What Beer Are You Drinking Now? #2804

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  1. ChicagoJ

    ChicagoJ Poo-Bah (1,826) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    Another early morning pour. Looking to the East both literally and figuratively. Bell's / Founders / 3 Floyds are my three favorite Midwest pours East of Chicago we receive fresh on a regular basis. Love brewers who can bang out great pours across multiple styles.

    Bell's Oberon is my breakfast beer of choice, as the sun peaks through Chicago just before 5 AM.

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    This is a great full flavored Wheat Ale, one I look forward to each Spring! Refrigerated since birth, and still going strong nearly four months beyond it's birthday, this beer has never disappointed me since my first pour years ago. Thank you brother Andrew for introducing me to Oberon!

    Kudos to @dbl_delta for introducing us yesterday to Sina Drums, by way of Germany. I never thought anyone under 50 knew Firth of Fifth, let alone one who could play it. Phil Collins is a solid drummer, this is a complex piece and she nails it.

    A toast for people to reach for the stars, young or old, you may surprise yourself.



     
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  2. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,631) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG]We are supposed to get some much needed rain and thunderstorms today. Day off and starting with one of my favorites. Cheers all.
     
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  3. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (4,913) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Good day BAs! Today's New Breakfast Beer is from a Brewer I didn't know still existed - haven't seen anything from Smuttynose in a loooong time:

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    Really surprisingly good.
     
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  4. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (25,406) May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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    Have a good Wednesday. Nothing special going on today, still need to start some new video games I got earlier in the week.

    Founders KBS. 2018 is tasting amazing. Aromas and flavors of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roast coffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of molasses, dark fruit, oak char, and smoke. Mild roast/char bitterness and bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Medium carbonation and full body; with a very creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel. Light stickiness, chalky roast, oak tannins, and increasing dryness. Minimal warming 12.3%, zero barrel booze. Unbelievably smooth. Perfectly balanced rich malts, fruity/nutty coffee, and bourbon barrel presence/integration. I think it gets a bit better after a year. Smoother/silkier. Glad to have it year round. I have plenty to drink from many vintages.
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    Cheers

     
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  5. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,631) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] A taste of Maine.
     
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  6. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (11,425) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    All aboard the hype train, this one is for real! The wife loved it too
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  7. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,006) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Forgive the interlude of "not a beer right now" - sometimes the social mediaz nostalgia function of "hey, remember this 3 years ago?" does some good.
    Still fondly remember my visits to the Ballard (Seattle) breweries, including STOUP. From June 2017, when I was out in the Pac NW for a workshop for a few weeks.
    I'll check in later, no worries, for my usual beer(s). Cheers!
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  8. Mister_Faucher

    Mister_Faucher Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 Washington

    Hunter has a box showing up shortly with a pint from Stoup in it. :grinning:
     
  9. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (4,322) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Good morning virtual bar mates! I took a couple days off for an alcohol free cleanse, and I’m ready for some coffee - BA Ten Fidy:

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    I got up early so I could finish my front yard weeding/mulching project in the shade before sun and heat overtake the area...that project is done, so I’m going to relax in the A/C and enjoy this delicious bourbon oaky roasty imperial stout; canned 12/16/19; some warmth from 12.5%; dry finish; plenty of semi sweet chocolate and toffee base to keep the bitter roast in line. Excellent BA beer especially for the price point. I need to try and grab another 4pk for my upcoming trip to WV.

    Have a wonderful Wednesday y’all, and Cheers!
     
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  10. Peach63

    Peach63 Meyvn (1,206) Jul 17, 2019 New York
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    Wow! this is a good one. Who says stouts aren't summer beers?

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  11. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (25,406) May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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    Perrin Northern Dream IPA. Excellent Hazy IPA. Great fluffy head retention/foamy lacing. Aromas and flavors of big tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, honeydew, watermelon, red apple, berries, citrus peel/zest, wood, peppercorn, and pine hops; with moderate cracker, toasted biscuit, light caramel/honey malts; and herbal/floral/grassy hop earthiness. Mild pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; very creamy/bready malts, some sticky hops, and light resins/rinds in the mouthfeel. Lightly increasing lingering bitter dryness, no cloying/astringency. Very smooth/soft, minimal warming 7% or lingering hop burn after the finish. Feels like Citra, Simcoe, El Doarado. Very juicy and lightly dank/earthy hops; with a nice sized bready malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. No complaints! 4
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    Cheers

     
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  12. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (4,322) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    I like the pic and the sharing! Maybe it would be fun, during this period of time when many brewery tap rooms are closed/many of us wouldn’t go even if open, that we share older photos of breweries where we’ve had a beer, and would like to return to when it is safe(r) to do so...just a thought, and Cheers!
     
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  13. HopfenUndMalzGottErhalts

    HopfenUndMalzGottErhalts Initiate (97) Dec 25, 2015 Arizona

    Mother Road Brewing Company, Flagstaff, AZ, their original location and now taproom/pub
    Pilsner - 5.1% - tasty on an 88 degree day
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    Decent hop rate and flavor, thin of body compared to the German/Czech originals
     
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  14. pat61

    pat61 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota

    BlackStack Link in Bio
     
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  15. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Poo-Bah (2,776) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey
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    Was brewery hopping g in DC Christmastime and this was the tree in red bear brewery. All gay owned hence the rainbow tree. Great beer and people there[​IMG]@DoctorZombies. Excellent idea as things in NJ arent close to normal yet. Liked @eppCOS image.

    This was a flight at a bar in DC when me and the wife visited. I just like the way the glasses of beer looked on their bar[​IMG]
     
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  16. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (4,322) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    And here’s a pic of yours truly with @Ocalafox drinking at Cigar City in early March during TBBW:

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    Waiting for my last exterminator to come/inspect property...drinking “Florida Man” DIPA:

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  17. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (25,406) May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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    I'm strangely addicted to watching cooking food youtube channels in the last 4-6 months. I like it even more when blazed out.

    New Holland Poet's Brunch Stout. Awesome stuff. Lasting fluffy head retention/thick foamy lacing. Aromas and flavors of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, maple syrup, toffee, vanilla, cinnamon, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark/brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, fig, date, smoke, char, herbal, wood, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Mild herbal, woody, grassy, peppery, roast, charred bitterness; and cinnamon spiciness on the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; very creamy/silky/velvety/bready malts; light sticky spice and chalky roast in the mouthfeel. Lightly increasing lingering hop/char bitter dryness; no cloying/acrid/astringency. Very smooth/soft, minimal warming 9% or cinnamon heat after the finish. Awesome balanced rich malts, cinnamon, maple, and vanilla flavors; with solid earthy hops and restrained fruity yeast. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. Really big fan, amazingly well balanced. Nothing overwhelming. Glad I got the 4 pack at the corner store.
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    Cheers

     
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  18. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (4,322) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    An excellent pic! I’d go there and drink some beers, next time I’m in DC area - Cheers!
     
  19. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (3,608) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Another solid fruit bomb from 450 North. Cheers!

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  20. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (7,098) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Morning!

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    FBS
     
  21. d0n_nill0

    d0n_nill0 Initiate (92) Jul 11, 2018 Denmark
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    Another beautiful summer day here in Copenhagen and I got off early from work. That calls for a beer.
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    Tuborg Classic, 4.6,% lager.
    A no-nonsense lager from the largest brewery in Denmark. Not good, not bad but your standard run-of-the-mill macro lager. A bit more exciting than their standard pilsner and of those beers for when you just need something cheap and refreshing. Hits the spot!
     
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  22. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (2,409) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Fantasmo, by Three Floyds.
     
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  23. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (5,629) Sep 17, 2005 New Mexico
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    I second that idea!
     
  24. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,006) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Yeah, been relenting from sharing ALL of the brewery visit photos that pop up but that would be a fun thread, or even addition here, if others are good with it. Could be a paired "brewery visit and WBAYDN" day -- let me know. We can try and just suggest it to ... oh, I don't know a moderator or two? :0
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  25. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (5,629) Sep 17, 2005 New Mexico
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    Got my outdoor work completed, ready for something cold.

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  26. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,006) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Post 8 mile run.
    Ha FADER. Love this stuff...
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  27. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (5,040) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    Sitting down in a restaurant for the first since March. Enjoying Burley Oak Jelly Not Jam (Raspberry, Cherry, Strawberry), cheers!
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  28. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (4,684) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio
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    Short's - Dan's Pink Skirt IPA.. cheers!
     
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  29. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (3,538) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Forgive me for starting early, but this is a top 3 Tree House beer for me, personally. I just couldn't resist. Good lawwwd, Hunter. Assemble the congregation immediately. Can I get an amen, my brother? Mhmmmm...
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  30. BEERMILER12

    BEERMILER12 Poo-Bah (4,019) Sep 11, 2010 Maine
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  31. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (5,040) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    Yards Brawler, cheers!
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  32. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (3,538) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I always liked the artwork on that one, sir. Classic.
     
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  33. rudiecantfail

    rudiecantfail Meyvn (1,299) Aug 9, 2011 Pennsylvania

    It's a nice day in the Philly burbs. Not too hot. Not too humid. A nice day to enjoy a #No Filter from Thomas Hooker Brewery. It smells of orange, lemon, mango, papaya and apricot. The taste follows the nose, but is even stronger. It's an NEIPA and it delivers on the juicebomb promise.
     
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  34. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Anchor Steam beer still awesome after all these years.!
     
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  35. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,631) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] Dreamstate 9% NEDIPA.
     
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  36. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (3,538) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I'm thankful as f*ck right now. Truly. We just had a brief spell of rain, but we could certainly use some more. Let it rain! Let's get LARRRGE!!!
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  37. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (4,322) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    At Arkane Brewing this past March, drinking “Yoda Pants” on draft during TBBW:

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    Short keg, I got the last foamy pour as folks streamed in to get that morning’s daily stout release...when the vivid-19 threat settles down here, this local brewery is on my radar for me returning...I went there 6 straight days in March to get their daily BA Stout releases and the brewery is under, IMO, our collective potential whale radar...

    The guy estimating installing hurricane shutters just left... SN’s “Hop Bullet” DIPA:

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  38. CanConPhilly

    CanConPhilly Poo-Bah (2,888) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Good afternoon, BAs! Second week of summer school almost in the books. Easier than normal teaching but I’d rather be doing shit-all. Oh well, drinking at 1:30 so can’t complain too much.
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  39. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (3,538) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    The "Curiosity" series used to be crazy. Some of them are still pretty good. This one, however, hmm. Let's just say that jury is presently out. Peace...
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  40. Nugganooch

    Nugganooch Poo-Bah (2,281) Jan 13, 2011 California
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    So we may get some baseball after all...
    Cheers fans!
     
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