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James Ford

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #750 on: October 24, 2011, 09:23:31 am »
The #1 ipa in the world according to beeradvocate.com (Ballast Point Sculpin), now on tap at Pizza Paradiso, Dupont

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #751 on: October 24, 2011, 12:47:11 pm »
Weekend beers split with my wife:

Friday: Ommegang Rare Vos: Belgian Amber Ale that almost worked with my baked ziti i paired it with. Ommegang always delivers!

Friday/Saturday: Founders CBS: Like a perfect one night (two nights in this case) stand that you'd never consider dating on a regular basis.

Saturday: Three Floyds' Alpha King Pale Ale. Sorry, Dale this is the best pale all out there. Nearly three months old, so it had lost some of its hops, but still went very well with my wife's homemade pizza.

Sunday (lunch): Dogfish Burton Baton. It's a hybrid of an imperial ipa and an english style old ale, and at a year old actually might taste better than when consumed fresh. Went very well with cambozola (sp?) cheese and a fresh Whole Foods baguette.

Sunday dinner: 21st Ammendment Hop Crisis- 21st Ammendment is a hit or miss brewery for me, but their double ipa is a hit. Especially with the Indian food I made and served.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #752 on: October 24, 2011, 06:01:17 pm »
when beer, the first ammendment, and texas collide:

Jester King Craft Brewery Sues Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Over Beer and Consumer Freedom
http://jesterkingbrewery.com/jester-king-craft-brewery-sues-texas-alcoholic-beverage-commission-over-beer-and-consumer-freedom
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #753 on: October 25, 2011, 10:33:28 am »
My wife went to Belgium without me  :'(

She brought back some stuff - all awesome but most of it I'd already had...except Mort Subite.  She explained the history behind it and how the locals were fairly divided on it.  I thought it was pretty good.  Just a hint of sweet.  Probably the lightest Belgian beer I've ever had (4.5%).

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #754 on: October 25, 2011, 10:56:28 am »
did she bring back cheese . . . it's all about the cheese over there.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #755 on: October 25, 2011, 11:19:10 am »
Nope.  And she's all about cheese, so go figure.

Hard to scold her when she brought back beer and a handful of Cuban cigars.  Might have to insist on accompanying her next time around.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #756 on: October 25, 2011, 11:24:31 am »
got to try some of this at the weekend - very very good

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #757 on: October 25, 2011, 01:21:26 pm »
Troeg's Craft Brewery Tasting Dinner - November 3rd

Please join us for a five course dinner served and/or prepared expertly with Troeg's Craft Brewery beer from Harrisburg, PA.

Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (ET)
- 6:30 PM Cocktail Reception
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #758 on: October 31, 2011, 09:54:02 am »
Has anybody been to the new Mellow Mushroom in Adams Morgan and if so any reports on the pint and pitcher beer prices? Looks like their draft list is small but solid. The pizza prices listed online appear to be about 30% higher than the same pizzas in Charlottesville.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #759 on: October 31, 2011, 10:48:36 am »
I may have had something this weekend rarer than a Founders CBS - partook of several glasses from a bottle of 1944 Sandemans vintage port - not sure what my expectations were but it was very good

a little off topic I know but seemed a bit much to start a Port Thread  ;)

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #760 on: October 31, 2011, 10:49:34 am »
I may have had something this weekend rarer than a Founders CBS - partook of several glasses from a bottle of 1944 Sandemans vintage port - not sure what my expectations were but it was very good

a little off topic I know but seemed a bit much to start a Port Thread  ;)

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #761 on: November 03, 2011, 08:54:51 am »
Wow, is every band getting a beer named after them? I'll take this one over Pearl Jam and Clutch, thanks.


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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #762 on: November 03, 2011, 08:58:38 am »
After listening to Achtung Baby while I was making dinner, and watch Fast Five on dvd, I decided I needed even more cheese in my life, so opened some brie (and some Theo dark chocolate). What better way to wash it down than with one of these?

Final decision: This one beats Founders CBS (and Backwoods Bastard)


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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #763 on: November 03, 2011, 03:05:09 pm »
I'd agree
Final decision: This one beats Founders CBS (and Backwoods Bastard)



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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #764 on: November 03, 2011, 03:08:59 pm »
Today is international stout day. guess we drank that one a day early.
http://www.stoutday.com/

Tonight it's Little Sumpin Sumpin with the salmon salad. No stouts.