What beer are you drinking now? #153

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by schnarr84, Mar 22, 2013.

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  1. schnarr84

    schnarr84 Nov 27, 2011 Alberta (Canada)

    It is 1221am here in Calgary, so I figured why not start todays thread! Enjoying a nice $15 bottle of Mikkeller It's Alive! White Wine Barrel Aged w/ Lychee. Great sour nose where the wine barrel aging came through nicely. Has been in the bottle for over a year as well which didnt hurt it at all. Subtle lychee comes through on the pallette as well.
    FT: Honey Nut Cheerios ISO: Apple Jacks

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  2. schnarr84

    schnarr84 Nov 27, 2011 Alberta (Canada)

    The mikkeller went down so smooth I had to crack this and destroy my pallet with another sour.
    2008 Cantillon Grand Cru Brouscella. Lambic in its purest form. Zero carbonation, smells so funky. Almost like weed its so funky. Absolutely zero head even with vigorous pour. Such a smooth drinking beer. It is a 3 year old unblended lambic which has also spent 2 years in the bottle. Grabbed the last bottle sadly as I would definitely buy this again.
    Can't believe cantillon doesn't sell here. Sad.
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  3. grahamboudreaux

    grahamboudreaux Sep 16, 2012 Tennessee

    I definitely consider Sam Adams to be one of the best (perhaps THE best?) craft brewery for beer drinkers new to the craft beer world. Their seemingly endless array of beer styles and commitment to remaining true to the character and brewing process of each individual beer style they produce are huge reasons I continue to enjoy their beers and look for any new/never-tasted brews when I'm beer-shopping. Seriously, Canadian distributors and industry leaders would benefit the entire Canadian beer world by increasing Sam Adams varieties and availability and reaching new craft beer drinkers and untapped craft beer markets.
     
  4. schnarr84

    schnarr84 Nov 27, 2011 Alberta (Canada)

    i completely agree. when i want to grab a six of something it often ends up being SA. we just have an emerging craft beer market here that is saturated right now with over priced american bombers and one off beers. we dont even get as much canadian craft as we should.. phillips from BC, paddock wood from SK and half pints from MB are incredible brewers who are only in select stores. would love to see a bigger selection of SA but it probably wont happen for awhile and ill be stuck bringing back mixed sixes from montana
     
  5. schnarr84

    schnarr84 Nov 27, 2011 Alberta (Canada)

    Third big beer in a row. I spoil myself z
    Mikkeller Black Hole because why not. Seems fitting after a cantillon to change the pallet around

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  6. grahamboudreaux

    grahamboudreaux Sep 16, 2012 Tennessee

    Ha I don't envy you there. But I'm glad to hear you're doing your part to stimulate America's economy (more than I can say for some of my fellow "Americans," unfortunately)! Here's to hoping the quality of beer selection exceeds the quantity in the future for Canadians. I'm a direct descendent of French Acadian settlers (granted, they ended up becoming the Cajuns of Louisiana), but that makes us somehow connected... right?
     
  7. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 May 18, 2011 Illinois

    Plead the 5th. A damn fine beer. I have one more with the intention of cellaring it, but that may be difficult with how delicious this one is tasting. Hopefully, I can at least have the willpower to save it until my birthday which is around Memorial Day.
     
  8. priwen

    priwen Apr 1, 2007 Arkansas

    SN Kellerweis.

    Thanks to supermodified this one is much more enjoyable than the one I had yesterday.
     
  9. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Nov 2, 2011 Illinois

    FT: Butch's Chili pizza ISO: A slimmer waistline. Eh nevermind, It's Friday![​IMG]
     
  10. RyanCave

    RyanCave Apr 13, 2011 Oregon

    great brew, was very happy with it[​IMG]

    drank this last night btw, not at 1030 in the morning :)
     
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  11. Dools9

    Dools9 Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    A bit early for a beer but I had a hankering for a bright, spring brew so a fresh Mayflower Spring Hop it is, with a sausage egg and cheese on an English muffin.
     
  12. elfcounsul

    elfcounsul Nov 6, 2008 Kentucky

    Founders Porter. It might replace Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald is my go to porter.
     
  13. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    Looks like you have the beginning of a very nice day.
     
  14. schnarr84

    schnarr84 Nov 27, 2011 Alberta (Canada)

    Yes it is only looking up from here!
     
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  15. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Feb 16, 2013 Michigan

    Drugs are bad mmmmmmmm'kay
     
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  16. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Dec 24, 2012 New York

    I'm not drinking this now but too excited to not post it. my first Cantillon! I bought a few of course.
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    can't wait to drink this. my gf just informed me we do not have a wine opener. guess ill have to wait till Sunday
     
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  17. RyanCave

    RyanCave Apr 13, 2011 Oregon

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    can't wait to drink this. my gf just informed me we do not have a wine opener. guess ill have to wait till Sunday[/quote]


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  18. st9647v3

    st9647v3 Dec 28, 2011 New Jersey
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    Starting the day off right:

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    good day to all my fellow BA bretheren!
     
  19. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Surely you must have neighbors though
     
  20. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Dec 13, 2008 Illinois

    (Lunch Time) Cracked open a potent Double IPA/Imperial IPA
    OH THE HUMANITY!!! :D

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  21. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Dec 24, 2012 New York


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    LOL!! omg so true! hahaha I'm working doubles this weekend and I'll have no time to buy an opener let alone relax and drink them so my no beer during the week streak continues. I'm having withdrawals!! haha cheers
     
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  22. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo May 30, 2011 Alaska

    I like your tulip!, Good beer too!
     
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  23. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo May 30, 2011 Alaska

    Holy crap, that sounds spectacular!
     
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  24. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue May 1, 2011 Maine

    Drinking a couple of these.

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  25. MarriedAtGI

    MarriedAtGI Feb 26, 2013 Illinois

    CW Peruvian Morning at Rumpus Room in Milwaukee! Up here to watch the First Robotics Competition - http://5nines.com/live
     
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  26. OUJayhawk1799

    OUJayhawk1799 Jan 25, 2013 Oklahoma
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    Gonna be a great day of watching the tournament and drinking some great beer.

    First up a Pizza Boy Brewing growler - Sunny Up Stout w/Little Amps Coffee (thanks StormKing47).
     
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  27. OUJayhawk1799

    OUJayhawk1799 Jan 25, 2013 Oklahoma
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    Next up - Backwoods Bastard
     
  28. HeyJim

    HeyJim Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

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    Had to have at least one of the beers I got in Kirbmeist's box today, and I went with this. I'll just copy the feedback I gave to Kirb :

    Yep. Humidor IPA is tits. I wouldn't call it a citrus bomb, but man, between this and the White Oak Jai, I wish I lived by Cigar City. These are some amazing, unique beers. This one had a strong caramel smell. Smells like another beer, not sure what, I think Rogue Dead Guy?

    The taste is crazy though. Peppery spice, grapefruit....and a bunch of other crazy shit my palette is sexually confused by.
     
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  29. SomethingClever

    SomethingClever Feb 22, 2013 Ohio

    Love that Sexually confused great laugh
     
  30. MarriedAtGI

    MarriedAtGI Feb 26, 2013 Illinois

    Had to have a second Peruvian Morning at Rumpus Room. :). And now I can get the picture to show.

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  31. OUJayhawk1799

    OUJayhawk1799 Jan 25, 2013 Oklahoma
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    On to round #3 (did I mention this is the best day ever yet?)

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  32. MichPaul

    MichPaul Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    Is this a Great American meal or what??? Enjoying this while watching some NCAA action. Badgers what the Hell?! Go Big Ten on a beautiful day in Michigan! Love me some 90min IPA!
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  33. watsonmd

    watsonmd May 16, 2009 Georgia

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    Yum. Prefer more Bourbon, but the chocolate is great.
     
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  34. gtermi

    gtermi Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Nice day off today..

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    Bout to keg my All Citra Pale Ale.. Finished at 5.6% with 60 IBUs.
     
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  35. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    First
    Brewery Vivant - Menage A Trois
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    Second
    Local Option - Dampf Loc

    Third
    Local Option - Voku Hila
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  36. BigPlay1824

    BigPlay1824 Oct 13, 2010 New York

    brooklyn local two now then onto the saranac 12 beers of spring, maybe something out of the cellar if i feel so inclined later on
     
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  37. unclejazz

    unclejazz Oct 24, 2011 New York
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    Sucaba on tap, this is some ass-kickingly good stuff.
    Such nice vanilla notes.

    Cheers!
     
  38. Cdax

    Cdax Feb 5, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Sam Adam's Maple Pecan Porter. Wanted to try it, thanks to a friend who works at distributor and snagged it from a breakage case. I rarely drink Sam Adam's, true to the label it is strong on maple. Can only drink one, not a good session beer, but probably great with pancakes and sausage in the morning.
     
  39. loafinaround

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

    Spring break! (Yeah, the professors love it too....)
    Well, spring break definitely doesn't suck, but my beer sure sucks :p
    here's a pic of sunrise over the Atlantic from my office window.
    Who knew that south brooklyn has such natural beauty?
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  40. MarshalHunahpu

    MarshalHunahpu Mar 10, 2013 Florida

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