Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Todd, Jan 7, 2017.
Some midwest, some south, some...well...just good beer.
Came home from shopping with the boy for mothers day and found a nice box from a great BA, thanks @Harrison8
Only problem is where to begin...
Thanks a bunch brotha!
That Mr. Hyde is crazy strong with some coffee flavor. Also keep those M-43s cold and drink now..
A favorite - Central Waters Rye Barrel Chocolate Porter, and a new one to try - Old Stock BA.
This is what happens when Other Half sells out of everything early...
That @Lingenbrau - helluva guy!
Just picked up a couple beers on this weekend's Indiana jaunt, but they were both personal wants.
Pretty excited for both!
Cheers to @Davepoolesque for hitting all the highest marks. The entire classic lineup of HF saisons, an old time want of E., the latest WoL, and all the Alchemist hops. Glad I could share in the VT trip from afar. Takes me back to last summer. Fantastic box!
Thanks @cmukid87 for the great trade.
2 Perrin no rules
Funky Buddha last snow
Funky Buddha maple bacon coffee porter
Offside hazels nuts
Wulver will not dissapoint.
It was my birthday this weekend, together with Tour de Geuze. This was the beer my girlfriend got me, I'm a happy man!
Not a large haul but a good one.
Picked this up today.
A serious Spring haul. Overdid it a bit though, this will easily last me into July.
I passed on the Zero Discipline last week bc of the $23/4-pack pricing. Is it REALLY a NE style IPA? Is it that food or just more 18th Street price gouging?
What? did you answer the question?
Big thanks to my friend, Dwight in CO for the care package!
I got two 4-packs from 18th St's release and it's definitely NE Style: hazy-orange and quite tropical. it's good, but still not worth the $20+ price tag. I'd only pay $20/4-pack for Tree House, though, honestly. And maybe Trillium.
I don't like IPAs, so I understand that my comment might not make sense to some, and I have no reference for the cost of any of the NE IPAs.
...But...from the perspective of cost, it seems like an IPA can't possible cost as much to make as a BA stout (from creation of the stout to the implicit cost associated with procuring and storing barrels, etc.). More than $20 for a 4pack for a non BA beer seems ridiculous. Most people already think $20 for a 4 pack BA beer seems to be very close to the cost of being 'too much.'
I typically am very underwhelmed by 18th Street. Maybe that's because they're priced in the upper tier of the high end of craft beer so I expect to be blown away. Have yet to find anything that knocks my socks off. Most of their stuff is bland and no real character to the beers - seems like they just want to be very safe, but again, they're priced so high so grow some balls and knock it out of the park. I don't buy them anymore.
Yeah, man, I'm starting to agree with you. Hunter Vanilla is easily the best beer I've had from them, but at $19/4-pack for something non-BA'd, it's a tough justification. Under Crown is pretty good, but again, probably not worth the price. I don't know if it has to do with the fact that they serve high-ish end food and have a somewhat renown chef (I think?) that their prices are above norm? Anyway, yeah, plenty of other options out there. I respect their owner though and what he's done/how far he's come and he seems like a cool dude. I'm assuming they're having success and if so, keep doin' what your doin.'
Yeah I've been to the brewery a couple times and it's a decent time and the food is really good - that's a fact! I've met Drew the brewmaster/founder as well and he knows what he's doing. I'm just being a little critical I guess bc I've just been disappointed and with their high prices I can't justify the purchase - also they're local so I feel like we're on the same team so I can be critical. They are doing well financially for sure and lots of growth going on and wider distribution as well. *im not a hater*
Made a few beer stops the last few days looking for VA brewed beer.. Pictured are the remnants of some of those stops.
Just a few obscure Swedish beers, cuz I didn't have enough beer already...
Emmaboda Bryggeri IIPA
Emmaboda Hallon Saison
Southside Brewing Hoparoma NE style IPA
Brekeriet Wild & Juicy
Trädskogens Bryggeri Tilia IPA
Package in yday. Can't get enough FB. Breakfast on the DLD Shuttle!
Picked this up on Saturday. My friend doesn't get out here very often, so I let him take the rest of my cans to go home along with his and a growler.
Wife: "Are you expecting something heavy from Belgium?"
Me: "I'll be home in 5 minutes!"
My latest haul from Lewis Bros. Market. From left to right: Singlecut Heavy Boots of Lead, (rye whiskey barrel aged imperial stout w/ cacao and vanilla) Singlecut Workers Are Going Home double dry-hopped DIPA, Paradox Brewing Paradox Pilsner, and Bell's Third Coast Old Ale--which they tossed in for free because they're awesome people.
Haul from Max's Taproom:
Dawson's is one of my favorite beer stores! Whitey's in Linthicum is also solid.
Excellent birthday gift from my father
We have a Swedish IPA
French saison from the north, Boulogne-Sur-mer
Belgian saison, the only one from namur
American Abbey beer
And another saison, all from a fantastic beer shop in France. Nothing beats getting a beer gift from another connaisseur!
Stopped at the brewery and picked up 4 four packs.
I grew up in Linthicum and used to go to Whitey's a lot! Not so much anymore, if I'm over that way I usually hit Christos in Ferndale.
DAMN YOU PRAIRIE and your $10 stouts!
I hear ya', excellent stuff but expensive. Would be great if they ramped up production and dropped the price a bit...
Shout out to @22Blue for my biggest box to date. I've only been trading for a few months and this box knocked out 5 of my "bucket list" beers.[/URL][/IMG] [/URL][/IMG]
I love this thread....that sight is just so awesome
Little score after work.
Of course this weeks fresh batch of Old Nation M-43 (4pk), Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale (6pk), Shorts Brew SLURM!(6pk)
Was kind of cool that the bottle shop broke apart the 12 pk of Never Ale to sell better, pretty clever IMO
Also super excited for the SLURM!
A lovely care package from @nvbrew.
Hoof Hearted - South of Eleven
Fieldwork Brewing - Saint Thomas
Firestone Walker - '16 Parabola
Cigar City - Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout
Cellar Maker - Duality #3 Pale Ale