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What beer are you drinking now? #104

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  1. My little brother joined BA the day I turned 21 Cheers!
     
  2. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Unfortunately...
     
  3. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Savant (395) Florida Dec 5, 2012

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    As if living in Florida wasn't great enough already! So frickin good!
     
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  4. andthevolcano

    andthevolcano Savant (435) Delaware Apr 22, 2008

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    Getting a little wild
     
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  5. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) New York Feb 25, 2009

    Well then he's welcome in my book.
     
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  6. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Savant (355) Missouri Jan 16, 2011

    Getting a late start....SN Celebration 2012 now...also have NB Abbey, BCBS and Schlafly Irish Style Extra Stout to pick from for the next one! Cheers!
     
  7. I really enjoyed this on draft, and bought a few bottles.
    Very nice brew.
     
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  8. NSK79

    NSK79 Savant (375) Illinois Jun 4, 2012

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    Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy, happy Friday!

    Cheers!
     
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  9. pjs234

    pjs234 Advocate (730) Connecticut Jun 29, 2008

    Love this stout!

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  10. Having another Sucks while I prepare the Super Bowl ribs I'm smoking tomorrow.[​IMG]
     
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  11. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    I had it for the first time tonight and it is one of the better beers that I have had, and it seems to get better with each drink.
     
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  12. The evening continues...and I'm enjoying this evening like it was 2010.

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    listening to...

     
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  13. I just knocked out a homebrew mesquite porter and a Southern Star Le Mort Viviant.
     
  14. Not a fan of resin but I love that beer!:)
     
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  15. wiscokid920

    wiscokid920 Savant (490) Maryland Apr 27, 2011

    Central Waters Ouisconsing Red Ale

    Cheers!
     
  16. TGIFF

    Denogginizer from the Kegerator
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    Listening to one of my old faves
     
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  17. First time trying this new offering from Brau Brothers. Tasty little number, I must say...

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  18. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (780) Florida Oct 24, 2010

    Drinking a bottle of Stone's Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Beans now. To be honest I thought it would be a lot sweeter and that the vanilla would be kind of heavy-handed, but that's not my impression. It's decent.

    To be honest though, porters aren't usually my thing . . . I've had Eddy Fitz a few times and it's always good, but if I want something dark I usually want it to be gigantic and black hole-ish, like Founders IS. The exception, though, is HF Everett. That is an unbelievably delicious porter, and this coming from a guy who's usually not into the style.
     
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    Just cracked this baby, getting my funk on...

     
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  20. lovindahops

    lovindahops Advocate (655) New York Mar 26, 2010

    Closing out this great Friday night with a winter brew from my favorite brewery of all time:
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    I'm looking forward to march second where I'll meet in person a great advocate... mr cfrance in person in Vermont. Cheers!
     
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  21. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

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    Chase's second review - Ivan the Great

    Hell yeah!
     
  22. lovindahops

    lovindahops Advocate (655) New York Mar 26, 2010

    Dang it Fran, I have the worst timing... You need to try the porter from the aforementioned brewery that I am drinking now! If only alto cinco was that close to north syracuse... We could meet up. Cheers!
     
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  23. RoninTK3

    RoninTK3 Savant (300) New Hampshire Nov 12, 2012

  24. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) California Nov 29, 2012

  25. As do I!
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    Cheers!
    Nightcaps and last raps.
     
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  26. MichPaul

    MichPaul Advocate (745) Michigan Jan 28, 2012

    Are you guys celebrating his 18th birthday in style? :p
     
  27. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Savant (355) Missouri Jan 16, 2011

    Went with the Schlafly Irish Style Extra Stout for round 2...decided BCBS may be a little too much octane for tonight....hahaha....
     
  28. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    He's almost 20! I'm trying to prep him for the real world (BA world).
     
  29. mecmd

    mecmd Advocate (725) Georgia Jan 7, 2012

  30. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    Alternating between Bell's Two Hearted and Surly Abrasive.
     
  31. Good beer night.

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  32. MichPaul

    MichPaul Advocate (745) Michigan Jan 28, 2012

    If anyone can train him up right, I sure YOU can! Do it up! :)
    Enjoy,
    Cheers!
     
  33. kingofhop

    kingofhop Advocate (555) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    Doin' a Red thang. Sam Adams, Boulevard and Dundee. These are really great beers. I like the way they look, and I like the way they taste. Might change my name to kingofred.
     
  34. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Advocate (600) California Mar 26, 2011

  35. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (780) Florida Oct 24, 2010

    Bah! You've got some Everett? Shit, man. Well the snow we've had today makes driving very far kinda dicey, anyway.

    Evidently, I've enjoyed the Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla well enough, but it's not a repeat buy in my book. Everett, however, I'd probably get again, if I had the money and wasn't jonesing so hard for whatever they've got on tap or in bottles that's hoppy or farmhouse-y.

    Coming down to Alto anytime soon? It's like two or three blocks from my house.

    Edit: oh and I'm really excited to try some 3Beans. Sounds great, Jeremy said it's fantastic.
     
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  36. takach79

    takach79 Aficionado (210) Indiana Apr 3, 2011

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    So I ignored advice about not aging FBS. Just had to see for myself. The one on the left is 9/12/11 and the one on the right is 9/4/12. The 2011 brew--slight overripe fruit aroma (and not in a good way) and an astringent flavor, or maybe the coffee had dropped out so much that the other flavors became harsh. The harshness did even out as the beer warmed and opened up. The 2012 brew--much better, but even with 4 months on it, the coffee has dropped off.

    So I've found conventional wisdom to be correct. Both still pretty good beers, but this one is best consumed fresh. Like I said, just had to find out for myself.

    I have 2 or 3 KBSs from 2011. Anyone know if those hold up better?

    On another note, I gave up coffee about two years ago, and I'm kind of wired from these two FBSs. I'm going to be up half the night watching C-SPAN or some shit!
     
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  38. tut2528

    tut2528 Savant (475) Illinois Sep 26, 2008

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    finishing off the night with this delicious dessert.. You know you want this!
     
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  39. Continuing last night's growler of Terrapin Hopsecutioner.
     
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    So happy we got distro to PA this year. Can't wait to see how this ages. Any idea when it tends to hit its peak?
    Cheers!
     
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