2015, 13:42
We tried returning it to the distributor for damage, to get a replacement. 

The distributor's rep looked at it on his weekly stop, and sent two cans to replace the empties. 

I slipped them into the plastic holders and turned the rest so the dents were on the interior...

It's in the cooler, waiting for the next customer who wants Genny pounders. 



Ah, retail...    :roll:
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: explicit on 22 Dec 2015, 15:20
I had the new Guinness IPA today. I'm not sure how to feel about it. It tastes halfway between a stout and an IPA and I think my mouth is confused.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Dec 2015, 18:09
I tried Guinness Blonde, and that was...not bad. Nothing special. I guess I'd try the IPA but I'm not gonna go out of my way to try it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: explicit on 22 Dec 2015, 19:50
I enjoyed it more the more that I drank it. It's smoother than other IPAs, though it does have an aftertaste I'm not used too
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Feb 2016, 16:08
Just saw that. I tried the Nitro IPA on NYE and couldn't get more than a few sips in. Possibly the worst tasting beer I've ever had. In better news...

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12744245_1171484662876793_213378024873486670_n.jpg?oh=aa6b44b081dd03bdba58d8f6eb57be60&oe=5728BB86)

IT'S PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME! (So much better than it has any right to be)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Blue Kitty on 16 Feb 2016, 16:31
Still one of my favorite beers
(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll268/Coheedowns1985/PhotoHut/DSCN0370.jpg)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Feb 2016, 16:33
Nice.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Grognard on 18 Feb 2016, 20:33
that looks 2 b very Yummy.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: UniqueNewYork on 21 Feb 2016, 15:27
Blue Moon First Peach Ale. Holy shit.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Feb 2016, 18:38
Ha, yeah? Blue Moon's seasonals are usually solid but I don't think I've ever been wowed by one. I'll have to find it.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: UniqueNewYork on 21 Feb 2016, 19:01
You should also try their Cinnamon Horchata Ale.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: bhtooefr on 21 Feb 2016, 19:02
Cinnamon Horchata Ale? This sounds relevant to my interests.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Feb 2016, 19:03
I've tried that, actually!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 21 Feb 2016, 19:10
You should also try their Cinnamon Horchata Ale.
This is off-topic to this thread, but I'm curious what the data shown in your avatar is.


And, um. Beer. Yes.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Le Lily Vert on 26 Feb 2016, 01:40
Blue Moon First Peach Ale. Holy shit.

Peach Ale? good lord. have never tried peach ale before
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Nov 2016, 21:07
(https://untappd.akamaized.net/photo/2016_11_23/4b9afc4f8abad03a35ad519ac0f2a4f3_raw.jpg)

Dogfish Head World Wide Stout - 18% ABV. Tasty stuff.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: doombilly on 02 Dec 2016, 07:06
So I'm playing every 3rd Saturday at this place. I get free beer while I'm there and a free growler refill.
http://bellabrewing.com/
In other non-beer news, I'm so glad to have just given up promoting shows and trying to get into the "A List" venues.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Dec 2016, 07:27
If you weren't over two thousand miles away I'd ask if you needed a drummer.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: doombilly on 04 Dec 2016, 05:04
Super Like. Heh, i have two regular shows a month. One pays in sandwiches and beer, the other in beer and beer!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 22 Mar 2017, 10:28
What a shitty beer.  :clairedoge: (http://www.wkow.com/story/34949654/2017/03/Sunday/madison-metropolitan-sewerage-district-unveils-beer-brewed-with-treated-waste-water)
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: cesium133 on 27 Apr 2018, 18:49
(https://imgur.com/AVnUoSC.jpg)

Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator! It's got electrolytes!
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Method of Madness on 02 May 2018, 05:14
(https://ellicottvillebrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cac-1.png)

Took a risk and picked up a four pack of this last night, tried one. Risk paid off, it was very tasty. Just the right amount of apple and sweetness, neither were overpowering.
Title: Re: The Big Fat Beer Thread
Post by: Grognard on 30 Jul 2018, 19:55
so I tried some beer while in Germany.  Overall, much better than 95% of what I've had here.

favorites:
Berliner Kindl Weisse.  just really really GOOD.  had three in one evening setting. 
Most beer in one setting for me in several years.

Augustiner Hell.  MUCH better than Yuengling. 
Best of all: it was COLD, and I had hiked nearly 9 miles thru Munich that day.

Radeberger Pils.  Good and mellow.  Put me right out.