What Beer Are You Drinking Now? #2891

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  1. mschrei

    mschrei Poo-Bah (2,631) Jul 4, 2014 Illinois
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    Well, it is the weekend. And while there was debate recently about when one should start this thread, these are the unofficial rules that I propose should apply regarding starting Saturday’s thread. And if I am wrong, then the moderators can correct me.

    1) is it past 5am East Coast US time?
    2) has the New Beer Weekend thread been started?
    3) did @MattyG85 post his Friday night beers?

    Anyhow, the great thing about this thread is that we are all unique individuals and have our own interests separate from drinking great beer. Two of mine are building LEGOS (either with my kids or the LEGO Architecture on my own) and watching pro wrestling. This weekend, the biggest Japanese wrestling league started their annual tournament. I realized that was happening while working on my Empire State Building set, and decided to stay up, watch the live show online, and have another beer.

    So while some may consider a nerd, I’m happy with myself, I’m happy with the world for a short period of time, and most importantly, I’m happy with this amazing beer. And if you can have any little bit of happiness today, virtual bar brothers and sisters, then why not enjoy it? Cheers!
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  2. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (5,413) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] Nice opening Matt and all that matters to me, is I get to drink one before I go to my job at the beer store at 8am. Cheers to all and I am happy I didn’t need to open this thread. Also this is actually pretty darn tasty and hazy.
     
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  3. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (4,235) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Good day BAs! Cold, foggy, and some frost in spots this morning - I covered my peppers last night so they should have been OK. Today's New Breakfast Beer (which may become a cross-post with NBW):

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    A decent Kolsch - 4.
     
  4. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Meyvn (1,393) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    I went for a run in my winter gear this morning, but today is going to turn into a pleasant fall day!
     
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  5. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Meyvn (1,285) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Short 3 hours of OT complere. Enjoying an Into the Dark Roast while watching today's ITT at the TDF.
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  6. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Meyvn (1,393) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    I am not leaving my house this entire weekend!
    My garage door opener completely disassembled itself!
     
  7. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,642) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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    Cheers!
     
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  8. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,642) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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  9. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (2,604) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Good morning BA
    Drinking this new to me Oktoberfest
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    Details on the tasting thread and NBW. Good beer, ok Oktoberfest, but I'm picky about fest beers. Cheers all!
     
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  10. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (2,027) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    Great opening, Matt. You're not the only nerd here! I also like your opening rules except I'd say 7am eastern.

    That's the sign of a good weekend ahead!
     
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  11. rex_4539

    rex_4539 Poo-Bah (2,682) Dec 20, 2014 Greece
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  12. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (1,583) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Ach, why not? X-post for this weekend's lederhosen special theme. Prost!
    Paulaner Oktoberfest.
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  13. Shanex

    Shanex Poo-Bah (1,721) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    Out with the old, in with the NOW.

    Threads title edited on request... Prost!
     
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  14. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (8,363) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    Pre-Oktoberfest beverage
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  15. rex_4539

    rex_4539 Poo-Bah (2,682) Dec 20, 2014 Greece
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  16. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (3,700) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Morning chores done...some coffee to get me going, in anticipation of drinking some Oktoberfest beers today - La Cumbre’s “La Negra”, an oak BA RIS:

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    Awesome beer! Thanks @beergoot for turning me on! Working on my notes for NBW. Cheers brothers and sisters of the Now!
     
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  17. JoeBloe

    JoeBloe Zealot (586) Nov 16, 2007 New York

  18. BEERMILER12

    BEERMILER12 Poo-Bah (3,674) Sep 11, 2010 Maine
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  19. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (1,583) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Oh, great choice, and that's a morning warmer for sure. One of my faves from Cumbre. I also love that their stouts aren't "over the top" big even with some (5 months of) barrel aging. I think they used Four Roses Bourbon for this latest batch. Delicious, not ridiculously high ABV, slightly restrained. And I like that the barrel characteristics don't drown out the base imperial stout character of this beer.
    Cheers!
     
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  20. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (3,700) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    I just made my second pour to finish the bomber and I’m really liking drinking this RIS. I’ve been to La Cumbre a few times over the years and I think their beers are awesome...first time with one of its stouts - great stuff. Cheers!
     
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  21. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (2,604) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Moving on to the heavy lifting portion of today's Oktoberfest tasting
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    I really enjoy both of these beers. Cheers all!:beers:
     
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  22. Danmullens1

    Danmullens1 Meyvn (1,241) Mar 24, 2012 Wisconsin
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    It’s going to be a good day. A little plumbing project this morning, then checking out the new brewery in town this afternoon. The beer is Trouble No More, an Imperial Stout from Eagle Park Brewing with toasted coconut, cacao nibs, and almonds.
    Smells like straight Amaretto with an extra splash of almond extract.
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  23. SABERG

    SABERG Poo-Bah (2,576) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts
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    A few morning tasks completed, a sunny break with Marie.
    Do good
    Be well
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  24. tdm168

    tdm168 Poo-Bah (3,409) Aug 10, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Waiting on my wife to get ready for this wedding we're heading to. I figure if I'm about to attend a super spreader event I may as well have a beer first.
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  25. rex_4539

    rex_4539 Poo-Bah (2,682) Dec 20, 2014 Greece
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  26. Beer-Panda

    Beer-Panda Devotee (483) Mar 27, 2016 Netherlands

    La Chouffe Blonde.
    Cheers!
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  27. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (2,604) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    One more Oktoberfest before a nap and nightshift, but first...
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    Cheers all! Enjoy your Saturday :beers::beers:
     
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  28. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Meyvn (1,285) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Went out for about an hour road ride, now watching the finish of TDF stage 20. Roglic and Pogacar are burning every match in the book today. Great to see Porte riding onto the podium. Cheers mates!
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  29. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Meyvn (1,393) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Thank you, @scream, for this delicious Saturday morning coffee!
     
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  30. Prager62

    Prager62 Poo-Bah (2,239) May 7, 2010 Colorado
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    A 2019 while I mow the lawn. Cheers peeps.....

     
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  31. Act25

    Act25 Poo-Bah (3,008) Nov 8, 2010 New Jersey
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    3 New Power Classics now at WFM. Happy last week of summer.
    Furious | Surly Brewing | IPA | 6.7%
    4.33
    /5 rDev +0.7%
    look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
    my first review of brewer, glad I finally found it at WFM which has greatly improved its beer selection in 07701.
    a) Perfect masuculine hazed dark amber body, supporting eggshell thick, lasting and lacing head.
    s) Big, plentiful, hop over scottish malt.
    t) Lots of balance with the scots malt, that smoky, woody, peaty, earthy bread feel against the pine, floral, citrus rind, and pepper hop overcast.
    f) Plenty of mouth weight and tickle.
    o) Deserves its high ranking on BA. Sum greater than parts esp in densely flavored masculine beer akin to Arrogant Bastard in a 6.8% package.

    Alpha King | 3 Floyds | APA | 6.66%
    4.33
    /5 rDev +1.6%
    look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
    2d review of 3 Floyds, 1st of this classic, in my fave APA style. Love to taste vs Dales Pale (my amber APA standard)
    a) Pours deep aber clear body, sports eggshell head that lasts and laces. Classic.
    s) caramel, strongly pine hopped.
    t) Strong bite, citric rind and pine sap bitter hop, over a see-saw caramel, creamy malt base. Sharp marmalade, which despite the pepper is sweet.
    f) creamy / bitter which is a nice see-saw feel. Tingly,
    o) Equal or better than my APA gold standards such as Dales.

    Gumballhead | 3 Floyds | APA-Wheat | 5.6%
    4.24
    /5 rDev +0.7%
    look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
    3rd from 3 Floyds which is now sold at WFM in 07701. 3 Floyds deservedly well loved.
    a) Slight hazy golden body with a thick foam white head that lasts and laces.
    s) Hop lemon zest flowers over yeasty wheat french bread.
    t) Hops like IPA, lemon flowers and zest, some bubble gum, and french bread baking.
    f) Tingly, clean, juicy, silky.
    o) Sum greater than the parts, lovely easy summer drinker. Could be a regular.
     
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  32. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,642) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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  33. SABERG

    SABERG Poo-Bah (2,576) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Enjoying this local treat.
    Do good
    Be well
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  34. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (5,509) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    I didn't have a later beer with dinner last night (I shifted to wine), so I had no chance to show off @micada 's generously provided pierogies.

    First off: here's my afternoon beer (it feels like morning to me): Wicked Weed's German Chocolate Cake, in the process of being reviewed for New Beer Weekend. If you, too, are having a beer for the very first time (a new beer for you), and you'd like to tell us a bit about how it tastes, feels, and smells, why not swing by and join us? :grinning:

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    And now, as mentioned, last night's dinner:

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    Farmer's cheese pierogies (plated here unadorned and sans sour cream), roasted broccoli, and a quickly improvised butter-panko-crusted chicken (cream cheese and blue cheese smeared) topped with hot honey sauce. I even broke out the fancy plates. :wink:

    Pretty damn happy with the chicken (it rapidly disappeared). But: what about the pierogies?

    Obviously, I devoured mine (delicious), but if you want a more challenging audience, how about the critique of a preteen girl (about only 5 minutes after serving)?

    Me: "Do you like the pierogies?"
    Her: "Oh, that's what those were?"
    M: "Yeah, what do you think?"
    H: "Well, they're gone, so .... "

    Yeah, I think you can say everyone loved them. :grinning:

    Cheers all!
     
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  35. GrumpyGas

    GrumpyGas Poo-Bah (2,006) Apr 7, 2009 Illinois
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    Revolution Oktoberfest!
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    Prost!
     
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  36. ChicagoJ

    ChicagoJ Meyvn (1,262) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    Cross post with the Oktoberfest and NBW threads.

    This Oktoberfest was a dud, perhaps too old (Bottled the 85th day of 2020). Glad I had a fresh Hofbrau tapped this week, and have one more planned for tomorrow.

    Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest Marzen (11.2 oz bottle 5.8%), bottle code date 2020 (85th day), BB 03 / 2021.
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    1991 is the Saturday Morning Flashback, though I question the inclusion of the La's There She Goes ode to smack (released 1988, re-released 1990).

    Two favorites played so far.



     
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  37. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,496) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Cheers, Advocates! Thank you @strohme2 for this tasty Galaxy hopped IPA.

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  38. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (4,642) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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  39. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Meyvn (1,285) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Salad for lunch, then out to pressure clean the rest of the patio.....TBBC Hop Silo........
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  40. Limazulu

    Limazulu Aspirant (248) Jan 4, 2020 Idaho
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    Cross-post with Oktoberfest Tasting thread:

    Just picked this up from https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/59300/?view=ratings

    Still steaming hot. They brought it out of the deli kitchen in a deep-dish pizza box:grin:
    Actually, my daughter and I have already gnawed through a quarter of it because it is so damn good, but we may still need to call for back-up. Prost!

    The beer:
    3.87/5 rDev +6.3%
    look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

    The giant pretzel:
    4.59/5 rDev 0%
    look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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