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Mar 20, 2023 at 4:39 PM
Oct 6, 2008


Grand High Pooh-Bah, Male, from Washington

Pooh-Bah Society Trader

Back home, just starting to again in a little more than 12 hours Feb 27, 2023

snaotheus was last seen:
Mar 20, 2023 at 4:39 PM
    1. snaotheus
      Back home, just starting to again in a little more than 12 hours
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      2. mpruden
        Enjoy your brief rest, friend.
        Feb 27, 2023
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    2. snaotheus
      My son asked me what people from Florida are called. I told him, "Retirees." Whatever, I feel like one, with a beer by the pool on the lanai
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    3. snaotheus
      In-laws are here for my daughter's birthday party...time for beer (and lots of hand-washing dishes)
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    4. snaotheus
      Man, now my damn dishwasher's broke
      1. BigIronH
        Mine too. Now I’m the dishwasher…
        Feb 4, 2023
    5. snaotheus
      I didn't expect to be soldering on my laptop's motherboard this morning
    6. snaotheus
      Jesus, 2023 has been a long year
    7. snaotheus
      Holiday break starts will be involved.
    8. snaotheus
      This weekend, I get to hang out with both my brothers for the first time in seven years. I suspect beer will be involved.
      1. jonphisher
        I see what you did here...I suspect a beer will be involved with the latter part of my day today.
        Dec 14, 2022
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    9. snaotheus
      Today is Christmas cookie baking day. Beer will be involved.
      1. jonphisher
        Dec 11, 2022
      2. Roy_Hobbs
        To be fair, couldn't you replace "Christmas cookie baking day" with anything else and beer would still be involved? Today is (insert whatever you're doing today). Beer will be involved.
        Dec 11, 2022
    10. snaotheus
      Nice to be home again!
    11. snaotheus
      Headed home's been fun, but I'm excited to get home.
    12. snaotheus
      Two more nights in Japan, both with business dinner plans. Can I hit another new beer place before I leave?
      1. BigIronH, GreenBayBA, Shanex and 6 others like this.
      2. shigg85
        Where have you been so far? I live here!
        Nov 16, 2022
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      3. snaotheus
        @shigg85 I've been here for almost two weeks, going home on Friday. I visited Popeye, PDX, the American Craft Beer Experience, Kunisawa, Yona Yona, Good Beer Faucets, Craft Beer Server Land, Thrash Zone, and Far Yeast. Plus Mizonokuchi Brewery and local bars Fujimaru and Mugihigeya. I've been having a good time.
        Nov 16, 2022
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    13. snaotheus
      Enjoying Tokyo area's beer scene.
      1. sebert3030
        What are your favorite beers/places to enjoy in Tokyo? I am visiting in April. Looking for recommendations.
        Nov 17, 2022
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      2. snaotheus
        @sebert3030 My #1 recommendation in Tokyo is Beer Club Popeye. Lots of Japanese craft beer on tap. This trip, Fujizakura and Be Easy impressed me. I've visited Thrash Zone twice and enjoyed it a lot. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Kunisawa was a very interesting place to stop with good beer. If you want, message me with more info about where you'll be and what you like, and I'll see if I can help you.
        Nov 17, 2022
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      3. sebert3030
        Thank you. I'll reach out to you as the trip draws sooner. Cheers!
        Nov 17, 2022
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    Beer is good.

    Beer likes:
    • Bread and butter is IPA and varieties thereof.
    • Love lambic/gueuze and similarly wild sour stuff.
    • Learning and growing in the lagers / traditional styles arena.
    • Anything interesting from outside my area, particularly hyperlocal or quirky things.
    Beer not-so-much-likes:
    • Very easily overwhelmed by cinnamon in a beer.
    • I rarely find kettle sours that I like. They do exist, but it's a small minority.
    • I'm kind of so-so on the whole slushy sour thing.
    • I'm not a fan of super gimmicky beers where the philosophy seems to be "We think it'll garner attention" as opposed to "We think this will be interesting / good."
    Generally, I'm open to everything, even if it's a style I typically don't like, I will give it a shot and appreciate the experience, even if not the beer.

    Beer review #1: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - Pale Ale (2008-10-07)
    Beer review #500: Elliott Bay Brewhouse & Pub - Highline IPA (2012-09-07)
    Beer review #1000: Paradox Beer Company - Skully Barrel No. 21 (2015-03-16)
    Beer review #1500: Jester King Brewery - Noble King (2017-02-11)
    Beer review #2000: Kalispell Brewing Co. - Cloudcroft (2018-11-23)
    Beer review #2500: White Bluffs Brewing Company - Nectar of the Gods (NOG) (2020-05-25)
    Beer review #3000: Drekker Brewing Company - Clueless Wonder (2021-05-02)
    Beer review #3500: Barrique Brewing & Blending - Bruin (2022-06-13)

    Currently exploring the world of whisky and beer pairings...

    Rough interpretation of my ratings, as of 2021-02-27:
    • 5.00: Dunno. Maybe I'd be willing to give up all other beers to have this one? Have inappropriate dreams about it? I've never rated a beer this high.
    • 4.75: I remember it fondly and possibly pine after it, even if I only had it once. Looking at these beers in my review history makes me wistful.
    • 4.50: I probably remember it as a stand-out among the thousands of beers I've tried, might have a standing policy to buy it if I see it.
    • 4.25: Tempted to buy it every time I see it, and often do (or regret not doing so).
    • 4.00: Tempted to buy it every time I see it, but often don't. I would strongly recommend anything with this rating or higher.
    • 3.75: Happy to have it any time. Probably my most common rating.
    • 3.50: No problem drinking it, but not necessarily happy to drink it.
    • 3.25: I've had worse beers, but I'm not excited about this. Wouldn't order it again, most likely.
    • 3.00: It's not very bad, but it's not very good. I may or may not make faces while drinking it.
    • 2.75: Everything here or below is probably something I wouldn't have again, unless external pressures made it difficult to avoid (or I was just curious if my tastes had changed substantially). Drainpour is likely.
    • 2.50: It's bad. I'd recommend water instead. I mean, it won't kill you or anything, but…why would you drink it?
    • 2.25: Don't drink this, and definitely not anything I've rated worse. Only about six beers have been in this region.
    • 2.00: It's very, very bad. Ill-conceived and/or flawed. I've only rated four-ish beers in this region.
    • 1.75: It's irredeemably bad. I've only rated one or two beers in this region.
    • 1.50: It's unforgivably, unforgettably bad. I have only rated one beer this low, and nothing lower, so the rest is conjecture.
    • 1.25: Superlatively bad?
    • 1.00: I have nightmares about having to drink this beer? Would give up drinking before drinking this again? That's a stretch…
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