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Discussion in 'US - West' started by derftron, Mar 13, 2019.
Bourbon maple Fred
Still listed on MillerCoors main website - RED DOG
La Conner dry hopped (in the bottle) IPA.
Wookey Jack. And Double Jack. And fuck you Duvel.
Yes, it did say Starbucks on it. That was missing when they briefly revived it around 10(?)yrs ago. It was pretty pedestrian by comparison, or maybe I'd had too many great coffee stouts in the interim. Anyway, that beer was the first time I was moved to advertise on my body with a beer t-shirt.
I miss them because I never had them. There was one shipment of RR to Spokane that was followed by RR announcing they were reducing their distribution.
Wow. Forgot about them. Back in the 00s some kegs would find their way to Spokane. About 8 or 9yrs ago, when my brother still lived up that way I visited the brewery and was shocked at how far the quality had declined.
Honker's ale from Goose Island.
Hopefully Elysian and 10 Barrel.
Yeah, the LaConnor saga is sad.
Ah, by then the latter was already being called "BUDHOOK" (by Jim Koch, at least).
After a disappointing experience last night, I very respectfully request that Bale Breaker start making Field 41 again. I can no longer call this the best IPA in WA, or even recommend it.
Widmer X-114 IPA. They had a series of IPAs in 2010 or 2011 called the Rotator Series (IIRC), which the X-114 was a part of.
Great IPA that was like $6-7 a sixer. Though I wonder if I'd like as much now as I did back then.
Loved the Rotator IPAs (except the chai one). And the W’11 KGB RIS 6pks for $7 right around that time. May be the last time I remember thinking Widmer was really firing in all cylinders. I bet you still like X-114, or Citra as the kids call it these days.
Isn't Field 41 a pale ale, not an IPA?
Don’t engage Terry on this one.
I know, I know. But, it was the best hop-bomb around, and it tasted like an IPA, so I always considered it one. Now......
A couple for me:
New Glarus Edel Pils
They both have shown up on very limited release in the past few years but deserve a spot on the regular rotation
I have loved reading through this thread so far as a lot of what has been mentioned (that I got a chance to try, of course) I agree with: Sunrise OPA, 2014 3-Way, Commons Brewery, and that Widmer Rotator series (O'Ryely was my fave). I have a couple to add:
Deschutes Bachelor ESB and/or Cinder Cone Red
Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (I assume they may still brew this as a tap-only offering)
Full Sail's Brewmaster Reserve series (Keelhauler Scotch Ale, Vesuvius Beglian Golden Strong, Sanctuary Dubbel, Sunspot IPA, etc.)
Widmer's Yearly Rotator (always dubbed W'07, W'09, etc).
Ahh, good times and memories - though sometimes foggy . Cheers!
I might be overly drunk or emotional..but i remember 2000 and McTarnahans Amber in cans..way before cans were cool, it tasted so good around the campfire..yes i know McTs amber is still there..but last time i tasted ..it was weak..its now Sticky Hands buy the camp fire
Sir, welcome to our jungle. We got fun and games .
I agree with your assesment: a lot of the "reliables" are either not made anymore or have been "adjusted to the modern market".
Shrug. It's still beer, and beer is still amazing!
All this nostalgia makes me want an Anchor Steam. It seems like Anchor's more recent offerings have been trying to hop on the caboose of hype trains and market trends to no avail, but I remember really liking Anchor Steam, even only a few years ago. It's readily available, so (assuming it's relatively fresh) I should pick some up. Hopefully that recipe hasn't changed.
I agree on Holy Mountain's Astral Projection.
I miss it and the Small Beer..never ever see that anymore..great session beer
Damn, the ol' Teddy Bear sure waxes poetic sometimes. There should be a Haiku in there someplace.
Will limmerick suffice?
A brewery in Sno
Will see some Hobo
Action on Saturday
A response of neigh
Will be laughed away
Ideally, Hop Head Red from Greenflash. I'll settle for Cinder Cone Red from Deschutes, which I greatly prefer to Red Chair.
Widmer Rotator IPA X-114. That was a delicious IPA. I had already been drinking Blind Pig and PtE on the reg as it was easy to find bottles around Portland back then, but when this came out it was right when those blew up. The clerk at New Seasons cracked one open for me to taste and I was hooked. Was able to try it again a few years later when Widmer did their anniversary series and was as good as I remembered. The X-114 became the Citra hop.
Also the first Fremont BS they made for Belmont Station’s anniversary. I had tried a few hazy’s by then but this was a revelation. The aromas, smoothness, and taste were unbelievable. I know we’re all a bit tired of the style now or never liked it to begin with, but this was exceptional.
I haven't had Red Chair in probably a couple of years but I remember it being one of my absolute favourites back in the simpler times ha.
Not sure I ever had Cinder Cone, though so maybe I just don't know what I'm missing
BS is the best hazy IPA Fremont has made. Way better than anything in the HFOD series.
I beg to differ. To my palate, this year's hazy Cowich Canyon is the best hazy IPA Fremont has ever made (despite the fact that they label it as a pale ale).
I liked the original Red Chair recipe (labelled as IPA) better than the current on labeled a NWPA. But always preferred Cinder Cone to both though for my palate and preferences. Cheers