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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:59 pm

weihenstephaner vitus. Treated myself since I skipped Germania Park Oktoberfest.
 
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Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:25 pm

Angry Orchard Tapped Maple hard cider.

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Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:51 pm

Shot of Knob Creek Rye, with a Deschutes Hop Slice Summer Ale chaser.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:15 pm

If you're into novelty beers and are able to go to the Minnesota State fair, head over to the Blue Barn at the heritage center next to the bus dropoff area. You'll find a rather fabulous beer from Freehouse called the Freehouse Caramel Apple π Cider-Beer. It's sweet and truly tastes like a caramel apple pie, but without completely overshadowing the beer flavors. It's easily the best food-flavored beer I've ever had. Shame it's currently only sold at the fair.

Here's the untappd page on it: https://untappd.com/b/the-freehouse-caramel-apple-pi-3-14159-cider-beer/1199128
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:41 pm

Someone brought a cider/beer hybrid fermented with brettanomyces (a form of wild yeast which yields flavors unlike traditional brewers yeast) to the last homebrew club meeting. Interesting stuff. Definitely "coloring outside the lines". :lol:

I switch back and forth between brewing "novelty" beers and classic styles these days. Latest batch is a Guanabana IPA. :D
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Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:14 pm

In a nice coincidence, for your American National Beer Lover's Day I'm currently enjoying a bottle of Jester King's Commercial Suicide Farmhouse Mild and very nice it is too 8)
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:55 pm

Drinking a Elysian Night Owl pumpkin ale, pretty tasty definitely get the pumpkin, spice blend, and with a dry finish. Almost has a slight sweetness but the bitterness stops it. I'm not beer expert so my opinion may not be spot on.

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Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:01 pm

Dogfish 90 and cheap Scotch while hoping an online friend in the direct path or Irma makes out OK.
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:21 pm

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Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:25 pm

A kind of tea that helps better sleep, with a little herb :)
 
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Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:17 pm

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Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:46 pm

Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Extra!

It's embarrassing how much of it I've drunk in the last two weeks.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:03 pm

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Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Extra!

It's embarrassing how much of it I've drunk in the last two weeks.

Lagunitas makes some really good beer. I was a little pissed off at them for railing against craft brewery "sellouts" for years, then doing a 180 and selling a majority stake to Heineken. At least Heineken doesn't seem to have messed with the beer; it remains consistently high caliber.

I'm having a Lagunitas myself, as it turns out -- a Lagunitas Sucks. I suppose that's another sign that Heineken is taking a mostly "hands off" approach; I really did not expect them to allow Lagunitas to continue calling one of their beers "Sucks". :lol:

Prior to that, my wife and I bottled two batches of homebrew. I drank the last <12 oz bit of each batch that wasn't enough to fill another bottle. Warm and flat, but still pretty tasty -- a Stout with pineapple and coconut, and an IPA with guanabana (tropical fruit that tastes sort of like pineapple and strawberry).
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Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:18 pm

Coke Zero Sugar. Tastes essentially the same as the defunct Coke Zero to me.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:52 pm

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Coke Zero Sugar. Tastes essentially the same as the defunct Coke Zero to me.

That's good news. I was mildly disappointed when I heard Coke Zero was going away, as I prefer it to the normal Diet Coke. Does it still have a hint of something spicy (I'm thinking it was cinnamon)?

I am currently having a Revolution Unsessionable Imperial IPA. As it says on the can, "100 IBUs 10% ABV". Heh. Fairly extreme stuff. As the name implies, you're generally not going to have more than one. If you're into Double/Imperial IPAs it's worth checking out.
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Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:11 pm

Keweenaw Berewing Company - Borealis Broo

Coffee amber ale. VERY good. I like coffee beers, but I think they're better when they're not a porter or stout based.
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Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:26 pm

Lagavulin 16. I can smell the peat the instant the cork leaves the bottle.
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Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:29 pm

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I was mildly disappointed when I heard Coke Zero was going away, as I prefer it to the normal Diet Coke.

I've read this in several places, not that CokeTM will acknowledge, but New Coke was Diet Coke with sugar.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:18 am

Rockstar Xdurance Energy: Blueberry, Pomegranate and Acai.

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Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:39 am

I just returned from a weekend in Windsor, Ontario for a wedding. The bride and groom wanted to sample local beers so we spent three days trying everything we could get our hands upon. So we did flights at:
The Grove Brewhouse (curiously, when we walked in it was all female. The entire staff and 8 customers.)
The Banded Goose located in Jack's Gastropub & Inn. Favorite pumpkin beer all weekend was here.
Brew Microbrewery.
GL Microbrewery
Craft Heads Brewering Company. Lots of good stuff here, clever names. "Brett Michaels Sucks" surprisingly didn't suck.
Rock Bottom Bar & Grill has flights of 8, with 30 beers on tap.
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We also hit Wolfhead Distillery and did a flight of their whiskey and vodkas. We also hit some wineries.
Oxley Estates
Muscadere Vineyards
Sprucewood Shores Estate and
Viewpointe Estate

I have never consumed as much beer in my life as I did this weekend. According to Untappd, I had 26 unique beers this weekend and According to Vivino, 14 new wines. Plus a two wiskeys and four vodkas. On the positive side, we didn't have a bad meal the entire trip.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:58 am

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On the positive side, we didn't have a bad meal the entire trip.

...that you could taste.
 
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Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:06 pm

just water
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:25 am

A bit of bottled Starbucks black cold brew; I wanted to compare it against my homemade stuff. It's got a milder flavor, likely for mass-marketing reasons.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:56 am

2012 Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine

The hops mellow with age, but this is still a pretty bitter/hoppy beer. Bigfoot seems to be at its best in the 4-6 year range; the rough edges have been smoothed off, but it hasn't gotten offensively oxidized yet.

Older bottles (from when they were still using screw tops) tend to be so badly oxidized that they start to take on a "soy sauce" character; they're probably better used as an ingredient in a marinade.
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:06 pm

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2012 Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine

Hmm, not come across that one, but will check it out if I ever see it here; I am a bit of a fan of theirs, the Pale Ale is one of my go-tos in bars (and one of my old friends' absolute fave beer). Have to say, though, reading your description makes me painfully aware that despite nearly 30 years of drinking the stuff, I still don't understand beer :-?

Tonight, I'm trying (and enjoying!) a bottle of Modern Times' City of the Dead, absolutely delicious, though unusual flavour, and that's even though I normally don't go for stouts.

Yesterday, it was a can of Magic Rock's Salty Kiss, very refreshing it was too 8) and a can of Signature Brew's Nice Time which the drinking of wasn't -- I didn't even manage half the 33 cl can, far too sickly.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:50 am

Guanabana IPA (homebrewed)

Pleasantly tart fruit character, but seriously under-carbonated.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:45 pm

Larceny Bourbon.

Got this on the recommendation of a friend. Nice sippin' whiskey, and reasonably priced ($26 for the bottle). A little on the sweet side, but has enough oak to keep it from being cloying.
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