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Postby icemachine » Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:52 pm

Smuttynose Noonan Black IPA

Not a hugely hoppy take on the style, more dark APA but a nice tribute to the guy who originated the American Black IPA
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Postby liamt07 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:10 pm

midlife crisis wrote:
boney wrote:
midlife crisis wrote:
Ale's What Cures Ya wrote:
liamt07 wrote:
I could care less who makes the beer. Delicious beer is delicious beer.


Such an unfortunate mindset that, much to my chagrin, is becoming more widespread as the popularity of craft beer grows.


For anyone who somehow doesn't see the obvious merit of supporting local breweries:

https://twitter.com/thegoldenhearth/status/454808670736379904


The whole "support local" mindset is a part of much larger ideological argument than just beer, but also includes beer and breweries. It all depends on how the individual structures their own values and principles and how they inform that persons ideological mindset. It's definitely not obvious or objective.

For the record, I do choose to support local, but I understand Liam's argument and could easily play devils advocate.


Well that sounds a bit like denying global warming to me. Yes, we live in a free country and each of us has a choice as to how we apply our values and principles to the consumer decisions that we inevitably make every day. But the benefits of supporting local seem pretty straightforward and obvious. I agree that each of us is free to embrace or ignore those benefits as we choose.


So when faced with (hypothetically) a superior non-local product and an inferior local product, I shouldn't hesitate to throw money at the local business, just because of their proximity to me?

It's a free market, and I'll put my money in the best product. And if by chance that product happens to be locally produced, awesome.
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Postby midlife crisis » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:00 pm

Well, as Boney says, that is an ideological choice we all make based on our own values and principles. Not just in beer but in all consumer products.
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Postby spinrsx » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:41 pm

alesmith speedway - sooo good
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Postby Torontoblue » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:15 pm

Half Pints Black Galaxy

Deschutes Hop Henge (fresh growler)

Anchor Old Foghorn (fresh growler)
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Postby cratez » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:40 pm

Last night at Milos' Craft Beer Emporium:
Sawdust City I, the Mountain & the Leprechaun (draught)
Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus (bottle)
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Postby G.M. Gillman » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:18 pm

Amager Bryghus Rye Porter. This is about 6 months from purchase, possibly a year since brewing. The aging has turned a rich sweet strong porter into a winy, less sweet, spicy drink. It is very bitter, and I'm sure the hops prevented the typical bottle oxidation you get after 6-12 months with a lot of strong stout and porter. Very interesting and well-worth bunkering.

Cameron Rye Pale Ale (draft): this is the style of APA I like: plenty of New World hop but with a sweet malty base which partly "absorbs" or complements rather that taste. Top-rate APA and there is no better in Oregon or CA, not that I've had.

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Postby midlife crisis » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:50 pm

G.M. Gillman wrote:Amager Bryghus Rye Porter. This is about 6 months from purchase, possibly a year since brewing. The aging has turned a rich sweet strong porter into a winy, less sweet, spicy drink. It is very bitter, and I'm sure the hops prevented the typical bottle oxidation you get after 6-12 months with a lot of strong stout and porter. Very interesting and well-worth bunkering.

Cameron Rye Pale Ale (draft): this is the style of APA I like: plenty of New World hop but with a sweet malty base which partly "absorbs" or complements rather that taste. Top-rate APA and there is no better in Oregon or CA, not that I've had.

Gary


Or Michigan. Completely agree. I have not been fortunate enough to taste the famed Vermont beers, mind you, so can't comment there.
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Postby G.M. Gillman » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:31 pm

Same here, I've never had them. Came close once.

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Postby liamt07 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:21 pm

midlife crisis wrote:
G.M. Gillman wrote:Amager Bryghus Rye Porter. This is about 6 months from purchase, possibly a year since brewing. The aging has turned a rich sweet strong porter into a winy, less sweet, spicy drink. It is very bitter, and I'm sure the hops prevented the typical bottle oxidation you get after 6-12 months with a lot of strong stout and porter. Very interesting and well-worth bunkering.

Cameron Rye Pale Ale (draft): this is the style of APA I like: plenty of New World hop but with a sweet malty base which partly "absorbs" or complements rather that taste. Top-rate APA and there is no better in Oregon or CA, not that I've had.

Gary


Or Michigan. Completely agree. I have not been fortunate enough to taste the famed Vermont beers, mind you, so can't comment there.


Are you actually suggesting the RPA is better than Two Hearted, Huma-lupa-licious, or anything Founder's has produced en masse?
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Postby Bearing » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:24 pm

After getting home from family Easter dinner:
Short's Huma Lupa Licious
Bellwood's Cat Lady
New Belgium's Ranger
Avery's Out of Bounds Stout

No cupcakes here, but the beer is better...
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Postby Kish84 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:59 am

Last night with J343MY, and JB84

Barncat Artisan Ales Durian Saison
Barncat Artisan Ales DIPA
Grassroots Arctic Soiree
Crooked Stave Hop Savant
Barncat Artisan Ales Imperial Stout
Barncat Artisan Ales FarmCat (Saison)
Great Lakes Robohop
Almanac Sourdough Wild Ale
HOTD Doggie Claws (no carb)
Mikkeller Black (Barrel Aged Islay)
HOTD Fred
HOTD Adam
Bacchus
Lindemans Cuvee Rene
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Postby cratez » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:45 pm

Last night at Thirsty & Miserable with nicktbm:
Petrus Aged Pale (bottle)
Dieu du Ciel! & The Alchemist Moralité (bottle)
Thiriez & Jester King La Petite Princesse (bottle)
Beau's & Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale (draught)

Really enjoyed this place and was pretty impressed with the bottle selection. Plus it was nice to try three new beers on my birthday. :D

On an unrelated note, Gary makes funny comments.
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Postby beerstodiscover » Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:05 pm

Last night on College St

At Red Sauce
Black Oak Nut Brown Ale

At Cloak & Dagger
Cameron's White Oat Savant
Junction Craft ESB (cask)
Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour
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Postby jprime » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:07 pm

Last night with iguenard:

Lost Abbey Serpent Stout
Les Trois Mousquetaires Hors Série Double IPA
Alchemist Petit Mutant
Bruery Oude Tart with Cherries
Girardin Gueuze Black Label
Girardin Gueuze White Label
Alaskan Smoked Porter

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