Help fill my box

Discussion in 'US - West' started by bruindre, Jun 18, 2022.

  1. bruindre

    bruindre Defender (646) Jun 20, 2009 Massachusetts
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    <<<mods move if Regional isn’t the right place for this>>>

    Among the joys of being a Golden State Warriors fan these days (living in Boston, nonetheless) is the wagers I’ve won. One in particular is with a friend - a Celtics fan living in the Bay Area. He now owes me a case of beer.

    I’m a little out-of-touch with how best to take advantage of this/ answer his questions for what beers I’m looking to grab. I’m always interested in new ticks, and have had a good share of RR, Fieldwork, Cellarmaker.

    What should I be asking for BA fam? Mostly anything goes style-wise for me.
     
  2. SDReaper

    SDReaper Crusader (715) Aug 15, 2013 California
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  3. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,195) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Wondrous, Ghost Town, SARA, and I always stump for Hen House saisons
     
  4. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (6,371) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    Moonlight for lagers if you've never had their beers before and enjoy lagers. Reality Czeck, Death and Taxes and Dim Lights are fabulous.
     
  5. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,869) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    More votes for Wondrous and Moonlight. Personally have been less impressed with Ghost Town recently. Did enjoy the recent 6th Anniversary West Coast Pils from Temescal, if that's your thing.
     
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  6. Jesseix

    Jesseix Initiate (38) Mar 18, 2022 California

    Maybe some Moonraker if that’s within the location radius.
     
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  7. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,195) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Urban Roots is another great source for lots of styles as well
     
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  8. thuey

    thuey Defender (639) Nov 13, 2015 California
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    I might get some flack for this but... are SARA "regular beers" good again?

    I tried a few during the pandemic and they were a pale shadow of what they used to be. and made me stop caring. Nothing related to the pandemic itself - I just feel like the coming and goings of assistant brewers make a big difference, even if the brewmaster is the same. And a lot of my favorite breweries I think have changed / worsened because of that.
     
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  9. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (4,935) Oct 14, 2009 California
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    I dunno… I’d go with all the various Warriors-themed (novelty?) beers. Maybe expand to Bay Area-branded beers, in keeping with the theme.

    Also, I second all of the above.
     
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