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Have the beer gods answered YOUR prayers?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by fmccormi, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. I wasn't necessarily praying for it, but one of my local readers hooked me up with a heady topper to review last week. Was definitely happy about that
  2. alex021224

    alex021224 Savant (375) Michigan Nov 3, 2012 Beer Trader

    Just bought some BCBS right off the shelf. Considering that I have yet to see this anywhere in SE Michigan, I felt I had to buy the last two 4 packs. I went into this store just to kill time and the owner told me that he has had BCBS (1 case) for a month. I've ask just about every store owner about this beer and they all told me that they simply don't get the stuff. I think I just found my new favorite store!
  3. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (815) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Yep, I'll drink to that.
  4. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,035) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Beer Trader

    - I'm seeing a lot more smoked beers the past few years- many have been drinkable, and a few have even made me go "F-Yeah!".
    - the German imports have also been fresher and more easily obtained over the past few years.
    - I have a new local brewery that's seriously impressed me a few times in the past couple of months.

    Yup- everything's coming up Milhouse!
  5. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Advocate (600) Washington Mar 9, 2008 Verified

    No. Turns out that low-ABV IPAs were not the answer to my prayers of great-tasting, session IPAs --- they're too thin and the hop profiles too harsh and bitter without a strong malt backbone. Don't get me wrong --- I'm glad Day Time IPA and the rest exist --- they're just not what I'd hoped.
  6. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011 Verified

    no, because I can't find a home on zillow for sale in bourbon county.
  7. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Advocate (520) California Dec 21, 2011 Beer Trader

    Nope, people still buy into the Pliny hype.
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  8. No.
    Odell Doesnt distribute to where I live.
    I still haven't tried a Westvelteren (none of the variants)
    I want to drink Andechs Dopplebock
    I want to drink Tucher Bajuvator
    I still haven't tried The Gouden Carolus Blue label either
  9. I wouldn't say "the entity normally considered....on the BA forums." I think the people that look poorly upon Ab-Inbev as a whole is the minority. The Goose Island acquisition turned a lot of haters into fans.
  10. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Advocate (605) Wisconsin Apr 16, 2012 Verified

    No, PtY is still draft only and still have many wants that are just a PITA to get.
  11. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    Well Black Note in bottles was a good start.

    I want Fullsteam to put Working Man's Lunch on nitro (cc: peetoteeto).

    If the beer gods would answer me, Bull City Burger and Brewery would start brewing Clay Street and Dr. Bartlett's Ordinary Bitter year round, and never take it off the beer engine.
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  12. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (815) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Oooh, I can't wait to go back to Fullsteam . . . went there for the first time around Thanksgiving, and enjoyed it thoroughly. Really unique, special thing they've got going on there—you can tell they really care about the community.
  13. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    and their beer is only getting better. this years first frost was better than 2011 (2012 was meh, too boozy). IGOR last year was crazy good. Im excited for the Kentucky Common and Cackalacky Ginger Pale (interesting and unique-what else would you expect from Chris and Sean?)
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  14. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (815) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Ditto on both of those new ones. Hope they make IGOR again, I'd love to try it. Maybe we can petition them to do a bottling run of it, and I'll have my sister snag me a couple of bottles :) . . . I had Single Hop Rye - Apollo and Summer Basil when I was there, both very tasty. Summer Basil was legitimately unique, I thought, which says a lot these days.

    So, there's another beer prayer of mine. Bottled IGOR and more Summer Basil. Also, it's never going to happen, but I'd love to see Stone Enjoy By in my market. (I'm guessing upstate NY is pretty low on the list for that beer, though.)
  15. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Advocate (735) New York Jun 19, 2009 Beer Trader

    Yup. His name is GrumpyOldTroll.
  16. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    IGOR isnt scrapped right now, from what Sean has told me, its sitting in barrels right now. They arent scrapping it yet, selling it sour is an option. Theyve also had a rough go at it lately; PawPaw had to be dumped this year (wild yeast from the fruit infected the whole batch).

    Fruitcake started them in the right direction, now we need Kentucky Common and Cackalacky to save Fullsteam this year.
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  17. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,000) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    I think the Beer Gods are mocking me.
    Earlier today I received some fresh Heady.
    I have some Abrasive coming in later this week.
    I have Hopslam and Zombie dust coming next week.
    So what happens during this convergence of hop utopia?
    This occasion that will allow me to pay proper homage to the beer gods?
    I start coming down with a nasty cold. If it is anything like the one my wife and kids had, it will be a bad one and last a good two weeks.
    I don't want to start any blasphemous rumors but I think that the Beer Gods have a sick sense of humour.
  18. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Advocate (595) Ohio Feb 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    Yep heard this today too! I signed the petition as quick as I could haha. This is really awesome for all of us Ohioians if it goes through, but it will take a long while before it's finalized.
  19. My store got in one case of each of the following Cantillon: Kriek Lambic, Classic Gueze, and Fou Foune. I knew how rare it was for these beers to make their way into our store, but I hesitated at the price. They were all gone the next day. About 3 weeks later I'm walking out of the stockroom when another employee pulls a Classic Gueze from a bag and tells me the customer we had set it aside for never came in. I bought it on the spot.
  20. My beer gods answered my prayers last week. I went to a local store and was just perusing. The owner came up to me and got to talking for about 10 minutes. Cool guy. He then asks if I like IPA's and mentions they just got a shipment of 120 minute and were keeping it in the back. I say no thanks. He then heads off and I ask, "what else do you guys have stashed in the backroom?". He says nothing, pauses, then says I think there is a Cherry Rye in the back, let me check. He comes back with a cherry rye and I thanked him very much and mentioned that I just missed the Coffee. He then tells me that he knows anther owner of a bottle shop and that he might have a coffee stashed away for special guest's. He calls him, confirms the stock of said coffee stout and sends me on my way. It was a good day.
  21. I have tried their IPA, Yule smith and X. The all tasted out of freshness. I also had their Wee Heavy and speedway which held up fine but I have been hugely disappointed with their hoppier brews.
  22. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    Moe's Bender, Four, Abrasive and Bitter Brewer are not available year round, so no!
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  23. Thirstygoat

    Thirstygoat Advocate (640) Illinois Nov 22, 2012 Beer Trader

    Late 2011 I get a call that my request for BCBS was in. I asked how much I owed them and they gave me a CASE price. ( about $130ish) After reconnecting my jaw I mutter that I'd be there directly. ( Its a 35 minute drive). I walk in and they apologize that I only can have a 4pk. Cool enough. BUT they have this new GI barleywine in 750ml bottles"and I can have as many as I want!"
    A slightly younger, less Karma considering version of myself carts out a case. I bought 4 before anybody changed their mind.
  24. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (815) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Ohhh, did not realize IGOR was having problems. Hope they make it again, though, still.

    I was really intrigued by the sounds of their Kentucky Common and Cackalacky, too . . . speaking of which, isn't Haw River going to make something with ginger? I'm really psyched to try some of their stuff, when it comes out.
  25. Otis

    Otis Aficionado (165) Michigan Oct 9, 2012 Beer Trader

    Walked into a local restaurant/bar two weeks ago and sat down with my wife. They brought out the beer menu and I saw they had King Henry on it for 25 per bottle. Next thing I know I'm drinking one for mere money. Halfway through the bottle a guy (the wine and beer buyer it turns out) walks up and asks me if I'm enjoying the beer. He then offers to sell me two more for 15 bucks a piece to go. I said yes...
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  26. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (880) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    Still haven't ticked the top 100/250 whatever list so no.

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  27. tut2528

    tut2528 Savant (475) Illinois Sep 26, 2008

    nope... Sours still damn expensive
  28. brewsader

    brewsader Savant (310) New York Dec 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    for those of you wondering, it was a wine shop with a little sign that said specialty beer next to the door. we passed it on the way to warren (we started in stowe, so i think it was on 100?)
  29. patto1ro

    patto1ro Advocate (560) Netherlands Apr 26, 2004

    Yes. I did have to give them a push, though.
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  30. teamwiggum

    teamwiggum Advocate (695) Wisconsin Nov 30, 2008 Beer Trader

    No they're not, because Heady, Russian River, Alpine, etc are all still pipe dreams instead of tasty memories.....
    scootsmal likes this.
  31. czfreeman

    czfreeman Savant (465) California May 22, 2007

    nope..still job hunting no matter how much I drink..what gives?
  32. MrOH

    MrOH Advocate (525) Maryland Jul 5, 2010

    IN Kubrick's 2001
  33. basscram

    basscram Savant (385) Maine Mar 29, 2006

    Found a Malt Liquor that I actually enjoy. Steel Reserve. Tried it for the first time tonight. I used to be a big fan of Schlitz and Colt 45 but me likey the the steel reserve. Even better than the brown bag special beer from some brewery can't remember the name and daddy's little helper.
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  34. I really want this beer too. Thanks for letting us know its on the way.

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  35. vurt

    vurt Advocate (705) Oregon Apr 11, 2004 Beer Trader

    Boulevard beers, including the year-round brews in the Smokestack series, are available on the shelf in many places on Southern California. But we still don't get the limited releases like Saison-Brett or Rye-on-Rye. So I guess that's like half a prayer answered, which leads me to conclude that my prayers only reached a beer demigod.
  36. beerborn

    beerborn Savant (345) Georgia Jan 22, 2012

    That is truly awesome, lucky man
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  37. hopsputin

    hopsputin Advocate (700) New Jersey Apr 1, 2012 Verified

    The beer gods smiled on me when they places Lost Abbey and Stone so close together. Also by randomly allowing me to try FBS while I was back east a few months ago
  38. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (735) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    Prayers were definitely answered when I saw 3Beans being released. Im a sixpoint fanboy and mast bros is my favorite chocolate. I finally visited MB last fall which is odd because I've been to Williamsburg a bunch of times. Stumptown collaborating was just icing on the cake since I've been craving a good coffee beer for the past month and MA is sort lacking in any good ones in 4/6 packs.
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  39. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    I'm afraid not all of my beer prayers will be answered... but the '08 and '09 BCBS that showed up with the '12 this year was pretty rad.
  40. zekeman17

    zekeman17 Champion (905) Pennsylvania Feb 14, 2010 Beer Trader

    They may not have answered my prayers, but they threw me a bone yesterday.
    I heard that my local distributor had some Lagunitas Sucks. Shot over after work, and sure enough, they still
    had a case. As I was paying, I saw a case of Nugget Nectar next to to counter. I assumed that
    it was being held for somebody, but when I asked, he said it was mine if I wanted it.
    I wanted it.
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