Monkish Brewing (2019)

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  1. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (161) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    That was great too
     
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  2. OTB

    OTB Devotee (486) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Hard to disagree, I went back for re-fills on Glycerin, great day and really fun sharing beers with you guys.

    Cheers,
     
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  3. OTB

    OTB Devotee (486) Sep 2, 2011 California

    My wife dropped me off right around 1PM, at that point it was pretty quick to get through check in. Had a few with Andrew and met a few board members for the first time, SoCalBeerIdiot and Finnishfox, really well planned out event,beautiful weather and an overall relaxed atmosphere. Time to start planning our off-line at Howling Rays.

    Cheers,
     
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  4. OTB

    OTB Devotee (486) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Did you like the Palatine Pils ? I had a couple pours, perfect for the warm weather today.

    Cheers,
     
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  5. OTB

    OTB Devotee (486) Sep 2, 2011 California

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    Beautiful day for a walk in beer land.

    Cheers,
     
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  6. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (161) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    Awesome hanging out with you today bud
     
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  7. OTB

    OTB Devotee (486) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Same here Andrew, really enjoyed it buddy. I really want to get a few of us together for an off-line at Howlin Rays as we were talking about, we'll talk soon about that. Our last one was off the charts fun.

    Cheers,
     
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  8. TheAngryBurrito

    TheAngryBurrito Initiate (160) Jan 6, 2013 California

    Easily the best beer I had
     
  9. Wowcoolman

    Wowcoolman Crusader (743) Sep 25, 2010 California
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    I agree all the above mentioned beers were standouts. Also some great Triple IPAs, including JFK/Clouds, The Veil 4500, Trillium Ballmer Peak, Tired Hands Guava Pineapple Double Milkshake (okay slightly different style), and Other Half Triple Citra Daydream.
     
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  10. TheAngryBurrito

    TheAngryBurrito Initiate (160) Jan 6, 2013 California

    We did a cuvée of 1 part bbt 2 parts little twin stars and that was actually the best thing I had today.
     
  11. Fippy_Darkpaw

    Fippy_Darkpaw Aspirant (218) Sep 14, 2010 California
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    Loved it! Ended up with 5-6 pours and the smoked lager was no slouch either.
     
  12. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (161) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    Thankx for rubbing that in. Had a milli sip of both, but that sounds amazing. One could wish...
     
  13. Izzy_Izumi

    Izzy_Izumi Initiate (132) Aug 3, 2017 California
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    Had a good bit of BBT, but my star was Suarez. I did like three immediate rounds and maybe two more. With the heat of the day, Palatine was just exquisite. The smoked lager was interesting, but by the time I tried it....I was a bit too gone. Forest and Main was also a good booth, also liked Lord Whangdoodle a lot for what it was, a sugar bomb.

    Didn't have much of the Monkish stuff, though it wasn't for lack of trying too hard. The line was absolutely bonkers at the back. Though, hats off to Monkish for maintaining a solid line for most of the day.

    Too bad I didn't actually talk to any BAs there.

    The grounds crew and the employees were seriously on point today. Got prolific with my hugs with the Monkish peeps. Including maybe giving Jairo and Ivan a bit too lingering of one. LOL.
     
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  14. mlobster

    mlobster Initiate (61) Dec 30, 2012 California
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    Definitely drank a ton of Suarez as well; I was quite sad when it was gone.
     
  15. 310gts

    310gts Initiate (68) Jun 22, 2018 California
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    Didn't get a chance to say hi to anyone but glad you all got try and get after the ones you wanted to try. That suarez pils was awesome and, like Izzy mention, Lord W was tasty as hell for what it was lol. Getting to try GN, Trillium, HFS, Cycle, and the stuff OH brought was great too! :beers:
     
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  16. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (161) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    Its was stupid hard to find a beer that WASNT good. All the beers they poured were top tier beers. Awesome event. OTB & Me didnt even drink haze for the most part. Sours and BA stouts all day...too bad we couldnt link up, bud was looking for ya.
     
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  17. OTB

    OTB Devotee (486) Sep 2, 2011 California

    What's happened to the beer universe when there is zero lines at a HFS booth at a beer tasting ! No kidding, I just casually hung out for about 15 minutes going back and forth with Arthur and Anna. It was joyous !

    Cheers,
     
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  18. R1c0rtez

    R1c0rtez Initiate (39) Oct 5, 2012 California

    Ahhh it seems like only yesterday when everyone was roasting HopHead constantly on the forum lol

    Didn't try and attend the event... But reading everything made me get a mad case of FOMO
     
  19. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Devotee (458) May 19, 2011 California
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    Same thing. But just kept repeating "110 simoleans...110 simoleans...110 simoleans" and real soon, I was a happy little buddha again.
     
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  20. 310gts

    310gts Initiate (68) Jun 22, 2018 California
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    aw, well... there is the stout and tipa w/ cream cans. lol.
     
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  21. OTB

    OTB Devotee (486) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Those poor peeps, they have to be exhausted, that's been a jam packed Fri-Sun for the Monk crew.

    Cheers,
     
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  22. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (161) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    Lol, ohhh they still roasting... haha
     
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  23. FinnishFox

    FinnishFox Initiate (118) Sep 28, 2016 California
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    Twin Little Stars was the beer of the fest, IMO. A lot of great beers though. Palatine was really solid - it's a beer I really wish I had 16oz of sitting in the sun yesterday

    It was nice to meet a few of you yesterday.
     
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  24. IQBlue

    IQBlue Initiate (132) Oct 2, 2014 California

    What are the “little items from yesterday” in the Monkmart that they keep mentioning in the tweets today?
     
  25. OTB

    OTB Devotee (486) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Yea, I had this and Hudson Valley's Glycerin with Blackberry and Peach as my WOW factors yesterday. Fun putting a face to the name, it was an amazing party across the board. Now lets hope Henry bottles that bad boy.

    Cheers,
     
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  26. infrared90s

    infrared90s Initiate (108) Jul 20, 2015 California
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    they had items like chapsticks, carabiners, chocolate cigar, hop air freshener, hand sanitizer
     
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  27. OTB

    OTB Devotee (486) Sep 2, 2011 California

    You missed the Monk Condoms ?

    Cheers,
     
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  28. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (237) May 2, 2016 California
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    He may be a hazyboi but hes our hazebro.
     
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  29. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (161) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    Dude you woulda been proud of me. Drank mostly sours on Saturday, haha
     
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  30. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (174) Jul 29, 2016 California

    Poseur!
     
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  31. Izzy_Izumi

    Izzy_Izumi Initiate (132) Aug 3, 2017 California
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    Posour!
     
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  32. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Savant (943) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    Kudos to Henry and his team for a spectacular event Saturday.

    My only gripe from last year--the lack of bathrooms--was solved this year. I never had to wait for the bathroom Saturday.

    There were a couple lines that just never ever died down, which was kind of a bummer but you have to expect that. My strategy was "find the shortest line" and with this taplist, it was a winning strategy.

    I did finally stand in line for Twin Little Stars and, holy $#!% it was amazing!!! Best beer of the day, not even close for me (though I did not try any Hudson Valley stuff people are raving on). Easily the best coconut beer I've ever had. 5.0/5.0. Had the line not been so crazy long, I would have gotten multiple refills.

    OTB, HopHeads89--good to meet you guys IRL. I imagine we'll be bumping into each other quite a bit in the future. Cheers, guys!
     
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  33. Izzy_Izumi

    Izzy_Izumi Initiate (132) Aug 3, 2017 California
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    Were you wearing a shirt that had your avatar on it? Cuz if so, I think we brushed by each other at Suarez when they had the smoked lager on.
     
  34. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Savant (943) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    That was me
     
  35. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (161) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    don't you mean poser, hey always wondered about your avatar. Are you really a girl or a POSEUR?
     
  36. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (174) Jul 29, 2016 California

    I am not an actress from the 1960s, no.
     
  37. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (161) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    so your not a girl your a guy posing as a actress from the 1960s? :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  38. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Devotee (458) May 19, 2011 California
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    I stopped in yesterday afternoon on the way to LAX. Lucked into the end of the can release AND festival sloppy seconds.
     
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  39. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (237) May 2, 2016 California
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    Maybe he meant Phish...
     
  40. atomicpunk5151

    atomicpunk5151 Aspirant (216) Jul 25, 2010 California
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    Maybe he meant TROUT ..... Angels baseball jersey.....
     
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