What Northwest beer are you drinking now? (2020)

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

  1. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (5,164) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    I need to find that mask. Thanks for the tip!
     
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  2. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,262) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Yeah, I kind of got stuck on that last night: Where should @rrock44 begin with King Crimson?

    I'd start with Red and Discipline. If you like Red more than Discipline, move backwards through their catalog to Larks' Tongues in Aspic and then Starless and Bible Black. Then maybe jump forward to a couple later albums, Thrak and The ConstrucKtion of Light.

    If, on the other hand, you like Discipline more than Red, move forward immediately to Beat and Three of a Perfect Pair. then proceed through their later albums.

    OR: You could always start with Live in Chicago from 2018, which does a fine job of compacting their 50-year history into a convenient two-and-a-half hour package. And you can use the songs you like to dive into the albums they came from.

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    Obligatory beer: I am about to bike over to Market of Choice in Cedar Mill, in this weekend's attempt to pick up some Hair of the Dog Bierweek. And if I fail, I'm sure to find something tasty over there.
     
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  3. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,797) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Now drinking a glass of 2015 don vanucci from Barley Brown. This is really the only reason to visit a place like Apex. And yes, it is indeed quite good.
     
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  4. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,797) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Finishing the day with a 2016 suge night. Completely different from the DV, but equally delish.
     
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  5. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,262) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Success!

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    This has a good amount of smoke and an almond flavor that I don't remember from when I had this at the source a year ago. Seems slightly undercarbed, but I'm okay with it. Tasty beer. I am glad to have a second can to savor.
     
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  6. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,262) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Next up: Helles by Ferment Brewing, in their Bottom Ferment series.

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    This is terrific, with floral hops perfuming a satisfying bready base. Slightly more fruity than the Occidental Edel-Hell I enjoyed yesterday, and a leaner body. Not sure I could tell you which one I like more, so I will just go on enjoying this one right now.

    Nicely done, from a brewery I gain more respect for as I try more of their beers.
     
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  7. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Defender (622) Sep 12, 2012 Oregon

    Pair of Chuckanut’s for me today: Vienna and Kolsch. Both outstanding, but that Kolsch I just love so much.

    Finishing tonight with a Skookum Murder of Crows. I won’t buy any more from them despite how good this is. Already had this (and another) when I learned their BLM stance.
     
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  8. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (5,164) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    We took our almost 2. Year old camping the first time this weekend. It was, to put mildly, an adventure. But at least, tasty PNW beers were on hand with the 2013 Bourbon Fred pairing particularly well with fresh snores, and the Adam from the Stone starting to take a turn for the better. We're back home, and as I prep for the week, there's a Chuckanut Vienna calling my name.
     
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  9. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,262) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Keeping with the Helles theme of the past two days, I am currently drinking a Hell Lager from an "unfriendly" brewery in Prince's hometown (enough clues?) which is inferior in every way to Ferment's Helles and Occidental's Edel-Hell.

    Been a while since I've had any other beers from this brewery, and this one leaves me surprised and rather disappointed. At the same time, I'm grateful for the quality and quantity of Helles lagers available from breweries much closer to home.
     
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  10. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,938) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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  11. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,262) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    No.

    It's very good, and I'm glad they canned it, and I'm glad to have another can so I can give it another shot, but it isn't in Schlenkerla's league.

    Wayfinder got closer to Schlenkerla's Urbock with Crusher Destroyer than this beer gets to Schlenkerla's Märzen.
     
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  12. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (5,164) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    I'm angry. Sometimes, I'm grumpy. The lack of good IPAs makes me furious. First world problems, I know, but I'm a surly sob.

    That said, I've been wanting to try that Hell for a while, simply because it is so not their wheelhouse. I'll temper my expectations now
     
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  13. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (5,164) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    I should grab an Urbock to pair with my last can of that CD...
     
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  14. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,262) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    When I was a trader here on BA, it was on my Wants List for a long time.

    I may be judging it too harshly as a Helles. It might not even be that style at all, despite the name.

    I thought it was rather harsh and too hoppy, and not in an appealing way.
     
  15. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (5,164) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    Ending the night with an Urban Encore from Logsdon. This is quite spectacular, a true, straight up saison, not quite truly Belgian but not quite American either.
     
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  16. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Defender (622) Sep 12, 2012 Oregon

    That description and that name makes me miss The Commons Urban Farmhouse again. 'Urban Encore' almost sounds like a little head nod.
     
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  17. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (5,164) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    The description on their website says as much. Definitely worth grabbing.
     
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  18. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,815) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Knocking back a can of Boundary Bay Razz Vice, a heavily raspberried version of their Citraweisse. Nice on a sunny afternoon.
     
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  19. derftron

    derftron Disciple (394) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Comfortable evening in the backyard.

    pFriem Nectarine. Outstanding beer. Tastes like a peach bellini.

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  20. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,815) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I had it in hand, was ready to crack, and then double checked. I'm yet to review Pike Old Bawdy Barleywine (how did I manage that? Will be corrected soon.), so decided not to pop that 1997 bottle. I'll raise it to Rose Finkel when I do open though.

    Having a BB Fruited Moxee. Have a 4:15am wake up for work tomorrow, so not sure how much more y'all will be seeing of me tonight.
     
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  21. derftron

    derftron Disciple (394) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Have now moved on to a RedHook big Ballard imp IPA.

    Big, bitter, malty IPAs may not be what the cool kids are drinking nowadays, but I still like them damnit!

    Plus it was canned “May 2020” which made it 2-3 months fresher then anything else at the local Plaid Pantry
     
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  22. VashonGuy

    VashonGuy Meyvn (1,164) Mar 7, 2013 Washington
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    Well, @beertunes, I guess I would fail the geography quiz. I had to look up Mayotte. Really? It sounds like a piece of clothing, or something from the French Revolution. Enlighten us all?
     
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  23. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,815) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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  24. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,815) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I tried coming up with a pithy response, but, I'm tired. Almost done work, I'll try again later.
     
  25. Mister_Faucher

    Mister_Faucher Poo-Bah (2,099) Dec 3, 2014 Washington
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    You're a loveable guy

    The only thing bitter about you is your taste in beer haha! :heavymetal:
     
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  26. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,815) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I just sat down for the first time since 5am. I'm just hoping my legs don't tighten up so much that I can't walk back to the bar for the next beer.

    Oh, wait, Stage 2, table service only. BRING ON THE SERVING WENCHES!!!!!!

    (man, I hope none of my female coworkers are on BA)
     
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  27. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,677) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Can't argue with any of that.
     
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  28. wsucoug96

    wsucoug96 Initiate (116) May 18, 2010 Washington
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    12% beers and fresh snores are a VERY common pairing, at least for me.
     
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  29. NWer

    NWer Champion (809) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Yesterday I broke down and left my isolation long enough to venture to Fremont and Holy Mountain. Dipped into my new stash to enjoy the new release of Rusty Nail. Delicious. Plenty of cinnamon. Terry, you won't like it.
     
  30. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,815) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Thanks for looking out for me.
     
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  31. 7thSeal

    7thSeal Initiate (27) Jan 21, 2020 Oregon

    You're a good guy, but I'd strongly recommend retiring that phrase. Even if it's just a joke and your female coworkers aren't looking.

    Cheers.
     
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  32. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,815) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I made the joke to them before I typed it here. All taken in good spirits.
     
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  33. drone

    drone Disciple (386) Jun 17, 2013 Oregon
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    I wonder if it's a tap vs. bottle thing? I had it on tap and there was most definitely not a lot of cinnamon. Shrug.

    Just finished a run and working on a can of Disco Wolf right now and damn, this is fantastic. West coast IPA with plenty of piney, grassy, pithy bitterness. Light finishing sweetness/fruit from either the citra or malt. Pretty happy to see this enter Fremont's year round line up, as it will now enter mine.
     
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  34. NWer

    NWer Champion (809) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    What's he supposed to say? "Woman! Bring me a beer"?
     
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  35. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,815) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    THAT would get beers dumped in my lap and on my head! They take silliness from me, but not bullshit.
     
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  36. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (5,164) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    I'm going to steal this line from you for future use.
     
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  37. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,815) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    After a couple non-NW brews from a recent BIF box (a guava-key lime kettle sour and a fudge chocolate stout) it's time to reset the palate with a good old Cedar Dust.
     
  38. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,677) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    This remark is my spirit animal.
     
  39. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,677) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Just grabbed a Disco Wolf at the bottleshop closest in distance to me but farthest from my heart. First time I'd seen it.
     
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  40. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,815) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    That seems to apply to me too. Well, I didn't get that particular beer, but the rest of it.
     
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