What beer are you drinking now? #73

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  1. Hugonaut13

    Hugonaut13 Zealot (556) Nov 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Eh. I did something right that interrupted my drinking. Need to catch up today.
  2. FanofHefe

    FanofHefe Meyvn (1,130) Feb 13, 2010 Illinois

    Started off the evening (and the new year) with a Duvel - classic and one of my favorites. Thinking I'm going to have to crack open the bottle of bourbon my son bought me for Christmas next, but might end the night with a 2012 BCBS.

    Cheers and Happy New Year!
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  3. kpanter

    kpanter Aspirant (201) Nov 25, 2012 Florida
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    White Oak Jai Alai. Cheers!
  4. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,019) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I managed to drink a ton of ale and champange but balanced it out with soo much grub that even though this is technically my second beer of the day(WnB to bring in 2013 in the am) I was enthusiastic about cracking this beer as soon as I picked up up earlier today.
    Dog Fish Head 90 minute IPA! Tastes great!
    Cheers to 2013!
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  5. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Zealot (533) Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    Onto my 3rd New Glarus, back 40 bock this time. Go Badgers!!!
  6. stooge

    stooge Aspirant (259) Feb 22, 2012 Michigan
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    Happy New Year to all my BA friends! Cheers from Michigan!

  7. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Zealot (533) Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    Or you are in your 40's with 2 young kids and could not go out last night, and your favorite college team is in a bowl game right now.......
  8. Hugonaut13

    Hugonaut13 Zealot (556) Nov 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Running an 3 hours of sleep after last night and then working today. Oh well. Can't interrupt the drinking!

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  9. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois

    Had #Stoutfest at Woodchopper's today. The list of what I had is(not including a pint or three of Founder's Breakfast Stout on tap)

    2012 Three Floyds Vanilla Bean Dark Lord
    2012 The Bruery Chocolate Rain
    2008 Three Floyds Dark Lord
    The Bruery White Chocolate
    2011 The Bruery Black Tuesday
    Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Blue"(with spruce tips)
    2011 Cigar City Marshall Zhukov
    Black Market Brewing Black Hole Sun(Phenomenal!)
    The Bruery Tart of Darkness
    Mikkeller Barrel Aged Breakfast
    2012 Cigar City Hunahpu's
    2012 Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout
    Terrapin Brewing Big Daddy Vladdy
    2012 Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout
    Alesmith Speedway Stout
    Russian River Beatification Batch 5
    Bell's Brewing Black Note(growler)
    Goose Island Bourbon County Cherry Rye
    2008(or maybe 2007) New Holland Dragon's Milk
    Evil Twin Brewing Biscotti Break
    Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Biscotti Break
    2012 Surly Darkness
    2011 Olde Rabbit's Foot
    2011 Dark Horse King of the Forest
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  10. Hugonaut13

    Hugonaut13 Zealot (556) Nov 29, 2012 Illinois
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    So which ones stood out the most? Freakin' awesome tasting
  11. homebrew88

    homebrew88 Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Massachusetts

    This concludes my tour of Belgium for tonight.


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  12. dckepley

    dckepley Aspirant (201) Aug 13, 2006 Iowa
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    Now I'm tapping into a 2/18/2011 Yeti! Hell yeah!
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  13. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois

    BA Speedway was outstanding, batch 2 Chocolate Rain wasn't nearly as good as Batch 1(at least in my opinion), the Crooked Stave was really out there, but I liked it. Tart of Darkness was excellent. Cherry Rye was a big "meh", Black Note from the growler was very tasty. Black Hole Sun was, honestly,the most surprising of the day. It really, really blew me away with how good it was. Olde Rabbit's Foot was very good.

    I wish I had a fresh palette for King of the Forest. It was very interesting, and I would love to try it without having anything before. It really reminded me of a sour apple Jolly Rancher.

    White Chocolate was flat out gross.
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  14. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,459) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    drinking local? no thanks. :slight_smile:

    Instead I'll have:

  15. Hugonaut13

    Hugonaut13 Zealot (556) Nov 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Heh. I drank a WC last night. Freakin' loved it.

    I'll have to look into that Black Hole Sun.
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  16. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois

    That's why I love craft beer. What you love, I don't like at all. It's all so very personal and subjective.

    I had never heard of Black Hole Sun, or even Black Market Brewing. I will definitely seek out more of their beers now.
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  17. danmcg62

    danmcg62 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2006 Massachusetts

    Started off the afternoon with old reliable, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

    Moved onto to celebrating the New Year with some Celebration and the wife's chili. Yes indeed!!


    Moved onto this one. I like this very much. A very citrusy hop forward Pale Ale.

  18. DocJitsu

    DocJitsu Devotee (477) Dec 28, 2009 Florida

    Best Belgian I've ever had by far and away.
  19. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    No picture?
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  20. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Poo-Bah (2,589) Jun 14, 2012 Texas
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    Well, my Badgers have made their way back into the game, it's Barry time! Go Badgers and ON WISCONSIN!!!

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  21. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois

    I've got pics of all of them, just not a pic of all the bottles together(they were still drinking more when I left, probably another 20 bottles to get through).

    I'll see about uploading them in a few minutes
  22. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2011 Illinois

  23. Hugonaut13

    Hugonaut13 Zealot (556) Nov 29, 2012 Illinois
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    I can see people hating WC. It was a sweet boozy mess. For some reason, sweet boozy messes appeal to me.
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  24. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,229) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Know what sucks about this beer?

    That I just finished my bottle, I want MORE, but know I won' be able to finish another full bottle of it today, and thus can't rationalize opening another bottle of this gem tonight. Boo.
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  25. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (3,330) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    The first day of the new year.

    Big whoop.

    Hop God
    Reserve Series Aged in French Oak Chardonnay Barrels
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  26. Hugonaut13

    Hugonaut13 Zealot (556) Nov 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Last ZD in the house while eating some French Bread Pizza from Whole Foods. 3.99 for two? Best deal in that overpriced place!

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  27. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Devotee (447) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey





    Well, today I went in to Philadelphia seeing that Hawthornes had Pliny the Younger in a growler fill, so I knew I had to try it just once so I was lucky to get there and have a glass AND buy a growler!
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  28. bman_85

    bman_85 Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2012 Wisconsin


    second half of rose bowl may start to get a bit fuzzy.... go WI
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  29. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2011 Illinois

    I really liked it too, but I didn't think it was a boozy mess. Boozy, yes.........mess, not so much, thought it was well constructed.
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  30. ripps1

    ripps1 Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 New Jersey

    Enjoying this while I cook up some black eyed peas with pork and greens, with the Mrs.


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  31. Hugonaut13

    Hugonaut13 Zealot (556) Nov 29, 2012 Illinois
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    That says Elder. Not younger.
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  32. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Devotee (447) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    Yes that is how much in awe I was! :grinning:
  33. sfsean28

    sfsean28 Disciple (356) Dec 17, 2008 New Jersey

    Having first brew in 2013. Waited for son to finish his Lego.
  34. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Zealot (533) Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    2Nd half brings 2nd new glarus 2 women lager. Go badgers!!
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  35. InebriatedJoker

    InebriatedJoker Zealot (586) Sep 16, 2010 Ohio
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    My last Celebration :slight_frown:
    ( Till I Re-stock).


  36. rpbuckeye

    rpbuckeye Disciple (309) Mar 29, 2011 Ohio

    This is a good IPA out of Indi. I would pick this one up again.
  37. freewill35

    freewill35 Defender (602) Oct 27, 2007 Indiana

    Flat 12 Bierwerks Hello My Name Is Amber
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  38. acevenom

    acevenom Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Louisiana

    I'm now having a Monster Ale from 2011.
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  39. SixPack6

    SixPack6 Devotee (417) Jan 4, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Cheers and Happy New Year! Go Badgers!
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  40. SkeeterBoganski

    SkeeterBoganski Devotee (487) Feb 25, 2012 Colorado
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    Enjoyed last night and again after midnight...

    And tonight's enjoyment: Lugene and a Bruery RS 13 gift

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