What Beer Are You Drinking Now? #3373

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  1. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Poo-Bah (1,609) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota
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    Swappin out gloves for mittens. Searching for the other wool insert...Damn wind chill is sub-zero now which means: SN Powder Day DDH IPA. I love it it's softness. Cheers!
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  2. SiepJones

    SiepJones Defender (616) Nov 20, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    The week is done and now it’s time for some refreshments. Beer #1 is none other than Nugget Nectar. I don’t want to be that guy but here I am, this years batch is giving me flashbacks to 2009. I mean more of bitter hops and less sweet mango. It’s really good.
    Beer #2 is Tired Hands DDH Alien Church with Vic Secret and Enigma. It’s tasty. Then again you could Double Dry Hop anything and I’d drink it.
    2022 Sierra Nevada Big Foot is on deck.

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  3. Hiwattowner

    Hiwattowner Savant (980) Feb 23, 2008 Massachusetts

    Like in The Godfather?
     
  4. defunksta

    defunksta Poo-Bah (2,140) Jan 18, 2019 North Dakota
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    [​IMG] Tonight's Blind Battle Beer Tasting Lineup:

    1) Coors Light (4.2%):
    A light beer from Colorado with flavors of crisp pale malts, strong carbonation for a sharp and clean finish
    versus
    2) Oskar’s Lager (4.2%): A pale lager from Colorado that claims to be the everyday craft beer you can count on through the thick and thin. Smooth pale malt cereal flavor.

    3) Surly’s Invisible Rays IPA (6.8%): A summery NEIPA from Minnesota that has tropical flavors of resinous mandarin orange, peach, and guava.
    versus
    4) Three Floyd’s Barbarian Haze IPA (6.5%): A Hazy IPA from Indiana with flavors of resinous orange, tropical fruit, and pineapple. Balanced and smooth.
    (mismatched these two blind)

    5) Bell’s Porter (5.6%): A porter from Michigan that has flavors of chocolate and subtle nut notes. Well-balanced.
    versus
    6) Bell’s Double Cream Stout (6.1%): A dairy-free “milk” stout from Michigan with smooth and creamy flavors of creamed coffee and milk chocolate. A smooth finish.
    (Correctly matched 2 of the 3 pairs blind)
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    Winners:

    2) Oskar's Lager:
    This one has a nice smooth pale malt cereal flavor. Not complex, but more flavor than Coors.

    4) Three Floyd's Barbarian Haze IPA:
    This one has a better orange citrus and hop flavors. Less thick, sweet, and resinous. Nice orange citrus, flower, and pineapple. Well-done here.

    6) Bell's Double Cream Stout: This is a well-made sweet stout. Normally not a huge fan of the style, but his one is done well, as I should have expected from Bells
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    Did you try Surly’s Invisible Rays IPA or Three Floyd’s Barbarian Haze IPA this year?
    Have you tried Bell’s Porter or Bell’s Double Cream Stout? Are you a porter or a milk stout person?
     
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  5. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (4,081) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Going to take my newly acquired oyster shucking tools for a test drive in about 30 minutes.

    Paranoid. A pale ale brewed by Triple Crossing. I am a bit disappointed in this beer.
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  6. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (5,043) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    Enjoying some nonalcoholic beer, cheers!
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  7. Gkruszewski

    Gkruszewski Poo-Bah (3,139) Nov 1, 2013 New York
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    Small Bird Series: Puny Partridge
    Trillium Brewing Company
     
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  8. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Poo-Bah (2,040) Nov 18, 2013 Texas
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    I don’t recall The Godfather scene. Did they drink beer? Or feed someone to the fishes?
     
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  9. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 Poo-Bah (3,356) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Highly under rated thrash band that just happened to come out when grunge was about to kill everything in it's way.
     
  10. DavetotheB

    DavetotheB Meyvn (1,386) Sep 30, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Hope the oysters are great but be careful with those. We like a 10-fingered you around here. Cheers!
     
  11. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,097) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Back... with another recent "me likey" beer.

    In the dying light of the day, appropriately, TRVE's Sun Eater IPA. 7.0% of see-through west-front-range-coast crisp, bitter, melon-citric balance. Diggin this right now.

    Cheers!

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  12. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (3,409) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    I like this beer more than I expected to. I have to say, I feel 100% better today than I did all week. Still no idea what was ailing me, but I got a good nights sleep and ample chicken soup and felt pretty much like my usual self today.

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  13. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,377) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Good evening everyone. Well, this is officially the first NA beer I have ever had. Gruvi Stout, brewing in Canada. Thoughts over in the NA thread.

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  14. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (8,420) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    ok... you are missing something in this picture...

    You... need GLOVES!!!!

    the right ones, trust me I speak through cut experience.. Really DO NOT shuck without these... I learned the hard way..

    Enjoy but be safe! :yum:
     
  15. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,097) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Glad to hear you're on the mend, "whatever" it was. Flurona going around my own campus right now, and I'm 9 days away from teaching again. Yippee. Cheers!
     
  16. Hiwattowner

    Hiwattowner Savant (980) Feb 23, 2008 Massachusetts

    To the fishes…
     
  17. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (8,420) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    more Maine tastiness!

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    Cheers!
     
  18. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 Poo-Bah (3,356) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    That was in The Godfather 2.
    Michael had Al Nieri kill Fredo when they went fishing. At least he let him finish his Hail Mary.
     
  19. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,957) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Kentucky Fog Stout, 14.1% ABV. Sweeter than I remember it being in 2020. I'm thinking that the tea fell off a bit, revealing more honey. This was never one of my favorites, but still solid, and certainly unique.

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  20. Blogjackets

    Blogjackets Poo-Bah (1,551) Nov 22, 2017 Ohio
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    Hank's no Fredo. He knows to sit behind him on the boat :slight_smile:
     
  21. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (4,546) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    I use this glass a LOT, but I especially love to use it for its namesake beer (and especially when said namesake beer was packaged 10 days ago!!!). This is the first DIPA I ever had, and it almost literally blew my head off - little things like ABV didn’t register with my nascent beer nerd brain.

    I learned to pay attention - quickly - to ABV, especially when it hit 10% for a beer that is dangerously poundable. I used to buy a case when this released, but limit myself to a 6er these days, and I still love it. Just a world class beer, and truly a pleasure to drink.

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  22. Blogjackets

    Blogjackets Poo-Bah (1,551) Nov 22, 2017 Ohio
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    I think cool heads can agree that Fredo had it coming to him.
     
  23. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Poo-Bah (1,960) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Safely home from our excursion downtown. Enjoying a 12/24 canned Jai Alai......
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  24. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,837) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] Some Citra and Nelson to kick off this Friday 8.4% NEDIPA. Real cold weather coming in over night, good thing I am loaded with Stouts right now. Cheers all.
     
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  25. TCgenny

    TCgenny Zealot (559) May 26, 2021 New York
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    I can be a Michael at 7pm…. Fredo at 10pm, I’ve been known to lose my good sense.
     
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  26. Blogjackets

    Blogjackets Poo-Bah (1,551) Nov 22, 2017 Ohio
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    I love that beer and can’t find it here this year. An emergency drive to Chicago for Revolution beer and Garret’s popcorn may have to happen.
     
  27. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Poo-Bah (2,040) Nov 18, 2013 Texas
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    Another new beer Friday. Hoppy, Hoppy Beerday. More Voodoo. Agent 77

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    Saw this today. BB24 April 22

    Tastes like a lighter version of what I just had. Lemony citrus, goes flat, resin bitterness and effervescent burn.
     
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  28. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (3,409) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    Thanks! Didn't really feel like a cold and definitely wasn't the flu. I was suspecting a mild case of the 'rona but no clue. Too much of a hassle to get tested.
     
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  29. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,244) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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  30. BrewsOverHoes

    BrewsOverHoes Poo-Bah (1,587) Nov 17, 2013 Georgia
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    I didn't have access to any Old Style to pair, sorry my Chicago brethren. PBR will do.

    Sandwich however is money!
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    I could not for the life of me find the spicy Marconi (need some assistance @mschrei )
    so I improvised and chopped up and added serranos to the jar earlier.

    Cheers!
     
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  31. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (4,623) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    So this Evicserated Pathway Of Beauty is pretty chunky here. What do you think @JayORear and BA’s? Still good?
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    Having this Bavik super pils now as I contemplate the first beer:
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    Club Raul:
     
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  32. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 Poo-Bah (3,356) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    A bro date!
     
  33. SABERG

    SABERG Poo-Bah (3,262) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Secured my case of this annual treat, test bottle is as usually outstanding.
    Listening to Live Rust, distance and time come running back.
    Flooding memories of youth.

    Cheers all
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  34. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (4,081) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    I agree with you. My last two shucking episodes resulted in cuts to two fingers. I did not use anything! And for whatever reason, a slice on the tip of a finger seems to take forever to heal.

    Got these shucking tools and the shucking cloth for a gift. In addition to the shucking cloth I am going to use a carving glove my wife uses. Based on my research my best bet though is to buy a good pair of shucking gloves.

    Thanks for your input. I really appreciate it.
     
  35. Bshaw22

    Bshaw22 Champion (889) Aug 29, 2013 Wisconsin
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  36. TCgenny

    TCgenny Zealot (559) May 26, 2021 New York
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    @SawDog505 should be a toasty 4’ temp at Orchard Park, NY for the big game. Do you Patriots serve anything unique at your football parties? We will be serving the usual wings, prob chili as it’s going to be cold as f#ck.
    Given: you will have some good brews. Go Bills! Toasting you at 8:30pmish Saturday! Oh Yea!
     
  37. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 Poo-Bah (3,356) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Chunky floaters?
    Just some roughage to help clean ya out!
     
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  38. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (5,843) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    I drove down the shore after work. On the way I snagged some Snag & Drop. Cheers to the weekend, BAs!
     
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  39. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (4,081) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Do you reckon my keyboard skills could get even worse?
     
  40. DavetotheB

    DavetotheB Meyvn (1,386) Sep 30, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Glad you're feeling better! I'm enjoying this beer as well...just not right now. Cheers!
     
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