12 Days of Christmas - 2020

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  1. sirhc3034

    sirhc3034 May 22, 2014 Texas
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    Day 6 time. Wrapping up with an A and B beer, plus a wrapped gift with instructions to open upon first reveal. [​IMG]
    A thick dark stout. Loads of coconut on the nose. Taste follows for sure. [​IMG]
    Benthic 2020 from Half acre brewing. I’ve had this once before and am stoked to get it again. [​IMG]
    Day 6b is another stout. The wrapped package contained a Benthic glass so figured I needed to use it on this one. This beer is a coconut and chocolate bomb. Taste like German Chocolate cake to me. [​IMG]
    Half acre Xtra Dubl Benthic. This is probably my favorite of the first have of the 12DOX. Thanks @SouthernSips !
     
  2. bl00

    bl00 May 13, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Damn, sorry I mixed up a and b. Glad you enjoyed though.
     
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  3. Snrubnivek

    Snrubnivek Apr 16, 2016 California
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    The reveal...
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    Ellison Parallax. Cliff paid attention to my likes with this PB barrel aged brew. PB is my favorite adjunct when done well and this is great. Thanks @Lazhal !
     
  4. Corriecrafts

    Corriecrafts Nov 11, 2014 Kentucky
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    Warning these next two beers are fire fire!

    Christmas Day 2
    This beers fucks, could easily down this bottle within minutes. Drinking like a sharp wild ale upfront taste with a big fruited on the backend. Bit tart. Has me wanted more for this Christmas day. Love this one @online
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    Damn was off but come to think this is the perfect Sara. Thanks for the treat @oline73 I'm not worthy
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  5. Corriecrafts

    Corriecrafts Nov 11, 2014 Kentucky
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    Day 3

    Straight raspberries up front. Nice mild tart. This would be killer on a hot KY day! Fruit seems to linger more than usual leaving a different sweeter fruit end. Four or five sips in still having trouble of what it is no cinnamon so cherry out, maybe BlackBerry if some sort but another fantastic color
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    Anna Valiquette! An absurd amount of fruit and it was the Black currant that has that long lingering ending. Steve you done it again. Very classy my friend this beer is what I need after work. Thanks again #L4L
     
  6. robgage

    robgage Dec 19, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    @sembo is bringing it with that 3F cork for day three. I am no lambic aficionado....but this beauty has all the funk I love in a lambic. Acidity isn’t through the roof which is also a plus. Bursting with earthy stone fruits.

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    The reveal

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    Oh living the best Zenne life. Blend 92. A wonderful beer. Thanks buddy!
     
  7. SouthernSips

    SouthernSips Aug 7, 2018 Mississippi
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    Depression on the bottom of the bottle and non-descript cage and cork have me once again reaching for the Casey glass, but I could be being fooled again.

    More raspberries again, I think. This one is less jammy than the Funk Factory and about the same level of raspberries as my previous Casey so really not sure??

    Reveal soon since I've already downed this glass the fastest so far this 12DOX!

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  8. swenny916

    swenny916 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Day 3 from @tsgooch79 and I rolled a 5

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    I was thinking Cantillon from the bottle and after pulling out the cork, it was confirmed.

    The beer was very smooth with just a bit of tart. Very nice and easy to drink. At first I thought I tasted apple, which I knew was wrong and then couldn't decide if it was cherry or raspberry since it was much smoother than what I'm used to with this style. I haven't had much Cantillon at all, so didn't have much of a guess.

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    2016 Kriek 100% Lambic Bio

    Could be the best lambic I've had, such a nice treat. Thanks again @tsgooch79
     
  9. Kylo76

    Kylo76 Aug 29, 2014 Colorado
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    [​IMG] Standard mead cork gave it away, total blueberry bomb
     
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  10. Kylo76

    Kylo76 Aug 29, 2014 Colorado
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    [​IMG] New tick from @PassMeAZima and this one is killer, thanks Jason!
     
  11. Kylo76

    Kylo76 Aug 29, 2014 Colorado
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    [​IMG] Day 3 bottle 2, and another Standard mead. Can’t pick out the fruit on this one but definite maple flavor.
     
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  12. azuelke

    azuelke Nov 12, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Still playing catch-up from Day 2... I did have the beer yesterday but never did get around to uploading it and whatnot. This beer pouted a deep red/blue/purple, and for good reason. Slightly tart, good amount of oak...

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    The dry finish made this bottle disappear quite quickly, as I never really did set the glass down, except for the 2nd pour pic. Thanks @ninjembro
     
  13. Kylo76

    Kylo76 Aug 29, 2014 Colorado
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    [​IMG] @PassMeAZima continues with the wanton destruction of my liver with some insane liquid. Jason absolutely killing it!
     
  14. sirhc3034

    sirhc3034 May 22, 2014 Texas
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    On to the Hazy Cup @SouthernSips put together for myself and @Franfab. 4 hazy beers blind tastes and ratings to compare with one another. Tonight is cans A and B [​IMG]
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    This 12DOX has been a blast thus far. My toilet would disagree with the stouts I’ve encountered though. Septic system has had a work out for sure.
     
  15. azuelke

    azuelke Nov 12, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Day 3 from the choose your own adventure lineup from @ninjembro. The look, smell, and taste all screamed kriek. Lots of sweet and sour cherries, and a whole lot of funk...

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    Bingo! Thanks again @ninjembro!
     
  16. SouthernSips

    SouthernSips Aug 7, 2018 Mississippi
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    Apparently my taste buds were smoking crack when I tasted raspberries, but that could be the blackberry! I wish I could of seen the look on my face when I revealed this hahaha. Though, I will say that I could smell almost like a flintstones grape smell when I poured it following the reveal.

    Even though I bombed the guess, this thing was amazing. Probably the fastest I've drank a 750 this 12DOX. Thanks @Dad_of_Rad for the beer and @dmbforever for the wrapping! :grin:

    On to the Hazy Cup with @sirhc3034 and @Franfab!

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  17. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    Day 3 brings another purple wax bomber. I strap on my big boy pants, grab a container of tums and get ready

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    Hmm, tastes sweeter, much easier drinking that day 1, but still significant heat on the back end. I assume that meant it was an older vintage

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    Wrong, a brand new one. Tommy kind of tipped his hand on it about peppers offline on how it might happen. This one was really enjoyable. thanks @tommyguz , I get a few nights off before back at it on Wednesday
     
  18. bl00

    bl00 May 13, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Day 3 from @Dad_of_Rad

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    Bottle feels like Goose Island. Cap confirms my suspicions. Nose is buttery caramel at first. I want to say maple and a bit of coffee are next but there is also a fruity grape note. I'm guessing this BCBS special #4- coffee and maple but the more this warms up the less confident I am.

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    The reveal is BCBS Proprietors 2020. Everything I was picking up on make more sense now. Thank you @Dad_of_Rad! I'm loving the complexity of this beer.
     
  19. PassMeAZima

    PassMeAZima Jan 1, 2014 Kentucky
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    Day 6 from @blassor Started this one blind. Thought it may have been Morning Delight judging by the wax alone. Once I try it I don’t get any maple.
    This one is fantastic. Thanks for sending this one, Brandon! #L4L
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  20. Dave_Treat

    Dave_Treat Jun 23, 2012 Virginia
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    Day 6 brings 2 cans from @timmy2b

    First, pours hazy. Taste the Citra. Good beer!
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    Called it. Sorry for the pic. Other half Citra Chroma
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  21. treznor

    treznor Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    Day 6 from @JasonR1975 .

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    Pours a bright red with lots of carb, nice funk and some nice fruit there, probably cherry. Cork says American Solera and a little research says they have a Year 4 Kriek so thats my guess.

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    Finally got one (with significant help from the cork...). Really nice drinker @JasonR1975 !
     
  22. Dan_K

    Dan_K Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    The reveal from @Sassyshe888 .

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    Wow. This beer is huge. Its like Fundamental Observation on steroids. So happy to try this. The ABV is readily evident ... 18% ABV.

    Thank you Sheila!!
     
  23. Dave_Treat

    Dave_Treat Jun 23, 2012 Virginia
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    Day 6 can 2 also pours hazy. Also getting citra. Very similar beer. Just slightly more bitter.

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    And it comes is as Double Citra Chroma
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    Thanks @timmy2b
     
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  24. mervmurry

    mervmurry Aug 24, 2007 Ohio
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    Day 6 (of 12) from @tommyguz poured a solid black with a tan head and was brimming with vanilla. This one seemed very similar to yesterday's beer with a ton of musty oak. The vanilla was a nice addition. I knew what this beer was based on the white wax and the vanilla.
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    43 month Heaven Hill BBA BBVD with vanilla beans! This was single-handedly the longest aged BBA stout I have ever had. It def showed some signs of oxidation, but that was overshadowed by the oak/barrel. The vanilla was a nice addition over the DB bourbon/rye blend from yesterday, which was also BA for 43 months. Cheers Tom! I am glad I got to try this one!
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    Day 3 (of 6) from @Coorsy poured a little like motor oil. I knew right off the bat this one had hazelnuts in it. I also detected some slight bourbon, but nothing else jumped out at me. The pink wax and the 500ml size bottle threw me off. I thought maybe it was another Trillium stout but didn't know which one.
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    Damn. A Long Live BA stout...BA Friendsgiving with hazelnuts, cocoa nibs and vanilla! This was great! The body on this was thicker without being cloyingly sweet. Once I knew what it was (and the beer warmed more), I started to pick up the cocoa and vanilla. So many times those 2 adjunct hide well in a BA stout because the vanilla resembles bourbon and the chocolate resembles the roasted/dark malts. Thanks Corey for this treat!
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    #TreatKilledMerv
     
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  25. jschott75

    jschott75 May 19, 2012 Illinois
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    Day 3 from @bl00
    Guessing from the can size a few Ralphius variants.
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    Could tell 3a was S'Mores right away.
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    3b was super sweet, but I wasn't quite sure what it was.
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    Ralphius S'mores & White Chocolate Macadamia.
    Thanks Dan
     
  26. Dave_Treat

    Dave_Treat Jun 23, 2012 Virginia
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    Playing poker with some of the Locals. Great fun. Small stakes. So... getting into some extras from @PassMeAZima .

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    BA Looted Art. thanks Jason
     
  27. Sassyshe888

    Sassyshe888 Jun 24, 2016 California
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    I got too drunk yesterday to post day 2 and do a reveal. Sorry guys!

    both beers are new ticks for me and Incan say the Sacrifice from Anchorage Brewing was a coconut bomb. Thank goodness they’re in 12oz bottles because my gut is starting to feel the heavy drinking I’ve been doing.

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    Thank you @smanson56
     
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  28. Sassyshe888

    Sassyshe888 Jun 24, 2016 California
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    Day 3 is so tasty! I get a bit of chocolate and definitely barrel aged. Has to be from barreled Souls due to the bottle shape and wax.

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    Boy was i completely off. Just when I thought I was getting better at this guessing game. Maple syrup and pecans. Another great beer from them. I need to try all of their stouts. Haha they’ve been hitting it for me.
    Another new tick.

    thank you for expanding my knowledge in breweries @smanson56
     
  29. Dad_of_Rad

    Dad_of_Rad Jan 24, 2013 Illinois
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    Bears got super lucky today with the Cardinals loss to SF. But you know this means that they lose on Sun vs one of the absolute worst teams in the league ; )
     
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  30. Dad_of_Rad

    Dad_of_Rad Jan 24, 2013 Illinois
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    Hope everyone had a great Christmas! What was the deal with Imgur yesterday? Ended up loading yesterday’s pics today. On to Day 5 & Day 6.

    Day 5: Headed back to the East Coast with this red hued beauty.

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    Definitely cherry. Super tart. Nice end to the day.

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    Growing Season : Cherry by Sapwood. Thanks again @ninjembro !
     
  31. Dad_of_Rad

    Dad_of_Rad Jan 24, 2013 Illinois
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    Day 6: Foil-wrapped beer with loads of vanilla coming straight from the pour.

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    Shape of the bottle isn’t helping me but it’s definitely boozy & vanilla-y.

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    Reveal is Cellarmaker Vanilla Latte Bourbon Vastness. Really good - boozy, thick, full of chocolate & vanilla. Great pick by @Bum4ever . Thanks Josh!
     
  32. SouthernSips

    SouthernSips Aug 7, 2018 Mississippi
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    It's supposed to be your target who needs a plumber...
     
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  33. Dave_Treat

    Dave_Treat Jun 23, 2012 Virginia
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    A match to the extra from @PassMeAZima, damn good. Coconut shines through on this one.

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  34. JasonR1975

    JasonR1975 Jun 11, 2013 Michigan
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    December 26th has an awesome extra from @andreizm and a really tasty sour from a brewery I have very little exposure for to.

    [​IMG] Excellent barrel aged RIS

    Today’s beer. This was definitely grape assuming from Holy Mountain. Not very sour, dry, oaky, bangin.[​IMG]
     
  35. JasonR1975

    JasonR1975 Jun 11, 2013 Michigan
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    This posting on my phone shit! @andreizm laying me proper with this Seattle love. #L4L
     
  36. dannyfayy

    dannyfayy Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Day 6 from @Bum4ever
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    Black cap, 22oz stout. Great carbonation that sticks around forever. Tons of cinnamon and dark bakers chocolate. Initially I thought I tasted some pepper, but as it warmed, it was just cinnamon. I had a few Weldwerks bottles on my wishlist.... and Bama would be the only one without wax.
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    Thanks so much Josh. This was fantastic. For those counting at home, that’s 4 wishlist bottles in 4 days.
     
  37. NJB145

    NJB145 May 18, 2013 Michigan
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    Day 3 from @dannyfayy continues my trip across the US of A with a bottle with a Modern Times cap. I got coffee in the nose and very faintly in the taste. Definitely a couple of other adjuncts in this pastry stout, but not quite sure what all is in this one.
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    The reveal: Modern Times Coffee Cake. This was very delicious and can’t wait to see where my beer travels go to next on Day 4.

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    Thanks Danny!
     
  38. timmy2b

    timmy2b Jan 24, 2007 New York
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    Had a feeling that these two beers were going to be Modern Times based on location. The first was a brownie stout that was amazing! Very heavy, but smooth and soft at the same time.
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    The second was a little thinner, but heavier on the Alcohol taste. Vanilla was mild when cold, but came through on the second glass. Thanks @Sassyshe888
     
  39. RuckIt

    RuckIt Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    SARA Deep Time! SARA saisons are some of my favorites of all time - rivals HF on everything they do! Thanks so much @mervmurry!
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    My evening bourbon sample was yet another fantastic sipper. This had elements that made me initially think 4R.
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    Samsonite! I was way off! Old Fitz BiB 6yr! Merv continues with the hits here, putting a fantastic cap on the end of my first 3 days. I can’t wait to get back at it on Wednesday! Cheers, @mervmurry!!
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  40. hardysf

    hardysf Mar 17, 2015 Michigan
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    Day 6 brings me back to @oline73
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    A light refreshing wild ale. Pretty light tasting with tons of peaches. A little tartness/acid shows up on the end, but really easy drinker. Based on cap and bottle I was thinking this may have been smooth from side project, but it's not that acidic and maybe a little too light. Maybe some sort of 2nd use side project peach if that is a thing.

    The reveal:
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    Lilliputian from freak folk bier. Wine barrel aged peach table beer.

    New brewery tick. Haven't heard of these guys but this was tasty. Thanks Stephen.
     
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