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Old 05-07-2019, 10:47 AM   #7951
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The Beer connoisseur thread

Heading to San Diego for 5 days in a few weeks. Staying 2 days in Ocean Beach and 3 days in North Park. Anyone want to share must visits in the area for food/beer? First time here.


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Old 05-07-2019, 06:16 PM   #7952
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Monk's Cafe is downtown Philly and one of my personal favorite bars worldwide.
A few years back I visited Philly for about 4 days and stayed with a friend who lived in City Center. I had heard about Monk's Cafe, but did other exploring around and decided to save Monk's for my last day there. I look it up... and it's literally a block or two away. I had no idea it was so close, otherwise I would have lived there.
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:48 PM   #7953
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Heading to San Diego for 5 days in a few weeks. Staying 2 days in Ocean Beach and 3 days in North Park. Anyone want to share must visits in the area for food/beer? First time here.


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Old 05-07-2019, 09:49 PM   #7954
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Headed to Brooklyn to:

SingleCut Beersmiths
LIC Beer Project
Big aLICe Brewing
Fifth Hammer Brewing
Rockaway Brewing
Alewife Taproom
Transmitter Brewing
Brooklyn Brewery
Grimm Artisanal Ales
Interboro Spirits and Ales
Braven Brewing
Finback Brewery (IPAs)
Kings County Brewers Collective
Threes Brewing
Folksbier Brauerei
Other Half Brewing
Lineup Brewing
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:26 AM   #7955
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Heading to San Diego for 5 days in a few weeks. Staying 2 days in Ocean Beach and 3 days in North Park. Anyone want to share must visits in the area for food/beer? First time here.


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I'm sure you'll get plenty of recs for beer. I'll give you a food rec. Hit up Snooze in the Hillcrest neighborhood for breakfast/brunch while you're in town. I highly recommend the breakfast pot pie and the "boss hog" bloody Mary. Also if you have a bit of a sweet tooth then the "OMG French Toast" is more than worthy of it's name. Cheers! The Beer connoisseur thread
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Old 05-10-2019, 07:54 AM   #7956
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Boston Beer Buys Dogfish Head
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:01 AM   #7957
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Ninefinger-- sick itinerary. I like Threes, I've gone there after Nets games a few times.

In San Diego I enjoy Pizza Port in Carlsbad, I know it's objectively not the best beer in town but it's a fun place to hang out and bang back some IPAs (of which they always seem to have a ton on tap).
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:37 PM   #7958
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Ninefinger-- sick itinerary. I like Threes, I've gone there after Nets games a few times.

In San Diego I enjoy Pizza Port in Carlsbad, I know it's objectively not the best beer in town but it's a fun place to hang out and bang back some IPAs (of which they always seem to have a ton on tap).
Threes is the winner so far. Five hammer also great.
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:35 PM   #7959
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Checked out Notch Brewing in Salem, MA. great spot. Maybe the best pilsner I've ever had.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:29 PM   #7960
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Threes is the winner so far. Five hammer also great.
Grimm > threes > 5 hammer
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:35 PM   #7961
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

anyone going to Dark Lord Day this weekend? would be fun to meet up and share some beers with other 2p2ers.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:09 PM   #7962
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anyone going to Dark Lord Day this weekend? would be fun to meet up and share some beers with other 2p2ers.
I won't be there, but I do have 2 3Floyds items to share:

1) I opened a Baller Stout recently (from their 15th anniversary, I think in 2011). It was really good, and made me think that my random collection of 2008-2014 Dark Lords might actually be worth drinking at some point.

2) Alpha King in a 16oz can. What a time to be alive.

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Old 05-16-2019, 11:29 PM   #7963
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

Since this thread is pretty slow, I'll post another recent thing.

I have an assload of beer in my basement office, including some bottles that I'm not even that excited to drink. This problem is complicated by the fact that I'd be able to sell some of these bottles for decent money if I were so inclined. So I might look at a bottle that sells for $100 and say, "There's no way I'd be willing to pay that much for that bottle; it's not worth it. Therefore, I shouldn't be willing to drink that bottle knowing I could exchange it for that much." But I'm also not interested in selling beer for cash - it seems wrong and in a worst-case scenario I don't like the idea of being identified as a guy who unintentionally sold alcohol to a minor.

To make a long story short, I decided that if:
a) I wasn't going to drink some of these bottles
b) I wasn't going to sell them

I'd try to barter them for something I did want. Garmin recently came out with some new running watches, and I was coveting them. But I already have a functional running watch and couldn't justify the upgrade. So a couple of weeks ago, I posted the following to a local beer trading group on Facebook:

For Trade: Old Stouts



In search of: New Garmin 245 watch (retail $299)

Within 20 minutes I had 3 offers, and the first person to offer was willing to drive up from Kentucky to Ohio to pick them up (which he eventually did). Basically, I think I undervalued my beers by about $100-$150 - I should have aimed for the higher-end watch. But now I've got a nicer watch than I had before, and I have zero regrets about the 2 bottles of beer I no longer have. I'm not sure if I'll do something like this again, but I feel a certain sense of accomplishment for trading something that I didn't care about for something that makes me happy.

[It was pretty interesting on the Facebook thread to see someone say something like, "Hey man, it seems like it would be a lot easier to just sell these for cash, and then you could use that cash to buy whatever the hell you wanted." Obviously that guy was right, but I'm much happier with the barter for my own idiosyncratic reasoning.]
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:06 AM   #7964
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

Duuuuude, you should have drank the OG Rare. Had one last fall and it was unbelievable.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:15 AM   #7965
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2 old beers for a $300 watch and the dude had to spend a day driving to get them, people are crazy
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:24 PM   #7966
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

The UK #1 in cheap good beer? Passing on this information for all you beer aficionados:

http://zythophile.co.uk/2016/11/15/i...-of-good-beer/
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:53 PM   #7967
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The UK #1 in cheap good beer? Passing on this information for all you beer aficionados:

http://zythophile.co.uk/2016/11/15/i...-of-good-beer/
Pretty cool!

Sadly I missed this while I was in London, but the local Tesco had my go-to cheap beer, Camden Pale Ale, for I think 1.50.

The UK beer scene seems to be rapidly getting better.
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:40 PM   #7968
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Re: The Beer connoisseur thread

Is anyone planning on going to Seattle International Beerfest this summer?
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Is anyone planning on going to Seattle International Beerfest this summer?
Believe these are the dates this year:

Fri 7/12: 12p-10p
Sat 7/13: 12p-10p
Sun 7/14: 12p-7p


Don't know yet.
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