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James Ford

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #540 on: August 23, 2011, 12:10:16 pm »
hahahahaha

I copied that post from a certain beer retailer's facebook page.

"I" refers to the buyer for that retailer who is making the facebook post. Meaning that he will be serving samples of all seven. And not to fear, by "sample" I mean a taste...like an ounce of each, if you're lucky.

But I do have to ratchet up my tolerance...headed to the Pacific Northwest Friday.

I will be tasting all 7 Thursday and Friday evenings if anyone wants some free beer.

Gee, I still remember the days when a half a beer did you in!  :D

Yeah, I know they are just tasting glasses though, at one time, that would have about been your limit. (Don't know their proper name.)

Don't worry, I'm not making fun of you Rhett; I'm just marveling over the evolution of Rhett from the days of yore. Impressive.

Sounds like a nice event. Kind of wish I could be there. Have a taste for me. One of the less hoppy, sweeter brews. Cheers.



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« Reply #541 on: August 23, 2011, 01:05:16 pm »
i think i'm starting to like india pale ales.  that is all.

Darth Ed

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« Reply #542 on: August 24, 2011, 12:14:23 am »
Frisco Grille and Taphouse in Columbia, MD, had Dentergems White Beer on tap as of Sunday. Quite good. Lots of flavor, with a slightly sour aftertaste. Similar to Unibroue Blanche de Chambly. I enjoyed it quite a bit.


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« Reply #543 on: August 24, 2011, 08:45:50 am »
Frisco Grille is awesome.  It's down the street from my house.  They're hosting what I think will be a fun night next week, just an FYI

Perfect Pour
Wednesday
August 31

5:30-7pm
   

Mikkeller Beer Tasting Event!

Meet Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, founder, brewer and owner of Mikkeller.  We will also be sampling several of his world famous Mikkeller beers too!

Purchase any Mikkeller beer in stock and Mikkel will autograph your bottle for FREE!
     

Wednesday

August 31

7pm - ???
   

Mikkeller Beer Party @
Frisco Tap House, Columbia-MD

Join Mikkel and the gang at Frisco Tap House for an amazing night of fun with over 20 Mikkeller beers on tap!
     

James Ford

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #544 on: September 07, 2011, 12:58:53 pm »
Best beers I had on my Pacific Northwest vacation:

1. Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (barleywine)
2. Pliny the Elder (DIPA)
3. Stone Imperal Russian Stout
4. Ninkasi Tricerahops (DIPA)
5. Deshutes Obsidian (Stout)
6. Laurelworks Workhorse IPA
7. Stone Supremely Self Righteous (Black IPA)
8. Unibroue Trois Pistoles(Strong Dark Belgian Ale)
9. Hair of the Dog Adam (Strong Dark Belgian Ale)
10. Dechutes The Stoic (Belgian Quad)
11. Ninkasi Made the the Shade (IPA)
12. Dechutes Conflux #2 (Belgian IPA)
13. Southern Tier Choklat (Imperial Stout)
14. Deschutes Black Butte 23 (Imperial Porter)
15. Ninkasi Believer (Imperial Red Ale)
16. Hair of the Dog Fred (Belgian Strong Pale)
17. Ninkasi Oatis (Stout)
18. Stone IPA
19. Dechutes Hop in the Dark (Black IPA)
20. Russian River Damnation (Belgian Strong Pale)


Among bottle brought home to be tried: Alesmith Speedway Stout and Alesmith IPA.


Twelve days of heavy beer drinking and brewpub food (by my standards) and only one pound weight gain.

Brewpubs/breweries/tasting rooms visited:

Hair of the Dog, Portland A+
Cascade, Portland N/A (liked the tasting room alot, couldn't get into the sour beers)
Rogue, Portland, D (crappy service from a dumpy looking server, bad food, only the wimpy stuff on tap)
Deschutes, Bend brewery=A, brewpub=B+
10 Barrel, Bend beers=C, brewpub atmosphere=A-
Full Sail, Hood River, B- (nice river view, mediocre beer and food)


Notable eateries:

The Farm Cafe, Portland
Blossoming Lotus, Portland
Pizza Ascholls, Portland (except for the 1.5 hour wait)
Bambinos Pizza, Seattle ($2 pints of the Stone SR and Unibrous TP!!!)
Brouwers Cafe, Seattle
My brothers house, Seattle
Our friend's house, Seattle

brennser

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« Reply #545 on: September 07, 2011, 07:37:52 pm »
did anyone get the groupon for a case of craft beer at Wagners in G'town for $22 last Thursday or Friday?

Have no idea how they can make this work financially but didn;t stop me from picking up two. When I got there Monday they had been cleaned out of Bells etc but I used one of em on a mixed case of Dale, Victory, Flying Dog and Port City

They must be taking a major bath on this though - over 1,000 groupons were sold

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #546 on: September 07, 2011, 11:51:31 pm »
heading to the beach this week, will be firmly planted at the dogfish head brewpub in rehoboth.
(o|o)

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #547 on: September 07, 2011, 11:56:44 pm »
NEW BELGIUM UPDATE!!! Well it is finally here. NB hits NoVa this week and I get my share on Thursday. The initial portfolio includes Fat Tire, Ranger, Trippel, Hoptoberfest, Kick, Clutch and Super Cru, all in 22oz.

I got most of these at Teeter - the Super Cru was undrinkable, disgusting, otherwise great stuff.
(o|o)

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« Reply #548 on: September 08, 2011, 07:14:27 am »
NEW BELGIUM UPDATE!!! Well it is finally here. NB hits NoVa this week and I get my share on Thursday. The initial portfolio includes Fat Tire, Ranger, Trippel, Hoptoberfest, Kick, Clutch and Super Cru, all in 22oz.

I got most of these at Teeter - the Super Cru was undrinkable, disgusting, otherwise great stuff.
I thought the Hoptoberfest was decent. Agree on Super Cru - drain pour and wasn;t crazy about Clutch either (much as I wanted to LOVE it)

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #549 on: September 08, 2011, 09:54:06 am »
didnt really like dc brau at club
preferred choc city beer (copper)

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« Reply #550 on: September 08, 2011, 09:59:15 am »
At least one area place is going to be sampling New Belgium...

Perfect Pour had a sampling "event" a couple of weeks ago.  Fat Tire was the only beer I chose to walk out with.  The other stuff was ok, but nothing more than that.

Would like to find a place that has Fat Tire on tap.

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« Reply #551 on: September 08, 2011, 10:00:43 am »
you should go to north carolina.  they worship fat tire.  worship it.  a bartender at the beach told me that once they took it off tap for something new . . . and people actually almost rioted.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #552 on: September 08, 2011, 10:16:47 am »
I do like it better out of the tap.  I thought it was ok out of the bottle but it wasn't anything I'd have to stock on a regular basis.

Hardly worth rioting over.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #553 on: September 08, 2011, 11:44:04 am »
didnt really like dc brau at club
DC Brau just did a fantastic hefe weizen - draft only - got a growler at the brewery - small batch I think

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #554 on: September 08, 2011, 12:12:13 pm »
Won't be on tap for a little while still.

I thought the tripple was pretty decent.  I have the Hoptober, but haven't tried it yet.  Most places should have the New Belgium stuff by now.