What beer are you drinking now? #104

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DerrickW, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. DerrickW

    DerrickW Disciple (384) Jan 17, 2013 Georgia
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    So bourbonee...if I can use that as a word. Delightful indeed, the lady and I shared this one. TGIF!
  2. jb123

    jb123 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    No picture this time but last night I tried DRIPA by kunhenn and a bourbon wiZard by shorts brewing. Also a tri city charity island IPA.
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  3. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    How'd you like the DRIPA? One of my favorite brews, no doubt.
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  4. brewbetter

    brewbetter Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    Finished an exam, time to drink!

    BFM Procrastinator Barrel-aged Eisbock

  5. Crusader

    Crusader Aspirant (200) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden


    They just released a shipment of these here today and I had to pick one up and see what it's all about. The smell and taste certainly surprised me, the level and intensity of the whiskey characteristics was something I hadn't anticipated. I haven't had much experience with bourbon per se, but the smell and taste is very similar to that of Canadian Club in my opinion. The "dark sweetness" (I recall Canadian Club smelling and tasting of dark fruits, which I also get with this one) combined with obvious oak and wood flavors both remind me of Canadian Club. It's certainly boozy, but not hard alcohol boozy to where it detracts from the other flavors. So far I'm enjoying the experience and it's certainly different from what I expected, which is a good thing considering the price I paid for it, I didn't want it to be just another imperial stout.
  6. Devi0us

    Devi0us Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 California

    About to go incognito and wait in line for some Younger...


  7. brewbetter

    brewbetter Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    Moving right along...

    Maine Beer Company MBC Zoe - Amber Ale

  8. dckepley

    dckepley Aspirant (201) Aug 13, 2006 Iowa
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    Keeping it simple with Orval. Cheers!
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  9. jb123

    jb123 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    It was real good. Not as hoppy as I would have thought. Easy drinker. We have a amazing tap room here
  10. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    That looks and sounds awesome
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  11. meanmutt

    meanmutt Crusader (719) Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
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    Not going in to work tonight, so I'm starting early. Having one of these with my lunch...

  12. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    That beer is efin outstanding!!
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  13. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    Just got through bottling my Surly Bender clone "Get Bent".[​IMG] Going to reward my self with this bottle of Bellerose.[​IMG]
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  14. RichD

    RichD Champion (809) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Going to the Jack's Abby brewery to try a bunch of barrel aged shit! Also I might as well have some day old Hoponius while I'm there!!
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  15. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Zealot (541) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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  16. Goosey

    Goosey Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    This is one of those you have to let warm up to taste the greatness.
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  17. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,183) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    The name pretty much defines my day so far...and finding ambition now would interfere with the Friday escape...better not risk it :wink:
  18. WoodburyMN

    WoodburyMN Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2012 Indiana

    Bells Hopslam. Next up, more Hopslam.
  19. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts


    Mayflower Porter at work as I hope my computer doesn't crash from editing an 800+ MB image
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  20. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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  21. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Initiate (156) Nov 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Lets see what all the hoopla is about..

  22. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    I'm on the hunt for Founders Breakfast Stout in montgomery. I will find it. Then I will drink it. Then I will be happy.
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  23. SWChi

    SWChi Disciple (303) Oct 25, 2012 Illinois



    And packing up these I'm taking with to STL.. Happy Friday!

  24. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Afternoon friends. This is tasting mighty fine. 3 degrees on Lake Superior, with 10 mph wind and consistent snow. Up to about 160 inches so far this year.
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  25. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    I have really been digging the Smitten, I think it's a real quality brew.
  26. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Sucks and some pepperoni Elios pizza
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  27. Squidly

    Squidly Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    Off to a big start. Food prep for Superbowl weekend.


    Making a big batch of chili...used some Sixpoint Brownstone...the remainder was for the chef.

  28. SWChi

    SWChi Disciple (303) Oct 25, 2012 Illinois

    We had it on tap last week at Rock Island Public House...pretty tasty and happy our local store had it...
  29. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2011 Illinois

    Rockin out to Chicago Farmer with my BFF Nelson!
  30. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Finally recovered from a back injury so I can enjoy a few again. Hope I didn't re-aggrevate it picking up a case of this...if so.....it was worth it:sunglasses:
  31. mnguyen281

    mnguyen281 Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Texas

    Long story before I get to what I'm drinking. Sorry for the expletives. Copied and pasted from my facebook on my phone.

    My little adventure this morning.

    Woke up 9:50 after finally falling asleep at 7:30. Texted my friend to see if he would be getting the big local beer being released this morning. He told me I'd better be there by 10:30 if I wanted any.


    Jumped in and out of the shower and got in my car by 10:00. Fuuuuuu.... I was on E. Ran down to the chevron on HWY6/WLY. Pumped real quick and raced down to DQ - which is next to ST THOMAS UNIVERSITY.

    10:31 on the dot. The parking lot of the small mini mart was packed. People lined up inside to buy this sweet nectar.

    A Buffalo Bayou rep and the brewmaster were inside handing out bottles. Eight cases in all, twelve bottles per case. $15 per bottle. I got there literally two minutes after he opened, and two cases were gone. I happily grabbed my two bottles, then went to the register.

    I asked Brandon, so did you get any Abyss, too? He said the distributer should be there around noon. With just ONE case.


    I had an hour and a half to kill, no way could I drive home, then back. I wanted to just eat and chill at Fat Bao until the case got there, but I had my babies in the car. Couldn't leave them there by themselves. I told Brandon to text me right away when the guy came.

    Drove down the street to Fat Bao and chilled with Anthony Tram for a bit while I waited for my to go. Ate six baos and two orders of fries all by myself lol. The smoked salmon was my favorite.

    While I was outside DQ eating and waiting, I saw my friend post a picture of the ridiculous line that was wrapped around the Spec's store on Smith. Holy crap people were all the way out to the back parking lot. Look at that second pic. Beer must be the new J's.

    Brandon let me know that his single case of Abyss had come in, so I happily got my single bottle (he wouldn't sell me two lol) and made my way home.

    Three hours later I'm celebrating with a snifter of Founders Breakfast Stout lol. Fancy first world alcoholic problems. I wish I was a regular alcoholic, it would be so much cheaper.

    The 96 bottles of Buffalo Bayou Gingerbread Stout were all gone in an hour flat. I talked to some of the people while waiting and some said they had taken a half day or took an early long lunch!!! Craziness. The 12 bottles of Deschutes Abyss 2012 were gone by the time he opened the box.

  32. brewbetter

    brewbetter Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    On to the next one, slowing down...

    Extra - Bull Jagger Original No.19 - Baltic Porter

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  33. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    While still waiting for places around me to get Nugget Nectar, I am consoling myself with Hopback Amber, a sort of poor man's version, if you will. That and the 4 packs of Palate Wrecker and Toxic Sludge that are in the fridge for later.:grinning:
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  34. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2011 Illinois

    Your use of LOL's offends me more than your cussing. Happy you got some beer.
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  35. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    The ever stoic Jim researching his next batch of dank munchies to create. Cheers!
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  36. StoutIrish

    StoutIrish Initiate (167) Jan 16, 2012 Indiana
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    Perrin I2D2 IPA on the left and Imperial Stout kn right. Both great
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  37. BILF

    BILF Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2010 Israel

  38. Durb777

    Durb777 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2011 Illinois
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    It's Friday so I'm desk drinkin'!!! Enjoying one of these before I go home.


    Hope everyone can


    this weekend. Cheers!!!!
  39. Schwantz

    Schwantz Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Florida

    My first one..bottled 1/23....it is delicious.
  40. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,807) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    How is the Bellerose. My shipment came in yesterday.
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