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Postby TheBeeraholic » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:27 pm

Great Lakes Audrey Hopburn.

I've only been by the brewery twice now. I had no idea they were releasing a different "Project X" beer each month!

They've also got a Belgian Strong Dark Ale in the fridge right now.

This is something I've been waiting for as far as I know there hasn't been an OCB Belgian Quad.

Also picked up some Carma Citra, or Burte's Reserve Stash as they seem to have renamed it.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:22 pm

Screamin' Beaver.

Another underwhelming beer from Beau's...
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Postby El Pinguino » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:39 pm

boney wrote:
El Pinguino wrote:Man, lots of great beers on this list recently.
I'm finishing off the last few beers I got in Peru and Ecuador, including 'Apu Coca Beer' ... brewed with coca leaves. Supposed to be, umm, 'energetic'.


Just curious if you found any local beer that was remotely "crafty" when you were in Peru. I was there for a couple weeks last summer and could only find Cusquena and Cristal.

Also, did you get to try chicha? If so, what did you think?


Hey Boney!
I did try chicha a couple of times. Regular corn style and a variety infused with strawberries. I actually quite enjoyed both...didn't drink a lot, and to be honest...was feeling it pretty good afterwards!

I did find some craft beer in Peru...as well as Ecuador. I believe I sampled 13-14 different beers in Peru, including a decent stout, some American Pale Ales and brown ales.

In Cusco there are some bars producing their own micro-brews now. Norton Rats tavern and Dragon's Palate are two of them. Cusquena is also producing more speciality brews now like wheat beers, which are decent.

I'll be putting a summary of Peru beers on my website soon....you cancheck the ones I had on my Untappd listing at:
https://untappd.com/user/RedHuntTravel
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Postby El Pinguino » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:40 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:Screamin' Beaver.

Another underwhelming beer from Beau's...


Awww, man....I just picked up their holiday pack and had high hopes for this one...
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Postby cmadd » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:42 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:Screamin' Beaver.

Another underwhelming beer from Beau's...


Yea, I actually think the hop profile on Beaver River is pretty unique – not just 'American' – and I was looking forward to an amped up version. Wasn't that impressed.
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Postby cmadd » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:17 pm

This years Thor's Hammer from Central City. Very traditional and well crafted barleywine. It's a bit hot – shocking since it's been in bottles for a year – and with a slight astringent aftertaste, but very enjoyable now and I can only imagine with another year it'll be fantastic.
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Postby Kekumba » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:58 pm

I like Screaming Beaver. Not as a DIPA of course, but for what it is, enjoyable.

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Slowly getting caught up on the LCBO winter release as it makes its way to Ottawa.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:49 am

Kekumba wrote:I like Screaming Beaver. Not as a DIPA of course, but for what it is, enjoyable.

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But it is a DIPA. At least that is what it is supposed to be...
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Postby Kekumba » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:14 pm

You're looking too much into it. I still enjoyed it, despite completely failing to be a DIPA. Is that okay? :lol:
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Postby markaberrant » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:24 pm

There is good beer, and bad beer.

that is all.
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Postby saints_gambit » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:23 pm

markaberrant wrote:There is good beer, and bad beer.

that is all.


And since no one can agree on exactly what falls into either of those categories, we have newspaper columns.
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Postby phat matt » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:22 pm

beau's sleepy time stout - great beer. belgian yeast and stout were well balanced. great beer.

Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout - great beer, and suprisingly hoppy. Reminds me of tempest.
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Postby Kekumba » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:56 pm

Speaking of beers not tasting like they should. I'm working through a growler of Big Rig Black IPA. I like it, but I'm not completely convinced they didn't accidentally fill it with the stout. Heh.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:08 pm

Kekumba wrote:Speaking of beers not tasting like they should. I'm working through a growler of Big Rig Black IPA. I like it, but I'm not completely convinced they didn't accidentally fill it with the stout. Heh.
That's an unfortunate mishap. There's nothing worse than craving hops and not having hops around ... especially when you thought you were getting hops...
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:01 pm

FFF Alpha Klaus. Delicious.

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