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Hmmm...I'm not sure now that you say that. It's still in my fridge, so I will check. I've been saving her. There were several collaborations there, so could be the TBA or could be something else. I'll report back. I still have that, a Green Flash West Coast IPA, and a foothills Hoppyum 22 oz in the fridge.
Tasty treats from the six pack so far:
Oldie, but a good in the Bear Republic Racer 5. Great IPA. Straightforward, little on the lighter side, beautiful gold color with great hoppy flavor.
The disappointment: An IPA brewed by the folks at Thomas Creek but not under their label. Had a green label and was called something like I'haluluk IPA, but that's not right. It was very, very bland, almost as if it had gone stale. Labeled at 62 ibus, but failed to show them at all.
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company in Oregon. Just like red wine, the folks in Oregon know their IPAs. Not a heavy beer by any means, but delcious and good enough ABV (7% i think) to avoid the session tag.
Caldera Ashland Amber from Oregon. Not a big Amber beer guy, but was talked into it by the folks at the beer shop. A very good effort, but still an amber so not for me.
Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm a schizophrenic and so am I.
It is the TBA indeed. I'm going to drink it tonight. Yay.
Had a Foothills Hoppyum last night, a Green Flash Hop Rod Red, a Green Flash Palate Wrecker. All three very good, but that Palate Wrecker is going to need another go. it's a big ass IPA...maybe even a tripel IPA, I'll have to check. I opened it about 20 minutes before it got as cold as it needed to get, but it's a big, big beer. I've got a few more that are properly chilled, so we'll see. I think it's very, very good, but it may only be very good.
Just finished an Allagash Dubbel. Very good for a dubbel not brewed in Belgium. I've actually had several beers from them and have been impressed by all.
Got two kinds of Southern Tier last night...
Iniquity Black Ale which was pretty good
Eurotrash Pilz which sucked very badly.... I don't know what they were thinking with this beer.
Hmmm...I've had the Eurotrash and didn't find it sucky at all. It wasn't my favorite by any means, but a nice pilsner with a little bit of hops in there to make you think. Different strokes though.
Had a few Deviant Dale's IPAs this weekend from the Oskar Blues guys. That is a delicious beer, and one that I'll be seeking out a few more times. A little pricey (13.99 for a 4 pk of 16oz cans), but worth it I think.
Also had a Westbrook Farmhouse Ale bomber. I have not been a big Westbrook fan (a local brewery in Mt. Pleasant, SC...just outside of charleston), but their learning curve appears to have been quite short. If you like a big belgian or a summer wheat, this is the brew for you.
I have a few more to finish so I hope I have a change of heart. I just wasn't in the mood for it I guess. If I was in the mood for a pilsner then it would probably be pretty good.
Oskar Blues huh? I've never tried their beer. I'll have to look for it.
If you're ever in the Birmingham area (or somewhere in the state that gets Alabama brews), I recommend giving Avondale Vanillaphant Porter a go.
What is your opinion on The Back Forty brews?
"Get in where you fit in." Life is, Too Short TL;DR
I actually haven't gotten to try them yet nor have I gotten to try Straight to Ale out of Huntsville. Both will be at Magic City Brewfest (along with many others) so that's going to be awesome. Anyone else going to MCBF?
Since I moved down to Florida, there really isn't much local microbrew selection and being from Michigan where Canadian imports were almost the same price as Budweiser, I have been upping my beer costs and stocling up on a lot of IPS.
I just recently bought a 6 pack of Bells Two Hearted Ale and one of the employees stopped me and said "that's the best beer ever made", while I don't agree, it was nice to see someone down here in Florida give such high praise for a beer brewed in Michigan.
Two Hearted is a great IPA and is 7%.
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haha, just posted about it. Been drinking it a long time and have gotten many, many people to love it as well.
I shall be there
So I finally got around to drinking my Bitch Please. It is a barley wine made in collaboration by 3 Floyds and Brew Dog.
I highly recommend you guys try it if you get a chance. It is a bit on the pricey side though at $16 for a 12 ounce bottle.
I need to send you some southern tier
I'll keep a look out for the bitch please
Yeah it sucks you can't get it anywhere around here.
I have heard really good things.
I love drinking import beer.
Uncovered a good Kolsch last night from Odin Brewing in Washington. It's called Freya's Gold and has a really nice, crisp taste to it.
Not a big fan of kolsch. A little to light for my taste.
Still very now and then when it is really hot they are not bad.
Had some Dogfish Head Burton Baton yesterday, A+
I haven't seen that one yet. What type of brew is it?
This oak-aged gentle giant has been gaining popularity over the past few years and is now available year-round.
For Burton Baton, we brew two "threads," or batches, of beer: an English-style old ale and an imperial IPA.
After fementating the beers separately in our stainless tanks, they're transferred and blended together in one of our large oak tanks. Burton Baton sits on the wood for about a month.
When enjoying the Burton Baton, you'll find an awesome blend of the citrus notes from Northwestern hops melding with woody, vanilla notes from the oak. The wood also tends to mellow the 10% ABV of Burton, so tread cautiously!
That sounds freaking excellent. Will be on the lookout.
Finished off a growler of Avery's Maharaja Double IPA this weekend. A good, easily found brew for sure. Green Flash Rayon Vert Belgian just made it's way here, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Looking forward to it, as Green Flash has quickly jumped up in the "can do no wrong" category of breweries for me.
Discovered the deliciousness of Firestone Walker Double Jack. Imperial IPA with just the right amount of sweet.
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