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Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Lutter, Jun 15, 2012.
Hopefully I can find it.. as I haven't come close to finding the Coffee Porter! Though I've seen the series 1 and 2 all over the place... and picked up the Black Quad.. good stuff.
Whilst we're on the subject of Shiner: I have NO problem with their Wild Hare Pale Ale. I've gone to a few events lately that were BMC/Shiner only and that's a solid brew that's easily accessible most anywhere. Their Bohemian Black lager is still my favorite though.
I agree... I really like the Wild Hare Pale Ale... picked up a six pack not too long ago when Shiner was the only alternative to the big three in a small town.. and it was really good in my opinion.
Wild Hair is very solid.
Agreed. Their first special that came in the family pack, Old Time Alt, was pretty nice as well.
I think Shiner suffers from the asinine "if I can get it easy, it must suck" mindlessness.
The Alt was pretty tasty from what I recall.
I wish they'd bring back Smokehaus.
Shiner is a really common gateway beer. I never liked it though. I did briefly like Sam Adams Boston Lager. The beer that really got me into craft beer though, was Lost Abbey's Inferno (which many say is a Duvel clone).
I like how these comments went form subtle bashing of Spoetzel beers to a more positive note on their beers
If your ever in austin, its all over the place here. Hell, i went in for a coke to the Texaco on N lamar near NOrth loop and even they had some in a cooler.
I may have to revoke my craft beer drinker card for saying this, but I think that the Shiner Ruby Redbird (made with grapefruit) was actually a really solid beer. My GF, who does not drink beer, really enjoyed it. I thought it was fantastic on a hot day. As stated above, I think Shiner is a really great gateway beer for BMC drinkers.
"OMG I'm drinking a beer that's not crystal clear! And I like it!"
I liked Ruby Redbird the last time I had it also. There is a bit of a soapy taste but it comes from the grapefruit peel, that was peoples biggest comlpaint about the beer.
Waiting for Shiner Imperial Stout.
Nah. I love that beer on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn. Works perfectly for me in that situation. Again, everything doesnt have to be the best beer ever brewed - sometimes a beer is just a beer, and thats OK.
Did Lagunitas Daytime ever make it to Austin?
Where is my Double Bastard!? REPORT!
Saw this one, and was wondering if anyone knows anything about it. Never had an oyster stout, but I love oysters and I love stouts, so the combination intrigues me.
Harpoon released one least year that was interesting http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/10097/69135
I bet you can still find it.
I think the soapy flavor comes more from the ginger than the grapefruit peel.
Either way, I enjoyed it too.
I made a grapefruit wheat that had a similar soapy flavor... But I bet that ginger added, I never thought about that.
Three Floyd's/Half Acre did an Oyster Stout collaboration called Mutiny & The Mollusk.
I got one of these as an extra in a trade. I have yet to try it though...
I grabbed one at the brewpub in April and it's been in my Cellar. I'll have to break it out sometime soon.
I had the harpoon oyster stout, it was part of their 100 barrel series, so im sure you wont find it anymore. (ive looked but not very hard but havent seen it since it was released and its been quite a while)
Abita is so meh though that i wouldnt get too excited. Their anniverary double vanila turbodog was about as exciting as ...well turbodog. (which i do like) Good but no real other flavors. they could have just thrown it in the turbodog bottles an nobody would have known a difference imo.
id still try it though if i found a bottle, at least i like the abitas ive had.
I've had a lot of TurboDog and I thought the double was quite a bit better.. loved that stuff...(I really like Andygator also... their IPA Jockamo is horrible though IMO..)
It's hard for me to imagine drinking an oyster stout... so I probably won't be trying it.. not an oyster fan at all.
Double vanilla Turbodog tasted like Turbodog doused in salt. it was gross, just like almost every Abita beer.
Double Vanilla Turbodog sounds like a Yankee Candle, not a beer.
As someone who as tastebuds, i didnt taste a BIT of vanilla so, meh.
then again, ppl yell at me how good brooklyns black choc stout is, but yet, no choc is found in any sip ive EVER had, so meh.
but hey, your taste buds are not mine, et cetera et al, yadda yadda.
To continue the Shiner talk, I noticed HEB had mucho Cheer on the shelves. I thought last years was tasty. Has anyone had this years batch?
Spec's Brodie in Austin only received 1 case. This is for the largest beer store in Central TX. They said they might receive more tomorrow.
Dissident finally received TABC label approval on 11/1.
I found some 2010 Double Bastard Today
Going to do a vertical with the 12, Need to find 11 though.
this has to be a mistake, I saw at least 2 cases minus the one I bought in my small town specs
I had it the other night at a small bar, it was tasty, I love the stuff
This should be most delicious. ETA?
I hope this doesn't cut back on the ammount of Abyss we receive.
Why would it?
Would love to get my hands on some Dissident!