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Old 05-24-2017, 10:51 PM   #6176
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

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Doing my bachelor weekend in Portland. Have had all the beers from up there but never been. Report back after your trip.
Will do. Mullen has a tr somewhere itt as well.

Few beers recently:

Night Shift OHTT: Rakau. Another great singled hopped ipa from these guys. They seem to really nail these new Zealand hops. Really enjoyed this.

Jack's Abby Saxony Lager: Vienna style Lager. 5%. Phenomenal. Just hits the spot. Jack's Abby kills these easy drinking european lagers.
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:38 PM   #6177
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

Review: Maiden the Shade, a Summer IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Co. Eugene, Oregon.
Pours with a nice head, light colored, maybe a little oranger than Apple Juice, very clear. A subtle bouquet, I tried but couldn't pick up much of a smell other than a little hoppy. Sweet, light, and tasty with hints of grapefruit/citrus. Very dry finish, seems like it just disappears. Very nice, but maybe too sweet. I could envision pounding a sixer of these because it goes down so easy but waking up with a sugar hangover the following morning.

I was guessing it contained Citra hops, but was suprprised to read that Citra isn't one of the 8 different hops in this IPA. I was also surprised with the stats: 72 IBU, 6.8% ABV. I would have guessed more at a 40/5.

I'm going to overweight this ale into my summer rotation for sure, probably at the expense of Elysian Superfuzz.
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Old Yesterday, 09:17 AM   #6178
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

are Elysian beers worth checking out? I had Space Dust and thought it wasn't very good. Have seen superfuzz and another (with a tiger ?) on shelfs recently.
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Will do. Mullen has a tr somewhere itt as well.

Few beers recently:

Night Shift OHTT: Rakau. Another great singled hopped ipa from these guys. They seem to really nail these new Zealand hops. Really enjoyed this.

Jack's Abby Saxony Lager: Vienna style Lager. 5%. Phenomenal. Just hits the spot. Jack's Abby kills these easy drinking european lagers.


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Thanks for the recs guys, went to nearly all of these places. Got ~2 cases of beer at Bissell (Substance and Baby Genius) even promising some to others, probably have too much lol. Some thoughts -

-Allagash was an awesome space, would've hung out there longer if not for them not selling pints/flights you only get one free flight and then they only sell beer to go. Allagash has great distro here and basically everything they were selling is available here at the same price point, so didn't buy anything. Farm to Face and One T were really good though.

-Austin St Brewing, which is right by Foundation and Allagash, is worth a stop. Extremely small space, but their Patina Pale Ale is excellent. They also had a version double dry hopped with Equinox that was phenomenal.

-Bissell Brothers was by the best beer we had, especially if you're a sheep like me looking for HAZE FOR DAYS JUICE BOMBS. Reciprocal DIPA and The Substance v good. Baby Genius was my favorite - reminded me of TH Eureka. Looking forward to crushing cans of those over the next few weeks.

-Central Provisions was the best meal we had in Portland, although we had to wait 1 hour 45 min for a table on Saturday night. They take your phone number and text you though so with a million bars around you can plan accordingly. The bone marrow toast, cauliflower, bluefin crudo, and spicy beef salad were all outstanding. Open kitchen so if you sit up at the counter you can see the cooking and preparation of the dishes if you're into that sort of thing.


Not included in this post, Novare Res was an awesome bar that would be sweet for large groups. Eventide Oyster Bar was amazing (very long wait though). Most of the restaurants are cool with taking your number though while you bar hop in the area and texting you when your table is ready. Oh, and the Holy Donut as a morning hangover stop was solid.

I loved Portland, enjoy!
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

I enjoyed Portland fo sho. I'll def return and Novare is a must for beer lovers but I like Portsmouth, NH more. Could be that I live there, but I think it has more to do with the fact that I enjoy smaller towns. I've said this before, but if anyone's ever in the area, hit me up.
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are Elysian beers worth checking out? I had Space Dust and thought it wasn't very good. Have seen superfuzz and another (with a tiger ?) on shelfs recently.
Nope, think they are the worst popular brewery in the area. Superfuzz is ok on a hot summer day I guess. From Seattle, the best brewery that distros is Fremont, then the best smaller ones are Reubens and holy mountain, but structures in Bellingham is making better stuff than all of them (no distro though).
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Nope, think they are the worst popular brewery in the area. Superfuzz is ok on a hot summer day I guess. From Seattle, the best brewery that distros is Fremont, then the best smaller ones are Reubens and holy mountain, but structures in Bellingham is making better stuff than all of them (no distro though).
I would agree, Freemont> Elysian. I especially like the Universale Pale and Summer Ales. I really liked the Elisian Superfuzz when I first tried it two summers ago. I still enjoyed the flavor last year, but I would be in trouble the next day if I had more than 24 oz.
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