Ale's What Cures Ya wrote:ckoop wrote:
Honestly, most of the stuff that is shared is just nice local stuff. Grab some Bellwoods, nicklebrook immodest or malevolent, or some Great Lakes robohop/karma citra and people will be stoked.
My earlier comment was just regarding how pumped I was getting to try stuff like Black Tuesday, BA speedway, and tired hands stuff just from people walking around offering pours and wanting to pass that on to people around me this year. Last year all I had was malevolent, immodest and some 5 paddles and people that I shared it with seemed legitimately impressed with the stuff. It's generally a low key vibe of people excited about beer and excited to try new stuff, not tick whales.
I might have some aged stuff in the cellar. A 2006 Fuller's Vintage Ale, maybe a few 2008 or 2009 Peche Mortels.
I just don't want to show up with a handful of half-rate Ontario beer and be embarrassed when some guy pours some Heady Topper or something lol.
Nothing like sh*tting on your locals. Grass ain't always greener, y'know?
I'd put a couple of the Bellwoods and GLB IPAs up against a lot of well known american IPAs.
And if any of you are travelling along i-94 (which most will be), why not hit up breweries that don't distro, or get into NY.
Greenbush (exit 12), Tapistry (exit 16), Livery (exit 33)... and thats just between KZoo and Indiana.