Monkish Brewing Summer 2018 Thread

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by OTB, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (169) Aug 30, 2013 California

    This would be awesome, especially if the people travelled around the country to the breweries who are known to have lines.
     
  2. OTB

    OTB Disciple (375) Sep 2, 2011 California

    My daily dress for work would be considered casual for most, jeans and casual cotton shirts everyday.

    Cheers
     
  3. Jfa82

    Jfa82 Initiate (126) Apr 9, 2016 California
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    The parents with kids has always been annoying to me. With this heat though, it is infuriating. I've been lucky, in that last couple months, to be in the area when the IG announcements have dropped like 3 times. There's always this guy, or his wife/mom, who have obviously been there since early in the day with a little girl around 3 years old. In the sun...in her stroller...dead asleep. I have a 3 and 5 year old...never ever would I even think about bringing them to release, much less in this heat.
    Lately I've been seeing this fat old broad with an older African American couple, usually near the front of the line. They're an elderly couple and you can tell they're there against there will. This is why I think releases should be done online. Not for fairness, but to help reduce the suffering these stupid lot lizards are selfishly inflicting on others.

    Don't get me started on the haze bros. Haze Bros = Fat guy that steals Woody in Toy Story 2.
     
  4. Jfa82

    Jfa82 Initiate (126) Apr 9, 2016 California
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    In August? Yeah dude.
     
  5. jnance88

    jnance88 Initiate (110) Jun 10, 2014 California
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    An Apple Brandy barrel aged barleywine collab with The Veil? Stay away Haze Bros.
     
  6. OTB

    OTB Disciple (375) Sep 2, 2011 California

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    Well one out of two aint bad, I was buried in a project and when I looked up it was 1:30 and Convivium ticket's were just a pleasant memory. I did however make it up the pub for some fills later in the day and filled up with this homage to all things Nelson. Eric and I shared stories about the good ol days of the OG Alpine Nelson and how this pungently sticky sweet fresh shipment of Nelson Sauvin reminded him of those heady days. Eric informed me that this farm also supplies Hill Farmstead and Cellermaker with their Nelson. This is massive, pungent mean and dirty and I love it, yea it can use a few days to behave itself but EF IT, I'm going in now, and yea, close your eyes and take a deep snort and you may think your sitting in the old pub up on the hill. I cannot wait to see what Henry does with a consistent high quality source of Nelson hops to play with.

    Cheers,
     
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  7. J-loco

    J-loco Initiate (181) Jan 23, 2015 California

    Ha thought of you as I grabbed a growler earlier.
     
  8. OTB

    OTB Disciple (375) Sep 2, 2011 California

    What time were you there ? I was in the back hanging with Eric for a little while.

    Cheers,
     
  9. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Devotee (497) Jul 9, 2010 California

    I, too, grabbed a growler. Went in about 1:30. Going camping this weekend and needed a fill.
     
  10. OTB

    OTB Disciple (375) Sep 2, 2011 California

    All you guys, this stuff is stupid good, even as young as it is. I'm loving every sip ! The nose is just insane. Cant wait to hear your guys takes. I'm going to grab a few more solely to age for a couple weeks. Just missed you, I got there around 2:30-ish.

    Cheers,
     
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  11. J-loco

    J-loco Initiate (181) Jan 23, 2015 California

    A little after 4
     
  12. webz

    webz Initiate (17) Apr 4, 2018 California

    Weren't kidding man. This thing is killer! My favorite growler fill I've ever had from them
     
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  13. Dansac

    Dansac Initiate (82) Dec 6, 2014 California

    Having my last can of Cousin of Death right now. Damn it's tasty.
     
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  14. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (116) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    Had Here To Fish last night, did anybody else think it was a bit HOT. I would sit on these for a while before cracking the next one
     
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  15. R1c0rtez

    R1c0rtez Initiate (34) Oct 5, 2012 California

    Had it on draft after I got my cans. Didn't taste all that hot . Wonder how much of a difference between tap and can
     
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  16. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (116) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    crack one open and see...
     
  17. OTB

    OTB Disciple (375) Sep 2, 2011 California

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    I went for my usual Friday fills and walked into this ! 10 people in front of me. I can definitely taste the more pronounced Nelson note from Henry's new NZ farm source, simply amazing at hours young.

    Cheers,
     
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  18. OTB

    OTB Disciple (375) Sep 2, 2011 California

    With all due respect it's 9+ ABV, that's a boozy beer regardless.

    Cheers,
     
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  19. StonedRaider

    StonedRaider Initiate (129) Oct 25, 2007 California
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    I planned a late lunch to grab some growler fills. Figured I’d drop in right at 1pm. Was pleasantly surprised to walk right into a can release. Was a little annoyed that the line for fills was a little long but the cans more than made up for it.

    On a side note, that Pre-Historic B-Boy is giving me some serious OG Nelson feelz...
     
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  20. Ma9573

    Ma9573 Initiate (64) Feb 21, 2017 California

    How long do the IPAs usually stay on tap? I'll be flying into LAX Sunday afternoon and would love to get a fill of Prehistoric B Boy before heading to Santa Barbara, but it will have been on tap for over a week. The only other IPA showing for fill is a 9.1% DIPA and that's a little strong for my tastes lol
     
  21. Rbarnes4381

    Rbarnes4381 Initiate (128) Oct 29, 2013 California

    Depending on demand, but normally a couple weeks. Also if you see it drop to 2 pp it means it’s getting close to being done. They also do a good job of keeping 2+ beers available for fills.
    You should be good for Sunday
     
  22. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (116) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    True, but some beers hid the booze better than others for example Mockeries didnt taste as boozy as HTF, IMO and Mockeries was a TIPA.
    After I saw you post on prehistoric b-boy, it gave me the urge to buy a crowler of it. Just left monkish now. Haha cant wait to pop it open
     
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  23. OTB

    OTB Disciple (375) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Very true and Henry is amazing at hiding the booziness in his higher gravity beers, my point simply was I don't think it should be a shock especially at days young, I am also one that thinks beers that exceed 9% maybe should could be called a TIPA ? I think Prehistoric is one of my favorite beers Henry has created, the great news is that it will be heading into cans ! It has that nose and flavor profile that reminds a lot of us old school guys of the OG Alpine Nelson, let us know what you think of it.

    Cheers,
     
  24. Ma9573

    Ma9573 Initiate (64) Feb 21, 2017 California

    Thanks dude!