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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Fri May 25, 2018 7:50 pm

Boulevard Brewing Company's "Zon" witbier:

https://www.boulevard.com/beerinfo/zon- ... e-witbier/

It's really quite good and refreshing.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Sat May 26, 2018 12:01 am

Shot of Redemption Rye with a Revolution Anti-Hero IPA chaser.

I'll probably bring some Revolution beers to the BBQ.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:54 pm

TripleTail. The citrusy and piney hops are dominant, leaving only a trace of the "tropical" flavor of the beer.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:14 pm

Revolution Citra Hero IPA

Nice clean IPA, with a Citra (duh!) hop character.

Drinking some of the leftovers of the beer I took to the BBQ. If you're ever in Chicago, check out Revolution Brewing. They have both a tap room (at the brewery) and a restaurant, on the north side of town.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:41 pm

Mango Smirnoff. Yummy :-D
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:10 pm

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:11 pm

Focal Banger

Oh, yes yes. 7% though, so be careful.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:40 pm

Goin' Coastal - IPA with pineapple is surprisingly good.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:00 pm

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Goin' Coastal - IPA with pineapple is surprisingly good.

Odd. I'd be willing to give it a shot though.

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:45 pm

Tropical Lover : :x
This is one of the three worst beers that I have tried in the past three decades. NASTY! ICKY! YUCK! It's like sucking on a rotten lemon.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:50 pm

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Tropical Lover : :x
This may be the worst beer that I have tried in the past decade. NASTY, ICKY, YUCK!

Have you ever had a Berliner Weisse before? They are supposed to be very tart (lactobacillus fermentation).

So if your objection to it is that it is too sour, you'll want to avoid anything that claims to be a Berliner Weisse in the future. And Gose too (similar to a Berliner Weisse, but with a hint of sea salt).

You can also scratch Gueuze off your list. Think Berliner Weisse, but even more sour, with a moderate to prominent barnyard note. :lol:
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:58 pm

Revolution Anti-Hero IPA

Still drinking leftovers from the assorted Chicago craft beers I took to the BBQ!
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:02 pm

I poured the remaining half-bottle of that drek down the drain. Life is too short to drink terrible beer.

I have switched to 420, instead.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:54 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Mango Smirnoff. Yummy :-D

Wha? That sounds interesting.

Clearly I'm old, because I'm switching off between Pepsi products and Ensure.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:23 am

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Clearly I'm old, because I'm switching off between Pepsi products and Ensure.

I'm old, and I switch off between Diet Mt. Dew and beer (depending on day of the week and hour of the day). :wink:

(Currently in Diet Mt. Dew mode...)
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:02 am

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Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Mango Smirnoff. Yummy :-D

Wha? That sounds interesting.

It was delicious. They were on sale at Publix for $6 for the 6-pack. I like almost all of the Smirnoff flavors, but this definitely threaded the line nicely with the Mango flavor not being overpowering (which is easy). Then again, I used to eat Mango fresh of the tree growing up, so it had a nice nostalgia flavor for me.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:12 pm

Well after seeing it recommended in the Shortbread, I decided to pick up a bottle of Blanton's. However, the store I go to has not had any since December, and it's a pretty big store...

So instead I'm enjoying Four Roses Small Batch. Simple, but tasty.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:31 am

Water. Yes, I know it is not something interesting, but I prefer it to anything else really.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:47 am

Apricot LaCroix
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:35 am

Finally snagged a 6-pack of Zima after last having it around 2008 and then missing out on last summer's limited re-release. Still tastes like a malted Sprite, and still hits the spot on a hot summer night when you don't want to be hitting the harder stuff.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:24 am

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Finally snagged a 6-pack of Zima after last having it around 2008 and then missing out on last summer's limited re-release. Still tastes like a malted Sprite, and still hits the spot on a hot summer night when you don't want to be hitting the harder stuff.

Around the time the popularity of Zima peaked, there was a magazine article about making a homebrewed version from scratch. IIRC it involved brewing a light ale, then treating it with activated carbon slurry to strip out nearly all the color and "beery" flavor, filtering, then adding citrus oil. At the time, it fell squarely into the category of "you would only do this to prove you can, because why would you go to all that trouble to make something you can buy at the local convenience store". Now that it isn't being mass-produced any more, maybe it's time for you to take up homebrewing. :wink:
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:20 am

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there was a magazine article about making a homebrewed version from scratch. IIRC it involved brewing a light ale, then treating it with activated carbon slurry to strip out nearly all the color and "beery" flavor, filtering, then adding citrus oil. At the time, it fell squarely into the category of "you would only do this to prove you can, because why would you go to all that trouble to make something you can buy at the local convenience store".

I kind of wondered what was in it, exactly. Any speculation on how Coors makes the stuff? I imagine activated charcoal filtration is a bit tedious for volume production. Distillation and re-dillution, maybe?
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:30 am

WATERRRR - newbie here
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:07 am

Iced Mocha.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:00 pm

Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest. It's pretty good.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:37 pm

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

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Wouldn't it be cheaper to just mix a shot of inexpensive vodka with a glass of generic seltzer water? :wink:
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