What beer are you drinking now? #2237

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  1. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (4,182) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Woke up shortly before 2am (MST) and picked and licked at this sharp protrusion from inside my lower jaw, like a small thorn stuck in my gum. And then it was gone. Didn't feel it come out, didn't swallow it but did swish my mouth with some prescription mouthwash for this "minor infection area" my dentist gave me last week. I'm just amped that this thing is gone after several weeks. Too amped to go back to bed, so may as well crack a beer open and ease into the day. And also have some medicinal bourbon while up, too...

    Still seeing the dentist (for the fourth time in less than three weeks) about this later this morning, and taking this sharp, bone-like bit that I did work out less than a week ago and did save...medical mysteries, gotta love 'em...



     
  2. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (4,182) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    ...damn, "Juan of the Dead" on IndiePlex and Stroh's at 3:25 AM...what better way to enjoy your morning and insomnia than this...





     
  3. Stoutmaster9

    Stoutmaster9 Devotee (406) Dec 30, 2016 California
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    Sierra Nevada
    Narwhal
    Imperial Stout

    (2018 batch, 10.2%)

    Enjoyed with some (dark) chocolate muffin (& bar), to the sporadic sound of light rain.

    Shiver me timbers! ~ 'Tis ah rather grand brew, in this here cold n' dark, t' be sure. Arrgghh!

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  4. Shanex

    Shanex Champion (856) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    Howdy BAs...

    I always thought Brooklyn was a decent brewery. So drinking their East IPA at the moment... the lucky New Yorkers have no shortage of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout...

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    Cheers :wink:
     
  5. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Meyvn (1,249) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
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    Hello Ba ... Off work today to prepare myself for an interview this afternoon with a potential new employer. Really need this, hope I nail it.
    Cheers !
     
  6. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (3,280) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Good morning BAs! Weather isn't doing much here in NW PA so far today - cool (28 degrees) and spitting snow (about one flake/meter cubed). Today's New Breakfast Beer is:



    It gets high ratings from homers; from me, not so much.
     
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  7. elohim

    elohim Initiate (183) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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  8. jkblr

    jkblr Meyvn (1,361) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Good morning BA
    My 1500th post. That's a lot of breakfast beers...
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    I like the bitterness on this alleged NEIPA, but not sure it's to style. I'm going back to look at a few things and maybe adjust some numbers. I'm a significant negative rDev right now. :beers:
     
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  9. Shanex

    Shanex Champion (856) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    Kasteel Donker is pretty fantastic.

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    Cheers x2 :wink:
     
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  10. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (3,159) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    Good morning, BAs! I have the day off as a declared federal holiday due to the passing of President George H. W. Bush. While I do enjoy a beer or ... several on my days off, I intend to take it very easy today. I will, however, take advantage of the day off and get to a beer a little earlier than I otherwise would.

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    Ballast Point Victory at Sea

    Now, I am not about to legitimately mourn a person I never met. I will, however, take the opportunity and honor his legacy; I may be using the day off to accomplish a crap ton of dishes and laundry, but that's not the reason I'm home, after all.

    Allow me, then, to reflect on the Honorable Mr. Bush's naval service for one moment. Most remember him as a president and would focus on that legacy. More remarkably to me, however, was his military service.

    George Bush enlisted shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor - yes, enlisted. He was commissioned after completing flight training, and within months was deployed and flying combat missions in the Pacific Theater. Per Wikipedia, during the course of just over a year in theater, Bush:

    "...flew 58 combat missions[11] for which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals, and the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to San Jacinto."

    He was also legitimately shot down and rescued at sea (by a sandwich delivery vessel, no less......:stuck_out_tongue:).

    That is a truly incredible legacy.

    So today, instead of talking politics, let's take a moment to honor the passing of a man who, more than just being a president, was a true war hero at a time when the stability of not only our country, but the entire world, was legitimately at stake; when crises did not need to be falsely manufactured, when war came to US soil, when real heroes - men and women - were called upon to step forward, step away from all they loved, and step up to the moment.

    George H. W. Bush did that, and we should not forget that brief but truly remarkable period of his life because of politics.

    Cheers, BAs!

    (Post Script edit: I honestly had no idea I was picking out a beer called VICTORY AT SEA at the same time paying tribute to Bush's Naval history. I just wanted a breakfast beer!!! It could just as easily been FBS.)
     
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  11. Shanex

    Shanex Champion (856) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    @Roguer

    Good post and while I don’t or rarely discuss politics here I will have a toast to George Bush, a quite alright POTUS and arguably a better one than his son...

    Cheers to you.
     
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  12. BEERMILER12

    BEERMILER12 Poo-Bah (2,619) Sep 11, 2010 Maine

  13. Prager62

    Prager62 Poo-Bah (1,786) May 7, 2010 Colorado
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    A frigid early morning run has me in the mood for a beer and some couch time. The DP show on the screen and Expedition Stout from 08/22/14 in the glass. Dark roasted chocolaty velvet goodness like a holiday dessert. It's worth the discipline to hide a couple every time I purchase a six pack. I'm hoping to eventually find some out here to continue the tradition.



    A beautiful sunrise to start the day.....





     
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  14. MoreBeer4me

    MoreBeer4me Aspirant (272) Aug 25, 2014 New Jersey
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    I was up super early this morning (have no clue why) so decided to go out to the shed, fire up the heat inside and suck back a few brews and a cigar. First on the list, Devils Backbone Drop Bear Dust Up. It's a one-time beer from them I believe. Not too bad with a taste best defined as tropical. Guess I won't be needing any juice this morning. Next up will be something dark that goes well with a stogie. Likely an Old Rasputin Imperial.

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  15. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,041) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Clear deep gold color with white cap.

    Yes, it does in fact smell like wet rope, in a good way. The hops also have earthy, herbal aspects with the overall sense of clean vegetables.

    Taste is hop forward with a fuller expression in flavor going forward that is much the same as found in the scent. Not terribly complex yet the flavors work well together without conflict and display a cohesiveness that flows together nicely.
     
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  16. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Initiate (35) Nov 24, 2018 New York

    Brooklyn black ops is a delight... Bourbon caramel vanilla and all the works.. Every year I pick up a couple bombers saving this years batch for sunday
     
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  17. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Initiate (35) Nov 24, 2018 New York

    Graveyard shift is done now time to rehydrate.. First up sloop juice bomb cheers
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  18. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Initiate (35) Nov 24, 2018 New York

    Firstt one always goes down fast, now time to up it with the ddh version.. Its like drinking guava tropical fruit cheers
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  19. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (4,514) Sep 17, 2005 New Mexico
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    Had an oil change in preparation for a weekend trip to Albuquerque. I plan to visit a few breweries. My wife is planning a Breaking Bad tour.

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  20. Dutchcraftbeergeek

    Dutchcraftbeergeek Defender (639) Nov 21, 2015 Netherlands

  21. Crusader

    Crusader Aspirant (242) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden

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    I'm drinking Kirin Ichiban which is new to shelves here in Sweden. I was surprised to see that it is contract brewed by Weihenstephaner of all places. I do think it has a German feel to it (it is all-malt) even if the flavor is milder than a regular German helles would be. It has an overall clean taste with some mild malt flavor without sweetness and a very mild bitterness which is nonetheless present, especially in the aftertaste. Freshness-wise this could be something like 7 months old going by the best before date which is a shame, especially since it was released this month.
     
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  22. 911CROFT

    911CROFT Devotee (424) May 18, 2015 United Kingdom (England)
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    Track/ Whiplash: Hard on You

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  23. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (2,136) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    Very well said!!!
     
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  24. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (2,179) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

    Stopped at RT’s for a rare late lunch and while waiting for the Gumbo had an RT’s Special Ale (tastes like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale!)

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    Cheers!
     
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  25. beerloserLI

    beerloserLI Savant (940) Apr 2, 2011 New York
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    Happy hump day ba. Home early thanks to the postal shut down. Getting into it with a simple b-day bomb,
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  26. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Initiate (35) Nov 24, 2018 New York

    Getting into it with some trillium cheers
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  27. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (1,615) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Not sure what to make of this. I need more sips. Shout out to my neighbor who handed me this thinking that I need to be day drinking. Cheers, everyone.
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  28. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (1,615) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Trillium beers are not the same to my palate. Not since the original days. What do you think?
     
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  29. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (1,615) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I salute your efforts to keep politics out of the narrative. We (as a collective people) tend to focus on the noteworthy; I am here to say RIP President Bush, as well as the countless others who die daily. I celebrate you all, and this next IPA sip is for you. Cheers, @Roguer!
     
  30. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Initiate (35) Nov 24, 2018 New York

    Wish I could buy it by the keg the stuff is stellar... So many bad ipas out there but trillium keeps offering quality, much respect to their brewers
     
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  31. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Initiate (35) Nov 24, 2018 New York

    It varies from batch to batch but the first one ever put out was fire... Thought I was drinking other half
     
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  32. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (1,615) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I'm not saying that I don't respect them; I'm saying that the base beer is not the same. They can try to sell somebody else that nothing has changed, but the Hunter ain't buying it. I think their beers are good, yet nowhere on the level they used to be. That is my opinion, and I won't waiver. Cheers.
     
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  33. Beer-Panda

    Beer-Panda Disciple (321) Mar 27, 2016 Netherlands

    Sierra Nevada Hop Torpedo from tap.
    Cheers from Washington DC !

    (Oops .... I deleted my post. Here it is again)

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  34. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Initiate (35) Nov 24, 2018 New York

    I think you would know better than me bro.. I only drink trillium when it's gifted to me so I really can't speak to it more cheers
     
  35. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Meyvn (1,490) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    I'm also enjoying a mid-week day off with errands and laundry. Now I'm watching one of the less popular Bond movies.

    Ooh, on another note, my phone apparently upgraded to Call Screening. I just used it for the first time on a spam call and they hung up!

     
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  36. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (2,179) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

    Back at the ranch!

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    Cheers!
     
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  37. bret717

    bret717 Meyvn (1,023) Dec 8, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Got off work early today, and just finished raking leaves, so I’m treating myself to a Moonraker Crushable Series Citra Double-

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    Cheers!
     
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  38. pat61

    pat61 Poo-Bah (5,150) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota
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    Founders Brewing Company Solid Gold
     
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  39. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Initiate (35) Nov 24, 2018 New York

    Who says you can't drink and be proudactive
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    Christmas tree is up in favor of winning my gf over.. She asked me not to purchase no more beer until I cleaned out my current inventory but there's so much good beer put there and I'm bad with temptation
     
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  40. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,904) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Anchor - Our Special Ale 2018.. always look forward to this one.. cheers!
     
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