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What new brews have you been trying? I just had my first Sinebrychoff (Koff) Porter IV, a Finnish beer, and my first taste of Scandinavian darks. It's quite nice, remarkably smooth and drinkable for a dark with 7.2% alc content. Almost a dark chocolate flavour but not in a chocolate stout way and not with any lingering bitterness.

Sundar, Monday, 28 May 2007 01:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Last night I drank a Widmeyer Hefeweizen, which I found meh, and a Maresdous 8, which was very tasty in the tradition of tasty Belgian strong ales. A bit on the sweeter side of what I like but not over the line.

Hurting 2, Monday, 28 May 2007 02:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh, I'll keep an eye out for that. I've been meaning to start exploring Belgian beers. I was putting it off till I'd tried every English stout but I should probably start sooner.

Sundar, Monday, 28 May 2007 02:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It's almost summer! Time to put the stouts away!

Hurting 2, Monday, 28 May 2007 02:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I had something called Sunset Wheat the other night which tasted like orange and was surprisingly good considering that fact.

Hurting 2, Monday, 28 May 2007 02:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

nooooooooooooooooo!!!

(I'm assuming you're talking about Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat, which I declared a vendetta against because it is the single least-pleasant beer I have ever had)

bernard snowy, Monday, 28 May 2007 13:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

When I was in Belgium last week I totally was rocking all the kriek. But not the Hoegaarden (because that's utterly disgusting). I also had a Trappist (Chimay Bleu) which was pretty intense at 9% ABV

Stevie D, Monday, 28 May 2007 13:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

sundar iirc you are in OTT or MTL? where are you getting these amazing beers from in whichever of those two cities you're in?

if you are from neither of those places i apologize, i just remember you saying it once or something. i may be making it up.

Will M., Monday, 28 May 2007 14:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm from Ottawa (and lived in Mtl 2001-2002) but I've been living in Buffalo NY for almost 2 years now.

Sundar, Monday, 28 May 2007 14:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

When I was in Belgium last week I totally was rocking all the kriek. But not the Hoegaarden (because that's utterly disgusting). I also had a Trappist (Chimay Bleu) which was pretty intense at 9% ABV

Where exactly?

nathalie, Monday, 28 May 2007 14:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

BTW if near West Flanders: Should have tried the Brugse Zot!

nathalie, Monday, 28 May 2007 14:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(I would imagine that at least Mtl should have good places for this? I couldn't help you though. I drank Colt 45 from the dep when I lived there. Ah, callow youth.)

Sundar, Monday, 28 May 2007 14:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

To be fair, I haven't really looked past my local deps, but the few bars I've found that have bigger selections were pretty disappointing... one place that was recommended highly as a place with a bunch of beers had that greek beer whose name I forget as the rarest one. mythos?

i'll have to check ch0whound or something.

Will M., Monday, 28 May 2007 14:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Let me know if you find (or have had) Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque. The ratebeer.com folks rank it as the best sweet stout on earth but I haven't found any around here.

Sundar, Monday, 28 May 2007 18:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yes. mythos. it's not bad!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 28 May 2007 18:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think I am going to drop by Dieu du Ciel tonight, actually. Everything they have is actually to a pretty high standard... the reason you probably haven't found it is because they aren't actually bottling any of their brews yet. Apparently they're opening another brewery north of the city though, and they're going to start bottling there! I can't remember where I heard that. I read it today after doing a bit of ch0whound research. I will see if I can talk to the owners or something tonight (I'm going early so hopefully the place will be near empty, I'm not much of one for the crowd there). I've not had the aphrodisiaque, don't know if it's "in season" (they only brew most things a couple times a year), but if they have it I'll give you a review!

Will M., Monday, 28 May 2007 18:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Where exactly?

Brussels. and Paris, but that's obviously not in Belgium. May I also suggest that if you do go to France and decide to try the local brews, Kronenbourg tastes like piss. stay away.

Stevie D, Monday, 28 May 2007 20:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I've developed a fondness for Zywiec lately - I don't even usually like lagers much but it's so smooth and tasty. Perfect warm weather beer.

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 00:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

it is. and that red-temperature indicator on the back is key!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 01:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

König Ludwig Weissbier is majorly tasty, if a bit pricey.

I recently tried this weird Belgian beer, "La Chouffe." Unpasteurized, 8% and quite good. (Although the floaty yeast cultures were somewhat of a turn-off)

Michael Servetus, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 02:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I've had La Chouffe - very nice. There are so many good belgian beers it's amazing.

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 02:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I just remembered I have a beer question:

In Mexico I tried Bohemia (regular, not dark) and it was fantastic - at the moment I thought it was one of the best beers I'd ever tried.

Recently I tried some Bohemia in a U.S. Mexican place and it was meh. Is it possible I was getting a different "export" version, or that the transit did something to the beer?

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 02:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Man...I have had so much "skunky" imported beer, could that be it?

On a related note, what do you do when your beer is obviously off and you've already drank a couple? Can you take the rest back to the store.?

;)

Michael Servetus, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 02:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Oh yeah, I went back to Dieu, but no Aphro... was available. I didn't get a chance to ask when/if it was coming back... next time! Maybe I'll go tonight, I would like to dig into my new book and my house smells like cat piss and I am not currently poor.

Will M., Tuesday, 12 June 2007 18:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh man! I didn't see that you guys were talking about Biere D'Achouffe. I thought it was a Quebecois beer for so long! True story. Apparently the first place they started exporting to was Quebec! It is very delicious. I don't remember finding any little floaters, though...

Will M., Friday, 15 June 2007 19:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Response from Dieu du Ciel to two questions I asked via e-mail:

Hello Will,

Thanks you for your comments. It is much appreciated.

1-) We brew the Aphrodisiaque only 2 or 3 times a year. The next batch
will probably be avaible something like next september.

2-) Yes, it's true, we are in the process of building up a bottling
plant in St-Jérôme. There will also be a pub there. We hope to be able
to sell our first bottles at the end of July.

Cheers!
[dude's name removed by me]

Will M., Friday, 15 June 2007 21:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

currently - harviestoun Butter and Twisted is amazinhg, but we've just come back from North East France (ie very near the Belgian border and lots of Flemish beer-making tradition) and have been loving L'angelus which is beer's swankiest bottle I fear, gold foil and everything. Also Maredsous, Amadeus (lemon flavoured, should be wrong but oh so right) and god's own beer - Orval.

Porkpie, Sunday, 17 June 2007 00:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

erm that's bitter and twisted of course

Porkpie, Sunday, 17 June 2007 00:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

When alcohol content is shown on U.S. beer, it is often labelled by weight. Since alcohol is lighter than water, this can leave the mistaken impression that U.S. beer has much less alcohol, on average, than Canadian beer. A 3.2% beer in the U.S. (by weight) would be equivalent to a 4% beer in Canada (by volume).

Wikipedia I LOVE YOU. Did anyone know this? It boggles the mind! WHY?!

Will M., Friday, 22 June 2007 18:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

let's have a sesh

hstencil, Friday, 22 June 2007 18:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

link?

dan m, Friday, 22 June 2007 18:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

my girl friend brought me a 6 pack of Hitachino Nest White Ale. Pretty good stuff. nice floral aromas ,perfect for a hot summer day. i think it's kind of pricey though

carne asada, Friday, 22 June 2007 18:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

link, sorry: Canadian Beer

Will M., Friday, 22 June 2007 18:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Apparently they have Aphrodisiaque in now. And I'm destitute poor and going away for the weekend! NOOOOO!

Will M., Tuesday, 31 July 2007 14:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Recommend some beer. Not too heavy, not too wheaty, crisp and refreshing in the style of Tsing Tsao or similar.

Also recommend some beers like Paulaner or the white Kronenberg with the fruity taste whose name escapes me.

I am in the mood for trying different beers.

Ronan, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 14:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Dude, Zywiec

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 14:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(re: light, crisp, refreshing, not wheaty)

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 14:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I was at the nashville beer fest and the best thing there was a homebrewed bock that they ran out of by my second go-round. After a while though all you care about is that the beer is cold, because it's nearly august, and you're outdoors in nashville.

I think I might have talked my dad into getting a 30-gallon kit from Boot Lager. (ha ha, "boot lager")

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I also finally made myself a michelada with a little kosher salt on top of a can of tecate with a lime in it. not half bad, if you don't mind a bit of foamy foam foam.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Sundar, have you tried Flying Bison? I can't quite remember which bars serve it (I think the Ulrich's, but they have closed, I think). I miss it dearly.

molly mummenschanz, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I swore by Aviator Red (which you can get at Wegman's) for a while. I still think it's good but have gone off it a bit. Are there other good FB beers?

I wanted to make it to Dieu du Ciel when I visited Mtl earlier in the month but couldn't make it. Drank a lot of St-Ambroise (and some nice micro wheats) instead.

Sundar, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

They have seasonal beers (which I can remember the name of), that friends would bring me in growlers. I never managed to locate the brewery, which apparently is on the West Side (on Niagara, maybe?). Anyway, I remember enjoying the summer and winter ales quite a bit.

Available in Wegmans!? Ahh! This was not so when I lived there! I love you, Wegmans!

molly mummenschanz, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Dude, Zywiec"

One of the benefits of my area of London filling up with large numbers of young eastern Europeans is the availablity in the cornershops of excellent Polish beers at ridiculously cheap prices.

Zywiec is one of the better ones, at about £1 a bottle. The dark lagers especailly are a revelation.

bham, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ronan WTF?? This is truly a new era for you!

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Saku from Estonia is pretty good

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Saku or Saku Kuld, anyway. The dark variety has that soy saucey aftertaste I can't get with.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ronan WTF?? This is truly a new era for you!

is this a joke? heh...I don't get it if so. is it that unusual that I ask about trying new beers?

Ronan, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I had a Saku Porter that had a weird aftertaste, that was probably the same one.

Wheats: Last night I was drinking Sprecher Hefe Weiss, which was all right.
Non-Wheats: Last night I was also drinking New Holland Mad Hatter, which was goddamn awesome.

dan m, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I guess I am in the dark :/ I thought you were still teetotalling because of your stuffed-upedness-in-the-cabesa.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I try them all that are released locally, many are good. Some are ok. Some are bad.

Jeff, Thursday, 9 August 2018 22:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Only instagramable with a boss pour.

Jeff, Thursday, 9 August 2018 22:07 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm not sure I've had any NEIPAs from bigger breweries, are they any good? Like Hazy Little Thing from Sierra Nevada?

Btw, on my west coast trip I hit Deschutes (which is a nice space) and Crux (which had some really interesting beers) in Bend, and Russian River, in Santa Rosa. I'd had Pliny before, and it's good, but I feel very lucky to live in a city that gets Ninja Vs. Unicorn.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 August 2018 22:23 (two months ago) Permalink

they're pretty forgettable. i've had hazy little thing and couldn't tell you anything about it.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 August 2018 23:30 (two months ago) Permalink

They don’t compare with a fresh local. I don’t think anything with a widespread distribution is going to compete with the best locals.

Jeff, Thursday, 9 August 2018 23:33 (two months ago) Permalink

my in-laws are visiting and the only thing that makes it palatable is that they brought some beers from IL inc ninja vs unicorn and this beer i've never had before but is delicious + refreshing snaggle tooth bandana

Mordy, Thursday, 9 August 2018 23:35 (two months ago) Permalink

I like Hazy Little Thing but mostly because it's cheap (was going for about $8 6-pack).

nickn, Thursday, 9 August 2018 23:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Well, it's that time of the year again: https://program.greattaste.org/

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 9 August 2018 23:59 (two months ago) Permalink

since the entire province of bc is going up in flames i guess this is a good time to rank some of bc's best beers, i've been to about a dozen breweries here so far and have tried all types of brewskies

one thing to note is that beers here tend to be extremely mild compared to the us and a lot of pubs/restaurants/bars don't even show abv numbers

the mild thing goes both ways -- sometimes it's good if it's a heavy beer like a stout, because it doesn't mess you up so much and you can enjoy it a bit more; but lighter or hoppy beers tend to be so mild it borderlines on lager or pilsner

i never used to like pilsners, but i've grown to like them here because bc actually makes decent pilsners

anyway here we go (ranked)

brassneck geezer (porter)
brassneck staircase hibiscus wit
brassneck changeling raspberry (american wild ale)

postmark juicy pale ale
postmark stout

luppolo tart wild with apricot
luppolo oatmeal stout

parallel 49 cowboy crusher (session ipa)

bomber park life passionfruit ale

backcountry widowmaker ipa

doan's rye stout

yellow dog high five hazy ipa
yellow dog shake a paw smoked porter

moody ales affable ipa

33 acres of darkness (schwarzbier)
33 acres of ocean (american pale ale)

best breweries (ranked)

brassneck (tie)
postmark (tie)
luppolo
parallel 49 (it gets a lot of hate from the hipsters who chilled there before it got big)
yellow dog

like in most cities, lots and lots of duds, i have lined up another 5 breweries in the next few weeks, then probably heading to the island to check out the scene over there

F# A# (∞), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 03:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Of that list I've only had 5 beers from Brassneck & Parallel 49 and all were fair to below-average in my opinion (including the Changeling Raspberry which always seems to be on-tap at the Alibi Room).

I did find a raw bar in Kits that had Cantillon Iris on tap which made me forget all the mediocre local brews.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 04:43 (two months ago) Permalink

brassneck changes their beers like almost every week

i go there often

they bring back the raspberry changeling because it's so popular though

if i rate them against us beers, i think they're all pretty average though

F# A# (∞), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 04:49 (two months ago) Permalink

i find that the popular beers are all bad weirdly enough

so i have to pick wisely or just keep going back til i find the right one

but ya, check out postmark, but i can't see a huge difference between postmark and brassneck

p49 has a huge selection tho

F# A# (∞), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 04:51 (two months ago) Permalink

I visited Brassneck for the first time recently and tried 8 beers (2 flights of 4) and while they were all enjoyable to some degree, there wasn't one that I would take the trouble to go back for.

For me the most consistently good brewery around here is Dageraad, but that may just be because I love Belgian(-style) beer. Their Lake City Farmhouse is back on the market now and it is delicious stuff.

Another favourite is Four Winds, but while they hit some high highs they have also had numerous duds or average beers. Many of their special releases have been excellent... That said, the most recent one, "Meli", was pretty bad. They have good food at their tasting room.

Other worthwhile breweries in the region: Steel and Oak, Twin Sails (right next door to Yellow Dog), Strange Fellows.

Worst I've experienced in the area is Fuggles and Warlock. I've tried 7 or 8 of their beers and they were all disgusting except for the Yuzu Berliner Weisse which was at least drinkable.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 05:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh and Field House is worthwhile too but further afield.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 05:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Thanks for the recs

Out of the 12 i went to, the ones I didn’t mention all had disgusting beers

Way way upthread and a couple years ago I expressed my love for a particular four winds beer

Dageraad and strange fellows are two I’ll be going to next, actually

Also i should probably say again that I don’t think these are my favourite beers of all time, just the best ones in Vancouver, which I don’t know, i feel like it doesn’t do beers too well. I’m very disappointed so my search continues because I’ll be in this city for at least a couple more years

That and i keep drinking them because i like beer in general

🍻

F# A# (∞), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 06:03 (two months ago) Permalink

My search continues too. I like trying the local stuff and supporting the local breweries. I don't often have anything that's outright bad, but it's rare to find something outstanding, and it frequently seems to be the case that my favourites are brewed once and then disappear.

When I drink something like Saison Dupont, as I did last night, I think to myself I should just drink this all the time because it's so much better (and often cheaper) than the dizzying variety of average beers I sample. But curiosity and hope keep me going I suppose!

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 06:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Re: supporting local, the Washington Beer Lovers' (WABL) passport has been a good excuse to visit new breweries and revisit others. 20 breweries visited gets you a hat, pint glass / opener, growler, or whatever item they annually put out. 50 breweries gets a free membership renewal ($30) which includes a t-shirt. Plus discounts. Pretty simple to get 50 just by checking out one or two new ones a week in the Seattle area. After a few years of hitting 50 fairly easily, relaxing into prioritizing the favorites.

Fun to trade recommendations with friends, re: the great ones. Having so many good ones in the area, the bar is raised for the ones you'd make an effort to visit. Also makes for a good weekend trip, hitting a concentration in a different city (Bellingham, Olympia, Vancouver in the South, etc.) or sidetrips when crossing the Cascades.

Top 5 is always open to finding a new standout, but would rate Georgetown, Reuben's, Skookum, Triplehorn, and Bale Breaker as my current.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 14:33 (two months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/QioXAQh.jpg

You guys are getting too high brow for me, taking it down a notch

Bought these two beauties in Tokyo tonight

The strong zero tastes like grape scented windshield wiper fluid - truly awful. Aftertaste is horrid. Alcohol presence at 9% is less noticeable than expected. Not as sweet as grape mad dog or other cheap crap

The suntory “craft” pale ale tastes like a flat, soapy Harp

Good times await

calstars, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 09:24 (two months ago) Permalink

In Tokyo, I recommend avoiding Japanese beer (with a few exceptions) and drinking easily accessible Belgian lambic/gueuze from depachika, specialty liquor stores or even Amazon.co.jp (who can deliver to your hotel):

https://www.amazon.co.jp/s/?ref=nb_sb_noss_1%3F__mk_ja_JP%3D%E3%82%AB%E3%82%BF%E3%82%AB%E3%83%8A&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=%E3%82%AB%E3%83%B3%E3%83%86%E3%82%A3%E3%83%A8%E3%83%B3&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3A%E3%82%AB%E3%83%B3%E3%83%86%E3%82%A3%E3%83%A8%E3%83%B3

Never ceases to amaze me how Japan is almost as cheap for Belgian beer as in Belgium.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 14:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Belgian beer is preferable to any craft beer anywhere in the world

I see some breweries try to copy a belgian ale

I try them and I’m like uh not even close and when they are they’re pricey enough that i might as well get the original stuff

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 15:01 (two months ago) Permalink

i found a three musketeers gose in my fridge and was all "why do i have a gose, i hate gose", and then i drank it and i was all "why did i think i hated gose"

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 23:44 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.porchdrinking.com/articles/2018/08/24/surly-brewing-announces-2018-darkness-variants-revamped-darkness-day/

I gotta say, making this into a camping fest absolutely turns me off, although I can see the appeal for some people. Last year was my first Darkness day and I had a lot of fun, but part of that was it being a good afternoon out with food, beer, and a few bands, and that was it. Moving it out of the cities and making it a weekend sounds like work.

(And getting the namesake product, at least the regular stuff, is easy. I saw it for sale last week. Given the easy availability of all other Surly variants, I can't imagine them being any different in the months following the big party.)

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 24 August 2018 18:10 (one month ago) Permalink

that's gonna be a shitshow

call all destroyer, Friday, 24 August 2018 18:17 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I know this probably has a very limited interest, but Blue Owl Dapper Devil sour raspberry Belgian-style strong ale has a great, intense flavor, and is indeed very strong. I'm quite drunk after about 440/660 ml.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 9 September 2018 19:04 (one month ago) Permalink

That sounds good actually

Really dig any citrus/fruit sours

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 9 September 2018 19:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Pour one for me brah

calstars, Sunday, 9 September 2018 19:15 (one month ago) Permalink

recents:
Duclaw gose o’s
Duclaw blueberry cream
Industrial arts week 104
Interboro summertime rolls (couldn’t resist the jane’s Reference)

calstars, Sunday, 9 September 2018 19:18 (one month ago) Permalink

xp

It would really thrill me if these guys manage to get done kind of national reach. They are truly excellent.

As far as national brands go, how do we feel about Dogfish Head?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 9 September 2018 19:20 (one month ago) Permalink

I’ve only had indian brown and wasn’t too thrilled about it

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 9 September 2018 19:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Dogfish meh

calstars, Sunday, 9 September 2018 19:33 (one month ago) Permalink

I really like their Sea Quench Ale. And I'm curious about the Flesh & Blood IPA, and the Lupu-Luau IPA.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 9 September 2018 19:35 (one month ago) Permalink

As far as national brands go, how do we feel about Dogfish Head?

― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, September 9, 2018 12:20 PM (three hours ago)

Once upon a time 60-minute (& 90-minute, and maybe even 120-minute) were among the best in their style. Feels like 2 decades ago, even though it's been half of that.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 9 September 2018 23:09 (one month ago) Permalink

they made some very good beers but there are few things i’m less interested in than national craft brands and the random shit they throw against the wall these days.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 9 September 2018 23:47 (one month ago) Permalink

attn call all destroyer

Roaring into MA is @FairStateCoop one of @ratebeer’s Top Ten New Brewers in 2015. Check out
✅ IPA 6.2%
✅ Pils a German style Pilsner
✅ The Brut Squad a Brut IPA w Citra and Idaho 7
✅ Feeling Good Louis! a Brut IPA w kiwi #cbcdeliveryday #fortpoint #southie pic.twitter.com/GilnlIEnut

— CBC Fort Point (@cbc_fortpoint) September 11, 2018

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 19:09 (one month ago) Permalink

2015? lol hope that's a typo

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 19:31 (one month ago) Permalink

sweet, i will keep an eye out for those.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:03 (one month ago) Permalink

xp their website clarifies "Taste why Ratebeer.com named us one of the Top Ten Best New Brewers in the World in 2015."

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:08 (one month ago) Permalink

…or maybe not? I dunno. their product is great.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:09 (one month ago) Permalink

also wtf I haven't seen brut squad in cans anywhere here and I live three blocks from the damn tap room

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:10 (one month ago) Permalink

Ah, didn't click through to see it was a distro expansion, thought it was just a brewery still coasting on a 3-year old top 10 ranking.

Have you been to Barrel Theory yet? I've running about 50/50 on things I've loved/hated from them.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:19 (one month ago) Permalink

sadly no. I mostly hit Fair State, Dangerous Man, and Sociable Cider when I have the time/inclination for drinks these days. St Paul might as well be on another planet.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Platform orange blossom
Can almost taste the donuts

calstars, Saturday, 22 September 2018 22:19 (one month ago) Permalink

gram parsons-cracker notes

calstars, Saturday, 22 September 2018 22:22 (one month ago) Permalink

I like beer. Beer, beer, beer.

Anyways, Zwanze Day tomorrow: anything interesting going on for the lambic quaffers?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 28 September 2018 19:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Platform (heart emoji)

calstars, Saturday, 29 September 2018 02:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

This story is really something in this day and age (in LA of all places!):

https://www.gofundme.com/women039s-beer-forum

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 23:36 (one week ago) Permalink

eh is it? craft beer attracts scumbags.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:09 (six days ago) Permalink

Yeah not really surprised?

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 01:02 (six days ago) Permalink

“Career plaintiff “ is a job I’d never heard of before today

calstars, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 02:33 (six days ago) Permalink

That in itself tells you how common these people are in California

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 02:45 (six days ago) Permalink


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