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What beer are you drinking now? #519

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by belvedere86, Mar 23, 2014.

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  1. belvedere86

    belvedere86 Advocate (645) Belgium Apr 1, 2013 Beer Trader

    Starting with some lunch and Orval. Cheers BA!

    keithmurray, Jsteez, Mikecap and 41 others like this.
  2. kyle86

    kyle86 Advocate (565) Michigan Apr 21, 2013

    KBS, because the B stands for breakfast. Cheers
  3. maDUECEgunner

    maDUECEgunner Advocate (620) Minnesota May 23, 2013 Beer Trader

    Home from work and decided to finally crack this open. I received an invite to the Quarterly Blackjack Invitational at Black Bear Casino, because I won the weekly tournament twice. I believe I am still the only person to do so. For those tournaments first place is $2100, but this one is $10000. Also the food is amazing, and you can't go wrong with free drinks for a few hours. I was going to try to take a nap, but I'm too excited. Time to run through some more numbers while I enjoy this.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    This is an amazing beer.
  4. Scrapss

    Scrapss Champion (765) Pennsylvania Nov 15, 2008

    Same Beer Sunday Morning?

  5. tolar111

    tolar111 Advocate (675) New York Aug 17, 2008

    Drinking Victory Hop Ranch


    Listening to Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow

  6. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poobah (1,210) Maine Sep 17, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Breakfast of oatmeal (stout), bagel with avocado, and fruit.
    More basketball today. How's your bracket?
  7. tikk

    tikk Advocate (610) New York Apr 15, 2007 Beer Trader

    Just woke up after ebf session c enjoying a cave creek chili beer for breakfast, it's really not that bad... Oh wait second sip is really bad and it's getting worse.
    Roguer, lonewolfcry, Ri0 and 2 others like this.
  8. kemoarps

    kemoarps Champion (805) Washington Apr 30, 2008 Beer Trader

    Avery x Russian River.
    Collaboration Not Litigation. Batch #7.
    Love the sentiment. And the beer ain't terrible, neither.

    Obligatory on monday. Got me on a kick. Been on it ever since...
  9. [​IMG] A good beer for fans of iron, red clay, cellar mold, odd citrus, and harsh bitterness.
  10. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poobah (1,135) New York Aug 25, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Allagash's Merveilleux
    Ale aged in oak barrels

    Wine-like and woodsy barrel notes in this sour saison-eqsue wild ale featuring brett and fungal funk, bread and biscuit grains, and tart orchard and vine fruits. My favorite "American Wild Ale" to-date.

    Not a bad way to start the day: strong, at 9.6% abv...

    Propaganda, off Sepultura's Chaos A.D. album
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2014
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  11. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (780) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    Dude! Did you notice that your KBS glass is smiling? I would be to if I was full of that beer...
  12. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poobah (1,030) Pennsylvania Oct 5, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I can never decide which looks better - your meals or your beer!
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  13. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poobah (1,030) Pennsylvania Oct 5, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Great Divide Hoss -seems much better than when I first tried it in 2010.
  14. belvedere86

    belvedere86 Advocate (645) Belgium Apr 1, 2013 Beer Trader

    Both were great for sure!
  15. gertru24

    gertru24 Savant (290) Massachusetts Jan 22, 2014

    Sunday morning.....too bad is only once a week!
  16. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Wow. Good luck. I wish you continued success. "Hey BA's, maDUECEgunner is gonna buy everyone a beer with his poker winnings!!!";)
  17. AJ01923

    AJ01923 Advocate (625) Massachusetts Jan 1, 2013 Beer Trader

    My favorite beer find of 2014.

  18. Highbrow

    Highbrow Advocate (665) California Jan 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    extremely refreshing.

  19. SABERG

    SABERG Champion (935) Massachusetts Sep 16, 2007 Subscriber

    Enjoyed immensely an Earl coffee stout from Hill Farmstead.

    Cheers all
  20. bstyle

    bstyle Champion (860) Indiana Apr 27, 2006 Beer Trader

    Huge thanks to @larryi86 for this one. Cheers!
    Zaphog, austina3214, Jaycase and 20 others like this.
  21. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Savant (465) Georgia Sep 22, 2011

    Dirtwolf,Sculpin,and Hop Stoopid
  22. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poobah (1,040) New York Jun 11, 2013

    Can't go wrong like that =)
    BeerKangaroo, Scrapss and Greywulfken like this.
  23. Prager62

    Prager62 Champion (995) Indiana May 7, 2010 Beer Trader


    Nothing beats having a Yeti around to help tidy the house on a lazy Sunday.

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  24. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poobah (1,040) New York Jun 11, 2013

    Ok y'all! It's Sunday and I love sunday. Cheers BA and last night I had the Syracuse game to watch so I mad eone of my favorite game day snacks. Stuffed mini peppers. It's too easy. Brown rice, hot italian sausage, onion and parmesan. Went great with my sweet and spicy wings and rounded out a pub style meal because they contain rice and I served these with a salad too. This all went famously with Dogfish Head Aprihop. The beer was delightful with these dishes. I did not review the beer until today because it's new beer sunday. WooHoo!

  25. Just finished a NB Ranger, about to pop a Abrasive! Going on a diet starting tomorrow, one last day of fun for this guy.
  26. vkv822

    vkv822 Advocate (675) Oregon Nov 30, 2009

    My first time trying the Enjoy By series!

    A very well done DIPA. Not the best I've ever had, but certainly up there.

    Relaxing with some more awesome bluegrass:

    Cheers BA's, enjoy your Sundays!
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  27. A little hair of the dog...
  28. ThreeTens

    ThreeTens Advocate (570) Wisconsin Mar 9, 2013 Beer Trader

    first time with this. it's rather tasty, too. Dan is the man...
    loving the heck out of a fave live show...

    Cheers, geeks. :)
  29. With 'Cuse being knocked out, my bracket lies in shambles. I thought I could use some consolation (February batch, still good-ish.)

  30. beerserks

    beerserks Savant (360) Texas Oct 19, 2010

    Starting off with a Goose Island Halia. Delicious!
    Cheers everyone!!
  31. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poobah (1,135) New York Aug 25, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Finished the marvelous Merveilleux...

    ...and went out for more beer (lol :rolleyes:); found these fun-lovin' guys on the shelf...
    I loooove Arctic Devil - Sucaba and BCBBW get a lotta the attention, but as @ao125 once said,
    "Arctic Devil is like crack."

    But then, whaaat? - didn't even crack (;)) one open - went for my last bottle of Hopslam instead...
    *pour pics follow*
    Once I get to know how a beer's gonna pour
    I'll center-pour it if I can
    Lookit that nice, perfect fill
    Hopslam is apparently infused with ghost smoke magic!

    Great head is always a plus!

    Sabbath in my head, pizza on the way - gonna be a winner today!

    Last edited: Mar 23, 2014
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  32. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poobah (1,045) New Hampshire Apr 9, 2010 Beer Trader

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Having a Imperial Stout off today, winner in every category is Founders, Smutty, Ten Fidy, and a distant last even though it is excellent Clown Shoes Undead.
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  33. kaseydad

    kaseydad Champion (800) California Nov 23, 2008 Beer Trader

    Crushing it this beautiful Sunday morning. Enjoy the day doing what you do BA's.

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  34. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (690) Missouri May 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    I went fishing this morning for a couple hours and froze my ass off. Got home and figured I may as well pop a brew.... Note Pat's Perch for added affect
  35. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,165) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    How else would I celebrate a WI win and a trip to the Sweet 16! With a CW 16 anniversary beer, of course!
  36. PalatePilot

    PalatePilot Savant (495) Colorado Dec 24, 2010


    Sunday Morning Breakfast!

  37. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    You may want to hit play now - this may take a while...

    *WARNING* - the following is a recap of last night's EPIC bottle share at @MRC711 's place.
    You may want to shield any younger BA's eyes....

    And so it began...


    Growler is BA Silhouette







    Then the big guns came out to play :eek::eek::eek:






    After some kick ass ribs, Mark pulled out this 20yr Port wine for dessert

    And just for good measure Mark pulls out this from the depths of his cellar...

    Everything went off without a hitch until we got to the Apple Brandy Hunah.
    That's when my trusty bottle opener decided to throw in the towel from all of the abuse...
    Good thing Mark had a replacement handy :cool:

    *Forgot to take a photo of a 2009 Fuller's Vintage Ale and the 750 of XV - V225 Saison

    In attendence: Myself, @Mplsmetro57 @GopherPharmer @striker2160 @MRC711 and @moneynoobject .
    Late arrivals: Alicia (thanks for bringing the Prop!;)) and Vince

    Thanks for hosting Mark!
    And thanks to Lori for letting us go later than we had planned.

    Everyone was surprised how well BA Silhouette held up with the big guns, and was in all of our top 3.

    My top 5 (actually 8)

    1 Tie: Double Barrel Hunah (thanks for the trade @markgugs) & Exponential Hoppiness
    2. BA Silhouette - Trade for this - you will not be disappointed (NO you can't have my last one!)
    3. Leon
    4. Tie: Assassin & BCBCS
    5. Tie: Brandy Hunahpu & Proprietor's BCBS

    It's crazy to think that Everett, Better Half and Blue Mountain Speedway are on the bottom of any list at a bottle share.
    Also, we've all had Prop multiple times, or it may have finished higher (maybe)

    Sorry for the long post, but my com-padres insisted!
    Hope I didn't break anything...lol

    And oh yeah....drinking some strong coffee at the moment.:cool:
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2014
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  38. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (645) Maine May 1, 2011

    Drinking Jack's Abby Coffee Framinghammer and watching Bobby Brady catch football passes from Joe Namath.

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