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Discussion in 'Northwest' started by HolyMtn, Dec 24, 2014.
It's not about the beer, it's about the beer. Right?
The older I get, the more I appreciate the wisdom of Don Younger.
First off, Holy Mountain. Geez, do they make good beer or what? I need more of it in my life.
Number two, let's be real (and keep it sports-analogous, even)... BA is the NFL of beer forums. If you want to have fun & joke around in a beer forum, this is probably not the place. And that's fine. There are other places on the internet where you can have fun and talk about beer, but this isn't it. I've probably already said too much.
Thirdly, and just to tie it all together, I would like to drink a Holy Mountain beer while watching the NFL sometime soon. #beer
Nice to hear after a recent post on Untappd said "fuck Seattle" after drinking a Holy Mountain something. Claimed we are just a bunch of homeboys. #ToEachHisOwn
FUCK YOUZ GUYZ
I just finished a dinner and tour of Pike with Mr Finkel followed by Cloudburst and Holy Mountain.
Speaking of Holy Mountain and eats, I believe Windy City Pie just announced an actual location to purchase and eat their pizza that doesn't resemble a warehouse-district late-night drug transaction. The location, I believe, is right next to (or a couple doors down from) Holy Mountain.
I don't mean to start pizza wars, but I've never had true Chicago pizza (geography of point of purchase notwithstanding), and given paper-thin pizza angers me (ironically, deeply), I hope to have some Windy City Pie while enjoying some of Holy Mountain's wares on premise sooner than later.
I've heard nothing but raves, from actual Chicagoans no less, about Windy City Pies. Even though I don't live in Seattle anymore, this is great news. Love the idea of deep dish and Holy Mountain!
Now all we need is someplace that makes good bar pie or even New Haven style pizza in the area.
You tried Fat Pie in Fairhaven yet? They do Chicago and Detroit styles. Acceptable version of Chicago, haven't tried the Detroit.
No, not yet, but I'll definitely check it out. Do they serve beer?
I liked the Detroit a lot when I stopped there on my way to Vancouver. Nice little chuckanut pils to wash it down.
I've never understood the ebb and flow of activity in this thread. This seems to be worth a post.
and why would you think that?
Gonna be in Canada this weekend. So not stressing about missing out.
Gonna stop in Bellingham for a beer?
Nope. Hitting the road super early Saturday so we can have brunch in Vancouver and then heading home ASAP on Sunday after breakfast to pick up our kiddo.
I mean no offense to a fellow American, but certainly a well-known adage involving travel in Rome ought to apply...
That can art is downright sexy. Very much looking forward to checking these out.
I love the fact that they are switching to cans, but $20 per 4-pack is by far too rich for me.
I love they're canning a Pilsner, and unless things changed Astral Projection isn't a hazy juice bomb.
I don't love that I'll be in Canada this weekend and sure to miss out on the sexy cans.
Will be visiting seattle on Saturday and planning to stop by for the release. What should I expect in terms of of wait time? Do I need to show up well in advance for a chance to get bottles and cans and how quickly does the line move? Sorry for the noob questions. Really excited to see a release at holy mountain but not sure what I'm getting into.
Although Holy Mountain cans are indeed a beautiful sight, and I absolutely respect their prerogative to set prices wherever they feel they must to reflect cost of production and take care of themselves and this special project they have going, I must beseech all who go to queue up at this release to insist, if ever questioned, that they were only there for Wraith.
Not waiting in line for a $20 4-pack of a DIPA is our line in the sand. If we ever cross it, no one--and I mean no one--must ever hear of it, and it must never become the norm. The margins that separate us from elsewhere are already shrinking. They mustn't collapse entirely.
I'm a humongous fan of Three Fates, but good Christ the price point of $16 for a four pack is insanity. Holy Mountain does a great job of pricing their beers for on tap consumption, but the can prices are way outside of what I'd be willing to pay.
Eh, that whole Metal-Death-Black theme is kinda played out, but, strokes for folks. Plus, if you find skulls sexy, you might have some other issues.
Well, on-tap pints are at, or even over, $5 these days, so it's not too far out of line. Plus, here we are, hyping it for them, we'll stand in the line, and we'll pay that price. They know damn well what the market will stand.
I just mean Holy Mountain's aesthetic in general. They've always had very clean labels and designs, monochromatic backgrounds with simple or occult/metal symbols. It's not overtly symbolic or grotesque, like some groups and other breweries, and generally pleasing on the eyes even if you gloss over the symbols themselves.
If I remember correctly, the name "Holy Mountain" itself is a tribute to legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio. "Holy" from Dio's album "Holy Diver," and "Mountain" from one of his signature songs, "Man on the Silver Mountain."
Interesting. Here I was thinking it was an ode to the famous surrealist film of the same name.
I thought they were named after Sleeps album "Holy Mountain"
No, pretty sure it was a song title from a band much heavier.
We'll stand in line? Um, no we won't.
“So when it came to naming the brewery, we landed on Holy Mountain,” a reference to the doom metal band Sleep’s second album. “It completely fit into the overall feel we wanted.”
Perhaps not you or I personally, but, the collective "we'll" will be in line. Probably with mules.
I fully plan on maxing out my loads of the DIPA and bottles tomorrow, price be damned. I hope that Astral Projection is still has good as it used to be.
Some astral projection would hit the spot right now...I wish this was happening when I will be in town for the holidays
This is what I remembered. But this is the correct answer:
So yeah. Metal.
AKA, music to step on kittens by.
I've never heard that kind of metal being played at HM. Ever.
Not in the taproom. I went in a couple weeks ago and they were blasting death metal in the back.
I listen to a lot of metal, and I do not step on kittens. Am I doing it wrong? Am I drinking the wrong beer for optimum metal enjoyment/kitten-stepping?