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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby cratez » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:40 pm

On New Year's Eve at Milos' Craft Beer Emporium with NRMan, Bearing, and my better half:
Neustadt Scottish Ale (draft)
Beerlab Citra Azacca El Dorado IPA (draft)
Budweiser Budvar Original (draft)
Beerlab Funk Soul (draft)
Thiriez & Jester King La Petite Princesse (bottle)
2012 Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barleywine (draft)
2012 Nickel Brook Kentucky Bastard Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (draft)
2006 O’Hanlon’s Thomas Hardy’s Ale (bottle)

Right now:
Pilsner Urquell

Happy New Year everyone!
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Belgian » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:21 pm

* comment retracted for excessive sarcasm *
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby CoolB » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:39 am

I spoke to soon. I went into the lcbo near my work and saw they have a label up for 10 but it's just not arrived yet. They also have me the good news that fat tug is also on order.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Inkling » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:42 pm

I have recently developed a taste for Double IPAs, used to hate them. Unfortunately, there are not usually a huge selection at the LCBO, I usually do better on the Quebec side. The Hickson Imperial IPA is pretty good when I end up at the IGA.

Anyway, to get back to the subject of this thread, I'm drinking the Big Rig Disturber Double IPA and am enjoying it a lot. Currently available in cans at the brewery. Hope more local breweries try the Double/Imperial IPA. I've also enjoyed the Imperial Rye Guy at Beyond the Pale.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Coronaeus » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:57 pm

Over the past couple days...

DeGarde Cherry Gose
Depth Charged Double Bastard (risky as it was a day past its best by date!!).
Indie Ale House Furlong (Fates and Furies bottling that I enjoyed far more than when I had it last year on tap)
Ballast Point The Commodore American Stout
Bellwoods Lost River Baltic Porter.

New Year's resolution is to drink down what has become a ridiculous cellar and fridge. I'm trying to get down to less than 50 bottles by the end of March. Liver don't fail me now!
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby CoolB » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:28 pm

Coronaeus wrote:Over the past couple days...

DeGarde Cherry Gose
Depth Charged Double Bastard (risky as it was a day past its best by date!!).
Indie Ale House Furlong (Fates and Furies bottling that I enjoyed far more than when I had it last year on tap)
Ballast Point The Commodore American Stout
Bellwoods Lost River Baltic Porter.

New Year's resolution is to drink down what has become a ridiculous cellar and fridge. I'm trying to get down to less than 50 bottles by the end of March. Liver don't fail me now!


Not sure if you were begin sarcastic but the Double Bastard line is fine for aging. Obviously you already have a problem with cellar beer lol but I thought I would say it anyways.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby kevinlater » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:00 am

enjoying the 2015 bottling of dragon's milk. great balance of stout and whisky flavours
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Coronaeus » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:06 am

CoolB wrote:
Coronaeus wrote:
Not sure if you were begin sarcastic but the Double Bastard line is fine for aging. Obviously you already have a problem with cellar beer lol but I thought I would say it anyways.


It was a half-hearted attempt at a bad joke. I appreciate the brewery's keen interest in ensuring customers know the freshness of things. I thought it was a bit odd, however, that the box had a best before date of january 6th, despite containing bottles with various dates, and various abilities to take age. Paranthetically, to my taste, the coffee one has been the best of the lot, but I doubt I will go to any great lengths to try any of the beers from the box again.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby CoolB » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:35 pm

Coronaeus wrote:
CoolB wrote:
Coronaeus wrote:
Not sure if you were begin sarcastic but the Double Bastard line is fine for aging. Obviously you already have a problem with cellar beer lol but I thought I would say it anyways.


It was a half-hearted attempt at a bad joke. I appreciate the brewery's keen interest in ensuring customers know the freshness of things. I thought it was a bit odd, however, that the box had a best before date of january 6th, despite containing bottles with various dates, and various abilities to take age. Paranthetically, to my taste, the coffee one has been the best of the lot, but I doubt I will go to any great lengths to try any of the beers from the box again.


My feelings exact. The only of the lot I truly enjoyed was the depth charged double bastard. I don't get the arrogant bastard hype.

You think Stone is bad for pushing the freshness agenda try to talk to Tree House about getting Julius IPA anywhere except the brewery after standing in a mile long line lol. I've inquired about their beer in Canada 3 times through the website and they don't even bother to reply. They're probably worried that they'll lose freshness just thinking of sending beer to Canada.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Coronaeus » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:33 am

Moon Under Water Goldamsel Barrel aged Berliner Weisse with Peaches and Apricots. (love their beers)
Dunham Stout Imperiale Russe (Bourbon Barrel) .
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby S. St. Jeb » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:40 pm

Coronaeus wrote:Moon Under Water Goldamsel Barrel aged Berliner Weisse with Peaches and Apricots


After drinking it, can you say accurately recite the full name three times? :D
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby spinrsx » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:02 pm

Drinking a 2011 DDC Solstice D'Hiver from the lcbo release. It is seriously amazing how well this has held up.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby El Pinguino » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:08 pm

Had a Lawsons Super Session #2 and Sip of Sunshine, plus a Heady Topper this afternoon....from my Vermont roadtrip.
All great...but still love the Focal Banger I had in VT the most.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby walz22 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:48 pm

Drinking my one and only Great Lakes Imperial Bout... my goodness this is fantastic. Totally wish I had another one.
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A little tooooo ironic...

Postby Belgian » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:13 am

Coronaeus wrote:I thought it was a bit odd, however, that the box had a best before date of january 6th, despite containing bottles with various dates, and various abilities to take age.

Maybe the Bastard got to be so old because LCBO needed 12 weeks to put on all those helpful "expiry date" labels on the boxes?
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