Some of my favorites currently stocked in the game room.
If you are ever in the Nashville area Bearded Iris has really taken off and is producing some world class stuff. Yazoo embrace the funk sour series is must stop by for sour fans also.
Quoted from gliebig:
I was checking reviews of their stuff and sounds like they are on fire. Any chance you'd want to mail some up my way?
Happy to send you some. I'm out of town next week but when I get back I can get you a few things to try. All of the DDH stuff needs to be drank super fast of course so you will want it to be as fresh as possible. They really have some killer IPA's. They rival anything out there in my opinion and I've tried a lot of stuff. Tunnel Vision is extremely comparable to Zombie Dust when about 1 week old but in my opinion is a good bit better when on tap or just canned then any other IPA I've had.
They started doing a new stout release every 4-8 weeks now and there is always a bottle share party starting at about 9:00 AM at the brewery waiting for them to open at 12:00. Usually a few hundred people in line for each release and growing. The V. Latte is excellent, really rich and bright espresso flavor.
Quoted from trilogybeer:
Just an hour east of Nashville is my cousins' brewery Calfkiller . Their beers are on tap in some Nashville bars and restaraunts . Definently worth checking them out for anyone in the Nashville area .
I've had several and have even stopped at the brewery. They make several really good beers. The 2 hooker beers and the maple rye stout have been my favorites. Wish they made the maple rye stout more often........ hint hint hint
Quoted from mcluvin:
The problem is if I try one and really like it, I'll want more. Homey can't afford that.
$6 isn't that much for a limited release BA stout. There's definitely better stouts out there but it's consistently very good each year. It's pretty much the cost of having a beer at any restaurant these days.
No matter how many I drink I always seem to buy one more then I drank. The never ending beer fridge!
Goodness that's a pile.
Quoted from meSz:
The Bruery makes some exceptional beers. Haven't ventured into their Sours yet (not a big sours fan) but with their beers being so good I may have to give them a whirl!
So far my 3 fav US brewery's are Jackie O's, The Bruery and Firestone Walker
Their sours are decent, probably not what I would recommend for someone trying to get into sours though. I'd start with more fruit based ones that tend to be less funky and more tart.
Got to love it when you have a local sour brew master that does special release sours only sold at a local gas station chain. Only 144 of these bottled.
3 Floyd's brewpub always has fantastic food. Had to have a duchesse for desert. Beer festival starting in 3 hrs. Going to be a rough day.
Yep, sixth year in a row. Some of the early years were crazy. It's a lot more organized and somewhat safer now. I have no clue how people didn't die in masses at some of the earlier ones from alcohol poisoning. When you see people in a coma state at 9:00 AM you know it's going to be interesting. Last year one dude literally shat himself and fell over in it. I could go without seeing that again this year.
Just sent out a nice exchange with a fellow pinsider. Anyone else up for a trade of your best local offerings for Nashville's best local offerings?
Staying local with this one for a little pre dinner refreshment. A fantastic offering from Tennessee Brew Works. A Belgian strong ale aged in pinot noir barrels. Smooth and rich.
A new sour release is a perfect tart orange juice flavor for beermosas and we finished with and incredible 2017 chemtrailmix dark lord variant for dessert.
Pretty excited about this new release from Yazoo. Love me some barrel aged flanders ale style sours. Was able to grab a few of each of them.
Anyone in the northern IN or south Chicago that could pick me up some beer and ship it too me? Happy to trade you some awesome stuff or pay whatever is needed.
Quoted from High_End_Pins:
Managed to land a full case of this.
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This years is really nice. A little hot on the heaven hill barrel flavor but it should smooth out a little. I was able to get all the variants but the Elijah Craig reserve. If anyone has one for trade please hit me up. So far I like the bramble rye the best.
They are always solid. They have definitely been getting better over the last 3 years also. The 2018 ones rank up there with most of the better stouts. I was very happy to find someone willing to trade a Cinnamon Nut Bun, those are going to be hard to come buy.
Quoted from gliebig:
Isn't it against the law to drink those out of a plastic cup?
I've always been a rule breaker.....
Tumblers make great beer glasses, they keep my hand warm and my beer cold. Or it could have been that I was too lazy to wash the pile of beer glasses beside the sink.
Quoted from gliebig:
Who makes a good berry sour that isn't overly sour? Preferably something you can purchase anywhere and not some limited release that I have to travel to timbukto to get.
Not sure in your area. Southern Grist consistently makes some of the best on the planet but they do not distribute outside of Nashville. I can grab you a couple 4 packs next time I'm there if you want and ship them. I think this weekends release is Tang with banana runts. Sounds gross to me but I'm still going to try it lol.
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