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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #8580 on: December 02, 2017, 03:13:06 am »
so i scored a bottle of CBS today, $28.59 with taxes.  i've finally caught my white whale - although the wide release and abundant availability make this less of a feat that i had imagined it to be.  gonna save the bottle for my birthday in february.  interesting factoid: nowhere on the bottle does it say "canadian breakkfast stout"... only CBS.

i also hit up Costco today and snagged 1 Velvet Merkin, 2 B-Bombs and 3 BCBS regulars. by the way, how much did y'all pay for BCBS?

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« Reply #8581 on: December 02, 2017, 11:08:08 am »
so i scored a bottle of CBS today, $28.59 with taxes.  i've finally caught my white whale - although the wide release and abundant availability make this less of a feat that i had imagined it to be.  gonna save the bottle for my birthday in february.  interesting factoid: nowhere on the bottle does it say "canadian breakkfast stout"... only CBS.

i also hit up Costco today and snagged 1 Velvet Merkin, 2 B-Bombs and 3 BCBS regulars. by the way, how much did y'all pay for BCBS?



I'm afraid you may be let down after years of hunting and the high availability of pastry stouts these days. It's indeed damn good, but maybe not the perfection it once was, definitely a tad thin but tastes phenomenal IMO.

B-Bomb and BCBS most likely have a better mouth feel than CBS.

Velvet Merkin was pretty mediocre based on my experience last week.

I heard Space is considering a cross country drive to pick up those $8.89 bottles.

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« Reply #8582 on: December 02, 2017, 11:49:17 am »
I drank a $5 flight that included 2016 and 2017 BCBS, then a $5 8oz pour all at P St WF, then a $7 4oz pour of CBS at Churchkey. All of that helped me to enjoy the kid party later after a lot more.

Anyway, 2016 BCBS was clearly the best of those three for me. Tasted damn fine with a year on it.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #8583 on: December 04, 2017, 01:47:10 pm »
Speaking of Founders, Breakfast Stout and Backwoods Bastard moving to year round status. Yay. Someone on BA also mentioned Founders Imperial Stout is not on the 2018 calendar.

Also, have to say that CBS would taste so much better if they put it out in a $25-30 four pack.

https://foundersbrewing.com/latest-news/2017/2018-update-backwoods-bastard-and-breakfast-stout-to-be-year-round/

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« Reply #8584 on: December 04, 2017, 06:51:16 pm »
Great news.

I'm not big on bombers of high octane beer, either. A pint would be fine, 12oz preferred.

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« Reply #8585 on: December 04, 2017, 08:48:05 pm »
Great news.

I'm not big on bombers of high octane beer, either. A pint would be fine, 12oz preferred.

Sorry to disappoint. At this point, it's just wishful thinking on my part!

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #8586 on: December 04, 2017, 10:32:45 pm »
Oh, I got what you were saying. Happy to hear about the new year-round beers. Shame that bombers are still the only way to go for some high abv beers.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #8587 on: December 05, 2017, 11:31:34 am »
CBS is being distributed in Canada in 12oz Space friendly bottles.

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« Reply #8588 on: December 05, 2017, 03:56:15 pm »
CBS is being distributed in Canada in 12oz Space friendly bottles.

I wonder if I'll be able to pick some up on my August 2018 vacation to CANADA?

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #8589 on: December 05, 2017, 03:58:02 pm »
CBS is being distributed in Canada in 12oz Space friendly bottles.

I wonder if I'll be able to pick some up on my August 2018 vacation to CANADA?

@ggw, you catch this?


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« Reply #8590 on: December 05, 2017, 04:07:27 pm »
CBS is being distributed in Canada in 12oz Space friendly bottles.

I wonder if I'll be able to pick some up on my August 2018 vacation to CANADA?
*drink*

The Space Freely vacation drinking game will be the death of me yet.
LVMH

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #8591 on: December 06, 2017, 04:53:05 pm »
in no particular order, my top 36 beers of the year (all beers tried for the first time in this calendar year).


Stouts

1.   CBS (2017) Founders
2.   Mexican Brunch Kane Brewing
3.   Imperial Maple Junkie Heist
4.   Darkstar November Bottle Logic Brewing
5.   Barrel Aged Mexican Radio Bluejacket
6.   BCBS Vanilla Rye (2014) Good Island
7.   Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb (2016) Freemont
8.   Derivation Side Project
9.   Barrel Aged Eliza Fieldwork
10.   Imperial Stout with Coffee Cycle

IPA

1.   DDH Vapid Aslin
2.   Foshomo Brew Gentlemen
3.   Crucial Taunt 3 Veil
4.   Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale Trillium
5.   Nothing Gold Bissell Brothers
6.   Curiosity 39 Treehouse
7.   Lou (Ales for ALS) Brew Gentlemen
8.   DDH Double Mosaic Daydream Other Half
9.   Swish Bissell Brothers
10.   Foggier Window Monkish

Sours

1.   Sonoran Prince Arizona Wilderness Brewing
2.   Amorphia Hudson Valley Brewing
3.   Le Seul X (Passion Fruit) Une Annee Brewery
4.   Ultrasphere Hudson Valley Brewing
5.   La Vie En Rose Jester King
6.   Oude Geuze Cuvee A+G 3F
7.   Imperial Stone Bu De Garde
8.   Lady Lay Cellador Ales
9.   Arthur 2/15 Hill Farmstead
10.   Momoko Oxbow Brewing
11.   With Friends Like These De Garde
12.   Fou Foune (2013) Cantillon
13.   Never Never Forever Forever Veil
14.   DFPF J. Wakefield
15.   Jammy Side Project
16.   Fuzzy Side Project

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #8592 on: December 06, 2017, 05:27:51 pm »
You can only come up with 7 albums, but can name 36 beers? I think we know where your priorities are.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #8593 on: December 06, 2017, 05:32:29 pm »
You can only come up with 7 albums, but can name 36 beers? I think we know where your priorities are.

Julian can confirm.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #8594 on: December 06, 2017, 08:49:40 pm »
Sure, but what were your favorite dopplebocks, witbiers, and pilsners?