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What beer are you drinking now? #97

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Dools9, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. mtalley999

    mtalley999 Savant (415) Maryland Oct 6, 2011

    After visiting that whole foods on your recommendation, I think I officially hate you (in the nicest way possible). My beer envy wouldn't be so bad if I didn't get to experience the awesomeness of that store firsthand.
    ZachOfAllTrades and fujindemon74 like this.
  2. Same picture as last night ......but not the same beer I promise!

    skinsfan, ILOVESTOUTS, nUgZ and 12 others like this.
  3. JxExM

    JxExM Savant (480) New York Mar 5, 2012

  4. jb123

    jb123 Advocate (545) Michigan Dec 3, 2012 Verified

    Started with a heady topper thanks to surge1311
    Jai alai cigar city thanks to surge1311
  5. BCBS Cherry Rye to start the evening, then something more sessionable to forget the day/week..... Some Local 1 perhaps. I suppose i will ponder that while sipping the BCBS
    smutty33 and chanokokoro like this.
  6. jb123

    jb123 Advocate (545) Michigan Dec 3, 2012 Verified

    Jai alai!
  7. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poobah (1,000) Pennsylvania Sep 6, 2010 Verified

    Just cracked a Genghis Pecan while watching "Craigslist Joe" on this snowy night.

    I think Zombie Dust will follow.
  8. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Champion (985) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Verified

    I'm gearing up for my first beer of the week as well.
    Of course I count my week as Friday to Friday.
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  9. Jaycase

    Jaycase Champion (960) Illinois Jan 13, 2007 Verified

    Good evening BAs! Picked up this new offering from Bell's. Am I smitten over it? No, but it's refreshing and tasty just the same. Goes down real easy too.


    This guy (gal?) was in my yard for a good hour scoping the bird feeder for lunch. It's funny because all the birds high tailed (winged?) it out of there while it was there so no lunch today. Beautiful bird. I was honored to have it in my yard. I think it's a sharp-shinned hawk. Cheers all!

  10. sleuthdog

    sleuthdog Advocate (695) Illinois Oct 21, 2008 Verified

    Having a tasting tonight with some buddies. Started with this until we open big one.


    Cheers guys!
  11. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    You got the better end of that deal
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  12. mikecharley

    mikecharley Advocate (545) Pennsylvania Nov 6, 2008 Verified


    2010 BA4D

    Really drinking fine
  13. Seems to be a common beer tonight but this is my first foray into Suck-town!

    rpbuckeye, skinsfan, nUgZ and 9 others like this.
  14. kingofhop

    kingofhop Advocate (565) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    Now onto a Full Sail Session lager. I dig the stubby. and I dig the crisp clean taste. I do NOT like the 11.2 oz serving size however. Gimme rounded off ounces, or Gimme Death! (gawd I love Patrick Henry).
    skinsfan likes this.
  15. I am really enjoying a Thomas Hooker Ct. Barrel Series Saison right now!
  16. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (475) Michigan Sep 20, 2006 Verified

    skinsfan, nUgZ, AmitC and 6 others like this.
  17. Drinking my first Ruthless Rye of the season now. I am not a big weed guy, but this stuff really smells like weed.
  18. 4balance

    4balance Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2011

    Time for an old raspy:

    Going old school:

    Cheers all ~
  19. Mcooly

    Mcooly Savant (310) New Jersey Feb 19, 2011 Verified


    Just came in from the cold and now I'm warming up with some Bitches Brew!
  20. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    Carton Decoy Winter Warmer from the local growler station. A big 12% abv spiced quad. Gonna make crock pot pulled pork with the rest of the growler tomorrow.
    Ruthless up next...
  21. You are one lucky bastard.... My brother and sister gave me some of this beer after there trip to Columbus to visis Her Grandma and man... All I can say is that is by far one the best IPA's in the country!!!!! I wish I had access to it regularly!
  22. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,180) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Verified

    420 and Black Note
  23. Disclaimer: I am fairly new to trying to be a serious BA, and have never attempted a half-and-half pour. Could someone tell me if they have experience, will this pair layer? If not, it's still pretty tasty as far as I'm concerned.

    njhopspop, nUgZ, SammyJaxxxx and 3 others like this.
  24. semibaked

    semibaked Champion (820) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007 Verified

    Bells Christmas Ale
    callmeishmALE and skinsfan like this.
  25. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (550) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    22oz old raspy? damn. today was a good day.


  26. ripps1

    ripps1 Advocate (545) New Jersey Aug 28, 2012

    Watching dark night rises. Drinking this. Forgot how good this was.


    NSK79, skinsfan, nUgZ and 8 others like this.
  27. mtalley999

    mtalley999 Savant (415) Maryland Oct 6, 2011

    Evening BA. Started with this and a tacos for dinner.


    Now I'm finishing my first one of these.


    I think the T IPA edges out Sucks for me. Both are great beers, and I will be very happy if Sucks is indeed year round. Thinking of moving onto a stout next on this snowy night. I may crack open the bottle of Dark Intrigue that I've been holding. Cheers BA.
  28. Bakker

    Bakker Savant (340) Illinois Aug 1, 2010 Verified

    [​IMG] Need someone to talk me through how to post a pic here. Got a sweet line up of Bells:
    This One Goes To 11, Expedition Stout, Third Coast Old Ale, Hopslam, & Black Note.
    Gonna be a good night!
  29. Hopslam should be honored by drinking it solo :)
  30. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (600) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    I actually love that beer. Had Smitten on tap a few months ago at a Bell's tap takeover, but it was only referred to as Golden Rye Ale as they hadn't named it yet. Easily my favorite beer of the night.
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  31. Tinypic.com and copy the whole IMG code for message boards. Cheers!
  32. I like it just fine solo, but figured that since I was interested, I may as well make my first half and half something special. It should be noted that as much as I like the Hopslam, I'm a little in love with Brooklyn BCS right now....really been hitting the spot.
  33. Looking forward to this tasting, thru your pics. Wish I could've joined...Damn work!
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  34. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (600) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Started out with my first O'so Night Train. This is one darn fine American Porter...

  35. MagicJeff

    MagicJeff Savant (360) Georgia Mar 21, 2012

    Lucky enough to have not one but 2 Hopslams on draft in metro ATL....got back and now I'm nursing a Lagunitas sucks...maybe a nice stout for a night cap
  36. The kids are in bed and the wife and I are sharing this:
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  37. I have yet to 50/50 mix, but with as hard as it was for me track down hopslam, I couldn't imagine mixing it with anything haha. Cheers!
  38. GuyIncognito

    GuyIncognito Aficionado (220) Maine Sep 16, 2012

    Tonight for me: SN Torpedo-->Lagunitas Lil' Sumpin Sumpin-->Surly Abrasive
    For the hop/money, the winner is Lil' Sumpin Sumpin. For pure hop abrasiveness, the winner is Surly Abrasive.
  39. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    don't take it too serious, have fun with it! i'm not a seperation expert but i think you have to slowly pour over the back of a spoon or something of the like to get it to slowly fill the glass while remaining seperated.
    ZachOfAllTrades likes this.
  40. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Savant (485) Ohio Jun 29, 2012 Verified

    Started the night off with a good one.
    JxExM, AmitC, weeble8604 and 3 others like this.
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