Snow Day Beers

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  1. Jag237

    Jag237 Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2014 Virginia

    We just got our first official snow in Virginia and while it isn't enough to be completely snowed in it does put me in the mood for some snow day beers. If you were suddenly snowed in for the day what beer(s) would you crack open from your current personal stash? I think I'd go for an Olde School I've been saving for a few years or a Parabola. Bourbon County usually hits the spot on days like this as well.
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  2. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    Steel Reserve and Some Bourbon. Recipe for a great Snow day.
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  3. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Grand Pooh-Bah (5,000) Aug 12, 2007 California
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    I'd probably grab a nice porter :rolling_eyes::rolling_eyes::rolling_eyes:. To be perfectly honest, I find that whatever beer moves you is the one that's going to work for any occasion. IPAs have this amazing ability to transfer time and space. Every time I drink one I feel like I can be wherever I want to be. As a matter of fact, it may be snowing in CT right now, but I'm currently pool side being fed grapes by a harem of Spanish women, while Kate Upton is washing my hair with a can of Heady Topper.

  4. Lazhal

    Lazhal Pooh-Bah (1,804) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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    Up here in Michigan every time it snows in Jan/Feb all I can think is Last Snow please!
  5. Oopssorryy

    Oopssorryy Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2016 Ohio

    We haven't gotten much snow this year in mid Ohio, but when it does snow I love a chewy stout.
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  6. TongoRad

    TongoRad Grand Pooh-Bah (3,826) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Something from Iceland, naturally:
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  7. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut

    Collective Arts Imperial Porter-holy smokes is this great!!!!

    Proclamation Derivitive Galaxy
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  8. skleice

    skleice Maven (1,259) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    Just pulled a BCBS out of the basement!
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  9. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Pooh-Bah (2,678) Aug 22, 2013 California
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    I'd dig into my Bigfoot vertical
  10. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    Our snow is almost gone, so I'm cracking open a Citradelic
  11. Im4jojo

    Im4jojo Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2016 Massachusetts

    Snowing insanely here in MA and I just had my first Wee Heavy today. A Skull Splitter. Perfect day for that warming scotch taste!
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  12. Im4jojo

    Im4jojo Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2016 Massachusetts

    So, perfect day to finish off last year's beers, however, if I had to go with a favorite on a snow day it would be Mad Elf, brewed by Troegs.
  13. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Pooh-Bah (2,325) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia
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    I've done a batch of Southern Tier 2xOak'd IPA... gonna break into some Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo soon
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  14. rgordon

    rgordon Pooh-Bah (2,605) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    We had 9.5 inches last night and this morning. This is more than normal and tonight is going to be around 5 F. The sun is out and nothing is melting. I have a date with a not so cold Aventinus!
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  15. JrGtr

    JrGtr Pooh-Bah (1,627) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    I have a little bit of a vintage Weyerbacher Tiny left from a bottle I opened last night, I also pulled a homebrew IPA from my backstock. I may crack into my backlog of BCBS and or KBS later on. Don't know yet.
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  16. Lorianneb

    Lorianneb Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2012 New Jersey


    Our first snow of the year. 7+ and still snowing, a lot for south Jersey. This will warm me up
  17. drtth

    drtth Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

  18. TongoRad

    TongoRad Grand Pooh-Bah (3,826) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I'll be popping my first one in a bit, but I generally enjoy their other beers- slightly rustic takes on classic styles.
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  19. BeerzMcKenzie

    BeerzMcKenzie Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2011 Ohio

    My go to is DFH Palo Santo Marron. It was one of the first beers I've enjoyed during a snow storm, sticking with the nostalgia...
  20. DerelictPI

    DerelictPI Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2010 New York

    I did this on our last snow day.

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  21. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Pooh-Bah (2,420) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
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    Usually a Barlywine
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  22. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,509) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Well, I have a 2015 and 2016 Bona Fide from 4Hands in my fridge right now. So I'd say I'd crack those open and do a little vertical.

    If I was pulling out of my stash, heck, I don't know. I'd probably grab an Expedition Stout or Founder's Imperial Stout from last year.
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  23. TongoRad

    TongoRad Grand Pooh-Bah (3,826) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Drinking one now, and I really enjoy it. It's rich and malty, but not overly so, with a gentle nuttiness and dried fig quality. The finish is nicely dry, and that's where the smoke comes on along with an earthy herbal character. There's a slight astringency too, but I'm hoping it goes away as it warms.
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  24. Riff

    Riff Initiate (0) May 12, 2016 Virginia

    Today I'm going through the last of my Stone Xocoveza. Getting over a cold and still have a stuffed up nose so I didn't want to break out anything I hadn't tried before. This turned out to be a good choice, the spices cut through the stuffy nose and the brew is still delicious.
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  25. Eamonn-Cummings3

    Eamonn-Cummings3 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2014 New York

    On this 1/2 snowday (left work 2 hours early) I cracked opened a Captain Lawrence Alt IPA, and getting ready to do the live Ten Fidy online tasting. Cheers.
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  26. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,477) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    Since the Ten Fidy online tasting is underway, regular Ten Fidy, BA Ten Fidy and something I don't normally drink as a palate cleanser: B. Nektar Mutant Killer Zombie Manhattan Project Thingy which is a ciser with cherries aged on bourbon barrels. Actually quite tasty
  27. tmalt

    tmalt Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2015 Florida

    Backwoods Bastard
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  28. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Initiate (0) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts

    Clown Shoes Pinguna del Fuego. Spicy, barrel-aged, big stout. Perfection.
  29. dcotom

    dcotom Grand Pooh-Bah (4,896) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    You took the words right out of my mouth. :grinning::stuck_out_tongue:

    But, yeah. It's been hovering near zero here, with wind chills in the negative teens, and I'm craving a big imperial IPA. And not just any one, either. It has to be fresh (and thus pretty hard to find around here). I have a cellar full of imperial stouts, but the hoppy stuff really hits the spot in weather like this. (Or in spring. Or summer.) Now I'm off to see if I can track one down. I have a Hop Stoopid on deck, just in case.

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  30. tripledbrew

    tripledbrew Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2011 Kentucky

    Founders Imperial Stout followed by some Old Weller.
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  31. jcoleMA66

    jcoleMA66 Savant (1,224) May 16, 2015 Massachusetts

    Snow days often feel like stout days. It's a snowy afternoon and evening here in MA and we cracked our last bottle of the Trillium / Evil Twin collar Dusk Trill Dawn. Perfect choice for today.
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  32. jcoleMA66

    jcoleMA66 Savant (1,224) May 16, 2015 Massachusetts

    Errr....collab not collar.
  33. Oktoberfist

    Oktoberfist Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2014 Pennsylvania

    The GOAT!
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  34. Oktoberfist

    Oktoberfist Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I prefer to drink whatever I have on hand, preferably a nice, solid double IPA.
  35. jrnyc

    jrnyc Pooh-Bah (2,916) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    With you, I cracked a 2015 Parabola.
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  36. MikeyBadnews

    MikeyBadnews Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2013 Massachusetts

    Something dark and malty, considerable bite of alcohol, warming.

    I drink while shoveling.
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  37. Oktoberfist

    Oktoberfist Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I said double IPA, but I am with you. Something like a Winter Warmer, Barleywine, or Imperial Porter/Stout.
  38. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2012 California

    Man, living in CA, I do miss living in Central NJ and getting a fresh dusting of snow.

    To answer your question...barleywines or BA stouts are a good choice. When the polar vortex hit in 2015 I had some big IPAs to hold me over. Put on a good movie and watch the snow fall. Stay warm!
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  39. zid

    zid Grand Pooh-Bah (3,036) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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  40. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Grand Pooh-Bah (3,142) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    This. It's 5 degrees outside, I pulled a 2006 jw lees harvest from the basement. Warming carmel is nice on a night like this.
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