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02-26-2012 , 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by thedeezy
Bell's in finally starting to can. Words can't express how happy this makes me.
+1. Cigar City will start canning soon too. Sierra Nevada cans haven't made it to me yet but their pale ale will probably become my most bought beer whenever that happens. Cans are just so damn convenient to take anywhere you want to. A silicon pint glass to go with it and I'm ready to do some hiking again!
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02-27-2012 , 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by derosnec
had this for the first time last night. had never heard of it before. highly recommend it. more of an IPA than an American Pale Ale

This and Pork Slap are my go to beers while golfing. Great beer in cans that works perfect in the cart cooler.
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03-02-2012 , 11:25 AM
Just got two cases of nugget nectar.

Should be a great weekend!
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03-02-2012 , 11:36 AM
Peroni is a great Italian beer. Very crisp and refreshing.
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03-02-2012 , 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by RunDownHouse
Also, Sierra Pale just showed up here in cans, and someone told me that they were going to do Torpedo in 16oz cans, although I haven't seen those yet.
Whoa, awesome. Hope it makes it way out east.

:sirens:

My brother dropped off a 6 pack of nugget nectar last night

:sirens:

Skipped out of work today at noon, today is a good day. What a great beer.
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03-02-2012 , 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by slavynsm
Guiness one of the best.
Boo.

But the Guinness Foreign Extra Stout is good, but don't expect it to taste like the 4.2 ABV Draught.

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03-02-2012 , 09:19 PM
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03-02-2012 , 10:08 PM
Whats with the beer being drank out of those little wine glasses...

Ib4 flamed for calling out the wine glass drinkers overseas..
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03-03-2012 , 12:23 AM
I picked up a 4-pack of Boulevard's The Sixth Glass tonight. Good stuff, and surprisingly easy to drink for a 10.5% ABV quad. I don't quite love it as much as Tank 7, but still a solid A.

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03-03-2012 , 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Claunchy
I picked up a 4-pack of Boulevard's The Sixth Glass tonight. Good stuff, and surprisingly easy to drink for a 10.5% ABV quad. I don't quite love it as much as Tank 7, but still a solid A.

Thanks for the rec I live in St Louis and love hearing about good local brews.
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03-03-2012 , 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Mitch Evans
Generally pour it into a glass anyway (besides, I wasn't talking about the taste drinking it from the can), but one of your definitions for words "lots" or "amazing" is off.
heady topper is prob one of the top 5 beers in the country, and it comes out of a can. a freaking can
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03-03-2012 , 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by chester cheetah
heady topper is prob one of the top 5 beers in the country, and it comes out of a can. a freaking can
I never said there wasn't amazing beers in cans.
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03-03-2012 , 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by RunDownHouse
Not from the Indy area, are you?
No, Northern burbs Chicago
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03-03-2012 , 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Bode-ist
Based on pokrtbobos post, he's definitely from indy. Curious which brewery the Santa's magic is from.
http://www.mickeyfinnsbrewery.com/beer.php

Only sell it between Thanksgiving and New Years.... and one day in July for the "Christmas in July" charity event.
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03-03-2012 , 10:18 AM
Bought a 6pack of Hopslam last night on rec from this thread, wow, fantastic beer, probably my new favorite IPA.

On the flip side, also bought a 6pack of Dark Horse Sapient Tripale, and man was I disappointed. Not sure if I just got an old 6pack or something, but it has this weird metallic taste, very little of the ester-y taste I like in Belgian trippels, very thin and unsatisfying taste. Dont really want to even finish the other 5.
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03-04-2012 , 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Claunchy
I picked up a 4-pack of Boulevard's The Sixth Glass tonight. Good stuff, and surprisingly easy to drink for a 10.5% ABV quad. I don't quite love it as much as Tank 7, but still a solid A.


their bourbon barrel quad with this is also extremely good. I'm a big fan of boulevard overall
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03-04-2012 , 02:55 PM
the biggest draw for cans is the mobility. bottles are a huge pita in a lot of situations.

harpoon ipa cans should be showing up soon again. i guess they are only available during summer currently. they disappeared from the shelves last fall.
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03-04-2012 , 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by rurollin
Whats with the beer being drank out of those little wine glasses...

Ib4 flamed for calling out the wine glass drinkers overseas..
Which glass you "should" drink it out of varies from the beer. Sometimes it is recommend you drink it out of a "wine glass" (I put it in quotes because I haven't got a clue what its called) because with that glass you can really get the smell if the beer.
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03-04-2012 , 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by ThaSaltCracka
Which glass you "should" drink it out of varies from the beer. Sometimes it is recommend you drink it out of a "wine glass" (I put it in quotes because I haven't got a clue what its called) because with that glass you can really get the smell if the beer.
I know this is convention, and I know people claim this, but is there any evidence for this, or any reason to think its anything but snobbery?
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03-04-2012 , 04:05 PM
Sure there's reason for it. Sometimes its more for presentation than anything else: a traditional hefeweizen glass is shaped like it is to show off the stunning head a good hef can have, a byproduct of so much wheat used in the beer. Other times the glass contributes to the aroma of the beer: a lot of belgians are served in tulips in order to channel all of the esters and phenols up to the nose. Lots of big, malty beers are served in snifters so they warm and release more of their complexity than if they were straight out of the fridge or keg room.

If you don't think the shape of a glass or the temperature of a beverage can affect perceived aromas and taste, you probably just haven't had a good example put in front of you.
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03-04-2012 , 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by RunDownHouse
Sure there's reason for it. Sometimes its more for presentation than anything else: a traditional hefeweizen glass is shaped like it is to show off the stunning head a good hef can have, a byproduct of so much wheat used in the beer. Other times the glass contributes to the aroma of the beer: a lot of belgians are served in tulips in order to channel all of the esters and phenols up to the nose. Lots of big, malty beers are served in snifters so they warm and release more of their complexity than if they were straight out of the fridge or keg room.

If you don't think the shape of a glass or the temperature of a beverage can affect perceived aromas and taste, you probably just haven't had a good example put in front of you.
You may very well be right, its just that the example of wine connoisseurs (and their entirely arbitrary and useless ratings, even at the most sophisticated levels) gives plenty of reason for the default position to be "this is entirely bull**** and couldnt possibly stand up to a blinded trial."
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03-05-2012 , 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by vhawk01
You may very well be right, its just that the example of wine connoisseurs (and their entirely arbitrary and useless ratings, even at the most sophisticated levels) gives plenty of reason for the default position to be "this is entirely bull**** and couldnt possibly stand up to a blinded trial."
The argument against this is that the entire experience is huge.

On the other hand, turn out the lights and an ugly fat girl can seem quite nice if she has a nice balance between bitterness/experience and sweetness.

I use ratings to differentiate between "I wouldn't wish this beer on my worst enemy" and "Mmmmmm."

Style of beer takes up most of the variance of whether I would like it. I hate pilsners with a passion.
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03-05-2012 , 08:58 PM
OK - gonna post some glasses from recent beer events. It has been a stellar month for tracking down my favorite beers which are like white whales. Here are a few:

Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout. Picture is of 2010 vintage - also had 2011 vintage at this event. 2010 is to die for. 2011 is merely superb.


Russian River Pliny the Younger


Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout(left) and Curmudgeon's Better Half(right)


For my taste, I'll take the 2010 CBS over all of them. Pliny the Younger wasn't as good as in years past but still a very good beer.
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03-05-2012 , 09:11 PM
Drinking this guy right now. Mean Old Tom by Maine Beer Co. - Stout aged on vanilla beans. Not really getting the strong vanilla, but this is a nice little stout at 6.5%.

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