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Old 03-20-2017, 09:35 PM   #5851
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

Dui Cochi is great, I have a few bottles of that left.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:39 PM   #5852
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The Beer connoisseur thread

I might be susceptible to some hype but I've got The Streets as one of the best beers I've ever had. Had two tonight then a Heady Topper to make sure I wasn't insane and it was every bit as drinkable. Had a ridiculous amount of flavor and an interestingly above average amount of carbonation making it extremely smooth but with like no downside. I would compare it with Crusher if Crusher had way more juice/complexity and didn't feel oppressively boozy. Bought two 4 packs yesterday and kinda regretting not buying another.
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Old Yesterday, 02:41 AM   #5853
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

Hm, I find crusher overly sweet and unbalanced. I think it's the worst of the 3 by a bit, but plenty of people love it so 🤔.

Pretty much any trillium >>> alchemist for me though.
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Old Yesterday, 02:09 PM   #5854
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Reminder that if you want to pay $40/bottle + tax + shipping (within California) for a pretty delicious BA imperial stout w/ chocolate and vanilla - the Chocolate Rain public sale is Friday at 10am!
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Old Yesterday, 02:29 PM   #5855
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

Anyone else get Dark Lord Day tickets?
This was the first year I've managed to sneak through the inevitable ETix server crashes, and I'm pretty excited.
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Old Yesterday, 04:19 PM   #5856
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

There's a bunch of Bruery stuff near me marked down by 1/3-1/2 due to age. Jardinier, some hoppy sour ale, I think something called Beret... anything I should look out for particularly? I never buy Bruery because of the price.
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Old Yesterday, 04:31 PM   #5857
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some hoppy sour ale
Humulus Terreux? I think that one might be brett-fermented.

I've actually not tried any of the ones you named, I'm less big on the sour ales these days due to a growing inability to digest them well as I've aged more. I can only handle them in smaller doses now.

I think Jardinier is an entry-level light Belgian pale, Beret is a wild-fermented oak-aged witbier with raspberries.
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Old Yesterday, 04:54 PM   #5858
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

I've had Beret once and thought it was really good. I've got another in my fridge I plan on opening soon. The one that's been calling out to me recently is So Happens It's Tuesday, but I don't exactly need another big bottle of high ABV stout in the basement. (Which doesn't mean I won't buy it.)
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Old Yesterday, 06:25 PM   #5859
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The one that's been calling out to me recently is So Happens It's Tuesday, but I don't exactly need another big bottle of high ABV stout in the basement. (Which doesn't mean I won't buy it.)
I like S.H.i.T. (see what they did there?) a lot.
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Old Today, 12:07 AM   #5860
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

El D and any other SFers,

Jug Shop having an event on Friday, pulling a bunch of stuff from their "attic":

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Beers to be poured include:

Vintage Beer
’10 Telegraph Gypsy Ale ($10.99/750ml)
’11 Oud Beersel Oude Geueze ($15.99/750ml)*
’13 Hansens Oude Kriek ($22.99/750ml)*
’12 Bruery Oude Tart ($19.99/750ml)
’12 Bruery Tart of Darkness ($19.99/750ml)
’12 Bruery Sour in the Rye ($19.99/750ml)
’09 Jolly Pumpkin Biere De Mars ($16.99/750ml)
’12 Timmermans Pumpkin Lambic ($12.99/750ml)*
’13 Timmermans Pumpkin Lambic ($12.99/750ml)*
’09 Grand Teton Howling Wolf Weizenbock ($11.99/1L)
’09 Grand Teton Double Vision Doppelbock ($11.99/1L)
’08 Coopers Vintage Ale ($2.99/12oz)*
’11 New Belgium Lips of Faith Vrienden ($8.99/22oz)
’12 Goose Island Matilda ($9.99/22oz)*
’09 Saison Dupont Avec Le Bon Veux ($12.99/750ml)
’08 Unibrou Quatre Centieme ($12.99/750ml)
’10 Fantome Noel ($14.99/750ml)
’12? Mad River Stout ($2.99/12oz)*
’09 Avery Czar Imperial Stout ($8.99/22oz)
’09 Valley Old Inventory Barleywine ($6.99/22oz)*
’11 Bruery 4 Calling Birds ($11.99/750ml)
’10 Bruery 3 French Hens ($11.99/750ml)*
’10 Sam Adams Infinium ($24.99/750ml)
'12 Nogne O Imperial Rye Porter ($10.99/500ml)
'12 Nogne O Imperial Stout ($8.99/500ml)
’12 Deschutes Abyss ($18.99/22oz)
’09 Deschutes Mirror Mirror ($18.99/22oz)

Fresh Cooler Beer (subject to change)
Browerij West Brilliant but Lazy ($9.99/750ml)
Flat Tail Kolsh ($1.99/12oz)
Flat Tail Little Green Can ($1.99/12oz)
Mikkeller SpontanGreenApple ($13.99/375ml)
Mikkeller SpontanCherry ($13.99/375ml)
Stillwater O Trobalho ($10.99/22oz)
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja ($15.99/750ml)
Perrennial Foeder Saison ($19.99/750ml)
Blackberry Farms Cream Ale ($11.99/375ml)
101 Cider Hous India Pale Cider ($8.99/22oz)
Prairie Merica ($3.49/12oz)
Dugges/Stillwater Tropic Sunrise ($5.49/12oz)
Jopen KOYT Gruit Beer ($5.49/12oz)
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye ($4.99/22oz)
Belching Beaver Hop Highway ($5.99/22oz)
High Water Hop Riot IPA ($4.99/22oz)
Gigantic High Voltage ($7.99/22oz)
Evil Twin Imperial Simcoe Slacker ($2.99/16oz)
Alesmith My Bloody Valentine ($6.99/22oz)
Karl Strause Wee Heavy Bells ($10.99/22oz)
Tahoe Mt Tough As Your Mom ($9.99/500ml)
Ballast Point Victory @ Sea ($9.99/22oz)

...More to come...
Meanwhile, getting into a beer swap I did for st pattys, starting with nugget nectar

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Old Today, 12:49 PM   #5861
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

Beret is basically Bottleworks XII, which is potentially my favorite Bruery sour ever made. Its not quite as good as I remembered it as Bottleworks XII, but still great. I'd get that one and ignore the others.

Also, JL, what did you give away for your part of the beer swap?
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Old Today, 01:34 PM   #5862
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

I sent to a guy in CT:

Henhouse IPA
Kooks DIPA
Pliny the Elder
Track 7 Left Eye Right Eye
Uinta Hop Nosh IPA
Kern River Just Outstanding IPA

I have a preference for cans because I find them easier to ship (for peace of mind at least, ultimately it's about the same).

And I added a Burton Baton even though it's not west coast because I love it and have found most people have never had it.
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Old Today, 02:35 PM   #5863
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

Would love to try that 8 year old Mirror Mirror. Have had 3-4 year vintages that were fantastic.

’09 Saison Dupont Avec Le Bon Veux ($12.99/750ml) would be an awesome buy too. Don't think I've had one that old, but it's a fabulous beer and it's been good with several years on it as well.

I'd skip the czar probably, I mean if they insist everything is aged in a cellar at 55 degrees, then maybe worth a roll of the dice, but I've had a few of those and they range from very good to oxidized to soy sauce at that age.

On the fresh list I notice Blackberry Farms. How many here have tried them? I had their rye saison and it was excellent. Can't wait to try more of their stuff, but I've mostly been on a beer buying hiatus while I work through the cellar (too many stouts that need drinking soon).
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Old Today, 02:58 PM   #5864
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

It's an event they're having. They're opening and pouring all the bottles listed festival style. Maximum 40 people, tickets are $25 each. So the bottles aren't for sale - I think the prices are listed are just for reference.
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Old Today, 04:02 PM   #5865
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

Yeah, quickly looking at the bottles you received, most tend to be super shelf turds/not heavily regarded. That said, nugget nectar is delicious. Also, sometimes I guess its nice to try beers you've never had before.
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