Beer Snob Discussion

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Wed, Apr 25, 2018 9:56 AM
posted by Verbal Kint

Drank at Platform tonight because Tomlin likes to groove fastballs over the middle, so left the jake early.

He threw a good BP

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Apr 26, 2018 10:44 AM

I have a gallon of spicy jalapeno saison finishing up fermentation right now. I should be able to bottle this weekend. It smells delicious.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, May 9, 2018 10:20 AM
posted by justincredible

I have a gallon of spicy jalapeno saison finishing up fermentation right now. I should be able to bottle this weekend. It smells delicious.

Bottled last night. Delicious, but I'll probably double the jalepeno next time.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sat, Jul 7, 2018 2:51 PM

Visiting Brink Brewing in Cincinnati for the first time today. Nice little brewery with great beer. Heading to Fibonacci Brewing next, also a first time visit. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Sat, Jul 7, 2018 11:33 PM

So Jungle Jim's has a twitter page for their beer department that basically updates almost daily, usually multiple times, all the new stuff they're getting in. A few days ago they just got in Thirsty Dog's 12 Dogs of Christmas Ale. I'm surprised more breweries don't release holiday beer for a couple weeks in June/July, but I'm sure it would take a lot of work. Last week my family got together and my brother brought over a sick pack of Great Lakes Christmas Ale he had been saving, and it was super. 

Also, if you don't think Summer is going fast, consider that we're three weeks (or less) away from Fall/Pumpkin beer hitting the shelves. 

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Sun, Jul 8, 2018 7:26 AM
posted by friendfromlowry

A few days ago they just got in Thirsty Dog's 12 Dogs of Christmas Ale. I'm surprised more breweries don't release holiday beer for a couple weeks in June/July, but I'm sure it would take a lot of work. Last week my family got together and my brother brought over a sick pack of Great Lakes Christmas Ale he had been saving, and it was super. 

I think those are two of the less appealing Christmas Ales

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Sun, Jul 8, 2018 7:44 AM
posted by Verbal Kint

I think those are two of the less appealing Christmas Ales

You're a less appealing Christmas Ale.

I've actually never had the Thirsty Dog Christmas beer. I just hadn't seen a seasonal beer temporarily released in July before. The GLCA is okay. 

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Sun, Jul 8, 2018 8:12 AM
posted by friendfromlowry

You're a less appealing Christmas Ale.

Agreed.  But try these instead: St. Bernardus, Deliriun Noel, Golden Carolus, Chouffe (MC, La, Nice, Houblon), Kentucky Christmas Morning, Christmas Bomb, Alpha Klaus, Scaldis Noel, Alesmith Noel, Thundersnow, Corsendonk, Jubelale, Hoppin Frog Frosted, Monks Christmas, Solstice

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Mon, Jul 9, 2018 11:21 AM

Anyone here had Chimay? 

 

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Mon, Jul 9, 2018 11:47 AM
posted by QuakerOats

Anyone here had Chimay? 

 

Yes.  Good Belgians.  Not had the barrel reserve though

Iliketurtles Senior Member
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Mon, Jul 9, 2018 11:51 AM
posted by QuakerOats

Anyone here had Chimay? 

 

Yeah its alright and the most easily available in the US for the style of beer. But if you can get some Westvleteren it is much better.. 

 

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Mon, Jul 9, 2018 12:05 PM
posted by Iliketurtles

Yeah its alright and the most easily available in the US for the style of beer. But if you can get some Westvleteren it is much better.. 

Well yeah, if you can find, and afford it.  St. B 12 is what I usually can find

 

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
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Mon, Jul 9, 2018 5:56 PM
posted by Iliketurtles

Yeah its alright and the most easily available in the US for the style of beer. But if you can get some Westvleteren it is much better.. 

 

I still have a few bottles of Westvleteren 12 from when it was released in the states in 2012. It was $86.00 a six pack.

majorspark Senior Member
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Thu, Aug 2, 2018 2:43 PM

Any of you beer snob going to try this beer?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/vagina-beer-made-essence-hot-13021963

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Thu, Aug 2, 2018 4:30 PM

Nope, not even clicking on the link.  Curious, is it a sour?

BRF Senior Member
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Mon, Nov 5, 2018 11:13 AM

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Mon, Nov 5, 2018 11:27 AM

They're brewed not that far from me actually. Solid brewery with a cool story. I believe the guy who started it was a programmer with Cisco but said fuck it I want to brew beer full time back in the late 90s.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Nov 5, 2018 11:39 AM

This thread definitely needs more activity. 

Stopped at Jackie O's on the way to homecoming about a month ago and bought $70 worth of beer to bring home. Slowly working through the bombers now. 

Byrd Brain was a very good saison, even with the weird adjunct list:

Mixed fermentation Saison brewed w/lemon, salt, black pepper, nutmeg, eggshells & flour, & aged in wine barrels for 18 mons. A collab w/Tired Hands Brewing Co.

Pockets of Sunlight was a fantastic saison, as well. Mandala Eukanot was a great DIPA.

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
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Mon, Nov 5, 2018 11:45 AM

Went to Crooked Handle (very good), Lucky Star (meh), Star City (not a fan, but they had peppermint growing outside that was refreshing), Warped Wing (loved), Dayton Beer Company (really enjoyed) and Lock 27 (cool atmosphere but didn't stay because their football/TV situation sucked) a few weeks ago. It was a fun day. 

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 19, 2019 9:08 PM

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