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James Ford

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #780 on: November 07, 2011, 02:18:44 pm »
Straight from the Unibroue website, these are the "aging potentials" of the four beers that were in that pack.

Trois Pistoles: 5-8 years
Maudite: 5-8 years
La Fin Du Monde: 3-5 years
Don De Dieu: 2-3 years


I still have three packs left...


Anybody here a member of the Beer Advocate or Ratebeer forums? To date I'm only a lurker. Still, very informative...


i also remember reading that most stronger beers - say 8% and above - are good candidates for aging.

a while back TJ's had a special on a Unibroue variety 4-pack.  either someone told me, or it is written on the box (will check tonight) that the beers would improve with age.  i have one such pack in the basement, i plan on taste-testing the beers vs. un-aged bottles at some point next year.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #781 on: November 07, 2011, 02:27:36 pm »
Yep - BA paid subscriber, website lurker!

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #782 on: November 07, 2011, 02:30:37 pm »
I have done a few trades on BA - and make the odd post here and there

It is a great resource for learning about beer - the mid atlantic forum is pretty quiet though

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #783 on: November 07, 2011, 02:39:49 pm »
Straight from the Unibroue website, these are the "aging potentials" of the four beers that were in that pack.

Trois Pistoles: 5-8 years
Maudite: 5-8 years
La Fin Du Monde: 3-5 years
Don De Dieu: 2-3 years


I still have three packs left...

cool, thanks for looking that up.  and nice stash!

i wonder if the size of the bottle makes a difference.  the taster packs were all 12 oz bottles, but when i think of aging i think larger 750 ml bottles.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #784 on: November 07, 2011, 09:57:27 pm »
has anyone here tried brewing their own beer?

does anyone know of any particularly good (or at least well-regarded) online resources for home brewing?

i'm tempted to have a go at it.  i picked up a regional brewers' association newspaper last week, it had all sorts of info in there.  need to find myself another copy of it.  depending how well it goes, i could consider growing my own hops next year.

off to go recoup my empties from the recycling bin...

edit: note-to-self links
- American Homebrewers Association - Get Started: link (grab a free copy of "Zymurgy: An Introduction to Homebrewing")
- many reviewers have stated that "How To Brew" by John Palmer is the best book to start with:  link 1, link 2
- Information about Homebrewing (How To, Recipes): link
- The Brewers Association of Maryland: link
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James Ford

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #785 on: November 10, 2011, 11:07:56 am »
This guy should just stick to to food.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCHuqaMkT2c&feature=relmfu


Anyone a fan of Firestone Walker Union Jack? Maybe my favorite non-imperial IPA, even better than Ballast Point Sculpin. Really hope they hang around the DC market.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #786 on: November 10, 2011, 11:44:38 am »
james, did you try the DC Brau they had on tap last night?  it's a a pale ale with a surprising amount of hoppiness.  i quite liked it, surprisingly.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #787 on: November 10, 2011, 02:11:58 pm »
Too much of a crowd crush to try to get to the bar last night. Or maybe i was being picky about drinking beer out of a plastic cup.

They had it on draft at CK the last time i was there. But I just couldn't convince myself to pay the same price for it as i did for the Two Hearted I chose instead.


james, did you try the DC Brau they had on tap last night?  it's a a pale ale with a surprising amount of hoppiness.  i quite liked it, surprisingly.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #788 on: November 10, 2011, 02:15:57 pm »
How is this for an amazing draft list? At a middle of nowhere bar 37 miles south of downtown Chicago.

http://www.tribesalehouse.com/beer-list


Allagash Hugh Malone
13oz. Draft    8.5   $7.0   
Allagash White
16oz. Draft    5.5   $6.0   
Anderson Valley 20th Anniversary Imperial IPA
13oz. Draft    8.7   $6.0   
Anderson Valley Winter Solstice
16oz. Draft    6.9   $6.0   
Arcadia Hop Mouth IPA
13oz. Draft    8.1   $6.0   
Bear Republic Apex Imperial IPA
13oz. Draft    7.5   $7.0   
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
13oz. Draft    8.0   $5.0   
Bear Republic Mach 10 Imperial IPA
13oz. Draft    8.7   $7.0   
Brooklyn The Companion
9oz. Draft        $7.0   
Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet
13oz. Draft    7.0   $6.0   
Delirium Tremens
13oz. Draft    8.5   $8.5   
Dogfish Head 90 Minute
13oz. Draft    9.0   $7.0   
Firestone Walker Double Jack
13oz. Draft    9.5   $7.0   
Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
16oz. Draft    7.5   $6.0   
Flying Dog Imperial IPA Centennial Single Hop
9oz. Draft        $7.0   
Founder's Canadian Breakfast Stout
9oz. Draft    9.4   $9.0   
Founders Breakfast Stout
13oz. Draft    8.3   $7.0   
Founders Centennial IPA
16oz. Draft    7.2   $5.0   
Founders Porter
16oz. Draft        $5.0   
Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale
16oz. Draft    6.1   $6.0   
Greenbush Closure (Batch Summit/Willamette)
16oz. Draft        $5.0   
Guinness
20oz. Draft    4.3   $5.5   
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
13oz. Draft    8.3   $6.0   
Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat
16oz. Draft    5.0   $5.0   
Mikkeller Single Hop Amarillo IPA
9oz. Draft    6.9   $5.0   
Mikkeller Single Hop Centennial IPA
9oz. Draft        $5.0   
New Belgium Belgo IPA
13oz. Draft    7.0   $6.0   
North Coast PranQster
16oz. Draft    7.6   $7.0   
SKA Euphoria
16oz. Draft    6.1   $5.0   
Ska Decadent
9oz. Draft    10.0   $7.0   
Southern Tier Pumking
13oz. Draft    9.0   $8.0   
Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA
9oz. Draft        $7.0   
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
13oz. Draft    6.9   $6.0   
Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale
13oz. Draft    8.7   $6.0   
Three Floyds Alpha King
16oz. Draft    6.0   $5.0   
Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf
13oz. Draft    9.0   $8.0   
Three Floyds Behemoth Barleywine
9oz. Draft    10.5   $7.0   
Three Floyds Dreadnaught
13oz. Draft    9.5   $8.0   
Three Floyds Gumballhead
16oz. Draft    4.8   $5.0   
Three Floyds Pride & Joy
16oz. Draft    4.88   $5.0   
Three Floyds Robert The Bruce
16oz. Draft    7.2   $5.0   
Three Floyds Zombie Dust
13oz. Draft    6.2   $6.0   
Tyranena Bitter Woman IPA
16oz. Draft    5.8   $5.0   
 

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #789 on: November 10, 2011, 02:19:22 pm »
I brew.  How to brew is the best resource you can use to start.  Theres a home brew store in Falls Church (MLHBS) which is very helpful as well.  You could go in there and walk out with ingredients to start brewing right away. 

http://www.northernbrewer.com/ is a good resource for supplies, they are priced very competitively.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/ is a great forum, every question i've ever had has been answered at some point on this forum.

has anyone here tried brewing their own beer?

does anyone know of any particularly good (or at least well-regarded) online resources for home brewing?

i'm tempted to have a go at it.  i picked up a regional brewers' association newspaper last week, it had all sorts of info in there.  need to find myself another copy of it.  depending how well it goes, i could consider growing my own hops next year.

off to go recoup my empties from the recycling bin...

edit: note-to-self links
- American Homebrewers Association - Get Started: link (grab a free copy of "Zymurgy: An Introduction to Homebrewing")
- many reviewers have stated that "How To Brew" by John Palmer is the best book to start with:  link 1, link 2
- Information about Homebrewing (How To, Recipes): link
- The Brewers Association of Maryland: link

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #790 on: November 14, 2011, 04:43:29 pm »
How is this for an amazing draft list? At a middle of nowhere bar 37 miles south of downtown Chicago.

http://www.tribesalehouse.com/beer-list


Allagash Hugh Malone
13oz. Draft    8.5   $7.0   
Allagash White
16oz. Draft    5.5   $6.0   
Anderson Valley 20th Anniversary Imperial IPA
13oz. Draft    8.7   $6.0   
Anderson Valley Winter Solstice
16oz. Draft    6.9   $6.0   
Arcadia Hop Mouth IPA
13oz. Draft    8.1   $6.0   
Bear Republic Apex Imperial IPA
13oz. Draft    7.5   $7.0   
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
13oz. Draft    8.0   $5.0   
Bear Republic Mach 10 Imperial IPA
13oz. Draft    8.7   $7.0   
Brooklyn The Companion
9oz. Draft        $7.0   
Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet
13oz. Draft    7.0   $6.0   
Delirium Tremens
13oz. Draft    8.5   $8.5   
Dogfish Head 90 Minute
13oz. Draft    9.0   $7.0   
Firestone Walker Double Jack
13oz. Draft    9.5   $7.0   
Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
16oz. Draft    7.5   $6.0   
Flying Dog Imperial IPA Centennial Single Hop
9oz. Draft        $7.0   
Founder's Canadian Breakfast Stout
9oz. Draft    9.4   $9.0   
Founders Breakfast Stout
13oz. Draft    8.3   $7.0   
Founders Centennial IPA
16oz. Draft    7.2   $5.0   
Founders Porter
16oz. Draft        $5.0   
Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale
16oz. Draft    6.1   $6.0   
Greenbush Closure (Batch Summit/Willamette)
16oz. Draft        $5.0   
Guinness
20oz. Draft    4.3   $5.5   
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
13oz. Draft    8.3   $6.0   
Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat
16oz. Draft    5.0   $5.0   
Mikkeller Single Hop Amarillo IPA
9oz. Draft    6.9   $5.0   
Mikkeller Single Hop Centennial IPA
9oz. Draft        $5.0   
New Belgium Belgo IPA
13oz. Draft    7.0   $6.0   
North Coast PranQster
16oz. Draft    7.6   $7.0   
SKA Euphoria
16oz. Draft    6.1   $5.0   
Ska Decadent
9oz. Draft    10.0   $7.0   
Southern Tier Pumking
13oz. Draft    9.0   $8.0   
Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA
9oz. Draft        $7.0   
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
13oz. Draft    6.9   $6.0   
Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale
13oz. Draft    8.7   $6.0   
Three Floyds Alpha King
16oz. Draft    6.0   $5.0   
Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf
13oz. Draft    9.0   $8.0   
Three Floyds Behemoth Barleywine
9oz. Draft    10.5   $7.0   
Three Floyds Dreadnaught
13oz. Draft    9.5   $8.0   
Three Floyds Gumballhead
16oz. Draft    4.8   $5.0   
Three Floyds Pride & Joy
16oz. Draft    4.88   $5.0   
Three Floyds Robert The Bruce
16oz. Draft    7.2   $5.0   
Three Floyds Zombie Dust
13oz. Draft    6.2   $6.0   
Tyranena Bitter Woman IPA
16oz. Draft    5.8   $5.0   
 


Anyboday who has Arctic Panzer Wolf and Zombie Dust on their tap list, and is not in an industrial park in Munster, IN is all right by me.  FYI  -15th Anniversary Party this weekend = one ridiculous good time!!

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #791 on: November 14, 2011, 05:27:33 pm »
I brew.  How to brew is the best resource you can use to start.  Theres a home brew store in Falls Church (MLHBS) which is very helpful as well.  You could go in there and walk out with ingredients to start brewing right away. 

http://www.northernbrewer.com/ is a good resource for supplies, they are priced very competitively.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/ is a great forum, every question i've ever had has been answered at some point on this forum.

awesome, thanks for the input.  i will definitely have to swing by MLHBS (might even go tonight).  there is also The Flying Barrel in frederick that i've heard good things about. 

what is you best tip for the newbie?  anything you wish someone told you before you ruined your first batch?
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #792 on: November 14, 2011, 05:33:21 pm »
can't get into the fat tire beer...don't know what people see in it. to me it tastes like crap but its the rage now...

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #793 on: November 14, 2011, 05:48:58 pm »
can't get into the fat tire beer...don't know what people see in it. to me it tastes like crap but its the rage now...

i'm with you.  i don't hate it, it's certainly better than the crap that most people drink, but it's nothing to get excited about.  i think its current popularity has to do with its newness and former rarity.  they only started selling it here this year.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #794 on: November 15, 2011, 10:31:40 am »
In places where it has been around a while, Fat Tire is the type of beer that's typically sold in gas stations and 7-11's.