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Discussion in 'Northwest' started by beertunes, May 1, 2019.
New month, new thread.
Meant to post this yesterday. Logsdon Peche n Brett. Little flat from this bottle, and not as funky as usual. Not the best batch, but still tasty!
Tried out Da Shootz in a gigantic can last night. I wasn't expecting much, but I liked it. Light and crisp with a touch of actual yeast character. They nailed the lawnmower beer category.
Picked up a six of these after meeting up with @vurt last night. Hope you grabbed more than one man, cuz this is delicious! Cheers
Left work early to enjoy this perfect day. Saison DuPont at Apex patio.
Watching the M's, with a new one at BB, Summer Vibes:
Been a long while since I've had a Damnation. Cork literally blasted out of the bottle after I took the cage off. First time that's happened for any beer to me. Cheers!
Working on a Bale Breaker Hop Country Session IPA (IPA Rotator Series No 1). Nice brew. Better than the revamped F41. Not the same flavors, but not too far off either.
Doing a bit of ticking this afternoon; BB BLIPA Flight #320, BB Summer Vibes, Twin Sisters Zweikelbier, and now a Silver Moon SMB Ale 47 (Golden ale).
@sharpski , what can you tell the class about the SMB series? I also grabbed an IPA (forget the number just now).
Found a Crikey at the bottom of the box (I think I meant to ship it, but ran out of room) dated 1/29/19. Still damn delicious.
Having a Fort George Fields of Green (Kay) at Orenco Taphouse. It's good. Insert standard comment about how much better it would be with more bitterness.
R.I.P. Peter Mayhew. I'm having one of these in his honor:
Silver Moon has done some private label business before, but this appears to be an offshoot brand 100% controlled by the brewery. The slogan is “beer for doing stuff,” intending to be lawnmower/weekend project low ABV beers for the regular Joe. The Golden Ale is 4.7% and the IPA is 5.3%.
I don’t do stuff much, so the marketing doesn’t particularly resonate with me, but I enjoyed both and could see myself grabbing a 6pk or suggesting it in certain situations.
I didn't make the connection between the ABVs and the beer names. I thought they were the 47th and 53rd in a series.
I think they’re supposed to evoke vintage racing stripes and race car numbers. The marketing copy from SM themselves: https://www.silvermoonbrewing.com/beer-for-doing-stuff/
Quite enjoyed a Modern Times/Wayfinder Abaddon helles. They must have refined the recipe for this year's version, for the better. Last year's had a sharp, offputting, bitter edge, but this year's is nice and clean. Good stuff.
Ah shoot, I didn't know Wayfinder was involved in that.
I should've had a pint of that instead of that can of She's Fast Enough For You Old Man. The name was the best part of that beer.
That reminds me, I need to grab a couple of cans before it's gone.
I'm having a Wayfinder Flowers in the Kettle IPA. It is hazy, rather than opaque, and nicely juicy.
Tasty. Better than either of the beers I had last night. Would drink again.
Thank you for the recommendation! I'm drinking one now and it's mighty fine. The mouthfeel does feel a little flat, though
Agreed. Still super easy to drink though (perhaps easier due to lower carbonation?), and damn it's tasty! Just finished another one earlier tonight.
Next up - a can of Green Dot. Even if I don't enjoy this beer, I appreciate it. It evokes the big IPAs from the mid 2000s in a good way.
Drinking a glass of Breakside wanderlust IPA. Always a favorite of mine, and still one of the best values on the market (5 bones for a bomber).
Wife and I wiil be in France for 3 weeks, and while I've no doubt we won't lack for good food and drink, finding a decent ipa is likely to be a daunting task. So it's good to hang out with an old friend tonight, before heading to the airport tomorrow morning.
Safe travels and have a wonderful trip! We promise not to drink all the IPA while you're gone.
Finally got around to watching Episode 3 of the last season of Game of Thrones tonight.
Intense doesn't even begin to cover it.
Washed it all down with some Tasties, the export lager that Wayfinder brewed for Belmont Station's recent anniversary. A very, very nice bier.
I cannot make that promise.
When I said that last night, I was thinking, "There's so much iPA in Portland, we couldn't make a dent in the supply anyway."
This morning, I'm remembering all the times we drank all the IPA at Providence Park, and I realize we just need to have focus and a little belief.
Enjoy the trip! My parents were there (mainly Paris) about 3-4yrs ago and had a great time for people who don't speak a word of French, but they were traveling with their Norwegian friends so maybe the infamous French language-only snobs gave them a pass for that.
A can that was lurking in the fridge since last fall was sacrificed on the altar of science last night:
Canned in October, decided to see if it was still drinkable in May.
Not really, unless you were to bolt it while still cold.
Also, the can felt like a slight short-fill, which likely didn't help.
Got a kitchen scale? 365 grams is the lowest we accept as "full". 364 is a "low-fill", and ends up as samples, or in our bellies.
Finishing up the above mentioned SMB 53. Nice beer, pretty average, fairly muted though. Canned on date was 3/1/19, so shouldn't really be faded, I think it's just a "soft" IPA.
Nope. Mine crapped out after many years, and has yet to be replaced.
Hitting this right now.
Mrs. vurt and I are ensconced at the Craft Pour House, watching The Force Awakens before the Timbers match. The place is crowding up quickly, since this is Stop #9 on the 2019 Timbers Army Under Construction Tour.
I'm having a Mazama Mosaic Eruption IPA, while the wife is keeping with the Star Wars theme and enjoying a Son of Jango IPA from Stormbreaker.
Happy Saturday all, and May the Fourth be with you. Cheers
Damn glad "nerd week" is almost over: Harry Potter Day, Star Wars Day, and nonstop GoT chat wearing me out.
Thankfully, I am at Wander for their 5th birthday party, having a Golden Calculator Murkbomb. Not terrible.
Nope, not the same picture from earlier. That was "Allision." This is "Burgee."
Next up: a very tasty Tommy Two Stone Porter, the house beer here at Craft Pour House. Mrs. vurt is having the Mazama Mosaic Eruption.
It feels like I've been to every store next to Craft Pour House, except for CPH itself. We were at Frank's Noodle House tonight. I think the original location in NE Portland is better, but this is a good place to have close enough to home.