Smog City (2021)

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  1. johnInLA

    johnInLA (814) Jun 12, 2005 California
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    Anyone catch the KTLA segment on Smog? Really great to see them getting that kind of press.

    Smog is often an under the radar brewery that produce some really great beers. Yes, I'm calling out Bourbon OE and Infinite Wishes, but by no means limiting it to that.

    They are certainly a notable LA brewery, worthy of a 2021 thread.
     
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  2. JBogan

    JBogan (765) Jul 15, 2007 California
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    No, darn it I didn't see that segment. Maybe it's online and I can catch it there. Yup they're a solid brewery, like you said, good to see them get some recognition.
     
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  3. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger (0) Jul 9, 2010 California

    Looks like they're bottling Infinite Wishes
     
  4. asong_net

    asong_net (210) Jan 26, 2016 California
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    It’s about time... they usually release these guys in mid January. I really hope they don’t make people wait in line for the variants
     
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  5. jnance88

    jnance88 (240) Jun 10, 2014 California
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    I'm going to miss standing in line this year, assuming they do a lineup.
    I'd be perfectly happy to order online like the the brown paper ticket days.
     
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  6. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger (0) Jul 9, 2010 California

    release date will be in early March...looking forward to it
     
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  7. jnance88

    jnance88 (240) Jun 10, 2014 California
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    Just announced the variants for IW.
    Red Wine (which they've done, but I don't think was bottled)
    Mocha (which they've done)
    Vanilla & Coconut (which I'll max out on)
    Peanut Butter Cup
     
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  8. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot (738) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    The Red Wine sounds like one I'd get a taster of and skip bottles of but who knows? Probably awesome. Mocha sounds good and vanilla and coconut are my dark beer cheat-codes, lol, so those sound like no-brainers. Kinda getting sick of PB stouts, but Smog's takes on popular styles like this are usually unique in flavor so I'm eager to try this one, too.

    By the way, just drank a 2015 IW a couple nights ago. It was so smooth and easy-drinking; just awesome. Might have to do a 2016 tonight.
     
  9. dvnbtn

    dvnbtn (310) Sep 9, 2012 California
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    Oooh nice. Glad to know the ‘15 still holding up, which bodes well for the ‘16. Please let us know how it is.

    Maybe I should crack my last ‘15 open this weekend to celebrate.
     
  10. johnInLA

    johnInLA (814) Jun 12, 2005 California
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    Probably do 2 of each, unless it turns into a crash the web site click fest (my tolerrance for this in the middle of my business day has reached near 0) in which case I'll wait until the smoke clears and see what is left.
     
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  11. jnance88

    jnance88 (240) Jun 10, 2014 California
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    I drank a '15 last month. Delicious.
    This whole pandemic has shrunk my Smog cellar to hardly anything. Haha.
    Me saving up years of Smog for a vertical tasting share have been pretty pointless as the pandemic has shown me. Time to drink what I got.
    I drank a '15 BOE the other night and other than a bit under carbed, it was fantastic.

    As far as today, I think I'm going for the full allotment on Vanilla Coconut, 1 PB and 1 Mocha.
     
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  12. Fermented-nate

    Fermented-nate (308) Sep 15, 2013 California
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    Dang, y'all are fast. I didnt even see the Coconut Vanilla show up as an option.
     
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  13. 562Brew

    562Brew (195) Mar 5, 2018 California
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    It was delayed. On there now.

    Smooth and easy sale
     
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  14. Lorddevn

    Lorddevn (0) Mar 10, 2019 Wisconsin
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    It’s still listed in shipping option
     
  15. Fermented-nate

    Fermented-nate (308) Sep 15, 2013 California
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    Oh never mind.....it showed up at 10:05 for me. Weird.
     
  16. johnInLA

    johnInLA (814) Jun 12, 2005 California
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    Very smooth ordering process. Nice job Smog.

    Looking forward to trying all the variants.
     
  17. AndresR

    AndresR (441) Jul 19, 2009 California
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    It would be great if they had some different barrel treatments for O.E. this year.
     
  18. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot (738) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    I had my '16 BOE the night before, lol. Carb was fine on it and it was amazing. I'm drinking down my cellar, too, and loving it.
     
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  19. jnance88

    jnance88 (240) Jun 10, 2014 California
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    I had a buddy call Smog yesterday and ask about the Red Wine variant.
    They told him a year in bourbon barrels and then a year in wine barrels.
    Turns out it is two in wine and no bourbon. Whoopsie...

    I got the amounts of each I wanted.
     
  20. dcgunman

    dcgunman (646) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    My first time getting some IW bottles. Never too late, I guess. Got 2 PBCups and 1 Mocha for delivery. Do we know when it will be delivered to the house?
     
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  21. skelliott

    skelliott (0) Jul 2, 2013 California

    Home deliveries are Monday 3/15 to Wednesday 3/17 depending on your delivery area day.
     
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  22. dcgunman

    dcgunman (646) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Gotcha. Thx. Ill have a bottle of PBCups to take over to Kona that weekend after delivery to try and a bottle to save for later in the future.
     
  23. dcgunman

    dcgunman (646) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Looking forward to my first ever Smog Infinite Wishes. When will that be? Sooner than later. Got 2 Mochas and 2 Peanut Butter Cups. I’m a sucker for Reece’s.
     
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  24. johnInLA

    johnInLA (814) Jun 12, 2005 California
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    You should consider trying the base Infinite Wishes beer if you get the opportunity. Its a solid BA Imp Stout, well worth a pour.

    But I'm with you, looking forward to mocha and peanut butter cup.
     
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  25. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot (738) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    Got my IW delivery today!!! :smiley::heavymetal::fire:

    Thank you, Smog City Team!!!!
     
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  26. Yabu

    Yabu (451) Feb 4, 2015 California
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    Haven't had IW in years. Interested in how the variants turn out
     
  27. AndresR

    AndresR (441) Jul 19, 2009 California
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    *fingers crossed OE gets some fun treatments this year!
     
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  28. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot (738) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    I dunno.

    For me it's like bacon. Bacon is perfectly fine by itself. Sure, you can all sorts of stuff to bacon to make it more exciting--chocolate, syrups, spices, etc--but in the end, bacon by itself is still best. YMMV.

    Not a fan of adding bacon to everything either (I'd rather just have it on the side, by itself) but that's a story for BaconAdvocate (the other BA, lol).
     
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  29. AndresR

    AndresR (441) Jul 19, 2009 California
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    Hey, love me some bacon. But, if someone were to offer bacon from....

    A spicy Rye barrel

    or

    A Madeira barrel

    or maaaaybe....

    Added a few vanilla beans to it.

    I'd be inclined to try some strips.
     
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  30. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot (738) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    Oh yeah, let's get real. I totally left out, "...but I would drink the ever-loving-eff out of any variants they brew up!!!" :joy:
     
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  31. johnInLA

    johnInLA (814) Jun 12, 2005 California
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    Love Bourbon OE, had some variants at fests and was underwhelmed.

    Got to be careful when tweaking a near perfect recipe.

    But I'm sure I would try them. The different barrel treatments do sound interesting.
     
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  32. gregoryG

    gregoryG (376) Sep 8, 2009 California
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    Forget the adjuncts, I want to see Smog do a 2 year, 3 year or double barrel O.E.!
     
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  33. asong_net

    asong_net (210) Jan 26, 2016 California
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    I feel this way about IW tbh... find the base BA beer is usually the best of the bunch
     
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  34. Dansac

    Dansac (371) Dec 6, 2014 California
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    Having an Optical Haze after an atrocious day. It sucks. Tastes like a pina colada made with rotten pineapple juice. :slight_frown:
     
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  35. BlameHouston

    BlameHouston (0) Aug 21, 2020 California

    just getting into a 03/30/21 Optical, nothing special, doesnt suck.

    $13 trader jose's vs 16 smog/online? i'll put that to the test :slight_smile:
     
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  36. dcgunman

    dcgunman (646) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Trader Jose’s price is always below average. But they keep a lot of the beers in the aisle. Not cool.
     
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  37. ChazMania

    ChazMania (582) Jun 13, 2006 California

    From my TJ, I picked up Solar Wind IPA $13 a 4pk. It's hard to drink. It has that rotten old apricot flavor that some other IPA's have had. It's also my first beer since Saturday, 4 days, so normally the first beer after a short break is so good, this is not that. Canned 2.16 so 8 weeks old. Reminds me of some BoozeBrothers IPA's that are not my thing.
    The Smog site calls this "tangerine, stone fruit and berry characteristics" and to me, it's not that at all, no bright flavors, all cardboard/musky/way expired plum to me.
     
  38. drewone

    drewone (555) Sep 18, 2006 California
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    I thought it was a mis also
     
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  39. Hype_Train

    Hype_Train (0) Feb 8, 2017 California

    I stopped drinking smog city years ago. I'd only go for their stouts at this point if I ever went back. But never really cared for most of their beers.
     
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