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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #11235 on: November 28, 2022, 06:40:29 pm »
Probably too pedestrian for you beer connoisseurs but I love this year's Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada!

I haven't tried this year's release, however, I typically Celebrete the Celebration Ale.

In other news...

Admittedly I have no reference point, but stopped at a random store today at lunch and HOLY SHIT the BCBS prices were through the roof.

All variants were $34.99 a bottle, the Bookers/basil hayden variant was $54.99, and a four pack of the 12oz were $49.99.

Hardest pass I've done in a LOOOOONG time.

Is that normal pricing everywhere else??

Total Wine is about as cheap as they come. Just checked their website. 25 for Coffee and Biscotti, 40 for Barlerwine and Anniversary.  No listing for Regular, but I think I heard 13. I haven't bought any. Might pick up a single Regular at some point.

Aslin put out eight Black Friday beers, all barrel aged stouts. I must confess since the place is less than 15 mins from my house, I went three consecutive days and had a full pour each time. Wife went one of the times and got one, so I tried four of the eight.  At 12 bucks for a full pour,  I'm guessing the price point was pretty good compared to whatever the bottle price is (I didn't check.) No complaints on the beers, they were excellent.... though I stayed away from the two that were Pappy aged followed by Apple Brandy aged.

Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #11236 on: November 28, 2022, 08:18:55 pm »
Probably too pedestrian for you beer connoisseurs but I love this year's Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada!
I actually had it at the sierra Nevada in Asheville ( well by the airport) and thought it was pretty good
But I have to agree with sweets, little too malty, felt like it overpowered the hops
I loved their swartizbier
That brewery is quite impressive although really not my thing
But a giant piece of land with some nice views
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #11237 on: November 29, 2022, 11:38:58 am »
Probably too pedestrian for you beer connoisseurs but I love this year's Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada!   

i didn't like it.  too caramel-y, too malty, too little fresh-hop flavor/aroma.  but awesome that it worked for you- different strokes and whatnot.

Ha!  Yes, indeed.  That's actually why I like it so much (the caramel malt)Ö I think it's very well rounded.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #11238 on: December 02, 2022, 01:45:33 pm »

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #11239 on: December 02, 2022, 02:31:30 pm »
anyone try this?     https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1199/265657/?ba=Skabiski

I think i had a bottle when it initially came out. I don't recall clamoring for a second one.  Backwoods Bastard wad tasty back in the day.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #11240 on: December 07, 2022, 10:56:35 am »
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #11241 on: December 17, 2022, 03:31:15 am »
thru tomorrow night, Sat Dec 17, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group is having a 50% bonus sale on gift certificates: buy a $50 cert, get a bonus $25; buy $100, get an extra $50, etc.  if you know you're going to spend money at Churchkey/Birch and Barley, the Sovereign, etc., why not get 50% free by buying in advance?
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« Reply #11242 on: December 17, 2022, 08:54:53 am »
thru tomorrow night, Sat Dec 17, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group is having a 50% bonus sale on gift certificates: buy a $50 cert, get a bonus $25; buy $100, get an extra $50, etc.  if you know you're going to spend money at Churchkey/Birch and Barley, the Sovereign, etc., why not get 50% free by buying in advance?

Thay sounds great. I wonder if there is sn expiration date?

Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #11243 on: December 21, 2022, 06:44:04 pm »
Anyone have a take on this pub pass?

https://getpubpass.com/collections/washington-dc-2023

$25 and you get 1 free beer in 25 different breweries in the dc area

Still should leave a tip, but even if you only go to 4 seems like it would be worth it
Yada donít even look

only negative from me is no VA brewries, and 1/4 are in balt
also doubled up on a few breweries with multiple locations...so really only 21

I could see this being a good deal if you are visiting a city and wanted to hit a bunch of breweries and weren't concerned you might loose street cred for not hitting the best of the best
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #11244 on: December 22, 2022, 09:33:08 am »
We made our second ever visit to Sapwood Cellars yesterday. And with apologies to Cushwa, Elder Pine, and all the others not in the top 3 (many of which, admittedly I haven't visited or had a beer from), Sapwood is the clear winner for best brewery in Maryland. Now, if they could only open a taphouse on some farmland closer to my house.

Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #11245 on: December 22, 2022, 09:49:18 am »
. Now, if they could only open a taphouse on some farmland closer to my house.
I support this
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #11246 on: December 23, 2022, 04:06:40 pm »
Leveller Brewing Co. opened in Weaverville (north of Asheville) on Main Street.

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« Reply #11247 on: January 09, 2023, 11:41:28 am »
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #11248 on: January 11, 2023, 12:32:15 pm »
Wow, this is weird...Ethanol-Free Alcohol
this 1 min vid explains it way better than I could
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #11249 on: January 11, 2023, 12:35:09 pm »
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