What beer are you drinking now? #3583

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  1. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (3,942) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Lunch. An IPA brewed by Maine Beer Company.

    Any clams experts out there? Question. I bought a bag of 50 clams for tonight. One had already opened so threw that one away. I heard that should be what is done. Put the rest in a bowl of water and placed the bowl in the refrigerator for a few hours so far. Wife said that three more had opened. Should I discard those also?

    Thanks for any guidance you can provide. I have a bit more knowledge about oysters but relatively little about clams.
     
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  2. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (6,035) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Her name isn’t Sara, is it? And be careful if she insists on a second.

    (Sorry, just somewhat obscure movie reference that penetrated my mind - meant in good humor :slight_smile:)
     
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  3. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Poo-Bah (1,853) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Safely back home with a 3 Daughters Florida Orange IPA. Have a great, safe Friday night out and about BA's!
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  4. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (3,982) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    A little aging experiment complete. This is a Woodan from Ganter in Freiburg. I bought this beer in late 2017 (BB date is 2018). Someone told me it ages nicely. This is a doppelbock at 7.5% ABV. Carbonation is much lower than fresh. It is absolutely fantastic, and the flavors are more intense now. I don't think I would age it further, but this is amazing. Prost!

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  5. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,736) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    TH Pizzeria Pils, whilst eating pizza
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    Now, ohhhhh helllll yeaaaaaaaaa the fall beer season has begun!!

    Hofbraü Oktoberfest, with some absolutely terrible focus. My apologies. cheers!
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  6. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (3,181) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    https://stripedspatula.com/fresh-clams-guide/
    • Hard shell clams should be tightly-closed. If you find that any are open when you get them home, gently tap the shells on the counter or flick them with your finger and wait a few seconds. If they’re alive, they’ll close up. Any clams that don’t close, or that have chipped or cracked shells, should be discarded.
    • Since soft shell clams often can’t close all the way, tap or touch the side of the shell or the siphon to see if either moves. If the siphon is small enough to retract, it will. If there’s no response to tapping or touching, the clam has perished and should be discarded.
    Clams that have died during the process can contaminate the rest of the bunch, so you want to get them out of there as soon as you can.
     
  7. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (3,011) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
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    Drinking a Dildo brewing company Dunkel in Dildo, Newfoundland.

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  8. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Meyvn (1,288) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota
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    Get yer tap handles onto this one. Wow! Lake Escape Kolsch. What an amazingly dry and gently fruity offering. An excellent drop from August Schell. Prost!
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  9. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (3,577) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    DDH King Sue from Toppling Goliath. This is their best wide-distro beer, bar none. I still stand by my claim that it was better out of the bottle. I love you. Peace...
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    She could have been one of the biggest pop stars ever, but she got bored.
     
  10. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (3,181) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    My local packie stopped carrying Toppling Goliath, and 3 Floyds because they didn't sell. The beer guy told me that himself - anywhere else that still has it around here - it's really old - like a year or more. 3 Floyds initially sold okay but then the sales just dropped off. Okay with me, I was never overly enamored by either of them.
     
  11. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Meyvn (1,034) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    75°F during the day. 72°F at night. That works for me!
     
  12. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (3,577) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Toppling doesn't sell in my area either. This particular beer is an anomaly, as much as it is a justifiable purchase. 3F's doesn't sell, either. Both of them waited too long to hit wide distribution w/ TG out-pricing themselves in the market.
     
  13. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (6,035) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Another beer leftover from our beach vacation just over a month ago.
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    Obviously a reference to another flashback entertainment media production that involved little to no mules - one of the first “prime time” shows I was into.

    The beer is pretty dang solid, though I’m a tad confused/interested on how the “smoked” aspect bleeds into the roasted malt bleeds into the barrel aging.

    Random circumstances made us skip out on seeing these guys tonight;
     
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  14. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (3,942) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Thanks!
     
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  15. Braunmeister_1943

    Braunmeister_1943 Devotee (457) Nov 22, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    [​IMG] Good Friday evening! I’m just sitting down to enjoy a beautiful evening with a great beer (Equlibrium’s “Four Fours” 4 way collaboration). My wife then drops a little surprise on me: “Don’t get too comfortable ! We have to go into Philly tonight to pick up our daughter and her friends at a concert! Son of a……!!!!
     
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  16. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (3,181) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    I considered picking up some Pseudo Sue but when I looked at the date it was a 2020 beer. It's been sitting there that long LOL. Honestly, I just all of a sudden got tired of paying $17+ for 4 cans of beer. I picked up a 12 pack of Stone tonight for $19 - I don't feel like I'm being deprived.
     
  17. brewskis

    brewskis Poo-Bah (1,697) Jun 8, 2012 Indiana
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    Enjoying a Half Acre Daisy Cutter APA before going out with some friends to a local brewery. Cheers BA!
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  18. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (2,072) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    My daughter's grandmother has a fig tree in her yard. They are so excellent.
     
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  19. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (3,942) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Not sure what an appropriate comment would be. But I can say any picture with a water surrounding is always good.
     
  20. GrumpyGas

    GrumpyGas Poo-Bah (2,399) Apr 7, 2009 Illinois
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    Maplewood Juice Jorts pale, really turbulent for a pale, but juicy indeed, and almost green onion-y.

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  21. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (3,942) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Flower Power. An IPA brewed by Ithaca.
     
  22. zeff80

    zeff80 Poo-Bah (15,205) Feb 6, 2006 Missouri
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    Maplewood Bavarian Dream
     
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  23. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Poo-Bah (1,853) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Next up is a Infinite Ale Works Hop to Flow hazy IPA that is outstanding, I'll get another 6 tomorrow at the brewery if they still have some. Screwball shot, I'm off tomorrow but the wife works overtime, lone shot for tonight. That is the Wolverine Hush Puppy dog looking in. We lived in Rockford MI when I was born, Wolverine was Rockford back then.
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  24. dbl_delta

    dbl_delta Poo-Bah (3,685) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Beach. Oysters. First State Constant Mayhem DIPA. Life is good.

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  25. Taylor_Maierhofer1996

    Taylor_Maierhofer1996 Initiate (26) Jun 30, 2021

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    Trying for the first time.
     
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  26. TCgenny

    TCgenny Devotee (489) May 26, 2021 New York
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    Ithaca Flower Power IPA
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    tonight’s emotional sunset dedicated to all the young people chasin their dreams!
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    kid’s friends playin a restaurant tonight!
    Lol I’m here with my other daughter while my wife attends my son’s musical… oh shit I got the better deal!

    ps. Love rehabbing the knee, I’m going out a lot!
    Peace my bros!
     
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  27. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (3,181) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    Second only to the Hippie Chick ... and a bowl of White Durban .. Nice!

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    This is what I'm listening to and enjoying ..

     
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  28. mickyge

    mickyge Poo-Bah (1,981) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    It was a nice change of pace. It had some grilled chicken pieces and a spiral balsamic drizzle. A bit on the sweet side but not sickening. I’d get it again. Great onion rings too. Sea Dog Pub, Yarmouth.
     
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  29. DavetotheB

    DavetotheB Meyvn (1,235) Sep 30, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Bells Double Two Hearted. This is the 3rd year for this beer, I think. Didn't really care for it the past two years but I'm a sucker for big D/TIPAs. A little more enjoyable this year. Pretty sure it wasn't the beer that changed...Cheers!
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  30. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (8,779) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Anchorage Brewing Co. -- Fishe Wear + Xtratuf
    India pale ale
    ABV: 6.4%; pouring temperature: 39 °F; canning info: n/a

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    3.68/5 rDev -7.8%
    look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

    Fantastically colorful yellow-orange body; dense, thick and sticky white head, billowy. Dank, weedy aroma; old hay; a bit bready with very light tropical fruit notes. One-dimensional flavor, bitter and phenolic. Medium body; a bit weak and flat; pithy dryness.

    An otherwise great looking beer falls flat with its lack of depth and complexity. I have to wonder if it was brewed with an old Xtratuf boot.

     
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  31. rpbuckeye

    rpbuckeye Defender (600) Mar 29, 2011 Ohio

    Really f'n good!
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  32. DavetotheB

    DavetotheB Meyvn (1,235) Sep 30, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Busy day!
    Do you know if this beer ages well at all? I've had a bottle of it in back of the fridge for several years now. May have to crack it for science...Cheers!
     
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  33. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (3,181) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    Sounds pretty good!
     
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  34. cambabeer

    cambabeer Meyvn (1,350) Dec 29, 2010 New York
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    Next up, Congress Street - also drinking pretty good. Let's go Mets!

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  35. mickyge

    mickyge Poo-Bah (1,981) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Usually Trader Joe’s in Hyannis has an abundance of CBC varieties, I was in there tonight and not one can to be found. Is it still hard to get?
     
  36. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (3,942) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Amen. That weather is perfect.
     
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  37. mickyge

    mickyge Poo-Bah (1,981) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    :joy::rofl: Good one, I got it right away. I’ll be laughing all night
     
  38. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (3,942) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    I was reading WBAYDN while I played the song. It was nice. I enjoyed the tune.
     
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  39. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (9,732) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    The Veil - Dirt Nap D-IPA .... Living vicariously through @vabeerguy right now and loving this shah ...

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    'nuff said. :heavymetal::nerd::beers: !!
     
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  40. mickyge

    mickyge Poo-Bah (1,981) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Happy Yesterday Birthday!
     
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