What Northwest beer are you drinking now? (2020)

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by beertunes, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,927) Sep 24, 2007 Liechtenstein
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    Pliny the Beat.


    That's my new Hip-Hop name.






    Finishing up a Three Magnets Old Skook. Very nice beer (same batch as the one that @kemoarps reviewed, and our reviews were fairly similar), but damn, were there a shit-ton of floaties in there!
     
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  2. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,518) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Really hoping I don't need to drive over to Twist to get a glass or two this year.
     
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  3. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,347) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    At the release party for Iron Goat's Iron Hammer (a coffee stout brewed with coffee from local roaster Thomas Hammer) and listening to the mighty Meat Sweats, partially seen in the background.

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  4. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,927) Sep 24, 2007 Liechtenstein
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    "Meat Sweats"? They got a CD?
     
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  5. rrock44

    rrock44 Disciple (342) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    Hazy L arrived in cans yesterday to the TC, so I had to give it a shot. First impression was wow this is crisp and hoppy. Don’t really get any NE style characteristics (I am no pro on that, but it is unique compared to other PNW hazies I have had). Might just call this an ipa.

    Anyway, I was trying to figure out what the initial flavors were that I was supposed to be tasting...the box says pina colada (not a fan of those), grapefruit, lemon squares, and strawberry candy. Anyway, different tastes to me; is it the Sabro hops? Never got these flavors from Citra. Anyway, might make a good summer thirst quencher.

    https://imgur.com/a/jdGRgIB
     
  6. rrock44

    rrock44 Disciple (342) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    That stout looks up my alley. How’s it compare to dormancy?
     
  7. weaverr

    weaverr Initiate (176) Jun 10, 2008 Oregon

    I'm not sure which batch it is, but there's a bunch of cans floating around Portland in the past couple weeks. I picked one up last week but wasn't a huge fan. Kind of tasty musty and oxidized with not a lot of depth (and I like barleywines!). Although at $6 for a 16oz can of barleywine I guess I can't complain. Definitely had the floaties, though :grin:
     
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  8. Mark_Griffin

    Mark_Griffin Initiate (88) Sep 21, 2014 Washington

    Matryoshka Bourbon Imperial Stout
     
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  9. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,080) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Mrs. vurt and I are Thursdaying at Orenco Taphouse.

    I started with a pint of Tied House Lager, a collab between Modern Times, Culmination, and Fair State. I enjoyed the soft, bready finish, but overall it felt like rather less than the sum of its parts, given the participants. IPAs are easy. Lagers are hard.

    Mrs. vurt had the Emotional Support Peacock hazy IPA from Sunriver, and gave it a thumbs up.
     
  10. IPAs-n-Stouts_OhMy

    IPAs-n-Stouts_OhMy Initiate (62) Dec 19, 2018 Washington

    Two night ago it was a Gigantic MASSIVE 'Cognac' purchased at a great bottle shop in Mountain View, CA

    Tonight it's a MASSIVE 'Port' purchased from the same bottle shop.

    This will be my night cap in about an hour - the perfect end to another day of controlled chaos
     
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  11. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Devotee (496) Sep 12, 2012 Oregon

    Rogue’s Double Time Cherry Lime was...not for me. I bought it against my better judgement.

    Gigantic’s Sassy Pony is much, much better.
     
  12. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,080) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Next up: There were 2 lonely cans of Block 15 Dab Lab Juice Joint in the cooler. Mrs. vurt and I gave them good homes. In our bellehs.
     
  13. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,080) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    At home on the couch now, enjoying my last can of Occidental NW Pilsner.

    The wife cracked open the can of Ex Novo Did You Throw a Trident? IPA she picked up at Orenco. Pretty sure she just made a yummy sound.
     
  14. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,631) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    New Deschutes beer..bottle of "Luna Jo"..cold brew coffee lager.
    It's actually pretty darned good..if you like coffee. I do.
     
  15. samatheis

    samatheis Initiate (12) Jan 21, 2020

    Just my ol' standby, Men's Room Original Red by Elysium.
     
  16. rrock44

    rrock44 Disciple (342) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    TGIF. These five day work weeks are a killer; next week only 4 :wink: Starting off the day with a brewery I have a lot of love (being V day and all) for. Fremont’s new seasonal...it is interesting. Not sure what is more interesting - the flavor profile or the can art.

    https://imgur.com/a/lVyJrf5
     
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  17. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,927) Sep 24, 2007 Liechtenstein
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    Elysian.
     
  18. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,927) Sep 24, 2007 Liechtenstein
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    Popped open my bottle of Vamanos! from Ale Apothecary. From the label "sour beer for sour times. Named in opposition of Cheeto Jesus". Batch Jan 20 2017. Nice funk popped right out of the bottle at uncorking, followed by some wood and wine from the barrels. A bot of floral or pine on the palate that wasn't in the nose. A quite excellent beer. I believe that this came courtesy of @sharpski . Wouldn't mind having more. Maybe he'll make it again as a "going away" gift in November?
     
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  19. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (4,858) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    I am tired, grumpy, haven't slept well in days and am totally looking forward to the can of Blimey That's Bitter I picked up today. Sometimes, a boozy, brash kick in the teeth is refreshing and invigorating.
     
  20. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,927) Sep 24, 2007 Liechtenstein
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    After that big bottle of funky, sour beer beer, I needed something a bit different. A bottle of HotD Doggie Claws, 2011, was about as different as I had at hand. Damn fine beer.

    Separate question: with the news today that all Pooh-Bahs are now Society members, that means we can change our screen name. I've wanted to change mine for a very long time, but it wasn't an option. Now it is. What should my new screen name be?
     
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  21. rrock44

    rrock44 Disciple (342) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

  22. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,080) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Mrs. vurt and I are celebrating V Day with hockey at Moda Center, watching the Portland Winterhawks open a can of whoop-ass on the Spokane Chiefs. (Nothing against the Chiefs personally. But they look a little too much like the Canadiens, and as a Kings fan I got no time for that.)

    Anyway, the Sizzle Pie booths have Wayfinder taps. We had Relapse IPA in the first period and Flower in the Kettle here in the third.
     
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  23. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,927) Sep 24, 2007 Liechtenstein
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    Jealousy is soo unbecoming.

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  24. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,631) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    Drinking a bottle of Buoy Baltic Porter. A style you dont see much of anymore so kudos to Buoy.
    Nice Baltic but not top of the class
     
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  25. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (4,858) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    BeerTunes. Definitely BeerTunes. Like them high class folk with fancy shift keys and capital letters.
     
  26. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,927) Sep 24, 2007 Liechtenstein
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    See, that's a big part of it. At the time, I thought that improper usage was how one did things on tha intratoobz.

    I was new(ish) to online life.

    Also, I put about 7 seconds thought into it. I like beer, I like music: beertunes.

    Shrug.

    I use a different screen name on every site that I'm active on. I've adapted to the modern on-line world. I think I can do better here.

    So. Many. Shrugs.
     
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  27. PNW

    PNW Initiate (151) Dec 23, 2019 Washington
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    Partial Eclipse CDA from The Good Society
     
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  28. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,927) Sep 24, 2007 Liechtenstein
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    Did you steal @BuckeyeOne s avatar? :wink:
     
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  29. 66jzmstr

    66jzmstr Devotee (482) Jul 17, 2005 Washington
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    Not really Northwest, as I’m in Japan, but two tallboys of happoshu, one by Suntory and the other by Yebisu, from 7-11. Neither of which I’ll miss, but glad to try the style. The sesame and chicken skin-flavored potato chips I washed them down with got high marks, though.
     
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  30. NWer

    NWer Crusader (791) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Teddy Bear
     
  31. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Crusader (777) Mar 9, 2008 Washington
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    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
     
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  32. PNW

    PNW Initiate (151) Dec 23, 2019 Washington
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    I mean, it’s a pretty big mountain. Enough for two avatars at least.
     
  33. VashonGuy

    VashonGuy Meyvn (1,373) Mar 7, 2013 Washington
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    Not Really a Curmudgeon
     
  34. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,080) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Well, I got to Wayfinder too late to try their new smoked bock from the zwickel, and it wasn't on tap. But that's okay. I'll come back Wednesday to pick up cans.

    Right now I'm at Breakside Slabtown, drinking a glass of Hazelnut Super Stout (collab with Fremont, a double American stout conditioned on toasted coconut and hazelnuts).

    A bit too sweet for me, and doesn't have much hazelnut flavor, but the coconut is very good and this beer keeps its 11.1% abv very well hidden.
     
  35. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,927) Sep 24, 2007 Liechtenstein
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    Maybe I'll confuse things and make this my new avatar:

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  36. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Meyvn (1,203) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    We just opened a bottle of Decapitator, a bourbon barrel-aged Doppelbock from Buoy down in Astoria. Listed on BA as no longer brewed, our server Heather said they brought it back as a new beer by demand. It's a hefty 10.3% ABV and lots of good stuff going on with this one. We bought ours at the brewery in mid-November. Just got to it today, a rain-soaked Saturday. It's not the best BA Doppel, but a good solid contender. Time to put the steaks on the grill!
     
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  37. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (4,858) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    It annoys me when I order an IPA and it turns out to be a hazy one. Georgetown's I-5, which I gather is brewed with Migration, is a tasty one but lacks the bitterness I was looking forward to.
     
  38. Naikoon

    Naikoon Initiate (49) May 25, 2018 Washington

    Then what's the act all
    about? Gotta admit it's
    pretty convincing.
     
  39. VashonGuy

    VashonGuy Meyvn (1,373) Mar 7, 2013 Washington
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    Go have a beer with him. You'll see.
     
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  40. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Devotee (496) Sep 12, 2012 Oregon

    All the lagers today. Ex Novo Witch Window, Gigantic Project Pilsner Citra, and Breakside Honey Mate were all fine. Deschutes Luna Jo was quite tasty.