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Postby cratez » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:57 pm

Over the last few days at home:

Grand River Pugnacious Pale Ale
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry
Weihenstephaner Kristallweizen
Tree Hop Head Black India Pale Ale
Birrificio del Ducato New Morning
Great Lakes 25th Anniversary Robust Porter
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Postby munrets » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:07 pm

Mill Street's Ambre de la Chowder: I first had this the other day on tap at The Only (after a pint of decent yet unmemorable FM Stereovision) and LOVED it. It was like a banana elixir. Drinking a bottle from the sampler pack at the moment and it's still pretty good but doesn't have the same impact as the draught. I called the brewpub directly in the hopes of buying a bunch (being as taken as I am) but alas it's only available in the sampler pack.

(And WRT The Only: do yourselves a favour and, at some point, stroll a bit east at hit The Fuzzbox for their East Coast donairs. I went in for one and ended up ordering a second - it was just that good. The guy that runs the place is super nice and was genuinely curious about my take on the food and whether I enjoyed it.)

Tree's Black IPA, consumed last night: definitely my fav of the release but I agree that it drinks more like a hoppy porter. I wish this was a regular listing. My only other reference point for black IPAs (beyond Netherworld of which I'm not a big fan) is Sublimely Self-Righteous (which was, admittedly, sublime).
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Postby JeffPorter » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:21 pm

cratez - how's the smashed blueberry? I'm curious about this one, but kind of skeptical...

@ home - St. Ambroise Pumpkin Ale - it's a little muted, but the pumpkin spiciness is still there!
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Postby JeffPorter » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:44 pm

@ Caplansky's with the family - Denisons Dunkel

@ Home - Philips Ginger Beer - it's nice, very gingery, but difficult to drink a whole bomber.
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Postby Torontoblue » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:28 pm

Finally gotten a record deck, an olden but golden Hitachi HT-324, and playing my vinyl for the first time in 8 years; such a sweet sound!!

Whilst suppin'

Alley Kat Yellow Dragon DIPA - bottle. Too sweet.

Howe Sound King Heffy - Bottle. Just sublime!!

Baird Brewing Kurofune Porter.
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Postby boney » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:21 pm

Torontoblue wrote:Finally gotten a record deck, an olden but golden Hitachi HT-324, and playing my vinyl for the first time in 8 years; such a sweet sound!!


Nice! I've got a Harman Kardon T20 turntable. Got it about 5 years ago and haven't really downloaded or bought CD's since. The warm sound of vinyl still can't be beat.
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Postby Derek » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:02 am

Torontoblue wrote:Howe Sound King Heffy - Bottle. Just sublime!!


I haven't had it yet this year... I really love the flavours, but find it a bit boozy. If it was 6.5%, I'd probably buy it more.
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Postby andrewrg » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:31 am

Trou du Diable Nez de Poivrot
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Postby icemachine » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:27 am

Last night with Sprague

Stillwater Autumnal - drinks more like an Alt, but still very good
Lawson's Big Hapi - Lots of roast coffee and grapefruit in this IBA
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Postby Lecocq » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:36 am

Paddock Wood 606.....still LOVE this one!

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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:56 am

Last night:

Driftwood Naughty Hildegard
Bruery Oui Oui
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Postby markaberrant » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:07 am

boney wrote:Nice! I've got a Harman Kardon T20 turntable. Got it about 5 years ago and haven't really downloaded or bought CD's since. The warm sound of vinyl still can't be beat.


I've been running a Rega P2 for about 10 years, done a few upgrades as well. Since then, I've bought maybe a dozen CDs. My only break from vinyl was 88-92, as my foolish preteen mind wanted rap cassettes and new country CDs (YUCK!!!). I keep my collection fairly lean, usually right around 800LPs, I'm not a hoarder so only keep the best of the best, and give the rest away. Heading out garage sale-ing in about an hour to look for more. Found some lab grade water yesterday for a good price to help with cleaning LPs on my record cleaning machine.

Yes, I am a vinyl guy.
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Postby cratez » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:41 pm

Last night at home:

Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2012)
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring Lager
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Postby sprague11 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:27 pm

New morning - Far more in ommon with a Witbier than a Saison. Fairly good summer drinker, though I don;t think I could have more than 1 at a time.

Onto the Nelson Sauvin next.
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Postby phat matt » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:45 pm

Tree Captivator Dopplebock
Granville Island Cascadian Dark Ale
Brewdog Punk IPA
Phillips Amnesiac

to be continued....

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