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Have not had the Black Phoenix . Does that say chipotle coffee stout ? Interesting Who's it made by?Bottle says Bootleggers (i think) But I've never heard of them . The other 2 I've had , Southern Tier makes some good beer.
Sprecher makes that , surprised you got that out there PA . It's OK , but if it's the first beer that you would have by Sprecher don't do it . They make much better beers and I'd hate to this to be your first , I think they were just having fun with this one I think it has oregeno in it . Anyways If you got other sprecher beers out there try one of those , Black Bavarian by them is one of my favorite Lager beers .
I grow hops also Northern Brewer , Fuggle, and Goldings . I typically get one ten gallon batch from the hops I grow . Northern Brewer grow the best for me . Haven't been able to use any Goldings yet and they've been there 4 years now They look pretty good this year though so maybe I'll be able to use some , I use Goldings in the Scottish ale I make .
I tried Fishin' in the Dark for the first time tonight . It's an Imperial Schwarzbier made by Capital Brewery (7.5 %) It's pretty good .
Brewing beer right now ! This batch will be ready just in time to serve at the Pinballlife Explosion open house .
Don't normally care so much for beers with overpowering adjuncts but I did really enjoyed the dragon's milk that had been brewed with peppers so I thought I'd try this.
Quoted from meSz:
Traded a chap in MN some Pittsburgh beers for some MN beers.....................
And picked up a few more Thomas Hardy's to add to the collection.........
That Central Waters is from Wisconsin , they make quite a few different styles that are good . Their barley wine is very good .
Having this tonight , Antwerpen from Guinness , first time I'd ever seen it so I had to buy it .
Just got back from the east coast , brought a few of these home with me .This was one of my favorites from Long Trail brewing.
Drinking this tonight . It is pretty good and I recomend trying it but I would prefer the malt flavors just a bit more center stage with this beer . ( that would make a good even better ) just my opininion of couse .
Quoted from Frippertron:
What do you guys think of temperature? Most people in the U.S. throw all their beer in the fridge no matter what it is. Try big imperial stouts, barleywine, old ale, and Belgian strong ales closer to room temperature. Most beers that are lower in alcohol or lighter in color taste better colder. Pilsner, pale ales, lower abv ipas, even Belgian Tripels are nice on the colder side, but never ice cold. Serving beer ice cold numbs your taste buds, so if you have an awesome Belgian beer you have been waiting to try, you might as well let it warm up for an hour or so or it's a waste. If you want a thirst quencher, there are plenty of good beers for that too, like Franziskaner Hefe.
Yeah I would say the majority of beers I enjoy are better closer to room temperature .
Quoted from swillie:
Never heard of that Sam Adams Utopias...holy crap that is an expensive bottle of beer. Would love to try some of that one.
For today this one which I'm really enjoying
Central waters makes great beer.
I had Utopias once around 10 years ago , I think at that time it was somewhere around 40% alchohol its kind of like a whiskey but its not distilled . I think it was getting stronger each year for a while as their yeast strain could handle more alchohol each year.
Damn , the place I usually get beer had some CBS but it was $35 a bottle . I typically don't like it when stuff like maple syrup is put into beer , so I didn't want to risk spending that much on a beer I wouldn't like . Is it overly sweet ? or are the flavours balanced nicely ? I prefer beers where the flavors from the malted barley are the centerpiece , not the adjuncts. I do like imperial stouts a lot (probably my favorite style of beer), and lately I prefer the imperial stouts that have not been aged in a bourbon barrel .
Quoted from High_End_Pins:
It is $22 down here. A couple spots sell for $27. Limit is one bottle per person thoug so had to work around that.
I was hesitant also for exactly the same reason you stated I don’t really like overly sweet beers but it was surprisingly well balanced and not too sweet.
Crossing the King’s Bridge tonight.
Thank you , it seems as though we have the same taste in beer so I'm thinking I should give it a try . (although I will look somewhere else for it , it seems as the place I saw it is about 30% too high with their pricing on that one )
Picked this one up at the total nuclear annihilation launch party last weekend at Alt Brew in Madison . All of their beers are gluten free , so this one is made with sorghum, rice and millet . An imperial brown ale , aged in bourbon barrel . I Had this from the tap at the brewery and enjoyed it very much , also likef the copper ale they had . Cool little brewery and with about 10 well mantained , great playing pinball machines deginently worth checking out if in the area .
I like it but it's kind of like everything all at once and when it's gone only the smokey flavor lingers but it is there from the start also.
Quoted from meSz:
I always liked the Stingo. Have, well had, 4 bottles of each year going back to 2009. Problem is....aging them is a hit or miss. The 2014 I had last night was sour. First one out of the 4 I had from 2014.
If you go to buy a Stingo stay away from the 2013. The had to have a bacteria issue or something as every bottle I had from that year tasted bad!
In my opinion you can’t go wrong with Sam Smith. They make some good beers!
Cool thanks ! I'll pick some up , I found a new place near me that has an awesome selection of great beers .
Quoted from meSz:
Let me know if you get a 2016 bottle. Unfortunately the 2016 bottles didn’t make it to PA this year!!!
You’ll want to look on the back label and it will show you Brewed in 20XX
Checked today , only 2015 on the shelves . I'll keep checking , maybe the 2016 will make it to the shelves once the 2015 is gone . I did pick up a bottle of the 2015 .
Quoted from meSz:
Let me know what you think! Starting with the 2015 bottles they changed the labels as the original labels looked a lot like their Taddy Porter. I will also say that the 2015 appears to be darker in color than in the past!
I opened the Stingo tonight , I enjoyed it very much . ( I will be getting some more) . Also this past weekend I talked with the woman that owns a beer/wine shop near me about getting some 2016 stingo . She had much more knowledge on the subject of beer than others I talked to , so maybe I will will get ahold of some for you .
Quoted from jgentry:
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.
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 .
Quoted from jgentry:
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
I need to get down there sometime soon , it's been too long .Seeing "Sergio's Ole Evil ass Devil bullshit ale" listed as one of their beers still makes me laugh . Before they had the brewery and were home brewing Don said if he ever had a brewery that's how he'd name the beer that we were drinking at that time , and sure enough he did it .
I will be taking the original Trilogy brewing co. Pinball down to Calfkiller in Sparta TN next week where it will stay for a while . I hope beer and pinball fans in their area will go check them out and play a few games on it.
Quoted from PinDoctor82:
I'm 36 and I have only tasted beer once (I was 21 and I was finishing college) and it was Natural Ice, which I'm pretty sure is the cheapest, most pathetic beer ever because it was a pathetic Halloween Party at PITT, and that's all they probably ever had. Needless to say, one sip during beer pong and my partner ended up drinking all the alcohol while I dominated the game and our drunk opponents didn't even notice...or maybe they were being polite because we were wearing monk costumes.
It is really unfortunate that the only beer you have ever tried was something so horrible .
Three Floyds is making an ESB . It was decent , It’s nice to see a craft brewer do one I haven’t seen many others trying this style .
First time I’ve had this , it’s ok but I’m not overly impressed with it . I’m going to let it sit out and warm up a bit to see if that improves the experience with this beer .
Quoted from Bax1:
I haven’t been able to get into sours. Haven’t had to many that I’ve enjoyed. Recommend any?
Don't waste your time , the vast majority of sours are horrible . Why spend time trying to enjoy a beer that sucks ? Yeah I know it's trending right now and a lot of people are pretending to enjoy crappy infected beer because that's what is hot right now but screw all that nonsense . If you can find a real Belgian Lambic , I suggest trying that . Otherwise forget about sours almost everything out there is complete garbage .
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