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Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on April 22, 2010, 04:17:34 PM
Just started drinking a stout brewed by Goose Island.  Bourbon County Stout to be exact.  It is Delicious.  It's beer and bourbon mixed together people.  It also has 13% alcohol but is an ass kicker on the calories.  475 is a ton but I'm not a lard ass so it doesn't bother me.  :drink: (ftp://:drink:)

Might go well with the slop that the wierdrobert clan has been cooking..
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Jeffy on April 22, 2010, 04:41:18 PM
Calories aren't a big deal with real beers like that.  They aren't chugging/bonging/ponging beers.  Save the pisswater american beer for that.  There is an actual enjoyment factor that goes with high-end beers that just doesn't exist with regular horse piss.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on April 22, 2010, 04:44:59 PM
Just started drinking a stout brewed by Goose Island.  Bourbon County Stout to be exact.  It is Delicious.  It's beer and bourbon mixed together people.  It also has 13% alcohol but is an ass kicker on the calories.  475 is a ton but I'm not a lard ass so it doesn't bother me.  :drink: (ftp://:drink:)

Might go well with the slop that the wierdrobert clan has been cooking..

Where did you buy it?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on April 22, 2010, 04:49:20 PM
Just started drinking a stout brewed by Goose Island.  Bourbon County Stout to be exact.  It is Delicious.  It's beer and bourbon mixed together people.  It also has 13% alcohol but is an ass kicker on the calories.  475 is a ton but I'm not a lard ass so it doesn't bother me.  :drink: (ftp://:drink:)

Might go well with the slop that the wierdrobert clan has been cooking..

Where did you buy it?

Lukas liquors in O.P.   

Totally agree with you Jeff.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on April 22, 2010, 04:51:53 PM
Calories aren't a big deal with real beers like that.  They aren't chugging/bonging/ponging beers.  Save the pisswater american beer for that.  There is an actual enjoyment factor that goes with high-end beers that just doesn't exist with regular horse piss.

Ya wanna guess where Goose Island is brewed?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on April 22, 2010, 04:57:31 PM
Calories aren't a big deal with real beers like that.  They aren't chugging/bonging/ponging beers.  Save the pisswater american beer for that.  There is an actual enjoyment factor that goes with high-end beers that just doesn't exist with regular horse piss.

Ya wanna guess where Goose Island is brewed?

I don't know....maybe on Goose Island??? :dunno:


Pfft. :lol:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on April 22, 2010, 05:04:25 PM
Calories aren't a big deal with real beers like that.  They aren't chugging/bonging/ponging beers.  Save the pisswater american beer for that.  There is an actual enjoyment factor that goes with high-end beers that just doesn't exist with regular horse piss.

Ya wanna guess where Goose Island is brewed?

Chicago but I know what he meant..
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: KITNfury on April 22, 2010, 05:46:22 PM
Goose Island Oatmeal Stout is one of my favorites, and possible my very favorite. Awesome stuff.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: krazykat on April 22, 2010, 06:07:53 PM
 :drink:

(http://www.dailyhops.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/ofallon-smoke-porter.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 22, 2010, 06:16:10 PM
beer....the drink of a true downgrade.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on April 22, 2010, 06:24:56 PM
beer....the drink of a true downgrade.

Ughm, it has bourbon in it too..  :rolleyes: (ftp://:rolleyes:)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pike on April 22, 2010, 06:29:21 PM
Love slamming beers. Natty Light  :love:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on April 22, 2010, 06:48:48 PM
Expensive
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on April 22, 2010, 06:53:56 PM
beer....the drink of a true downgrade.

Clams only drinks the hard stuff.  Like ginger beer.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on April 22, 2010, 07:53:08 PM
Anyone here been into the Tallgrass Brewing? They just stopped brewing the wheat altogether, which is awesome, because that was by far the worst one. I guess they're starting a new one in the next couple of weeks. Tons of hops. Count me in.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 22, 2010, 07:55:21 PM
Anyone here been into the Tallgrass Brewing? They just stopped brewing the wheat altogether, which is awesome, because that was by far the worst one. I guess they're starting a new one in the next couple of weeks. Tons of hops. Count me in.  :cheers:
lol, they are garbage.  Sorry manhattanites.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pike on April 22, 2010, 07:56:36 PM
Tallgrass is nasty crap
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 22, 2010, 07:57:11 PM
Beers of the week (SBG edition):

New Belgium Ranger IPA
Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout
Ommegang Abbey Ale (always on the beers of the week)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: ChiCat on April 22, 2010, 08:16:19 PM
:drink:

(http://www.dailyhops.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/ofallon-smoke-porter.jpg)
  I'll be in O'Fallon in a month or so, will have to try it.

Is the Goose Island stuff sold in 6 packs or is it one of those giant bottle beers
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on April 22, 2010, 08:46:16 PM
:drink:

(http://www.dailyhops.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/ofallon-smoke-porter.jpg)
  I'll be in O'Fallon in a month or so, will have to try it.

Is the Goose Island stuff sold in 6 packs or is it one of those giant bottle beers

You can get the giant or it comes in a 4 pack (12 oz).  Cire is right, $19 for a four pack.  Worth it though.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 22, 2010, 08:49:35 PM
Blind Tiger "Smokey the Beer"

:)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on April 22, 2010, 08:59:32 PM
Blind Tiger "Smokey the Beer"

:)

I haven't gotten to experience Blind Tiger as a 21 year old. Worth the drive?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on April 22, 2010, 09:13:59 PM
anyone else here think boddingtons tastes like a peanut butter jelly sandwich (light on pb heavy on apple jelly)?   it does you know
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on April 22, 2010, 10:05:57 PM
Love slamming beers. Natty Light  :love:

some day you'll grow up.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on April 23, 2010, 01:29:32 AM
:drink:

(http://www.dailyhops.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/ofallon-smoke-porter.jpg)
  I'll be in O'Fallon in a month or so, will have to try it.

Is the Goose Island stuff sold in 6 packs or is it one of those giant bottle beers

You can get the giant or it comes in a 4 pack (12 oz).  Cire is right, $19 for a four pack.  Worth it though.

$5 beers?  Buncha high falootin' dudes in this thread.  You guys gonna compare stock portfolios or measure dicks next?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 23, 2010, 07:34:52 AM
anyone else here think boddingtons tastes like a peanut butter jelly sandwich (light on pb heavy on apple jelly)?   it does you know
No. I don't get that.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 23, 2010, 07:36:06 AM
Blind Tiger "Smokey the Beer"

:)


I haven't gotten to experience Blind Tiger as a 21 year old. Worth the drive?
I live in Topeka and it's barely worth the drive.  They have some decent brews but overall nothing great imo. 

My suggestion, go to Northstar steakhouse. They are owned by blind tiger so they have a bunch of their brews on tap, and much better food.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 23, 2010, 07:40:50 AM
I drank, like, 6 bud lights last night 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 23, 2010, 07:53:45 AM
^wastoid
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Pexikan on April 23, 2010, 08:00:49 AM
Chicat and I need to replace our empty keg.. .this time around I'm open to suggestions.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 23, 2010, 08:13:41 AM
Chicat and I need to replace our empty keg.. .this time around I'm open to suggestions.

bud light
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: KITNfury on April 23, 2010, 08:31:47 AM
Anyone here been into the Tallgrass Brewing? They just stopped brewing the wheat altogether, which is awesome, because that was by far the worst one. I guess they're starting a new one in the next couple of weeks. Tons of hops. Count me in.  :cheers:
lol, they are garbage.  Sorry manhattanites.
I agree with you for the most part, hopefully they get better though. I do like their stout, I think it's called "Buffalo Sweat". Anyway, it's not too bad. I don't really like the rest of their stuff although have not had their IPA.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kougar24 on April 23, 2010, 08:47:23 AM
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Just picked some up last week, and it is delicious.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 23, 2010, 09:09:29 AM
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Just picked some up Heineken last week, and it is delicious.
FYP!!!! :lol:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 23, 2010, 09:21:09 AM
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Just picked some up last week, and it is delicious.
better than mighty arrow, worse?  is it too hoppy?  i'm sick of beers guys throwing 500 pounds of hops in a beer and saying it tastes good. no, it doesn't taste good, it tastes like hops.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on April 23, 2010, 09:37:00 AM
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Just picked some up last week, and it is delicious.
better than mighty arrow, worse?  is it too hoppy?  i'm sick of beers guys throwing 500 pounds of hops in a beer and saying it tastes good. no, it doesn't taste good, it tastes like hops.

look who came down from his tower!  :pbj:


Beers of the week (SBG edition):

Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout


more like beer of the ever. if its on tap its tough to beat.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 23, 2010, 09:38:36 AM
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Just picked some up last week, and it is delicious.
better than mighty arrow, worse?  is it too hoppy?  i'm sick of beers guys throwing 500 pounds of hops in a beer and saying it tastes good. no, it doesn't taste good, it tastes like hops.
It's hoppier than MA, but not too hoppy.  Not as hoppy as the ska brewing ipa. :)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 23, 2010, 09:41:46 AM
HINT:

(http://www.united-nations-of-beer.com/images/calories-in-bud-light-21143267.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on April 23, 2010, 09:48:29 AM
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Just picked some up last week, and it is delicious.
better than mighty arrow, worse?  is it too hoppy?  i'm sick of beers guys throwing 500 pounds of hops in a beer and saying it tastes good. no, it doesn't taste good, it tastes like hops.
It's hoppier than MA, but not too hoppy.  Not as hoppy as the ska brewing ipa. :)

yeah, hops alone aren't good enough for me and those smokey beers almost make me gag. that's the only kind of beer that i just can't drink. fav beers are the citrus kind of ipa's. the odells ipa is amazing. just incredible.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 23, 2010, 09:52:56 AM
Finished the Mexican mini-tour at old chicago last night. Not sure why people like mexican beer.  Most of it is garbage. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dugout DickStone on April 23, 2010, 09:55:40 AM
Would one of you dudes go to the liquor store for me?  I have a $20 and you can keep the change.   :pray:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on April 23, 2010, 10:45:29 AM
Anyone here been into the Tallgrass Brewing? They just stopped brewing the wheat altogether, which is awesome, because that was by far the worst one. I guess they're starting a new one in the next couple of weeks. Tons of hops. Count me in.  :cheers:
lol, they are garbage.  Sorry manhattanites.
I agree with you for the most part, hopefully they get better though. I do like their stout, I think it's called "Buffalo Sweat". Anyway, it's not too bad. I don't really like the rest of their stuff although have not had their IPA.

I like the Buffalo Sweat, but I can only have about two before I'm full for the night. The IPA is my favorite from Tallgrass. Pretty inconsistent, but everyone who I've talked to that likes pales has enjoyed it. At least, until this board.....
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 23, 2010, 10:51:50 AM
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Just picked some up last week, and it is delicious.
better than mighty arrow, worse?  is it too hoppy?  i'm sick of beers guys throwing 500 pounds of hops in a beer and saying it tastes good. no, it doesn't taste good, it tastes like hops.

look who came down from his tower!  :pbj:
it's friday bro!

i like to have a couple of Del Tremens too.  i convinced pete and trim to try it at our BlankBurgerPAK and pete did not like, trim did not like.  i got to drink Pete's beer for him.  lewser.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: KITNfury on April 23, 2010, 11:49:48 AM
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Just picked some up last week, and it is delicious.
better than mighty arrow, worse?  is it too hoppy?  i'm sick of beers guys throwing 500 pounds of hops in a beer and saying it tastes good. no, it doesn't taste good, it tastes like hops.
It's hoppier than MA, but not too hoppy.  Not as hoppy as the ska brewing ipa. :)

yeah, hops alone aren't good enough for me and those smokey beers almost make me gag. that's the only kind of beer that i just can't drink. fav beers are the citrus kind of ipa's. the odells ipa is amazing. just incredible.
Never had Odells, will look for it when I get a job and can throw dollar bills at beer like they wuz strippers. Favorite IPA to date is still Sierra Nevada IPA. It's tough to beat that.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: mcmwcat on April 23, 2010, 12:04:03 PM
most of what new belgium does is good

newcastle is lovely

i'll drink any dunkelweizen i can get in the states.  rarely found here
(http://www.germanbeerinstitute.com/images/Erdinger_dunkel.jpg)










Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 23, 2010, 12:34:50 PM
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Just picked some up last week, and it is delicious.
better than mighty arrow, worse?  is it too hoppy?  i'm sick of beers guys throwing 500 pounds of hops in a beer and saying it tastes good. no, it doesn't taste good, it tastes like hops.

look who came down from his tower!  :pbj:
it's friday bro!

i like to have a couple of Del Tremens too.  i convinced pete and trim to try it at our BlankBurgerPAK and pete did not like, trim did not like.  i got to drink Pete's beer for him.  lewser.

Del Tremz is tremendous.  Outstanding brew. Love the bottle.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on April 23, 2010, 01:10:11 PM
most of what new belgium does is good

newcastle is lovely

i'll drink any dunkelweizen i can get in the states.  rarely found here
(http://www.germanbeerinstitute.com/images/Erdinger_dunkel.jpg)












1554 =  :love: + :cheers:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Brock Landers on April 23, 2010, 01:28:06 PM
Love slamming beers. Natty Light  :love:

some day you'll grow up.


Hey now, Natty Lite has a purpose in life.  It's the beer that gets you through high school and/or college.  Then when you grow up it's the beer that's nice to down a couple of them real quick to cool off after you've mowed your yard or something.

The other quality beers mentioned on here definitely aren't for slamming.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on April 23, 2010, 01:41:04 PM
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Just picked some up last week, and it is delicious.
better than mighty arrow, worse?  is it too hoppy?  i'm sick of beers guys throwing 500 pounds of hops in a beer and saying it tastes good. no, it doesn't taste good, it tastes like hops.
It's hoppier than MA, but not too hoppy.  Not as hoppy as the ska brewing ipa. :)

yeah, hops alone aren't good enough for me and those smokey beers almost make me gag. that's the only kind of beer that i just can't drink. fav beers are the citrus kind of ipa's. the odells ipa is amazing. just incredible.
Never had Odells, will look for it when I get a job and can throw dollar bills at beer like they wuz strippers. Favorite IPA to date is still Sierra Nevada IPA. It's tough to beat that.

not too tough in the world of IPA. Sierra Nevada has a pretty decent one, but its not some invention of genius. Odell's definitely qualifies. Odell's in general is delicious.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 23, 2010, 01:43:37 PM
visited O'Dell's brewery when I was in CO for the Great American Beer Festival.  those guys are super cool and they run a great brewery, one of pc's favs.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: chum1 on April 23, 2010, 01:54:03 PM
visited O'Dell's brewery when I was in CO for the Great American Beer Festival.  those guys are super cool and they run a great brewery, one of pc's favs.

Another reason Ft Collins is great.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 23, 2010, 02:05:11 PM
Odells 90 shilling!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: KITNfury on April 23, 2010, 03:27:31 PM
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Just picked some up last week, and it is delicious.
better than mighty arrow, worse?  is it too hoppy?  i'm sick of beers guys throwing 500 pounds of hops in a beer and saying it tastes good. no, it doesn't taste good, it tastes like hops.
It's hoppier than MA, but not too hoppy.  Not as hoppy as the ska brewing ipa. :)

yeah, hops alone aren't good enough for me and those smokey beers almost make me gag. that's the only kind of beer that i just can't drink. fav beers are the citrus kind of ipa's. the odells ipa is amazing. just incredible.
Never had Odells, will look for it when I get a job and can throw dollar bills at beer like they wuz strippers. Favorite IPA to date is still Sierra Nevada IPA. It's tough to beat that.

not too tough in the world of IPA. Sierra Nevada has a pretty decent one, but its not some invention of genius. Odell's definitely qualifies. Odell's in general is delicious.

The Dude's line

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsogswrH6ck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsogswrH6ck)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on April 23, 2010, 03:58:37 PM

The Dude's line

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsogswrH6ck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsogswrH6ck)

I have absolutely no rebuttal when it comes from The Dude. Well played, sir.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on April 23, 2010, 04:10:42 PM
IPA is fracking disgusting.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: KITNfury on April 23, 2010, 06:05:31 PM
IPA is fracking disgusting.
Just realized how much you suck.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on April 23, 2010, 06:42:58 PM
IPA is generally good beer, but it seems as though it is the "in" beer for guys that want to sound cool for drinking a certain type of beer. 

Guy 1: Wanna beer?

Guy 2: Bro, this beer is ok but I've got a bomber of HopSlam at home.  It kicks this beers ass, MOTHERFUCKING HOPSLAM BABY!  YEAHH!!!!!

Guy 1:  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on April 23, 2010, 09:12:36 PM
IPA is fracking disgusting.
Just realized how much you suck.

Do you enjoy your IPA with Burnt Pine Needles?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on April 23, 2010, 09:57:33 PM
IPA is fracking disgusting.
Just realized how much you suck.

Do you enjoy your IPA with Burnt Pine Needles?

No, that's how I enjoy gin.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on April 23, 2010, 10:05:18 PM
Gin tastes like fresh pine needles nOOb.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on April 23, 2010, 10:06:36 PM
Lol. Touche.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on April 24, 2010, 12:05:18 PM
O'dell was the first IPA I tried.  Still one of my favorites. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on April 24, 2010, 12:08:22 PM
If you haven't already, don't try any more ever.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on April 24, 2010, 05:15:46 PM
If you haven't already, don't try any more ever.

I've tried a lot of them.  The summer before last I lived right by probably the greatest liquor store in the world.(Global Wine & Spirits:World of Beers on 37th and Woodlawn in ITC), they had singles of over 1000 brews and I probably tried half of them over the 1.5 years I lived there.  Odell is still IMO the highest quality IPA out there, as far as regular beers go.  I'm not talking like Double-Wide or anything.  I like IPA's but I'm not going to session with them.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: tdaver on April 24, 2010, 06:07:05 PM
The summer before last I lived right by probably the greatest liquor store in the world.(Global Wine & Spirits:World of Beers on 37th and Woodlawn in ITC), they had singles of over 1000 brews and I probably tried half of them over the 1.5 years I lived there.

Just stopped by there a couple hours ago because of this thread.  Got these six:

Left Hand - Milk Stout and Haystack Wheat
New Belgium - Abbey and Trippel
Odell - Levity and Easty Street Wheat  

Can't decide what to try first.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 10:30:51 AM
My favorite beer season is coming up soon. Oktoberfest? More like HOPtoberfest!! LMAO! :lol:

Anyways,

Looking forward to Southern Tier Brewery Pumking ale and Chocolate Stout.
Still got 2 bottles of my Chimay gift pack sitting in the fridge. ;)
Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi and Decedant Imperial ale.  :love:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 10:31:53 AM
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Just picked some up last week, and it is delicious.
better than mighty arrow, worse?  is it too hoppy?  i'm sick of beers guys throwing 500 pounds of hops in a beer and saying it tastes good. no, it doesn't taste good, it tastes like hops.

look who came down from his tower!  :pbj:
it's friday bro!

i like to have a couple of Del Tremens too.  i convinced pete and trim to try it at our BlankBurgerPAK and pete did not like, trim did not like.  i got to drink Pete's beer for him.  lewser.

Del Tremens is fabulous.  Pricey thou.  I think there are better belgian ales out there.

Also, try the Delirium de Noël when you have a chance.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 24, 2010, 10:43:39 AM
I went through the phase where I thought I had to be super cool guy and drink the latest "cool beer".   Then I realized that the vast majority of those beers taste like complete ass. 

Also bitterly disappointed that not one f_cking place in KC had my "go to" Yuengling . . . in fact, most of the dumbasses had never even heard of it.

Albeit a certain elite poster on this board and I did enjoy a beer at lunch, which was much like a Stella, but it came from Blvd. as I recall.

If you truly want to spend more money and be assured you're actually getting a better tasting product, aim towards the various higher end whiskeys, bourbons and vodkas et. al.   

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 10:50:54 AM
I went through the phase where I thought I had to be super cool guy and drink the latest "cool beer".   Then I realized that the vast majority of those beers taste like complete ass. 

Also bitterly disappointed that not one f_cking place in KC had my "go to" Yuengling . . . in fact, most of the dumbasses had never even heard of it.

Albeit a certain elite poster on this board and I did enjoy a beer at lunch, which was much like a Stella, but it came from Blvd. as I recall.

If you truly want to spend more money and be assured you're actually getting a better tasting product, aim towards the various higher end whiskeys, bourbons and vodkas et. al.   


So you are pissed that Yuengling isn't distributed in Missouri or Kansas?  It's not like we don't have comparable brewing companies that distribute here.

It's true, some beer you spend more money on aren't worth it, but i've discovered many a brew that are.  I assume that is the same case with liquor.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 24, 2010, 10:59:37 AM
When you're in a place for a week Saul, there isn't time to trudge through the local "taste like ass" beers to find the ones you like. 

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AppleJack on August 24, 2010, 11:04:30 AM
Anchor Steam  :love:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 11:05:34 AM
When you're in a place for a week Saul, there isn't time to trudge through the local "taste like ass" beers to find the ones you like.  


If you find a style of beer you like it's pretty easy to find a quality beer.  It's not like stores only carry local brews, too.  Many of my favorite beers are brewed in New York, but are still carried here because they have a large enough distribution chain.

Do you remember any of the one's you tried that "taste like ass?"

Also, disagree w/ you. 1 week is plenty of time.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 11:05:50 AM
Anchor Steam  :love:
One of the first microbrews in the country.  Very good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 24, 2010, 11:12:04 AM
When you're in a place for a week Saul, there isn't time to trudge through the local "taste like ass" beers to find the ones you like.  


If you find a style of beer you like it's pretty easy to find a quality beer.  It's not like stores only carry local brews, too.  Many of my favorite beers are brewed in New York, but are still carried here because they have a large enough distribution chain.

Do you remember any of the one's you tried that "taste like ass?"

Also, disagree w/ you. 1 week is plenty of time.

Sorry Saul it isn't . . . unless you're a complete geek who wants to spend all the time while on "vacation" geeking out without other beer geeks about beer.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 11:16:40 AM
When you're in a place for a week Saul, there isn't time to trudge through the local "taste like ass" beers to find the ones you like. 


If you find a style of beer you like it's pretty easy to find a quality beer.  It's not like stores only carry local brews, too.  Many of my favorite beers are brewed in New York, but are still carried here because they have a large enough distribution chain.

Do you remember any of the one's you tried that "taste like ass?"

Also, disagree w/ you. 1 week is plenty of time.

Sorry Saul it isn't . . . unless you're a complete geek who wants to spend all the time while on "vacation" geeking out without other beer geeks about beer.
Stop at one liquor store in KCMO, stock up. Easy as that. You can customize six packs and pick up a few bombers.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 24, 2010, 11:18:59 AM
When you're in a place for a week Saul, there isn't time to trudge through the local "taste like ass" beers to find the ones you like. 


If you find a style of beer you like it's pretty easy to find a quality beer.  It's not like stores only carry local brews, too.  Many of my favorite beers are brewed in New York, but are still carried here because they have a large enough distribution chain.

Do you remember any of the one's you tried that "taste like ass?"

Also, disagree w/ you. 1 week is plenty of time.

Sorry Saul it isn't . . . unless you're a complete geek who wants to spend all the time while on "vacation" geeking out without other beer geeks about beer.
Stop at one liquor store in KCMO, stock up. Easy as that. You can customize six packs and pick up a few bombers.
Saul I can understand why you'd be into that . . . you live in Topeka, you need a hobby to numb the pain.

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 11:20:28 AM
When you're in a place for a week Saul, there isn't time to trudge through the local "taste like ass" beers to find the ones you like. 


If you find a style of beer you like it's pretty easy to find a quality beer.  It's not like stores only carry local brews, too.  Many of my favorite beers are brewed in New York, but are still carried here because they have a large enough distribution chain.

Do you remember any of the one's you tried that "taste like ass?"

Also, disagree w/ you. 1 week is plenty of time.

Sorry Saul it isn't . . . unless you're a complete geek who wants to spend all the time while on "vacation" geeking out without other beer geeks about beer.
Stop at one liquor store in KCMO, stock up. Easy as that. You can customize six packs and pick up a few bombers.
Saul I can understand why you'd be into that . . . you live in Topeka, you need a hobby to numb the pain.


I'm not the one drinking hard liquor, that stuff is pretty potent. :eek:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 24, 2010, 11:22:09 AM
There are men, and then there are boys Saul . . . I think you see the dividing line now.   :surprised:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 11:26:01 AM
There are men, and then there are boys Saul . . . I think you see the dividing line now.   :surprised:
So you need to get more drunk than me in a shorter period of time to avoid life.  I get it.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 24, 2010, 11:27:41 AM
There are men, and then there are boys Saul . . . I think you see the dividing line now.   :surprised:
So you need to get more drunk than me in a shorter period of time to avoid life.  I get it.

Who said anything about getting drunk?? 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on August 24, 2010, 11:29:42 AM
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Just picked some up last week, and it is delicious.
better than mighty arrow, worse?  is it too hoppy?  i'm sick of beers guys throwing 500 pounds of hops in a beer and saying it tastes good. no, it doesn't taste good, it tastes like hops.

look who came down from his tower!  :pbj:
it's friday bro!

i like to have a couple of Del Tremens too.  i convinced pete and trim to try it at our BlankBurgerPAK and pete did not like, trim did not like.  i got to drink Pete's beer for him.  lewser.

Del Tremens is fabulous.  Pricey thou.  I think there are better belgian ales out there.

Also, try the Delirium de Noël when you have a chance.
Have you tried the Del Nocturnum? I like it even better than the Tremens.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 11:59:25 AM
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Just picked some up last week, and it is delicious.
better than mighty arrow, worse?  is it too hoppy?  i'm sick of beers guys throwing 500 pounds of hops in a beer and saying it tastes good. no, it doesn't taste good, it tastes like hops.

look who came down from his tower!  :pbj:
it's friday bro!

i like to have a couple of Del Tremens too.  i convinced pete and trim to try it at our BlankBurgerPAK and pete did not like, trim did not like.  i got to drink Pete's beer for him.  lewser.

Del Tremens is fabulous.  Pricey thou.  I think there are better belgian ales out there.

Also, try the Delirium de Noël when you have a chance.
Have you tried the Del Nocturnum? I like it even better than the Tremens.
Haven't tried that one - it's always right next to Trem's thou. They are both kinda pricey...too much invested in the bottle perhaps? ;)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 24, 2010, 12:57:28 PM
Nocturnum is pretty good, probably a bit easier to drink than Tremens.  to me it seems more full bodied and less like alcoholic death juice (sorry for the poor choice for a descriptor, I just got back from vegas) than DT.


and JFC dax, it takes 2 minutes in any bar or liquor store in KC to realize it's a Boulevard Beer town and they are making so many different seasonals and special brews right now it's impossible not to find one to your liking... 

finally, while i enjoy Yuengling because it is cheap, i only enjoy it because it is cheap.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 24, 2010, 01:32:29 PM
Nocturnum is pretty good, probably a bit easier to drink than Tremens.  to me it seems more full bodied and less like alcoholic death juice (sorry for the poor choice for a descriptor, I just got back from vegas) than DT.


and JFC dax, it takes 2 minutes in any bar or liquor store in KC to realize it's a Boulevard Beer town and they are making so many different seasonals and special brews right now it's impossible not to find one to your liking... 

finally, while i enjoy Yuengling because it is cheap, i only enjoy it because it is cheap.

Who said I didn't find a Blvd I didn't like??   Where did I say that Yeungling wasn't cheap?  It is the "go to" beer, as in when I feel like drinking a significant amount but not spending all that much money.  To that end it is a superior domestic beer.



Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 01:33:45 PM
Superior domestic beer. :lol:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 01:37:24 PM
Everyone needs to have a go to session beer.  Yuengling fits that mold.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 01:39:54 PM
Everyone needs to have a go to session beer.  Yuengling fits that mold.
Meh. Don't need to.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 24, 2010, 01:42:56 PM
Saul . . . for a guy who just posted this:

Kirk Schulz We just finished a terrific visit with Kellogg in Battle Creek, MI - had over 30 K-State alumni and friends @ lunch and talked K-State 2025!
about an hour ago via Twitter ·

Saul Schwartz I'm hoping cereal was included.   :facepalm:

You have absolutely not a single leg to stand on in terms of playing the role of Beer Snob in Residence.

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 01:44:30 PM
My palette is also trained to detect superior cereal, you eff-ass.

(http://www.mrbreakfast.com/cereal/c_306.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 24, 2010, 01:49:09 PM
Who said I didn't find a Blvd I didn't like??   


When you're in a place for a week Saul, there isn't time to trudge through the local "taste like ass" beers to find the ones you like. 

 :confused:

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 01:51:16 PM
Guessing he has spent more than a week in and around KC.  Least that's how I read it.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 01:53:25 PM
Say you've never been to the Denver area-  You would have a hell of a time trying to taste all the different delicious beers from that area.  Yeah, you' most likely find numerous beers you really like, but there will always be other beers available that you may enjoy even more.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 01:53:32 PM
Who said I didn't find a Blvd I didn't like??  


When you're in a place for a week Saul, there isn't time to trudge through the local "taste like ass" beers to find the ones you like.  

 :confused:


To be fair, Blvd Nutcracker does indeed taste like ass.  The rest are fairly solid, some just OK, some outstanding.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 01:54:04 PM
Say you've never been to the Denver area-  You would have a hell of a time trying to taste all the different delicious beers from that area.  Yeah, you' most likely find numerous beers you really like, but there will always be other beers available that you may enjoy even more.  :dunno:
That can be said for nearly anything really. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 01:57:02 PM
True.  That's just how I read Dax's post about trudging through local beers in a one week timeframe.  Obviously, it holds true for food, hotels, bars, museums, etc. in any town you're unfamiliar with.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 24, 2010, 01:59:43 PM
Who said I didn't find a Blvd I didn't like??   


When you're in a place for a week Saul, there isn't time to trudge through the local "taste like ass" beers to find the ones you like. 

 :confused:



One of the Blvd brews I was familiar with from a previous visit, the other was new and I got to sample it first while at lunch.  

Oh I am very familiar with KC.   

Wow, talk about not getting it, this thread is taking that turn.

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 24, 2010, 02:00:52 PM
Say you've never been to the Denver area-  You would have a hell of a time trying to taste all the different delicious beers from that area.  Yeah, you' most likely find numerous beers you really like, but there will always be other beers available that you may enjoy even more.  :dunno:

that's really a terrible comparo because denver has arguably the largest base of local brews in the entire nation vs. a kc market that has one, and that's boulevard.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 02:14:34 PM
Nah, KC has lot more to offer than just Boulevard.  (Not as many as Denver, but more than just one.)  75th and 23rd street breweries, Freestate, Prison Brews, McCoys, etc.  There are at least 18 breweries/brew pubs in the KC metro area.  People tend to think that other towns offer sooo much more than what is available locally because of the added allure of foreign locations.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 24, 2010, 02:19:12 PM
my point was that when you walk into any bar or liquor store in the kc metro, they will offer boulevard, not the rest.  

it isn't hard to trudge through the local "taste like ass" beers to find the ones you like in KC.


also- almost all of the beers locally made in the kc area suck, except Blvd.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 02:23:38 PM
The fact that you can't just walk into any local liquor store and find these beers in fact makes it more difficult to navigate the beer scene in KC.  To get the really good local stuff, you have to locate them and drive around town to actually drink them on site.  Any large liquor store will offer a huge selection of beers, but finding the local, often hidden gems is where it's really at.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 24, 2010, 02:42:33 PM
The fact that you can't just walk into any local liquor store and find these beers in fact makes it more difficult to navigate the beer scene in KC.  To get the really good local stuff, you have to locate them and drive around town to actually drink them on site.  Any large liquor store will offer a huge selection of beers, but finding the local, often hidden gems is where it's really at.

outside of Boulevard, what you describe really doesn't exist in the KC market, but it does in Denver.  get it yet?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 03:05:57 PM
Brewpubs generally brew crappy uninspired beer.  Sometimes they have decent brews but nothing really worth bottling and surely nothing for cellaring.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 24, 2010, 03:22:48 PM
my point was that when you walk into any bar or liquor store in the kc metro, they will offer boulevard, not the rest.  

it isn't hard to trudge through the local "taste like ass" beers to find the ones you like in KC.


also- almost all of the beers locally made in the kc area suck, except Blvd.

Whatevs . . . Blvd resonates on exactly zero levels with me, so I don't even give them a second thought.  They make a couple of beers I like but when I leave KC I spend exactly no time wishing I had those beers where I live.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 03:24:57 PM
75th street has some amazing beers.  I know you guys think it's cool to act too for school regarding the KC beer scene but it really just shows your ignorance.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 24, 2010, 03:43:41 PM
75th street has some amazing beers.  I know you guys think it's cool to act too for school regarding the KC beer scene but it really just shows your ignorance.
i'm not acting too school for kc's beer scene and am 100% confident that i know more about it than you do. i agree that 75th can make some good beer but  good luck finding 75th street bottles at Gomers, or Lukas, or any other liquor store in KC.  good luck finding 75th St beer at a bar around town that isn't owned by their ownership group, there might actually be one or two!

so there you have it, one KC brew pub that doesn't bottle and isn't sold outside of its ownership group, and Boulevard, which is found in every store in KC.  yup, the KC "brew scene" is alive and well.  it's smoking heavier than an adelscot.

my point was that when you walk into any bar or liquor store in the kc metro, they will offer boulevard, not the rest. 

it isn't hard to trudge through the local "taste like ass" beers to find the ones you like in KC.


also- almost all of the beers locally made in the kc area suck, except Blvd.

Whatevs . . . Blvd resonates on exactly zero levels with me, so I don't even give them a second thought.  They make a couple of beers I like but when I leave KC I spend exactly no time wishing I had those beers where I live.

it's no wonder Blvd doesn't resonate with you.  you consider Yuengling your go-to beer.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on August 24, 2010, 03:47:38 PM
BLVD's Unfiltered Wheat is my fav wheat beer.  The rest of theirs tastes like what most guys make in their garage. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 24, 2010, 03:53:00 PM
75th street has some amazing beers.  I know you guys think it's cool to act too for school regarding the KC beer scene but it really just shows your ignorance.
i'm not acting too school for kc's beer scene and am 100% confident that i know more about it than you do. i agree that 75th can make some good beer but  good luck finding 75th street bottles at Gomers, or Lukas, or any other liquor store in KC.  good luck finding 75th St beer at a bar around town that isn't owned by their ownership group, there might actually be one or two!

so there you have it, one KC brew pub that doesn't bottle and isn't sold outside of its ownership group, and Boulevard, which is found in every store in KC.  yup, the KC "brew scene" is alive and well.  it's smoking heavier than an adelscot.

my point was that when you walk into any bar or liquor store in the kc metro, they will offer boulevard, not the rest. 

it isn't hard to trudge through the local "taste like ass" beers to find the ones you like in KC.


also- almost all of the beers locally made in the kc area suck, except Blvd.

Whatevs . . . Blvd resonates on exactly zero levels with me, so I don't even give them a second thought.  They make a couple of beers I like but when I leave KC I spend exactly no time wishing I had those beers where I live.

it's no wonder Blvd doesn't resonate with you.  you consider Yuengling your go-to beer.

A more apporpriate word(s) would have been "Stand by" Captain Literal, I really can't believe I am having this discussion with anyone who would get even the slightest bit defensive in regards to any product rolling out of Blvd Brewery.  I was trying Blvd before most people on here were old enough to buy beer legally.   They just aren't that great. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 03:58:32 PM
BLVD's Unfiltered Wheat is my fav wheat beer.  The rest of theirs tastes like what most guys make in their garage. 

That is one of their worst beers, too.  Not surprising, CNS Casey.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 03:59:09 PM
75th street has some amazing beers.  I know you guys think it's cool to act too for school regarding the KC beer scene but it really just shows your ignorance.
i'm not acting too school for kc's beer scene and am 100% confident that i know more about it than you do. i agree that 75th can make some good beer but  good luck finding 75th street bottles at Gomers, or Lukas, or any other liquor store in KC.  good luck finding 75th St beer at a bar around town that isn't owned by their ownership group, there might actually be one or two!

so there you have it, one KC brew pub that doesn't bottle and isn't sold outside of its ownership group, and Boulevard, which is found in every store in KC.  yup, the KC "brew scene" is alive and well.  it's smoking heavier than an adelscot.

my point was that when you walk into any bar or liquor store in the kc metro, they will offer boulevard, not the rest. 

it isn't hard to trudge through the local "taste like ass" beers to find the ones you like in KC.


also- almost all of the beers locally made in the kc area suck, except Blvd.

Whatevs . . . Blvd resonates on exactly zero levels with me, so I don't even give them a second thought.  They make a couple of beers I like but when I leave KC I spend exactly no time wishing I had those beers where I live.

it's no wonder Blvd doesn't resonate with you.  you consider Yuengling your go-to beer.

A more apporpriate word(s) would have been "Stand by" Captain Literal, I really can't believe I am having this discussion with anyone who would get even the slightest bit defensive in regards to any product rolling out of Blvd Brewery.  I was trying Blvd before most people on here were old enough to buy beer legally.   They just aren't that great. 
BLVD is solid.  Not great, I agree. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on August 24, 2010, 04:03:36 PM
BLVD's Unfiltered Wheat is my fav wheat beer.  The rest of theirs tastes like what most guys make in their garage. 

That is one of their worst beers, too.  Not surprising, CNS Casey.

 :jerk:

If their wheat is bad, I need some suggestions on what to try.  Evidently I am missing out. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 04:04:46 PM
I'm guessing Piss doesn't know what a brewpub is.  And, have fun with your 3 month old Colorado beer, I'll enjoy my locally produced Rock Island Red. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 04:06:59 PM
BLVD's Unfiltered Wheat is my fav wheat beer.  The rest of theirs tastes like what most guys make in their garage. 

That is one of their worst beers, too.  Not surprising, CNS Casey.

 :jerk:

If their wheat is bad, I need some suggestions on what to try.  Evidently I am missing out. 
It's not bad.  It's just one of their worst.

Try Bob's 47, Lunar Ale, Bully Porter, Dry Stout and Irish Ale - I believe all of those are seasonal except for the Bully Porter and Dry Stout.

However, those are nothing compared to the Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale or Saison-Bret.  Actually, anything in their "Smokestack Series" are above average/great beers.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 04:07:18 PM
I'm guessing Piss doesn't know what a brewpub is.  And, have fun with your 3 month old Colorado beer, I'll enjoy my locally produced Rock Island Red. 
Free State bottles their beers now.  fwiw.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: john "teach me how to" dougie on August 24, 2010, 04:17:06 PM
 :surprised:

http://www.mensjournal.com/top-five-beer-towns (http://www.mensjournal.com/top-five-beer-towns)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on August 24, 2010, 04:18:23 PM
BLVD's Unfiltered Wheat is my fav wheat beer.  The rest of theirs tastes like what most guys make in their garage. 

That is one of their worst beers, too.  Not surprising, CNS Casey.

 :jerk:

If their wheat is bad, I need some suggestions on what to try.  Evidently I am missing out. 
It's not bad.  It's just one of their worst.

Try Bob's 47, Lunar Ale, Bully Porter, Dry Stout and Irish Ale - I believe all of those are seasonal except for the Bully Porter and Dry Stout.

However, those are nothing compared to the Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale or Saison-Bret.  Actually, anything in their "Smokestack Series" are above average/great beers.

We have diff tastes.  I have had all those.  I don't mind them, but they taste like the kit-made beer my bro makes.  Nothing special.

Their wheat is somewhat unique as far as wheats go, imo.

Prolly just an individual's taste diff.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 04:23:19 PM
BLVD's Unfiltered Wheat is my fav wheat beer.  The rest of theirs tastes like what most guys make in their garage. 

That is one of their worst beers, too.  Not surprising, CNS Casey.

 :jerk:

If their wheat is bad, I need some suggestions on what to try.  Evidently I am missing out. 
It's not bad.  It's just one of their worst.

Try Bob's 47, Lunar Ale, Bully Porter, Dry Stout and Irish Ale - I believe all of those are seasonal except for the Bully Porter and Dry Stout.

However, those are nothing compared to the Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale or Saison-Bret.  Actually, anything in their "Smokestack Series" are above average/great beers.

We have diff tastes.  I have had all those.  I don't mind them, but they taste like the kit-made beer my bro makes.  Nothing special.

Their wheat is somewhat unique as far as wheats go, imo.

Prolly just an individual's taste diff.
Naw, I just think you are a dumbass.  Sorry bro. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on August 24, 2010, 04:24:22 PM
BLVD's Unfiltered Wheat is my fav wheat beer.  The rest of theirs tastes like what most guys make in their garage. 

That is one of their worst beers, too.  Not surprising, CNS Casey.

 :jerk:

If their wheat is bad, I need some suggestions on what to try.  Evidently I am missing out. 
It's not bad.  It's just one of their worst.

Try Bob's 47, Lunar Ale, Bully Porter, Dry Stout and Irish Ale - I believe all of those are seasonal except for the Bully Porter and Dry Stout.

However, those are nothing compared to the Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale or Saison-Bret.  Actually, anything in their "Smokestack Series" are above average/great beers.

We have diff tastes.  I have had all those.  I don't mind them, but they taste like the kit-made beer my bro makes.  Nothing special.

Their wheat is somewhat unique as far as wheats go, imo.

Prolly just an individual's taste diff.
Naw, I just think you are a dumbass.  Sorry bro. 

Says the guy who likes Bob's 47
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 04:24:51 PM
Yeah, Free State has grown into a microbrewery.  You can get their stuff pretty readily around the region.  OC even carries their stuff on tap, though I'm not sure how extensively it's sold around the country.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on August 24, 2010, 04:37:36 PM
Free State is mostly horrible.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on August 24, 2010, 04:50:55 PM
Free State is mostly horrible.

you're beer preferences are entirely horrible.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 04:52:57 PM
BLVD's Unfiltered Wheat is my fav wheat beer.  The rest of theirs tastes like what most guys make in their garage.  

That is one of their worst beers, too.  Not surprising, CNS Casey.

 :jerk:

If their wheat is bad, I need some suggestions on what to try.  Evidently I am missing out.  
It's not bad.  It's just one of their worst.

Try Bob's 47, Lunar Ale, Bully Porter, Dry Stout and Irish Ale - I believe all of those are seasonal except for the Bully Porter and Dry Stout.

However, those are nothing compared to the Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale or Saison-Bret.  Actually, anything in their "Smokestack Series" are above average/great beers.

We have diff tastes.  I have had all those.  I don't mind them, but they taste like the kit-made beer my bro makes.  Nothing special.

Their wheat is somewhat unique as far as wheats go, imo.

Prolly just an individual's taste diff.
Naw, I just think you are a dumbass.  Sorry bro.  

Says the guy who likes Bob's 47
Oh, hai:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/boulevard-bobs-47-oktoberfest/119/
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/boulevard-unfiltered-wheat-beer/114/

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 04:53:01 PM
I've had Free State several times and thought it was decent.  Course, I had had a few beers before and after it so I don't remember it all that well.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on August 24, 2010, 04:55:50 PM
BLVD's Unfiltered Wheat is my fav wheat beer.  The rest of theirs tastes like what most guys make in their garage.  

That is one of their worst beers, too.  Not surprising, CNS Casey.

 :jerk:

If their wheat is bad, I need some suggestions on what to try.  Evidently I am missing out.  
It's not bad.  It's just one of their worst.

Try Bob's 47, Lunar Ale, Bully Porter, Dry Stout and Irish Ale - I believe all of those are seasonal except for the Bully Porter and Dry Stout.

However, those are nothing compared to the Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale or Saison-Bret.  Actually, anything in their "Smokestack Series" are above average/great beers.

We have diff tastes.  I have had all those.  I don't mind them, but they taste like the kit-made beer my bro makes.  Nothing special.

Their wheat is somewhat unique as far as wheats go, imo.

Prolly just an individual's taste diff.
Naw, I just think you are a dumbass.  Sorry bro.  

Says the guy who likes Bob's 47
Oh, hai:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/boulevard-bobs-47-oktoberfest/119/
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/boulevard-unfiltered-wheat-beer/114/



JFC, my taste is bad.   :runaway:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on August 24, 2010, 04:58:08 PM
My friend brought me back 4 different kinds of DogFish Head beer from the east coast.

Holy. fracking. crap.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: ChiCat on August 24, 2010, 04:58:47 PM
Had the Tank 7 on draft in KC, pretty awesome.  They have the large bottles of it at Houlihan's now, havent tried it from the bottle yet.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 05:01:34 PM
Dogfish has some incredible IPAs.  rough ridin' great stuff.  :lick:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 05:04:25 PM
BLVD's Unfiltered Wheat is my fav wheat beer.  The rest of theirs tastes like what most guys make in their garage. 

That is one of their worst beers, too.  Not surprising, CNS Casey.

 :jerk:

If their wheat is bad, I need some suggestions on what to try.  Evidently I am missing out. 
It's not bad.  It's just one of their worst.

Try Bob's 47, Lunar Ale, Bully Porter, Dry Stout and Irish Ale - I believe all of those are seasonal except for the Bully Porter and Dry Stout.

However, those are nothing compared to the Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale or Saison-Bret.  Actually, anything in their "Smokestack Series" are above average/great beers.

We have diff tastes.  I have had all those.  I don't mind them, but they taste like the kit-made beer my bro makes.  Nothing special.

Their wheat is somewhat unique as far as wheats go, imo.

Prolly just an individual's taste diff.
Naw, I just think you are a dumbass.  Sorry bro. 

Says the guy who likes Bob's 47
Oh, hai:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/boulevard-bobs-47-oktoberfest/119/
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/boulevard-unfiltered-wheat-beer/114/



JFC, my taste is bad.   :runaway:
Yeah.  Wheat is consistently rated the lowest out of the Blvd line up.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 05:09:22 PM
I prefer a true unfiltered wheat.  Boulevard's process takes out some things that add a lot of flavor.  I guess they just assume that the mainstream market wouldn't like a cloudy beer through.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on August 24, 2010, 05:22:04 PM
To be fair if ratebeer is like most beer rating sites it's way skewed toward super hoppy or super malty beers.  It's gotta be Imperial Blah or Super Pale blah blah.  People love to love "challenging" beers, whatever that's supposed to mean. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 24, 2010, 05:30:26 PM
I'm guessing Piss doesn't know what a brewpub is.  And, have fun with your 3 month old Colorado beer, I'll enjoy my locally produced Rock Island Red.  
Yup, never been to a brew pub before.  Never spent days walking the Denver Convention Center at the Great American Beer Festival and meeting with and drinking the thousands of breweries available there.  Never sat down with Michael Jackson to discuss beer either, nor Jim Koch.  Never shared a cigar with Pete Slosberg and talked about the development of his brewery.  I have no rough ridin' idea what beer is and I certainly didn't finish the Barley Brewhouse Mug Club in 3 weeks.  Dumbass.


I prefer a true unfiltered wheat.  Boulevard's process takes out some things that add a lot of flavor.  I guess they just assume that the mainstream market wouldn't like a cloudy beer through.
Confirmed, you're a dumbass.


Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 05:35:52 PM
I'd love to hear you tell me how Boulevard produces a clear, yet unfiltered wheat.  And you being a barfly alcohol hardly qualifies you as an expert on brewpubs.  Especially when your response to what a brewpub is has absolutely nothing to do with them.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: DILLIGAF on August 24, 2010, 05:36:58 PM
Pyramid (unfiltered) and Widmer both make distinctly different but good wheat.  
Bodington's and PBJ, never had that thought.   Blue Moon taste like it is about 25% milk to me.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 24, 2010, 05:37:50 PM
I'd love to hear you tell me how Boulevard produces a clear, yet unfiltered wheat.  And you being a barfly alcohol hardly qualifies you as an expert on brewpubs.  Especially when your response to what a brewpub is has absolutely nothing to do with them.

Confirmed, you're a dumbass.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 05:39:05 PM
Confirmed, you have no response.  It's like talking to BMW about football.  OMG pwned!!! Lol!!! 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 05:40:53 PM
Blue moon is a hefeweizen.  It's a style of wheat I don't really care for.  Too much clove and banana for my taste.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 24, 2010, 05:46:27 PM
Confirmed, you have no response.  It's like talking to BMW about football.  OMG pwned!!! Lol!!!  

Confirmed, you're a dumbass.

Blue moon is a hefeweizen.  It's a style of wheat I don't really care for.  Too much clove and banana for my taste.
LOL :lol:

Blue Moon is a belgian style witbier, dumbass
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 06:10:06 PM
I prefer a true unfiltered wheat.  Boulevard's process takes out some things that add a lot of flavor.  I guess they just assume that the mainstream market wouldn't like a cloudy beer through.
Blind tiger makes a good raw wheat.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 06:11:00 PM
To be fair if ratebeer is like most beer rating sites it's way skewed toward super hoppy or super malty beers.  It's gotta be Imperial Blah or Super Pale blah blah.  People love to love "challenging" beers, whatever that's supposed to mean. 
BeerAdvocate is better. imo.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 06:13:21 PM
Blue moon is branded as a witbier but doesn't even use gruit, just flavoring agents.  It may well have at one time, but it doesn't now.  Even so, witbiers and hefeweizens are very similar anyway.  I guess, if I ever actually drank them, I would remember which type blue moon was.  Enjoy your orange slice!!!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 06:17:00 PM
Saul- I've heard nothing but good stuff about Blind Tiger.  I'll be back in Topeka in a few weeks, so I'll definitely stop in there at that point.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 06:18:10 PM
Saul- I've heard nothing but good stuff about Blind Tiger.  I'll be back in Topeka in a few weeks, so I'll definitely stop in there at that point.
I don't know what they are brewing right now but they should always have the raw wheat on tap.  The food sucks, so don't bother.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on August 24, 2010, 06:21:38 PM
what do you guys like better, bud light or coors light? i fracking love bud light. coors light is horrible though. so is miller lite. michelob light is really good but kind of expensive. thoughts?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on August 24, 2010, 06:22:17 PM
what do you guys like better, bud light or coors light? i fracking love bud light. coors light is horrible though. so is miller lite. michelob light is really good but kind of expensive. thoughts?
I like Miller Chill and High Life.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on August 24, 2010, 06:25:35 PM
what do you guys like better, bud light or coors light? i fracking love bud light. coors light is horrible though. so is miller lite. michelob light is really good but kind of expensive. thoughts?
I like Miller Chill and High Life.

ha ha, high life is cheap beer. i've had it a few times but i'd rather spend a little more and get a good beer like bud light. i was at a party last week and they ran out of bud light and only had bud. i got so mumped up. that crap was strong and it just totally snuck up on me.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 24, 2010, 06:27:46 PM
I actually love coors lt. I like to drink it in a can, while using my skoal coozy.  Seriously, skoal gives me all kinds of free crap, it's pretty badass.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on August 24, 2010, 06:38:42 PM
what do you guys like better, bud light or coors light? i fracking love bud light. coors light is horrible though. so is miller lite. michelob light is really good but kind of expensive. thoughts?
I like Miller Chill and High Life.

ha ha, high life is cheap beer. i've had it a few times but i'd rather spend a little more and get a good beer like bud light. i was at a party last week and they ran out of bud light and only had bud. i got so mumped up. that crap was strong and it just totally snuck up on me.
Well I don't need a brand name beer to prove my self worth.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Farley Grudge on August 24, 2010, 06:50:08 PM
what do you guys like better, bud light or coors light? i fracking love bud light. coors light is horrible though. so is miller lite. michelob light is really good but kind of expensive. thoughts?
I like Miller Chill and High Life.

ha ha, high life is cheap beer. i've had it a few times but i'd rather spend a little more and get a good beer like bud light. i was at a party last week and they ran out of bud light and only had bud. i got so mumped up. that crap was strong and it just totally snuck up on me.
Well I don't need a brand name beer to prove my self worth.

This.  High Life!  The champagne of beer!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on August 24, 2010, 06:52:59 PM
what do you guys like better, bud light or coors light? i fracking love bud light. coors light is horrible though. so is miller lite. michelob light is really good but kind of expensive. thoughts?
I like Miller Chill and High Life.

ha ha, high life is cheap beer. i've had it a few times but i'd rather spend a little more and get a good beer like bud light. i was at a party last week and they ran out of bud light and only had bud. i got so fracked up. that crap was strong and it just totally snuck up on me.
Well I don't need a brand name beer to prove my self worth.

This.  High Life!  The champagne of beer!

guess you guys don't like making out with girls, huh?  :facepalm:

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Farley Grudge on August 24, 2010, 07:06:28 PM
what do you guys like better, bud light or coors light? i fracking love bud light. coors light is horrible though. so is miller lite. michelob light is really good but kind of expensive. thoughts?
I like Miller Chill and High Life.

ha ha, high life is cheap beer. i've had it a few times but i'd rather spend a little more and get a good beer like bud light. i was at a party last week and they ran out of bud light and only had bud. i got so fracked up. that crap was strong and it just totally snuck up on me.
Well I don't need a brand name beer to prove my self worth.

This.  High Life!  The champagne of beer!

guess you guys don't like making out with girls, huh?  :facepalm:



Oh, for that I go all out and spring for Bud Light Lime!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on August 24, 2010, 07:52:12 PM
Drinking some Guinness tonight for the first time in about a year.  Not as good as I thought I remembered.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 24, 2010, 08:30:37 PM
Drinking some Guinness tonight for the first time in about a year.  Not as good as I thought I remembered.
Yeah, it's not that good.  Many, many better stouts out there.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: mcmwcat on August 24, 2010, 08:54:30 PM
fell in love w/ the dunkelweizen when i was in Deutschland a few years ago.  who makes a decent one here in the states?  i've had Warsteiner but it wasn't the same. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: KSU_foo on August 24, 2010, 10:41:46 PM
Drinking some Guinness tonight for the first time in about a year.  Not as good as I thought I remembered.

Only good with a shot of Bailey's while at O'Malley's.

fell in love w/ the dunkelweizen when i was in Deutschland a few years ago.  who makes a decent one here in the states?  i've had Warsteiner but it wasn't the same. 

Sprechen sie duetch?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: mcmwcat on August 24, 2010, 10:52:33 PM
sprechen kien duetch.  was there for Weltmeisterschaft
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 25, 2010, 07:47:23 AM
sprechen kien duetch.  was there for Weltmeisterschaft

did you eat any Wienerschnitzel ?  hmm?  LMAO!  :lol:  :lol:  :flush:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 25, 2010, 07:50:58 AM
no kraut beer allowed on this thread. tia.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: mcmwcat on August 25, 2010, 09:15:52 PM
sprechen kien duetch.  was there for Weltmeisterschaft

did you eat any Wienerschnitzel ?  hmm?  LMAO!  :lol:  :lol:  :flush:

i ate the eff out of all kinds of schnitzel.   :excited:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 25, 2010, 09:42:02 PM
sprechen kien duetch.  was there for Weltmeisterschaft

did you eat any Wienerschnitzel ?  hmm?  LMAO!  :lol:  :lol:  :flush:

i ate the shazbot! out of all kinds of schnitzel.   :excited:

http://www.grunauerkc.com/   

o,o
 ~
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 26, 2010, 10:22:23 AM
Anyone know when Granite City starts serving their Oktoberfest beer?   :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 28, 2011, 07:06:19 PM
(http://www.empyreanbrewingco.com/images/Burning_skye.gif)

from a towny place in Lincoln/Omaha.  kind of growing to like it.  they are the brewery that owns Lazlos if you are every in the Haymarket area of Lincoln.  kind of smokey (hence the name) but not overly so.

Quote
Burning Skye Scottish Style Ale
Brewed in the tradition of Scotland's malty-sweet beers. Sweet and smooth with a wee hint of smoked character.
Brewed with American, English & German grown barley and American hops. Pair with grilled chicken, beef, BBQ or wild game.
Original Gravity: 13
IBUs: 13
Alcohol: 5.3% abv
Available: Draft, 6-pack and 12-pack Bottles, 5 gallon and 15.5 gallon Kegs
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dirty Sanchez on January 29, 2011, 08:45:41 AM
fell in love w/ the dunkelweizen when i was in Deutschland a few years ago.  who makes a decent one here in the states?  i've had Warsteiner but it wasn't the same. 


This.  I mean its good compared to most American beer, but compared to having it in Germany it sucks.  Sad thing is, this beer was my first real exposure to beer and its all gone downhill since.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on January 29, 2011, 09:33:44 AM
American beer blows the doors off any swill you can get over seas.  Microbreweries have changed everything in this country.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on February 07, 2011, 10:41:13 AM
American beer blows the doors off any swill you can get over seas.  Microbreweries have changed everything in this country.

i still maintain that the best regular drinking beer in the world is located in the czech republic.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on February 07, 2011, 11:22:40 AM
Hoegaarden is fantastic. I would definitely recommend it.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dirty Sanchez on February 07, 2011, 01:23:09 PM
American beer blows the doors off any swill you can get over seas.  Microbreweries have changed everything in this country.

i still maintain that the best regular drinking beer in the world is located in the czech republic.

Whatev, kougs.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on February 07, 2011, 01:31:41 PM
I hate Eastern Europe Skunkorama beer.

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on February 07, 2011, 01:50:49 PM
I really like Belgian Ales (just the style, doesn't have to be from Belgium) right now.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 07, 2011, 02:24:18 PM
my second favorite...

(http://beer-taster.com/wp-content/uploads/yapb_cache/modus_hoperandi.ezx9pjjiilkosk4koc8wkwwc8.6ylu316ao144c8c4woosog48w.th.jpeg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on February 07, 2011, 02:40:41 PM
my second favorite...

(http://beer-taster.com/wp-content/uploads/yapb_cache/modus_hoperandi.ezx9pjjiilkosk4koc8wkwwc8.6ylu316ao144c8c4woosog48w.th.jpeg)

saw dude buying that from lukas liquor in OP on friday.  thought to myself, that's weird, a can.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on February 07, 2011, 02:48:32 PM
my second favorite...

(http://beer-taster.com/wp-content/uploads/yapb_cache/modus_hoperandi.ezx9pjjiilkosk4koc8wkwwc8.6ylu316ao144c8c4woosog48w.th.jpeg)

saw dude buying that from lukas liquor in OP on friday.  thought to myself, that's weird, a can.

yeah. i first bought it from a trader joes in  la jolla around a year ago and thought the same thing. this was around the time that rab had it on tap. rab has since switched backed to the odells, which is actually my favorite. that modus one is pretty amazing though. pretty unique.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on February 07, 2011, 02:57:33 PM
went out to colorado once and visited odells, love that place. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on February 07, 2011, 04:27:45 PM
American beer blows the doors off any swill you can get over seas.  Microbreweries have changed everything in this country.

i still maintain that the best regular drinking beer in the world is located in the czech republic.

Whatev, kougs.

ouch. not cool, bro.

I hate Eastern Europe Skunkorama beer.



unless you have had the beer in its country of origin you should probably stfu. there is no viable way to maintain the appropriate taste with most pilsners from that region. unless you are talking about belgian style wheat beers, then i a completely agree.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: theswo on February 07, 2011, 04:38:49 PM
about to book a tour of boulevard, anybody done this?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: chum1 on February 07, 2011, 04:49:43 PM
i was just in colorado.  cans seem to be getting trendy.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AppleJack on February 07, 2011, 04:50:21 PM
about to book a tour of boulevard, anybody done this?

Yeah, only like 100 times  :lol:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: theswo on February 08, 2011, 01:18:31 AM
about to book a tour of boulevard, anybody done this?

Yeah, only like 100 times  :lol:
congrats
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: mcmwcat on February 08, 2011, 08:43:30 AM
American beer blows the doors off any swill you can get over seas.  Microbreweries have changed everything in this country.

what's a good dunkelweizen i can get at the local liquor store?  tia.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: mcmwcat on February 08, 2011, 08:44:52 AM
my second favorite...

(http://beer-taster.com/wp-content/uploads/yapb_cache/modus_hoperandi.ezx9pjjiilkosk4koc8wkwwc8.6ylu316ao144c8c4woosog48w.th.jpeg)

saw dude buying that from lukas liquor in OP on friday.  thought to myself, that's weird, a can.

it's good.  fracker, had some laying around in his fridge during SuperBowl XLV (TM).  i finished it off for him. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 08, 2011, 08:51:13 AM
Ska Brewery is awesome.  Love their Decadent Imperial IPA.  It's a steal, usually 5 or 6 bucks.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on February 08, 2011, 12:48:09 PM
ska brewing, from glorious Durango, CO. mmmmm  :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 08, 2011, 12:54:09 PM
American beer blows the doors off any swill you can get over seas.  Microbreweries have changed everything in this country.

what's a good dunkelweizen i can get at the local liquor store?  tia.
I like Franziskaner. :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: WillieWatanabe on February 08, 2011, 12:55:23 PM
about to book a tour of boulevard, anybody done this?

Yeah, only like 100 times  :lol:

seems like a weird thing to do 100 times.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on February 08, 2011, 01:20:08 PM
Boulevard really needs to have a brewpub.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: broXcore on February 08, 2011, 01:45:11 PM
been on a newcastle kick lately, but i love 3 philosophers, chimay red, left hand milk stout, and sierra nevada torpedo
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on February 09, 2011, 01:22:12 PM
Boulevard released a new Chocolate Smokestack yesterday and the whole city is sold out already, except for 5 bottles still sitting at Grand Slam Liquor on 6th street (which they conveniently upped the price on due to demand)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kso_FAN on February 09, 2011, 05:08:10 PM
i was just in colorado.  cans seem to be getting trendy.

From the Tallgrass guy: (http://www.tallgrassbeer.com/canifesto.html)

Quote
Ask a Midwestern craft beer drinker what they think of craft beer in a can and more often than not you will hear, "Bottled beer tastes better.” I thought the same thing for a long time, but in recent years I’ve experienced some great-tasting canned craft beer from other parts of the country. I didn’t think much more about it, until a phone call last fall that got me to do a little research on the subject.

The call was from a Tallgrass drinker in western Kansas. He had about 20 empty cases of IPA bottles and boxes stacked in his garage. I guess he really likes it. He wanted to return the boxes for us to reuse, but since he was so far away, picking them up was not an option. I asked him to recycle the glass and cardboard, but he did not have a local recycler. It would all have to go to the local landfill. This seemed like a huge waste, but what could we do? As a recovering environmental geologist, I still love to solve problems, so I thought about this one.

After a little research, I found out that bottles with paper boxes are just about the most wasteful, energy intensive, and hard-to-recycle things that can hold beer. On top of that, they are not even the best choice for the quality of the beer!

It turns out that the humble aluminum can is the best choice for a whole lot of reasons. Cans are better for the beer. Cans seal better than bottles and totally block sunlight, which keeps our beer tasting fresher, longer. Cans are more fun. You can take cans to the pool, concerts, lakes, stadiums, hot tubs, golf courses, and anywhere else you can’t take glass. Last, but not least, the aluminum can is WAY better for the environment than bottles.

Cans are 12x lighter than glass, which means it takes less energy to ship the same amount of beer. But the biggest advantage is how easy it is to recycle cans. A recycled aluminum can will be made into another can and back on the shelf in about 60 days. Recycling is an easy, efficient thing for can manufacturers to do. 50% of all cans are now recycled and that is expected to increase in the future.

After learning all of this, I have decided to change Tallgrass packaging from bottles to really cool cans that hold 1 full pint of beer. Think of them as little recyclable kegs that can fit in a backpack. Go ahead and enjoy Tallgrass with your friends. Drink assured that we will always walk the walk when it comes to doing the right thing, for our beer, our beer drinkers, and our little corner of the planet.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: The1BigWillie on February 09, 2011, 05:23:32 PM
My big question with beer is... Should I guy cans, bottles, or drink it out of a glass?  I only drink Bud Light.  :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 09, 2011, 05:25:41 PM
My big question with beer is... Should I guy cans, bottles, or drink it out of a glass?  I only drink Bud Light.  :drink:
Well if it's Bud Light, it doesn't matter if you are drinking out of a can, a bottle, or the ass crevice of a homeless man.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: The1BigWillie on February 09, 2011, 05:30:51 PM
My big question with beer is... Should I guy cans, bottles, or drink it out of a glass?  I only drink Bud Light.  :drink:
Well if it's Bud Light, it doesn't matter if you are drinking out of a can, a bottle, or the ass crevice of a homeless man.

Good to know! Speaking of ass crevices... how is Topeka?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sys on February 09, 2011, 05:33:57 PM
beer people, please recommend a bitterish lager that tastes good.  don't care where it is made.  should be cheap, or at least not more expensive than other beer and available in mhk liquor stores.

i don't really know beer words, but the beer i'm thinking of makes me think i'd like to call it "crisp".  seems like maybe it has more bubbles than some beers, but i dunno.

tia, btw.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on February 09, 2011, 05:36:03 PM
beer people, please recommend a bitterish lager that tastes good.  don't care where it is made.  should be cheap, or at least not more expensive than other beer and available in mhk liquor stores.

i don't really know beer words, but the beer i'm thinking of makes me think i'd like to call it "crisp".  seems like maybe it has more bubbles than some beers, but i dunno.

tia, btw.

New Belgium Trippel.

7.8% ABV  :fatty:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on February 09, 2011, 05:37:21 PM
beer people, please recommend a bitterish lager that tastes good.  don't care where it is made.  should be cheap, or at least not more expensive than other beer and available in mhk liquor stores.

i don't really know beer words, but the beer i'm thinking of makes me think i'd like to call it "crisp".  seems like maybe it has more bubbles than some beers, but i dunno.

tia, btw.

New Belgium Trippel.

7.8% ABV  :fatty:
NOT A LAGER
:flush:
AND NOT SUPER BUBBLY
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on February 09, 2011, 05:46:27 PM
beer people, please recommend a bitterish lager that tastes good.  don't care where it is made.  should be cheap, or at least not more expensive than other beer and available in mhk liquor stores.

i don't really know beer words, but the beer i'm thinking of makes me think i'd like to call it "crisp".  seems like maybe it has more bubbles than some beers, but i dunno.

tia, btw.

hibachi used to have watney's on tap, it's good to drink cold from the keg.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 09, 2011, 05:47:17 PM
beer people, please recommend a bitterish lager that tastes good.  don't care where it is made.  should be cheap, or at least not more expensive than other beer and available in mhk liquor stores.

i don't really know beer words, but the beer i'm thinking of makes me think i'd like to call it "crisp".  seems like maybe it has more bubbles than some beers, but i dunno.

tia, btw.
Anchor Steam, pretty "bubbly", but not all that bitter, not sure on the IBU's bro.  It's not terribly expensive and should be available in most MHK liquor stores.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on February 09, 2011, 05:56:39 PM
The pale ale that is.  Prob don't want their porter, though it is quite good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sys on February 09, 2011, 05:58:11 PM
i'll look at the watney's and anchor steam.

i'm looking for a spanish style beer, if that helps.  they mostly all taste really similar, but san miguel, alhambra and mahou are some brands.  i think the bitterness is more important than the bubbliness.


the high alc. % belgian one is not really what i'm interested in.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on February 09, 2011, 06:05:38 PM
beer people, please recommend a bitterish lager that tastes good.  don't care where it is made.  should be cheap, or at least not more expensive than other beer and available in mhk liquor stores.

i don't really know beer words, but the beer i'm thinking of makes me think i'd like to call it "crisp".  seems like maybe it has more bubbles than some beers, but i dunno.

tia, btw.

New Belgium Trippel.

7.8% ABV  :fatty:
NOT A LAGER
:flush:
AND NOT SUPER BUBBLY

Meh. Tastes like a lager. Wouldn't call it super bubbly, but definitely crisp.

However, I missed the bitter lager, so I retract my suggestion.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on February 09, 2011, 06:06:36 PM
i don't think spanish beer has much hop/crispyness fwiw, and it's very hard to find what you're looking for.

anchor makes 3 main beers, their steam beer, their liberty, and their porter.  i agree w/ saul that you're most describing the steam beer but it's not a lager (lager yeast in ale tanks).  the liberty that jt is talking about is an ale and doesn't meet your lager req'o.

just thought about a newer one on the market- think it might fit.  you might try the seasonal sam adams noble pils
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: chum1 on February 09, 2011, 06:12:32 PM
Watneys is yummy.  Why not simply Sam Adams Boston Lager? 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on February 09, 2011, 06:33:52 PM
i don't think spanish beer has much hop/crispyness fwiw, and it's very hard to find what you're looking for.

anchor makes 3 main beers, their steam beer, their liberty, and their porter.  i agree w/ saul that you're most describing the steam beer but it's not a lager (lager yeast in ale tanks).  the liberty that jt is talking about is an ale and doesn't meet your lager req'o.

just thought about a newer one on the market- think it might fit.  you might try the seasonal sam adams noble pils



Yeah, it's not a lager but it definitely hits his flavor profile

"Carbonation is produced by an entirely natural process called "bunging," which produces champagne-like bubbles. Dry-hopping (adding fresh hops to the brew during aging), imparts a unique aroma to the ale. It is a process rarely used in this country" today."
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sys on February 10, 2011, 02:11:47 PM
just thought about a newer one on the market- think it might fit.  you might try the seasonal sam adams noble pils

going to try this one first.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 10, 2011, 02:17:07 PM
just thought about a newer one on the market- think it might fit.  you might try the seasonal sam adams noble pils

going to try this one first.
Pretty tasty.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on February 12, 2011, 10:35:06 AM
been on a newcastle kick lately, but i love 3 philosophers, chimay red, left hand milk stout, and sierra nevada torpedo

Really like left hand milk stout. 

Any of you guys tried Drop Kick Ale brewed out of Weston?  It's very good.  I think it's better than Boulevards Amber Ale.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dirty Sanchez on February 12, 2011, 03:28:23 PM
Stopped by Gomer's Liquor in Parkville, MO the other day. Not only did they carry my personal favorite Tommyknocker brand  in stock, they had a bar thing set up where you could try a run of a half-dozen different beers.  That day they had a couple of different kinds of Shiner, some Blue Moon spring blend, a couple of Russian beers (very good) and one I don't remember.  In all, I got the equivalent of at least a free full bottle of beer.  Looks like its at least a semi-regular thing, since they've got a bar-type thing set up.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on February 15, 2011, 06:14:01 PM
Currently drinking an Up The Creek IPA by Thomas Creek Brewery.  12.5% booze.  Rocks my face off. 

(http://birminghamdiversitysummit.com/bba05/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Up-The-Creek_-Six-Pack-Grouping.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 15, 2011, 07:10:45 PM
Stopped by Gomer's Liquor in Parkville, MO the other day. Not only did they carry my personal favorite Tommyknocker brand  in stock, they had a bar thing set up where you could try a run of a half-dozen different beers.  That day they had a couple of different kinds of Shiner, some Blue Moon spring blend, a couple of Russian beers (very good) and one I don't remember.  In all, I got the equivalent of at least a free full bottle of beer.  Looks like its at least a semi-regular thing, since they've got a bar-type thing set up.
They do this at the Gomer's in Lee's Summit every thursday.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: broXcore on February 18, 2011, 09:57:46 AM
has anyone ever had dogfish head 90 min ipa? more importantly, does anyone know how to get it around here?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on February 18, 2011, 10:09:22 AM
has anyone ever had dogfish head 90 min ipa? more importantly, does anyone know how to get it around here?

Yes it's fantastic. The Dogfish Head you really need to try is Midas Touch. I hear they sell DFH in Denver and St Louis. No KC though  :dubious:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on February 18, 2011, 11:51:10 AM
I want to make beer.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheFormerKCCat on February 18, 2011, 11:57:11 AM
Moved from KC to Milwaukee about five years ago and discovered these:  (http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/Photos/Beer/Thumbnails/l_spottedcow.gif)  and (http://www.pointbeer.com/point/images/stories/newnudebeachsummerwheat.jpg) two of my faves

:cheers:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: RTB on February 18, 2011, 01:14:03 PM
So I just got my hands on a bottle of the Boulevard chocolate ale. According to local liquor store owners (manhattan).. only 4 cases were delivered to manhattan at 10 bottles per case, crazy..

Didn't even know much about it, but he said he had 9 of them and was only allowing 1 per customer. Saw online they are going for 30+ dollars, insane! Anybody else try it? In case it sucks I will sell it while the demand is high.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on February 18, 2011, 01:16:33 PM
there's a thread about it within the first couple pages of this board, search and you can read up on it
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2011, 11:08:25 AM
It's officially summer now that they have Leiny Summer Shandy out.  I love the crap out of it.  Not even embarrassed.   :love:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2011, 11:10:37 AM
Also drinking a lot of Abita Turbo Dog right now  :love:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on April 15, 2011, 11:28:37 AM
Mrs. _33 forced me to buy Bud Light Lime last week.

Liked.  :horrorsurprise:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on April 15, 2011, 11:45:08 AM
Leiny (Leinie) is gross though.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2011, 12:42:58 PM
Mrs. _33 forced me to buy Bud Light Lime last week.

Liked.  :horrorsurprise:

I don't mind it.  Refreshing when it's 100 degrees outside.  Also great while waste deep in a Vegas pool.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on April 15, 2011, 12:48:20 PM
I don't mind it.  Refreshing when it's 100 degrees outside.  Also great while waste deep in a Vegas pool.

A comment on drunks peeing / shitting in the pool?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2011, 12:51:16 PM
I don't mind it.  Refreshing when it's 100 degrees outside.  Also great while waste deep in a Vegas pool.

A comment on drunks peeing / shitting in the pool?

no, gross
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 15, 2011, 12:56:33 PM
tards.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on April 15, 2011, 12:57:42 PM
Mrs. _33 forced me to buy Bud Light Lime last week.

Liked.  :horrorsurprise:
I like Miller Chill. :horrorsurprise:

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on April 15, 2011, 01:02:32 PM
Mrs. _33 forced me to buy Bud Light Lime last week.

Liked.  :horrorsurprise:
I like Miller Chill. :horrorsurprise:




:surprised:

Anyone else tried the new Tallgrass summer seasonal Halcyon Wheat? Pretty good. Much better than Tallgrass Wheat which was way gross.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on April 15, 2011, 01:35:00 PM
Mrs. _33 forced me to buy Bud Light Lime last week.

Liked.  :horrorsurprise:
I like Miller Chill. :horrorsurprise:




:surprised:

Anyone else tried the new Tallgrass summer seasonal Halcyon Wheat? Pretty good. Much better than Tallgrass Wheat which was way gross.
I agree it's better. (I didn't dislike their previous wheat that much tbh).

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 15, 2011, 02:04:20 PM
beer, gross.  /thread
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on April 15, 2011, 02:07:27 PM
beer, gross.  /thread

[/boom]Have another Mike's Hard Lemonade 'clams.[roasted]
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 15, 2011, 02:47:22 PM
beer, gross.  /thread

[/boom]Have another Mike's Hard Lemonade 'clams.[roasted]

sure thing, homer simpson, hank hill, every other cartoon respect.  /thread
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AppleJack on April 15, 2011, 02:49:58 PM
312
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2011, 02:57:02 PM
312

love.  keep some around at all times.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: wiley on April 15, 2011, 03:10:39 PM
Also drinking a lot of Abita Turbo Dog right now  :love:

luv this stuff, like how elite i looked to LSU co-eds when i drank it in Baton Rouge. (they were tipping back BL Lime  :fatty:)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: wiley on April 15, 2011, 03:32:12 PM
Hacker & Pschorr Kellerbräu is amazing as well  :cheers:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Catchacold on April 15, 2011, 03:48:23 PM
Lost Coast Brewery, Eureka CA anyone? 

I like their "Downtown Brown"

 :party: go cats.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stupid Fitz on April 15, 2011, 03:48:52 PM
Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Ale.  Used to be a seasonal, now they make it year round.   :lick:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on April 15, 2011, 04:06:05 PM
Picked up a sixer of Boulevard Boss Tom's Golden Bock yesterday, a seasonal I'd never heard of.  Pretty good flavor, little light for my tastes.  Anyone else had this? Thoughts?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on April 15, 2011, 04:32:23 PM
Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Ale.  Used to be a seasonal, now they make it year round.   :lick:

One of the best.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2011, 05:25:41 PM
drinking a Ska Blonde right now which is pretty refreshing

(http://beer-taster.com/wp-content/uploads/yapb_cache/ska_true_blonde_ale.3wadfyfk9x2c840wc0080s0gs.6ylu316ao144c8c4woosog48w.th.jpeg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on April 15, 2011, 05:29:13 PM
drinking a Ska Blonde right now which is pretty refreshing

(http://beer-taster.com/wp-content/uploads/yapb_cache/ska_true_blonde_ale.3wadfyfk9x2c840wc0080s0gs.6ylu316ao144c8c4woosog48w.th.jpeg)
:love:
They ran out at Nespors :frown:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on April 15, 2011, 05:32:27 PM
drinking a Ska Blonde right now which is pretty refreshing

(http://beer-taster.com/wp-content/uploads/yapb_cache/ska_true_blonde_ale.3wadfyfk9x2c840wc0080s0gs.6ylu316ao144c8c4woosog48w.th.jpeg)
:love:
They ran out at Nespors :frown:

Looks fantastic.  I doubt they sell in my liquor store, or the one I pass on my way home.   :embarrassed:

Have been drinking (http://www.odomcorp.com/ecom_img/original-310-237-grolsch.jpg)

And will prob do so again tonight. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on April 15, 2011, 05:33:39 PM
I will be downing some Old Rasputins tonight at RAB.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 15, 2011, 05:37:11 PM
i'm drinking this right now
(http://fireflyblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/POM-Wonderful.jpg)

(http://s9.thisnext.com/media/230x230/Ketel-One-Vodka_74AAE322.jpg)

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on April 15, 2011, 05:42:18 PM
i'm drinking this right now
(http://fireflyblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/POM-Wonderful.jpg)

(http://s9.thisnext.com/media/230x230/Ketel-One-Vodka_74AAE322.jpg)


wrong thread dipshit

checks title again

yep, not the vodka and pom thread.

jfc from a mod even
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 15, 2011, 05:43:55 PM
i'm drinking this right now
(http://fireflyblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/POM-Wonderful.jpg)

(http://s9.thisnext.com/media/230x230/Ketel-One-Vodka_74AAE322.jpg)


pom, crap's good bro- nice choisir, eff beer
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 15, 2011, 06:31:32 PM
Ska decadent imperial IPA, or modus hoperandi
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on April 15, 2011, 06:34:31 PM
Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Ale.  Used to be a seasonal, now they make it year round.   :lick:

Lagunitas makes some damn good beers. Been buying a lot of their stuff lately.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on April 15, 2011, 06:38:45 PM
Mrs. _33 forced me to buy Bud Light Lime last week.

Liked.  :horrorsurprise:
I like Miller Chill. :horrorsurprise:




:surprised:

Anyone else tried the new Tallgrass summer seasonal Halcyon Wheat? Pretty good. Much better than Tallgrass Wheat which was way gross.

Tried it without a lemon; it was alright. Tried it with a lemon;  :love:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stupid Fitz on April 15, 2011, 07:39:07 PM
Mrs. _33 forced me to buy Bud Light Lime last week.

Liked.  :horrorsurprise:
I like Miller Chill. :horrorsurprise:




:surprised:

Anyone else tried the new Tallgrass summer seasonal Halcyon Wheat? Pretty good. Much better than Tallgrass Wheat which was way gross.

Tried it without a lemon; it was alright. Tried it with a lemon;  :love:

This means it isn't good
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 15, 2011, 09:41:07 PM
I will be downing some Old Rasputins tonight at RAB.
:love:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on April 15, 2011, 10:26:07 PM
I will be downing some Old Rasputins tonight at RAB.
:love:
They were out. :frown:
had Rare Vos instead.  very nice
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2011, 10:34:47 PM
Things to bring to manhattan for spring game if I get a room:
Upstream Scotch Ale growler
Ska Blonde cans
old rasputin russian freak bear
....any more!?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 15, 2011, 10:56:13 PM
Things to bring to manhattan for spring game if I get a room:
Upstream Scotch Ale growler
Ska Blonde cans
old rasputin russian freak bear
....any more!?
in the mood for some more franziskaner, tia

I've got a bottle of Southern Tier Choklat that i've been letting "age"
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 15, 2011, 11:01:53 PM
Oh and the Tallgrass Halcyon wasn't terrible, had a glass at the Patio.  Still think Oasis is their best, the rest is kinda "meh" to downright nasty.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 15, 2011, 11:04:56 PM
i love blondes even though they aren't elite.  love them.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on April 16, 2011, 04:24:06 PM
Also drinking a lot of Abita Turbo Dog right now  :love:

Trying tonight.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 16, 2011, 06:34:04 PM
About to get a 24 oz Miller Lite at a junior league hockey game, haters.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on April 16, 2011, 06:36:09 PM
About to get a 24 oz Miller Lite at a junior league hockey game, haters.

i don't know what this means but it sounds awesome
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on April 25, 2011, 02:38:52 PM
About to get a 24 oz Miller Lite at a junior league hockey game, haters.

Let me know when you graduate to the Miller High Life King Can.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 25, 2011, 02:44:54 PM
About to get a 24 oz Miller Lite at a junior league hockey game, haters.

Let me know when you graduate to the Miller High Life King Can.
That's a Quart of beer.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on April 25, 2011, 02:46:48 PM
I went to Founders in Grand Rapids this weekend. it's one of the best breweries ever or something. It's OK.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kitten_mittons on April 25, 2011, 04:44:28 PM
beer people, please recommend a bitterish lager that tastes good.  don't care where it is made.  should be cheap, or at least not more expensive than other beer and available in mhk liquor stores.

i don't really know beer words, but the beer i'm thinking of makes me think i'd like to call it "crisp".  seems like maybe it has more bubbles than some beers, but i dunno.

tia, btw.


St. Pauli Girl seems to fit what you are looking for.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 25, 2011, 04:45:54 PM
I went to Founders in Grand Rapids this weekend. it's one of the best breweries ever or something. It's OK.
Oh, man. The breakfast stout is tremendous.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on April 25, 2011, 04:56:56 PM
sam adams summer ale is out!  OH BOY!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 25, 2011, 04:59:02 PM
New Belgium Somersault. ;)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on April 25, 2011, 05:00:32 PM
do you guys like to put a pinch of black pepper in your wheat beer?  I know I do! and YUM O YUM!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on April 25, 2011, 06:20:31 PM
About to get a 24 oz Miller Lite at a junior league hockey game, haters.

Let me know when you graduate to the Miller High Life King Can.
That's a phenomenal amount of beer in a can.

fyp.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stupid Fitz on April 25, 2011, 07:59:47 PM
New Belgium Somersault. ;)

Didn't like it much. Sam Summer is the best by far. Anchor Summer is pretty good.

Been drinking Supper Club. Pretty damn good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on April 25, 2011, 08:09:18 PM
Just drank a Yeungling it was fantastic.

Tried a whole bunch of different beers while I was in Ashville in honor of Saul the Beer Geek.   Most of them sucked.

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on April 25, 2011, 08:46:02 PM
Just drank a Yeungling it was fantastic.

Tried a whole bunch of different beers while I was in Ashville in honor of Saul the Beer Geek.   Most of them sucked.



i hope they continue to grow and start shipping nationwide. one of the best all day drinking beers around.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 26, 2011, 08:06:29 AM
Just drank a Yeungling it was fantastic.

Tried a whole bunch of different beers while I was in Ashville in honor of Saul the Beer Geek.   Most of them sucked.


Yuengling.  May as well be bud light.  :lol:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on April 26, 2011, 08:51:48 AM
Just drank a Yeungling it was fantastic.

Tried a whole bunch of different beers while I was in Ashville in honor of Saul the Beer Geek.   Most of them sucked.


Yuengling.  May as well be bud light.  :lol:

Nobody like a Topeka beer nerd who is a dick Saul, nobody.





Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kstate16 on April 28, 2011, 06:32:23 PM
Pilsner Urquell.  Enough said.

But....you have to have it in the Czech Republic/Europe.  Doesn't taste the same in the states.  When even Czech people say it's the best beer (including private breweries) i believe them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_beer_consumption_per_capita

Interesting....CR is ahead by alot.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on April 28, 2011, 06:42:16 PM
Tried Sam Adams Summer Ale, and like all Sam Adams products it was . . . okay.

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 28, 2011, 06:43:44 PM
Tried Sam Adams Summer Ale, and like all Sam Adams products it was . . . okay.



winter lager is their best seasonal imo
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 28, 2011, 08:03:51 PM
Agree with SD.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 28, 2011, 08:17:57 PM
drinking new belgium mighty arrow right now.  almost identical to widmer drifter pale ale imo. i like both but i can't tell a difference.  have never had both at the same time though. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 28, 2011, 09:10:29 PM
drinking new belgium mighty arrow right now.  almost identical to widmer drifter pale ale imo. i like both but i can't tell a difference.  have never had both at the same time though. 
i'm a big fan of might arrow.  it's a unique take on pale ale.  interesting that new belgium went this route with their first entrance in the pale ale world given the fact that a brewery with "belgium" in their name could have gone so far the other way.


fwiw, Stone brewery made its way into Missouri last week.  this is good beer.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 28, 2011, 09:34:05 PM
drinking new belgium mighty arrow right now.  almost identical to widmer drifter pale ale imo. i like both but i can't tell a difference.  have never had both at the same time though. 
i'm a big fan of might arrow.  it's a unique take on pale ale.  interesting that new belgium went this route with their first entrance in the pale ale world given the fact that a brewery with "belgium" in their name could have gone so far the other way.


fwiw, Stone brewery made its way into Missouri last week.  this is good beer.

drank a ton of stone when I was in san diego, enjoy it
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Catchacold on April 28, 2011, 09:45:39 PM
If you ever have a chance to try Henry Weinhard's, don't bother.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 28, 2011, 09:47:22 PM
Going to do a Stone line up in a few weeks, looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sys on April 28, 2011, 10:29:55 PM
St. Pauli Girl seems to fit what you are looking for.

thanks, k_mitt.  i will check it out.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on April 29, 2011, 07:09:20 AM
Going to do a Stone line up in a few weeks, looking forward to it.

Will you be sporting wood the whole time?

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 29, 2011, 07:10:39 AM
I like dax's attacks on saul in regards to beer and computers.  I'm not sure where they originate from but I always enjoy them. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 29, 2011, 07:37:43 AM
I like dax's attacks on saul in regards to beer and computers.  I'm not sure where they originate from but I always enjoy them. 
It's silliness thought up by haters.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 29, 2011, 07:38:00 AM
St. Pauli Girl seems to fit what you are looking for.

thanks, k_mitt.  i will check it out.
Don't, it's garbage.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kitten_mittons on April 29, 2011, 07:50:22 AM
St. Pauli Girl seems to fit what you are looking for.

thanks, k_mitt.  i will check it out.
Don't, it's garbage.

Why don't jew (see what I did there?) go talk about computers some more and leave the beer talk to the men.  And that beer is basically exactly what he described.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on April 29, 2011, 07:51:37 AM
I like dax's attacks on saul in regards to beer and computers.  I'm not sure where they originate from but I always enjoy them. 
It's silliness thought up by haters.

Everyone in my office laughed . . . at you.



Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 29, 2011, 07:55:39 AM
St. Pauli Girl seems to fit what you are looking for.

thanks, k_mitt.  i will check it out.
Don't, it's garbage.

Why don't jew (see what I did there?) go talk about computers some more and leave the beer talk to the men.  And that beer is basically exactly what he described.
If he had described kraut pisswater that tastes like ass yeah I could see how you could draw that connection.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 29, 2011, 08:01:54 AM
Back on topic,  :crossfingers: for a good glassware special at old chicago tonight.  My "dupes" reset since I completed my tour last night, usually start off with an Anchor Steam.  :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 29, 2011, 08:09:14 AM
Back on topic,  :crossfingers: for a good glassware special at old chicago tonight.  My "dupes" reset since I completed my tour last night, usually start off with an Anchor Steam.  :drink:

I like Anchor Liberty Ale
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 29, 2011, 08:29:33 AM
I like all of Anchor's beers.  factoid:  Anchor Steam = the only american developed beer style.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 29, 2011, 08:30:28 AM
I like all of Anchor's beers.  factoid:  Anchor Steam = the only american developed beer style.

we tried to tour their place but they only take a handful of people a day and we didn't plan ahead far enough
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on April 29, 2011, 08:40:07 AM
I enjoy Anchor's Barley Wine.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on April 29, 2011, 08:43:29 AM
I enjoy Anchor's Barley Wine.

i just enjoy barley wine. GET ME DRUNK, STAT!.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 29, 2011, 08:58:22 AM
I enjoy Anchor's Barley Wine.

i just enjoy barley wine. GET ME DRUNK, STAT!.

i don't care for it myself.  have you tried the sierra nevada bigfoot barleywine?  it's somewhat popular i think, tried it a long time ago but meh, not for me.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 29, 2011, 08:58:53 AM
Boulevard Harvest dance wheat wine ;)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sys on April 29, 2011, 09:00:45 AM
St. Pauli Girl seems to fit what you are looking for.

thanks, k_mitt.  i will check it out.
Don't, it's garbage.

Why don't jew (see what I did there?) go talk about computers some more and leave the beer talk to the men.  And that beer is basically exactly what he described.
If he had described kraut pisswater that tastes like ass yeah I could see how you could draw that connection.


now confused.  will maybe look at the label and the price and go from there.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on April 29, 2011, 09:06:03 AM
I enjoy Anchor's Barley Wine.

i just enjoy barley wine. GET ME DRUNK, STAT!.

i don't care for it myself.  have you tried the sierra nevada bigfoot barleywine?  it's somewhat popular i think, tried it a long time ago but meh, not for me.

the bigfoot challenge is a staple amongst my friends and i. the challenge: drink a 6 pack and see where you go from there. most barley wine isn't too great, but when someone gets it right, boy do they get it right!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: john "teach me how to" dougie on April 29, 2011, 09:07:31 AM
drinking new belgium mighty arrow right now.  almost identical to widmer drifter pale ale imo. i like both but i can't tell a difference.  have never had both at the same time though. 
i'm a big fan of might arrow.  it's a unique take on pale ale.  interesting that new belgium went this route with their first entrance in the pale ale world given the fact that a brewery with "belgium" in their name could have gone so far the other way.


fwiw, Stone brewery made its way into Missouri last week.  this is good beer.

You must go to the Stone Brewery next time you are in San Diego. The beer garden is a great experience. Decent food.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 29, 2011, 09:09:21 AM
drinking new belgium mighty arrow right now.  almost identical to widmer drifter pale ale imo. i like both but i can't tell a difference.  have never had both at the same time though. 
i'm a big fan of might arrow.  it's a unique take on pale ale.  interesting that new belgium went this route with their first entrance in the pale ale world given the fact that a brewery with "belgium" in their name could have gone so far the other way.


fwiw, Stone brewery made its way into Missouri last week.  this is good beer.

You must go to the Stone Brewery next time you are in San Diego. The beer garden is a great experience. Decent food.

quit bringing up san diego you rubes, i've never been there  :cry:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: mcmwcat on May 22, 2011, 10:38:59 AM
(http://www.fastcodesign.com/multisite_files/codesign/imagecache/article-feature/article_feature/BeerCraft_Production-Lede.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on May 22, 2011, 10:52:36 AM
Last night, had a sammy smith organic strawberry ale, boulevard chocolate ale, and a moylan irish red.  Bought a Stone arrogant bastard and stone IPA but have yet to try them.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on May 22, 2011, 05:00:16 PM
Last night, had a sammy smith organic strawberry ale, boulevard chocolate ale, and a moylan irish red.  Bought a Stone arrogant bastard and stone IPA but have yet to try them.

Does Samuel have anything bad?  My neighbor bought me a 4 pack of Golden Draak Ale for my birthday.  It is incredible.  Very fruity, but not the citrusy type of fruity. This reminded me of dark, red, sweet fruit like a plum.  Not much of a hop flavor since this is a belgian ale and it has a sweet taste to it.  Also doesn't hurt that it's 10.5% alcohol.  I'd highly recommend but I bet it isn't the cheapest. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 16, 2011, 01:41:54 PM
(http://m2.wnymedia.net/files/2009/07/BLVD.Saison.Brett1.JPG)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: felix rex on June 16, 2011, 03:23:19 PM
Has there been discussion on Dogfish Head in here? Did I bring it up? Because northeasterners are really snooty about it.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on June 16, 2011, 03:24:45 PM
Has there been discussion on Dogfish Head in here? Did I bring it up? Because northeasterners are really snooty about it.

they've been discussed. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on June 16, 2011, 03:25:12 PM
Dogfish Head stuff is great, especially their limited release IPAs.  :lick:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 16, 2011, 03:27:33 PM
Tallgrass brewed a dry hopped apricot-infused IPA for Old Chicago, had a few glasses last night. :cheers:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on June 16, 2011, 06:54:54 PM
Tallgrass brewed a dry hopped apricot-infused IPA for Old Chicago, had a few glasses last night. :cheers:

sounds like the exact same tallgrass apricot ipa that they had at the maes firkin a couple of weeks ago. it was actually pretty good. wouldn't want more than a couple though.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: wes mantooth on June 16, 2011, 07:01:05 PM
(http://m2.wnymedia.net/files/2009/07/BLVD.Saison.Brett1.JPG)

You seem to have a thing for Boulevard, no?  2 fave Boulevard beers...Tank 7 and Dark Truth Stout.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 16, 2011, 07:47:01 PM
Tallgrass brewed a dry hopped apricot-infused IPA for Old Chicago, had a few glasses last night. :cheers:

sounds like the exact same tallgrass apricot ipa that they had at the maes firkin a couple of weeks ago. it was actually pretty good. wouldn't want more than a couple though.
Yeah, same deal. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: The1BigWillie on June 17, 2011, 08:14:19 PM
6'er of this cooling down in my fridge as we speak.  I'll be cracking open my first at around 9:30 while I make a homemade thin crust pizza.  Then I plan banging my hot girlfriend like a screen door on a trailer in a Tornado in Reading, KS.

(http://beerreviewdude.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/SIERRA-NEVADA-BIGFOOT-BARLEYWINE.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on June 17, 2011, 08:25:17 PM
BLVD Two Jokers Double Wit is back.  :love:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on June 17, 2011, 10:21:28 PM
Tallgrass brewed a dry hopped apricot-infused IPA for Old Chicago, had a few glasses last night. :cheers:

sounds like the exact same tallgrass apricot ipa that they had at the maes firkin a couple of weeks ago. it was actually pretty good. wouldn't want more than a couple though.
Yeah, same deal. 

Good though  :cheers:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on June 17, 2011, 10:46:51 PM
Is there a beer on earth better than a Miller High Life? Yes, definitely. But is there a beer on earth better than a Miller High Life after a long afternoon working in the yard on a hot summer day? Probably.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on June 17, 2011, 11:11:35 PM
American style light beers are perfect for stuff like that. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on June 18, 2011, 12:13:39 AM
Is there a beer on earth better than a Miller High Life? Yes, definitely. But is there a beer on earth better than a Miller High Life after a long afternoon working in the yard on a hot summer day? Probably.

If you like Pilsner style beers (Miller Lite is one) then I invite you to try...

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTjh757SMeG_d-OIGiEHVHhlSAXircZUGZKfmAWp0Uhzx-qNdOk)

I hadn't tried anything new from New Belgium in a couple of years, but decided to give this stuff a shot a few weeks ago.  I think I found my new "go to" beer for the summer.  You won't be disappointed. 

Drink it from one of these.  (http://shoptherapy.pronto.com/files/2010/05/pilsner.jpg)

Here is some reviews from beeradvocate.com http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/192/933
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on June 18, 2011, 12:18:27 AM
Tried Sam Adams Summer Ale, and like all Sam Adams products it was . . . okay.



winter lager is their best seasonal imo

Yep,love Winter Lager.  It's also my lady's fave beer.  Most winter seasonal's are warmers, I like that Sam A. went a different route.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on June 18, 2011, 12:25:28 AM
:surprised:

http://www.mensjournal.com/top-five-beer-towns (http://www.mensjournal.com/top-five-beer-towns)

Any list without representation from the state of Colorado is doing it wrong.  That is if the list is ranking best beer towns.  
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on June 18, 2011, 12:26:54 AM
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Just picked some up last week, and it is delicious.
better than mighty arrow, worse?  is it too hoppy?  i'm sick of beers guys throwing 500 pounds of hops in a beer and saying it tastes good. no, it doesn't taste good, it tastes like hops.
It's hoppier than MA, but not too hoppy.  Not as hoppy as the ska brewing ipa. :)

yeah, hops alone aren't good enough for me and those smokey beers almost make me gag. that's the only kind of beer that i just can't drink. fav beers are the citrus kind of ipa's. the odells ipa is amazing. just incredible.

Agree.  O'Dell is my fave IPA by a good margin.  Also like the elephant on the bottle.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on June 18, 2011, 12:35:05 AM
Drinking some Guinness tonight for the first time in about a year.  Not as good as I thought I remembered.
Yeah, it's not that good.  Many, many better stouts out there.

Depends on which Guinness you are talking about.  Draught or the crap with the little balls in it?  Yeah, that stuff sucks.  Guinness Extra Stout with the cream label?  That stuff is world class.

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRXsSkXD5P7rZ9oNY634I-PHLIEcAtj74of-icPPeKBQjA3J8N3)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on June 18, 2011, 12:48:26 AM
enjoying a summer shandy right now.  note: i have done zero yard work and was generally pretty lazy at work today.  feels pretty good.
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on June 18, 2011, 12:51:53 AM
Beer is being ruined like wine.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on June 18, 2011, 01:09:57 AM
That's like saying "there are too many girls in this bar."  Not everyone may be to your liking (and you're always welcome to take home the same chick you've been screwing since high school) but greater selection is never a bad thing.  You just gotta play the field bro, before settling down with one chick/wine/beer.  Guys like me are in no hurry to settle down with anything.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2011, 09:02:27 AM
Breck Agave Wheat and Acme Pale Ale last night.  Both pretty nice for warm weather.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stupid Fitz on June 18, 2011, 10:10:41 AM
Is there a beer on earth better than a Miller High Life? Yes, definitely. But is there a beer on earth better than a Miller High Life after a long afternoon working in the yard on a hot summer day? Probably.

If you like Pilsner style beers (Miller Lite is one) then I invite you to try...

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTjh757SMeG_d-OIGiEHVHhlSAXircZUGZKfmAWp0Uhzx-qNdOk)

I hadn't tried anything new from New Belgium in a couple of years, but decided to give this stuff a shot a few weeks ago.  I think I found my new "go to" beer for the summer.  You won't be disappointed. 

Drink it from one of these.  (http://shoptherapy.pronto.com/files/2010/05/pilsner.jpg)

Here is some reviews from beeradvocate.com http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/192/933

Love the Blue Paddle.  That, Supper Club, or Blvd Pilsner have been my, "I'm probably going to drink at least six tonight" beers. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: wes mantooth on June 18, 2011, 10:33:24 AM
You guys ever tried a Boulevard Wheat?  Yeah, it's horrible, but for some reason everyone in KC loves it.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2011, 10:37:40 AM
sd and his bros are going to denver for a long weekend in july and staying in the lodo area.  pretty much the sole purpose of the trip is to drink beer at Wynkoop, Great Divide, Breck, etc.  all within walking distance. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: O-town Kat on June 18, 2011, 10:45:46 AM
Drank 4 of 6 Mickeys last night.  Malt liquor skillz sorely diminished at 36
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: The1BigWillie on June 18, 2011, 10:57:13 AM
sd and his bros are going to denver for a long weekend in july and staying in the lodo area.  pretty much the sole purpose of the trip is to drink beer at Wynkoop, Great Divide, Breck, etc.  all within walking distance. 

Hit all those spots the Sunday before Memorial Day.  Make sure if you are staying at The Curtis that you don't pass out in the shower after drinking all that amazing beer.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stupid Fitz on June 18, 2011, 11:00:54 AM
sd and his bros are going to denver for a long weekend in july and staying in the lodo area.  pretty much the sole purpose of the trip is to drink beer at Wynkoop, Great Divide, Breck, etc.  all within walking distance. 

Love Avalanche
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2011, 11:02:21 AM
sd and his bros are going to denver for a long weekend in july and staying in the lodo area.  pretty much the sole purpose of the trip is to drink beer at Wynkoop, Great Divide, Breck, etc.  all within walking distance. 

Hit all those spots the Sunday before Memorial Day.  Make sure if you are staying at The Curtis that you don't pass out in the shower after drinking all that amazing beer.  :cheers:

any favorites or other stuff to do recommendations?  staying at the embassy. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on June 18, 2011, 06:47:04 PM
St. Pauli Girl seems to fit what you are looking for.

thanks, k_mitt.  i will check it out.
Don't, it's garbage.

Why don't jew (see what I did there?) go talk about computers some more and leave the beer talk to the men.  And that beer is basically exactly what he described.
If he had described kraut pisswater that tastes like ass yeah I could see how you could draw that connection.


now confused.  will maybe look at the label and the price and go from there.

Stella Artois is better.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on June 18, 2011, 06:53:08 PM
Drank 4 of 6 Mickeys last night.  Malt liquor skillz sorely diminished at 36

i can appreciate the attempt.  :D
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: O-town Kat on June 18, 2011, 06:56:08 PM
I have knocked down all 4 Boddingtons as of 655 CDT. Iam getting one of the Hornets now.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dugout DickStone on June 18, 2011, 07:22:50 PM
Breck Agave Wheat and Acme Pale Ale last night.  Both pretty nice for warm weather.

Just finished that Breck.  Not bad....not bad.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on June 18, 2011, 07:32:12 PM
Stella sucks
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on June 18, 2011, 08:17:11 PM
Made summer beer tonight.   :kstategrad:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on June 18, 2011, 08:19:37 PM
My buddy is training to take over an Old Chicago.  The guys training appears to mostly be drinking beer at breweries around Colorado.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: O-town Kat on June 18, 2011, 09:36:58 PM
4 Boddies, 2 Hornets, half a bottle of wine and the wife just dealt me mint choco chip ice cream. Wtf this is fathers's day b1tch :nono:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: O-town Kat on June 18, 2011, 09:40:00 PM
I mean I am getting transcendental with this great lighning cloud in Otown wtf do I want ice cream for.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on June 18, 2011, 11:43:20 PM
Boddington's Pub Ale in the yellow can is one of only two beers that I've ever poured down the sink drain.  Terrible.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 18, 2011, 11:47:26 PM
dumbass
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on June 18, 2011, 11:50:30 PM
4 Boddies, 2 Hornets, half a bottle of wine and the wife just dealt me mint choco chip ice cream. Wtf this is fathers's day b1tch :nono:

any updates on your status o-town kat?  sounds like you've got a pretty good solo-pak going - did your wife end up ruining it with the stupid f'ing ice cream?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Catchacold on June 19, 2011, 12:09:34 AM
A few pints.

Gareth, get the guitar.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on June 19, 2011, 01:11:20 AM
4 Boddies, 2 Hornets, half a bottle of wine and the wife just dealt me mint choco chip ice cream. Wtf this is fathers's day b1tch :nono:
:lol:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: O-town Kat on June 19, 2011, 09:22:30 AM
Pak'd with Husker neighbor. Cracked open his CORN infested homebrew lager ala red stripe, and every bit as disgusting.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: KITNfury on June 19, 2011, 11:54:10 AM
Thinking of getting a Keystone Light tattoo on my arm, but only make it in tribal writing and go all the way around my arm. Thought about making it written in barbed wire writing, but I think that's a little too "trendy". May have to repeat "keystone light" to make it work on my guns.
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on June 22, 2011, 08:02:49 AM
Beer is being ruined like wine.

(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/connoisseur.png)
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: felix rex on June 22, 2011, 08:15:25 AM
Beer is being ruined like wine.

(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/connoisseur.png)

Fell for this as a country rube new to the city when I moved to DC. Wife and I ate at an Italian place called Coppi's (do recommend btw) and they sold us this Rombauer bottle of Zinfandel for $40 and we were all "omg this wine is amazing!" Then we tried a $10 bottle of Zinfandel.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on June 22, 2011, 08:27:30 AM
Aldi has great wine. :thumbs:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sys on June 22, 2011, 11:50:22 AM
Aldi has great wine. :thumbs:

michigan wins bgls.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on June 26, 2011, 02:12:57 PM
Have heard costco wine is really good
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sys on June 26, 2011, 02:56:12 PM
Have heard costco wine is really good

they do a good job.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: the KHAN! on June 26, 2011, 03:05:35 PM
I discovered the greatest Beer of all time last fall. However, it's a seasonal, and I don't want you to know what it is, so I can buy the crap out of it and have as much as I can when it comes back around.  :drool:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 26, 2011, 08:08:50 PM
I discovered the greatest Beer of all time last fall. However, it's a seasonal, and I don't want you to know what it is, so I can buy the crap out of it and have as much as I can when it comes back around.  :drool:
pfffft.  Probably garbage.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: the KHAN! on June 26, 2011, 09:16:21 PM
I'll never tell.

Although I'll give you a clue. It's not Coors, hayseed, so you're probably not interested.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on June 29, 2011, 11:44:13 AM
Going to Denver for the weekend. Going to check out Avery and Great Divide Brewing Cos.

Avery Maharaja  :love:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 29, 2011, 11:47:39 AM
Going to Denver for the weekend. Going to check out Avery and Great Divide Brewing Cos.

Avery Maharaja  :love:
Nice. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on June 29, 2011, 11:53:04 AM
you're going to denver and those are the breweries you're going to check out?  LMFAO.

the world needs ditch diggers!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stupid Fitz on June 29, 2011, 12:24:58 PM
sd and his bros are going to denver for a long weekend in july and staying in the lodo area.  pretty much the sole purpose of the trip is to drink beer at Wynkoop, Great Divide, Breck, etc.  all within walking distance. 

Drank with the Gorilla at Wynkoop Monday and had some Avalanche and Vanilla Porter at Breckinridge last night.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on June 29, 2011, 12:26:28 PM
sd and his bros are going to denver for a long weekend in july and staying in the lodo area.  pretty much the sole purpose of the trip is to drink beer at Wynkoop, Great Divide, Breck, etc.  all within walking distance. 

Drank with the Gorilla at Wynkoop Monday and had some Avalanche and Vanilla Porter at Breckinridge last night.  :cheers:

I'm hoping this weekend of extreme drinking doesn't wear me out of extreme drinking for Denver extremem drinking
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 29, 2011, 12:32:07 PM
eh...

 Featuring:
• Miller High Life
• Samuel Adams Boston Lager
• Rogue American Amber
• Budweiser Lager
• Woodchuck Amber Cider
• Plus Manager's Choices
(http://www.oldchicago.com/emages/11/06/ABMT-shirt.gif)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on June 29, 2011, 01:40:55 PM
you're going to denver and those are the breweries you're going to check out?  LMFAO.

the world needs ditch diggers!

Sorry, but the Coors one doesn't interest me. I'll let the hayseeds like you go there.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on June 29, 2011, 01:41:43 PM
4th of July tour?  I still need like 4 beers to complete the full tour so I may as well go down and knock a few out.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on June 29, 2011, 02:33:20 PM
you're going to denver and those are the breweries you're going to check out?  LMFAO.

the world needs ditch diggers!

Sorry, but the Coors one doesn't interest me. I'll let the hayseeds like you go there.
there's a lot better beer in the area than the swill factories you're going to visit.  but you wouldn't know that, and i wouldn't expect you to.  dumbass.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on June 29, 2011, 03:15:14 PM
sd and his bros are going to denver for a long weekend in july and staying in the lodo area.  pretty much the sole purpose of the trip is to drink beer at Wynkoop, Great Divide, Breck, etc.  all within walking distance. 
had this planned, only w/ camping and a boulder stop and then oldest y-l_a bro decided to knock up his wife again and she is due during this time, dumbass.

Boddington's Pub Ale in the yellow can is one of only two beers that I've ever poured down the sink drain.  Terrible.
speaking of dumbasses. those are delicious, have to pour it in a glass for full effect.
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on July 07, 2011, 10:11:01 PM
Beer is being ruined like wine.

(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/connoisseur.png)


Quote
Hell, wine connoisseurs are so good they can tell the difference between two bottles of the same wine. In one experiment, wine experts were given two bottles of the same wine, only one was labeled a "vin de table" (France's version of "Night Train") and one was labeled a "grand cru" (top-rated vineyard since 1855). Want to guess what happened?

According to the article: "Whereas the tasters found the wine from the first bottle 'simple,' 'unbalanced,' and 'weak,' they found the wine from the second 'complex,' 'balanced,' and 'full.'" Not only were their tasting skills put to shame, it didn't even occur to them that nobody buys a $40-plus bottle of wine for a university experiment.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 06, 2011, 07:55:37 AM
coming next week

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_SzxVEB9AhVU/TMHVggiy56I/AAAAAAAAAXs/bF-X4mNn8PA/s1600/Paulaner+-+Oktoberfest+Marzen.JPG)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: bubbles4ksu on August 06, 2011, 08:57:30 AM
coming next week

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I'd like to go to Oktoberfest sometime. Anyone else?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 06, 2011, 01:36:26 PM
So, the best beer store in Omaha has this rewards programs:

Quote
Sign up for Beertopia's Free Rewards Program and start earning your way to gift cards, merchandise, and much more!
The rewards program is free. $1.00 = 1 point. Keg purchases, beer tastings and beer festivals are not eligible for the rewards program. You may redeem your points at any level. Accumulate more points for bigger rewards!!! Beertopia is not responsible for lost or stolen cards and has no way of retrieving point balances on lost or stolen cards. Replacement cards are $1.00. Reward levels subject to change without notice.
100 POINTS   $5.00 Gift Card
200 POINTS   $10.00 Gift Card + Beertopia Koozie
300 POINTS   $15.00 Gift Card + Beer Glass of your choice (up to $3.00 value)
500 POINTS   $25.00 Gift Card + T-Shirt of your choice
1,200 POINTS   Magazine Subscriptions to Beer Advocate, Draft and All About Beer
4,000 POINTS   Personalized Private Beer Tasting for up to 10 people at Max and Joe's. Includes beer and snacks (value $200.00)
5,000 POINTS   $250.00 Gift Card + $25.00 Gift Card to Nebraska Brewing Co.
5,000 POINTS   Trip to Kansas City — includes 1-night hotel, $50.00 Gift Certificate to Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, tour of Boulevard Brewery & $50.00 Gift Certificate for Boulevard's Gift Shop (value $250.00)
10,000 POINTS   Trip to GABF in Denver — includes 2 nights hotel, 2 tickets to Great American Beer Festival and $50.00 Gift Certificate to Falling Rock Tap House (value $500.00)
80,000 POINTS   Trip to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany — includes roundtrip airfare for 2 people, 6-nights hotel, 2 nights reserved seats at Oktoberfest with beer and dinner + brewery tour at Ayinger Brewery.

I'm trying to figure out how long it will take me to spend $80k there
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on August 06, 2011, 05:09:09 PM
There is a great place up here called Friar Tucks, wow what a place.

http://www.friartuckonline.com/Index.aspx

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 06, 2011, 05:20:36 PM
Funny how a trip to KC is considered a prize for people that live in Omaha.  Man, that place must suck hard.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on August 06, 2011, 05:41:08 PM
Had the sierra nevada heffeweisen this weekend good stuff.

Also good old modello
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: felix rex on August 06, 2011, 06:27:22 PM
Spent thursday and Friday drinking microbrews in Colorado springs. Oddly, every place had pretty good ales and terrible heffeweizens.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 06, 2011, 06:33:05 PM
Going to knock back a Schlafly Bière De Garde tonight. ;)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on August 06, 2011, 09:48:43 PM
sd and his bros are going to denver for a long weekend in july and staying in the lodo area.  pretty much the sole purpose of the trip is to drink beer at Wynkoop, Great Divide, Breck, etc.  all within walking distance. 
had this planned, only w/ camping and a boulder stop and then oldest y-l_a bro decided to knock up his wife again and she is due during this time, dumbass.

Boddington's Pub Ale in the yellow can is one of only two beers that I've ever poured down the sink drain.  Terrible.
speaking of dumbasses. those are delicious, have to pour it in a glass for full effect.

Looking neat and actually being good are two different things.  BPA sucks. 

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on August 08, 2011, 02:11:28 PM
So, the best beer store in Omaha has this rewards programs:

Quote
Sign up for Beertopia's Free Rewards Program and start earning your way to gift cards, merchandise, and much more!
The rewards program is free. $1.00 = 1 point. Keg purchases, beer tastings and beer festivals are not eligible for the rewards program. You may redeem your points at any level. Accumulate more points for bigger rewards!!! Beertopia is not responsible for lost or stolen cards and has no way of retrieving point balances on lost or stolen cards. Replacement cards are $1.00. Reward levels subject to change without notice.
100 POINTS   $5.00 Gift Card
200 POINTS   $10.00 Gift Card + Beertopia Koozie
300 POINTS   $15.00 Gift Card + Beer Glass of your choice (up to $3.00 value)
500 POINTS   $25.00 Gift Card + T-Shirt of your choice
1,200 POINTS   Magazine Subscriptions to Beer Advocate, Draft and All About Beer
4,000 POINTS   Personalized Private Beer Tasting for up to 10 people at Max and Joe's. Includes beer and snacks (value $200.00)
5,000 POINTS   $250.00 Gift Card + $25.00 Gift Card to Nebraska Brewing Co.
5,000 POINTS   Trip to Kansas City — includes 1-night hotel, $50.00 Gift Certificate to Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, tour of Boulevard Brewery & $50.00 Gift Certificate for Boulevard's Gift Shop (value $250.00)
10,000 POINTS   Trip to GABF in Denver — includes 2 nights hotel, 2 tickets to Great American Beer Festival and $50.00 Gift Certificate to Falling Rock Tap House (value $500.00)
80,000 POINTS   Trip to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany — includes roundtrip airfare for 2 people, 6-nights hotel, 2 nights reserved seats at Oktoberfest with beer and dinner + brewery tour at Ayinger Brewery.

I'm trying to figure out how long it will take me to spend $80k there

Probably more than 80 years. If you really want to earn that free trip, you are going to have to start some kind of weekend business where you deliver booze to weddings or something.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 08, 2011, 02:17:00 PM
So, the best beer store in Omaha has this rewards programs:

Quote
Sign up for Beertopia's Free Rewards Program and start earning your way to gift cards, merchandise, and much more!
The rewards program is free. $1.00 = 1 point. Keg purchases, beer tastings and beer festivals are not eligible for the rewards program. You may redeem your points at any level. Accumulate more points for bigger rewards!!! Beertopia is not responsible for lost or stolen cards and has no way of retrieving point balances on lost or stolen cards. Replacement cards are $1.00. Reward levels subject to change without notice.
100 POINTS   $5.00 Gift Card
200 POINTS   $10.00 Gift Card + Beertopia Koozie
300 POINTS   $15.00 Gift Card + Beer Glass of your choice (up to $3.00 value)
500 POINTS   $25.00 Gift Card + T-Shirt of your choice
1,200 POINTS   Magazine Subscriptions to Beer Advocate, Draft and All About Beer
4,000 POINTS   Personalized Private Beer Tasting for up to 10 people at Max and Joe's. Includes beer and snacks (value $200.00)
5,000 POINTS   $250.00 Gift Card + $25.00 Gift Card to Nebraska Brewing Co.
5,000 POINTS   Trip to Kansas City — includes 1-night hotel, $50.00 Gift Certificate to Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, tour of Boulevard Brewery & $50.00 Gift Certificate for Boulevard's Gift Shop (value $250.00)
10,000 POINTS   Trip to GABF in Denver — includes 2 nights hotel, 2 tickets to Great American Beer Festival and $50.00 Gift Certificate to Falling Rock Tap House (value $500.00)
80,000 POINTS   Trip to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany — includes roundtrip airfare for 2 people, 6-nights hotel, 2 nights reserved seats at Oktoberfest with beer and dinner + brewery tour at Ayinger Brewery.

I'm trying to figure out how long it will take me to spend $80k there
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    Beer - Brewery - Country of Origin
    Alphabetized by Brewery
    Achel Blonde Achel Belgium
    Achel Extra Achel Belgium
    Serafijn Celtic Angel Achilles Belgium
    Serafijn Donker Achilles Belgium
    Serafijn Grand Cru Achilles Belgium
    Serafijn Tripel Achilles Belgium
    La Chouffe A'Chouffe Belgium
    Mc Chouffe A'Chouffe Belgium
    Grimbergen Blonde Alken-Maes Belgium
    Grimbergen Double Alken-Maes Belgium
    Anchor Bock Anchor USA
    Anchor Summer Anchor USA
    Anchor Liberty Anchor USA
    Anchor Old Foghorn Anchor USA
    Anchor Porter Anchor USA
    Anchor Steam Anchor USA
    Wild Blue Anheuser-Busch USA
    Edelstoff Augustiner Germany
    Maximator Augustiner Germany
    Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel Ayinger Germany
    Ayinger Bräu Weisse Ayinger Germany
    Ayinger Celebrator Ayinger Germany
    Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier Ayinger Germany
    Ayinger Ur-Weisse Ayinger Germany
    Black Wattle Barons Australia
    Bass Ale Bass Brewers England
    Beamish Beamish Ireland
    Belhaven Scottish Ale Belhaven Scotland
    Belhaven Wee Heavy Belhaven Scotland
    St. Andrew's Ale Belhaven Scotland
    Twisted Thistle Belhaven Scotland
    Big Sky IPA Big Sky USA
    Moose Drool Big Sky USA
    Summer Honey Big Sky USA
    Scapegoat Big Sky USA
    Trout Slayer Big Sky USA
    Clausthaler Binding Germany
    Clausthaler Amber Binding Germany
    Monty Python's Holy Grail Black Sheep England
    Black Sheep Ale Black Sheep England
    Riggwelter Yorkshire Ale Black Sheep England
    Darbyste Blaugies Belgium
    La Moneuse Blaugies Belgium
    Saison D’Epeautre Blaugies Belgium
    Boddington's Ale Boddingtons England
    Boon Framboise Boon Belgium
    Boon Geuze Boon Belgium
    Pauwel Kwak Bosteels Belgium
    Tripel Karmeliet Bosteels Belgium
    Sam Adams Long Shot Boston Beer Co. USA
    Samuel Adams Black Lager Boston Beer Co. USA
    Samuel Adams Boston Ale Boston Beer Co. USA
    Samuel Adams Boston Lager Boston Beer Co. USA
    Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat Boston Beer Co. USA
    Samuel Adams Cream Stout Boston Beer Co. USA
    Samuel Adams Summer Ale Boston Beer Co. USA
    Hazed & Infused Boulder USA
    Mojo Boulder USA
    Mojo Risin' Boulder USA
    Sweaty Betty Boulder USA
    Obovoid ` Boulder USA
    Passtime Pale Ale Boulder USA
    Planet Porter Boulder USA
    Singletrack Boulder USA
    Boulevard Bully Porter Boulevard USA
    Boulevard Double Wide IPA Boulevard USA
    Boulevard Long Strange Triple Boulevard USA
    Boulevard Pale Ale Boulevard USA
    Boulevard Saison Boulevard USA
    Boulevard Sixth Glass Boulevard USA
    Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Boulevard USA
    Boulevard ZON Boulevard USA
    Breckenridge 471 ESB Breckenridge USA
    Breckenridge 471 IPA Breckenridge USA
    Breckenridge Avalanche Amber Breckenridge USA
    Breckenridge Summerbright Breckenridge USA
    Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout Breckenridge USA
    Breckenridge Trademark Pale Ale Breckenridge USA
    Breckenridge Vanilla Porter Breckenridge USA
    Samson Bud?jovický M?š?anský Czech Republic
    Samson Dark Bud?jovický M?š?anský Czech Republic
    Czechvar Budvar Czech Republic
    Empire India Pale Ale Burton Bridge England
    Old Expensive Burton Bridge England
    Cantillon Classic Gueuze Cantillon Belgium
    Cantillon Grand Cru Cantillon Belgium
    Cantillon Kriek Cantillon Belgium
    Cantillon Rose Gambrinus Cantillon Belgium
    Caracole Caracole Belgium
    Nostradamus Caracole Belgium
    Saxo Caracole Belgium
    Carlsberg Carlsberg Denmark
    Carlsberg Elephant Carlsberg Denmark
    Tetley's English Ale Carlsberg England
    St. Amand Castelain France
    Birra Moretti Castelo Di Udine Italy
    Moretti Birra La Rosa Castelo Di Udine Italy
    Doppelbock Dunkel Castle Eggenberg Austria
    Mac Queen's Nessie Castle Eggenberg Austria
    Urbock 23 Castle Eggenberg Austria
    Dos Equis Amber CCM Mexico
    Sol CCM Mexico
    Crazy Ed's Cave Creek Chili Beer Chili Beer USA
    Chimay Blue Chimay Belgium
    Chimay Red Chimay Belgium
    Chimay White Chimay Belgium
    Bluebird Bitter Coniston England
    Bluebird Bitter XB Coniston England
    Old Man Ale Coniston England
    Honey Moon Summer Ale Coors USA
    Blue Moon Coors USA
    Estrella Damm Damm Spain
    De Dolle Arabier De Dolle Belgium
    De Dolle Dulle Teve De Dolle Belgium
    De Dolle Oerbier De Dolle Belgium
    Canaster de Glazen Toren Belgium
    Jan De Lichte de Glazen Toren Belgium
    Ondinke de Glazen Toren Belgium
    De Graal Blonde Ale De Graal Belgium
    De Graal Dubbel De Graal Belgium
    De Graal Speciale De Graal Belgium
    De Graal Tripel De Graal Belgium
    De Graal Triverius De Graal Belgium
    De Koninck De Koninck Belgium
    Stouterik De La Senne Belgium
    Malheur 10 De Landtsheer Belgium
    Malheur 12 De Landtsheer Belgium
    Malheur Brut De Landtsheer Belgium
    Flemish Primitive (Demon Fish) De Proef Belgium
    Flemish Primitive (Pig Nun) De Proef Belgium
    Flemish Primitive (Spoon Whacker) De Proef Belgium
    K-O Blonde De Proef Belgium
    Guldenburg De Ranke Belgium
    Kriek De Ranke De Ranke Belgium
    XX Bitter De Ranke Belgium
    Hansje Drinker Tripel De Scheldebrouwerij Holland
    Ultra Ambree d'Ecaussinnes Belgium
    Ultra Blonde d'Ecaussinnes Belgium
    Ultra Brune d'Ecaussinnes Belgium
    Des Rocs Ambree Des Rocs Belgium
    Des Rocs Brune Des Rocs Belgium
    Des Rocs Grand Cru Des Rocs Belgium
    Des Rocs Triple Imperiale Des Rocs Belgium
    Red Stripe Desnoes & Geddes Jamaica
    Dinkelacker CD-Pils Dinkelacker Germany
    Dinkelacker Dark Dinkelacker Germany
    Blanche De Namur Du Bocq Belgium
    Triple Moine Du Bocq Belgium
    Biere De Miel Dupont Belgium
    Moinette Dupont Belgium
    Moinette Bruine Dupont Belgium
    Saison Dupont Dupont Belgium
    Loterbol Bruin Duysters Belgium
    Einbecker Brauherren Pils Einbecker Germany
    Einbecker Mai-Urbock Einbecker Germany
    Einbecker Schwarzbier Einbecker Germany
    Einbecker Ur-Bock Einbecker Germany
    Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel Einbecker Germany
    Hercule Stout Ellezelloise Belgium
    Quintine Ambrée Ellezelloise Belgium
    Quintine Blonde Ellezelloise Belgium
    Saisis Ellezelloise Belgium
    Burning Skye Empyrean USA
    Better World Wheat Empyrean USA
    Dark Side Vanilla Porter Empyrean USA
    LunaSea ESB Empyrean USA
    Third Stone Brown Empyrean USA
    Erdinger Hefeweizen Erdinger Germany
    Ettaler Curator Ettaler Germany
    Ettaler Edel Hell Ettaler Germany
    Ettaler Kloster Dunkel Ettaler Germany
    Fantome Noel Fantome Belgium
    Fantome Saison Fantome Belgium
    Double Dog Flying Dog USA
    Flying Dog Wild Dog (Doppelbock) Flying Dog USA
    Gonzo Imperial Porter Flying Dog USA
    Tire Biter Flying Dog USA
    In-Heat Wheat Flying Dog USA
    Old Scratch Flying Dog USA
    Doggy Style Flying Dog USA
    Horn Dog Barleywine Flying Dog USA
    Snake Dog IPA Flying Dog USA
    Chocolate Stout Fort Collins USA
    Kidd Lager Fort Collins USA
    Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat Fort Collins USA
    Retro Red Fort Collins USA
    Rocky Mountain IPA Fort Collins USA
    Z Lager Fort Collins USA
    Fuller's 1845 Fuller's England
    Fuller's London Pride Fuller's England
    La Divine Gayant France
    La Goudale Gayant France
    Amadeus Gayant France
    Goliath Geants Belgium
    Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Goose Island USA
    Goose Island Honkers Ale Goose Island USA
    Goose Island IPA Goose Island USA
    Goose Island Nut Brown Ale Goose Island USA
    Goose Island Summertime Goose Island USA
    Goose Island Oatmeal Stout Goose Island USA
    Belzebuth Grain D'Orge France
    Fresh Hop Great Divide USA
    Hercules DIPA Great Divide USA
    Oak Aged Yeti Great Divide USA
    Old Ruffian Great Divide USA
    Ridgeline Amber Great Divide USA
    Samurai Great Divide USA
    St. Bridget's Porter Great Divide USA
    Titan IPA Great Divide USA
    Yeti Great Divide USA
    Woodchuck Amber Green Mountain USA
    Woodchuck Dark 802 Green Mountain USA
    Woodchuck Granny Smith Green Mountain USA
    Woodchuck Pear Green Mountain USA
    Old Speckled Hen Greene King - Morland England
    Guinness Draught Guinness Ireland
    Guinness Extra Stout Guinness Ireland
    Harp Lager Guinness Ireland
    Haandbryggeriet Norwegian Wood Haandbryggeriet Norway
    Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Hacker-Pschorr Germany
    Nightmare Yorkshire Porter Hambleton Ales England
    Old Engine Oil Harviestoun Brewery Scotland
    Old Engine Oil Special Reserve Harviestoun Brewery Scotland
    Reissdorf Kölsch Heinrich Reissdorf Germany
    Gouden Carolus Ambrio Het Anker Belgium
    Gouden Carolus Classic Het Anker Belgium
    Gouden Carolus Triple Het Anker Belgium
    Genesee Cream Ale High Falls USA
    Hook Norton Double Stout Hook Norton England
    Hook Norton Hooky Bitter Hook Norton England
    Hook Norton Hooky Gold Hook Norton England
    Delirium Nocturnum Huyghe Belgium
    Delirium Tremens Huyghe Belgium
    Floris Apple Huyghe Belgium
    Floris Framboise Huyghe Belgium
    Hoegaarden InBev Belgium
    Leffe Blonde InBev Belgium
    Blackfriar Inveralmond Scotland
    Wee Beast Isle Of Skye Scotland
    James Boag's Premium Lager James Boag's Australia
    Jenlain Ambree Jenlain France
    Jenlain Blonde Jenlain France
    St. Druon Jenlain France
    Bam Biere Jolly Pumpkin USA
    Calabaza Blanca Jolly Pumpkin USA
    Luciérnaga Jolly Pumpkin USA
    Oro De Calabaza Jolly Pumpkin USA
    Jopen Koyt Gruit Beer Jopen Holland
    Harvest Ale [Calvados Cask] 2006 JW Lees England
    Harvest Ale [Lagavulin Cask] 2006 JW Lees England
    Harvest Ale [Port Cask] 2006 JW Lees England
    Harvest Ale [Sherry Cask] 2006 JW Lees England
    Manchester Star JW Lees England
    Moonraker JW Lees England
    Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout Kiuchi Japan
    Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew Kiuchi Japan
    Hitachino Nest Weizen Kiuchi Japan
    Hitachino Nest White Ale Kiuchi Japan
    Hitachino Red Rice Ale Kiuchi Japan
    Hitachino XH (Sake Cask) Kiuchi Japan
    Erik de Noorman Klein Duimpje Holland
    Imperial Russian Stout Klein Duimpje Holland
    König Pilsener König-Brauerei Germany
    Koningshoeven Dubbel Koningshoeven Holland
    Koningshoeven Quadruple Koningshoeven Holland
    Koningshoeven Tripel Koningshoeven Holland
    EKU Pils Kulmbacher Germany
    Kapuziner Schwarz-Hefe Kulmbacher Germany
    Kulmbacher Eisbock Kulmbacher Germany
    Kulmbacher Pils Kulmbacher Germany
    Binchoise Blonde La Binchoise Belgium
    Binchoise Brune La Binchoise Belgium
    Binchoise Reserve La Binchoise Belgium
    La Choulette Blonde La Choulette France
    La Choulette Framboise La Choulette France
    Fuel Café Lakefront USA
    IPA Lakefront USA
    New Grist Lakefront USA
    Cherry Lager Lakefront USA
    Orgainic ESB Lakefront USA
    Riverwest Stein Beer Lakefront USA
    Super Baladin Le Baladin Italy
    Floreffe Prima Melior Lefebvre Belgium
    Floreffe Triple Lefebvre Belgium
    Black Jack Porter Left Hand USA
    Chainsaw Left Hand USA
    Haystack Wheat Left Hand USA
    Juju Ginger Left Hand USA
    Milk Stout Left Hand USA
    Polestar Pilsner Left Hand USA
    Sawtooth Left Hand USA
    Smoked Goosinator Left Hand USA
    Warrior IPA Left Hand USA
    Widdershins Left Hand USA
    Leinenkugel Summer Shandy Leinenkugel USA
    Leinenkugel Bigbutt Doppelbock Leinenkugel USA
    Leinenkugel Creamy Dark Leinenkugel USA
    Leinenkugel Honey Weiss Leinenkugel USA
    Leinenkugel Red Lager Leinenkugel USA
    Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat Leinenkugel USA
    Imperial Weizen Les Trois Mousquetaires Canada
    Goudenban Liefmans Belgium
    Lindemans Cassis Lindemans Belgium
    Lindemans Framboise Lindemans Belgium
    Lindemans Kriek Lindemans Belgium
    Lindemans Peche Lindemans Belgium
    Lindemans Pomme Lindemans Belgium
    Lowenbrau Lowenbrau Germany
    Mahr's Bock Mahr's Germany
    Mahr's Hell Mahr's Germany
    Mahr's Pilsner Mahr's Germany
    Mahr's Ungespundet Mahr's Germany
    Mahr's Weisse Mahr's Germany
    Meantime IPA Meantime England
    Meantime London Porter Meantime England
    Black Hawk Stout Mendocino USA
    Blue Heron Mendocino USA
    Red Tail Ale Mendocino USA
    Mikkeller Stateside IPA Mikkeller Denmark
    Duvel Moortgat Belgium
    Maredsous 10 Moortgat Belgium
    Maredsous 8 Moortgat Belgium
    Murphy's Stout Murphy Ireland
    Old Growler Nethergate England
    New Belgium 1554 New Belgium USA
    New Belgium Abbey New Belgium USA
    New Belgium Blue Paddle New Belgium USA
    New Belgium Fat Tire New Belgium USA
    New Belgium Mothership Wit New Belgium USA
    New Belgium Skinny Dip New Belgium USA
    New Belgium Springboard New Belgium USA
    New Belgium Sunshine Wheat New Belgium USA
    New Belgium Trippel New Belgium USA
    Nils Oscar Barley Wine Nils Oscar Sweden
    Nils Oscar Imperial Stout Nils Oscar Sweden
    Nils Oscar India Ale Nils Oscar Sweden
    Nils Oscar Kalasöl Nils Oscar Sweden
    Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout Nøgne Ø Norway
    Nøgne Ø Pale Ale Nøgne Ø Norway
    Nøgne Ø Porter Nøgne Ø Norway
    Nøgne-Ø IPA Nøgne-Ø Norway
    North Bridge Extreme Nørrebro Bryghus Denmark
    La Granja Stout Nørrebro Bryghus Denmark
    Skärgaards Porter Nørrebro Bryghus Denmark
    ACME IPA North Coast USA
    ACME Pale Ale North Coast USA
    Blue Star North Coast USA
    Brother Thelonious North Coast USA
    PranQster North Coast USA
    Old #38 North Coast USA
    Old Rasputin North Coast USA
    Red Seal North Coast USA
    Scrimshaw North Coast USA
    Ockocim Palone Ockocim Poland
    Ockocim Porter Ockocim Poland
    OK Beer Ockocim Poland
    90 Shilling Odell USA
    Cutthroat Porter Odell USA
    Easy Street Wheat Odell USA
    Extra Special Red Odell USA
    Levity Odell USA
    Odell Imperial Stout Odell USA
    Odell IPA Odell USA
    Ølfabrikken Abbey Ale Ølfabrikken Denmark
    Ølfabrikken Porter Ølfabrikken Denmark
    Chocolate Indulgence Ommegang USA
    Hennepin Ommegang USA
    Ommegang Ommegang USA
    Rare Vos Ommegang USA
    Three Philosophers Ommegang USA
    Witte Ommegang USA
    Oppigårds Golden Ale Oppigårds Sweden
    Oppigårds Well-Hopped Lager Oppigårds Sweden
    Orval Orval Belgium
    Pilsner Urquell Plzensky Prazdroj Czech Republic
    Apricot Weizen Pyramid USA
    Curve Ball Pyramid USA
    Imperial Hefeweizen Pyramid USA
    Thunderhead IPA Pyramid USA
    Longhammer IPA Redhook USA
    Redhook ESB Redhook USA
    Ridgeway IPA Ridgeway England
    Trappistes Rochefort 10 Rochefort Belgium
    Trappistes Rochefort 6 Rochefort Belgium
    Trappistes Rochefort 8 Rochefort Belgium
    Rodenbach Grand Cru Rodenbach Belgium
    Rogue American Amber Ale Rogue USA
    Rogue Brutal Bitter Rogue USA
    Rogue Chipotle Rogue USA
    Rogue Chocolate Stout Rogue USA
    Rogue Dead Guy Ale Rogue USA
    Rogue Dry-Hopped St. Rogue Red Rogue USA
    Rogue Half-E-Weizen Rogue USA
    Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar Rogue USA
    Rogue Mocha Porter Rogue USA
    Rogue Morimoto Black Soba Rogue USA
    Rogue Morimoto Soba Rogue USA
    Rogue Shakespeare Stout Rogue USA
    Rogue Smoke Ale Rogue USA
    Rogue XS Imperial IPA Rogue USA
    Rogue XS Old Crustacean Rogue USA
    Rogue XS Imperial Stout Rogue USA
    Rogue XS Morimoto Imperial Pilsner Rogue USA
    Samuel Smith Imperial Stout Samuel Smith England
    Samuel Smith India Ale Samuel Smith England
    Samuel Smith Nut Brown Samuel Smith England
    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout Samuel Smith England
    Samuel Smith Organic Cider Samuel Smith England
    Samuel Smith Taddy Porter Samuel Smith England
    Santa Fe Chicken Killer Santa Fe USA
    Santa Fe Nut Brown Santa Fe USA
    Santa Fe Pale Ale Santa Fe USA
    Santa Fe State Pen Porter Santa Fe USA
    Santa Fe Wheat Santa Fe USA
    Sapporo Sapporo Japan
    FireBrick Schell's USA
    Grain Belt Schell's USA
    Schell's Sampler Schell's USA
    Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Schlenkerla Germany
    Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen Schlenkerla Germany
    Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock Schlenkerla Germany
    Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen Schlenkerla Germany
    Schneider Aventinus Schneider Germany
    Schneider Aventinus Eisbock Schneider Germany
    Schneider Organic Weisen-Edel Weisse Schneider Germany
    Schneider Original Schneider Germany
    McEwan's Scotch Ale Scottish Courage Scotland
    Old Thumper Shipyard USA
    Sea Dog Apricot Wheat Shipyard USA
    Sea Dog Bluepaw Shipyard USA
    Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat Shipyard USA
    Shipyard IPA Shipyard USA
    He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA Shmaltz USA
    He'Brew Coney Island Lager Shmaltz USA
    He'Brew Genesis Ale Shmaltz USA
    He'Brew Jewbelation 11 Shmaltz USA
    He'Brew Messiah Bold Shmaltz USA
    He'Brew Origin Pamegranate Ale Shmaltz USA
    Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Sierra Nevada USA
    Sierra Nevada So. Hem. Harvest Ale Sierra Nevada USA
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Sierra Nevada USA
    Sierra Nevada Porter Sierra Nevada USA
    Sierra Nevada Stout Sierra Nevada USA
    Sierra Nevada Unfiltered Wheat Sierra Nevada USA
    Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap Slaapmutske Belgium
    Witkap Single Slaghmuylder Belgium
    Witkap Triple Slaghmuylder Belgium
    Crystal Weiss Spanish Peaks USA
    Honey Raspberry Ale Spanish Peaks USA
    Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Spaten Germany
    Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dark Spaten Germany
    Spaten Oktoberfest Spaten Germany
    Spaten Optimator Spaten Germany
    Spaten Pils Spaten Germany
    Spaten Premium Lager Spaten Germany
    Spezial Rauchbier Spezial Germany
    Hopluia Spilker Ales USA
    Shiner Black Lager Spoetzl USA
    Shiner 99 Spoetzl USA
    Shiner Bock Spoetzl USA
    Grotten Flemish St. Bernardus Belgium
    St. Bernardus Abt 12 St. Bernardus Belgium
    St. Bernardus Pater 6 St. Bernardus Belgium
    St. Bernardus Prior 8 St. Bernardus Belgium
    St. Bernardus Tripel St. Bernardus Belgium
    St. Bernardus Watou Tripel St. Bernardus Belgium
    St. Bernardus Witbier St. Bernardus Belgium
    St. Feuillien Brune St. Feuillien Belgium
    St. Feuillien Tripel St. Feuillien Belgium
    Cream Stout St. Peter's England
    English Ale St. Peter's England
    Golden Ale St. Peter's England
    India Pale Ale St. Peter's England
    Old-Style Porter St. Peter's England
    Gavroche St. Sylvester France
    Stella Artois Stella Artois Belgium
    Point Amber Classic Stevens Point USA
    Point Belgian White Ale Stevens Point USA
    Point Cascade Pale Ale Stevens Point USA
    Point Horizon Wheat Stevens Point USA
    Point Special Lager Stevens Point USA
    Struise White Struise Belgium
    Eisenbahn Defumada Sudbrack Brazil
    Eisenbahn Dourada Sudbrack Brazil
    Eisenbahn Escura Sudbrack Brazil
    Eisenbahn S.A.P.A Sudbrack Brazil
    Eisenbahn Vigorasa Sudbrack Brazil
    Summit Extra Pale Ale Summit USA
    Summit Great Northern Porter Summit USA
    Summit IPA Summit USA
    Summit Pilsner Summit USA
    Old Peculier Theakston England
    Alpine Glacier Lager Tommyknocker USA
    Butthead Bock Tommyknocker USA
    Imperial Nut Brown Tommyknocker USA
    Jack Whacker Wheat Tommyknocker USA
    Maple Nut Brown Tommyknocker USA
    Ornery Amber Lager Tommyknocker USA
    Pick Axe Pale Ale Tommyknocker USA
    Toohey's New Tooheys Australia
    Edition 2005 Unibroue Canada
    Blanche De Chambly Unibroue Canada
    Chamby Noire Unibroue Canada
    Don De Dieu Unibroue Canada
    Ephemere Apple Unibroue Canada
    La Fin Du Monde Unibroue Canada
    Maudite Unibroue Canada
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    Terrible Unibroue Canada
    Trois Pistoles Unibroue Canada
    Unibroue 17 Unibroue Canada
    Unibroue 16 Unibroue Canada
    Batch 1000 Barleywine Upstream USA
    Oak-Aged IPA Upstream USA
    Upstream Grand Cru Upstream USA
    Urthel Hibernus Quentum Urthel Belgium
    Urthel Hop-It Urthel Belgium
    Urthel Samaranth Urthel Belgium
    Urthel Vlaemse Bock Urthel Belgium
    Val Dieu Triple Val-Dieu Belgium
    Val Dieu Blond Val-Dieu Belgium
    Val Dieu Brown Val-Dieu Belgium
    Val Dieu Grand Cru Val-Dieu Belgium
    Kasteelbier Blond-Triple Van Honsebrouck Belgium
    Kasteelbier Bruin-Brune Van Honsebrouck Belgium
    St. Louis Framboise Van Honsebrouck Belgium
    St. Louis Kriek Van Honsebrouck Belgium
    St. Louis Peche Van Honsebrouck Belgium
    Duchesse De Bourgogne Verhaeghe Belgium
    Koning Ludwig Warsteiner Germany
    Warsteiner Warsteiner Germany
    Warsteiner Dunkel Warsteiner Germany
    Warsteiner NA Warsteiner Germany
    Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Weihenstephan Germany
    Weihenstephaner Original Premium Weihenstephan Germany
    Banana Bread Wells England
    Bombardier Wells England
    Westmalle Dubbel Westmalle Belgium
    Westmalle Tripel Westmalle Belgium
    Hobgoblin Wychwood England
    Scarecrow Wychwood England
    Wychcraft Wychwood England
    Young's Double Chocolate Stout Young's England
    Young's Special London Ale Young's England
    Young's Winter Warmer Young's England
    Zatec Zatec Brewery Czech Republic
    Golden Pheasant Zlaty Slovak Republic
    Uerige Classic Zum Uerige Germany
    Uerige Doppelsticke Zum Uerige Germany
    Uerige Sticke Zum Uerige Germany

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 12, 2011, 10:29:00 PM
Founder's Brewing Double Trouble Imperial IPA, 9.4% ABV .... Excellent
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 12, 2011, 10:29:45 PM
Lagunita's Hop Stoopid IPA ... Excellent
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 12, 2011, 10:33:38 PM
Boulevard Collaboration No. 2 (White IPA) ... Not Good
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 12, 2011, 10:35:04 PM
Stone Brewing Co. Pale Ale ... Okay (7 out of 10)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 12, 2011, 10:36:05 PM
Stone Brewing Co. Ruination IPA ... Excellent
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 12, 2011, 10:38:34 PM
Stone Brewing Co. Arrogant Bastard American Strong Ale ... Pretty Good (8.5 out of 10)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 12, 2011, 10:40:07 PM
Founder's Brewing Red's Rye Pale Ale ... Excellent
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 12, 2011, 10:42:22 PM
Lagunita's Maximus IPA ... Good (8 out of 10)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 12, 2011, 11:25:35 PM
Boulevard Collaboration No. 2 (White IPA) ... Not Good
Outed.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on August 12, 2011, 11:45:08 PM
in my mind i want to pretend kim carnes is bonging all these beers and then i chuckle and take a sip out of my beer and then laugh a little more because it would be so damned awesome to have some anti-snob pounding beers and spot-rating them.  weird mental image but it makes me happy.  please do more of these
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on August 13, 2011, 08:21:48 AM
Lagunita's Maximus IPA ... Good (8 out of 10)

I had this about a month ago and thought it was excellent.  I think I posted something about it but am too lazy to go back and check.  Nice call here Kimmy.   :thumbsup: (ftp://:thumbsup:)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on August 13, 2011, 01:04:32 PM
Ipa is disgusting
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 13, 2011, 01:33:55 PM
IPA is delicious.  Just stick with your corona and lime bro.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stupid Fitz on August 13, 2011, 01:36:20 PM
Octoberfest time is the best beer time.   :pbj:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on August 13, 2011, 01:58:28 PM
IPA is delicious.  Just stick with your corona and lime bro.

Corona sucks
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kso_FAN on August 13, 2011, 02:18:51 PM
Ipa is disgusting

Agreed.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on August 13, 2011, 02:23:46 PM
IPA is ok if you like eating soap
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on August 13, 2011, 02:47:35 PM
Ipa is disgusting

some are, some aren't. there is such a wide variety. saying ipas suck would be like saying food sucks or something else equally as ridiculous.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on August 13, 2011, 02:55:42 PM
Ipa is disgusting

some are, some aren't. there is such a wide variety. saying ipas suck would be like saying food sucks or something else equally as ridiculous.

Really?  My mouth always sticks shut when I drink them, them I get this burnt plant after taste
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on August 13, 2011, 03:22:38 PM

If you don't like IPA, you shouldn't be posting in a beer connoisseur thread.

Go start a "Best Light Beers" thread or "First Non-Virgin Daiquiri" thread or "Rimming Doods" thread.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on August 13, 2011, 03:26:15 PM
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Look at it this way, if you haven't gone to Oktoberfest by the time you spend eighty large at some liquor store, you probably don't really want to go anyway.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on August 13, 2011, 03:39:58 PM

If you don't like IPA, you shouldn't be posting in a beer connoisseur thread.

Go start a "Best Light Beers" thread or "First Non-Virgin Daiquiri" thread or "Rimming Doods" thread.

Keep drinking that crap and pretending it tastes good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 13, 2011, 03:46:17 PM
IPA's don't have to be redic strong. Try a Ranger IPA from new belgium if you "don't like IPA's" then get back to me.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 13, 2011, 03:48:53 PM
Yeah, start with a low IBU IPA and, when your taste buds grow up, move on to some hoppier stuff.  Many people end up really enjoying the style more than any others.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on August 13, 2011, 03:56:47 PM
Boulevard Pale Ale was what got me started. There's hardly any hops in there, I don't know how they even call it a Pale Ale. Then I moved on up.

I still don't like the IPA's where the brewer was clearly like "ZOMG, LOOK AT HOW MUCH HOPS WE CAN GET IN HERE!!" or any beer that boasts about how much hops it has. But a good IPA can beat any other beer on any day.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 13, 2011, 04:03:34 PM
I like Ranger IPA and Modus Hoperandi but don't usually drink a lot of IPA. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 13, 2011, 04:04:36 PM
IPAs and PAs are not necessarily the same thing.  All IPAs are PAs but not all PAs are IPAs. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 13, 2011, 04:06:52 PM
IPAs and PAs are not necessarily the same thing.  All IPAs are PAs but not all PAs are IPAs. 

every brewer will have a Pale Ale and an IPA
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: the KHAN! on August 13, 2011, 04:08:10 PM
Octoberfest time is the best beer time.   :pbj:

You are dad gum right about that one!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on August 13, 2011, 04:27:55 PM
Octoberfest time is the best beer time.   :pbj:

You are dad gum right about that one!

New Belgium Hoptober and Sam Adams Octoberfest.     :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on August 13, 2011, 04:30:07 PM
The Ranger IPA (new belgium) kinda sucks.  The Boulevard Single Wide is good, but I know most of you fairies poopoo on anything boulevard so forget I said it.

Good IPA's:
Sierra Nevada has a good one.  The Modus one is good too.  Hop Czar will knock you flat on your ass.  I had one a couple weeks ago from CO called Manharanha or something, it was the tits.  I also like the Schlafly APA (not sure how it's different that IPA other than the I is an A).  I've also heard excellent things about the Stone Brewery, but can't find that crap anywhere.  Don't ever buy anything from the Breckenridge Brewery  :frown:.


Anyone that doesn't like Boddington's is a Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) that doesn't actually like beer.  Wheat Beers are for women and so are fruit beers.  


Fantastic Beer that everyone would love:  Left Hand Brewery - Milk Stout


Best Beers that are cheap and good to have a around the house (I call these table beers) - Boule Pale Ale, New Belgium 1554, anything Sam Adams, Mich Amber Bock (if you're broke)

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on August 13, 2011, 04:59:27 PM
The Avery Maharaja is very good. Reeaally hoppy. IBU of 102 I believe
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 13, 2011, 05:18:50 PM
102 is rough ridin' nuts.  I think 60 Minute IPA is only like 55 or 60 IBUs.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on August 13, 2011, 05:32:57 PM
http://www.averybrewing.com/our-ales/86

Beer Style: Imperial India Pale Ale
Hop Variety: Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial and Chinook
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, caramel 120L, victory
OG: 1.090   ABV: 10.24%   IBUs: 102
Color: Dark Amber
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 13, 2011, 05:37:04 PM
I wasn't saying you were wrong, just that 102 is a rough ridin' nuts amount.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on August 13, 2011, 05:39:59 PM
The Avery Maharaja is very good. Reeaally hoppy. IBU of 102 I believe

that's the one  :lick:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on August 13, 2011, 05:41:11 PM
Gotcha my bad.   :facepalm:  Ya it really is though.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AzCat on August 13, 2011, 05:51:35 PM
I've also heard excellent things about the Stone Brewery, but can't find that crap anywhere.  

Everything from Stone is pretty good but definitely try the Ruination IPA, Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale & Arrogant Bastard.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stupid Fitz on August 13, 2011, 06:10:30 PM
Enjoying a Sam Adams October while I browse the demise of KSU athletics.   :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: reidrolled on August 13, 2011, 06:37:20 PM
I've also heard excellent things about the Stone Brewery, but can't find that crap anywhere.  

Everything from Stone is pretty good but definitely try the Ruination IPA, Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale & Arrogant Bastard.

My brother made me try the ruination IPA a few months back.... At first I felt like a huge pussy for not liking it at all, then I realized it must be an acquired taste and that he gained a good 50 pounds in college acquiring said taste
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on August 13, 2011, 08:12:09 PM
I've also heard excellent things about the Stone Brewery, but can't find that crap anywhere.  

Everything from Stone is pretty good but definitely try the Ruination IPA, Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale & Arrogant Bastard.

Where can I find this stuff in Kansas?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 13, 2011, 08:34:53 PM
Pretty sure it's not distributed in KS yet.  You can get it on the MO side of KC though.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on August 13, 2011, 08:40:43 PM
found a place here that has delerium tremens on tap :lick:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on August 13, 2011, 08:51:17 PM
Anyone know the IBU of Miller High Life?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 13, 2011, 09:59:29 PM
found a place here that has delerium tremens on tap :lick:
Excellent.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 13, 2011, 10:07:24 PM
Not sure how I feel about drinking a beer called DTs.  Seems kinda wrong.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on August 13, 2011, 10:28:05 PM
IPA's don't have to be redic strong. Try a Ranger IPA from new belgium if you "don't like IPA's" then get back to me.

Will try and report
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on August 13, 2011, 10:35:31 PM
I've also heard excellent things about the Stone Brewery, but can't find that crap anywhere.  

Everything from Stone is pretty good but definitely try the Ruination IPA, Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale & Arrogant Bastard.

My brother made me try the ruination IPA a few months back.... At first I felt like a huge pussy for not liking it at all, then I realized it must be an acquired taste and that he gained a good 50 pounds in college acquiring said taste

It's just individual taste. am I a huge pussy because I don't like the taste bourbon and tequila? doubtful. they just don't taste good to me. is clams an eight foot tall science experiment gone wrong because he doesn't like the taste of cilantro? probably. but that's a whole dif thread for a dif time and place.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on August 13, 2011, 10:38:30 PM
IPA's don't have to be redic strong. Try a Ranger IPA from new belgium if you "don't like IPA's" then get back to me.

Will try and report

try the odells ipa too. It's super citrusy and the type of ipa that I love. go to a big store and get a mixed pak and try one each day before trying something else and I bet you find one you like. odells though.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on August 13, 2011, 10:48:43 PM
Avery IPA is one of my favorites. Has a somewhat creamy taste too it, yet still crisp and refreshing.     :gocho:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on August 13, 2011, 10:55:55 PM
Anyone know the IBU of Miller High Life?

Craft beers like that have very low IBUs. I would guess that Miller High Life has something like 10 IBUs.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on August 14, 2011, 09:13:15 AM
Fantastic Beer that everyone would love:  Left Hand Brewery - Milk Stout


Had this last night.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stupid Fitz on August 14, 2011, 09:40:20 AM
Fantastic Beer that everyone would love:  Left Hand Brewery - Milk Stout


Had this last night.  :thumbs:

Left Hand makes good beer.  Polestar Pilsner is delicious. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: FP TC etc. on August 14, 2011, 06:05:05 PM
Anyone know the IBU of Miller High Life?

Had this last night.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on August 14, 2011, 06:32:20 PM
IPA's don't have to be redic strong. Try a Ranger IPA from new belgium if you "don't like IPA's" then get back to me.

Will try and report

try the odells ipa too. It's super citrusy and the type of ipa that I love. go to a big store and get a mixed pak and try one each day before trying something else and I bet you find one you like. odells though.

The O'Dells IPA is fantastic.  Also, they have the coolest draught pull (ferocious elephant head).
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on August 14, 2011, 06:34:34 PM


That reminds me, Sam Adams came out with an IPA.  I think it's called Latitude, every bottle in the 12 pack has a story about the hops.

Oh yea, the beer is really good too.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on August 15, 2011, 10:49:55 PM
Just cracked open Goose Island Pere Jacques

(http://www.gooseisland.com/filebin/images/products/full/pere_jacques_2010.jpg)

its delicious
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on August 18, 2011, 05:28:06 PM
Just cracked open Goose Island Pere Jacques

(http://www.gooseisland.com/filebin/images/products/full/pere_jacques_2010.jpg)

its delicious

Will have to try this.  Reminds me of what started this thread, Bourbon County Stout.

Also, just finished La Trappe Quadrupel.  Excellent.  Sweet and fruity taste. Abv is nicely hidden (10%). Not as lively/spicy as the Westmalle but still an excellent beer.  Those rough ridin' monks now how to brew.   :pray: (ftp://:pray:)-------> :drink: (ftp://:drink:)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 18, 2011, 06:10:38 PM
Just cracked open Goose Island Pere Jacques

(http://www.gooseisland.com/filebin/images/products/full/pere_jacques_2010.jpg)

its delicious

Will have to try this.  Reminds me of what started this thread, Bourbon County Stout.

Also, just finished La Trappe Quadrupel.  Excellent.  Sweet and fruity taste. Abv is nicely hidden (10%). Not as lively/spicy as the Westmalle but still an excellent beer.  Those rough ridin' monks now how to brew.   :pray: (ftp://:pray:)-------> :drink: (ftp://:drink:)

If I ever saw a dude drinking beer out of a wine glass, I'd likely kick him in the cooter.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 18, 2011, 06:30:05 PM
Just cracked open Goose Island Pere Jacques

(http://www.gooseisland.com/filebin/images/products/full/pere_jacques_2010.jpg)

its delicious

Will have to try this.  Reminds me of what started this thread, Bourbon County Stout.

Also, just finished La Trappe Quadrupel.  Excellent.  Sweet and fruity taste. Abv is nicely hidden (10%). Not as lively/spicy as the Westmalle but still an excellent beer.  Those effing monks now how to brew.   :pray: (ftp://:pray:)-------> :drink: (ftp://:drink:)

If I ever saw a dude drinking beer out of a wine glass, I'd likely kick him in the cooter.

you are one weird dude
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 18, 2011, 07:18:10 PM
Boulevard Double Wide IPA (part of the Smokestack Series) .... Good (7.5 out of 10).  I was hoping it would be better, but really it just tasted like an assload of average tasting hops.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 18, 2011, 07:32:54 PM
Boulevard Double Wide IPA (part of the Smokestack Series) .... Good (7.5 out of 10).  I was hoping it would be better, but really it just tasted like an assload of average tasting hops.

I liked it.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 18, 2011, 07:55:47 PM
Boulevard Double Wide IPA (part of the Smokestack Series) .... Good (7.5 out of 10).  I was hoping it would be better, but really it just tasted like an assload of average tasting hops.
welcome to every rough ridin' ipa out there right now.  the ipa arms race has fooled a nation of mid 20 year old guys that overhopping beer is a good thing.  man, the hops in that 120 minute IPA tasted a lot stronger than the hops in the 115 minute IPA i drank last week, it's so much better.  word.  :flush:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 19, 2011, 07:40:47 AM
Just cracked open Goose Island Pere Jacques

(http://www.gooseisland.com/filebin/images/products/full/pere_jacques_2010.jpg)

its delicious

Will have to try this.  Reminds me of what started this thread, Bourbon County Stout.

Also, just finished La Trappe Quadrupel.  Excellent.  Sweet and fruity taste. Abv is nicely hidden (10%). Not as lively/spicy as the Westmalle but still an excellent beer.  Those rough ridin' monks now how to brew.   :pray: (ftp://:pray:)-------> :drink: (ftp://:drink:)

If I ever saw a dude drinking beer out of a wine glass, I'd likely kick him in the cooter.
that's not a wine glass
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 19, 2011, 07:41:23 AM
Boulevard Double Wide IPA (part of the Smokestack Series) .... Good (7.5 out of 10).  I was hoping it would be better, but really it just tasted like an assload of average tasting hops.
welcome to every rough ridin' ipa out there right now.  the ipa arms race has fooled a nation of mid 20 year old guys that overhopping beer is a good thing.  man, the hops in that 120 minute IPA tasted a lot stronger than the hops in the 115 minute IPA i drank last week, it's so much better.  word.  :flush:
this is incorrect/inaccurate
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 19, 2011, 07:46:39 AM
very accurate, very correct.  you wouldn't know a good beer if i smashed a keg of it over your dome. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 19, 2011, 07:50:44 AM
IPAs are starting to become the truck nuts of beer.  there are some really good ones out there but at some point people decided it was a test of their manliness to drink the hoppiest thing they could find.  I am secure enough to follow an IPA with a raspberry lager in front of god or anyone.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 19, 2011, 09:45:44 AM
IPAs have starting to become the truck nuts of beer.  there are some really good ones out there but at some point people decided it was a test of their manliness to drink the hoppiest thing they could find.  I am secure enough to follow an IPA with a raspberry lager in front of god or anyone.
Drink a porter if you want to be cool/original, not an IPA.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on August 19, 2011, 10:23:43 AM
IPAs have starting to become the truck nuts of beer.  there are some really good ones out there but at some point people decided it was a test of their manliness to drink the hoppiest thing they could find.  I am secure enough to follow an IPA with a raspberry lager in front of god or anyone.

Agreed
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 19, 2011, 01:07:21 PM
IPAs have starting to become the truck nuts of beer.  there are some really good ones out there but at some point people decided it was a test of their manliness to drink the hoppiest thing they could find.  I am secure enough to follow an IPA with a raspberry lager in front of god or anyone.

Agreed
Idiots
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on August 19, 2011, 01:15:06 PM
cannot wait for the guy fieri extreme ipa brought to you by applebees (tm)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on August 19, 2011, 01:17:59 PM
finished some Schlafly Weissbier this week.  Says on the label that it has clove and banana.  Was intrigued but didn't taste the banana at all.  That said, it was pretty damn good.

Last week had Schlafly rasberry unfiltered wheat.  Was really good.  buying more of both tonight.

The Weissbier is one that is better after it warms up a little, imo.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 19, 2011, 02:22:51 PM
cannot wait for the guy fieri extreme ipa brought to you by applebees (tm)

:lol:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 19, 2011, 02:25:18 PM
the applebees extreme ipa brought to you by guy fieri
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on August 19, 2011, 03:40:57 PM
Just cracked open Goose Island Pere Jacques

(http://www.gooseisland.com/filebin/images/products/full/pere_jacques_2010.jpg)

its delicious

Drinking now.  Not bad.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 19, 2011, 05:31:19 PM
currently drinking (12.5%):

(http://bythepint.com/sites/default/files/images/lucky-bucket-certified-evil-beer-review.preview.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 19, 2011, 05:41:01 PM
certified evil was very good.  malty and hoppy but not too much of either.  very dry.  A

currently drinking (28 IBU / 5.3%):

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/267329_10150731367845015_173738790014_19913186_5210792_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 19, 2011, 06:15:35 PM
Emyrean Aries was meh.  Nothing stuck out other than it was a bit darker than a traditional Marzen.  C+

Currently drinking (40 IBU / 6%):

(http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/108560.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 19, 2011, 06:22:26 PM
wastoid
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: chum1 on August 19, 2011, 06:28:49 PM
glad i saw this thread because i can report that i just picked up a twelve pack of high life for $6.99.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on August 19, 2011, 06:42:17 PM
glad i saw this thread because i can report that i just picked up a twelve pack of high life for $6.99.

 :thumbs:  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on August 19, 2011, 06:47:22 PM
currently drinking (12.5%):

(http://bythepint.com/sites/default/files/images/lucky-bucket-certified-evil-beer-review.preview.jpg)

Hmm, looks good.  Is it a stout?  That ABV is right up my alley. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on August 19, 2011, 06:50:12 PM
(http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/24172.jpg)

just what I wanted
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on August 19, 2011, 06:53:54 PM
currently drinking (40 IBU / 4.2%)
(http://www.artzberger.com/BeerCans/newcans/canpics/Miller_New_Lite_16_oz.jpg)

(liquor store run pending)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on August 19, 2011, 06:57:37 PM
glad i saw this thread because i can report that i just picked up a twelve pack of high life for $6.99.
nothing wrong with high life
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 19, 2011, 07:10:07 PM
currently drinking (12.5%):

(http://bythepint.com/sites/default/files/images/lucky-bucket-certified-evil-beer-review.preview.jpg)

Hmm, looks good.  Is it a stout?  That ABV is right up my alley.  

Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 20, 2011, 12:29:08 AM
currently drinking (12.5%):

(http://bythepint.com/sites/default/files/images/lucky-bucket-certified-evil-beer-review.preview.jpg)

Hmm, looks good.  Is it a stout?  That ABV is right up my alley.  

Belgian Strong Dark Ale

mommy.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: O-town Kat on August 20, 2011, 12:25:48 PM
Couple miller lites with lunch.  Players practice to their kick off times and I need to too.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Boakai on August 21, 2011, 08:39:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go3rIKghpIE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go3rIKghpIE)

Pretty enjoyable series.  :D
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 22, 2011, 07:43:33 AM
Drank my last bottle of 2011 Saison-Brett last night :(

Officially out of my summer beers :(

On to Oktoberfest! :fatty:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 22, 2011, 07:52:45 AM
Drank my last bottle of 2011 Saison-Brett last night :(

Officially out of my summer beers :(

On to Oktoberfest! :fatty:
What's your favorite Oktoberfest beer?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 22, 2011, 07:55:54 AM
Drank my last bottle of 2011 Saison-Brett last night :(

Officially out of my summer beers :(

On to Oktoberfest! :fatty:
What's your favorite Oktoberfest beer?
Southern Tier Imperial Pumking Ale
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
Ayinger Oktoberfest Marzen
Boulevard Bob's 47
O'Fallon Wheach
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on August 22, 2011, 09:24:52 AM
Drank my last bottle of 2011 Saison-Brett last night :(

Officially out of my summer beers :(

On to Oktoberfest! :fatty:
What's your favorite Oktoberfest beer?
Southern Tier Imperial Pumking Ale
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
Ayinger Oktoberfest Marzen
Boulevard Bob's 47
O'Fallon Wheach


if there is a list of beers grosser than the one above, please keep it away from my eyes.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 22, 2011, 09:56:19 AM
Drank my last bottle of 2011 Saison-Brett last night :(

Officially out of my summer beers :(

On to Oktoberfest! :fatty:
What's your favorite Oktoberfest beer?
Southern Tier Imperial Pumking Ale
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
Ayinger Oktoberfest Marzen
Boulevard Bob's 47
O'Fallon Wheach


if there is a list of beers grosser than the one above, please keep it away from my eyes.
dnr
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on August 22, 2011, 10:09:40 AM
Drank my last bottle of 2011 Saison-Brett last night :(

Officially out of my summer beers :(

On to Oktoberfest! :fatty:
What's your favorite Oktoberfest beer?
Southern Tier Imperial Pumking Ale
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
Ayinger Oktoberfest Marzen
Boulevard Bob's 47
O'Fallon Wheach


if there is a list of beers grosser than the one above, please keep it away from my eyes.
dnr

if there is a list of beers grosser than the one above, please keep it away from my eyes.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on August 26, 2011, 08:06:49 PM
Currently drinking (40 IBU / 6%):

(http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/108560.jpg)

did you enjoy this?  i just picked up a sixer and am not that impressed.  label talks of a "bold finale" -  :lol:  <---- guy fieri
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on August 26, 2011, 08:20:38 PM
just can't handle IPA.  I like the taste as it's in my mouth, but the 20 minute aftertaste is too much.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on September 22, 2011, 04:58:38 PM
Trappistes Rochefort  #10  -  One of the best beers I've ever had.   :lick: (ftp://:lick:)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 22, 2011, 06:02:01 PM
(http://www.joesixpack.net/images/HackerPschorr_Oktoberfest.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 22, 2011, 06:06:18 PM
saul, remember when you were all gung ho on american breweries dominating everyone?  you have posted mostly imports recently I've noticed.  not that oktoberfests are really relevant to this but just noticed.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 22, 2011, 06:09:18 PM
I believe that to be inaccurate
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 22, 2011, 06:24:29 PM
I believe that to be inaccurate

which part? because, if it's the part about american breweries being by far the best then lol. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 22, 2011, 06:30:30 PM
I believe that to be inaccurate

which part? because, if it's the part about american breweries being by far the best then lol

D.SCOTT!!!

I misunderstood your post, are you talking about my untappd posts or in this thread?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on September 22, 2011, 06:31:57 PM
I like American beers.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on September 22, 2011, 06:38:08 PM
I believe that to be inaccurate

which part? because, if it's the part about american breweries being by far the best then lol. 

sd, what are you saying?  Are you saying that american breweries suck?  For god's sake, what are you saying?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 22, 2011, 06:41:09 PM
Mods, please delete thread. tia.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on September 22, 2011, 06:41:40 PM
tried and liked sierra nevada IPA.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 22, 2011, 07:30:53 PM
American beer blows the doors off any swill you can get over seas.  Microbreweries have changed everything in this country.

 :dubious:

I agree with this btw
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 22, 2011, 07:38:16 PM
American beer blows the doors off any swill you can get over seas.  Microbreweries have changed everything in this country.

 :dubious:

I agree with this btw
I've found that importers tend to only import pisswater, but my statement still holds true I think.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 22, 2011, 07:40:37 PM
American beer blows the doors off any swill you can get over seas.  Microbreweries have changed everything in this country.

 :dubious:

I agree with this btw
I've found that importers tend to only import pisswater, but my statement still holds true I think.

yeah, that's what I was getting at.  most of your more recent post in this thread have been about imports.  just thought it was weird.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: O-town Kat on September 22, 2011, 11:32:55 PM
Fave beer ever is Licher Pils from Germany.  If anyone happens to see it distributed stateside please shout.  Somewhat available throughout Europe, and an expensive special order to the US.  Just delicious.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on September 22, 2011, 11:54:19 PM
My dad always brings back a shitload of Bitburger back from Germany.  Good stuff.  No idea if it's available locally or not.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on September 23, 2011, 08:43:45 AM
American beer blows the doors off any swill you can get over seas.  Microbreweries have changed everything in this country.

hey guys guess who just called?  1998

:flush:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kitten_mittons on September 23, 2011, 09:03:19 AM
American beer blows the doors off any swill you can get over seas.  Microbreweries have changed everything in this country.

hey guys guess who just called?  1998

:flush:
Did they want that joke back?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on September 23, 2011, 09:15:54 AM
nope.  said the joke was as elite as elite hawk 2014. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 23, 2011, 09:32:26 AM
American beer blows the doors off any swill you can get over seas.  Microbreweries have changed everything in this country.

hey guys guess who just called?  1998

:flush:
HAY GUYZ HAVE YOU HEARD OF THIS NEW BEER CALLED SAM ADAMS BOSTON LAGER!? OMFG ITS GOOD BUT A LITTLE PRICEY
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stupid Fitz on September 23, 2011, 09:39:44 AM
American beer blows the doors off any swill you can get over seas.  Microbreweries have changed everything in this country.

hey guys guess who just called?  1998

:flush:
HAY GUYZ HAVE YOU HEARD OF THIS NEW BEER CALLED SAM ADAMS BOSTON LAGER!? OMFG ITS GOOD BUT A LITTLE PRICEY

Lol
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on September 23, 2011, 09:41:42 AM
sam adams and leinie are the bud light and miller lite of upper-class suburbia. Pretty funny.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 23, 2011, 09:54:32 AM
sam adams and leinie are the bud light and miller lite of upper-class suburbia. Pretty funny.
Agreed, however Sam Adams does produce some very good (not great) beers.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on September 23, 2011, 10:12:48 AM
I'm a fan of Steven's point.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on September 23, 2011, 10:28:50 AM
sam adams and leinie are the bud light and miller lite of upper-class suburbia. Pretty funny.
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what's even funnier is that saul thinks that the only american craft beers around in 1998 were sam adams and leinie.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: chum1 on September 23, 2011, 10:33:04 AM
I can't believe beer snobbery is still around.  Do you guys only drink the "good" coffee, too?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on September 23, 2011, 10:52:23 AM
I can't believe beer snobbery is still around.  Do you guys only drink the "good" coffee, too?

c1 said:  queen to A8
computer:  sorry saul, checkmate.

:lol: 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 23, 2011, 10:53:41 AM
 :kstategrad:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on September 23, 2011, 11:00:07 AM
I tried one of these last weekend. It was horrible. I usually like just about anything, but this was hard to finish.


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_PijUeE2hFg/TmUw4A2YTvI/AAAAAAAACz8/QduNafVL5lk/s1600/Samuel+Adams+Bonfire+Rauchbier.JPG)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on September 23, 2011, 02:24:19 PM
I tried one of these last weekend. It was horrible. I usually like just about anything, but this was hard to finish.


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_PijUeE2hFg/TmUw4A2YTvI/AAAAAAAACz8/QduNafVL5lk/s1600/Samuel+Adams+Bonfire+Rauchbier.JPG)

I liked it, it tastes similar to most smoke type brews.  I thought it was much better than the Sam A. pumpkin.

I'm just glad the weather is cooling, which allows for drinking of heavier beers.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on September 23, 2011, 02:54:01 PM
I'm scared to death of pumpkin beers.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 23, 2011, 03:51:20 PM
I'm scared to death of pumpkin beers.
Schlafly makes one of the best IMO
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on September 23, 2011, 04:15:30 PM
Are beer enthusiasts welcome here or only connoisseurs?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: chum1 on September 23, 2011, 04:35:06 PM
i'm going to go pick up some more high life in a bit.  almost out.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 23, 2011, 05:20:30 PM
(http://brewkettletimes.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/paulaner-weisn-21.jpg?w=462&h=495)

drink gallons every sep/oct.  or liters I guess.  
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on September 23, 2011, 07:55:22 PM
Not usually a fan of fruity beers but Sam Adams cranberry lambic is a guilty pleasure of mine once the weather gets nice and chilly.  :lick:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 24, 2011, 09:26:35 PM
Not usually a fan of fruity beers but Sam Adams cranberry lambic is a guilty pleasure of mine once the weather gets nice and chilly.  :lick:
:flush:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on September 24, 2011, 09:43:04 PM
Not usually a fan of fruity beers but Sam Adams cranberry lambic is a guilty pleasure of mine once the weather gets nice and chilly.  :lick:

i love when winter comes and the holiday sampler pack comes out.  the holiday porter is one of my favorite beers ever, can't explain it.  have to pawn the cranberry lambics off on ms tobias, though.  how do you do it?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: raquetcat on September 24, 2011, 10:07:33 PM
hey SD, have you toured lucky bucket yet? Very cool small place, costs like $3 and you get lots of free samples of the different types of beer they are brewing currently and the vodka, would recommend to any one visiting Omaha
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on September 25, 2011, 01:20:28 AM
Like I said, fruit beers are not something I usually enjoy but I actually like that cranberry lambic.  Just that one though, I've had others and did not like them at all.  Also, Raspberry Frambois.  (I know I spelled that wrong.)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 25, 2011, 07:29:28 AM
hey SD, have you toured lucky bucket yet? Very cool small place, costs like $3 and you get lots of free samples of the different types of beer they are brewing currently and the vodka, would recommend to any one visiting Omaha

No, will do asap

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Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on October 17, 2011, 10:17:31 AM
Found a beer last week that was one of the best I've ever had...

(http://ourfinds.marthastewart.com/files/2011/07/white_ale_11.2oz.jpg)

also had

(http://365beers.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/hitachino_nest_classic_ale.jpg?w=470)

the white was absolutely incredible.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on October 17, 2011, 10:20:27 AM
Had a CBS this weekend. These are going for 50-60 bucks on eBay. Pretty rare, but delicious.

(http://www.foundersbrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/CBS_bottle-630x908.jpg)

looking forward to this (released this week):

(http://brewforia.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/b/r/brand_harvest_dance.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on October 17, 2011, 10:21:51 AM
Here's what I'll be enjoying tonight:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_e-YxtJRmw3s/SxE5j7eVciI/AAAAAAAADds/COsb5JTE5Lc/s1600/rogue-shakespeare-stout2.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dlew12 on October 17, 2011, 10:26:55 AM
Enjoyed a Halcyon 6'r during the Tech game.

 :lick:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iYkRTTj7b6k/TZvGZP-fMGI/AAAAAAAABzA/A3KuHMBYRHY/s1600/100_3892.JPG)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on October 17, 2011, 01:04:46 PM
Found a beer last week that was one of the best I've ever had...

(http://ourfinds.marthastewart.com/files/2011/07/white_ale_11.2oz.jpg)
the white was absolutely incredible.

ya hitachino nest is fantastic.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on October 17, 2011, 01:17:28 PM
have a bottle of this in my fridge:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3434/3303184720_a419d93cef.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on October 17, 2011, 01:22:54 PM
have a bottle of this in my fridge:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3434/3303184720_a419d93cef.jpg)

jealous. where did you find it?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on October 17, 2011, 01:27:10 PM
have a bottle of this in my fridge:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3434/3303184720_a419d93cef.jpg)

jealous. where did you find it?
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16215/view=beerfly

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: raquetcat on October 18, 2011, 09:07:14 PM
have a bottle of this in my fridge:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3434/3303184720_a419d93cef.jpg)

jealous. where did you find it?
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16215/view=beerfly



 :surprised: I used that same beer to make a dark and stormy, except Meyer's only had 1 bottle when I went, very cool little liquor store
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on October 18, 2011, 09:56:35 PM
Kinda pricey.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: raquetcat on October 18, 2011, 11:15:04 PM
Kinda pricey.

yeah that ginger beer was like $3 or $4 a bottle, I mean I'm as   :kstategrad:  as the next guy, but I was kind of glad they only had 1 bottle :don'twannalookcheap:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on October 18, 2011, 11:45:49 PM
Kinda pricey.

yeah that ginger beer was like $3 or $4 a bottle, I mean I'm as   :kstategrad:  as the next guy, but I was kind of glad they only had 1 bottle :don'twannalookcheap:

holy crap only $3 or $4 a bottle?! when i saw it at any store on the east coast it was at least $8.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on October 20, 2011, 11:14:34 PM
(http://www.theperfectlyhappyman.com/uploads/samuel-adams-winter-lager.jpg)

Now available!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on October 20, 2011, 11:41:24 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8lCcJHd5NXk/TM3vhNOOaRI/AAAAAAAABTs/-kgR7WEK6tE/s320/Samuel+Smith+Oatmeal+Stout.JPG)

New THE FRIDGE has this. Personal fave.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on October 21, 2011, 12:10:44 AM
are the sam adams winter classics out yet?  i'm ready to feast on holiday porters/waste money on the other 10 beers in the pack.   :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on October 21, 2011, 12:13:01 AM
Had a CBS this weekend. These are going for 50-60 bucks on eBay. Pretty rare, but delicious.

(http://www.foundersbrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/CBS_bottle-630x908.jpg)



my old boss works there.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: raquetcat on October 28, 2011, 06:17:37 PM
has anyone tried the velvet rooster (great name btw) by tallgrass

http://www.tallgrassbeer.com/velvetrooster.html
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: hemmy on October 28, 2011, 06:44:02 PM
(http://www.theperfectlyhappyman.com/uploads/samuel-adams-winter-lager.jpg)

Now available!

Had today.  Meh.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on October 28, 2011, 07:08:35 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8lCcJHd5NXk/TM3vhNOOaRI/AAAAAAAABTs/-kgR7WEK6tE/s320/Samuel+Smith+Oatmeal+Stout.JPG)

New THE FRIDGE has this. Personal fave.

Like I said earlier in this thread, Sammy Smith has great crap.  I think I said that earlier.  Too lazy to go back and check.  Anyway, the Oatmeal stout is very good.  Enjoying a Tank 7 as I type.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on October 28, 2011, 08:05:55 PM
Try the Sammy Smith organic strawberry for sweetness overload
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Trim on October 29, 2011, 12:09:42 PM
I drank a shitload of coors lights last night.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on October 29, 2011, 01:10:10 PM
As did I Trim, as did I.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on October 29, 2011, 01:20:35 PM
(http://cheers-in.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/duchesse.jpg)

Duchesse de Bourgogne
Belgium, Sour Ale, 6.2% abv

had this last night.  very odd tasting but I liked it a lot.  very sour
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on October 29, 2011, 02:22:02 PM
Traded my little bro a 2 liter of pepsi for a 30 pack of miller lt.  I got screwed on the deal.  :yuck:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: deuce on October 29, 2011, 04:28:30 PM
(http://odellbrewing.com/images/bottles/iso-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on November 03, 2011, 07:23:48 PM
has anyone tried the velvet rooster (great name btw) by tallgrass

http://www.tallgrassbeer.com/velvetrooster.html

I have. It's a belgian style ale on steroids. Very big. VERY big. Almost too much for me. Nice flavor overall, but not my favorite.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 03, 2011, 07:24:41 PM
we can no longer get avery in omaha  :dubious:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 03, 2011, 07:25:55 PM
how is the blvd/deschutes white ipa or whatever?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 03, 2011, 07:30:13 PM
how is the blvd/deschutes white ipa or whatever?
Collaboration #2, I like it. Getting kinda old now though. Buyer BEWARE!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on November 03, 2011, 07:30:55 PM
how is the blvd/deschutes white ipa or whatever?

pretty good
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 03, 2011, 07:32:34 PM
new place in Omaha, pretty jacked to visit:

http://www.krugpark.com/index.html
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 03, 2011, 07:35:25 PM
Gulden Draak - (Brouwerij Van Steenberge. Ertvelde, Belgium) - ABV 10.5% - 6.75

:fatty:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Pete on November 03, 2011, 07:38:00 PM
This year's label is nice.
(http://www.merchantduvin.com/images/i-samuelsmith-winter-welcome.png)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on November 03, 2011, 07:40:26 PM
new place in Omaha, pretty jacked to visit:

http://www.krugpark.com/index.html

seems like you should probably become a member.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on November 03, 2011, 07:43:32 PM
Found out tonight that our very own Joe Bob Clements is a big fan of:

(http://www.theperfectlyhappyman.com/uploads/boddingtons-pub-ale.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 03, 2011, 07:54:58 PM
new place in Omaha, pretty jacked to visit:

http://www.krugpark.com/index.html

seems like you should probably become a member.

It is probably a 30 minute drive from my casa  :frown:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr. tylerhughes on November 03, 2011, 08:08:03 PM
Found out tonight that our very own Joe Bob Clements is a big fan of:

(http://www.theperfectlyhappyman.com/uploads/boddingtons-pub-ale.jpg)

meh...

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 03, 2011, 08:10:37 PM
boddingtons tastes like milk
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on November 03, 2011, 08:12:09 PM
Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale is one of my favorite winter brews. I always stare down O'Dell's Isolation Ale before deciding it's too expensive. Can anyone confirm?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on November 03, 2011, 08:12:32 PM
Gulden Draak - (Brouwerij Van Steenberge. Ertvelde, Belgium) - ABV 10.5% - 6.75

:fatty:

Hey Saul~
Covered Golden Draak on page 12;

"Does Samuel have anything bad?  My neighbor bought me a 4 pack of Golden Draak Ale for my birthday.  It is incredible.  Very fruity, but not the citrusy type of fruity. This reminded me of dark, red, sweet fruit like a plum.  Not much of a hop flavor since this is a belgian ale and it has a sweet taste to it.  Also doesn't hurt that it's 10.5% alcohol.  I'd highly recommend but I bet it isn't the cheapest. "

Also, had a Bornem Triple Abbey Ale last night.  It was also very good.  9%abv.

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on November 03, 2011, 08:27:56 PM
boddingtons tastes like milk

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?  :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on November 03, 2011, 08:29:19 PM
boddingtons tastes like milk

if by "milk" you mean the grossest milk you've ever had in your life then yeah. also sidenote- i think keystone light tastes like grass.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on November 03, 2011, 08:56:33 PM
Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale is one of my favorite winter brews. I always stare down O'Dell's Isolation Ale before deciding it's too expensive. Can anyone confirm?
the O'Dell's IA is pretty good.


this crap right here, it's worth its weight in gold.  i love it.
This year's label is nice.
(http://www.merchantduvin.com/images/i-samuelsmith-winter-welcome.png)


my favorite was the breckenridge christmas ale.  these two bottles below, i drank a lot of them (the '94 on the left and the '95 on the right).  we brought back bottles of the 94 with us from denver, they weren't selling it in KS yet.  it wasn't until 12th St Pub opened that Breckenridge was sold in KS, we put it on tap with uber elite ceramic lightning bolt tap handles.  as you can see, they used to only sell it in elite 750ml bottles
(http://www.beerbottlecollector.com/Quickstart/ImageLib/mvc-014s.jpgW.jpg)

also love the anchor merry christmas, tastes like a pine cone in a bottle!!!

also love the Delerium Noel, very different.

(http://www.united-nations-of-beer.com/images/delirium-noel-21353891.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on November 03, 2011, 08:57:17 PM
i DO love christmas ales
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: raquetcat on November 03, 2011, 09:53:51 PM
Just had a velvet rooster (tripel ale belgian style) from tallgrass gotta say I love it
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on November 03, 2011, 10:20:04 PM
how is the blvd/deschutes white ipa or whatever?

I reviewed this a couple months ago, gave it like a 5 out of 10 or something.  Its not good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on November 04, 2011, 08:39:12 PM
are the sam adams winter classics out yet?  i'm ready to feast on holiday porters/waste money on the other 10 beers in the pack.   :drink:

They just came out. Nespor's just got them today
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on November 04, 2011, 08:41:58 PM
enjoying a blvd pale ale tonight.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sys on November 04, 2011, 08:45:53 PM
san miguel of the philippines isn't the same thing as san miguel mahou of spain and doesn't taste the same.  gross.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on November 04, 2011, 08:48:25 PM
san miguel of the philippines isn't the same thing as san miguel mahou of spain and doesn't taste the same.  gross.

yeah. we covered that back on page 8 or 9 i think. maybe 10.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on November 04, 2011, 09:47:45 PM
Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale is one of my favorite winter brews. I always stare down O'Dell's Isolation Ale before deciding it's too expensive. Can anyone confirm?
the O'Dell's IA is pretty good.



Enjoying O'Dell's Isolation Ale right now. It may be better than Samuel Adam's Winter Lager.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: KCFDcat on November 06, 2011, 10:09:22 PM
how is the blvd/deschutes white ipa or whatever?

I reviewed this a couple months ago, gave it like a 5 out of 10 or something.  Its not good.

it was reviewed as one of the top 25 beers of the year. you obviously have no idea what you're talking about.

http://draftmag.com/features/top-25-beers-of-2011/ (http://draftmag.com/features/top-25-beers-of-2011/)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on November 06, 2011, 10:12:05 PM
how is the blvd/deschutes white ipa or whatever?

I reviewed this a couple months ago, gave it like a 5 out of 10 or something.  Its not good.

it was reviewed as one of the top 25 beers of the year. you obviously have no idea what you're talking about.

http://draftmag.com/features/top-25-beers-of-2011/ (http://draftmag.com/features/top-25-beers-of-2011/)

oh ok, it's great then  :flush:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on December 07, 2011, 07:42:48 PM
Have you guys had Velvet Rooster by Tallgrass?  They are having a 2 hour free for all on it at the booze shop here in Omaha friday.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on December 07, 2011, 07:49:55 PM
Have you guys had Velvet Rooster by Tallgrass?  They are having a 2 hour free for all on it at the booze shop here in Omaha friday.
yes
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on December 07, 2011, 08:40:54 PM
thanks, sounds like a winner.  i will have to check it out.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 07, 2011, 08:41:40 PM
Have you guys had Velvet Rooster by Tallgrass?  They are having a 2 hour free for all on it at the booze shop here in Omaha friday.
yeah, It's ok
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: O-town Kat on December 08, 2011, 11:31:29 AM
Yeah the rooster is ok.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on December 08, 2011, 01:29:23 PM
how is the blvd/deschutes white ipa or whatever?

I reviewed this a couple months ago, gave it like a 5 out of 10 or something.  Its not good.

it was reviewed as one of the top 25 beers of the year. you obviously have no idea what you're talking about.

http://draftmag.com/features/top-25-beers-of-2011/ (http://draftmag.com/features/top-25-beers-of-2011/)

oh ok, it's great then  :flush:

I really liked it. One of the better smokestacks IMO
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on December 08, 2011, 07:12:22 PM
This is very good

(http://bythepint.com/sites/default/files/images/firestone-walker-double-jack-beer-review-kansas-city.preview.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on December 08, 2011, 07:13:47 PM
Yeah the rooster is ok.

tried, meh
Title: Re: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: raquetcat on December 14, 2011, 11:50:41 AM
Just had a velvet rooster (tripel ale belgian style) from tallgrass gotta say I love it


Have you guys had Velvet Rooster by Tallgrass?  They are having a 2 hour free for all on it at the booze shop here in Omaha friday.
Like totally free? At brix? And welcome to a month and a half ago
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on December 14, 2011, 12:00:04 PM
yeah, at brix.  sorry I missed your stupid smelly post. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on December 14, 2011, 12:31:47 PM
Is tallgrass as garbage as I think it is?  Any of it any good?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dlew12 on December 14, 2011, 01:22:45 PM
Halcyon is the best thing Tallgrass has ever done.

It is legitimately, a very good wheat beer and I'm not saying that just because it's local.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on December 14, 2011, 01:38:09 PM
Halcyon is the best thing Tallgrass has ever done.

It is legitimately, a very good wheat beer and I'm not saying that just because it's local.

think I had that this summer and liked it, is that the blue can?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on December 14, 2011, 02:02:16 PM
Halcyon is the best thing Tallgrass has ever done.

It is legitimately, a very good wheat beer and I'm not saying that just because it's local.

Trick question. There are no good wheat beers.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on December 14, 2011, 08:18:52 PM
Is tallgrass as garbage as I think it is?  Any of it any good?

it's pretty ok
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on December 14, 2011, 08:21:05 PM
Their halcyon wheat is ok.  Not great but decent for a wheat.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: O-town Kat on December 14, 2011, 09:18:16 PM
I like the halcyon.  oasis gets me effed up pretty fast.  only 2 i'll buy regularly.  i like the stout better than most but not a fan of the style.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: FP TC etc. on December 15, 2011, 12:18:54 AM
I thought the halcyon was awful  :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dlew12 on December 15, 2011, 02:34:14 AM
Sorry I didn't know we were in a group that looks down on wheat beers.

Sorry, SausageKing, JTksu.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on December 15, 2011, 08:17:36 AM
sierra nevada has a good heffeweisen(?) more of a summer beer IMO.

I"m really hooked on the smokestack series, double wide, the ale and tank 7.  Getting expensive though.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 15, 2011, 09:42:18 AM
Bourbon Barrel Quad
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on December 15, 2011, 10:01:06 AM
I thought the halcyon was awful  :dunno:

Hmmm.... That's probably because you're a rough ridin' idiot.  For a wheat beer, the Halcyon is really good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on December 15, 2011, 05:34:57 PM
schlayfly winter.  Not bad.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on December 15, 2011, 06:14:17 PM
Also, I've 180'd on IPA, I've tried a bunch and really like them now.  Weird.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 15, 2011, 07:16:23 PM
schlayfly winter.  Not bad.
pretty tasty.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on December 15, 2011, 08:36:46 PM
Bourbon Barrel Quad

11.5 abv  and also  :lick: (ftp://:lick:)  Going to try Laguita's Holiday Ale this weekend.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on December 15, 2011, 08:58:32 PM
Shiner double wheat meh.

New belgium abby ale blech
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on December 15, 2011, 10:09:51 PM
if a girl tells you here two favorite beers are shiner bock and bud light I mean what does that say about her?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on December 15, 2011, 11:48:46 PM
Prolly means she'll let you PIITB.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on December 15, 2011, 11:50:25 PM
And I don't look down on wheat beers, it's just not my favorite style.  Saying that halcyon is pretty good for a wheat is basically saying it's a pretty darn good because I'll still drink it even  though I'm not big on wheats.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: O-town Kat on December 16, 2011, 09:45:25 AM
Free State Winterfest tonight
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on December 16, 2011, 11:36:01 AM
Also, I've 180'd on IPA, I've tried a bunch and really like them now.  Weird.

Not weird. Pretty much everyone who likes IPA's didn't like them at first.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on December 16, 2011, 12:48:46 PM
Also, I've 180'd on IPA, I've tried a bunch and really like them now.  Weird.

Not weird. Pretty much everyone who likes IPA's didn't like them at first.

aye, it's pretty much for advanced beer drinkers :flush:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 05, 2012, 01:49:54 PM
Had Goose Island Marisol last weekend at Torta Frontera.  Didn't know at the time it was a Rick Bayless collaboration.  It was excellent. 

(http://beernews.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Marisol650Label2411.png)

http://chicagoist.com/2010/08/06/chicagoists_beer_of_the_week_goose_3.php
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on January 05, 2012, 10:42:54 PM
Did I already say the New Belgium's Snow Day Ale is fantastic?  Cause it is.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: JavaCat on January 09, 2012, 07:30:35 PM
Drank 750ml of DT during the Cotton Bowl. Glad to see I still liked it as I had a bottle last year that wasn't very good.

Ate at Grunauer last month and had a glass of Hirter Morchl and really liked it. Any of the beer connoisseurs here a fan of it?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on January 09, 2012, 07:52:51 PM
Love DT, great this time of year.
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on January 09, 2012, 07:53:21 PM
Really like the Neversummer Ale from Boulder Brewing Co.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on January 09, 2012, 08:03:20 PM
Did I already say the New Belgium's Snow Day Ale is fantastic?  Cause it is.

Yes, confirmed. Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on January 09, 2012, 09:39:49 PM
Did I already say the New Belgium's Snow Day Ale is fantastic?  Cause it is.

Sure is!   :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Matt Siebrant's Left Hand on January 11, 2012, 04:10:52 PM
Did I already say the New Belgium's Snow Day Ale is fantastic?  Cause it is.

Sure is!   :drink:

I thought it was too smokey. I enjoyed their winter seasonal last year, 2 below.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on January 11, 2012, 05:45:11 PM
Had Goose Island Marisol last weekend at Torta Frontera.  Didn't know at the time it was a Rick Bayless collaboration.  It was excellent. 

(http://beernews.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Marisol650Label2411.png)

http://chicagoist.com/2010/08/06/chicagoists_beer_of_the_week_goose_3.php

Have you seen the Rick Bayless TV show? Some weird vibes going on with his daughter(?).
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 11, 2012, 05:49:04 PM
Only saw one special thing where he went to Cancun and cooked all over with the locals or something on PBS and then saw him on top chef a couple times.  So, no.  He seems kind of different though.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on January 12, 2012, 06:42:15 PM
O'dell's 90 schilling.  not bad.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on January 12, 2012, 06:54:46 PM
Did I already post about Left Hand's Fade To Black  Vol 3?  If not then i like that beer. Its yummy.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on January 12, 2012, 06:57:50 PM
Hey guys. Every beer except "old style" worth drinking.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on January 12, 2012, 06:59:29 PM
Hey guys. Every beer except "old style" worth drinking.
Old Style is pretty good sometimes.  I like almost every beer except most IPAs and Imperial whatevers.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on January 13, 2012, 01:28:41 AM
Had that 90 Shilling a couple days ago, it is pretty tasty.  :lick:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on January 13, 2012, 09:38:58 PM
New Belgium's new spring seasonal:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HR6cYeJq6yA/TsQZO1MUrTI/AAAAAAAAFGI/mdrK579UIks/s1600/nbb-dig.jpg)

Not bad, bud I'm not all that impressed.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: the KHAN! on January 13, 2012, 09:42:41 PM
Drinking this, as I type.


(http://thefullpint.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/shipyard-applehead.jpg)

Tastes fantastic. Kind of "vegetabley". But not bad.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 13, 2012, 09:52:27 PM
am wrapping up the goose tour with sofie tonight.  not my favorite of them.  sour like all farms.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on January 13, 2012, 10:13:57 PM
New Belguim's Belgo may be one of the best beers I've ever had, if not the best. It's a Belgian IPA. If anyone knows another one like it, please let me know.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on January 13, 2012, 10:30:11 PM
New Belguim's Belgo may be one of the best beers I've ever had, if not the best. It's a Belgian IPA. If anyone knows another one like it, please let me know.

The Boulevard smokehouse series Collaboration #2 (if you can still find it) is also a Belgian IPA. They may have made it a seasonal though, so not sure if their is any left in town.   :dunno:

Also, the Green Flash "Le Freak" is another that we have at Nespor's:
 
Quote
Beer Advocate: This Belgian Style IPA is an "out of the box" convergence of beer styles where American Imperial IPA meets Belgian Trippel.
From what I've heard, it's a very  different take on the style, but a Belgian IPA nonetheless.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on January 13, 2012, 10:33:12 PM
Thanks, SabiNation.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on January 14, 2012, 07:56:40 AM
Collab #2 is a combo IPA/Witbier, not IPA/Trippel.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on January 14, 2012, 11:23:01 AM
Witbier and Trippel are both Belgian styles, no?   :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on January 14, 2012, 11:43:32 AM
Collab #2 is a combo IPA/Witbier, not IPA/Trippel.

Collab #2 is a garbage beer.   :lol:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on January 14, 2012, 12:33:17 PM
Witbier and Trippel are both Belgian styles, no?   :dunno:
Yes. However, they are nothing alike.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stupid Fitz on January 14, 2012, 12:36:25 PM
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout.  :lick:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on January 14, 2012, 12:43:59 PM
Witbier and Trippel are both Belgian styles, no?   :dunno:
Yes. However, they are nothing alike.

 :eye:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on January 20, 2012, 12:23:45 PM
A little late but I tried a couple of winter seasonals over the last several weeks and both were fantastic;

Hibernation Ale by Great Divide Brewing Co   &  Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale by Anderson Valley.  If you can still find I highly recommend.

Also had The Beast by Avery Brewing.  $7 for a 12 oz.  but 16.83 ABV.  and the taste was crazy.   Probablly won't buy again but if you have money to burn it would be worth a try. 

Have Fade to Black to try this weekend.  Thanks Chingon. :drink: (ftp://:drink:)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: BW on January 20, 2012, 02:52:13 PM
Prickly Passion Saisson - New Belgium  not too shabby.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on January 20, 2012, 04:12:08 PM
Haha I was tricked  by my subconscious into buying the Beast also. It tastes like concentrated prune juice.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: JavaCat on January 25, 2012, 07:25:05 PM
Blvd Chocolate Ale coming next week. Is this crap good? http://www.inkkc.com/content/chocolate-ale-gets-release-date/
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on January 25, 2012, 07:27:55 PM
It sold out within days last time around. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on January 25, 2012, 07:30:44 PM
It's ok, not great
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Rams on January 25, 2012, 09:59:12 PM
It sold out within days last time around. 

Apparently Elbow (the chocolatier) called Boulevard last year and they were all sold out before he could even get a bottle.  :lol:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on January 25, 2012, 10:11:22 PM
It was good and I would drink it on the reg if they made it more, but people are making way too big of deal about it. eff the beer geeks that camp out and buy up all the cases
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on January 25, 2012, 10:11:55 PM
beer geeks are ruining beer
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on January 26, 2012, 09:04:35 AM
beer geeks are ruining beer

how so
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 26, 2012, 09:05:31 AM
beer geeks are ruining beer

how so

yeah, was also confused by this
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on January 26, 2012, 09:06:20 AM
beer geeks are ruining beer

I believe someone very important once said, "Heineken?!?!?! eff THAT crap! PABST BLUE RIBBON!"

I think that sums up this viewpoint.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on January 26, 2012, 09:10:43 AM
Last night:

Sam Adams Alpine Spring:  :)
Goose Island Mild Winter:  :blank:
Free State John Brown Ale:  :)
Boulder Flashback Indian Brown Ale:  :grin:  :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: ben ji on January 26, 2012, 09:39:55 AM
To lazy to read through this entire thread but I'm a big fan of Pale Ales and IPA's.

Favorites

Free State Copperhead Pale Ale
New Belgium Ranger IPA
Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stupid Fitz on January 29, 2012, 09:32:46 AM
Last night:

Sam Adams Alpine Spring:  :)
Goose Island Mild Winter:  :blank:
Free State John Brown Ale:  :)
Boulder Flashback Indian Brown Ale:  :grin:  :drink:

Had Alpine Spring last night as well.  I liked it a lot.  Seem early for a spring seasonal, but delicious. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on January 29, 2012, 12:46:23 PM
beer geeks are ruining beer

how so
same way geeks ruin everything: its always a state of one-ups-man-ship.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on January 30, 2012, 01:06:10 AM
One could also say that beer geeks are pushing the market in a very nice direction.  Chocolate Ale?  Alpine Spring?  crap like that is a direct result of the market clamoring for more, more, more.  I don't mind it.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: WildcatNkilt on January 31, 2012, 03:38:18 PM
Just bought two bottles of Boulevard Chocolate Ale today.  The liquor store I went to sold out 12 cases in 14 minutes (limiting 2 bottles per customer). 

I hope it's good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on January 31, 2012, 03:42:56 PM
Just bought two bottles of Boulevard Chocolate Ale today.  The liquor store I went to sold out 12 cases in 14 minutes (limiting 2 bottles per customer). 

I hope it's good.
It's ok. Drink a bottle - sell the other on craigslist.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: WildcatNkilt on January 31, 2012, 03:45:50 PM
Just bought two bottles of Boulevard Chocolate Ale today.  The liquor store I went to sold out 12 cases in 14 minutes (limiting 2 bottles per customer). 

I hope it's good.
It's ok. Drink a bottle - sell the other on craigslist.

Thought about it. 

Two local townies were in line at 8:30am for their daily liquor run.  Had no idea why everyone was waiting in line at the liquor store.   :lol:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on January 31, 2012, 03:56:03 PM
I can't believe I forgot to post this. The "reverend" by Avery. Hope you guys like belgian beer.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on January 31, 2012, 04:15:19 PM
Looks like a lot of people with too much time on their hands.


Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on January 31, 2012, 04:43:31 PM
One could also say that beer geeks are pushing the market in a very nice direction.  Chocolate Ale?  Alpine Spring?  crap like that is a direct result of the market clamoring for more, more, more.  I don't mind it.  :dunno:

That's wrong.  Brewers are a creative type, they brew this crap regardless of the beer fad. I had my first white chocolate beer in 1994.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on January 31, 2012, 10:22:11 PM
Maybe so but today I can pick up that type of stuff in any decent liquor store, you couldn't do that in 1994.  Sure, brewers have always tinkered with recipes but today's market has really brought it into the mainstream.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 01, 2012, 06:26:36 AM
Hey, SD, have you ever had Samichlaus Beer?  It's an Austrian Lager.  They sell it at some place in Omaha.  I guess it's the strongest lager beer in the world.  I imagine it is gross, but I really want to try it.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on February 01, 2012, 08:32:47 AM
Samichlaus, Austrian for beer.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Pete on February 01, 2012, 10:51:57 AM
I haven't read a single post in this entire thread, but I was given a bottle of the Boulevard chocolate ale today.  Is this a big deal?  TIA.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: felix rex on February 01, 2012, 11:19:59 AM
There is almost a cult-like following of Chimay going on in DC right now. Saw three bars in downtown this last week with "We have Chimay!" type signs. Mentioned it to a friend and was like "What?! Oh man, they have Chimay?!? Let's go get a Chimay! I'm gonna text Brogan and Flynn to meet us!"
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Rams on February 01, 2012, 11:21:04 AM
I haven't read a single post in this entire thread, but I was given a bottle of the Boulevard chocolate ale today.  Is this a big deal?  TIA.

no
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 01, 2012, 11:22:32 AM
I haven't read a single post in this entire thread, but I was given a bottle of the Boulevard chocolate ale today.  Is this a big deal?  TIA.
It's a decent beer. It's different, there aren't many chocolate ales out there.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 01, 2012, 11:22:47 AM
There is almost a cult-like following of Chimay going on in DC right now. Saw three bars in downtown this last week with "We have Chimay!" type signs. Mentioned it to a friend and was like "What?! Oh man, they have Chimay?!? Let's go get a Chimay! I'm gonna text Brogan and Flynn to meet us!"
I like the blue one the best.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: felix rex on February 01, 2012, 11:38:10 AM
There is almost a cult-like following of Chimay going on in DC right now. Saw three bars in downtown this last week with "We have Chimay!" type signs. Mentioned it to a friend and was like "What?! Oh man, they have Chimay?!? Let's go get a Chimay! I'm gonna text Brogan and Flynn to meet us!"
I like the blue one the best.

Oh, only newbs order the "Premier". Red? Might as well be Yuengling. Did you know it's made by monks? It's ethical. My cousin has a hook up and buys bottle of the exclusive Doree (it's a patersbier). It's much more authentic.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on February 01, 2012, 11:48:40 AM
I haven't read a single post in this entire thread, but I was given a bottle of the Boulevard chocolate ale today.  Is this a big deal?  TIA.

Yes and no.

Is it a big deal? Yes, it's extremely popular and some jerks are selling it for hundreds of dollars online cause you can't find it in the liquor stores unless you're buddies with an owner.

Should it be a big deal? No, Boulevard purposely shorted KC (sent most of the production to the Greater Boston area) so that there was an insane demand, hyped it as if it's liquid gold. It's ok beer, but not worthy of the hype.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on February 01, 2012, 12:27:21 PM
No, Boulevard purposely shorted KC (sent most of the production to the Greater Boston area) so that there was an insane demand, hyped it as if it's liquid gold.

link?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 01, 2012, 02:10:15 PM
I haven't read a single post in this entire thread, but I was given a bottle of the Boulevard chocolate ale today.  Is this a big deal?  TIA.

Yes and no.

Is it a big deal? Yes, it's extremely popular and some jerks are selling it for hundreds of dollars online cause you can't find it in the liquor stores unless you're buddies with an owner.

Should it be a big deal? No, Boulevard purposely shorted KC (sent most of the production to the Greater Boston area) so that there was an insane demand, hyped it as if it's liquid gold. It's ok beer, but not worthy of the hype.

Boston wins again.   :shakesfist:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: WildcatNkilt on February 01, 2012, 03:01:23 PM
I heard about this Utah beer today:

(https://mycotopia.net/forums/attachments/trip-inn/125053d1240528846-polygamy-porter-bring-some-home-wives-2910994916_e7eed1580e.jpg)


Has anyone tried?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on February 01, 2012, 03:34:18 PM
not that particular beer, but wasatch makes v good beers.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on February 01, 2012, 04:54:26 PM
No, Boulevard purposely shorted KC (sent most of the production to the Greater Boston area) so that there was an insane demand, hyped it as if it's liquid gold.

link?

No link, just super secret insidery info from one of my many contacts in the food and bev industry.
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on February 02, 2012, 09:07:31 AM
Had some Red Banshee Ale from fort collins brewing co yesterday. Pleasant, not spectacular.

Really looking to find boulder brewing's Neversummer Ale in manhattan, but have failed thus far. Anyone know where to get it?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on February 02, 2012, 09:10:50 AM
I heard about this Utah beer today:

(https://mycotopia.net/forums/attachments/trip-inn/125053d1240528846-polygamy-porter-bring-some-home-wives-2910994916_e7eed1580e.jpg)


Has anyone tried?


another great named wasatch beer is...

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_t9oqSzYWamY/TCAxRCKAiCI/AAAAAAAAAhs/JB9omxh04KU/s1600/P1030093.JPG)

yes. that is a ram destroying salt lake city.

and yes, that is a decent tasting beer.

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: felix rex on February 02, 2012, 10:07:00 AM
Have we covered shame beers, yet? I think it may be regional issue. It's been high 60s low 70s lately, so I threw inhibition to the wind and picked up a sixer of Land Shark. Was immediately heckled by my neighbor while grilling. I maintained a tough facade, but these things always bite at my "redneck" insecurities.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on February 02, 2012, 10:09:20 AM
Have we covered shame beers, yet? I think it may be regional issue. It's been high 60s low 70s lately, so I threw inhibition to the wind and picked up a sixer of Land Shark. Was immediately heckled by my neighbor while grilling. I maintained a tough facade, but these things always bite at my "redneck" insecurities.

lol,

pretty much red stripe light.  I bet he wouldn't make fun of red stripe. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stupid Fitz on February 02, 2012, 12:03:30 PM
Enjoyed one of my favs the other night.  Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 02, 2012, 12:17:07 PM
Hey, SD, have you ever had Samichlaus Beer?  It's an Austrian Lager.  They sell it at some place in Omaha.  I guess it's the strongest lager beer in the world.  I imagine it is gross, but I really want to try it.
(http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/images/smilies/impatient.gif)

They sell it at the Lauter Tun, if that helps.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on February 02, 2012, 12:33:08 PM
Hey, SD, have you ever had Samichlaus Beer?  It's an Austrian Lager.  They sell it at some place in Omaha.  I guess it's the strongest lager beer in the world.  I imagine it is gross, but I really want to try it.
http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/images/smilies/impatient.gif

They sell it at the Lauter Tun, if that helps.

hmmm, that place is on my way to/from work.  may stop and give a report.  place is weird when not night time though.  like, you stop for a drink after work and they look at you like they aren't open and you should go away because they don't want to serve anyone until the band gets there.  beer menu is on ipads they pass out at the bar.  they will close soon. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Pete on February 02, 2012, 07:10:34 PM
Tried the Chocolate Ale tonight.  It tastes like Chocolate and Ale!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on February 02, 2012, 07:46:48 PM
Hey, SD, have you ever had Samichlaus Beer?  It's an Austrian Lager.  They sell it at some place in Omaha.  I guess it's the strongest lager beer in the world.  I imagine it is gross, but I really want to try it.
http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/images/smilies/impatient.gif

They sell it at the Lauter Tun, if that helps.

hmmm, that place is on my way to/from work.  may stop and give a report.  place is weird when not night time though.  like, you stop for a drink after work and they look at you like they aren't open and you should go away because they don't want to serve anyone until the band gets there.  beer menu is on ipads they pass out at the bar.  they will close soon. 

lol, that was a fantastic review.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on February 02, 2012, 07:48:11 PM
Have we covered shame beers, yet? I think it may be regional issue. It's been high 60s low 70s lately, so I threw inhibition to the wind and picked up a sixer of Land Shark. Was immediately heckled by my neighbor while grilling. I maintained a tough facade, but these things always bite at my "redneck" insecurities.

Bud Light tastes absolutely amazing after a day of manual labor. So for those rare days where I actually have to do manual labor I love Bud Light.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on February 02, 2012, 07:49:13 PM
I will drink Miller Chill with zero shame.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 02, 2012, 08:00:32 PM
I think beer snobs appreciate adjunct lagers for what they are. Just don't argue over which one is better.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on February 02, 2012, 08:17:23 PM
I think beer snobs appreciate adjunct lagers for what they are. Just don't argue over which one is better.

speaking of true beer snobs, has anyone ever visited beerrate.com? I came across it looking for a random beer I had at a bar and my god what a bunch of insufferable douchebags.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on February 02, 2012, 08:36:10 PM
I think beer snobs appreciate adjunct lagers for what they are. Just don't argue over which one is better.

speaking of true beer snobs, has anyone ever visited beerrate.com? I came across it looking for a random beer I had at a bar and my god what a bunch of insufferable douchebags.
yes I have and yes they are a bunch of stuffy asses.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 02, 2012, 09:28:23 PM
Beeradvocate!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: felix rex on February 02, 2012, 09:46:33 PM
I think beer snobs appreciate adjunct lagers for what they are. Just don't argue over which one is better.

speaking of true beer snobs, has anyone ever visited beerrate.com? I came across it looking for a random beer I had at a bar and my god what a bunch of insufferable douchebags.
yes I have and yes they are a bunch of stuffy asses.

Are they "cold beer was invented by american brewers to sell crappy beer" guys?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on February 02, 2012, 10:02:22 PM
I think beer snobs appreciate adjunct lagers for what they are. Just don't argue over which one is better.

speaking of true beer snobs, has anyone ever visited beerrate.com? I came across it looking for a random beer I had at a bar and my god what a bunch of insufferable douchebags.
yes I have and yes they are a bunch of stuffy asses.

Are they "cold beer was invented by american brewers to sell crappy beer" guys?

I actually meant "ratebeer.com". Here's the beer I was trying to find and the reviews:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/grand-teton-coming-home-holiday-ale-2011/158568/

Here's an example of someone who I don't think I could enjoy having a beer with:

Quote
750ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place poured into a Chimay Trappist glass. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a minimal bit of white head. Aroma of wheat and coriander with a little sugar. Taste is medium sweet. Loads of Belgian sugar and coriander with some nice citrus flavor. Full bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long sweet finish. Overall, this is great. Wish I would have bought a second bottle to age.

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 02, 2012, 10:09:30 PM
He made all of that up.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on February 02, 2012, 11:46:00 PM
Never tried Land Shark.  "Red Stripe Light" actually sounds pretty good for outdoor drinking.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 03, 2012, 06:30:11 AM
Hey, SD, have you ever had Samichlaus Beer?  It's an Austrian Lager.  They sell it at some place in Omaha.  I guess it's the strongest lager beer in the world.  I imagine it is gross, but I really want to try it.
http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/images/smilies/impatient.gif

They sell it at the Lauter Tun, if that helps.

hmmm, that place is on my way to/from work.  may stop and give a report.  place is weird when not night time though.  like, you stop for a drink after work and they look at you like they aren't open and you should go away because they don't want to serve anyone until the band gets there.  beer menu is on ipads they pass out at the bar.  they will close soon. 

lol, that was a fantastic review.
Yes, wow, I did not expect that.  Was worth the wait.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on February 03, 2012, 11:12:02 PM
the chocolate ale isn't better than any of the smokestacks.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on February 03, 2012, 11:20:10 PM
the most recent quad bourbon barrel or whatever...disgusting.  bro-in-law sent it to me because it was the new thing or whatever and it was all I had in me to even gut the whole bottle.  woof. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Trim on February 09, 2012, 10:58:33 AM
http://blogs.kansas.com/dining/2012/02/07/valentines-day-at-the-anchor-to-include-popular-chocolate-ale/
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: WillieWatanabe on February 15, 2012, 01:17:23 PM
:ohno:


&feature=youtu.be

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 15, 2012, 01:22:00 PM
 :drink: had 3 glasses last night, from a keg, i'm good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on February 15, 2012, 01:38:44 PM
http://blogs.kansas.com/dining/2012/02/07/valentines-day-at-the-anchor-to-include-popular-chocolate-ale/

have a bottle of that at my house.  haven't tried before but sounds disgusting. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 15, 2012, 02:05:14 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/14/us-beer-sales_n_1276300.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/14/us-beer-sales_n_1276300.html)

We like beer America
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on February 15, 2012, 08:41:14 PM
Alpine Spring is kinda weird.  A nice citrus taste upfront, followed by nice hops.  Then it just just stops.  Not a bad flavor at all, just strange how there is like zero after taste.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on February 15, 2012, 08:44:47 PM
http://blogs.kansas.com/dining/2012/02/07/valentines-day-at-the-anchor-to-include-popular-chocolate-ale/

have a bottle of that at my house.  haven't tried before but sounds disgusting. 

its actually pretty decent.  much better than that garbage white IPA they made.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on February 15, 2012, 08:47:42 PM
http://blogs.kansas.com/dining/2012/02/07/valentines-day-at-the-anchor-to-include-popular-chocolate-ale/

have a bottle of that at my house.  haven't tried before but sounds disgusting. 

its actually pretty decent.  much better than that garbage white IPA they made.

man.  i brought rick daris a bottle of that from KC this summer.  didn't know it sucked   :lol:  oops.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Rams on February 15, 2012, 09:05:37 PM
Welp...looks like Boulevard screwed the pooch.

http://www.boulevard.com/beers/chocolate-ale-refund-announcement (http://www.boulevard.com/beers/chocolate-ale-refund-announcement)

Apparently all the bottles shipped to Lawrence were from the bad batches...including the 4 in my fridge.   :shakesfist:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 15, 2012, 09:22:45 PM
Welp...looks like Boulevard screwed the pooch.

Apparently all the bottles shipped to Lawrence were from the bad batches...including the 4 in my fridge.   :shakesfist:
Does not sound like a mistake.

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Title: Re: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Rams on February 15, 2012, 09:42:03 PM
Welp...looks like Boulevard screwed the pooch.

Apparently all the bottles shipped to Lawrence were from the bad batches...including the 4 in my fridge.   :shakesfist:
Does not sound like a mistake.

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Boulevard is EMAW  :surprised:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on February 16, 2012, 05:19:15 PM
the reason it's seasonal is that it isn't very good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on February 18, 2012, 10:53:41 AM
thought it tasted just like bud light
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on February 18, 2012, 11:03:37 AM
So is it not just relabeled BudIce?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on February 18, 2012, 11:09:07 AM
So is it not just relabeled BudIce?

yes
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on February 18, 2012, 11:29:36 AM
bud ice light
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on February 26, 2012, 09:59:24 PM
Is Samuel Smith the best brewery in the world?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on February 26, 2012, 10:02:34 PM
Is Samuel Smith the best brewery in the world?
no
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on February 26, 2012, 10:05:11 PM
Is Samuel Smith the best brewery in the world?
no

Oh, okay.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on February 26, 2012, 10:09:40 PM
Is Samuel Smith the best brewery in the world?
no

Oh, okay.
i mean they're very very good. but i felt like being a curt ass
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on February 26, 2012, 10:13:42 PM
Is Samuel Smith the best brewery in the world?
no

Oh, okay.
i mean they're very very good. but i felt like being a curt ass

Oh. Very funny.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on February 26, 2012, 10:14:51 PM
Is Samuel Smith the best brewery in the world?
no

Oh, okay.
i mean they're very very good. but i felt like being a curt ass

Oh. Very funny.
sorry guy
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dlew12 on February 26, 2012, 10:18:13 PM
Boxer Light?  36 can cases?  Don't mind if I do!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on February 26, 2012, 10:22:39 PM
Just kidding, Chingon. I really do think you're pretty funny. And very smart.

 :cheers: <---- with any type of Samuel Smith, the best brewery in the world
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CloneBroChill on February 26, 2012, 10:34:31 PM
Natty Lite!
The Official Beer of Iowa State
(http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1280&bih=681&tbm=isch&tbnid=utZqDco0CnURmM:&imgrefurl=http://state29.blogspot.com/2007/02/why-do-trees-in-iowa-lean-to-north.html&docid=TLpfG3VzlMnzGM&imgurl=http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/391102352_650f7d35db.jpg&w=241&h=215&ei=qgdLT9OqIMrYgQek3qTtDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=505&vpy=324&dur=511&hovh=172&hovw=192&tx=107&ty=125&sig=115024148948971741749&page=2&tbnh=150&tbnw=168&start=19&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:19)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dlew12 on February 26, 2012, 10:35:12 PM
Natty Lite!
The Official Beer of Iowa State
(http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1280&bih=681&tbm=isch&tbnid=utZqDco0CnURmM:&imgrefurl=http://state29.blogspot.com/2007/02/why-do-trees-in-iowa-lean-to-north.html&docid=TLpfG3VzlMnzGM&imgurl=http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/391102352_650f7d35db.jpg&w=241&h=215&ei=qgdLT9OqIMrYgQek3qTtDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=505&vpy=324&dur=511&hovh=172&hovw=192&tx=107&ty=125&sig=115024148948971741749&page=2&tbnh=150&tbnw=168&start=19&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:19)
CloneBroChill post
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on February 26, 2012, 10:41:11 PM
Is Samuel Smith the best brewery in the world?
no

Oh, okay.
i mean they're very very good. but i felt like being a curt ass

you pretty much had to do it though
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on February 29, 2012, 04:37:47 PM
great can

&feature=share
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: felix rex on February 29, 2012, 05:58:02 PM
great can

&feature=share

Quote
For six hours, it looks like a spaceship

Welp, I'm in.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on February 29, 2012, 07:07:36 PM
great can

&feature=share

Quote
For six hours, it looks like a spaceship

Welp, I'm in.
didnt watch video, what does this mean?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 29, 2012, 07:34:45 PM
great can

&feature=share
wow, nice
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on March 09, 2012, 09:30:37 PM
8bit is the best tallgrass yet imo. In a can. Just had a draught and it was totally different. Either I got worked or some bad QC.

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Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: O-town Kat on March 09, 2012, 09:39:32 PM
Free State is bottling their bock now...Brinkleys Maibock. It's ok.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on March 09, 2012, 10:31:48 PM
8bit is the best tallgrass yet imo. In a can. Just had a draught and it was totally different. Either I got worked or some bad QC.

drank a few tonight as well.  it's about equal to every other pale ale but with a better can. 
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on March 09, 2012, 10:36:40 PM
8bit is the best tallgrass yet imo. In a can. Just had a draught and it was totally different. Either I got worked or some bad QC.

drank a few tonight as well.  it's about equal to every other pale ale but with a better can.

Maybe I am tasting some rocket ship? I like to think yes I am.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on March 09, 2012, 10:37:36 PM
_FAN and I enjoyed some tonight.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on March 12, 2012, 12:53:09 PM
Tried Ommegang's, Three Philosophers.  Pretty good for a quad.  Also had Laguinita's Cappuccino Stout awhile back and thought it was excellent. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on March 12, 2012, 01:10:41 PM
_FAN and I enjoyed some tonight.

Nice name drop.

I really enjoy the Blvd Irish Ale.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kso_FAN on March 12, 2012, 02:00:15 PM
_FAN and I enjoyed some tonight.

Nice name drop.

I really enjoy the Blvd Irish Ale.

We had that too.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: MeatGeek on March 12, 2012, 02:14:45 PM
Drank some Shiner Blondes for the first time yesterday, not as enjoyable as the Black or Bock.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on March 12, 2012, 02:39:51 PM
you guys are worse than starbucks/coffee nerds, just a fwiw.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on March 12, 2012, 02:40:49 PM
you guys are worse than starbucks/coffee nerds, just a fwiw.
link?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on March 12, 2012, 03:09:37 PM
you guys are worse than starbucks/coffee nerds, just a fwiw.
link?


Link (http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=3557.msg484306#msg484306)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on March 12, 2012, 03:56:03 PM
you guys are worse than starbucks/coffee nerds, just a fwiw.
link?


Link (http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=3557.msg484306#msg484306)

 :lol: (ftp://:lol:)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on March 12, 2012, 07:20:54 PM
Been enjoying tank 7 in the warm weather.  Also sam adams spring stuff, ok
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on March 12, 2012, 07:23:17 PM
can't wait to pick up a few bottles of saison du pont for the summertime.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: O-town Kat on March 15, 2012, 03:29:59 PM
30 pack of Beer 30 Light in purple cans?

:gocho:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: the KHAN! on March 21, 2012, 07:47:29 AM
Shipyard Applehead was surprisingly good. 

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PJEj_pHpU_E/TtZh7hAehHI/AAAAAAAAAFE/K_Q_8s0037k/s1600/AppleHBottle12ozHR.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on March 21, 2012, 05:44:07 PM
What kind of six-pack should I go get tonight (in MHK, fwiw)?  Blvd Pale Ale is my standard, but looking for something different.  Generally like most beer styles, although porters and stouts aren't my favorite.  Ideas?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on March 21, 2012, 06:03:27 PM
Leffe.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on March 21, 2012, 06:13:58 PM
What kind of six-pack should I go get tonight (in MHK, fwiw)?  Blvd Pale Ale is my standard, but looking for something different.  Generally like most beer styles, although porters and stouts aren't my favorite.  Ideas?

Have you tried the Tallgrass 8 Bit?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on March 21, 2012, 06:14:57 PM
Leffe.

Thanks, tomorrow perhaps.

Already picked up a 6 of Anchor Steam, a 550 ml Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout, and a 550 ml Sam Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale.  Will report back.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on March 21, 2012, 06:16:19 PM
Have you tried the Tallgrass 8 Bit?

Nope, I kinda got turned off by the early Tallgrass beers and haven't gone back.  Although you guys seem to think of that one favorably.  Maybe Friday.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on March 21, 2012, 06:29:14 PM
Have you tried the Tallgrass 8 Bit?

Nope, I kinda got turned off by the early Tallgrass beers and haven't gone back.  Although you guys seem to think of that one favorably.  Maybe Friday.

It's comparable to the Boulevard Pale Ale. Not necessarily the flavor, but it's light and drinkable, especially for a pale.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on March 22, 2012, 02:57:43 AM
Shipyard Applehead was surprisingly good. 

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PJEj_pHpU_E/TtZh7hAehHI/AAAAAAAAAFE/K_Q_8s0037k/s1600/AppleHBottle12ozHR.jpg)

This is great stuff.

Anyone tried Boulevard Rye on Rye yet?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on March 22, 2012, 08:21:11 AM
Had an El Mole Ocho by New Holland yesterday. Twas delish, very chocolatey with "a kick". Also got a couple bottles of my favorite beer of all time, Saison du Pont.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on March 23, 2012, 10:03:54 AM
I liked the 8 bit.  I also like the Halcyon.  I think that tallgrass' newer beers have been much better than the first few.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on March 23, 2012, 10:25:42 AM
I liked the 8 bit.  I also like the Halcyon.  I think that tallgrass' newer beers have been much better than the first few.
I believe the 8 bit is just "Tallgrass Ale"
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Trim on March 24, 2012, 10:37:45 AM
http://twitpic.com/90om3i
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on March 24, 2012, 10:40:07 AM
I liked the 8 bit.  I also like the Halcyon.  I think that tallgrass' newer beers have been much better than the first few.
I believe the 8 bit is just "Tallgrass Ale"

I believe that is not at all true.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on March 24, 2012, 03:53:09 PM
you guys are worse than starbucks/coffee nerds, just a fwiw.

Its not worth anything.  Maybe try an fyi next time.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on March 24, 2012, 03:56:54 PM
(http://distilleryimage2.instagram.com/292acffa752f11e180c9123138016265_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: tdaver on March 25, 2012, 09:07:18 PM
picked up some New Belgium Dig tonight, am enjoying it now  :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on March 25, 2012, 09:08:21 PM
you guys are worse than starbucks/coffee nerds, just a fwiw.

Its not worth anything.  Maybe try an fyi next time.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dlew12 on March 25, 2012, 09:18:24 PM
Drank a lot of 'Stones this weekend, you guys.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: chum1 on March 25, 2012, 09:19:32 PM
Quote
Once a week I go to the store and pick out a beer I’ve never tried. Then I drink PLENTY of them, enough to get me COMPLETELY rough ridin' …inspired. THEN I write an unedited review.

http://www.thesefriesaregood.com/articles/drunk-beer-review-friday-voll-damm/
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on March 25, 2012, 09:29:23 PM
Drank a lot of 'Stones this weekend, you guys.

 :cool:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on March 25, 2012, 09:33:37 PM
wild blue by anheuser not too shabby, also still love abitas purple haze beer(not just because of the emaw purple) and love the woodchuck cider beers. big fan of fruit beers apparently
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on March 25, 2012, 09:54:49 PM
wish you could get Michelob Golden Light around here..
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on March 25, 2012, 11:08:52 PM
If you like the Woodchuck stuff, you should try Ace.  Not the same, Ace actually uses champagne yeast and is pear flavored.  Tastes freakin' delicious but I've never had more than a few drinks so I don't know how it holds up after that...
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on March 26, 2012, 08:08:35 AM
you guys are worse than starbucks/coffee nerds, just a fwiw.

Its not worth anything.  Maybe try an fyi next time.

fwiw, you should just stick with shitty posting and leave the advice to someone who doesn't shitty post.  tia.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on March 26, 2012, 09:16:15 AM
 :flush:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on April 02, 2012, 07:46:57 AM
Laguinita's has a limited release, Wilco Tango Foxtrot (wtf) that is worthy of a try.  It's more on the malt side kind of like a porter but not as strong.  Very good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: felix rex on April 03, 2012, 08:18:21 PM
:flush:

There's nothing more comforting than logging into twitter and there, amidst the wreckage of our BB program, I see that Saul enjoyed a fancy but not pretentious beer.

BTW, my bro and sis back home have been drinking Labatt Blue Light Lime and talking about it as if it weren't as terrible as I assumed. This sounds like a front yard BBQ heckle beer to me. Confirm/deny?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 03, 2012, 08:32:16 PM
:flush:

There's nothing more comforting than logging into twitter and there, amidst the wreckage of our BB program, I see that Saul enjoyed a fancy but not pretentious beer.

BTW, my bro and sis back home have been drinking Labatt Blue Light Lime and talking about it as if it weren't as terrible as I assumed. This sounds like a front yard BBQ heckle beer to me. Confirm/deny?
I update my untappd for you and you only, felix rex.

And uh...confirm, I guess.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: felix rex on April 03, 2012, 09:44:32 PM
Typical twitter night this past week:

Quote
Panjandrum ? @PJ_BOTC  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
I can't underscore how much respect I had for @John_Currie a week ago. Unlimited capital. It's completely gone now.

eric ? @cireksu21  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
oscar weber has no effing clue. @John_Currie @kstate_pres #emaw

Trim ? @TrimGoEMAW  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
LOL, how'd that go? MT @kstate_pres I had a chance to visit the Social Media center tracking campus Twitter and Facebook comments

Winters ? @Winters4ksu  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
When does the anger rally start saturday? #BurnItDown

michigancat ? @mc_EMAW  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
WHY DO YOU HAVE TO GO TO DALLAS TO FIND A HOTEL ROOM WITH A TELEPHONE?

Felix Rex ? @The_FelixRex  Reply  Delete  Favorite · Open
OMG what the eff is Weber talking about with recruiting to Manhattan? What the eff was that answer?

Saul ? @Saulbadguy  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
Drinking an El Mole Ocho by @NewHollandBrew
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on April 04, 2012, 09:28:34 PM
Typical twitter night this past week:

Quote
Panjandrum ? @PJ_BOTC  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
I can't underscore how much respect I had for @John_Currie a week ago. Unlimited capital. It's completely gone now.

eric ? @cireksu21  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
oscar weber has no effing clue. @John_Currie @kstate_pres #emaw

Trim ? @TrimGoEMAW  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
LOL, how'd that go? MT @kstate_pres I had a chance to visit the Social Media center tracking campus Twitter and Facebook comments

Winters ? @Winters4ksu  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
When does the anger rally start saturday? #BurnItDown

michigancat ? @mc_EMAW  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
WHY DO YOU HAVE TO GO TO DALLAS TO FIND A HOTEL ROOM WITH A TELEPHONE?

Felix Rex ? @The_FelixRex  Reply  Delete  Favorite · Open
OMG what the eff is Weber talking about with recruiting to Manhattan? What the eff was that answer?

Saul ? @Saulbadguy  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
Drinking an El Mole Ocho by @NewHollandBrew

 :lol:

Drinking an

(http://www.freewebs.com/johnnydrunkenirishman/Johnny's%20pictures%20024.JPG)

right now.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on April 05, 2012, 09:49:48 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRgsMLNqW2ogv-rA4ZQxA4g666SpOY5ultJEZmwW_McjpmULKgu5g)

Had this in KC this weekend. Not available in KS...wish it were, cuz totally  :lick:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on April 06, 2012, 12:36:14 PM
How important is the right glass?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 06, 2012, 12:41:00 PM
currently enjoying a perfectly poured Vicaris Generaal  :lick:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 06, 2012, 12:44:41 PM
How important is the right glass?

depends on the beer.  have a nice belgian in a tulip glass and you won't be able to go back. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on April 06, 2012, 01:07:12 PM
there's a german restaurant in my neighborhood that has all kinds of german beers I've never heard of and each beer has its own branded glass/mug. I hadn't heard of any of the beers so I just pointed at a tap and was like, "uh, that one".
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 06, 2012, 01:12:59 PM
you should order your beers in german
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on April 06, 2012, 02:28:52 PM
How important is the right glass?

depends on the beer.  have a nice belgian in a tulip glass and you won't be able to go back.

Meh, I'm a young beer drinker (non busch light beer, that is).  Don't figure I'll be able to tell the difference anyways.

Plan on getting some Tank 7 tonight after work. 4 pk of bottles or 750ml bottle? Is there a right answer?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 06, 2012, 03:04:13 PM
How important is the right glass?

depends on the beer.  have a nice belgian in a tulip glass and you won't be able to go back.

Meh, I'm a young beer drinker (non busch light beer, that is).  Don't figure I'll be able to tell the difference anyways.

Plan on getting some Tank 7 tonight after work. 4 pk of bottles or 750ml bottle? Is there a right answer?

tank 7 is fantastic in a tulip glass
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on April 07, 2012, 01:05:34 AM
you guys are worse than starbucks/coffee nerds, just a fwiw.

Its not worth anything.  Maybe try an fyi next time.

fwiw, you should just stick with shitty posting and leave the advice to someone who doesn't shitty post.  tia.

haha, my posting is awesome.  stop making up stories.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on April 07, 2012, 01:10:53 AM
https://www.riograndescenicrailroad.com/events/rails-n-ales.html

(http://www.lefthandbrewing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Rails-and-Ales-Brewfest-Logo-300x276.jpg)

Heading over to Colorado for this one in June with my bro (TSChawk) and three other EMAWs.

CAN'T WAIT!!!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Trim on April 08, 2012, 09:37:04 AM
Typical twitter night this past week:

Quote
Panjandrum ? @PJ_BOTC  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
I can't underscore how much respect I had for @John_Currie a week ago. Unlimited capital. It's completely gone now.

eric ? @cireksu21  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
oscar weber has no effing clue. @John_Currie @kstate_pres #emaw

Trim ? @TrimGoEMAW  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
LOL, how'd that go? MT @kstate_pres I had a chance to visit the Social Media center tracking campus Twitter and Facebook comments

Winters ? @Winters4ksu  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
When does the anger rally start saturday? #BurnItDown

michigancat ? @mc_EMAW  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
WHY DO YOU HAVE TO GO TO DALLAS TO FIND A HOTEL ROOM WITH A TELEPHONE?

Felix Rex ? @The_FelixRex  Reply  Delete  Favorite · Open
OMG what the eff is Weber talking about with recruiting to Manhattan? What the eff was that answer?

Saul ? @Saulbadguy  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
Drinking an El Mole Ocho by @NewHollandBrew

Saul's beer updates are the new "best roast beef sandwich ever."
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on April 08, 2012, 11:11:49 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 13, 2012, 05:08:05 PM
according to the most respected name in Beer journalism and media Omaha has the best beer festival pretty much of all time ever

http://www.cowboysindians.com/Cowboys-Indians/June-2012/12-Western-Craft-Beer-Festivals/
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: ChiCat on April 13, 2012, 05:18:38 PM
according to the most respected name in Beer journalism and media Omaha has the best beer festival pretty much of all time ever

http://www.cowboysindians.com/Cowboys-Indians/June-2012/12-Western-Craft-Beer-Festivals/

Well you can't argue with that write up
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on April 13, 2012, 07:34:14 PM
according to the most respected name in Beer journalism and media Omaha has the best beer festival pretty much of all time ever

http://www.cowboysindians.com/Cowboys-Indians/June-2012/12-Western-Craft-Beer-Festivals/

I'm going, steve dave.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 13, 2012, 07:47:26 PM
according to the most respected name in Beer journalism and media Omaha has the best beer festival pretty much of all time ever

http://www.cowboysindians.com/Cowboys-Indians/June-2012/12-Western-Craft-Beer-Festivals/

I'm going, steve dave.

I wish I was.  Will be out of town.  Report back. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on April 23, 2012, 09:57:58 AM
Tried a Breckenridge Vanilla Porter this weekend.  It was pretty good, not a whole lot of taste though, pretty bland.

Odell's Cutthroat Porter was very, very good though.

Also downed a few Red Dogs this weekend.  :drink: :drink: :drink:

Get your pups up!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dlew12 on April 23, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Also downed a few Red Dogs this weekend.  :drink: :drink: :drink:
And then left the excess at Dlew's house to be polished off by Dlew and Dlew's roommates.

(http://www.marineviewbev.com/ecom_img/original-78-122-reddog.jpg)

WOOF WOOF
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on April 23, 2012, 02:19:12 PM
Oh man.  I used to drink Red Dog like crazy in HS.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on April 23, 2012, 02:23:34 PM
I believe this is going to be my spring/summer sessionable beer of 2012

(http://cmsimg.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=G2&Date=20120328&Category=LIFESTYLE&ArtNo=203280327&Ref=AR&MaxW=300&Border=0&Shift-into-new-kind-beer-from-New-Belgium-Brewing)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on April 23, 2012, 04:06:48 PM
I believe this is going to be my spring/summer sessionable beer of 2012

(http://cmsimg.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=G2&Date=20120328&Category=LIFESTYLE&ArtNo=203280327&Ref=AR&MaxW=300&Border=0&Shift-into-new-kind-beer-from-New-Belgium-Brewing)

RIGHT?? It's awesome. I was pleasantly surprised. 

 :cheers: , SD
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 23, 2012, 07:29:12 PM
The GABF is better than any piece of crap festival in nubbland
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on April 23, 2012, 07:40:36 PM
The GABF is better than any piece of crap festival in nubbland

Wow, the Beer Fest Butthurt. (BFBH)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 23, 2012, 08:03:42 PM
 :blah:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on April 23, 2012, 08:16:38 PM
Also downed a few Red Dogs this weekend.  :drink: :drink: :drink:
And then left the excess at Dlew's house to be polished off by Dlew and Dlew's roommates.

(http://www.marineviewbev.com/ecom_img/original-78-122-reddog.jpg)

WOOF WOOF

YOU SON OF A...  :chainsaw:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on April 23, 2012, 08:33:18 PM
The GABF is better than any piece of crap festival in nubbland

Wow, the Beer Fest Butthurt. (BFBH)
the truth butthurts
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on April 30, 2012, 08:43:34 PM
Found a Boulevard Collab #1 from 09.  It's been in a cooler since it was released.  Will it taste like crap or should I try it?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on April 30, 2012, 09:25:24 PM
Found a Boulevard Collab #1 from 09.  It's been in a cooler since it was released.  Will it taste like crap or should I try it?

Try it and see? :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on April 30, 2012, 09:27:48 PM
Found a Boulevard Collab #1 from 09.  It's been in a cooler since it was released.  Will it taste like crap or should I try it?

I am 95% sure that it will be disgusting.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Skipper44 on April 30, 2012, 09:44:11 PM
Had one of the first Blvd smokestack ipa bombers in the garage fridge for over two years, wasn't bad when I finally opened it.   Currently have  a quadrupel I received for Christmas I keep forgetting about - something about bombers makes me overlook them or something
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on April 30, 2012, 10:42:28 PM
I know a dude who has all sorts of beers in his cellar and he regularly breaks out some random/rare/strange bottles and shares them.  I had never had most of them previously but they didn't really taste off.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on April 30, 2012, 10:44:52 PM
I might grab it later this week.  Thinking about trying the Odell 5 Barrel Pale tonight
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on April 30, 2012, 10:45:41 PM
once i found a really old (at least a couple of label generations old) budweiser can underneath the deck one manhattan summer.  it was pretty warm and gross and all that stuff.  i guess what i'm saying is go for it emawmeister.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on May 21, 2012, 02:28:45 PM

I wish I was.  Will be out of town.  Report back.


Hey, SD, the Omaha beerfest was pretty cool.  I'd highly recommend it.  We went on Saturday afternoon so the weather was pretty awesome.  There was  good mix of breweries that I've heard of like Rogue, Ska, Boulder, etc. to the obscure Ma and Pa Brewers from 30 miles southwest of Lincoln.  The variety and selection was very good.  The only somewhat frustrating thing about the event were the beer dorks who would take forever choosing a beer and would hold up the line, but, in general, lines moved pretty fast.  They also had various beer classes, brewing, tasting, styles, etc., taught by the brewers running throughout the fest that I will look into attending if when I go back. 

On a side note, we managed to stumble across the street to Liv Lounge (Aksarben Village) afterwards for a couple pretty awesome Moscow Mules.

... the rest of the evening was a blur.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on May 21, 2012, 03:08:50 PM
Sounds elite.  I will have to make sure I get there next time.  The mom and pop brewery from outside of Lincoln is Spiker Ales and they just have one beer, Hopluia.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1903/6391
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on May 21, 2012, 03:22:48 PM
Sounds elite.  I will have to make sure I get there next time.  The mom and pop brewery from outside of Lincoln is Spiker Ales and they just have one beer, Hopluia.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1903/6391

Yup.  That's it.  It was different if I remember correctly.

Also, lived in Omaha for 3 years and had no idea the craft brewing community was as active as it is in the Omaha and Lincoln area.  You are truly blessed SD.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on May 21, 2012, 03:31:34 PM
Yeah, I think they use too green of hops on occasion.  sometimes tastes like I'm drinking grass clippings.  It varies a lot from time to time which I'm sure is pretty standard for such a small brewery.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on June 02, 2012, 02:45:17 PM
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat

 :barf:
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chonchito on June 02, 2012, 03:09:40 PM
Red Stripe, Negra Modelo and Sam Adams Porchrocker = One ticket to Blackoutville USA
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on June 02, 2012, 03:58:56 PM
Red Stripe, Negra Modelo and Sam Adams Porchrocker = One ticket to Blackoutville USA

More like a ticket to lametown USA.   Boom goes the dynamite.
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chonchito on June 02, 2012, 04:04:37 PM
Dang.....I got nuthin.
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chonchito on June 02, 2012, 04:06:34 PM
Actually, I'm changing my initial post and going with Pabts, High Life 32oz cans and Schmitts Gay
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on June 02, 2012, 04:18:18 PM
Actually, I'm changing my initial post and going with Pabts, High Life 32oz cans and Schmitts Gay

Don't forget to get some Bud Light lime
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on June 02, 2012, 06:39:45 PM
So, I'm coming around to this kim carnes guy. He's gotten pretty funny as of late.
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on June 02, 2012, 09:11:41 PM
He's ok now that frank is dead.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on June 02, 2012, 11:27:57 PM
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat

 :barf:

if i don't find a use for these other than drinking, they may keep me from continuing to get the seasonal variety pack... i can't even pawn them off on ms tobias
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: BleedingPurple7 on June 03, 2012, 02:59:06 AM
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat

 :barf:

if i don't find a use for these other than drinking, they may keep me from continuing to get the seasonal variety pack... i can't even pawn them off on ms tobias

Not my favorite either, but I can power through one to get to the next Noble Pils
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on June 03, 2012, 03:03:16 AM
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat

 :barf:

if i don't find a use for these other than drinking, they may keep me from continuing to get the seasonal variety pack... i can't even pawn them off on ms tobias

Not my favorite either, but I can power through one to get to the next Noble Pils

i'm not at all a beer snob.. i've powered through sun-bleached under-deck beers from earlier generations, but wow.. would rather have a zima with a jolly rancher in it
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on June 03, 2012, 02:10:44 PM
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat

 :barf:

if i don't find a use for these other than drinking, they may keep me from continuing to get the seasonal variety pack... i can't even pawn them off on ms tobias

Not my favorite either, but I can power through one to get to the next Noble Pils

i'm not at all a beer snob.. i've powered through sun-bleached under-deck beers from earlier generations, but wow.. would rather have a zima with a jolly rancher in it

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.  No more Sam A. samplers until fall.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 03, 2012, 10:33:36 PM
Pro tip with the cherry wheat - pour it (shaker glass is fine) do not consume from the bottle.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on June 03, 2012, 10:49:44 PM
I connoissuered way too many beers this week.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on June 14, 2012, 02:07:45 PM
I swear every hipster at the show last night was drinking pounders of Black Star:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1477/3887

And I'd never heard of it before. :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: wes mantooth on June 14, 2012, 02:30:09 PM
I swear every hipster at the show last night was drinking pounders of Black Star:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1477/3887

And I'd never heard of it before. :dunno:

Mich, I dabbled in some New Holland stuff last evening.  I've been to their brewery in Holland, Mich probably 3 different times, you been?  Really like that town.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on June 14, 2012, 03:22:03 PM
I connoissuered way too many beers this week.

3?  :lol:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on June 14, 2012, 08:35:33 PM
Sierra nevada pale ale

Torpedo ipa last night
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on June 14, 2012, 08:37:42 PM
Beer is so last year
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on June 14, 2012, 08:54:23 PM
woodchuck ciders summer edition, mehsville usa
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: deuce on June 14, 2012, 09:14:20 PM
Any other Denver EMAWs going to Great Divide's anniversary party this Saturday?  :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on June 15, 2012, 11:54:59 AM
Any other Denver EMAWs going to Great Divide's anniversary party this Saturday?  :drink:

Dang, too bad it's this weekend.  Really like Great Divide's beers.  :drool: (ftp://:drool:) Had a couple of their Wild Raspberry ale's last night. Was in Denver several weeks ago and wanted to go by there.  Went to Ft. Collins instead and went to O'dells and New Belgium. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on June 15, 2012, 11:56:05 AM
Any other Denver EMAWs going to Great Divide's anniversary party this Saturday?  :drink:

sounds elite.  when I was there they had a pizza truck pulled up outside taking orders from the patio. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on June 15, 2012, 11:57:24 AM
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat

 :barf:

I really like that stuff.   :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: deuce on June 16, 2012, 08:44:38 PM
update from Great Divide Anniversary 2012:  Belgian Style Yeti A+++  (my favorite), Makers Mark Yeti = super good, but super strong...Oak aged Dunkel weiss  B+....18th anniversary Double IPA = good...all others that I can remember were good but unremarkable

Overall... $25 really well spent!!!  Mile high 'pak next year???
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 16, 2012, 08:55:17 PM
PAK'n at River City brewery in 'ta, they make a good red ale
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on June 16, 2012, 09:13:29 PM
update from Great Divide Anniversary 2012:  Belgian Style Yeti A+++  (my favorite), Makers Mark Yeti = super good, but super strong...Oak aged Dunkel weiss  B+....18th anniversary Double IPA = good...all others that I can remember were good but unremarkable

Overall... $25 really well spent!!!  Mile high 'pak next year???

jesus i'm jealous.  makers mark yeti?   :lick: (ftp://:lick:)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on June 16, 2012, 10:27:13 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-t4dm3rFUo78/TxI51kwxBFI/AAAAAAAAAL0/YAU_4-hTAGg/s1600/asfollows_crop.jpg)

http://stillwaterales.blogspot.com/

Been noticing these in liquor stores in KC. Pretty good and the bottle artwork is great.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/22150/79123
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: BleedingPurple7 on June 17, 2012, 02:02:21 AM
Anyone had Sierra Nevada's Summerfest? Wanted to try it, but Costco sold in 24 packs and did not want 24 if it turned out to be crap.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on June 17, 2012, 03:07:36 AM
Anyone had Sierra Nevada's Summerfest? Wanted to try it, but Costco sold in 24 packs and did not want 24 if it turned out to be crap.

Do you like budweiser? If you like budweiser, you'll LOVE Sierra Nevada's Summerfest!

But seriously, I was very disappointed in this year's summer seasonals.  Summerfest blows, Blue Moon Honey Wheat blows, Somersault is meh.

I really did enjoy Freestate's Stormchaser IPA though.  Fantastic beer, even better artwork.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Trim on June 17, 2012, 07:58:23 AM
PAK'n at River City brewery in 'ta, they make a good red ale

They make lots of long islands.
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Rams on June 17, 2012, 09:47:24 AM
Blue Moon Honey Wheat blows

Yeah. The spring seasonal was pretty decent, but the honey wheat is like drinking straight honey.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on June 21, 2012, 04:16:32 PM
(http://kd59.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/staropramen_large.jpg)

 :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on June 21, 2012, 04:18:09 PM
I swear every hipster at the show last night was drinking pounders of Black Star:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1477/3887

And I'd never heard of it before. :dunno:

Mich, I dabbled in some New Holland stuff last evening.  I've been to their brewery in Holland, Mich probably 3 different times, you been?  Really like that town.

I have been to their brewery before. Good food and I love their pumpkin beer. Holland is a nice place if you're dutch.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on June 21, 2012, 04:22:36 PM
also, I see this black star beer everywhere. a beer advocate review hints that they are a "fake" craft brewer.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on June 21, 2012, 04:55:46 PM
also, I see this black star beer everywhere. a beer advocate review hints that they are a "fake" craft brewer.

well well well

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/e/a/1996/03/10/BUSINESS8107.dtl&hw=BLACK%20LEGEND

Quote
And yet, Minott's Black Star Double-Hopped Premium Lager - just entering the Bay Area market by way of droll, low-key radio and newspaper ads, and more than 260 tavern taps and store refrigerator cases - somehow manages to be as up-to-date as Netscape 2.0. NOTE: :lol:

Black Star promises to pack more punch than Budweiser and Miller, yet taste less esoteric and sit lighter than most microbrews, so anybody can throw back a few.

Sound like an ad man's dream? It should: Ad men dreamed most of the story up.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: wes mantooth on June 21, 2012, 07:33:02 PM
I swear every hipster at the show last night was drinking pounders of Black Star:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1477/3887

And I'd never heard of it before. :dunno:

Mich, I dabbled in some New Holland stuff last evening.  I've been to their brewery in Holland, Mich
probably 3 different times, you been?  Really like that town.



I have been to their brewery before. Good food and I love their pumpkin beer. Holland is a nice place if you're dutch.

Not Dutch.  But also had their pumpkin beer one time I was there in the fall, in one of those giant boots!   :D. Have not made it to the tulip festival though
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: ben ji on June 22, 2012, 02:18:33 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRgsMLNqW2ogv-rA4ZQxA4g666SpOY5ultJEZmwW_McjpmULKgu5g)

Had this in KC this weekend. Not available in KS...wish it were, cuz totally  :lick:

Had this a week or so ago, very good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on June 22, 2012, 02:19:41 PM
can't get Stone in Omaha  :dubious:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on June 22, 2012, 02:32:45 PM
oh boy stone is great.  on tap in kc, one of my favorite beers.  kc sells a ton of stone, like the most in the midwest and stuff.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on June 22, 2012, 02:36:45 PM
oh boy stone is great.  on tap in kc, one of my favorite beers.  kc sells a ton of stone, like the most in the midwest and stuff.

i've had it in san diego where it's made which is really the only place to have it and is the best place to visit.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on June 22, 2012, 04:07:39 PM
steve dave, our resident beer noob, is wrong again.  sakes alive.

the worst place to drink a beer is at the brewery, anyone who's ever cracked open a cold brew knows that.  do you even drink brew, steve? 

/beer class
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on June 22, 2012, 06:16:42 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRgsMLNqW2ogv-rA4ZQxA4g666SpOY5ultJEZmwW_McjpmULKgu5g)

Had this in KC this weekend. Not available in KS...wish it were, cuz totally  :lick:

Had this a week or so ago, very good.

hey guys, welcome to 1 yr ago when kim reviewed like 5 stone beers
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: tdaver on June 26, 2012, 01:36:53 PM
tried some Love Child #2 last night.  I've never tried a sour beer so didn't know what to expect.  Not bad.  Will have more.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on June 27, 2012, 11:28:54 AM
Picked up a sixer or Boulevard ZON last night.  The race for my favorite beer of the summer is now between that and Free State Stormchaser.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on June 28, 2012, 03:08:48 PM
Haven't had much that I've liked this summer.  I like Saisson Brett but It was available for about a week.  blvd's stupid chocolate has now made all of their seasonals impossible.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on June 29, 2012, 12:12:08 AM
Yellabellies'

(http://beeradvocate.com/im/beers/1276.jpg)

12 pack.

 :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: j-dub on June 29, 2012, 12:18:16 AM
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_rJ3WfDJygew/THyT-8Xx0hI/AAAAAAAAAQw/f0fyJe0bZVw/Ommegang%20Abbey%20Ale%201.jpg)

had this on saturday  :lick:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on June 29, 2012, 12:37:19 AM
I swear every hipster at the show last night was drinking pounders of Black Star:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1477/3887

And I'd never heard of it before. :dunno:

Mich, I dabbled in some New Holland stuff last evening.  I've been to their brewery in Holland, Mich
probably 3 different times, you been?  Really like that town.



I have been to their brewery before. Good food and I love their pumpkin beer. Holland is a nice place if you're dutch.

Not Dutch.  But also had their pumpkin beer one time I was there in the fall, in one of those giant boots!   :D. Have not made it to the tulip festival though

fun fact: holland schools cancel school for the tulip time parade.

also I miss Bell's and Founders. :frown:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on July 02, 2012, 08:26:20 PM
This might sound tardy but tallgrass ipa and belgian trippel are both really good
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on July 02, 2012, 08:53:06 PM
Tallgrass must be doing pretty well. Saw their sampler packs in Wisconsin. 'Grats Manhattan!

Also I am really into their halcyon wheat right now as a refreshing summertime brew.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on July 02, 2012, 09:28:43 PM
I saw a Tallgrass wheat at an awful townie fast food burger place in rural virginia alongside 312. I was kind of freaked out for several reasons.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on July 02, 2012, 10:01:38 PM
Halcyon is ok, their first few efforts, ale and kold were terrible.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on July 05, 2012, 12:41:57 AM
Had a Blanch de Bruxelles and a Southern Tier Creme Brulee at Flying Saucer tonight.  Very much enjoyed them.  Creme Brulee was the best tasting beer I've ever had, but it absolutely wrecked my stomach.  Very heavy.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stupid Fitz on July 05, 2012, 06:36:03 AM
Anyone had Sierra Nevada's Summerfest? Wanted to try it, but Costco sold in 24 packs and did not want 24 if it turned out to be crap.

Do you like budweiser? If you like budweiser, you'll LOVE Sierra Nevada's Summerfest!

But seriously, I was very disappointed in this year's summer seasonals.  Summerfest blows, Blue Moon Honey Wheat blows, Somersault is meh.

I really did enjoy Freestate's Stormchaser IPA though.  Fantastic beer, even better artwork.

I didn't like many of the summers this year either.  Sam is always the best.  I had the exact same thoughts on Stormchaser.  Surprisingly good and a bad ass label. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on July 06, 2012, 10:23:31 AM
Anyone had Sierra Nevada's Summerfest? Wanted to try it, but Costco sold in 24 packs and did not want 24 if it turned out to be crap.

Do you like budweiser? If you like budweiser, you'll LOVE Sierra Nevada's Summerfest!

But seriously, I was very disappointed in this year's summer seasonals.  Summerfest blows, Blue Moon Honey Wheat blows, Somersault is meh.

I really did enjoy Freestate's Stormchaser IPA though.  Fantastic beer, even better artwork.

I didn't like many of the summers this year either.  Sam is always the best.  I had the exact same thoughts on Stormchaser.  Surprisingly good and a bad ass label.

Had the Breck Summer the other day. MEH.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on July 06, 2012, 10:36:42 AM
just drink a Saison
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on July 06, 2012, 10:41:03 AM
just drink a Saison

killed a bottle of dupont saison last weekend.  pretty great. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on July 06, 2012, 11:32:03 AM
just drink a Saison

killed a bottle of dupont saison last weekend.  pretty great. 
that's a great one
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on July 06, 2012, 11:41:16 AM
was in sampler pack. no choice.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kitten_mittons on July 06, 2012, 11:55:22 AM
Last Friday night someone was like, "Hey k_m, you should try Velvet Rooster!  It's really good.  I love it."  And I was like, "Uhh, okay."  Then Saturday night when we were out another person was like, "I'm going to order you a Velvet Rooster, it's like my favorite beer right now."  And I was all, "Totally, dude.  Do that."  And then the bar we were at was out of them.  So what do you guys think.  Should I make it a point to try some this weekend?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on July 06, 2012, 11:57:25 AM
it's ok.  not great.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: felix rex on July 09, 2012, 07:39:51 AM
I drank some Velvet Rooster while cat fishing about two months ago. It was a nice change. I think I liked the 8-bit better.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on July 09, 2012, 07:45:08 AM
Love Child #2  :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on July 09, 2012, 07:46:32 AM
(http://belgianexperts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/special_belge_label_large1.jpg)

 :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :raccoon:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on July 09, 2012, 07:49:50 AM
(http://beerstreetjournal.com/images/Boulevard-Saison-Brett-Lable.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on July 09, 2012, 07:53:23 AM
Feel like I drank a million saison duponts at this place this weekend you guys

http://www.blattbeer.com/
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on July 09, 2012, 07:55:04 AM
Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on July 28, 2012, 09:42:55 AM
why the hell does dupont use green bottles?  their stuff goes from great to terrible in a matter of weeks.  a dupont saison from a tap is infinitely better then a bottle. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on July 28, 2012, 06:49:16 PM
They are dark green
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on August 03, 2012, 09:42:09 PM
8 oz. "Simply Lemonade"
12 oz. Coors Light
1 oz. Cheap Vodka


Flown through 3 24 oz. glasses already.

 :driving:
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on August 03, 2012, 10:44:48 PM
8 oz. "Simply Lemonade"
12 oz. Coors Light
1 oz. Cheap Vodka


Flown through 3 24 oz. glasses already.

 :driving:

3 oz. ice?

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Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on August 04, 2012, 12:07:57 AM
I didn't measure the ice. 

Wish I had a dance floor  :dance:.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on August 05, 2012, 12:00:56 AM
Forget who makes it, but I had a "banana bread beer" tonight.  Pretty cool little beer.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on August 05, 2012, 12:06:08 AM
Forget who makes it, but I had a "banana bread beer" tonight.  Pretty cool little beer.

 :sdeek:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on August 05, 2012, 12:49:42 AM
Forget who makes it, but I had a "banana bread beer" tonight.  Pretty cool little beer.

 :sdeek:

(http://www.theperfectlyhappyman.com/uploads/wells-banana-bread-beer.jpg)

This stuff.  I enjoyed it.  Had a nice banana taste that didn't overpower you.  Would drink again.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on August 05, 2012, 04:56:51 PM
Forget who makes it, but I had a "banana bread beer" tonight.  Pretty cool little beer.

 :sdeek:

(http://www.theperfectlyhappyman.com/uploads/wells-banana-bread-beer.jpg)

This stuff.  I enjoyed it.  Had a nice banana taste that didn't overpower you.  Would drink again.

That sounds good.  I'll try it if I see it.  Where'd you buy it?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 05, 2012, 07:19:44 PM
I enjoy that beer. I also like "Bananatana"
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on August 05, 2012, 09:07:29 PM
Forget who makes it, but I had a "banana bread beer" tonight.  Pretty cool little beer.

 :sdeek:

(http://www.theperfectlyhappyman.com/uploads/wells-banana-bread-beer.jpg)

This stuff.  I enjoyed it.  Had a nice banana taste that didn't overpower you.  Would drink again.

That sounds good.  I'll try it if I see it.  Where'd you buy it?

Rimann liquor in Lenexa.  As an employee of a competing liquor store, I shouldn't say this, but I believe the library has some too.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on August 06, 2012, 08:05:44 PM
Sam adams oktoberfest.  just ok
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 06, 2012, 08:08:49 PM
Sam adams oktoberfest.  just ok
sam adams entire line up is just ok.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on August 06, 2012, 08:13:08 PM
Sam adams oktoberfest.  just ok
sam adams entire line up is just ok.

yeah.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 06, 2012, 08:18:30 PM
Sam adams oktoberfest.  just ok
sam adams entire line up is just ok.

yeah.
actually the winter lager is great.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on August 06, 2012, 08:34:33 PM
I haven't had most of them, thought I remembered the oktfst selling out pretty quick a year or two ago.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 06, 2012, 09:12:17 PM
boulevard 80 acre wheat (collaboration #3) goes up for sale tomorrow, i'm interested enough to pick up a 6 pack
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on August 06, 2012, 09:14:05 PM
boulevard 80 acre wheat (collaboration #3) goes up for sale tomorrow, i'm interested enough to pick up a 6 pack

will it sell as a 6 pack?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on August 06, 2012, 09:15:08 PM
nevermind!

http://www.pitch.com/fatcity/archives/2012/08/06/boulevards-80-acre-hoppy-wheat-collaboration-no-3-on-shelves-tuesday
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on August 06, 2012, 09:16:39 PM
two weeks ago I learned the fridge has tastings 4 days a week. It's awesome and cements their standing as heavyweight mhk champion liquor store of the world.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 06, 2012, 09:44:36 PM
can't wait to pickup a 6-pack of bud light lime-a-rita    :drool:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on August 06, 2012, 10:10:02 PM
can't wait to pickup a 6-pack of bud light lime-a-rita    :drool:

Not beer
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on August 06, 2012, 10:10:45 PM
can't wait to pickup a 6-pack of bud light lime-a-rita    :drool:

Not beer

Expensive mountain dew
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 06, 2012, 10:11:55 PM
can't wait to pickup a 6-pack of bud light lime-a-rita    :drool:

Not beer

link?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on August 06, 2012, 10:13:06 PM
It is a margarita
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 06, 2012, 10:15:24 PM
It is a margarita

it has bud light lime in it, so i'd say that makes it as much of a beer as any other beer
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on August 07, 2012, 02:12:23 AM
It is a margarita

it has bud light lime in it, so i'd say that makes it as much of a beer as any other beer

Your dumbest quote on this site thus far. It's a margarita flavored malt beverage that is 324 calories per 8 oz can. There is nothing "bud light" about it.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on August 07, 2012, 02:13:36 AM
Also, looking forward to comparing 80 acre to Halcyon  :dance:

Also, if I haven't enjoyed a Sam Adams beer thusfar, should I even try oktoberfest?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 07, 2012, 05:59:02 AM
Nope. Get a Weihenstephaner if you can find one.
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on August 07, 2012, 08:35:14 AM
two weeks ago I learned the fridge has tastings 4 days a week. It's awesome and cements their standing as heavyweight mhk champion liquor store of the world.

It is great...one of my friends works there so I'll occasionally get a tip about something that is worth coming in to have several tastes of on a slow day... :drink: :drink: :drink: <----shots

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Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 07, 2012, 08:36:30 AM
pfffttt, hyvee by my house has tastings every day of the week
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on August 07, 2012, 08:49:38 AM
pfffttt, hyvee by my house has tastings every day of the week

IT'S PRETTY GOOD FOR KANSAS YOU BIG JERK :angry: :curse:

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Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 07, 2012, 08:50:54 AM
also, if you ever want to try something and it's not a special bottling or anything hyvee will just crack it open for you and you can give it a whirl.  pretty great. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on August 07, 2012, 08:55:53 AM
Also, looking forward to comparing 80 acre to Halcyon  :dance:

Also, if I haven't enjoyed a Sam Adams beer thusfar, should I even try oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest is my favorite Sam Adams beer. I enjoy SA more than most people, their spring was just ok but I enjoy the summer ale.

There are a few other Oktoberfests that are pretty good. Free State's is meh, Left Hand's is even worse, but Shlafly and Summit are delicious, imo.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on August 07, 2012, 08:57:31 AM
Also, looking forward to comparing 80 acre to Halcyon  :dance:

Also, if I haven't enjoyed a Sam Adams beer thusfar, should I even try oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest is my favorite Sam Adams beer. I enjoy SA more than most people, their spring was just ok but I enjoy the summer ale.

There are a few other Oktoberfests that are pretty good. Free State's is meh, Left Hand's is even worse, but Shlafly and Summit are delicious, imo.

Most Sam Adams is pretty great.  Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying too hard to be snobby.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on August 07, 2012, 09:40:54 AM
Also, looking forward to comparing 80 acre to Halcyon  :dance:

Also, if I haven't enjoyed a Sam Adams beer thusfar, should I even try oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest is my favorite Sam Adams beer. I enjoy SA more than most people, their spring was just ok but I enjoy the summer ale.

There are a few other Oktoberfests that are pretty good. Free State's is meh, Left Hand's is even worse, but Shlafly and Summit are delicious, imo.

Most Sam Adams is pretty great.  Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying too hard to be snobby.

Sam Adams Oktoberfest is by far the best sam adams beer.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on August 07, 2012, 09:42:52 AM
Summit Brewing company had a TASTING at the FRIDGE two weeks ago. Got a bunch of their Extra Pale Ale which was really great.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 07, 2012, 10:18:12 AM
Also, looking forward to comparing 80 acre to Halcyon  :dance:

Also, if I haven't enjoyed a Sam Adams beer thusfar, should I even try oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest is my favorite Sam Adams beer. I enjoy SA more than most people, their spring was just ok but I enjoy the summer ale.

There are a few other Oktoberfests that are pretty good. Free State's is meh, Left Hand's is even worse, but Shlafly and Summit are delicious, imo.

Most Sam Adams is pretty great.  Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying too hard to be snobby.

Sam Adams Oktoberfest is by far the best sam adams beer.

of the 4 seasonals they go in order:

winter lager
oktoberfest
whichever of the loser spring/summer seasonals when they are the only beer on tap at the airport
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on August 07, 2012, 10:21:08 AM
pretty much every fall seasonal is horrible and pumpkin spiced or whatever.  also, fall should be the best time for beer but every year all of the breweries try to ruin it w/ their fall flavor lineups. just disgusting.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 07, 2012, 10:21:43 AM
Also, looking forward to comparing 80 acre to Halcyon  :dance:

Also, if I haven't enjoyed a Sam Adams beer thusfar, should I even try oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest is my favorite Sam Adams beer. I enjoy SA more than most people, their spring was just ok but I enjoy the summer ale.

There are a few other Oktoberfests that are pretty good. Free State's is meh, Left Hand's is even worse, but Shlafly and Summit are delicious, imo.

Most Sam Adams is pretty great.  Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying too hard to be snobby.
No, they aren't great. They aren't bad, though. They market very well and appeal to a wide range of tastes. They have some really good beers but mostly i'd say their selection is mediocre.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 07, 2012, 10:22:46 AM
pretty much every fall seasonal is horrible and pumpkin spiced or whatever.  also, fall should be the best time for beer but every year all of the breweries try to ruin it w/ their fall flavor lineups. just disgusting.
Again with daris being dead wrong on nearly everything. I don't get it.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 07, 2012, 10:24:15 AM
pretty much every fall seasonal is horrible and pumpkin spiced or whatever.  also, fall should be the best time for beer but every year all of the breweries try to ruin it w/ their fall flavor lineups. just disgusting.

daris, pro-tip:

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c67.0.403.403/p403x403/531612_479418015419706_481108600_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on August 07, 2012, 10:26:13 AM
oh a pumpkin! lets crush it up and combine it with beer just because it's october.  :flush:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 07, 2012, 10:27:09 AM
pretty much every fall seasonal is horrible and pumpkin spiced or whatever.  also, fall should be the best time for beer but every year all of the breweries try to ruin it w/ their fall flavor lineups. just disgusting.

daris, pro-tip:

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c67.0.403.403/p403x403/531612_479418015419706_481108600_n.jpg)
A QUART OF BEER!!!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 07, 2012, 10:28:32 AM
pretty much every fall seasonal is horrible and pumpkin spiced or whatever.  also, fall should be the best time for beer but every year all of the breweries try to ruin it w/ their fall flavor lineups. just disgusting.

daris, pro-tip:

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c67.0.403.403/p403x403/531612_479418015419706_481108600_n.jpg)
A QUART OF BEER!!!

the hyvee by my house only got them in the packages with the big mug included last year.  but, you could just open them and buy the can for about 1/3 of the price.  they ended up with roughly a billion of those mugs that nobody wanted to pay for to get to the delicious festival paulaner cans. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on August 07, 2012, 10:31:47 AM
"welp. it's the day after halloween now. time to go get the pumpkins off the front porch and smash them into oblivion and then mix their guts with some beer and then drink it like i do every fall."

i mean, what is the reasoning there?
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on August 07, 2012, 10:48:22 AM
"welp. it's the day after halloween now. time to go get the pumpkins off the front porch and smash them into oblivion and then mix their guts with some beer and then drink it like i do every fall."

i mean, what is the reasoning there?

I agree that pumpkin spiced beer is pointless and usually sucks

Sent from my GT-S5830M using Tapatalk 2
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 07, 2012, 10:48:29 AM
"welp. it's the day after halloween now. time to go get the pumpkins off the front porch and smash them into oblivion and then mix their guts with some beer and then drink it like i do every fall."

i mean, what is the reasoning there?
because the beer has a pumpkin taste to it
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on August 07, 2012, 11:46:12 AM
Try the Sam Adams Cherry Wheat and then tell me I'm snobby for saying it sucks balls and taints.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 07, 2012, 11:47:37 AM
Try the Sam Adams Cherry Wheat and then tell me I'm snobby for saying it sucks balls and taints.

I like it a lot actually  :D
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on August 07, 2012, 12:03:00 PM
Try the Sam Adams Cherry Wheat and then tell me I'm snobby for saying it sucks balls and taints.

I like it a lot actually  :D

At first I was all amped because it tastes like red cream soda, but by the second bottle it was way too sweet and I poured it out in disgust.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 07, 2012, 12:03:44 PM
Try the Sam Adams Cherry Wheat and then tell me I'm snobby for saying it sucks balls and taints.

I like it a lot actually  :D
I can only drink it in draft form, or poured. Something about the nose on it in the bottle doesn't sit well with me.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 07, 2012, 12:04:45 PM
Try the Sam Adams Cherry Wheat and then tell me I'm snobby for saying it sucks balls and taints.

I like it a lot actually  :D
I can only drink it in draft form, or poured. Something about the nose on it in the bottle doesn't sit well with me.

I've only had it in a glass.  The blackberry as well.  They both smell like life savers to me without tasting sweet. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 07, 2012, 01:04:10 PM
i only chug beer.  people who sip their beer just haven't been drinking beer for long enough of a time.  sounds like a bunch of beer newbies in this thread but that may  not be the case in all actuality.  when i think of brew and drinking brew i get so happy it is like a natural high. 

the first thing i do after getting home from a long day working the soybeans is grab my 12 pack of suds and start pounding them.  makes me feel great.  then i'll do some chores around my place and watch a little bit of the tube. 

honestly, it is rare that i'll not chug a 12 pack before dinner.  i don't even have a beer belly, i think it's because i work out so much.  brew in, brew out, that's my motto.  the secret is just to keep pissing.  for every brew you chug, you should do a quick mental test of your bladder to see if you need to release any suds back into the environment.  if you don't, then proceed to chug the next brew.  repeat as necessary but i will warn you, i've seen many a man not be able to maintain a good chuggin pace for much longer than a 30-60 minute time.  if you have any beer questions then i am your man. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on August 07, 2012, 01:39:07 PM
I'm not sure what's going on here, but this IPA was very good.

(http://www.stbcbeer.com/stbc/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/bp_2xipa1.png)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on August 07, 2012, 01:43:44 PM
I'm not sure what's going on here, but this IPA was very good.

(http://www.stbcbeer.com/stbc/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/bp_2xipa1.png)

damn shame that we can't get southern tier in ks
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 07, 2012, 01:52:13 PM
yes
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: slobber on August 07, 2012, 02:01:12 PM
Had a couple of Endo IPA's last night. They were good.
(http://crownbev.com/Main/images/stories/Logos/carolinalowdown.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on August 07, 2012, 02:44:06 PM
that brown corona that comes in the 32 oz bottle only is pretty good
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on August 07, 2012, 11:19:49 PM
Sam Adams just tries to make a very generic flavor for whatever brew they're doing. Very generic Boston Lager, middle-of-the-road Oktoberfest, etc. They're just trying not to offend anyone. Not a good or bad thing. I do agree that their Winter Lager would probably make my top 10 list though.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on August 08, 2012, 12:28:47 AM
Oberon for the summer beer win
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dlew12 on August 08, 2012, 12:29:40 AM
I agree with Pissclams
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: mancattanite on August 08, 2012, 12:51:19 AM
Tried Boulevard 80-acre today. Not shabby. Had some nice hop to it.  :dance:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on August 12, 2012, 03:35:10 PM
Currently taking nominations for tonight
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 12, 2012, 03:51:08 PM
It is a margarita

it has bud light lime in it, so i'd say that makes it as much of a beer as any other beer

Your dumbest quote on this site thus far. It's a margarita flavored malt beverage that is 324 calories per 8 oz can. There is nothing "bud light" about it.

Well, it would be a dumb quote if it wasn't an incredibly funny joke that I made.  I've not had bud light lime or lime-a-rita. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on August 17, 2012, 02:52:49 PM
Had a couple Collaboration #3 Stingos last night at La Bo.  Very Very good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on August 17, 2012, 02:53:51 PM
Was at Ska brewery last night and was blown away by their Orange Cream Stout. Fantastic.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 17, 2012, 02:54:40 PM
Was at Ska brewery last night and was blown away by their Orange Cream Stout. Fantastic.

I don't drink a lot of IPAs but I like Modus.  I also enjoy True Blonde when it's hot outside.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on August 17, 2012, 02:58:25 PM
Was at Ska brewery last night and was blown away by their Orange Cream Stout. Fantastic.

Wow!  Really jealous.  Probably one of my favorite brands.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on August 17, 2012, 03:01:09 PM
Was at Ska brewery last night and was blown away by their Orange Cream Stout. Fantastic.

Wow!  Really jealous.  Probably one of my favorite brands.

Don't know why I hadn't been there yet. It's always been pretty high on my list of brewery's. Will probably have to catch their happy hour on at least a weekly basis from now on.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on August 17, 2012, 03:12:38 PM
Don't know why I hadn't been there yet. It's always been pretty high on my list of brewery's. Will probably have to catch their happy hour on at least a weekly basis from now on.

 :surprised:  You live there?  Talk about truly rough ridin' blessed.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 17, 2012, 03:32:54 PM
Ska imperial IPA is outstanding. Love them.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 17, 2012, 03:33:21 PM
Had a couple Collaboration #3 Stingos last night at La Bo.  Very Very good.
Trying that one tonight...
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 17, 2012, 03:34:38 PM
Had a couple Collaboration #3 Stingos last night at La Bo.  Very Very good.
Trying that one tonight...

had a bottle last weekend.  it's decent.  good combo with this beautiful fall weather. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AppleJack on August 17, 2012, 03:37:06 PM
Gonna roll with some Abita this weekend.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 17, 2012, 03:37:56 PM
Gonna roll with some Abita this weekend.

turbo dog would also go well with this beautiful fall weather we are having
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on August 17, 2012, 03:46:14 PM
has anyone seen the 8 ounce coors light cans? so weird.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on August 17, 2012, 03:49:24 PM
also, I've kind of been in a west coast ipa rut. (I mean, I like them all, but still.) Any west coast reccomendo's for the weekend?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AppleJack on August 17, 2012, 03:54:23 PM
also, I've kind of been in a west coast ipa rut. (I mean, I like them all, but still.) Any west coast reccomendo's for the weekend?

Are you sick of Anchor Steam yet? Or is that like Natty Light out there?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on August 17, 2012, 03:55:07 PM
also, I've kind of been in a west coast ipa rut. (I mean, I like them all, but still.) Any west coast reccomendo's for the weekend?

My favorite is Green Flash, but I'm 99.9% sure you've already tried that.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on August 17, 2012, 03:55:47 PM
Had a couple Collaboration #3 Stingos last night at La Bo.  Very Very good.
Trying that one tonight...

Was on sale at Cosentino's downtown last weekend for $8.59
I liked it better than their recent special smokestacks.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 17, 2012, 03:56:40 PM
I enjoyed many Abita's while in NOLA.   
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on August 17, 2012, 03:57:23 PM
also, I've kind of been in a west coast ipa rut. (I mean, I like them all, but still.) Any west coast reccomendo's for the weekend?

Are you sick of Anchor Steam yet? Or is that like Natty Light out there?

I'm not sick of it, but it's everywhere. Green Flash is weird because I don't see it much in stores but see it at quite a few bars. I will accept non-ipa recommendations.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 17, 2012, 04:08:06 PM
So with every beer . . . do you guys go through the whole beer geek repertoire?  You know:

Pour

Appearence

Initial Taste

Mouthful

Overall

I bet Saul does. 

Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 17, 2012, 04:09:55 PM
has anyone seen the 8 ounce coors light cans? so weird.

I have a Beautiful pic of kk holding one at our summer pool PAK
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on August 17, 2012, 04:32:37 PM
So with every beer . . . do you guys go through the whole beer geek repertoire?  You know:

Pour

Appearence

Initial Taste

Mouthful

Overall

I bet Saul does. 



saul's such a corncob, you guys.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on August 17, 2012, 04:35:52 PM
So with every beer . . . do you guys go through the whole beer geek repertoire?  You know:

Pour

Appearence

Initial Taste

Mouthful

Overall

I bet Saul does.

You forgot smell
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on August 17, 2012, 04:42:18 PM
I'm going to drink a sixer of Miller Lite while I grill tonight.

EDIT:  Actually 5 miller lites and 1 high life.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on August 17, 2012, 04:50:41 PM
also, I've kind of been in a west coast ipa rut. (I mean, I like them all, but still.) Any west coast reccomendo's for the weekend?

The August seasonal from Lagunitas?  Is it out yet?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 17, 2012, 05:12:30 PM
So with every beer . . . do you guys go through the whole beer geek repertoire?  You know:

Pour

Appearence

Initial Taste

Mouthful

Overall

I bet Saul does.

You forgot smell

Yep.

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on August 17, 2012, 05:22:35 PM
also, I've kind of been in a west coast ipa rut. (I mean, I like them all, but still.) Any west coast reccomendo's for the weekend?

The August seasonal from Lagunitas?  Is it out yet?

i'll have to check!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 17, 2012, 06:08:02 PM
So with every beer . . . do you guys go through the whole beer geek repertoire?  You know:

Pour

Appearence

Initial Taste

Mouthful

Overall

I bet Saul does.

You forgot smell
"nose"
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 17, 2012, 09:45:55 PM
Sam Adams pisses me off because they release their Octoberfest August 1st so now everyone else feels like they have to as well.  Hey, assholes, its 100 freakin degrees out.  I want a summer ale, not an Octoberfest.  However, New Belgium's Red Hoptober is fantastic. :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on August 17, 2012, 10:12:33 PM
Just had some brown ale at the beach chalet brewery. Fallish weather out here.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 18, 2012, 08:06:38 AM
Just had some brown ale at the beach chalet brewery. Fallish weather out here.

How was the nose on that beer, michigancat?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on August 18, 2012, 10:47:56 AM
do you guys remember when i use to bring the house down with my beer reviews?  man, those were the days.  maybe i'll repost some later.
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 18, 2012, 10:57:28 AM
do you guys remember when i use to bring the house down with my beer reviews?  man, those were the days.  maybe i'll repost some later.

That sounds great kc
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on August 19, 2012, 06:33:41 PM
also, I've kind of been in a west coast ipa rut. (I mean, I like them all, but still.) Any west coast reccomendo's for the weekend?

deschutes
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on August 19, 2012, 06:41:35 PM
also, I've kind of been in a west coast ipa rut. (I mean, I like them all, but still.) Any west coast reccomendo's for the weekend?

deschutes

tried it yesterday. was ok.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on August 19, 2012, 06:42:58 PM
also, I've kind of been in a west coast ipa rut. (I mean, I like them all, but still.) Any west coast reccomendo's for the weekend?

deschutes

tried it yesterday. was ok.

Yeah, wasn't awesome, but it's an option.
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 19, 2012, 07:07:50 PM
Deschutes makes very good beer
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on August 19, 2012, 07:09:06 PM
Just had some brown ale at the beach chalet brewery. Fallish weather out here.

How was the nose on that beer, michigancat?

A really tasteful beer. Not too sweet and full of strong aroma. The colour is really dark as it has to be for a real Belgian ale.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on August 19, 2012, 07:19:56 PM
Kinda want to get into some belgians.  Where should I start?
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 19, 2012, 07:34:18 PM
Kinda want to get into some belgians.  Where should I start?

Dupont
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dlew12 on August 19, 2012, 09:25:21 PM
Guys I'm excited for Pumpkin beer! 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on August 19, 2012, 09:26:52 PM
OH man me too

I like Shock Top's pumpkin ale quite a bit.  Also Buffalo Bill's.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dlew12 on August 19, 2012, 09:35:41 PM
OH man me too

I like Shock Top's pumpkin ale quite a bit.  Also Buffalo Bill's.
schlafly for me
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on August 19, 2012, 10:03:26 PM
I think I'm gonna drink a million Oberons next weekend, you guys.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on August 20, 2012, 12:19:38 PM
Shocktop's pumpkin is surprisingly good.  Not a style I would normally drink but the pumpkin flavor is very mellow and not nearly as pronounced as I had expected.  The only Shlafly Ive had is their APA, which I like a lot.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 20, 2012, 12:32:32 PM
anheuser busch wants to put everyone (but themselves) out of business
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 20, 2012, 12:43:04 PM
anheuser busch wants to put everyone (but themselves) out of business

inbev owns everything.  made me sad when they bought goose island.  I was happy that they decided to just control the production of the main lines and let goose island keep their other stuff in house. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 20, 2012, 12:46:57 PM
anheuser busch wants to put everyone (but themselves) out of business

seems like you don't know very much about how a business operates.  maybe you should do a little studying and find out some answers about business. 

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 20, 2012, 01:19:12 PM
anheuser busch wants to put everyone (but themselves) out of business

inbev owns everything.  made me sad when they bought goose island.  I was happy that they decided to just control the production of the main lines and let goose island keep their other stuff in house. 
yeah it's tough to avoid the InBev footprint.

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 20, 2012, 01:19:50 PM
anheuser busch wants to put everyone (but themselves) out of business

seems like you don't know very much about how a business operates.  maybe you should do a little studying and find out some answers about business. 


hey, jackass. I know everything there is to know about business. In fact I may start my own some day.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on August 29, 2012, 11:48:08 AM
(http://www.lagunitas.com/pdfs/Lagunitas_DayTime.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 29, 2012, 11:50:15 AM
 :drink:

Had my first Weihenstephaner of the season last night
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on August 29, 2012, 11:57:45 AM
:drink:

Had my first Weihenstephaner of the season last night

 :surprised:

Which one?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 29, 2012, 12:35:53 PM
:drink:

Had my first Weihenstephaner of the season last night


 :surprised:

Which one?
hefeweissbier
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 29, 2012, 06:40:52 PM
:drink:

Had my first Weihenstephaner of the season last night

BANANAS!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 29, 2012, 06:44:33 PM
everyone go get the paulaner festival oktoberfest wiesn (not the regular oktoberfest murzen that's available all year, that sucks)

looks like this:

(http://agirlandherbeer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/paulaner.jpg)

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 29, 2012, 08:07:47 PM
its a whole quart of beer
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on August 29, 2012, 09:22:10 PM
Rogue Maple Bacon coming to KS next month
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on August 29, 2012, 09:29:30 PM
(http://www.lefthandbrewing.com/img/xlarge/beer_images/bottle_and_glass/milk_stout_bottle_glass_494478432.png)
not for me icksville
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on August 29, 2012, 10:42:59 PM
Had a coconut ale in Chicago. I was pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on August 30, 2012, 10:25:15 AM
(http://www.lefthandbrewing.com/img/xlarge/beer_images/bottle_and_glass/milk_stout_bottle_glass_494478432.png)
not for me icksville

you are hereby on my "dead to me" list. they are doing this in nitro bottles now and it is even more incredible.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 30, 2012, 11:47:43 AM
Had a coconut ale in Chicago. I was pleasantly surprised.
I'm afraid I haven't tried anything of the sort. I do enjoy coconut. Do you recall the name/brewery?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 30, 2012, 11:49:57 AM
Had a coconut ale in Chicago. I was pleasantly surprised.
I'm afraid I haven't tried anything of the sort. I do enjoy coconut. Do you recall the name/brewery?

Two Brothers iirc

http://beerpulse.com/2012/08/two-brothers-pahoehoe-coconut-ale-just-released/
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 30, 2012, 11:51:34 AM
damn, that sucks
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 30, 2012, 11:56:06 AM
So I've noticed that being in store at 75th St. Brewery causes and allergic reaction in me, because of something in the brew process in the air.  Never had a problem from the beer itself when I get it to go.  Then last night I had the same reaction after drinking only 1 of these, which I got as a six pack.  Was really weird and I did not like. 

(http://www.newbelgium.com/images/scenes/tr_beer_prodshot_sm.png)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on August 30, 2012, 11:59:50 AM
So I've noticed that being in store at 75th St. Brewery causes and allergic reaction in me, because of something in the brew process in the air.  Never had a problem from the beer itself when I get it to go.  Then last night I had the same reaction after drinking only 1 of these, which I got as a six pack.  Was really weird and I did not like. 

(http://www.newbelgium.com/images/scenes/tr_beer_prodshot_sm.png)

That happens to me when I drink Colt .45
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 30, 2012, 02:00:41 PM
damn, that sucks

does that brewery suck or availability suck or what? 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 30, 2012, 02:04:59 PM
damn, that sucks

does that brewery suck or availability suck or what? 
availability sucks.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 30, 2012, 02:06:13 PM
we went to a place that had about 8 different beers of theirs on tap. seemed pretty good. western chicago suburbs brewery. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on August 30, 2012, 03:05:29 PM
Had this the other day:
(http://www.gooseisland.com/filebin/images/products/full/pere_jacques_2010.jpg)

It was good, but a little bit too sweet for me.  Could not drink more than one.  Anyone else like it?  Will it grow on me?

What about the other Goose Island "Vintage" collection beers?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: KCFDcat on August 30, 2012, 03:07:54 PM
This is delicious. I highly suggest it.
(http://www.gooseisland.com/goosefilebin/images/products/full/sofie_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on August 30, 2012, 03:10:33 PM
Not too sweet and/or fruity?  It certainly looks quite a bit lighter

I don't mind some sweetness but too much usually ruins the beer for me.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: KCFDcat on August 30, 2012, 03:16:19 PM
it is a little sweet and pretty dry. but, it's a french style saison so it's supposed to be dry.

if you're not into that sorta thing then I wouldn't recommend it.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 30, 2012, 03:24:25 PM
rd and I pounded a couple of these about 8:45 AM thursday

(https://untappd.s3.amazonaws.com/photo/2012_03_16/e004d670c15a093f20891fb9cc62684b_320x320.jpg)
(http://howmanybeerscandavedrink.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Goose-Island-Marisol.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on August 30, 2012, 03:35:57 PM
it is a little sweet and pretty dry. but, it's a french style saison so it's supposed to be dry.

if you're not into that sorta thing then I wouldn't recommend it.

Nice. Thanks for the suggestion
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 30, 2012, 03:36:52 PM
dry saisons are pretty much BITSummerB
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: slobber on August 30, 2012, 03:46:33 PM
eff!!!!
I can't remember what I all tried tonight. (fanning, this was going to be my fanningbrag post and I have screwed it up)
Rimsbargen or something like that- a VERY SWEET red beer that was really great if you are into that kind of thing (I hated it)
Some sort of white apple cider beer (would be really great if it was served on ice on a hot day (that is what the irish par tender owner told me))
Carlsberg- a heavy blance beer. This was very good and 3 of these will get you going, I guarantee it!

(end of very poor memory fanningbrag post)
(fanning, I am using the fanningbrag thingy as a play on myself, I am not trying to start crap with you  :cheers:)

The end.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 30, 2012, 05:51:25 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on August 30, 2012, 05:52:41 PM
eff!!!!
I can't remember what I all tried tonight. (fanning, this was going to be my fanningbrag post and I have screwed it up)
Rimsbargen or something like that- a VERY SWEET red beer that was really great if you are into that kind of thing (I hated it)
Some sort of white apple cider beer (would be really great if it was served on ice on a hot day (that is what the irish par tender owner told me))
Carlsberg- a heavy blance beer. This was very good and 3 of these will get you going, I guarantee it!

(end of very poor memory fanningbrag post)
(fanning, I am using the fanningbrag thingy as a play on myself, I am not trying to start crap with you  :cheers:)

The end.

what country are you in?  you should brag about that stuff more.  or tell me where you are and I direct you where to go and photograph to brag about. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sys on August 30, 2012, 05:54:43 PM
cider isn't beer you dumbasses.  beer is beer and cider is cider.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: slobber on August 30, 2012, 06:22:17 PM
cider isn't beer you dumbasses.  beer is beer and cider is cider.
I couldn't find the Cider Connoisseurs thread, and I figured it would end up here anyway.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: slobber on August 30, 2012, 06:32:40 PM
eff!!!!
I can't remember what I all tried tonight. (fanning, this was going to be my fanningbrag post and I have screwed it up)
Rimsbargen or something like that- a VERY SWEET red beer that was really great if you are into that kind of thing (I hated it)
Some sort of white apple cider beer (would be really great if it was served on ice on a hot day (that is what the irish par tender owner told me))
Carlsberg- a heavy blance beer. This was very good and 3 of these will get you going, I guarantee it!

(end of very poor memory fanningbrag post)
(fanning, I am using the fanningbrag thingy as a play on myself, I am not trying to start crap with you  :cheers:)

The end.

what country are you in?  you should brag about that stuff more.  or tell me where you are and I direct you where to go and photograph to brag about.
Pak at the Arsenal match on Sunday?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on August 30, 2012, 07:39:58 PM
Pak at the Arsenal match on Sunday?

 :sdeek:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 30, 2012, 09:14:42 PM
eff!!!!
I can't remember what I all tried tonight. (fanning, this was going to be my fanningbrag post and I have screwed it up)
Rimsbargen or something like that- a VERY SWEET red beer that was really great if you are into that kind of thing (I hated it)
Some sort of white apple cider beer (would be really great if it was served on ice on a hot day (that is what the irish par tender owner told me))
Carlsberg- a heavy blance beer. This was very good and 3 of these will get you going, I guarantee it!

(end of very poor memory fanningbrag post)
(fanning, I am using the fanningbrag thingy as a play on myself, I am not trying to start crap with you  :cheers:)

The end.

what country are you in?  you should brag about that stuff more.  or tell me where you are and I direct you where to go and photograph to brag about. 
Carlsberg sucks. It's like the MGD of German beers
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on August 30, 2012, 09:16:28 PM
cider isn't beer you dumbasses.  beer is beer and cider is cider.
confirmed
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on August 30, 2012, 10:39:42 PM
The only time I ordered Carlsberg was when I was 19 in Canada. Everyone was all "look at this rookie"
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on August 31, 2012, 08:27:24 AM
The only time I ordered Carlsberg was when I was 19 in Canada. Everyone was all "look at this rookie"

the only thing i drink in canada is molson ice and moosehead, then i kick ass
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on September 03, 2012, 05:51:11 PM
New fave pumpkin:

(http://www.stbcbeer.com/stbc/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/ind_bp_pumking1.jpg)

most probably won't like though
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 03, 2012, 06:14:30 PM
Chings, love it. They don't distribute in Ks though :(
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on September 03, 2012, 06:28:15 PM
Got a Mixed 6 tonight.  Nothing too fancy.

Shiner Blonde (decent, would drink again but not a first choice. B-)
New Belgium Red Hoptober
Bridgeport Witch Hunt
Abita Purple Haze (because cats, man)
Avery Out Of Bounds Stout
Sierra Nevada Stout

Will report back.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on September 03, 2012, 08:23:04 PM
I love purple haze, was very excited when kathouse got it on tap  :excited:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on September 03, 2012, 09:53:26 PM
I love purple haze, was very excited when kathouse got it on tap  :excited:

Is it like shocktop raspberry or wild red? Both are decent, but taste more like kool-aid than beer.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on September 03, 2012, 10:08:16 PM
pretty similar to shocktop raspberry
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on September 14, 2012, 10:13:57 AM
everyone go get the paulaner festival oktoberfest wiesn (not the regular oktoberfest murzen that's available all year, that sucks)

looks like this:

(http://agirlandherbeer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/paulaner.jpg)

Great call SD!  Holy cow! The glass!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 14, 2012, 10:15:27 AM
Tonight at Old Chicago

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRjt_Hbj34ftHLakAo-WwV9lVoyvPF_Q5B2Dz7gTgQ-64y7cMVvuiCENlJtxw)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 14, 2012, 10:45:59 AM
Tonight at Old Chicago

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRjt_Hbj34ftHLakAo-WwV9lVoyvPF_Q5B2Dz7gTgQ-64y7cMVvuiCENlJtxw)

I may pick some of this banana beer up on my way home today.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 14, 2012, 10:52:51 AM
Tonight at Old Chicago

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRjt_Hbj34ftHLakAo-WwV9lVoyvPF_Q5B2Dz7gTgQ-64y7cMVvuiCENlJtxw)

I may pick some of this banana beer up on my way home today.
What banana beer?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 14, 2012, 11:07:51 AM
that stuff tastes like bananas bro
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 14, 2012, 11:24:49 AM
that stuff tastes like bananas bro
Youngs?

Bananatana?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 14, 2012, 11:25:50 AM
that stuff tastes like bananas bro
Youngs?

Bananatana?

german hefe's.  they all taste like bananas to me. delicious boozy bananas. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: O-town Kat on September 14, 2012, 12:09:55 PM
Yeah even germans acknowledge the banana taste in their hefes...they call it affekotz (ape puke)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 14, 2012, 07:09:35 PM
holy crap, a lieter of beer, im wasted
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on September 14, 2012, 07:41:25 PM
holy crap, a lieter of beer, im wasted

Yep. Have a great night Saul!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on September 15, 2012, 04:54:30 PM
don't know if this is any good or not, but bought it this morning and plan to kick off the cats with it.  grabbed it from some unpriced area and got surprised at the checkout when it was almost as much as my case of pbr for a 750ml bottle  :surprised:

(http://www.beernorthmn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/IMG_1386-1024x768.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 15, 2012, 05:04:22 PM
it's pretty decent Tobias
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on September 15, 2012, 05:16:40 PM
Finally tried some Black Star at a hipster street music festival i just worked at. It tasted like fancy pbr, for reals.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on September 15, 2012, 05:24:06 PM
it's pretty decent Tobias

:thumbs:

i'll post a review on twitter tomorrow morning
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 15, 2012, 05:27:30 PM
Finally tried some Black Star at a hipster street music festival i just worked at. It tasted like fancy pbr, for reals.

describe what "fancy PBR" means.  like, Lonestar?
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on September 15, 2012, 05:30:34 PM
Finally tried some Black Star at a hipster street music festival i just worked at. It tasted like fancy pbr, for reals.

describe what "fancy PBR" means.  like, Lonestar?

Never had Lonestar. Like it has a similar "skunkyness" smell and taste that pbr has but a little bit stronger "good" taste. I seriously should post this on beer advocate.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on September 15, 2012, 05:49:59 PM
I am sampling OFallons pumpkin ale esta noche
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on September 15, 2012, 05:51:23 PM
Finally tried some Black Star at a hipster street music festival i just worked at. It tasted like fancy pbr, for reals.

describe what "fancy PBR" means.  like, Lonestar?

Never had Lonestar. Like it has a similar "skunkyness" smell and taste that pbr has but a little bit stronger "good" taste. I seriously should post this on beer advocate.

i wish everyone reviewed beer like this  :)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on September 15, 2012, 05:55:15 PM
anyone had an oktoberfest they've really liked yet?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 15, 2012, 05:56:34 PM
anyone had an oktoberfest they've really liked yet?

yes, a lot of the german festival beers are fantastic. I mentioned the paulaner festival hefe above. they had it on tap at old chicago here.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on September 15, 2012, 06:56:01 PM
I think Id mentioned this earlier but I really like New Belgium's Red Hoptober.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on September 15, 2012, 08:43:10 PM
I've tried sierra nevada, shiner and new belgium fall's.  sierra nevada was the best but not great.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on September 18, 2012, 11:09:15 PM
it's pretty decent Tobias

:thumbs:

i'll post a review on twitter tomorrow morning

i was reportedly found on the floor in the bedroom after failing to respond to texts to come watch snl :frown:

(official review)
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on September 19, 2012, 01:32:41 AM
it's pretty decent Tobias

:thumbs:

i'll post a review on twitter tomorrow morning

i was reportedly found on the floor in the bedroom after failing to respond to texts to come watch snl :frown:

(official review)

After a 750?

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Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: scottwildcat on September 19, 2012, 08:18:09 AM
it's pretty decent Tobias

:thumbs:

i'll post a review on twitter tomorrow morning

i was reportedly found on the floor in the bedroom after failing to respond to texts to come watch snl :frown:

(official review)

After a 750?

Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk 2

I want to party with Tobias
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Rams on September 19, 2012, 08:32:45 AM
guy in the liquor store kind of freaked me out yesterday.  told me to mix these two:

(http://greatdivide.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/yeti.png) (http://greatdivide.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/hercules_doubleipa.png)

said it doesn't float at all.  just mixes right away.  I was all wtf? and he said the brewers actually recommend it.  said he tried it and it was the best beer he'd ever had.  I'm still  :dubious: but I'll probably give it a shot this weekend.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 19, 2012, 08:34:32 AM
I mix beers a lot. Also soups. At the brewpub near my house I do both at the same time.

Scotch Ale/IPA to drink and Beer Cheese/Tomato Basil to eat is a winning combo
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 19, 2012, 08:36:02 AM
 :sdeek:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 19, 2012, 08:36:48 AM
:sdeek:

(http://anongallery.org/img/6/4/deal-with-it-cat.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Rams on September 19, 2012, 08:39:38 AM
I mix beers a lot. Also soups. At the brewpub near my house I do both at the same time.

Scotch Ale/IPA to drink and Beer Cheese/Tomato Basil to eat is a winning combo

I mix soups too! :D

never mixed beers other than black and tans.  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 19, 2012, 08:41:21 AM
hey guys, one time I mixed a bud light and a miller lite. got totally mumped up, never do that.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on September 19, 2012, 08:43:07 AM
yup, i'm a big time member of the brew mix club.  once i mixed a sam adams with a sam adams light.  i called it a sam adams partial light  :cool:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 19, 2012, 09:13:33 AM
I mix beers a lot. Also soups. At the brewpub near my house I do both at the same time.

Scotch Ale/IPA to drink and Beer Cheese/Tomato Basil to eat is a winning combo

I mix soups too! :D

never mixed beers other than black and tans.  :embarrassed:

most brewerys will suggest mixes of their own stuff.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on September 19, 2012, 10:13:00 AM
Boulevard opening up a dry goods store on the plaza for the christmas season :dance:

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Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on September 19, 2012, 10:34:25 AM
been cruising through a lot of great beers lately. used this badboy on a roast and drank the rest.

(http://distilleryimage6.s3.amazonaws.com/a9145ddefeec11e184a91231382040e4_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on September 19, 2012, 11:13:33 AM
been cruising through a lot of great beers lately. used this badboy on a roast and drank the rest.

(http://distilleryimage6.s3.amazonaws.com/a9145ddefeec11e184a91231382040e4_7.jpg)

 :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on September 19, 2012, 11:56:03 AM
been cruising through a lot of great beers lately. used this badboy on a roast and drank the rest.

(http://distilleryimage6.s3.amazonaws.com/a9145ddefeec11e184a91231382040e4_7.jpg)

 :drink:

just realized that this is not the beer i used on my roast. sorry. for that i used...

(http://www.columbusalive.com/content/graphics/2012/02/22/ca-n-beer.jpg?__scale=w:620,h:590,t:1)

both, however, were fantastic.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on September 19, 2012, 11:58:44 AM
A friend brought me some Boulevard Pale and I forgot how much I enjoyed it. It's a great summery beer for people who enjoy the hops.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on September 19, 2012, 12:13:08 PM
oh man rusty you should try the 80 acre
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 19, 2012, 12:19:06 PM
oh man rusty you should try the 80 acre

you should try barfing in a bucket and then bottling it and having rusty try it because it would be a superior experience to drinking 80 acre.

PROTIP^
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on September 19, 2012, 12:24:14 PM
oh man rusty you should try the 80 acre

you should try barfing in a bucket and then bottling it and having rusty try it because it would be a superior experience to drinking 80 acre.

PROTIP^

well that's the same for pretty much every beer, so why don't you just go ahead and hop back into that little corner you were in and tweet out some new beers you've been drinking.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on September 19, 2012, 12:25:30 PM
whoa whoa whoa. there are beverages involved here, man. everyone just chill the eff. out.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on September 19, 2012, 12:28:33 PM
eff that.  i'm not going to sit around and let steve dave act like he's the chosen one when it comes to brew liking/disliking.  he's a fool.

Quote from: steve dave
hey guys did you try that new german wheat? oh man, like, it's so good, it's just so good i love it.  they serve it draught style at b'dubs.

:flush:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jdagg2003 on September 19, 2012, 12:34:43 PM
Are any decent pumpkin beers out yet? Whats the best place in MHK for craft brews?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 19, 2012, 12:39:05 PM
Are any decent pumpkin beers out yet? Whats the best place in MHK for craft brews?
I like Schlafly Pumpkin Ale, it's widely available.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on September 19, 2012, 12:41:12 PM
Are any decent pumpkin beers out yet? Whats the best place in MHK for craft brews?

haven't been in mhk for some time, but when i was there The Fridge right next to La Fiesta had the best selection.
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Tobias on September 19, 2012, 12:43:25 PM
it's pretty decent Tobias

:thumbs:

i'll post a review on twitter tomorrow morning

i was reportedly found on the floor in the bedroom after failing to respond to texts to come watch snl :frown:

(official review)

After a 750?

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the approx. 750 pbrs and white russians got the assist on this one
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on September 19, 2012, 12:52:46 PM
Are any decent pumpkin beers out yet? Whats the best place in MHK for craft brews?

haven't been in mhk for some time, but when i was there The Fridge right next to La Fiesta had the best selection.

Beer Goggles.

but you're right, The Fridge has the best selection.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on September 19, 2012, 01:07:01 PM
Shipyard Pumpkin Head is awesome. 

Also, the Official Liquor Store of goEMAW.com is Nespor's.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on September 19, 2012, 01:17:09 PM
Shipyard Pumpkin Head is awesome. 

Also, the Official Liquor Store of goEMAW.com is Nespor's.

I heard that the employees there tell customers that they drink douchey beer right to their face. No thanks, not worth the PI'ing.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on September 19, 2012, 01:21:04 PM
Shipyard Pumpkin Head is awesome. 

Also, the Official Liquor Store of goEMAW.com is Nespor's.

I heard that the employees there tell customers that they drink douchey beer right to their face. No thanks, not worth the PI'ing.

Were they in fact drinking douchey beers?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on September 19, 2012, 01:23:44 PM
Shipyard Pumpkin Head is awesome. 

Also, the Official Liquor Store of goEMAW.com is Nespor's.

I heard that the employees there tell customers that they drink douchey beer right to their face. No thanks, not worth the PI'ing.

Were they in fact drinking douchey beers?

Bud Light limes
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on September 19, 2012, 01:26:39 PM
Shipyard Pumpkin Head is awesome. 

Also, the Official Liquor Store of goEMAW.com is Nespor's.

I heard that the employees there tell customers that they drink douchey beer right to their face. No thanks, not worth the PI'ing.

Were they in fact drinking douchey beers?

Bud Light limes

What, were they out of Miller Chill?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on September 19, 2012, 02:02:05 PM
Shipyard Pumpkin Head is awesome. 

Also, the Official Liquor Store of goEMAW.com is Nespor's.

I heard that the employees there tell customers that they drink douchey beer right to their face. No thanks, not worth the PI'ing.

Were they in fact drinking douchey beers?

Bud Light limes

What, were they out of Miller Chill?

You'd have to ask them.
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on September 19, 2012, 02:22:31 PM
A friend brought me some Boulevard Pale and I forgot how much I enjoyed it. It's a great summery beer for people who enjoy the hops.

I agree michcat, it's my favorite!

80 acre is decent. A nice refreshing beer, but it doesn't have a solid identity. Not hoppy enough for a pale ale, not smooth enough for a wheat.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on September 19, 2012, 02:30:56 PM
(http://images.craigslist.org/5N95X05J33k93J73Ncc6s4cf8103effc31580.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jdagg2003 on September 19, 2012, 02:37:13 PM
Went to the fridge and got a mix and match 6 pack with a few different Pumpkin beers, and a 6 pack of Modus Hoperandi. I will report back my findings.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on September 19, 2012, 02:49:57 PM
(http://images.craigslist.org/5N95X05J33k93J73Ncc6s4cf8103effc31580.jpg)

Dadboner is that you?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on September 19, 2012, 03:12:20 PM
Went to the fridge and got a mix and match 6 pack with a few different Pumpkin beers, and a 6 pack of Modus Hoperandi. I will report back my findings.

Which pumpkin beers?  I wasn't a fan of the buffalo bill's pumpkin ale, but surprisingly enjoyed the shocktop pumpkin wheat.

Also, Modus is fantastic.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 19, 2012, 03:19:13 PM
Jesus, assholes, stop drinking shock top
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on September 19, 2012, 03:20:59 PM
Jesus, assholes, stop drinking shock top

I said surprisingly  :dubious:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on September 19, 2012, 03:27:01 PM
EMAWMeister pointed out the Boulder Beer Company's pale ale to me yesterday*.  Came in cans, was pretty average.  Decent beer, but there are several pale ale's I would get before getting that one again. 



*EMAWMeister hadn't tried it, just said it was new.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 19, 2012, 03:27:55 PM
EMAWMeister pointed out the Boulder Beer Company's pale ale to me yesterday*.  Came in cans, was pretty average.  Decent beer, but there are several pale ale's I would get before getting that one again. 



*EMAWMeister hadn't tried it, just said it was new.

protip-> rate it an F- if there are several better
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on September 19, 2012, 03:29:02 PM
EMAWMeister pointed out the Boulder Beer Company's pale ale to me yesterday*.  Came in cans, was pretty average.  Decent beer, but there are several pale ale's I would get before getting that one again. 



*EMAWMeister hadn't tried it, just said it was new.

Sorry, friend.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on September 19, 2012, 03:30:34 PM
EMAWMeister pointed out the Boulder Beer Company's pale ale to me yesterday*.  Came in cans, was pretty average.  Decent beer, but there are several pale ale's I would get before getting that one again. 



*EMAWMeister hadn't tried it, just said it was new.

protip-> rate it an F- if there are several better

Why?  It wasn't bad.  I will happily drink the three I have left tonight or tomorrow.  I would rather drink it than several other beers, should I rate it an A+ too?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on September 19, 2012, 03:31:19 PM
EMAWMeister pointed out the Boulder Beer Company's pale ale to me yesterday*.  Came in cans, was pretty average.  Decent beer, but there are several pale ale's I would get before getting that one again. 



*EMAWMeister hadn't tried it, just said it was new.

Sorry, friend.

Don't be, I knew the risks.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: the_ugly_clown on September 19, 2012, 03:41:28 PM
Went to the fridge and got a mix and match 6 pack with a few different Pumpkin beers, and a 6 pack of Modus Hoperandi. I will report back my findings.

 :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on September 19, 2012, 06:24:06 PM
Bud lt lime is one of the douchiest beers known to man.  If you're drinking with me and you order a BLM or an Ultra, expect some serious ass PI, IRL.  Thats right, and I'll say it right to your fat face, right in front of your fat little GF.  A buddy once sent back a Sad Adams Summer (not a great beer, but not terrible either) and ordered an Ultra instead.  rough ridin' embarrassed the crap out of me.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on September 19, 2012, 06:26:04 PM
Douchey as in pretentious. But Light lime is not pretentious.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on September 19, 2012, 06:31:10 PM
Douchey as in its terrible beer and only douchebags drink it.  eff, just order a regular bud lt or a damn corona.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on September 19, 2012, 06:32:56 PM
Sorry Daris. Team bud light lime now

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Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jdagg2003 on September 20, 2012, 12:47:53 AM
I tried the Saranac pumpkin ale, Saranac octoberfest, and the Modus Hoperandi tonight, my first time for all three.

The pumpkin Ale left a lot to be desired, it had almost no pumpkin taste that I was expecting. Very Clovey still a decent drink but not what I was expecting.

I can't complain about the octoberfest, very smooth, tasty, but nothing special.

The Modus Hoperandi, So bitter it should come with a warning label. I really liked it, but I don't think it's for everyone, my brother took a sip of it and thought it was horrible.

I still have a Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale, a Boulder Beer Hazed an Infused, and an Odell 90 Shilling Ale to try tomorow.

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on September 20, 2012, 12:57:09 AM
Not to be douchey, but there are a lot of beers that are significantly more bitter than Modus Hoperandi. Not so much in the midwest, but on the coasts. Just a heads up.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jdagg2003 on September 20, 2012, 01:07:15 AM
I'm pretty new to the Micro Brew world, so I'm sure there are, But it was definatly the most bitter beer I have had so far.
Also I'm not quite 21 yet so I have a hard time branching out very far.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stupid Fitz on September 20, 2012, 06:43:12 AM
Left Hand October is the best October out right now. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 20, 2012, 07:09:06 AM
A lot of people go crazy thinking that more hops equals better beer. Joke ends up being on them when they realize that the level of hops maxes out at some point and everyone was just piling in hops to create shitty beers. 120 IBU is around the most humans can taste.  Modus is 68 IBU and is a great beer.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 20, 2012, 07:30:16 AM
drink whatever you want.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: scottwildcat on September 20, 2012, 07:42:56 AM
Love 80-Acre, Amber Ale, and the Pale Ale from Boulevard!

Also love just about everything from Tallgrass especially 8-Bit and Buffalo Sweat

I also like Sam Adams stuff! I will use this thread to start broadening my horizons
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 20, 2012, 07:51:50 AM
Empyrean is doing a cask tapping at old chicago sometime in october.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 20, 2012, 07:55:44 AM
Empyrean is doing a cask tapping at old chicago sometime in october.

I like their burning skye and luna sea. they just came out with their IPA called watch man. it's ok.
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on September 20, 2012, 08:11:28 AM
A lot of people go crazy thinking that more hops equals better beer. Joke ends up being on them when they realize that the level of hops maxes out at some point and everyone was just piling in hops to create shitty beers. 120 IBU is around the most humans can taste.  Modus is 68 IBU and is a great beer.

Sometime fairly recently, IPAs turned into a dick measuring contest to see who could make / "like" the bitterest and highest alcohol content in the beer
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 20, 2012, 08:18:26 AM
Empyrean is doing a cask tapping at old chicago sometime in october.

I like their burning skye and luna sea. they just came out with their IPA called watch man. it's ok.
All i've had so far is the Luna Sea and that is a really, really good beer IMO.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on September 20, 2012, 09:15:35 AM
Empyrean is doing a cask tapping at old chicago sometime in october.

I like their burning skye and luna sea. they just came out with their IPA called watch man. it's ok.
All i've had so far is the Luna Sea and that is a really, really good beer IMO.
I like the Luna Sea as well.  Let us know how the cask tasting goes.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on September 20, 2012, 10:07:42 AM
Anyone had Avery Maharaja? Seems like the ultimate dick measuring beer.

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Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on September 20, 2012, 10:43:24 AM
http://splash.topeka.net/content/blackbird-tame-beast

Quote
You won't find many beers with the kind of kick-you-in-the-face wallop of Avery Brewing Company's high octane brew The Beast. The name alone might make you twinge, but it's this Belgian strong ale's 17% ABV that will curl your toes.

At 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, one of only two kegs in the state will be tapped at Topeka's Blackbird Espresso Bar and Bistro, 4025 S.W. 10th Ave., in Fleming Place. Judging from the buzz leading up to this event, hardcore beer lovers might want to make sure they make it out to Blackbird that night. Eighty pours of ass-kicking goodness then the keg runs dry.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on September 20, 2012, 10:45:18 AM
http://splash.topeka.net/content/blackbird-tame-beast

Quote
You won't find many beers with the kind of kick-you-in-the-face wallop of Avery Brewing Company's high octane brew The Beast. The name alone might make you twinge, but it's this Belgian strong ale's 17% ABV that will curl your toes.

Oh man. this stuff is just awful.

Tastes like concentrated prune juice.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on September 20, 2012, 11:06:22 AM
http://splash.topeka.net/content/blackbird-tame-beast

Quote
You won't find many beers with the kind of kick-you-in-the-face wallop of Avery Brewing Company's high octane brew The Beast. The name alone might make you twinge, but it's this Belgian strong ale's 17% ABV that will curl your toes.

At 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, one of only two kegs in the state will be tapped at Topeka's Blackbird Espresso Bar and Bistro, 4025 S.W. 10th Ave., in Fleming Place. Judging from the buzz leading up to this event, hardcore beer lovers might want to make sure they make it out to Blackbird that night. Eighty pours of ass-kicking goodness then the keg runs dry.

jesus.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Fedor on September 20, 2012, 11:18:13 AM
Newcastle Werewolf blood red ale is pretty good.  Mrs. Fedor brought home a sampler and this was the winner hands down.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Emo EMAW on September 20, 2012, 03:48:22 PM
Holy crap just swing in here to say the hoppy wheat by Boulevard is great.  Didn't really expect it to be.  Very nice.  Would recommend. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 21, 2012, 07:19:38 AM
excited to try

(http://drinks.seriouseats.com/assets_c/2012/09/20120918skacan-thumb-495xauto-272387.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: raquetcat on September 21, 2012, 09:18:50 AM
http://splash.topeka.net/content/blackbird-tame-beast

Quote
You won't find many beers with the kind of kick-you-in-the-face wallop of Avery Brewing Company's high octane brew The Beast. The name alone might make you twinge, but it's this Belgian strong ale's 17% ABV that will curl your toes.

At 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, one of only two kegs in the state will be tapped at Topeka's Blackbird Espresso Bar and Bistro, 4025 S.W. 10th Ave., in Fleming Place. Judging from the buzz leading up to this event, hardcore beer lovers might want to make sure they make it out to Blackbird that night. Eighty pours of ass-kicking goodness then the keg runs dry.

How us that blackbird place Saul? I've seen it and it looks interesting, but I haven't had a chance to go in yet. Blackbird pak?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on September 21, 2012, 09:22:03 AM
That looks pretty great.  Hadn't seen this posted.  Sorry if Luke'd.

Quote
Ska has been working on its recipes for at least a year and plans to debut a new one every three months through summer 2013, "when -- assuming the 12/21/12 calamity howlers are wrong -- the cycle will begin again," Thibodeau notes. The other three beers will likely be a peppermint stout, a version of Ska's orange cream stout, and a stout aged in merlot barrels -- but none of those is confirmed.

http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2012/05/ska_brewing_will_debut_a_new_s.php (http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2012/05/ska_brewing_will_debut_a_new_s.php)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on September 21, 2012, 09:29:25 AM
excited to try

(http://drinks.seriouseats.com/assets_c/2012/09/20120918skacan-thumb-495xauto-272387.jpg)
if nothing else those are boss ass cans. peppers, cocoa and what though? does that say sticks//
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on September 21, 2012, 09:31:15 AM
excited to try

(http://drinks.seriouseats.com/assets_c/2012/09/20120918skacan-thumb-495xauto-272387.jpg)
if nothing else those are boss ass cans. peppers, cocoa and what though? does that say sticks//

i think it says peppers, cocoa, and spices. pretty badass
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on September 21, 2012, 09:38:55 AM
between that and the beast we are going to have some harry chesticles on our goemawrs
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on September 28, 2012, 08:44:33 PM
Currently drinking a New Belgium Trippel.  Damn tasty beer.  Debating on whether or not to try the Boulevard Long Strange Trip next.  If it's from 8/2011 is it still good do you think?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 28, 2012, 08:47:30 PM
Currently drinking a New Belgium Trippel.  Damn tasty beer.  Debating on whether or not to try the Boulevard Long Strange Trip next.  If it's from 8/2011 is it still good do you think?

yes, good beer. probably not on the blvd. though it is also very good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AppleJack on September 28, 2012, 09:07:31 PM
Miller Lite Vortex tonight guys! eff yeah!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 28, 2012, 09:09:45 PM
Miller Lite Vortex tonight guys! eff yeah!

currently pounding a 16 oz. aluminum  :cool:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on September 28, 2012, 09:11:44 PM
Currently drinking a New Belgium Trippel.  Damn tasty beer.  Debating on whether or not to try the Boulevard Long Strange Trip next.  If it's from 8/2011 is it still good do you think?

yes, good beer. probably not on the blvd. though it is also very good.

Oh ya, Trippel is very tasty imo. 

Was the Boulevard bottled on 8/2011? Or is that the "drink by" date?  If it was bottled a year ago, it should still be (mostly) good I think, assuming it hasn't been exposed to direct sunlight and/or drastic temperature changes.

Let me know how it is, EMAWmeister...I haven't tried the Long Strange Trip yet!!   :drool:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 28, 2012, 09:14:11 PM
they don't have a "drink by". it's a bottled date. the problem you run into a lot with the 750s is that they've sat there awhile. I've had some pretty poor ones that were good beers. anything over a year and you are probably wasting your money.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on September 28, 2012, 09:19:05 PM
Had a NB Shift a couple nights ago.  Decent but not what I expected.  Also, I was reading an article on wet hopped beers but I have never had one myself.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on September 28, 2012, 09:24:20 PM
they don't have a "drink by". it's a bottled date. the problem you run into a lot with the 750s is that they've sat there awhile. I've had some pretty poor ones that were good beers. anything over a year and you are probably wasting your money.

Didn't think so, I had never seen one...but I thought maybe there was a chance   :dunno:

Currently enjoying:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6d/Dixie-huber-wi.JPG/200px-Dixie-huber-wi.JPG)

Underrated beer, imo.  Pretty tasty.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on September 28, 2012, 09:52:10 PM
they don't have a "drink by". it's a bottled date. the problem you run into a lot with the 750s is that they've sat there awhile. I've had some pretty poor ones that were good beers. anything over a year and you are probably wasting your money.

Didn't think so, I had never seen one...but I thought maybe there was a chance   :dunno:

Currently enjoying:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6d/Dixie-huber-wi.JPG/200px-Dixie-huber-wi.JPG)

Underrated beer, imo.  Pretty tasty.

Pilsner style?

And SD I could also get a 4-pack.  They seem to be newer, just a little bit more expensive.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on September 28, 2012, 09:55:19 PM
Miller Lite Vortex tonight guys! eff yeah!

currently pounding a 16 oz. aluminum  :cool:

wow, me too!

also bough becks oktoberfest :hide:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 28, 2012, 09:56:36 PM
Miller Lite Vortex tonight guys! eff yeah!

currently pounding a 16 oz. aluminum  :cool:

wow, me too!

also bough becks oktoberfest :hide:

the becks tastes like barf in a bucket fed to a goat and his barf is bottled and fed to someone with diarrhea which is bottled to make becks oktoberfest
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on September 28, 2012, 10:00:22 PM
I knew better, but am trying to try all of them.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on September 28, 2012, 10:00:34 PM

Pilsner style?

And SD I could also get a 4-pack.  They seem to be newer, just a little bit more expensive.

I believe it's just a lager, but it doesn't say on the bottle, so I'm really not sure    :runaway:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on September 28, 2012, 10:07:34 PM
yeah, meister, go newer if you can.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Rams on September 28, 2012, 10:17:03 PM
guy in the liquor store kind of freaked me out yesterday.  told me to mix these two:

(http://greatdivide.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/yeti.png) (http://greatdivide.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/hercules_doubleipa.png)

said it doesn't float at all.  just mixes right away.  I was all wtf? and he said the brewers actually recommend it.  said he tried it and it was the best beer he'd ever had.  I'm still  :dubious: but I'll probably give it a shot this weekend.

forgot to give my review.

rough ridin' beastly mix.  the yeti is 75 ibu's and the hercules is 85 ibu's.  they combine into a flavorful hoppy explosion.  I'm not the biggest fan of really hoppy beers, so I won't be drinking them again, but I can appreciate that people that like hops would probably like this mix.  not for the faint of heart.

I did have the hades belgian ale from great divide yesterday and it was pretty good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on October 01, 2012, 12:17:34 AM
Had a Buffalo Sweat and a Black and Tan at Flying Saucer this weekend.

 :drink: :drink: :drink:

Loved them both.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on October 01, 2012, 08:54:04 AM
 :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on October 01, 2012, 09:49:48 AM
Had the Hop in the Dark C.D.A. by Deschutes yesterday. what a good beer.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Stevesie60 on October 01, 2012, 09:18:44 PM
Pleasantly surprised by Blue Moon's Apple Cider Ale. It was not nearly as sweet as I thought it'd be, but still could probably only do 1 or 2 without needing to switch to something less rich.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on October 02, 2012, 12:47:47 AM
Pleasantly surprised by Blue Moon's Apple Cider Ale. It was not nearly as sweet as I thought it'd be, but still could probably only do 1 or 2 without needing to switch to something less rich.

The smell was awesome.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on October 06, 2012, 12:54:54 AM
Rogue Maple Bacon Ale was not good. Not good at all.  Thankfully I got to try it without spending $12 on it.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on October 06, 2012, 01:23:18 AM
I connoisseured the crap out of some beer tonight you guys! :thumbs: :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on October 06, 2012, 01:24:56 AM
this place is Omaha..beer list:

http://www.dariosbrasserie.com/

good grief. so good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on October 06, 2012, 01:26:40 AM
Rogue Maple Bacon Ale was not good. Not good at all.  Thankfully I got to try it without spending $12 on it.

It sounds pretty gross.  Everyone is so quick to just throw bacon in anything these days...
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on October 06, 2012, 01:31:28 AM
Rogue Maple Bacon Ale was not good. Not good at all.  Thankfully I got to try it without spending $12 on it.

It sounds pretty gross.  Everyone is so quick to just throw bacon in anything these days...

Yeah, Rogue does some pretty weird crap, but usually pretty good.  This one was horrible.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on October 06, 2012, 08:15:14 AM
this place is Omaha..beer list:

http://www.dariosbrasserie.com/

good grief. so good.
crap
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on October 06, 2012, 10:25:23 AM
(http://www.urbanhonking.com/before/hotknives/hennepin.jpg)

new favorite beer
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on October 06, 2012, 10:43:00 AM
Good stuff, I like the ommegang abbey
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on October 07, 2012, 02:10:13 AM
Belgians are my new style.  Gonna try some Trappiste later this week. 6 year or 8 year?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 09, 2012, 03:44:36 PM
http://www.bierstation.com/about.html (http://www.bierstation.com/about.html)

This place opening up on Gregory just east of Wornall.  Should be great for Waldo/Plaza/Brookside/Prairie Village aggies
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on October 09, 2012, 03:57:24 PM
excited to try

(http://drinks.seriouseats.com/assets_c/2012/09/20120918skacan-thumb-495xauto-272387.jpg)

This was good.  I had it while preparing breakfast before the Cats v. KU game last weekend.  Good chocolaty bitterness with a slight spice.   
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on October 09, 2012, 03:58:37 PM
 
http://www.bierstation.com/about.html (http://www.bierstation.com/about.html)

This place opening up on Gregory just east of Wornall.  Should be great for Waldo/Plaza/Brookside/Prairie Village aggies

  :D
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on October 09, 2012, 04:15:21 PM
excited to try

(http://drinks.seriouseats.com/assets_c/2012/09/20120918skacan-thumb-495xauto-272387.jpg)

This was good.  I had it while preparing breakfast before the Cats v. KU game last weekend.  Good chocolaty bitterness with a slight spice.

the more i drink this beer the more amazed i am by it.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on October 09, 2012, 04:47:22 PM
I know every brewery has a pumpkin beer these days, but Southern Tier's, my god  :lick:
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on October 09, 2012, 10:55:59 PM
Yeah, it's very good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on October 11, 2012, 01:44:03 PM
I know every brewery has a pumpkin beer these days, but Southern Tier's, my god  :lick:

I would kill to be able to get ST in Kansas
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on October 11, 2012, 01:51:04 PM
Had a six pack of this beer this week: (http://amm002.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/dsc02459.jpg)

 :lick: :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on October 11, 2012, 01:52:23 PM
yeah, we discussed that banana beer a few pages ago
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on October 11, 2012, 01:53:57 PM
yeah, we discussed that banana beer a few pages ago

Well, it's really good!!!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on October 11, 2012, 02:30:54 PM
yeah, we discussed that banana beer a few pages ago

Well, it's really good!!!

yep
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on October 11, 2012, 03:33:46 PM
I know every brewery has a pumpkin beer these days, but Southern Tier's, my god  :lick:

I would kill to be able to get ST in Kansas

I see it all over Kansas City.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on October 11, 2012, 04:02:56 PM

I see it all over Kansas City.


Missouri
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on October 11, 2012, 11:36:17 PM
excited to try

(http://drinks.seriouseats.com/assets_c/2012/09/20120918skacan-thumb-495xauto-272387.jpg)

This was good.  I had it while preparing breakfast before the Cats v. KU game last weekend.  Good chocolaty bitterness with a slight spice.

the more i drink this beer the more amazed i am by it.

Drinking it right now.  One of the lighter stouts I've had.  Almost seems like more of a cola than a stout.  Has some cola taste, with a "red-hot" after taste.  Very good, will enjoy the last 5.
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on October 16, 2012, 08:30:35 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/17/nusumevu.jpg)

Yowza. Kicks hard. Pretty good.  Serious $$$$.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on October 16, 2012, 08:32:20 PM
Polished off my sixer of Schlitz tall boys tonight.
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on October 16, 2012, 10:23:54 PM
Brown shugga'!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on October 17, 2012, 01:44:57 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/17/nusumevu.jpg)

Yowza. Kicks hard. Pretty good.  Serious $$$$.

Did you buy that in MHK on Sunday  :peek:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on October 17, 2012, 06:46:29 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/17/nusumevu.jpg)

Yowza. Kicks hard. Pretty good.  Serious $$$$.

Did you buy that in MHK on Sunday  :peek:

 :sdeek:

 :peek:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on October 17, 2012, 06:50:29 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/17/nusumevu.jpg)

Yowza. Kicks hard. Pretty good.  Serious $$$$.

Did you buy that in MHK on Sunday  :peek:


 :sdeek:

 :peek:

Oh wait. No.





EDIT: It was friday


 :sdeek:?

 :peek:?















 :peek:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on October 20, 2012, 01:18:15 PM
It wasn't me then. A very near miss on a goEMAW encounter.

Also, Sam Adams' "Merry Mischief" Gingerbread Stout is now available.  Very curious to see how this one turns out, even though most Sam Adams is crap.

(http://lukasliquorstl.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/20121018-130416.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on October 20, 2012, 01:56:16 PM
It wasn't me then. A very near miss on a goEMAW encounter.

Also, Sam Adams' "Merry Mischief" Gingerbread Stout is now available.  Very curious to see how this one turns out, even though most Sam Adams is crap.

(http://lukasliquorstl.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/20121018-130416.jpg)

Makes sense, i mean it is the middle of October.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: FuzzyWuzzy on October 20, 2012, 02:58:43 PM
New Belgium Somersault is one of the most delicious beers I've had in a long time.  can't wait for summer again!  :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on October 20, 2012, 03:39:33 PM
New Belgium Somersault is one of the most delicious beers I've had in a long time.  can't wait for summer again!  :drink:

It is pretty good.  Am I the only one who doesn't care all that much for their Shift?  I mean, its okay and evrything but people all seem to just love it.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on October 20, 2012, 03:43:01 PM
Just figured out that the creators of Black Star also created Steel Reserve and this gross alcoholic sparkling water called "air". This really amuses me.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on October 20, 2012, 05:22:50 PM
It wasn't me then. A very near miss on a goEMAW encounter.

Also, Sam Adams' "Merry Mischief" Gingerbread Stout is now available.  Very curious to see how this one turns out, even though most Sam Adams is crap.

(http://lukasliquorstl.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/20121018-130416.jpg)

Makes sense, i mean it is the middle of October.

Middle of October, Christmas beers/ egg nog being sold in liquor stores and all octoberfests are sold out.  Yep.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on October 20, 2012, 06:21:16 PM
It wasn't me then. A very near miss on a goEMAW encounter.

Also, Sam Adams' "Merry Mischief" Gingerbread Stout is now available.  Very curious to see how this one turns out, even though most Sam Adams is crap.

(http://lukasliquorstl.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/20121018-130416.jpg)

Makes sense, i mean it is the middle of October.

Middle of October, Christmas beers/ egg nog being sold in liquor stores and all octoberfests are sold out.  Yep.

It's all Sam Adams' fault.  The started selling their Octoberfest on August 1st and now everyone has to follow suit.  I don't want an Octoberfest when it's 100 out and I don't want some Christmas crap ever but I really don't want it in freaking October.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on October 20, 2012, 07:42:08 PM
And you know that they are going to quit selling winter crap on like December 15th
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on October 21, 2012, 08:38:08 AM
buy it, put it in the fridge for later, and quityerbitchin
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: sonofdaxjones on October 21, 2012, 01:53:04 PM
One of the Beers I liked at the Beer Festival I went to Yesterday.   90 something Brewery's represented.

(http://www.carolinabrewery.com/images/beer_logos/copperline.gif)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on October 23, 2012, 09:25:12 AM
Which festival?  Sounded awesome.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on October 23, 2012, 07:55:56 PM
Free State's "Winterfest" Winter IPA is a solid IPA, but should not be a winter seasonal.  Just does nothing for me as far as winter beers go. 

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on October 23, 2012, 08:09:55 PM
Free State's "Winterfest" Winter IPA is a solid IPA, but should not be a winter seasonal.  Just does nothing for me as far as winter beers go.

I'll have to give it a try.  I'm usually not all that into winter beers so maybe I'll actually like this one.  I did like Summit's winter last year, not sure if they use the same recipe every year or not...
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: XocolateThundarr on October 23, 2012, 10:40:12 PM
excited to try

(http://drinks.seriouseats.com/assets_c/2012/09/20120918skacan-thumb-495xauto-272387.jpg)

This was good.  I had it while preparing breakfast before the Cats v. KU game last weekend.  Good chocolaty bitterness with a slight spice.

the more i drink this beer the more amazed i am by it.

Drinking it right now.  One of the lighter stouts I've had.  Almost seems like more of a cola than a stout.  Has some cola taste, with a "red-hot" after taste.  Very good, will enjoy the last 5.

After drinking the first one, I didn't quite know what to think.  I decided to polish off the sixer tonight, and it is pretty damn good.  LOTS of flavor.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on October 24, 2012, 06:49:25 AM
This bad boy has topped "Old Style" as officially the worst beer i've ever drank. I couldn't even finish it.

(http://brewbound-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/woodchuck-pumpkin640.jpg)

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on October 24, 2012, 08:15:52 AM
that's weird that a woodchuck cider would suck. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on October 29, 2012, 09:26:51 AM
It wasn't me then. A very near miss on a goEMAW encounter.

Now I'm concerned about what kind of person you thought was me.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 01, 2012, 12:58:43 PM
http://www.businessweek.com/printer/articles/78040-the-plot-to-destroy-americas-beer

 :frown:

I think I'm going to make a point to not drink anything owned by InBev anymore
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 01, 2012, 01:10:35 PM
http://www.businessweek.com/printer/articles/78040-the-plot-to-destroy-americas-beer

 :frown:

I think I'm going to make a point to not drink anything owned by InBev anymore
Only beers I would miss would be Franziskaner and Spaten.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 01, 2012, 01:11:30 PM
And you know that they are going to quit selling winter crap on like December 15th
meister which liquor store are you at? I'm going to come there and expect a large emaw discount
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 01, 2012, 01:12:03 PM
http://www.businessweek.com/printer/articles/78040-the-plot-to-destroy-americas-beer

 :frown:

I think I'm going to make a point to not drink anything owned by InBev anymore
Only beers I would miss would be Franziskaner and Spaten.

I drink some of the goose island stuff from time to time
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 01, 2012, 01:14:15 PM
http://www.businessweek.com/printer/articles/78040-the-plot-to-destroy-americas-beer

 :frown:

I think I'm going to make a point to not drink anything owned by InBev anymore
Only beers I would miss would be Franziskaner and Spaten.

I drink some of the goose island stuff from time to time
Yeah forgot about that. good lord.

I stay away from AB products at least. Shock Top is getting the most annoying. It gets so much floor/shelf space for all its brands and they are all very mediocre.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on November 01, 2012, 01:15:47 PM
http://www.businessweek.com/printer/articles/78040-the-plot-to-destroy-americas-beer

 :frown:

I think I'm going to make a point to not drink anything owned by InBev anymore

That stinks.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 01, 2012, 01:16:33 PM
http://www.businessweek.com/printer/articles/78040-the-plot-to-destroy-americas-beer

 :frown:

I think I'm going to make a point to not drink anything owned by InBev anymore
Only beers I would miss would be Franziskaner and Spaten.

I drink some of the goose island stuff from time to time
Yeah forgot about that. good lord.

I stay away from AB products at least. Shock Top is getting the most annoying. It gets so much floor/shelf space for all its brands and they are all very mediocre.

yes, awful
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on November 01, 2012, 01:20:20 PM
http://www.businessweek.com/printer/articles/78040-the-plot-to-destroy-americas-beer

 :frown:

I think I'm going to make a point to not drink anything owned by InBev anymore
Only beers I would miss would be Franziskaner and Spaten.

Same, but I'd miss them quite a bit.  Lots of options to replace Franziskaner, but not so sure about Spaten.  What would be a good substitution for a Spaten Optimator?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 01, 2012, 01:23:50 PM
Going here:

http://www.krugpark.com/menu.html

And here:

http://www.omaha.com/article/20120414/GO01/304149968/0
http://www.thebeercade.com

Tomorrow

 :drool:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 01, 2012, 01:25:51 PM
ayinger
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 01, 2012, 01:26:40 PM
Going here:

http://www.krugpark.com/menu.html

And here:

http://www.omaha.com/article/20120414/GO01/304149968/0
http://www.thebeercade.com

Tomorrow

 :drool:
crap
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on November 01, 2012, 01:32:21 PM
If anyone ever comes to the bay I will meet you at the trappist in Oakland. (Google it.)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 01, 2012, 01:36:22 PM
looks pretty cool rus
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on November 01, 2012, 01:43:30 PM
looks pretty cool rus

I never have any idea what to get and just ask the bartender. It's great how they take orders - you open a tab, order, and they give you a number and find you when it's ready. The servers can then take your order from either bar on the same table or you can walk up to either bar and they'll take your order and put it on your tab. Seems simple but it's really pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on November 02, 2012, 09:05:09 AM
looks pretty cool rus

I never have any idea what to get and just ask the bartender. It's great how they take orders - you open a tab, order, and they give you a number and find you when it's ready. The servers can then take your order from either bar on the same table or you can walk up to either bar and they'll take your order and put it on your tab. Seems simple but it's really pretty awesome.

i went to chili's the other day and the lady said there was a wait.  she takes my name and hands me some disc shaped thing.  5-10 mins go by and the next thing you know, the disc thing starts lighting up and vibrating.  WTF?  technology, man.  wow.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on November 02, 2012, 10:11:10 AM
looks pretty cool rus

I never have any idea what to get and just ask the bartender. It's great how they take orders - you open a tab, order, and they give you a number and find you when it's ready. The servers can then take your order from either bar on the same table or you can walk up to either bar and they'll take your order and put it on your tab. Seems simple but it's really pretty awesome.

i went to chili's the other day and the lady said there was a wait.  she takes my name and hands me some disc shaped thing.  5-10 mins go by and the next thing you know, the disc thing starts lighting up and vibrating.  WTF?  technology, man.  wow.

amazing.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on November 02, 2012, 05:57:02 PM
I drank a Bud Light Platinum today.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 02, 2012, 06:01:50 PM
I drank a Bud Light Platinum today.

I'd imagine that stuff comes out of the drinking fountains in St. Jo
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on November 02, 2012, 08:12:54 PM
I drank a Bud Light Platinum today.

I'd imagine that stuff comes out of the drinking fountains in St. Jo
what has _33 ever done to you bad person
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 04, 2012, 11:00:06 AM
I'm not taking part in this thread or touching the stuff it's about ever again for my entire life and I would suggest nobody else on here does either  :sdeek:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: WillieWatanabe on November 04, 2012, 11:01:11 AM
?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 04, 2012, 11:08:24 AM
I'm not taking part in this thread or touching the stuff it's about every again for my entire life and I would suggest nobody else on here does either  :sdeek:
a little hair of the dog will do ya fine
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 04, 2012, 11:30:58 AM
I'm not taking part in this thread or touching the stuff it's about every again for my entire life and I would suggest nobody else on here does either  :sdeek:
a little hair of the dog will do ya fine

GAH!  :sdeek:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 04, 2012, 05:01:49 PM
(http://cheersbeers.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/img_1182.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on November 05, 2012, 10:08:35 AM
(http://cheersbeers.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/img_1182.jpg)

thoughts?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 05, 2012, 10:12:00 AM
it's tasty. at the end of the bottle you will get a little "kick", I enjoy it.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on November 05, 2012, 10:14:04 AM
Meister, hook up nespors with all these bitching mole things or else
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on November 05, 2012, 10:20:20 AM
have this guy waiting for me at home...

(http://i.imgur.com/XH478.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Trim on November 05, 2012, 10:23:53 AM
have this guy waiting for me at home...

(http://i.imgur.com/XH478.jpg)

Mods, replace bottle with Vaughn Scribner.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 05, 2012, 10:24:27 AM
buy some of those red underwear
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on November 05, 2012, 10:25:32 AM
buy some of those red underwear

asked the lady if she wanted them, said they looked uncomfortable. had to agree.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on November 05, 2012, 10:26:41 AM
I really enjoyed the few moments I perceived that as your actual closet.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on November 05, 2012, 10:27:47 AM
I really enjoyed the few moments I perceived that as your actual closet.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 05, 2012, 11:04:17 AM
Looks like you went to the SKA brewery?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on November 05, 2012, 11:20:40 AM
Looks like you went to the SKA brewery?

yeah. stopped by to taste the mole stout on tap (incredible). picked up a growler of Hoperation Ivy which was extremely smooth, fragrant, and had several fruity notes riddled throughout the taste. strange thing about the Hoperation Ivy, the lady and I drank almost the entire growler that night and didn't feel much of the effects... for a Wet Hopped IPA I expected to be on the floor after 5 or so glasses. Maybe this batch was weak in alcohol content? I also had a chance to taste one of their new seasonal's (can't remember the name) but it was a stout brewed with cab. sauv. grapes. played like a strange barley wine, but without all the bite. they said they will start canning it after it gets dialed in. will be going back tomorrow for trivia and report back on any other seasonal's i end up tasting.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on November 08, 2012, 08:37:16 PM
Drinking a Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale and a New Belgium Snow Day tonight.  Both pretty good, hoping that Odell Isolation is better.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on November 08, 2012, 08:39:14 PM
 :flush: 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on November 08, 2012, 09:18:52 PM
 :jerk:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 08, 2012, 09:22:55 PM
I enjoy isolation ale, 2 below, never summer, winter lager...
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 09, 2012, 06:39:42 AM
picking up some Hennepin tonight  :lick:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 09, 2012, 06:40:24 AM
picking up some Hennepin tonight  :lick:
I love Saison but they just don't sound great this time of year. :/
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 09, 2012, 06:41:50 AM
picking up some Hennepin tonight  :lick:
I love Saison but they just don't sound great this time of year. :/

I know, I keep thinking it will be my last one of the season but the weather keeps bouncing back. supposed to be in the 70s saturday  :love: saisons are my favorite
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on November 10, 2012, 12:50:39 PM
Grabbed some Odell Myrcenary for the game. :excited:

EDIT: Oh my god this is delicious.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Asteriskhead on November 10, 2012, 01:48:01 PM
Inversion IPA, it's pretty good. I'm happy to see that Deschutes has made its way to Manhattan.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: slobber on November 10, 2012, 09:15:50 PM
I drank Purple Haze during the game. It was pretty good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: wes mantooth on November 11, 2012, 12:16:37 AM
I drank Purple Haze during the game. It was pretty good.

Gross
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: slobber on November 11, 2012, 06:56:36 AM
I drank Purple Haze during the game. It was pretty good.

Gross
I will admit that my wife as all, "WTF?!!"
But watching the Purple Cats and Drinking Purple Haze allowed me to not focus on the extreme amount of berry flavoring. After having time to reflect, won't buy again.
This place: http://www.trianglewinecompany.com/ is about 10 minutes from my house and I just went there for the first time yesterday. Pretty sure I can do better than Purple Haze from there.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on November 11, 2012, 08:27:15 PM
Drank a bunch of Southern Tier this weekend. Creme Brulee Stout  :lick:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on November 11, 2012, 09:37:13 PM
Drank a bunch of Southern Tier this weekend. Creme Brulee Stout  :lick:

It's rough ridin' amazing.  A shame that we can't get it in KS.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 14, 2012, 08:18:36 AM
Going here friday:

http://www.venetian.com/uploadedFiles/Common/Dining/Casual_Dining/PublicHouseBeerMenu.pdf

http://publichouselv.com/
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 21, 2012, 01:41:27 PM
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout hit the shelves today.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on November 21, 2012, 01:43:21 PM
Going here friday:

http://www.venetian.com/uploadedFiles/Common/Dining/Casual_Dining/PublicHouseBeerMenu.pdf

http://publichouselv.com/

Jolly Pumpkin, nice.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Boom Roasted on November 21, 2012, 01:47:02 PM
Enjoy the 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on November 21, 2012, 02:00:21 PM
Enjoy the 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat from Boulevard

gross
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on November 21, 2012, 08:34:04 PM
Souther Tier 2Xmas :lick:

(http://www.stbcbeer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/ind_bp_2xmas.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dugout DickStone on November 21, 2012, 10:21:31 PM
Drinking jubelale by Deschutes in San Fran.  Hi rusty
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on November 21, 2012, 11:07:54 PM
Souther Tier 2Xmas :lick:

(http://www.stbcbeer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/ind_bp_2xmas.jpg)

Jealous.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Trim on November 21, 2012, 11:53:50 PM
http://blogs.kansas.com/haveyouheard/2012/11/20/jons-ale-house-to-open-in-former-kellys-irish-pub-space-downtown/
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: I_have_purplewood on November 22, 2012, 09:41:01 AM
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout hit the shelves today.

That's the beer that started this thread.   :pbj: (ftp://:pbj:)   Also, Great Divide's, Hibernation Ale has hit the shelves..   :drool: :drool: (ftp://:drool: :drool:)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on November 30, 2012, 09:20:53 AM
thoughts on mother's lil' helper
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on November 30, 2012, 11:04:07 AM
Souther Tier 2Xmas :lick:

(http://www.stbcbeer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/ind_bp_2xmas.jpg)

It's on tap at Grinders right now.  :drink: last night.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Rams on November 30, 2012, 11:12:58 AM
somebody tell me what to drink for the ctr.  could we get some sort of chingdex for this?  chingon tells you what to drink?  :dunno:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: _33 on November 30, 2012, 11:47:59 AM
Which do you guys think is better:  Sitting out on the deck on a hot July afternoon sipping on a light, refreshing, yet flavorful ale or curling up by the fire on a bitterly cold, snowy December evening with a rich, full bodied stout?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on November 30, 2012, 11:58:00 AM
oh, what's this? a san francisco professional hipster snob paradise you say? don't mind if I do:

http://thebaybridged.ticketfly.com/event/179705
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: scottwildcat on November 30, 2012, 01:38:25 PM
Which do you guys think is better:  Sitting out on the deck on a hot July afternoon sipping on a light, refreshing, yet flavorful ale or curling up by the fire on a bitterly cold, snowy December evening with a rich, full bodied stout?

Stout for me
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on November 30, 2012, 01:50:20 PM
oh, what's this? a san francisco professional hipster snob paradise you say? don't mind if I do:

http://thebaybridged.ticketfly.com/event/179705

BUT WHAT KIND OF BIKES WILL THEY BE RIDING, MICHIGANSANFRANCISCOCAT?!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on November 30, 2012, 04:31:01 PM
Anyone ever been to Beer Kitchen in Westport?  Looks like they have a pretty good beer selection and a coworker said they have good food as well...

http://www.beerkitchenkc.com/

Any reviews?
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on November 30, 2012, 04:33:54 PM
great food
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: O-town Kat on November 30, 2012, 05:00:33 PM
thoughts on mother's lil' helper

Decent IPA, happen to prefer their Double.  Overall don't regret trying all of the labels Mothers has put out in the past 5 months and there have been a bunch. 
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on November 30, 2012, 06:08:42 PM
Anyone ever been to Beer Kitchen in Westport?  Looks like they have a pretty good beer selection and a coworker said they have good food as well...

http://www.beerkitchenkc.com/

Any reviews?

Do brunch on Sundays
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on November 30, 2012, 06:16:17 PM
Anyone ever been to Beer Kitchen in Westport?  Looks like they have a pretty good beer selection and a coworker said they have good food as well...

http://www.beerkitchenkc.com/

Any reviews?

amazing food.
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on November 30, 2012, 06:17:41 PM
Anyone ever been to Beer Kitchen in Westport?  Looks like they have a pretty good beer selection and a coworker said they have good food as well...

http://www.beerkitchenkc.com/

Any reviews?

amazing food.

Welp. Maybe try applebees?

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Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on November 30, 2012, 06:28:19 PM
Anyone ever been to Beer Kitchen in Westport?  Looks like they have a pretty good beer selection and a coworker said they have good food as well...

http://www.beerkitchenkc.com/

Any reviews?

amazing food.

Welp. Maybe try applebees?

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what are you saying cnsdumbass?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on November 30, 2012, 06:40:08 PM
Anyone ever been to Beer Kitchen in Westport?  Looks like they have a pretty good beer selection and a coworker said they have good food as well...

http://www.beerkitchenkc.com/

Any reviews?

amazing food.

Welp. Maybe try applebees?

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what are you saying cnsdumbass?

Kim Connoisseurs Carnes laying down his normal spot on opinion.

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Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on November 30, 2012, 06:49:31 PM
Beer Kitchen is good.  Lots of beers, not very many taps though.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 04, 2012, 11:47:18 AM
Leinenkugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - inexpensive, pretty good, readily available.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 04, 2012, 11:49:15 AM
also had this last night, WOULD BUY AGAIN

(http://www.beerfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/New-Belgium-Imperial-Coffee-Chocolate-Stout.jpg)
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on December 06, 2012, 08:26:45 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/07/eqebuhud.jpg)

Finally found it.

THIS BETTER NOT BE OVERHYPED
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: LickNeckey on December 06, 2012, 08:42:11 PM
I was told beer kitchen bk is a Burger King BK property.

Was my not usually dumbassy friend being a dumbass?

p.s. I have always enjoyed my bk experience.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on December 07, 2012, 07:58:24 AM
ya, they're actually owned by taco bell but they have a shell corp set up to make it appear that they're owned by burger king.
so you're friend is kind of half right
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Rams on December 07, 2012, 08:59:08 AM
been drinking a lot of this recently ('cept the 2012).  good stuff!  ommegang is just a phenomenal brewery.

(http://www.efficientdrinker.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/three-phildosophers-beer.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on December 07, 2012, 10:03:19 AM
Great Divide's DPA was disappointing.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on December 07, 2012, 05:03:02 PM
Boulder beer single track copper ale is good, light.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on December 12, 2012, 05:28:09 PM
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/--nId9bWnzrc/T7Zdi8Oe5MI/AAAAAAAAcIk/bK0XGBDXCbw/image_thumb%25255B2%25255D.png)

currently drinking
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on December 12, 2012, 05:38:21 PM
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/--nId9bWnzrc/T7Zdi8Oe5MI/AAAAAAAAcIk/bK0XGBDXCbw/image_thumb%25255B2%25255D.png)

currently drinking

Good stuff.

All Samuel Smiths is my favorite.
The oatmeal stout is currently my most favorite.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on December 12, 2012, 05:45:45 PM
ommegang is just a phenomenal brewery.

yes, my favorite brewery. hennepin is BITB.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Chingon on December 12, 2012, 06:13:37 PM
My favorite from them is Three Philosophers

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Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 12, 2012, 07:20:18 PM
Abbey ale

And crap I'm PAK'd

Jrwbilation ale,  Kakmn
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on December 12, 2012, 07:30:03 PM
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/--nId9bWnzrc/T7Zdi8Oe5MI/AAAAAAAAcIk/bK0XGBDXCbw/image_thumb%25255B2%25255D.png)

currently drinking
love this stuff, look forward to it every single year
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 12, 2012, 07:30:41 PM
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/--nId9bWnzrc/T7Zdi8Oe5MI/AAAAAAAAcIk/bK0XGBDXCbw/image_thumb%25255B2%25255D.png)

currently drinking
love this stuff, look forward to it every single year
Good stuff
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on December 13, 2012, 12:11:05 AM
Abbey ale

And crap I'm PAK'd

Jrwbilation ale,  Kakmn

I love when Saul gets pak'd and spells like a 15 y/o girl who is 3 mikes deep.  :love:

Also, when I tried Odell Isolation Ale last month I thought it was average.  I take it all back.  Amazing winter warmer.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on December 13, 2012, 08:21:18 AM
drank a sixer of molson ice last night, buzzed.  u digg?   :cool:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 13, 2012, 08:59:41 AM
man that was a bad idea

(http://www.shmaltzbrewing.com/HEBREW/J16/J16.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AppleJack on December 13, 2012, 09:51:57 AM
KC Bro's

http://www.bierstation.com/

I think this sounds neat.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 13, 2012, 02:30:57 PM
gonna stop by the store after work and see if they have left hand nitro and rye on rye in
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on December 19, 2012, 06:32:17 PM
really weird drink. liked it a lot but couldn't drink it often. smells exactly like a chardonnay.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16504/60376
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 19, 2012, 06:37:32 PM
really weird drink. liked it a lot but couldn't drink it often. smells exactly like a chardonnay.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16504/60376
So jelly. Nebraska brewing is super elite
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on December 19, 2012, 06:40:52 PM
really weird drink. liked it a lot but couldn't drink it often. smells exactly like a chardonnay.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16504/60376
So jelly. Nebraska brewing is super elite

it's a weird place. their brewpub is in like a crappy shopping center place but they brew stuff for super elite contests and are always having experimental stuff on tap for people to try and give feedback. HopGod is, like, super popular for beer elitists here.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/nebraska-brewing-company-hop-god/108145/
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dugout DickStone on December 19, 2012, 06:44:24 PM
In Pittsburgh PA, drinking a Great Lakes Christmas, just had a southern tier
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 19, 2012, 06:45:28 PM
really weird drink. liked it a lot but couldn't drink it often. smells exactly like a chardonnay.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16504/60376
So jelly. Nebraska brewing is super elite

it's a weird place. their brewpub is in like a crappy shopping center place but they brew stuff for super elite contests and are always having experimental stuff on tap for people to try and give feedback. HopGod is, like, super popular for beer elitists here.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/nebraska-brewing-company-hop-god/108145/
Superb beer, 20 bucks a bottle
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on December 19, 2012, 06:47:26 PM
really weird drink. liked it a lot but couldn't drink it often. smells exactly like a chardonnay.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16504/60376
So jelly. Nebraska brewing is super elite

it's a weird place. their brewpub is in like a crappy shopping center place but they brew stuff for super elite contests and are always having experimental stuff on tap for people to try and give feedback. HopGod is, like, super popular for beer elitists here.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/nebraska-brewing-company-hop-god/108145/
Superb beer, 20 bucks a bottle

yeah, that Melange A Trois was $20 as well  :frown:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: shivvyman on December 19, 2012, 07:04:31 PM
Has anyone mentioned Coors Light yet? I'm working on a 30 pack right now. Halfday at work and figured I would take advantage by hitting the sauna and hot tub at the condo complex and am now kicking back in front of the boards.

PBR isn't bad either. The grill/bar two blocks down the street sells $1 pints during happy hour. Good deal.

Too many beer snobs in this thread.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on December 19, 2012, 07:05:45 PM
Has anyone mentioned Coors Light yet? I'm working on a 30 pack right now. Halfday at work and figured I would take advantage by hitting the sauna and hot tub at the condo complex and am now kicking back in front of the boards.

PBR isn't bad either. The grill/bar two blocks down the street sells $1 pints during happy hour. Good deal.

Too many beer snobs in this thread.

I'm not mad at you bro. Do you.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dugout DickStone on December 19, 2012, 07:17:26 PM
Church brew Pious Monk, brewed in an old church, only available to people in about 40 mile radius from said church
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on December 19, 2012, 07:38:18 PM
Winter Welcome is great guys.  I also love Sierra Nevada's Celebration.

Another great winter warmer?

(http://allbeer.me/sites/default/files/images/IMG_0138.preview.JPG)

You guessed it, Mountain Standard Double Black-Diamond IPA from O'Dell. 

Rich and creamy, with a nice hoppiness and a soothing alcohol burn. 

It's also on tap at Rock-a-belly.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on December 19, 2012, 07:43:31 PM
looks great  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on December 19, 2012, 07:44:16 PM
beer is terrible for you and is filled with unnecessary calories.  Don't drink it unless you want to be fatter than you need to be.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on December 19, 2012, 07:49:00 PM
beer is terrible for you and is filled with unnecessary calories.  Don't drink it unless you want to be fatter than you need to be.
Kim Carnes post
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on December 19, 2012, 07:50:05 PM
currently crushing a 750 of Three Philosophers. so good.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: the_ugly_clown on December 19, 2012, 07:51:18 PM
enjoyed this stuff, but still doesnt knock off modus as my fav.

http://www.santafebrewing.com/beer_detail/26 (http://www.santafebrewing.com/beer_detail/26)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on December 19, 2012, 07:54:43 PM
Has anyone mentioned Coors Light yet? I'm working on a 30 pack right now. Halfday at work and figured I would take advantage by hitting the sauna and hot tub at the condo complex and am now kicking back in front of the boards.

PBR isn't bad either. The grill/bar two blocks down the street sells $1 pints during happy hour. Good deal.

Too many beer snobs in this thread.

I'm not mad at you bro. Do you.

No snob here dude.  Just because I like to enjoy various brews doesn't mean I don't knock back a sixer of Boulevard Pilsner or Schlitz on a hot summer day, or crush a case of Yellow Bellies with the boy back home.  Hell, Coors original is a staple in my fridge.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: kim carnes on December 19, 2012, 07:55:15 PM
currently crushing a 750 of Three Philosophers. so good.

good grief.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on December 19, 2012, 07:55:57 PM
beer is delicious for you and is filled with fun and good times.  Don't drink it unless you want to be happier than kim carnes.

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on December 19, 2012, 07:56:13 PM
Has anyone mentioned Coors Light yet? I'm working on a 30 pack right now. Halfday at work and figured I would take advantage by hitting the sauna and hot tub at the condo complex and am now kicking back in front of the boards.

PBR isn't bad either. The grill/bar two blocks down the street sells $1 pints during happy hour. Good deal.

Too many beer snobs in this thread.

I'm not mad at you bro. Do you.

No snob here dude.  Just because I like to enjoy various brews doesn't mean I don't knock back a sixer of Boulevard Pilsner or Schlitz on a hot summer day, or crush a case of Yellow Bellies with the boy back home.  Hell, Coors original is a staple in my fridge.

yeah, I'll drink rubbing alcohol from time to time
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: nicname on December 21, 2012, 10:30:12 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-geqZ0fs8438/TsWoOxA7DRI/AAAAAAAAASo/AYVzevef3OY/s1600/NewBelgiumSnowDay.jpg)

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/192/74123
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: O-town Kat on December 21, 2012, 10:57:56 PM
Mother's Holy Mole.  Cocoa, cinnamon, peppers.  Not the best chile beer I've had.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: bones129 on December 21, 2012, 11:01:43 PM
Has anyone mentioned Coors Light yet? I'm working on a 30 pack right now. Halfday at work and figured I would take advantage by hitting the sauna and hot tub at the condo complex and am now kicking back in front of the boards.

PBR isn't bad either. The grill/bar two blocks down the street sells $1 pints during happy hour. Good deal.

Too many beer snobs in this thread.
Although I like several beers better, PBR isn't too bad, especially served ice cold. Inexpensive, too. Good, cheap beer...great combination.  :lick:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: tdaver on December 21, 2012, 11:02:21 PM
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/--nId9bWnzrc/T7Zdi8Oe5MI/AAAAAAAAcIk/bK0XGBDXCbw/image_thumb%25255B2%25255D.png)

currently drinking
love this stuff, look forward to it every single year
Good stuff
Just picked up some of this based on these recommendations.  It better be good or I'll be back to post this  :shakesfist:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on December 22, 2012, 12:23:56 AM
Went to a party with old HS friends (4 years out) and brought bud ice (was hoping to get super pak'd) only to find that everyone is suddenly a craft beer/wine connoisseur.

I was glad to see people drinking good stuff, but god I felt like a poor.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Asteriskhead on December 22, 2012, 12:26:42 AM
Went to a party with old HS friends (4 years out) and brought bud ice (was hoping to get super pak'd) only to find that everyone is suddenly a craft beer/wine connoisseur.

I was glad to see people drinking good stuff, but god I felt like a poor.

Happens to me every time, Meister. Show up with craft beer, everybody looks at you like a snob. Show up with Hamms/Icehouse/HighLife/Whatever, everybody looks at you like a poor.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on December 22, 2012, 12:28:33 AM
Went to a party with old HS friends (4 years out) and brought bud ice (was hoping to get super pak'd) only to find that everyone is suddenly a craft beer/wine connoisseur.

I was glad to see people drinking good stuff, but god I felt like a poor.

Happens to me every time, Meister. Show up with craft beer, everybody looks at you like a snob. Show up with Hamms/Icehouse/HighLife/Whatever, everybody looks at you like a poor.

 :bang:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Asteriskhead on December 22, 2012, 12:31:32 AM
My solution was to stop drinking beer at parties. Not very many people know bourbon, I can show up with whatever I want, get Pak'd and don't have to worry about people judging the "quality" of my alcohol
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 22, 2012, 08:10:28 AM
Went to a party with old HS friends (4 years out) and brought bud ice (was hoping to get super pak'd) only to find that everyone is suddenly a craft beer/wine connoisseur.

I was glad to see people drinking good stuff, but god I felt like a poor.

Happens to me every time, Meister. Show up with craft beer, everybody looks at you like a snob. Show up with Hamms/Icehouse/HighLife/Whatever, everybody looks at you like a poor.
Buy that kind of beer with the intention of drinking it for irony.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on December 22, 2012, 11:38:12 AM
Went to a party with old HS friends (4 years out) and brought bud ice (was hoping to get super pak'd) only to find that everyone is suddenly a craft beer/wine connoisseur.

I was glad to see people drinking good stuff, but god I felt like a poor.

Happens to me every time, Meister. Show up with craft beer, everybody looks at you like a snob. Show up with Hamms/Icehouse/HighLife/Whatever, everybody looks at you like a poor.
Buy that kind of beer with the intention of drinking it for irony.


Yeah, that's pretty much how you have to play it off.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 25, 2012, 05:34:15 PM
rye on rye, always a treat
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Pete on December 25, 2012, 06:21:44 PM
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/--nId9bWnzrc/T7Zdi8Oe5MI/AAAAAAAAcIk/bK0XGBDXCbw/image_thumb%25255B2%25255D.png)

currently drinking
love this stuff, look forward to it every single year
Good stuff
Just picked up some of this based on these recommendations.  It better be good or I'll be back to post this  :shakesfist:

Is that really this year's logo.  I had some yesterday and it has kids sledding on it.  I get it every year.  I truly look forward to it more than many things during this season.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Pete on December 25, 2012, 06:25:07 PM
Well, I'll be....those fuckers were selling last years.

(http://happyhourmagazine.com/San-Diego/Jan-Feb-2011/Tap-Room/TapRoomArticleSamuelSmith.jpg)

Still tasted good.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on December 25, 2012, 06:29:53 PM
Well, I'll be....those fuckers were selling last years.

(http://happyhourmagazine.com/San-Diego/Jan-Feb-2011/Tap-Room/TapRoomArticleSamuelSmith.jpg)

Still tasted good.   :thumbsup:
I dont understand.  it says at the top of the label the year it's from
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Pete on December 25, 2012, 06:33:50 PM
Well, I'll be....those fuckers were selling last years.

(http://happyhourmagazine.com/San-Diego/Jan-Feb-2011/Tap-Room/TapRoomArticleSamuelSmith.jpg)

Still tasted good.   :thumbsup:
I dont understand.  it says at the top of the label the year it's from

Sometimes people are in a hurry and don't read the label closely before they buy things, Clams.  Jesus was born today, a bagillion years ago, to solve this very problem, so don't you judge me!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on December 25, 2012, 06:36:21 PM
too much binging
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 25, 2012, 06:53:47 PM
Dumbass
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Pete on December 25, 2012, 07:04:21 PM
Dumbass

Never trust Topeka liquor stores is the lesson here.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 25, 2012, 07:12:34 PM
Dumbass

Never trust Topeka liquor stores is the lesson here.
Yep, gotta be careful. Only a few that are trustworthy.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Asteriskhead on December 25, 2012, 07:32:06 PM
Devlin's at 29th and Wanamaker, Fleming Place at 10th and Gage and Meyer's at 29th and Arrowheead are the only one's you can trust in Topeka.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Pete on December 25, 2012, 07:56:30 PM
Devlin's at 29th and Wanamaker, Fleming Place at 10th and Gage and Meyer's at 29th and Arrowheead are the only one's you can trust in Topeka.

I bought the outdated crap from the one on 29th, in the same strip mall as Taco Casa, and has that big used car lot in front of it....right off of 470.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 25, 2012, 08:00:07 PM
Devlin's at 29th and Wanamaker, Fleming Place at 10th and Gage and Meyer's at 29th and Arrowheead are the only one's you can trust in Topeka.

I bought the outdated crap from the one on 29th, in the same strip mall as Taco Casa, and has that big used car lot in front of it....right off of 470.
Remember "Swensons"? Oh, man
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Asteriskhead on December 25, 2012, 08:00:15 PM
Welp, that list is now town to two stores.

For the record, I've never been to the 29th and Arrowhead store. I had only heard things about it. Typically go to Devlin's when I'm back in Topeka now. I used to go to Fleming place all the time when I was still at Washburn. They both have/had decent selections.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on December 26, 2012, 10:53:48 AM
rye on rye, always a treat

Yep.  Got a few for Christmas and cellered them.   
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 26, 2012, 10:55:07 AM
Welp, that list is now town to two stores.

For the record, I've never been to the 29th and Arrowhead store. I had only heard things about it. Typically go to Devlin's when I'm back in Topeka now. I used to go to Fleming place all the time when I was still at Washburn. They both have/had decent selections.
I used to swear by Meyers but that time has come and gone. They used to be the only place in town to get "real" craft beer but they don't have enough space to compete with Devlins or Fleming place now a days.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 26, 2012, 10:55:36 AM
rye on rye, always a treat

Yep.  Got a few for Christmas and cellered them.   
I don't have the patience to cellar anything. I had a bottle of Saison Brett for a few months but caved in.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on December 26, 2012, 11:05:52 AM
I don't have the patience to cellar anything. I had a bottle of Saison Brett for a few months but caved in.

I normally don't either.  I drank one and stuck the rest down with the rest of the wine collection and will hopefully forget about it.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 26, 2012, 11:33:41 AM
Opening SATURDAY according to the owner.   :excited:

http://www.bierstation.com/ (http://www.bierstation.com/)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: TheCatFanSpeaks on December 26, 2012, 12:16:08 PM
Opening SATURDAY according to the owner.   :excited:

http://www.bierstation.com/ (http://www.bierstation.com/)

I'm down!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 05, 2013, 10:07:34 AM
Brewery in Knoxville, IA 40 miles SE of Des Moines. Do a lot of Belgian varieties. Had the Blonde Fatale and Black River Gumbo last night. Enjoyed both.

http://www.peacetreebrewing.com/
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/21818
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dugout DickStone on January 05, 2013, 10:18:04 AM
Opening SATURDAY according to the owner.   :excited:

http://www.bierstation.com/ (http://www.bierstation.com/)

Craft bier pak!?   :excited:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on January 05, 2013, 09:52:21 PM
(http://schlafly.com/uploads/2010/11/29/oatmealstout.png)

Pretty good.
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on January 05, 2013, 10:22:19 PM
Brewery in Knoxville, IA 40 miles SE of Des Moines. Do a lot of Belgian varieties. Had the Blonde Fatale and Black River Gumbo last night. Enjoyed both.

http://www.peacetreebrewing.com/
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/21818

Why on earth were you there?
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: bones129 on January 05, 2013, 10:39:13 PM
Brewery in Knoxville, IA 40 miles SE of Des Moines. Do a lot of Belgian varieties. Had the Blonde Fatale and Black River Gumbo last night. Enjoyed both.

http://www.peacetreebrewing.com/
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/21818

Why on earth were you there?

The beer could be the only reason, I suspect. For example, years ago, I went to a "school" Coors put on when I was an Aggieville bartender. They thought it was important that we know their product, etc. Had to go to the old Coors distributorship in Junction City for the "school." All we did was get drunk as eff on the free beer they gave us, and learned virtually zip about Coors that we didn't already know. Point? Beer was the only reason I went to Junction City.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Saulbadguy on January 05, 2013, 10:44:27 PM
the hell
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: bones129 on January 05, 2013, 10:50:45 PM

Sad to say for Junction City, but true.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on January 05, 2013, 11:49:31 PM
Had bacon, maple syrup beer tonight.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on January 06, 2013, 12:07:02 AM
Had bacon, maple syrup beer tonight.

Never understood that type of stuff.  Was it in a big pink bottle?  That Rogue bacon maple seems to be pretty popular lately.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on January 06, 2013, 09:59:00 AM
Had bacon, maple syrup beer tonight.

Never understood that type of stuff.  Was it in a big pink bottle?  That Rogue bacon maple seems to be pretty popular lately.

I didn't see the bottle but it was interesting smokey almost burnt bacon smell and then I you get the syrup after you swallow it.
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 06, 2013, 10:04:24 AM
Brewery in Knoxville, IA 40 miles SE of Des Moines. Do a lot of Belgian varieties. Had the Blonde Fatale and Black River Gumbo last night. Enjoyed both.

http://www.peacetreebrewing.com/
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/21818

Why on earth were you there?

they have it here:

http://www.dantepizzeria.com/

http://test.dantepizzeria.com/wp-content/uploads/wine.pdf
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Rams on January 06, 2013, 02:24:01 PM
Had bacon, maple syrup beer tonight.

Never understood that type of stuff.  Was it in a big pink bottle?  That Rogue bacon maple seems to be pretty popular lately.

I didn't see the bottle but it was interesting smokey almost burnt bacon smell and then I you get the syrup after you swallow it.
you're not supposed to actually drink it moron.  was in portland for a wedding this summer and the rehearsal dinner was at rogue.  someobody bought a bottle of that stuff and opened it up in the private back room we had and it stunk up the whole room.  woof.
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on January 06, 2013, 02:42:52 PM
Brewery in Knoxville, IA 40 miles SE of Des Moines. Do a lot of Belgian varieties. Had the Blonde Fatale and Black River Gumbo last night. Enjoyed both.

http://www.peacetreebrewing.com/
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/21818

Why on earth were you there?

they have it here:

http://www.dantepizzeria.com/

http://test.dantepizzeria.com/wp-content/uploads/wine.pdf

that still doesn't explain why you were there  :dubious:
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dugout DickStone on January 06, 2013, 02:58:43 PM
Brewery in Knoxville, IA 40 miles SE of Des Moines. Do a lot of Belgian varieties. Had the Blonde Fatale and Black River Gumbo last night. Enjoyed both.

http://www.peacetreebrewing.com/
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/21818

Why on earth were you there?

they have it here:

http://www.dantepizzeria.com/

http://test.dantepizzeria.com/wp-content/uploads/wine.pdf

that still doesn't explain why you were there  :dubious:

He likes going to garbage states in January?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Trim on January 06, 2013, 03:19:25 PM
Brewery in Knoxville, IA 40 miles SE of Des Moines. Do a lot of Belgian varieties. Had the Blonde Fatale and Black River Gumbo last night. Enjoyed both.

http://www.peacetreebrewing.com/
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/21818

Why on earth were you there?

they have it here:

http://www.dantepizzeria.com/

http://test.dantepizzeria.com/wp-content/uploads/wine.pdf

that still doesn't explain why you were there  :dubious:

He likes going to garbage states in January?

:excited:
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 06, 2013, 03:28:15 PM
Brewery in Knoxville, IA 40 miles SE of Des Moines. Do a lot of Belgian varieties. Had the Blonde Fatale and Black River Gumbo last night. Enjoyed both.

http://www.peacetreebrewing.com/
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/21818

Why on earth were you there?

they have it here:

http://www.dantepizzeria.com/

http://test.dantepizzeria.com/wp-content/uploads/wine.pdf

that still doesn't explain why you were there  :dubious:

Well, I guess because I live down the road from that pizza place and wanted pizza would be the summarization.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on January 06, 2013, 07:13:19 PM
very jello, sd, is the place as good as i imagine?
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 06, 2013, 07:34:59 PM
very jello, sd, is the place as good as i imagine?

Yes, it's awesome. You come visit and we'll go there
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: pissclams on January 06, 2013, 07:42:44 PM
sounds like a plan
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: raquetcat on January 06, 2013, 08:10:33 PM
very jello, sd, is the place as good as i imagine?

Yes, it's awesome. You come visit and we'll go there

can confirm, I went there and it's good, then I moved to the restaurant wasteland that is Topeka  :cry:
They also have a full size boce ball court/field/pit thing (I have very low bbiq, but it looked cool)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on January 07, 2013, 10:47:19 AM
Brewery in Knoxville, IA 40 miles SE of Des Moines. Do a lot of Belgian varieties. Had the Blonde Fatale and Black River Gumbo last night. Enjoyed both.

http://www.peacetreebrewing.com/
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/21818

Why on earth were you there?

they have it here:

http://www.dantepizzeria.com/

http://test.dantepizzeria.com/wp-content/uploads/wine.pdf

that still doesn't explain why you were there  :dubious:

Well, I guess because I live down the road from that pizza place and wanted pizza would be the summarization.

haha. i thought you went to the actual brewery because you had the beer at that pizza place once or something. like, this is good beer i better go to the actual brewery. what a big misunderstanding. oh man beer thread with your twists and turns you never cease to amaze.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on January 07, 2013, 11:38:34 AM
Hope you all made it to The World of Beer in Tempe at some point. I couldn't even keep up with their selection it was so huge.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 07, 2013, 12:02:00 PM
Hope you all made it to The World of Beer in Tempe at some point. I couldn't even keep up with their selection it was so huge.

I enjoy when people are impressed with chains that don't have locations where they live.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: AbeFroman on January 07, 2013, 02:54:07 PM
Hope you all made it to The World of Beer in Tempe at some point. I couldn't even keep up with their selection it was so huge.

I enjoy when people are impressed with chains that don't have locations where they live.

Still a good chain  :shakesfist: :curse:

Not everyone has a Chipotle either, but it doesn't mean it sucks.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 07, 2013, 03:01:48 PM
Hope you all made it to The World of Beer in Tempe at some point. I couldn't even keep up with their selection it was so huge.

I enjoy when people are impressed with chains that don't have locations where they live.

Still a good chain  :shakesfist: :curse:

Not everyone has a Chipotle either, but it doesn't mean it sucks.

I never said either sucked. I would like to go to it because I like beer. I also like watching games at BWW!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: broXcore on January 11, 2013, 03:06:39 PM
anyone know when and where (and if) kansas city will be getting bell's hopslam?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cartierfor3 on January 11, 2013, 03:16:49 PM
Hope you all made it to The World of Beer in Tempe at some point. I couldn't even keep up with their selection it was so huge.

I enjoy when people are impressed with chains that don't have locations where they live.

I wanted to go to in n out burger real bad when i was in phoenix
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: asava on January 11, 2013, 03:20:34 PM
Hope you all made it to The World of Beer in Tempe at some point. I couldn't even keep up with their selection it was so huge.

I enjoy when people are impressed with chains that don't have locations where they live.

I wanted to go to in n out burger real bad when i was in phoenix

I wanted to and I DID.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on January 11, 2013, 03:30:14 PM
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AggieStation [email protected]_Station

Our new Boulevard Smoke Stack is Rye on Rye, and its amazing! Come get cha some while its still here!

Rye on Rye on tap in MHK! :excited:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on January 11, 2013, 07:48:10 PM
Quote
AggieStation [email protected]_Station

Our new Boulevard Smoke Stack is Rye on Rye, and its amazing! Come get cha some while its still here!

Rye on Rye on tap in MHK! :excited:

I know what I'm doing tonight!

Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on January 11, 2013, 07:54:27 PM
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It's here!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 11, 2013, 07:55:10 PM
LET'S ALL BEER BINGE GUYS!
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: CNS on January 11, 2013, 08:01:53 PM
Yes. New bottle of Harvest Dance with captain and coke as reinforcements.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: yoga-like_abana on January 11, 2013, 09:10:59 PM
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It's here!
a 4 pack cost me about 10 bucks  :dubious:

wasn't too shabby though
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: puniraptor on January 11, 2013, 09:13:47 PM
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It's here!
a 4 pack cost me about 10 bucks  :dubious:

wasn't too shabby though

I just picked that up too. Very curious.
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: 8manpick on January 11, 2013, 09:14:26 PM
Quote
AggieStation [email protected]_Station

Our new Boulevard Smoke Stack is Rye on Rye, and its amazing! Come get cha some while its still here!

Rye on Rye on tap in MHK! :excited:

I know what I'm doing tonight!

I did it dinner tonight. Let me tell you what, a few of those goes a long way. At $5.25 a glass it is probably one of the cheaper Friday night drunks in Aggieville. Highly recommended by 8mp.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: wes mantooth on January 11, 2013, 09:16:11 PM
I enjoyed the vanilla bean at a tailgate this year, truly enjoyed it
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 11, 2013, 09:23:23 PM
a 4 pack cost me about 10 bucks  :dubious:

oh man, wait until you get a taste for the good stuff  :sdeek:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: michigancat on January 11, 2013, 09:25:23 PM
Drinking a pbr left over from the concert in a cave I went to last weekend. #hipsterhumblebrag
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: SabiNation on January 11, 2013, 09:52:26 PM
Tank 7.  One of my favorite beers EVER
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 11, 2013, 09:52:59 PM
drinking a miller lite 16oz resealable aluminum bottle. one of my favorite beers EVER
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on January 11, 2013, 09:55:31 PM
I have had Corona, budlight, coors light, and blvd pale ale tonight.

running on empty...
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: wes mantooth on January 11, 2013, 10:03:54 PM
Got a Saranac winter sampler 12 pack, they all suck terribly
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on January 11, 2013, 10:10:15 PM
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It's here!
a 4 pack cost me about 10 bucks  :dubious:

wasn't too shabby though

I just picked that up too. Very curious.

If you guys dig that, I had Left Hand's milk stout at OC last week.  It was delicious but too sweet/chocolatey for my taste.  Honestly, it tasted like a car bomb, which I love, so I'll probably have another some time.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 11, 2013, 10:11:22 PM
I don't like beers that taste like stuff other than beer (fruits being the outlier here)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: COCat on January 11, 2013, 10:22:42 PM
Currently enjoying some O'Dell Lugene Chocolate Milk  Stout.  Tasty, especially if you like Lefthand Milk Stout.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 11, 2013, 10:26:26 PM
Currently enjoying some O'Dell Lugene Chocolate Milk  Stout.  Tasty, especially if you like Lefthand Milk Stout.

pretty good first post?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on January 11, 2013, 10:27:05 PM
Currently enjoying some O'Dell Lugene Chocolate Milk  Stout.  Tasty, especially if you like Lefthand Milk Stout.

sounds colorado'y
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on January 11, 2013, 11:48:15 PM
I enjoyed the vanilla bean at a tailgate this year, truly enjoyed it

Unless you tailgate at the tallgrass brewery, I don't think you did.
Title: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: reidrolled on January 12, 2013, 01:31:48 AM
Currently enjoying some O'Dell Lugene Chocolate Milk  Stout.  Tasty, especially if you like Lefthand Milk Stout.
I just moved to co !!! My real life bro recommends dogfish head 90 minute IPA as well as dales pale ale (im a noob). I think sabination and emawmeister could attest to his non pud-ness when it comes to craft beer, too.  What are some other easy to like beers for me now that I am in a new land (not ks). TIA
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dlew12 on January 12, 2013, 01:40:17 AM
I think sabination and emawmeister could attest to his non pud-ness when it comes to craft beer, too.
lol
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on January 12, 2013, 02:11:10 AM
Currently enjoying some O'Dell Lugene Chocolate Milk  Stout.  Tasty, especially if you like Lefthand Milk Stout.
I just moved to co !!! My real life bro recommends dogfish head 90 minute IPA as well as dales pale ale (im a noob). I think sabination and emawmeister could attest to his non pud-ness when it comes to craft beer, too.  What are some other easy to like beers for me now that I am in a new land (not ks). TIA

new belgium tripel
Title: Re: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: wes mantooth on January 12, 2013, 06:41:42 AM
I enjoyed the vanilla bean at a tailgate this year, truly enjoyed it

Unless you tailgate at the tallgrass brewery, I don't think you did.

Ever heard of growlers Stan?
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on January 12, 2013, 11:41:15 AM
I enjoyed the vanilla bean at a tailgate this year, truly enjoyed it

Unless you tailgate at the tallgrass brewery, I don't think you did.

Ever heard of growlers Stan?

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Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on January 12, 2013, 08:11:47 PM
Sierra Nevada Torpedo.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 12, 2013, 09:05:23 PM
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pretty decent
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on January 12, 2013, 09:08:08 PM
Sierra Nevada Torpedo.  :thumbs:

Is that their IPA?  If so, I had one earlier this week along with one of the Celebrations.  Both were very good, IIRC.  (I was pretty cross eyed by that point.)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on January 12, 2013, 09:15:03 PM
Sierra Nevada Torpedo.  :thumbs:

Is that their IPA?  If so, I had one earlier this week along with one of the Celebrations.  Both were very good, IIRC.  (I was pretty cross eyed by that point.)

Yeah they call it "extra" IPA, but it tasted like a normal IPA to me.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: steve dave on January 12, 2013, 09:31:33 PM
Sierra Nevada Torpedo.  :thumbs:

Is that their IPA?  If so, I had one earlier this week along with one of the Celebrations.  Both were very good, IIRC.  (I was pretty cross eyed by that point.)

Yeah they call it "extra" IPA, but it tasted like a normal IPA to me.

it is a normal ipa
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Cire on January 12, 2013, 10:47:55 PM
and good
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: bones129 on January 12, 2013, 11:01:12 PM
Every once in awhile, I'll throw back a cold PBR or a Keystone Light. Reminds me of the old days and takes me back to my beer roots. But I don't do it very often. I've kinda moved up the beer ladder. That said, I still like the taste of an ice cold beer--any ice cold beer--after mowing the lawn on a hot day.  :drink:
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on January 12, 2013, 11:16:16 PM
Every once in awhile, I'll throw back a cold PBR or a Keystone Light. Reminds me of the old days and takes me back to my beer roots. But I don't do it very often. I've kinda moved up the beer ladder. That said, I still like the taste of an ice cold beer--any ice cold beer--after mowing the lawn on a hot day.  :drink:

I have a good friend that studied at a very highly esteemed culinary school and is currently  making big bucks creating fantastic food.   Dude has refused to eat any sort of fastfood for years now.  Seems kind silly to me.  Sometimes,  I just want a Whopper or Big Mac.   
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on January 13, 2013, 02:13:08 AM
Every once in awhile, I'll throw back a cold PBR or a Keystone Light. Reminds me of the old days and takes me back to my beer roots. But I don't do it very often. I've kinda moved up the beer ladder. That said, I still like the taste of an ice cold beer--any ice cold beer--after mowing the lawn on a hot day.  :drink:

I swear by this. When it comes to "party beer", my go to is going to be Busch Light. No matter what I'm making, how far removed I am from graduation, etc., I will drink Busch Light as my mass quantity beer, and save a few bucks for the real beer.  No difference at all between busch/coors/bud cases.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on January 13, 2013, 02:15:53 AM
Every once in awhile, I'll throw back a cold PBR or a Keystone Light. Reminds me of the old days and takes me back to my beer roots. But I don't do it very often. I've kinda moved up the beer ladder. That said, I still like the taste of an ice cold beer--any ice cold beer--after mowing the lawn on a hot day.  :drink:

I swear by this. When it comes to "party beer", my go to is going to be Busch Light. No matter what I'm making, how far removed I am from graduation, etc., I will drink Busch Light as my mass quantity beer, and save a few bucks for the real beer.  No difference at all between busch/coors/bud cases.

yeah. busch light is great. lol at people that think there is a dif between that and bud light and coors light and etc.
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: EMAWmeister on January 13, 2013, 02:18:27 AM
Every once in awhile, I'll throw back a cold PBR or a Keystone Light. Reminds me of the old days and takes me back to my beer roots. But I don't do it very often. I've kinda moved up the beer ladder. That said, I still like the taste of an ice cold beer--any ice cold beer--after mowing the lawn on a hot day.  :drink:

I swear by this. When it comes to "party beer", my go to is going to be Busch Light. No matter what I'm making, how far removed I am from graduation, etc., I will drink Busch Light as my mass quantity beer, and save a few bucks for the real beer.  No difference at all between busch/coors/bud cases.

yeah. busch light is great. lol at people that think there is a dif between that and bud light and coors light and etc.

save that $6 and buy yourself a sixer of real beer (or at least put it towards the cause)
Title: Re: Beer Connoisseurs
Post by: jtksu on January 13, 2013, 02:35:28 AM
Every once in