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James Ford

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1770 on: December 06, 2012, 02:25:39 pm »
Agree with Sweetcell's comments on Brooklyn BCS and Mad Elf.

I've had and enjoyed the Choklat on draft. Still though it seems like there was something artificial about the taste, but I didn't mind that.

One beer that did taste completely nasty after a year was Dogfish Punkin Ale.

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« Reply #1771 on: December 06, 2012, 03:02:37 pm »
I didn't realize it but Pabst Brewing Company doesn't brew up beer.  They buy up breweries around the country and shut them down and just put some swill made by miller into their cans. 

Also they pay people to go into hipster bars and restaurants around the country and for them to drink PBR.  I guess in Maryland that would be National Bohemian. 

This all upsets me. 

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« Reply #1772 on: December 06, 2012, 03:30:27 pm »
Why do you find this upsetting?

I didn't realize it but Pabst Brewing Company doesn't brew up beer.  They buy up breweries around the country and shut them down and just put some swill made by miller into their cans. 

Also they pay people to go into hipster bars and restaurants around the country and for them to drink PBR.  I guess in Maryland that would be National Bohemian. 

This all upsets me. 


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« Reply #1773 on: December 07, 2012, 04:24:23 pm »
just found a nice woman stocking her shelves with dogfish head 120

i only got four.  wanted more, but my bill was already over one hundred, so i stopped.

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« Reply #1774 on: December 07, 2012, 04:33:07 pm »
Does anybody have a "best beers of 2012" list? I know my list is topped by Heady Topper.

I've been to an incredible number of breweries and brewpubs in 2012. When I get around to it, I'm going to type out the list.

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« Reply #1775 on: December 07, 2012, 04:36:33 pm »
i asked that same nice lady, so "what's up with all of these beers in cans now?"  i hate beers in cans, but i did not tell her that.  she really did not have an answer, wondering that herself for awhile she confided.  she thought it more than likely was the not having to worry about sunlight hitting the beverage, but then you can't store beer in cans.  i don't like it.  i like bottles.  it tastes better.
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« Reply #1776 on: December 07, 2012, 08:28:34 pm »
Does anybody have a "best beers of 2012" list? I know my list is topped by Heady Topper.

I've been to an incredible number of breweries and brewpubs in 2012. When I get around to it, I'm going to type out the list.

at first i was like, that would be dumb.  then, which is now, i am like yeah that is awesome!  of course, i have had a stone ruination , a founder's old curmugeon, and a i think i started off with one of those shitty red stripes things.  god, how did i ever think that beer was good, i'll never know.  i'm a little feeling good, and a list of my favourite beers, oh shit, i spelled it the english way, would be awesome.  but let's keep it in here.  ooh, ooh.  i'm all excited now.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1777 on: December 10, 2012, 09:59:49 am »
Dogfish Head expansion moves forward

Good article. Still don't like any of their beers that I've tasted but wish them all the best.
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« Reply #1778 on: December 10, 2012, 10:45:34 am »
Went to a bottle event yesterday and had some amazing beverages...

Susan by Hill Farmstead Brewery
Wookey Jack by Firestone Walker
Dreadnaught by Three Floyds
Enjoy By 12.21.12 IPA by Stone
Nelson by Apline Beer Co.
Broo Doo by Three Floyds
Duet by Alpine Beer Co.
Zombie Dust by Three Floyds
Tocobaga by Cigar City

It was a very enjoyable beer drinking day....   ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1779 on: December 10, 2012, 11:56:13 am »
Sweetcell posted about this before, but here's more details. Looks pretty amzing!


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« Reply #1780 on: December 10, 2012, 12:06:09 pm »
i asked that same nice lady, so "what's up with all of these beers in cans now?"  i hate beers in cans, but i did not tell her that.  she really did not have an answer, wondering that herself for awhile she confided.  she thought it more than likely was the not having to worry about sunlight hitting the beverage, but then you can't store beer in cans.  i don't like it.  i like bottles.  it tastes better.

I think it might be a hipster thing to drink beer in cans.  Only other thing is you can't take bottled beer everywhere as broken glass is a danger.

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« Reply #1781 on: December 10, 2012, 01:58:15 pm »
i've been listening to a lot of brewing-related podcasts recently, and a lot of breweries are excited about moving to cans.  they protect from light better than glass, and the seal is better - bottle caps can leak.  ability to take them camping, tailgaiting, etc is another advantage.  they are cheaper to ship since you can fit more beer in cans on a truck than you can in bottles (more efficient because better use of space).  cans don't break.  marketing is another reason: some people just like beer in cans, it makes them more like mainstream brews, new form factor = new markets, etc.
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« Reply #1782 on: December 10, 2012, 02:09:33 pm »
i cracked open my bottle of Blue Mountain "Local Species" this weekend.  from their website:

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Local Species
Belgian-inspired, American-hopped, barrel-aged pale ale

Different. Secret. Native. A creation of deep-drawn well water, special barley malts, American hops and Belgian yeast. Aged in charred American White Oak bourbon barrels. A beer as original and beautiful as our native Brookie.

james, i haven't put together my top 10 beers of 2012 yet, but this one is definitely on it (along with heady topper).  what an outstanding beer.  belgian yeast + hops doesn't work for me, but apparently belgian yeast + hops + barrel aging does.  to be fair, i didn't feel that the hops were over-done - this isn't an IPA.  when i saw the $9.99/bottle price at TJ's i raised an eyebrow, however the beer lives up to the price.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #1783 on: December 10, 2012, 02:37:26 pm »
any of you brahz on uptappd?

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« Reply #1784 on: December 10, 2012, 02:51:40 pm »
had two rare-style (but underwhelming) tasters at CK this weekend.

Professor Fritz Briem 13th Century Grut Bier and Piccolo Birrificio Chiostro.

13th century was basic herbs/spices, had way too much ginger.

Chiostro was brewed with wormwood, but you could barely tell.

i like the idea of using other herbs/spices to achieve bitterness in a beer, and hope to see more of these styles on draft, but these two were too basic to really push any sort of limits.