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Postby sprague11 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:03 pm

jprime wrote:At the Alchemist in Waterbury, VT to pick up some Heady Topper. Sold out. What a piss off. Off the the Prohibition Pig for lunch where things got better in a hurry:

Hill Farmstead What Is Enlightenment
Lawsons Rye Saison
Hill Farmstead Abner
Lawsons Liquid Double Sunshine
Heady Topper
Maine Brewing Lunch

Suprising but I think the Maine Lunch was the best.


Winooski Beverage Warehouse, Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier will all have Heady Topper.
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Postby cratez » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:31 pm

Last night at the Milton Rib & Craft Beer Festival:

Grand River Pugnacious Pale Ale (draught) - seems to have a bigger hop character and bitterness on tap. Solid APA.
Grand River Raspberry Pils (sample) - maybe I'm just partial to raspberries but I think this is the best fruit beer brewed in Ontario.
Flying Monkeys Smash Bomb Atomic IPA (draught) - stupidly fresh and hoppy and a great match with my barbecue.
Flying Monkeys Grape Beer (sample) - has a grape Crush essence that's too sweet for my liking, but my girlfriend enjoyed it.
Brick Waterloo Traditional IPA (draught) - decent grassy, spicy, and balanced English Pale; not a true IPA though.

For dinner we went with the hometown ribbers and defending champions, Boss Hog's BBQ of London, Ontario. Grabbed the Bosses Feast with ribs, chicken, pulled pork, beans, and coleslaw. Everything was delicious. They do a nice tangy sauce with a slight smokiness, which I prefer to the sweeter sauces. Overall it was an awesome night, and I was glad to finally get some craft beer in this suburban wasteland.
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Postby jprime » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:54 pm

sprague11 wrote:
jprime wrote:At the Alchemist in Waterbury, VT to pick up some Heady Topper. Sold out. What a piss off. Off the the Prohibition Pig for lunch where things got better in a hurry:

Hill Farmstead What Is Enlightenment
Lawsons Rye Saison
Hill Farmstead Abner
Lawsons Liquid Double Sunshine
Heady Topper
Maine Brewing Lunch

Suprising but I think the Maine Lunch was the best.


Winooski Beverage Warehouse, Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier will all have Heady Topper.


went to all 3 Saturday morning. all sold out of both Heady and all Lawsons.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:10 pm

jprime wrote:
Winooski Beverage Warehouse, Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier will all have Heady Topper.


went to all 3 Saturday morning. all sold out of both Heady and all Lawsons.[/quote]That sucks. There seems to be a lot of luck involved in getting any of those limited Vermont beers.
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Postby Cale » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:25 pm

Some Naughty Neighbour at the cottage this weekend:
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along with some:
DDC Herbe a Detourne
Red Racer
Ten Bitter Years
GLB Robust Porter
Westvleteren 12
DDC Solstice d'hiver
Troegs Flying Mouflan

edit: Great cheese haul too

Maple Dale 6 Year Beer Cheese (hadn't seen this before and it was fantastic, stunk the whole place up each time I took it out of the fridge)
Maple Dale 6 Year Private Reserve
Maple Dale 2 Year
Maple Dale British Empire 2 Year
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Postby phat matt » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:53 pm

at coles yesterday. Some were half pints.

firestone walker wookey jack
Saranac Lemon Ginger Saison
Southern Teir Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine
Goose Island Sofie

...and a few others that are slipping my mind.
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Postby Kish84 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:36 pm

Yesterday with JB84:

Paulaner @ the Concordia Club (lived in Kitchener my whole life and that was the first time I went, beer selection is actually pretty good for Kitchener, and the food was great)

Anchorage Galaxy White IPA
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown
Sierra Nevada/Russian River BRUX
Cantillon Kriek
and some gin in between the beers

So far today:

Grand River Raspberry Pils @ Borealis
Toasted Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru
Amsterdam Tempest
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:27 pm

I am on a couple of new meds, both of which are steroids, and avoiding alcohol is not part of the recommendation. My rheumatologist says I can can consume 1-2 beers a day if I so choose, and so I will.

Tonight it is:

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Postby NRman » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:54 pm

Kish84 wrote:Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown

How was it?

For the end of my birthday week we just open a Great Lakes/St. John's Wort Collaboration: Lazarus Breakfast Stout. 6%. 35 IBU (would have guessed higher)
WOW!!
This was great a year ago and is fantastic now. Its lost nothing and the flavours have all blended beautifully. The coffee flavour and aroma is a thing of beauty.
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Postby Bytowner » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:54 pm

Lawson's Session in the Rye. Delish. Reminds me why I love saisons.
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Postby andrewrg » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:05 pm

Bellwoods Monogamy (Summit)
Half Acre Baume Rye Stout

...and some scotch.
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Postby Kish84 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:32 pm

NRman wrote:
Kish84 wrote:Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown

How was it?


I liked it quite a bit. I'm terrible at picking out taste and aroma, which is why I don't rate anything, but if I had to say something about this, it would be Nutella, with a hint of coffee, and bloody delicious.

It makes me want to revisit the Rogue Hazelnut Brown. I was just getting into craft beer when that was here. Was that a general list item or a seasonal? I seem to remember it being around for quite a while here, but that could be a K-W thing.

Terry, if you haven't been to Concordia, I definitely recommend it. If you have been, I'm upset you didn't recommend it to me :wink:

To keep this thread on topic, after the earlier list:

more gin
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Stella :( @ Edelweiss, food was good, but that could be the beer and gin talking.
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Postby Torontoblue » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:47 pm

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l'Ancienne - Got the nose of a scrumpy cider, and a great clean acidic bite. Wonderfully fresh tasting.

Brasserie Artisanale de Rulles La Grande 10 - Pretty decent Belgian strong ale. Nice sweetness from the malt, with a sharp, clean hop bite.

Brouwerij De Ranke Cuvée de Ranke - Like sucking on a freshly cut funky grapefruit. Sharp, acidic, refreshing. Pure delight!
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Postby rejtable » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:24 am

sprague11 wrote:Winooski Beverage Warehouse, Warren Store and Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier will all have Heady Topper.
Alchemist has been tweeting for the last while when they run out of Topper at the cannery. Typically the Monday batch has been gone by Wednesday/Thursday and the Wednesday (Thursday?) batch has rarely been making past opening hours Saturday morning. I went on a wild goose chase all over the place trying to find it two weekends ago. I tried the Coop in Montpellier, sold out, Winooski and a few others as well. Bartender at Farmhouse told me he's also a buyer for one of the grocery stores (forget which) and he said that it is basically selling out just as fast at the stores as the Cannery. He suggested I try two stores whose names I have since forgotten, but he told me that even those would be unlikely to have any. Wish I could remember. Sounds like until they get the cannery output expanded in a few months Topper is going to be pretty hard to find for the weekend travellers.

And, to keep to the topic, Picaroon's Yippee IPA and Brasseurs du Monde Saison.
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Postby jprime » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:28 pm

Today in Portland:

Long Trail Imperial Pumpkin (draft)
Gritty McDuffs Red Claws Ale (draft)
Maine Brewing Zoe (bottle)
Maine Brewing Pepper Ale (draft)

During the whole trip Maine Brewing has been the standout. Amazing beer. Cant wait to share my new treats with Matt when I get back. Stay posted, its gonna be great.

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