What beer are you drinking now? (August 2019)

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by beertunes, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,084) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands
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    Here ya go!
     
  2. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,084) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands
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    having a can of San Juan Wild Hare. The label says it's both a "Hoppy Lager" and a "Experimental Lager". Shrug. Nice enough brew.
     
  3. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,084) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands
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  4. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,039) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    In honor of National IPA Day, I am having an Eliot IPA at the Beaverton Ex Novo.*

    Also: Two different Ex Novo employees came over to our table to let Mrs. vurt and I know that Mass Ascension will be on tap next week, with cans to follow later.
     
  5. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,039) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    * Actually, I've had two pints at this point.
     
  6. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,446) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    Had a couple of pints of Parallel 45s Ja Lager Helles., at Westside Taphouse in West Salem.not bad for a brand new brewery out of Independence, not bad at all and with Snow Peak opening last week in Stayton the Great Oregon Beer desert ( aka Salem and Mid Valley) is no more
     
  7. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (4,618) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    Been a while since I've had Doggie Claws, so long in fact that the style has fallen out of favor with me. Imagine my surprise, then, at finding a truly well crafted and delightful, punchy beer.
     
  8. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (2,986) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    HFOD v.12.
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    Super drinkable stuff.
     
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  9. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,039) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Important.
     
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  10. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,084) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands
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    From earlier, San Juan Light Keeper Extra Pale.

    No idea wut makes it "extra" anything:

     
  11. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (2,986) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    I've seen that designation on fairly mellow (i.e. not west coast style hoppy) pale ales. Was that what this was?
     
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  12. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Devotee (434) Sep 12, 2012 Oregon

    Celebrated IPA Day yesterday (who decides these things?) with a nice can of Fort George Cavatica Stout. Seemed just right for a 90-degree day.
     
  13. derftron

    derftron Disciple (343) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    yeah i went through a phase years ago where i really didnt like the american style barleywine and only drank the sweeter/smoother english style. so i kind of ignored DClaws for a number of years. then, about 9 months ago i ordered a glass at HotD and was really taken aback at how good it was. also bought a few vintages over the holiday season and they were all fantastic
     
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  14. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,084) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands
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    Kinda like a thinner Murkbomb. Couldn't see through it, thin body, soft fruity hops, very low grain, kinda bland.
     
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  15. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,039) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Right now the wife and I are relaxing on the porch with some adult bevvidges. I'm having some Georgetown Johnny Utah that was canned a week ago. Crisp!
     
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  16. Lingenbrau

    Lingenbrau Poo-Bah (3,316) Apr 9, 2011 Oregon

    New guy from Grains of Wrath. Crypt Keeper... All Citra IPA for the "Graveyard Series". Beautiful beer with a citrus and melon punch to it, but bumming out on the little bit of butter in the mix. Cheers!

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  17. derftron

    derftron Disciple (343) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    I keep giving GoW a chance, but can't say I've had anything that I really like from them yet. had a different beer from the graveyard series that had that "onion" taste to it
     
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  18. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,084) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands
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    IIRC, it's Simcoe that sometimes gives off the onion aspect.
     
  19. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,031) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Doubt they're using it, but I've gotten onion attributes from Summit hops as well.
     
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  20. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,039) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Summit hops are onion and garlic. *shudder*

    Simcoe hops are cat pee.
     
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  21. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,084) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands
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    It might be Summit I was thinking of. I remember when Oscar Blues first released Gubna, the first few cans we tried were all onion, with some fish backing it up. Turrble, just turrble.
     
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  22. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,031) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Gubna definitely used Summit hops.
     
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  23. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,370) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Yes, but cat pee in a really, really good way. :sunglasses:
     
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  24. NWer

    NWer Crusader (776) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    I'm wondering how you all know what cat pee tastes like.
     
  25. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,370) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    SMELLS like Larry. I have no idea what it tastes like.

    I suspect you have a pretty good idea how I know what cat pee smells like.
     
  26. NWer

    NWer Crusader (776) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Correction noted :slight_smile:
     
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  27. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (2,986) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Just took the lovable but highly neurotic Rocky for a stroll around the neighborhood. Now I'm chillin' on my friends' front porch with this Full Sail product. Seamus, the other critter I've been watching this week is in the background doing what he does best.
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  28. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,370) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Drinking a glass of a new to me farmhouse ale from Freehand brewing in Eugene. Delorean nordic farmhouse ale. Quite tasty (and thankfully with no sour component in the flavor profile). Would likely order again.

    Very refreshing after the coconut matryoshka and double stack I had at Arch Bridge.
     
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  29. Lingenbrau

    Lingenbrau Poo-Bah (3,316) Apr 9, 2011 Oregon

    I am not ashamed to admit that I quite like... no, LOVE the oniony and garlicky attributes of accused hops. Maybe I'm wrong or confused (usually true) but I swear Centennial is the onion king :thinking_face:.

    Which I also love.

    Now having a Breakside, True Gold while the neighborhood kiddos go apeshit on the waterslide bounce house again. Cheers!
     
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  30. derftron

    derftron Disciple (343) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Chores done. Enjoying this fine summer day with a Zoiglhaus / Zupans Farm to Market lager. Quite refreshing and well done.

    Zoiglhaus doesn’t have a huge portfolio, but I like pretty much everything they do

     
  31. derftron

    derftron Disciple (343) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Moving on to another warm weather favorite of mine. The classic Saison Dupont

     
  32. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,039) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    I just finished a pint of Fort George Lovell Lager at Orenco. Tastier than the 1811 Lager, and less sweet. Fort George lagers are kind of hit-or-miss, so this was a most pleasant surprise.
     
  33. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,084) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands
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    Hanging with some friends, had some Atwood/Boundary Bay collab, Operation Warm. Now having a Cascade Cranberry from 2015.


     
  34. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,084) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands
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    Now a crowler of Skookum Triple Berry Clouds, a milkshake IPA. Thanks Jenn!

     
  35. 66jzmstr

    66jzmstr Devotee (474) Jul 17, 2005 Washington
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    Started with a Sierra Nevada & Bitburger Oktoberfest. Bitburger doesn't do much for me, I usually hate 'seasonal creep,' and I don't like my festbiers in the 6% range. However, this might be my favorite SN festbier collaboration yet: The 6% isn't noticeable, SN doesn't overload the hops, festbier is one of my favorite styles so F the six-week early creep, and the beer manages to be malt-forward without being excessively sweet. That last point goes a good ways in my book, as I usually prefer the lighter, brighter festbiers to their maltier marzen counterparts. Well done, Sierra Nevada.

    Then I had The Eleventh Hour hazy IPA by Matchless. Good stuff. A good deal of Amarillo, but they best hazy I've had in the last month or more has easily been the Ravenna & Chuck's collaboration - like getting my face mauled by a predatory papaya. In a kind way.

    Next, a Bodhi. Never not in my fridge, and hard to find not fresh. No more double negatives. Thank you, Georgetown!

    Last, went old school, and I'm working on a Dogfish Santo Marron. It's been at least five years, and I don't know if I've had a DFH beer since that time, but as it's warming up, that nice wood I remembered is still there, and the 12% is nowhere to be found. Delicious.
     
  36. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,039) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    I just had a disappointing pFriem beer.

    That doesn't happen very often. I'm glad it was only a 4-ounce taster.

    (For the record, it was the pFriem Exploratory IPA #023, an imperial IPA with Chinok, Dr. Rudi, and Mosaic, weighing in at 9.1%. And yet it was bland, and oddly unhoppy.)
     
  37. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,039) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    I followed up with a Sticky Hands. Which is gratifyingly delicious.

    Also: I am very glad to hear the good review of this year's SN Oktoberfest from @66jzmstr. I look forward to that collab every year.
     
  38. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,084) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands
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    After some of Daves homebrew smash (perle malt and Citra hops), now a 2012 FW Double DBA:

     
  39. derftron

    derftron Disciple (343) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Double Mountain Viola. BA Flanders for their 12th anniversary beer.

    This is a very straight forward sour cherry beer and lacks the complexity of some of the better Flanders beers I have had over the years. Usually there is a hint of cherry sweetness, and this beer does not have any.

    Still a very enjoyable beer, but a BA Flanders should have more complexity

     
  40. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,084) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands
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    Now some Reubens Ella Hazy, courtesy of Jenn.