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Old 05-18-2017, 11:27 PM   #6151
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

Went to Jack's Abby with some coworkers after work today. Prob the best brewery spot in Mass in terms of the space. Great food, lots of room, lots of great beers on tap. Their Saxony Lager hit the spot today (it was mid 90s today).

Jack's Abby also has a new spin-off brewery called Springdale... experimental ale program. Their beer names are lol dumb but had a great DIPA called Clerical Error that wasn't too high abv (7.7%), had Nelson and Mosaic. Real nice. My buddy had another ipa from them. I had a sip of it, it was outstanding.

Checked out the springdale space right next door when we left. Younger hipper crowd, pinball machines and skeeball, trivia was gong on. Picked up some cans. Had their wit called Pearly just now. Great beer.

Another awesome brewery making standing in lines seem pointless.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:55 PM   #6152
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

Trying another of their IPAs, But I Digress. Amarillo, Simcoe, Citra. Very, very good. But maltier than the trend these days, maybe some Caramel malts, but the hop profile is great. Grassy, earthy, bit weedy, and citrus.

Really well done.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:03 AM   #6153
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

Kc, agreed I was very impressed with that beer, have been thinking of driving back out and grabbling more

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Went to Jack's Abbey today and the best beer I had was Clerical Error, a DIPA from Springdale brewery which I guess is some offshoot from JA. Really good beer, bought some home to confirm and it's pretty elite imo. Pretty soft and juicy with a small amount of bitterness. Doesn't seem like this is distributed at all but it's worth seeking out if anyone goes out there, I think it's better than any JA hoppy beer except maybe Kiwi Rising. Also had Amirite?! which was pretty decent but not great.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:56 PM   #6154
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

I think I'm stocked up for the next day or two. Terrible photography but I'm looking forward to some of these. Let me know if anyone wants a TR for anything.

Pales and IPAs



Verdant - Light Bulb
Verdant - Headband
Verdant - I Played Trumpet on that Tune
Magic Rock - Cannonball
Cloudwater - NW DIPA Citra
Magic Rock - Half Cut (collaboration with Other Half Brewing)
Magic Rock - Grower Owned (collaboration with Yakima Chief - Hop Union)
Cloudwater - Equanot IPA
Burning Sky - Gaston
Omnipollo - Arzachel
Alpine - Windows Up
Dugges - Pale Ale Pale Ale Pale Ale (collaboration with Cloudwater)
Lervig - Supersonic
Northern Monk - Patrons Projects 4.02 Pineapple and Grapefruit Juice IPA
Odyssey - The Cult


Stouts, sours and saisons



Buxton - Trolltunga Gooseberry Sour (collaboration with Lervig)
Elusive - Bright Future (collaboration with Hop Burns & Black)
Wild Beer Co - Wild Goose Chase
London Fields Brewery - Love Not War
De La Senne - Jambe de Bois Tripel
Tempest - Mexicake
Alesmith - Speedway
Beavertown (Tempus Project) - Calvados & white wine barrel aged Appelation (bramley apple saison)
Cloudwater - Ardbeg barrel aged imperial stout
Marble - Lost Your Marbles (pinot noir & forest fruits barrel aged imperial stout)
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:12 PM   #6155
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Kc, agreed I was very impressed with that beer, have been thinking of driving back out and grabbling more
they didn't have any cans left I think. Seems like they're doing pretty well.

Drinking their "Good 'n You?" IPA now watching the Cs get waxed. This is fine but nothing special.

For those near a Yankees Spirits, you can reserve a 4-pack of Night Shift's Dynasty (imperial stout) via their newsletter.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:23 PM   #6156
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

Thunder,

Very curious about the ardbeg BA stout.

And the pineapple and grapefruit juice ipa.

And lost your marbles.
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Old Yesterday, 08:29 AM   #6157
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

thunder,

of what I've had of those, the highlights are Mexicake and Trolltunga. Arzache really disappointed me for an Omnipollo, and Light Bulb and Headband are far from some of the better Verdants unfortunately. Hell of a haul though, there must be going on £100 in the stout/sours alone!
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Old Yesterday, 10:20 AM   #6158
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

this is a local beer but anyone in the minnepolis area can find it pretty easily. i had a can last night and while it's a bit strange i could see myself slamming these on a hot day on the golf course or at the lake. it's a beer that's supposed to mimic a gin and tonic:

Crazy Aunt is an ale brewed with juniper, coriander, lime juice, and tonic water. We’ve pushed the limits with this beer and brewed it to taste just like a gin & tonic

i definitely got the tonic and lime but it was a little light on gin notes, i'm wondering if it would have been better with a more hop forward (something herbal and piney) base beer to stand up to the extra ingredients, definitely worth a try though if you see it

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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

Finally pulled the trigger on some M-43 by Old Nation. MI brewery and this is the first beer I've heard about from them and it's all been rave reviews. It's a NE style IPA and damn, it's unlike anything I've ever had and it's delicious. $14.99 for four 16 oz cans.
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Can fans,

Some new cans I haven't seen before (though I think someone posted the biscotti break here):

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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

brewing beer to taste like gin and tonic sounds like a fun idea, but begs the question of...why not just can a gin and tonic.
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

El d is the target? Surprised Alesmith cans cost the same there as they do here.

Really don't know why they put huge stouts in huge cans, but the pricing on the evil twin stouts is at least amazing. Alesmith the price hasn't really shifted and you're still stuck with a lot of a 10+% beer.
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have had a few OK beers from them. I'll keep an eye out.

Had a Skreeeech! from 18th street last night that was really good. DDH IIPA that was hazy, but not true NE style. maybe a bit on the sweet side.

also scored a bottle of 17 Dark Lord yesterday, so excited to try that.


18th Street kills every beer they do. My favorite brewery in Indiana along with Black Acre


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