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What beer are you drinking now? #104

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

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  1. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    My little brother joined BA the day I turned 21 Cheers!
  2. yamar68

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

  3. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Dec 5, 2012 Florida


    As if living in Florida wasn't great enough already! So frickin good!
    Hanzo, Kimber1123 and skinsfan like this.
  4. andthevolcano

    andthevolcano Apr 22, 2008 Delaware
    Beer Trader


    Getting a little wild
    Hanzo, Bitter_Echo, WYVYRN527 and 2 others like this.
  5. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Feb 25, 2009 New York

    Well then he's welcome in my book.
    MichPaul likes this.
  6. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Jan 16, 2011 Missouri

    Getting a late start....SN Celebration 2012 now...also have NB Abbey, BCBS and Schlafly Irish Style Extra Stout to pick from for the next one! Cheers!
  7. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I really enjoyed this on draft, and bought a few bottles.
    Very nice brew.
    RaulMondesi likes this.
  8. NSK79

    NSK79 Jun 4, 2012 Illinois


    Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy, happy Friday!

    wyatt13, SWChi, sleuthdog and 3 others like this.
  9. pjs234

    pjs234 Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

    Love this stout!

    Hanzo, NSK79, RonfromJersey and 4 others like this.
  10. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Nov 5, 2012 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Having another Sucks while I prepare the Super Bowl ribs I'm smoking tomorrow.[​IMG]
    Hanzo, NSK79, mecmd and 3 others like this.
  11. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    I had it for the first time tonight and it is one of the better beers that I have had, and it seems to get better with each drink.
    KevinMc79 likes this.
  12. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    The evening continues...and I'm enjoying this evening like it was 2010.


    listening to...

    StoutHunter and FatBoyGotSwagger like this.
  13. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Sep 21, 2012 Texas

    I just knocked out a homebrew mesquite porter and a Southern Star Le Mort Viviant.
  14. ObiWanKushnobi

    ObiWanKushnobi Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    Not a fan of resin but I love that beer!:)
    stayclean, beerloserLI and Mealhouse like this.
  15. wiscokid920

    wiscokid920 Apr 27, 2011 Wisconsin

    Central Waters Ouisconsing Red Ale

  16. daysinthewake

    daysinthewake Nov 13, 2010 California


    Denogginizer from the Kegerator
    Listening to one of my old faves
    FatBoyGotSwagger likes this.
  17. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    First time trying this new offering from Brau Brothers. Tasty little number, I must say...

  18. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
    Beer Trader

    Drinking a bottle of Stone's Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Beans now. To be honest I thought it would be a lot sweeter and that the vanilla would be kind of heavy-handed, but that's not my impression. It's decent.

    To be honest though, porters aren't usually my thing . . . I've had Eddy Fitz a few times and it's always good, but if I want something dark I usually want it to be gigantic and black hole-ish, like Founders IS. The exception, though, is HF Everett. That is an unbelievably delicious porter, and this coming from a guy who's usually not into the style.
  19. MarkJBurch

    MarkJBurch Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania


    Just cracked this baby, getting my funk on...

    Hanzo, NSK79, kirkse and 2 others like this.
  20. lovindahops

    lovindahops Mar 26, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    Closing out this great Friday night with a winter brew from my favorite brewery of all time:
    I'm looking forward to march second where I'll meet in person a great advocate... mr cfrance in person in Vermont. Cheers!
    cfrances33, Circleo12, NSK79 and 2 others like this.
  21. yamar68

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota


    Chase's second review - Ivan the Great

    Hell yeah!
  22. lovindahops

    lovindahops Mar 26, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    Dang it Fran, I have the worst timing... You need to try the porter from the aforementioned brewery that I am drinking now! If only alto cinco was that close to north syracuse... We could meet up. Cheers!
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  23. RoninTK3

    RoninTK3 Nov 12, 2012 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

  24. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Nov 29, 2012 California

  25. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    As do I!
    Nightcaps and last raps.
    SWChi, mecmd, WYVYRN527 and 2 others like this.
  26. MichPaul

    MichPaul Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Are you guys celebrating his 18th birthday in style? :p
  27. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Jan 16, 2011 Missouri

    Went with the Schlafly Irish Style Extra Stout for round 2...decided BCBS may be a little too much octane for tonight....hahaha....
  28. yamar68

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    He's almost 20! I'm trying to prep him for the real world (BA world).
  29. mecmd

    mecmd Jan 7, 2012 Georgia
    Subscriber Beer Trader

  30. Revenant

    Revenant Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    Alternating between Bell's Two Hearted and Surly Abrasive.
  31. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Dec 11, 2006 California

    Good beer night.

    Message Boards
    ripps1, mecmd, WebGuyMike and 4 others like this.
  32. MichPaul

    MichPaul Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    If anyone can train him up right, I sure YOU can! Do it up! :)
  33. kingofhop

    kingofhop May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    Doin' a Red thang. Sam Adams, Boulevard and Dundee. These are really great beers. I like the way they look, and I like the way they taste. Might change my name to kingofred.
  34. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Mar 26, 2011 California

  35. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
    Beer Trader

    Bah! You've got some Everett? Shit, man. Well the snow we've had today makes driving very far kinda dicey, anyway.

    Evidently, I've enjoyed the Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla well enough, but it's not a repeat buy in my book. Everett, however, I'd probably get again, if I had the money and wasn't jonesing so hard for whatever they've got on tap or in bottles that's hoppy or farmhouse-y.

    Coming down to Alto anytime soon? It's like two or three blocks from my house.

    Edit: oh and I'm really excited to try some 3Beans. Sounds great, Jeremy said it's fantastic.
    lovindahops likes this.
  36. takach79

    takach79 Apr 3, 2011 Indiana
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  37. mymasterpiece75

    mymasterpiece75 Jan 7, 2010 Texas


    So I ignored advice about not aging FBS. Just had to see for myself. The one on the left is 9/12/11 and the one on the right is 9/4/12. The 2011 brew--slight overripe fruit aroma (and not in a good way) and an astringent flavor, or maybe the coffee had dropped out so much that the other flavors became harsh. The harshness did even out as the beer warmed and opened up. The 2012 brew--much better, but even with 4 months on it, the coffee has dropped off.

    So I've found conventional wisdom to be correct. Both still pretty good beers, but this one is best consumed fresh. Like I said, just had to find out for myself.

    I have 2 or 3 KBSs from 2011. Anyone know if those hold up better?

    On another note, I gave up coffee about two years ago, and I'm kind of wired from these two FBSs. I'm going to be up half the night watching C-SPAN or some shit!
    NSK79, SWChi, WYVYRN527 and 1 other person like this.
  38. tut2528

    tut2528 Sep 26, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader


    finishing off the night with this delicious dessert.. You know you want this!
    Hanzo, NSK79, fatbeats18 and 5 others like this.
  39. RonfromJersey

    RonfromJersey Jan 25, 2002 New Jersey

    Continuing last night's growler of Terrapin Hopsecutioner.
    LiquidDegenerate likes this.
  40. Bisco80

    Bisco80 Feb 25, 2012 Pennsylvania


    So happy we got distro to PA this year. Can't wait to see how this ages. Any idea when it tends to hit its peak?
    Hanzo, Casedogg43, NSK79 and 4 others like this.
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