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Discussion in 'Midwest' started by mdwalsh, Oct 30, 2012.
When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east.
All I'm saying is, it definitely makes sense to expand into the Twin Cities for Toppling Goliath before most of Iowa. Why? Because they're basically as close to the Twin Cities as they are Des Moines, and the Twin Cities is about 3.5 million people. The three tier system obviously changes thinking quite a bit though.
Either way, no need to hijack the thread, just BM me if you want.
Stouts are ales though, and I would say it doesn't make much sense to talk of IPA's and stouts as being substyles of the style ale.
Try a Celebrator Dopplebock or a Zwyiec Porter before completely write off all lagers
Given the fact that TG's brewery build-out when complete will make them the brewery with the most capacity in Iowa (iirc), I'm sure their beer will be in all of Iowa, and parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Nebraska in due time.
Apparently Iowa has, or is soon getting, Prairie Artisan Ales, per this tweet from them. https://twitter.com/prairieales/status/326537438266789888
anybody have any info on the des moines area getting sierra nevada hoptimum or founders double trouble and doom?
This is exciting news. Been wanting to try stuff from them for a while.
Doom got here yesterday. Could be gone already. Double Trouble is next week. Not sure about Hoptimum. I asked on twitter and haven't heard back yet.
Same here! I asked where it would be distributed, but no reply. Hopefully it hits Des Moines.
We are getting a shipment of it here at John's tomorrow.
I see they are carried by Shelton Brothers....hope there stuff hits Council Bluffs
Beer Crazy had a case yesterday, per their Facebook. I didn't check it out, but I'd assume it may have sold out. Although, Boltcutter and Frangelic Mountain Brown are still on shelves so I could be wrong about a $19.99 750 ml selling out that fast.
You can make your inferences from these:
Nice. Should be able to find it in Des Moines then, as I know a few places that get Shelton Brothers distro!
Founder's Doom is currently on tap at The Keg Stand in WDSM.
What'd you get in? Pretty excited to try stuff from them and I'm not sure why...lol.
Well... we did get a handful of beers from Clown Shoes... a couple new Mikkeller, Element, etc...
Counted today...Altoona hyvee has 7 Doom bottles remaining, no limit.
You aren't wrong as far as your taste is concerned. As you pointed out, it is subjective. Furthermore, I get where you're coming from. There was a time when I would have expressed that Ales are much better than Lagers. I would say that I still consume about 80 % Ales. However, there are times when all I have in my fridge is a various assortment of Lagers. There really are some outstanding ones.What I was really getting at is that all Lagers do not simply resemble Bud/Miller/Coors (BMC), or some faux-craft Pilsener. That was my main point. Happy drinking!
Just a warning (and a shout out to the TG Folks), if you get your hands on some Doom...Don't drink it in proximity to Naughty Temple. A friend had a barrel aged beer dinner tonight that paired up various barrel aged beers against one another. Doom got paired with Naughty Temple and Burton Baton, and NT owned the category. Everyone agreed that NT was far ahead of doom or BB (the tasting was completely blind)
Cheers to TG...Keep up the good work!
$8 per snifter for those interested. It's good.
Doom tastes like Hawkeye Vodka mixed with rubbing alcohol.
in any case, there is one bottle left at the 42nd street hy-vee for $11.99. Right next to 3 4-packs of FIS.
Any word on when Iowa will see Love Child 3?
This is relevant to my interests as well!
I agree that Naughty Temple was a better beer than Doom, not that Doom was bad by any means...but NT had more range/flavors going on in my book...For the $12.99 it was a good quality beer, but I thought regular Double Trouble was/is more enjoyable. Doom did have a moderate barrel note to it as it warmed, but again, I like more bourbon presence in my bba beers. (Typing this while drinking a good bottle of Peruvian Morning. Lucky all 4 of them have been that way! Unlike last year, and what people are experiencing this year)
On more Iowa stuff, Prairie Ales is hitting, that's cool. Iowa is reeling in some real good breweries as of late. I'm proud of my home state. Anyone who is from Iowa, that lives around Carroll should really hit up the Hy-vee Wine & Spirits, rivals anything you'll see in Ames/DSM metro.
It's in Omaha, you'll see it in Iowa soon
If anyone is still looking for Doom in Des Moines, Windsor Heights HY-Vee has at least 8 bottles on the shelf.
Deschutes is coming in July and it sounds as if Oskar Blues may hit by the end of the year or early next year. Not sure if this has already been said as I am too lazy to read through everything here. Cheers!
Perhaps old news, but I saw on BP that Deschutes is "confirmed" for July in Iowa via J. Bros!
If anyone wants any old beer check out the Wine and Spirits Emporium in Windsor Heights. They have Boulevard Smokestack White IPA and Stingo, for instance.
White IPA, lol . That WAS a great beer. Hope they make that one again..
Ha...they didn't happen to have any 2011 BCBS in stock, did they?
haha. no, or I would've bought it all. I went there specifically looking for some rare finds, as I'd heard that their turnover was really bad. As evidenced by a bizarre amount of leftover SN Celebration-2012, some 2012 Bigfoot ($14.99 a sixer), and numerous other random beers, including a number of foreign ones I can't say I'd seen before. Some of those were on the clearance shelf too. Oh, and they had Rogue Dead Guy Bombers for $12.99... great pricing obvi.
Fixed that one for you!
after studying all day my brain is off and this is making no sense to me (?)
Ha...sorry. Was trying to make a joke about old beer at that store and how it had probably been sitting there since 2006.
Haha oh, then i did get it. Nice.
Supposedly Mahoneys has Doom in the cooler waiting to get tapped. They also had some bottles of 2011 Old Bluehair they brought out of the cellar for $20...thought that was reasonable. It was pretty awesome.