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Title: What Are You Drinking?
Post by: Castanza on February 28, 2020, 12:44:45 PM
I feel that every good forum needs a thread focused on your vice of choice. What better time to start a thread than during a potential crisis?

COVID-19 turns out to be the beginning of the apocalypse. You are packing the family car to head for the hills and your wife tells you there isn't enough room for the whole liquor cabinet you were trying to stash under the rear seat. You have enough room for 1 bottle....

What are you drinking (smoking works too for the cigar aficionados)?

Me: Lagavulin 16
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Post by: longlake95 on February 28, 2020, 12:52:23 PM
Bombay Sapphire gin with Fever-Tree Indian tonic.

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Post by: boilermaker75 on February 28, 2020, 12:53:31 PM
Dragon's Milk
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Post by: Broeb22 on February 28, 2020, 12:59:52 PM
Dragon's Milk

That's probably calorie-dense so great for the apocalypse
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Post by: Castanza on February 28, 2020, 01:01:31 PM
Dragon's Milk

Toured their Grand Rapids Brewpub a few years back...would love to make it over to Holland eventually.
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Post by: Gregmal on February 28, 2020, 01:03:58 PM
Glenfiddich Fire & Cane best bottle under $100 Ive ever had. So I buy them all when I see them at the store given its a limited release. Very similar to, and smoky like the Lagavulin.
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Post by: Williams406 on February 28, 2020, 01:39:25 PM
Longlake 95, I like the way you think, though my choice of gin would be Koval with FeverTree Indian Tonic. If I can get away with leaving a family member behind instead, a case of Chimay Blue Label goes with.
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Post by: LC on February 28, 2020, 01:43:53 PM
1 bottle? Gotta be bourbon or rye. Probably something from Elijah Craig.
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Post by: Castanza on February 28, 2020, 02:02:45 PM
1 bottle? Gotta be bourbon or rye. Probably something from Elijah Craig.

Iíve yet to try that.  My friendís (lives in Louisville) wife is doing some type of design work at Heaven Hill Distillery. Hoping to score a bottle off him, but Iím doubtful to say the least haha
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Post by: Lance on February 28, 2020, 02:04:45 PM
Glenlivet 12
Romeo y Juliet habana reserve

Thanks
Lance
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Post by: sleepydragon on February 28, 2020, 02:23:10 PM
I feel that every good forum needs a thread focused on your vice of choice. What better time to start a thread than during a potential crisis?

COVID-19 turns out to be the beginning of the apocalypse. You are packing the family car to head for the hills and your wife tells you there isn't enough room for the whole liquor cabinet you were trying to stash under the rear seat. You have enough room for 1 bottle....

What are you drinking (smoking works too for the cigar aficionados)?

Me: Lagavulin 16

I donít get why people like Lagavulin.
I had one bottle. My friend said it tastes like old socks. Lol
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Post by: Castanza on February 28, 2020, 02:34:42 PM
Glenlivet 12
Romeo y Juliet habana reserve

Thanks
Lance

Nice, I have a few 1875s Iíve been aging for a year.
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Post by: Cardboard on February 28, 2020, 02:37:50 PM
Belgian Moon.
 
Then I drink about every decent bourbon with Coke and gin with tonic and lime.
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Post by: DanielGMask on February 28, 2020, 02:42:48 PM
I feel that every good forum needs a thread focused on your vice of choice. What better time to start a thread than during a potential crisis?

COVID-19 turns out to be the beginning of the apocalypse. You are packing the family car to head for the hills and your wife tells you there isn't enough room for the whole liquor cabinet you were trying to stash under the rear seat. You have enough room for 1 bottle....

What are you drinking (smoking works too for the cigar aficionados)?

Me: Lagavulin 16

I donít get why people like Lagavulin.
I had one bottle. My friend said it tastes like old socks. Lol

I do like it and drink it often, though my drink of choice is JW Blue label.
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Post by: Castanza on February 28, 2020, 02:43:38 PM
I feel that every good forum needs a thread focused on your vice of choice. What better time to start a thread than during a potential crisis?

COVID-19 turns out to be the beginning of the apocalypse. You are packing the family car to head for the hills and your wife tells you there isn't enough room for the whole liquor cabinet you were trying to stash under the rear seat. You have enough room for 1 bottle....

What are you drinking (smoking works too for the cigar aficionados)?

Me: Lagavulin 16

I donít get why people like Lagavulin.
I had one bottle. My friend said it tastes like old socks. Lol

You either enjoy the grass or it tastes like ass. Iím sure the premium you pay adds to the flavor profile :P
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Post by: Spekulatius on February 28, 2020, 02:49:25 PM
I feel that every good forum needs a thread focused on your vice of choice. What better time to start a thread than during a potential crisis?

COVID-19 turns out to be the beginning of the apocalypse. You are packing the family car to head for the hills and your wife tells you there isn't enough room for the whole liquor cabinet you were trying to stash under the rear seat. You have enough room for 1 bottle....

What are you drinking (smoking works too for the cigar aficionados)?

Me: Lagavulin 16

I donít get why people like Lagavulin.
I had one bottle. My friend said it tastes like old socks. Lol

I have never tasted old socks, so I wouldnít know what to expect. I am sticking to California wine (Sonoma county, because I lived there for a long time).
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Post by: boilermaker75 on February 28, 2020, 03:00:52 PM
Dragon's Milk

That's probably calorie-dense so great for the apocalypse

Yep, it is 11% ABV.
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Post by: boilermaker75 on February 28, 2020, 03:02:06 PM
Dragon's Milk

Toured their Grand Rapids Brewpub a few years back...would love to make it over to Holland eventually.

Grand Rapids is a nice city and home of another great microbrewery, Founders.
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Post by: Sullivcd on February 28, 2020, 03:29:49 PM
Vodka with fresh squeezed lemon juice and water. Super efficient for me
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Post by: StockDuck13 on February 28, 2020, 04:05:54 PM
Drinking some Great Notion hazy IPAs, they're here in Portland and make some of the best beer I've ever had.
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Post by: DooDiligence on February 28, 2020, 04:08:20 PM
Red Stripe & Gorilla Glue
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Post by: chrispy on February 28, 2020, 04:34:43 PM
Times are lean, Bota box  ;D 8)
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Post by: shhughes1116 on February 28, 2020, 05:54:48 PM
Drinking some Great Notion hazy IPAs, they're here in Portland and make some of the best beer I've ever had.

X2. 

Great Notion has some fantastic Hazy IPAs.  The last few times Iíve been to Portland, I canít hardly remember going through TSA at the airport, courtesy of great notion beer.
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Post by: StockDuck13 on February 28, 2020, 10:51:42 PM
Drinking some Great Notion hazy IPAs, they're here in Portland and make some of the best beer I've ever had.

X2. 

Great Notion has some fantastic Hazy IPAs.  The last few times Iíve been to Portland, I canít hardly remember going through TSA at the airport, courtesy of great notion beer.
They are absolutely fantastic. I have some Juice Jrs in my fridge, but the Over Ripe is my favorite. I'm a sucker for them. There's others in Portland that are really good but GN does the best work in town.

What do you visit Portland for? Work? Family?
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Post by: Castanza on March 02, 2020, 06:23:52 AM
Michter's US*1 Kentucky Straight Rye

Picked up a bottle this weekend. Worth a try if you like Rye.
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Post by: Paarslaars on March 02, 2020, 07:16:21 AM
Zacapa Centenario 23years (prefer rum over scotch ;D)

Duvel
Sint-Bernardus Abt 12

Don't really like IPA's, too bitter for my taste.
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Post by: gfp on March 02, 2020, 07:19:26 AM
I also prefer Rum and have been a loyal Fleur De Cana (nica) drinker for many years.  I usually drink the 7, 12 or 18 year bottles.  As you probably know, 23 year old rum is not actually 23 years old, but blended from rums of different ages.  Its like the adjusted EBIDTA of the spirits industry.  Zacapa Centenario is 6-23 years old, but even that is probably a fishy statistic.

Zacapa Centenario 23years (prefer rum over scotch ;D)

Duvel
Sint-Bernardus Abt 12
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Post by: LC on March 02, 2020, 07:58:58 AM
I also prefer Rum and have been a loyal Fleur De Cana (nica) drinker for many years.  I usually drink the 7, 12 or 18 year bottles.  As you probably know, 23 year old rum is not actually 23 years old, but blended from rums of different ages.  Its like the adjusted EBIDTA of the spirits industry.  Zacapa Centenario is 6-23 years old, but even that is probably a fishy statistic.
A fellow rum drinker, and fleur de cana no less! The 7 year I think is incredible, and actually the 4 year is an incredible value. I personally don't like the ultra-aged rums. When I go to costa/nica I practically live on the 4 year over ice; incredibly refreshing in the heat and humidity. Cheers!
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Post by: Williams406 on March 02, 2020, 08:25:32 AM
The first rum I ever tasted was at the Zacapa distillery in Guatemala many years ago. The solera system works, even if it isn't easy to explain. Zacapa 23 is amazing stuff. Also like El Dorado 12 and 15, nice demerrara rums.
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Post by: clutch on March 02, 2020, 08:34:07 AM
Corona.

(sorry, couldn't resist)
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Post by: cherzeca on March 02, 2020, 08:37:41 AM
nolet's silver. gin.  it takes a dutchman to make proper dry British gin.
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Post by: D33pV4lue on March 02, 2020, 02:12:35 PM
Heady Topper.... but since I'm Irish we would have made room for the booze. So stashed in a backpack would be a bottle of Bombay Sapphire and Q tonic and in the glove box will be a box of Rocky Patel Vintage Connecticut 1999.
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Post by: DooDiligence on March 02, 2020, 02:40:27 PM
I also prefer Rum and have been a loyal Fleur De Cana (nica) drinker for many years.  I usually drink the 7, 12 or 18 year bottles.  As you probably know, 23 year old rum is not actually 23 years old, but blended from rums of different ages.  Its like the adjusted EBIDTA of the spirits industry.  Zacapa Centenario is 6-23 years old, but even that is probably a fishy statistic.

Zacapa Centenario 23years (prefer rum over scotch ;D)

Duvel
Sint-Bernardus Abt 12

I've been drinking the Fleur De Cana 4 (white), 12 & 18 for years.
It was my understanding that these are single cask & that they farm the majority of their own cane (T or F?)
Either way, it's tasty.

I also like Pussers, after being 1st introduced to it on Tortola with Painkillers.

Last but certainly not least, when I left Rio last time, I bought 3 bottles of Havana Club 7 year anťjo (with the Cuban seal) from the duty free.
I have one unopened bottle left & have been duping guests by re-filling the other 2 bottles with US bought Havana Club.
I'm a deceitful host.
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Post by: finetrader on March 02, 2020, 02:42:50 PM
Red wine. Because itís fine
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Post by: Pretium on March 02, 2020, 05:11:36 PM
Zombie Dust - 3 Floyds Brewing
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Post by: boilermaker75 on March 02, 2020, 05:42:43 PM
Zombie Dust - 3 Floyds Brewing

I really like the 3 Floyd's Robert the Bruce Scottish ale.
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Post by: Aberhound on March 02, 2020, 06:16:16 PM
Ionized water as coronavirus is a water borne disease and I like to keep my cell voltage high by staying hydrated and energized. Pretty good for cancer prevention I suspect as well. If I get infected I have my anti-virals ready namely chaga tea and rosemary tincture. Rosemary has a compound which is #3 on the list of 32,000 most effective anti-virals.

Perhaps you should all be making rosemary and chaga tinctures with your beverates of choice which will be the modern version of nordic snaps. For instance you might add liquorice root, a great coronavirus antiviral, to make it tastier.

Perhaps use this swedish recipe with some additions then come up with a recipe which is both effective and tasty:

"In neighboring Sweden, snaps can be made from either aquavit or vodka and infused with a variety of herbs, spices and botanicalsófennel, cardamom, anise, caraway and coriander being the most commonóor even fruits and berries."
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Post by: Castanza on March 05, 2020, 04:50:54 PM
Troegs Perpetual IPA
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Post by: boilermaker75 on March 06, 2020, 03:09:18 PM
Boiler Black
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Post by: Sullivcd on March 06, 2020, 04:07:43 PM
Boiler Black

Upland wheat  ;)
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Post by: Spekulatius on March 06, 2020, 04:17:24 PM
Some leftover Citizen cider and some Finger Lake Riesling wine. Got to finish up some old projects before I start a new one.
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Post by: Castanza on March 07, 2020, 11:56:38 AM
Finally got some nice weather here in PA. Trout fly season doesnít start for a few weeks so whatís a guy to do?

Michters no1 and an Argyle Banquet
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Post by: rb on March 07, 2020, 12:03:12 PM
Laphroaig Cairdeas.

It's 10 PM where I am, it's been a crappy week and I had a bottle around. So i figured why not  ;D.
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Post by: LC on March 08, 2020, 12:30:22 AM
Been coors for the last few days. Waiting for trout season as well. Fly rods getting itchy.
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Post by: StockDuck13 on March 08, 2020, 04:03:10 PM
Picked up more Great Notion beer, this time the Ripe IPA, has to be one of the all time greatest Hazy beers. Anyone else drink Hazy IPAs?
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Post by: Gamecock-YT on March 08, 2020, 04:55:31 PM
Bota Box - Nighthawk
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Post by: cherzeca on March 08, 2020, 05:06:23 PM
after looking at these futures, a double of what you got.
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Post by: Castanza on March 08, 2020, 05:08:37 PM
after looking at these futures, a double of what you got.

Everclear 190 is made for situations like this
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Post by: Gregmal on March 08, 2020, 05:48:44 PM
La Croix until seeing the futures, then some bourbon. Tomorrow should be interesting, thatís for sure.
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Post by: Jurgis on March 08, 2020, 10:18:48 PM
Oil.



It's cheaper than water.
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Post by: Spekulatius on March 09, 2020, 03:50:58 AM
Lysol.
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Post by: rb on March 09, 2020, 03:59:00 AM
Switch to crude oil. it's cheaper.
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Post by: Castanza on March 09, 2020, 06:38:43 AM
It's 9:40AM here...too early?
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Post by: DooDiligence on March 09, 2020, 06:59:02 AM
It's 9:40AM here...too early?

It's never too early to get hammered.
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Post by: rb on March 09, 2020, 07:04:04 AM
It's 4 PM where I am. Soon will even be socially acceptable  ;D
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Post by: Jurgis on March 09, 2020, 07:33:52 AM
It's 4 PM where I am. Soon will even be socially acceptable  ;D

You moved to Europe?
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Post by: rb on March 09, 2020, 07:57:38 AM
Yeah.
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Post by: Gregmal on March 09, 2020, 02:49:50 PM
Got an email from an old friend today... found funny. Reminded me of the old days.

Whatís the good thing about a recession? You can drink Natty Light in public without being judged.
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Post by: LC on March 09, 2020, 03:44:29 PM
Quote
Reminded me of the old days.

When, last week?  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Gregmal on March 09, 2020, 04:10:44 PM
Quote
Reminded me of the old days.

When, last week?  ;D ;D ;D

old habits
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Post by: LC on March 09, 2020, 04:30:17 PM
No shame, I picked up a 2-4 of corona this weekend in solidarity.
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Post by: Spekulatius on March 09, 2020, 04:36:23 PM
Today is my fastening day, but that doesnít mean I canít drink. The Cali Syrah essence goes straight where itís most needed.
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Post by: LC on March 09, 2020, 07:24:48 PM
Tonight is a night for crown royal.
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Post by: bskptkl on March 09, 2020, 08:19:25 PM
Had a few pints at the local followed up with wine with dinner with my lovely wife - wonderful dinner pork chops etc.
Life is good - wtf is going in on these markets?
Hmm....

I d'know,but:
BWEL finally trades below book value
CMCT is about half NAV
Isn't HST about half NAV now?
Why buy bonds < 1% - give money to Warren and his billions at 1.2x book
AXP at 12 PE
GOOG at 26 PE sounds ok
I have committed capital already and I am steeling myself to continue...
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Post by: cherzeca on March 11, 2020, 03:15:47 PM
hand sanitizer is 127 proof. thinking about double dipping, fingertips for first dip, then a sip.  Bacardi does 151 rum.  what else is there on the double duty shelf?
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Post by: LC on March 11, 2020, 03:20:25 PM
hand sanitizer is 127 proof. thinking about double dipping, fingertips for first dip, then a sip.  Bacardi does 151 rum.  what else is there on the double duty shelf?

Seems more appetizing to hand-sanitize with overproof liquor in that case  ;D

Tonight is probably a red wine night. Some aglianico if I can find it.
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Post by: Castanza on March 11, 2020, 03:40:45 PM
hand sanitizer is 127 proof. thinking about double dipping, fingertips for first dip, then a sip.  Bacardi does 151 rum.  what else is there on the double duty shelf?

I mentioned it earlier, but Everclear 190. I sometimes use it when backpacking as stove fuel, sanitizer, and of course spirits.
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Post by: rb on March 11, 2020, 04:02:20 PM
hand sanitizer is 127 proof. thinking about double dipping, fingertips for first dip, then a sip.  Bacardi does 151 rum.  what else is there on the double duty shelf?
If you can find hand sanitizer.
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Post by: Castanza on March 12, 2020, 03:45:43 PM
Lime, ginger ale, rye
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Post by: Castanza on March 16, 2020, 11:06:43 AM
Stopped by the liquor store during lunch picked up a few bottles of red, Glenlivet 15, Bird Dog,  and a case of Founders All Day IPA.....Apparently they are closing liquor stores in PA. Lock down without booze would be miserable.... 
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Post by: Spekulatius on March 16, 2020, 11:20:47 AM
Stopped by the liquor store during lunch picked up a few bottles of red, Glenlivet 15, Bird Dog,  and a case of Founders All Day IPA.....Apparently they are closing liquor stores in PA. Lock down without booze would be miserable....

Hitting the bottle early today? I think after noon is social acceptable but I usually start with lighter fare.
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Post by: longlake95 on March 16, 2020, 11:22:46 AM
I'm out of Fever Tree tonic...
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Post by: Castanza on March 16, 2020, 11:23:40 AM
Stopped by the liquor store during lunch picked up a few bottles of red, Glenlivet 15, Bird Dog,  and a case of Founders All Day IPA.....Apparently they are closing liquor stores in PA. Lock down without booze would be miserable....

Hitting the bottle early today? I think after noon is social acceptable but I usually start with lighter fare.

No haha just picking stuff up while I was out and about.

Edit: Looks like I went just in time :p Time to start selling $20 shots to the neighbors (https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/spl/pennsylvania-coronavirus-shutdown-statewide-governor-tom-wolf-20200316.html)
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Post by: Spekulatius on March 24, 2020, 02:26:44 PM
Anyone else cracking open a brew (or else) while working from the ďhome officeĒ?  Discuss!
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Post by: drzola on March 24, 2020, 02:42:20 PM
Yes Sir lol Big rock pPrsidents Choice  Big Red Beer from  stupiidstore Edmonton no PST and Iron Cross Irish Cream in Maxwell house coffee with a dab of Nutella Lol
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Post by: LC on March 24, 2020, 03:13:51 PM
Some double IPA at lunch that was hiding in the back of the fridge. Ribeye and woodford reserve tonight.
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Post by: Castanza on March 24, 2020, 04:00:21 PM
Went with a classic Yuengling tonight. The second best cheap beer (Hamms #1)
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Post by: rb on March 24, 2020, 04:11:03 PM
A bottle of cotes du rhone.

I couldn't resupply today. I spent the day reading ARs and by the time I went to the store there was a 40 person line outside of the store. Cause hey, social distancing. So I was like Fuck That! and grabbed a bottle from the good 'ol cellar.
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Post by: Spekulatius on March 24, 2020, 05:08:22 PM
Had some Woodchuck cider as a starter and I am now sipping Sonoma county Cabernet. Iím well stocked and can last probably 2 month. Plus I get a shipment from my Finger lake wine club early April.

If you like wine, wine clubs are great way to support a winery by the way. Mine allows to customize shipments and shipping is only $5, plus I get a 20% discount.
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Post by: Santayana on March 24, 2020, 05:38:18 PM
Yeti Imperial Stout
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Post by: boilermaker75 on April 10, 2020, 03:38:57 PM
This one seems appropriate!
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Post by: Castanza on April 10, 2020, 03:47:57 PM
This one seems appropriate!

Any good? Making a beer run tomorrow
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Post by: boilermaker75 on April 10, 2020, 04:30:14 PM
This one seems appropriate!

Any good? Making a beer run tomorrow

It is pretty good. Do you like porters? I would go for the Founders porter instead if they have it.

If you like stouts, I would get the Kalamazoo stout.

If you like Imperial Stouts I would get the Old Rasputin.
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Post by: SharperDingaan on April 10, 2020, 04:31:13 PM
A fine belgian lambic, that is unusual because it's peach.
https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-symantec-ext_onb&hsimp=yhs-ext_onb&hspart=symantec&p=belgian+lambic+beer#id=1&vid=5f75a0b202617124c0f8eec431e95f53&action=click

SD


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Post by: Spekulatius on April 10, 2020, 05:20:06 PM
A fine belgian lambic, that is unusual because it's peach.
https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-symantec-ext_onb&hsimp=yhs-ext_onb&hspart=symantec&p=belgian+lambic+beer#id=1&vid=5f75a0b202617124c0f8eec431e95f53&action=click

SD

Big fan of Belgian beers - Chimay and Leffers a value option. Some local breweries make awesome variants of the belgian originals. I miss going to the craft beer places
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Post by: jckund on April 10, 2020, 05:22:20 PM
Too many good stouts in my fridge. Just picked up one from Other Half in BK and a few rare Goose Island Bourbon County Stout variants. Also - my wallet has not appreciated my discovery of Tavour...
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Post by: SharperDingaan on April 11, 2020, 07:26:10 AM
A fine belgian lambic, that is unusual because it's peach.
https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-symantec-ext_onb&hsimp=yhs-ext_onb&hspart=symantec&p=belgian+lambic+beer#id=1&vid=5f75a0b202617124c0f8eec431e95f53&action=click

SD

Big fan of Belgian beers - Chimay and Leffers a value option. Some local breweries make awesome variants of the belgian originals. I miss going to the craft beer places

All of our beers are sours ... but sadly it either takes decades to mutate the yeast to Belgian levels; or you have to referment multiple times, over 20+ months, at volume losses of 50%+ The yeast spores are also highly resistant to deep cleaning, so sour's production is typically an either/or thing.

2 years from now, a number of craft brewers will have some extremely good sours available, but in very limited supply.
Hard to find a master brewer today, who isn't putting a stash away somewhere. Then there are the gretzky brewers who can make pomegranate .... while the rest of us mere mortals are stuck with raspberry, peach, and blackberry!

SD
 
 
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Post by: bskptkl on April 11, 2020, 10:03:36 AM
If you like wine, wine clubs are great way to support a winery by the way. Mine allows to customize shipments and shipping is only $5, plus I get a 20% discount.
One of my favorite wineries Scherrer Winery sent out an email last Saturday saying many of their wholesale accounts couldn't meet their commitments (for obvious reasons). Solution - he offered the wine to his mailing list for half price and free shipping. He was swamped with orders and quickly sold out of several wines, though there is still some left. https://scherrerwinery.com/ (https://scherrerwinery.com/)

What a creative and quick response by Fred. This is ready to drink wine of older vintages, the stuff that would go on restaurant wine lists now. I can't wait to crack a bottle of the 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot.
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Post by: Spekulatius on April 11, 2020, 10:31:20 AM
If you like wine, wine clubs are great way to support a winery by the way. Mine allows to customize shipments and shipping is only $5, plus I get a 20% discount.
One of my favorite wineries Scherrer Winery sent out an email last Saturday saying many of their wholesale accounts couldn't meet their commitments (for obvious reasons). Solution - he offered the wine to his mailing list for half price and free shipping. He was swamped with orders and quickly sold out of several wines, though there is still some left. https://scherrerwinery.com/ (https://scherrerwinery.com/)

What a creative and quick response by Fred. This is ready to drink wine of older vintages, the stuff that would go on restaurant wine lists now. I can't wait to crack a bottle of the 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot.

Got to try these guys one day. I drove past this winery a few times when I lived in the area but never tried their product. I do like the Russian River wines, itís a good area for Pinot Noirs I think.  I just ordered some from Kenwood Vineyards ( I know itís corporate now, but i lived closed to their vineyard and have been drinking it now for 20 years so itís friend with my liver now.
 https://kenwoodvineyards.com/shop/six-ridges-spring-sale (https://kenwoodvineyards.com/shop/six-ridges-spring-sale)
(Doesnít even need membership)

I am also member with Buttonwood Grove. Visited the vineyard when we went a trip to the finger lakes and started to like their whites:
 https://www.buttonwoodgrove.com/ (https://www.buttonwoodgrove.com/)

End of shameless plugs.
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Post by: Spekulatius on April 11, 2020, 10:41:22 AM
A fine belgian lambic, that is unusual because it's peach.
https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-symantec-ext_onb&hsimp=yhs-ext_onb&hspart=symantec&p=belgian+lambic+beer#id=1&vid=5f75a0b202617124c0f8eec431e95f53&action=click

SD

Big fan of Belgian beers - Chimay and Leffers a value option. Some local breweries make awesome variants of the belgian originals. I miss going to the craft beer places

All of our beers are sours ... but sadly it either takes decades to mutate the yeast to Belgian levels; or you have to referment multiple times, over 20+ months, at volume losses of 50%+ The yeast spores are also highly resistant to deep cleaning, so sour's production is typically an either/or thing.

2 years from now, a number of craft brewers will have some extremely good sours available, but in very limited supply.
Hard to find a master brewer today, who isn't putting a stash away somewhere. Then there are the gretzky brewers who can make pomegranate .... while the rest of us mere mortals are stuck with raspberry, peach, and blackberry!

SD

I am not a big fan of the source, but they gained quite some following and some breweries specialize on them . They are very hard to get right,  as I understand it. I do like the Belgian Whitbeer (which is a yeasty summer beer every one every in a  while .Some microbreweries do homedeliver as the state relaxed the laws around this, allowing these guys to stay in business better I hope most  of them survive as checking them out is something I look forward to whentjisasll goes back to the new normal.
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Post by: SharperDingaan on April 11, 2020, 02:47:25 PM
In the brewing world, we have the annual Iron Brewer competition. Look up what's in your area.
Most of the time it's an invitation only black-tie food/beer event, hosted on a rotating basis, at the major brewers hospitality room. Typically 12 rounds of judging by master brewers; the last 2 of which are the closed door 'master's class - restricted to submissions by just those in the room, and the full resources of their supporting breweries. Much resembles going to church!
https://reggiebeer.com/ReggieWeb.php?Web=1000317

The Belgian Family Brewers association is a great source. They will ship to the US, but small brewers (with small quantities) ship only to those whom they know; pretty much have to have met some people at an Iron Brewer.
https://belgianfamilybrewers.be/

NA has some very good sour beer makers, but the yeasts are still 'new' to it. 
In Toronto, Bellwoods Brewery. In Colorado, New Belgium Brewing. Both will ship to the US.
https://bellwoodsbrewery.myshopify.com/pages/shop
https://www.newbelgium.com/beer/sour/

Enjoy!

SD
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Post by: LC on April 11, 2020, 05:16:38 PM
In Colorado, check out black project. Great sours.
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Post by: beerbaron on April 11, 2020, 06:13:56 PM
I have a kegerator with 4 kegs, have been home brewing with wort pre-made bags for 10 years now.

On keg 1 is cider made from apples from an orchard near by. It's close to 6 months of age now and it's surprisingly getting a smoother taste over time. i would not have expected flavors to change in cider in cold + carbonated conditions.

On Keg 2 is a Festa Brew White beer infused with dried Hybiscus flowers. For any white beer lovers I'd recommend hybiscus infused beers, they tend to replace any aftertaste for a more floral tone.

On Keg 3 I have All dressed beer, which is basically the leftovers from a 22L batch that can't fit into a 19L keg. It actually does not give bad results. Certainly blends in a lot of tones!

On keg 4 tomorrow I'll be kegging a Festabrew West Coast IPA dry hopped with 1 Oz Citra. I might add another once in the keg. It really makes the citrus takes come out but ruins the first 5 beers as the leaves did not have time to settle completely yet.

I'm fully stocked with 5 boxes 22L of wort unfermented and 1 in the carboy. I should be good to survive the next few months.

BeerBaron
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Post by: alpha on April 11, 2020, 10:19:29 PM
Sapporo - received some as a gift and enjoyed it, decided to purchase more this weekend.
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Post by: SharperDingaan on April 12, 2020, 08:16:35 AM
I have a kegerator with 4 kegs, have been home brewing with wort pre-made bags for 10 years now.

On keg 1 is cider made from apples from an orchard near by. It's close to 6 months of age now and it's surprisingly getting a smoother taste over time. i would not have expected flavors to change in cider in cold + carbonated conditions.

On Keg 2 is a Festa Brew White beer infused with dried Hybiscus flowers. For any white beer lovers I'd recommend hybiscus infused beers, they tend to replace any aftertaste for a more floral tone.

On Keg 3 I have All dressed beer, which is basically the leftovers from a 22L batch that can't fit into a 19L keg. It actually does not give bad results. Certainly blends in a lot of tones!

On keg 4 tomorrow I'll be kegging a Festabrew West Coast IPA dry hopped with 1 Oz Citra. I might add another once in the keg. It really makes the citrus takes come out but ruins the first 5 beers as the leaves did not have time to settle completely yet.

I'm fully stocked with 5 boxes 22L of wort unfermented and 1 in the carboy. I should be good to survive the next few months.

BeerBaron

Invest in 2 50l Nalgene Carboys, and ask a farmers market apple juicer to fill one up for you at the end of winter.
Add a pound of molasses for colour, ferment until dry on the existing wild yeast, and a White Labs Scottish Cider Blend Yeast (WLP773).  You'll end up with a basic dark cider, resembling Magners; dry hop with one of the aromatic hops to add your own style.  On completion, have your local store carbonate and keg it for you. Volume loss will be around 4%.

SD

https://www.thermofisher.com/ca/en/home/life-science/lab-plasticware-supplies/reusable-plasticware/carboys/50-liter-13-gallon-carboys.html
https://www.whitelabs.com/beer/cider
http://www.hopslist.com/hops/
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Post by: ERICOPOLY on April 20, 2020, 06:20:48 PM
Costco is selling a 3 liter wine box of Kirkland Cabernet Sauvignon.  It works out to $3.75 per 750 mL bottle.

It's honestly quite good.
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Post by: SHDL on May 03, 2020, 02:22:49 PM
Costco is selling a 3 liter wine box of Kirkland Cabernet Sauvignon.  It works out to $3.75 per 750 mL bottle.

It's honestly quite good.

Trying the Pinot Grigio now. I was planning to use it for cooking but itís much better than expected. One of the most drinkable cheap wines Iíve tried.
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Post by: ERICOPOLY on May 03, 2020, 04:38:56 PM
Costco is selling a 3 liter wine box of Kirkland Cabernet Sauvignon.  It works out to $3.75 per 750 mL bottle.

It's honestly quite good.

Trying the Pinot Grigio now. I was planning to use it for cooking but itís much better than expected. One of the most drinkable cheap wines Iíve tried.


For a $20 bottle we tried their Oakville Cabernet and it's incredibly good for that price.  For a bit less their Napa Cab is great too.
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Post by: Pauly on May 03, 2020, 10:03:06 PM
The ability to buy booze in Costco is one thing I truly envy about the United States.

I'm finishing off a bottle of Bunnahabhain 12 year old Scotch. It tastes like it should cost twice what it does.
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Post by: bskptkl on May 04, 2020, 07:49:35 AM
A couple bottles of Pliny went down nicely last night. The wife picked em up at Amazon (Whole Foods).
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Post by: Castanza on May 15, 2020, 06:13:44 PM
Vat 69
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Post by: LC on May 15, 2020, 07:19:10 PM
Did a zoom wine tasting tonight, German non-rieslings. Pfeffingen, furst, and Koehler-ruprecht
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Post by: Spekulatius on May 15, 2020, 08:05:30 PM
Did a zoom wine tasting tonight, German non-rieslings. Pfeffingen, furst, and Koehler-ruprecht

Interesting - these are vineyards (Pfalz?) not grape varieties. Earthy stuff from that area.

I grew up surrounded by Rieslings vineyards. I could look at the Wehlener Sonnenuhr Rieslings vineyards from school. Good stuff and I can get it NH liquor stores.

I like the Rieslings and other whites from the Finger lakes (upstate NY). They come closest to German wines, imo. There are some Canadian wines from Lake Okanagan area that are equally good, imo. Iíd love to go back there. There is a town there that bears the name of our son.
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Post by: meiroy on May 16, 2020, 03:05:47 AM

So recently I've started drinking water with fresh thinly-sliced fresh ginger.  Love it.
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Post by: Castanza on July 07, 2020, 03:57:28 PM
Troegs Field Study IPA
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Post by: LC on July 07, 2020, 04:43:31 PM
Splitting a bottle of Gussbourne as we speak. Surprisingly good!
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Post by: rkbabang on July 07, 2020, 06:23:18 PM

So recently I've started drinking water with fresh thinly-sliced fresh ginger.  Love it.


I'll have to try that.  I've been drinking mostly just water with lime juice or black coffee. Trying to loose weight again.  I've been Putting it back on since quitting the paleo diet a few years ago.
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Post by: rb on July 07, 2020, 06:25:50 PM

So recently I've started drinking water with fresh thinly-sliced fresh ginger.  Love it.


I'll have to try that.  I've been drinking mostly just water with lime juice or black coffee. Trying to loose weight again.  I've been Putting it back on since quitting the paleo diet a few years ago.
You guys are ruining this topic, you know that right?
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Post by: LC on July 07, 2020, 06:45:33 PM
Splitting a bottle of Gussbourne as we speak. Surprisingly good!
Follow up. Half a bottle was fine. After 2 glasses I remember why I do not really enjoy bubbles.
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Post by: rkbabang on July 08, 2020, 07:20:41 AM

So recently I've started drinking water with fresh thinly-sliced fresh ginger.  Love it.


I'll have to try that.  I've been drinking mostly just water with lime juice or black coffee. Trying to loose weight again.  I've been Putting it back on since quitting the paleo diet a few years ago.
You guys are ruining this topic, you know that right?

Sorry.  I'll leave you to your discussion about demon rum and other devil juices.  :)
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Post by: rkbabang on July 09, 2020, 07:31:09 AM
LOL
https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/self-destructive-beverages
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Post by: rb on July 09, 2020, 08:28:01 AM
LOL @ Vodka in a plastic jug
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Post by: Castanza on July 12, 2020, 04:16:13 PM
Ever Grain Brewing: HELLYES Lager
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Post by: boilermaker75 on July 18, 2020, 02:08:00 PM
If you like Scottish Ales, this is a good one, Robert the Bruce.
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Post by: D33pV4lue on July 22, 2020, 12:13:14 PM
Live in NYC so its extremely hard to get heady topper. Local shop got 1 case this week. was lucky enough to be there when it got dropped off.
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Post by: Williams406 on July 22, 2020, 02:03:28 PM
"If you like Scottish Ales, his is a good one, Robert the Bruce."

Three Floyd's is special...just finished a Zombie Dust. Have not had a single beer from them I didn't think was top notch. I've not tried Robert the Bruce, but it's now on the list. If you live near the brewery, the restaurant is a must-try whenever it re-opens.
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Post by: cherzeca on July 22, 2020, 02:05:20 PM
Live in NYC so its extremely hard to get heady topper. Local shop got 1 case this week. was lucky enough to be there when it got dropped off.

where in NYC?
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Post by: boilermaker75 on July 22, 2020, 02:34:23 PM
"If you like Scottish Ales, his is a good one, Robert the Bruce."

Three Floyd's is special...just finished a Zombie Dust. Have not had a single beer from them I didn't think was top notch. I've not tried Robert the Bruce, but it's now on the list. If you live near the brewery, the restaurant is a must-try whenever it re-opens.

Good to know about the restaurant. I grew up in "The Region," a town right next door to Munster. My sister still lives there so next time I visit after the restaurant reopens I'll try it.
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Post by: D33pV4lue on July 23, 2020, 08:04:58 AM
Live in NYC so its extremely hard to get heady topper. Local shop got 1 case this week. was lucky enough to be there when it got dropped off.

where in NYC?

Hells Kitchen
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Post by: DCG on July 23, 2020, 08:12:56 AM
Live in NYC so its extremely hard to get heady topper. Local shop got 1 case this week. was lucky enough to be there when it got dropped off.

where in NYC?


I live in Burlington, VT. I remember the days when people (myself included) would line up for an hour or more to get it. Now, it's available at every supermarket, gas station, corner store, etc. here. I still grab some every once in a while, but there are so many other amazing IPAs here in VT. 
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Post by: D33pV4lue on July 23, 2020, 08:36:16 AM
Live in NYC so its extremely hard to get heady topper. Local shop got 1 case this week. was lucky enough to be there when it got dropped off.

where in NYC?


I live in Burlington, VT. I remember the days when people (myself included) would line up for an hour or more to get it. Now, it's available at every supermarket, gas station, corner store, etc. here. I still grab some every once in a while, but there are so many other amazing IPAs here in VT.

Yea everywhere has tons of local brews now. My mom's from Waitsfield, VT. Lawson's paired up with Two Roads in CT and expanded production went from a small brewery like Alchemist to now available across the country.  Alchemist definetly created a buzz with limited supply. Still pretty scarce outside of VT tho. I have noticed since COVID started that places in NYC are getting cases. The spot i bought it was the 3rd place i found with it but the other stores sold out in hours of posting on Instagram. There are better IPAs out now but always have to grab a 4 pack whenever I can.
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Post by: Spekulatius on July 23, 2020, 09:53:31 AM
Live in NYC so its extremely hard to get heady topper. Local shop got 1 case this week. was lucky enough to be there when it got dropped off.

where in NYC?


I live in Burlington, VT. I remember the days when people (myself included) would line up for an hour or more to get it. Now, it's available at every supermarket, gas station, corner store, etc. here. I still grab some every once in a while, but there are so many other amazing IPAs here in VT.

CT/ Burlington has some good stuff to drink. We recently stopped by at von Trapp in Stowe and Vermont Artisan Coffee and I loved Citizen Cider in Burlington when we visited a few month ago.

Would be nice to meet for a cold one when this pandemics crab blows over.
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Post by: D33pV4lue on July 23, 2020, 10:46:15 AM
Live in NYC so its extremely hard to get heady topper. Local shop got 1 case this week. was lucky enough to be there when it got dropped off.

where in NYC?


I live in Burlington, VT. I remember the days when people (myself included) would line up for an hour or more to get it. Now, it's available at every supermarket, gas station, corner store, etc. here. I still grab some every once in a while, but there are so many other amazing IPAs here in VT.

CT/ Burlington has some good stuff to drink. We recently stopped by at von Trapp in Stowe and Vermont Artisan Coffee and I loved Citizen Cider in Burlington when we visited a few month ago.

Would be nice to meet for a cold one when this pandemics crab blows over.

The sweet sound of music. They also make really good cheese if your interested. 

https://www.jasperhillfarm.com/von-trapp-farmstead
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Post by: boilermaker75 on July 29, 2020, 05:17:15 PM
We ate out for the first time since early March since we dad an out-of-town visitor and figured eating outside at a restaurant was safer than at home.

I had an Expedition Stout, which was a great Russian Imperial Stout. I will definitely look to picking up a four-pack.

Not surprising it was good because it is brewed by Bells.
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Post by: Castanza on July 30, 2020, 02:00:34 PM
Pikesville Straight Rye
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Post by: LC on July 30, 2020, 03:32:46 PM
Off to a fly fishing trip, so: Coors light, tin cup & fireball ďwhiskeyĒ
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Post by: longlake95 on July 30, 2020, 04:28:17 PM
At the lake, drinking Tanqueray Gin and Fever Tree Indian tonic.
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Post by: Castanza on July 30, 2020, 05:00:22 PM
Off to a fly fishing trip, so: Coors light, tin cup & fireball “whiskey”

I'm jelly....tight lines
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Post by: Spekulatius on July 31, 2020, 12:07:14 PM
Live in NYC so its extremely hard to get heady topper. Local shop got 1 case this week. was lucky enough to be there when it got dropped off.

where in NYC?


I live in Burlington, VT. I remember the days when people (myself included) would line up for an hour or more to get it. Now, it's available at every supermarket, gas station, corner store, etc. here. I still grab some every once in a while, but there are so many other amazing IPAs here in VT.

CT/ Burlington has some good stuff to drink. We recently stopped by at von Trapp in Stowe and Vermont Artisan Coffee and I loved Citizen Cider in Burlington when we visited a few month ago.

Would be nice to meet for a cold one when this pandemics crab blows over.

The sweet sound of music. They also make really good cheese if your interested. 

https://www.jasperhillfarm.com/von-trapp-farmstead

I am a big Cheesehead so I will give it a try. We are again in this area again ( Conway, NH this time). Tonite, We are going to the Moat Mountain brewpub.
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Post by: D33pV4lue on August 21, 2020, 07:12:24 AM
Second Fiddle by Fiddlehead. Last year I bought sommelier beer glasses from the Alchemist and its been a great investment. Drinking good beer from the can doesn't do its justice. It really brings out the aromas and overall gives a totally different (better) experience to drinking beer. Highly recommend purchasing a good set of sommelier beer glasses if you don't already have them.
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Post by: rkbabang on August 21, 2020, 07:25:45 AM
I was at a neighbors house the other day and he gave me a Second Hand Brewing Co. Milk Stout.  Excellent.  I told him that he ruined Guinness for me forever. Definitely the best stout I've ever had.
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Post by: Williams406 on August 21, 2020, 08:39:32 AM
I was at a neighbors house the other day and he gave me a Second Hand Brewing Co. Milk Stout.  Excellent.  I told him that he ruined Guinness for me forever. Definitely the best stout I've ever had.

Second Hand or Left Hand Milk stout? I've heard of the latter. The former makes me think about Cousin Eddie's beer in Vacation. "You look like like you could use a cold one!" Eddy says, handing his half-drunk beer to Clark as he cracks open a fresh one for himself.
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Post by: rkbabang on August 21, 2020, 08:50:34 AM
I was at a neighbors house the other day and he gave me a Second Hand Brewing Co. Milk Stout.  Excellent.  I told him that he ruined Guinness for me forever. Definitely the best stout I've ever had.

Second Hand or Left Hand Milk stout? I've heard of the latter. The former makes me think about Cousin Eddie's beer in Vacation. "You look like like you could use a cold one!" Eddy says, handing his half-drunk beer to Clark as he cracks open a fresh one for himself.

Ha,You are correct Left Hand.  I wouldn't want to drink second-hand beer, they all look and taste like Bud Light at that point.


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Post by: Gregmal on August 21, 2020, 09:16:26 AM
I was at a neighbors house the other day and he gave me a Second Hand Brewing Co. Milk Stout.  Excellent.  I told him that he ruined Guinness for me forever. Definitely the best stout I've ever had.

Second Hand or Left Hand Milk stout? I've heard of the latter. The former makes me think about Cousin Eddie's beer in Vacation. "You look like like you could use a cold one!" Eddy says, handing his half-drunk beer to Clark as he cracks open a fresh one for himself.

Ha,You are correct Left Hand.  I wouldn't want to drink second-hand beer, they all look and taste like Bud Light at that point.

In that case, yea Ive had it too, and its stellar.
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Post by: cherzeca on August 21, 2020, 12:22:32 PM
boom sauce ipa
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Post by: Gregmal on August 21, 2020, 05:29:35 PM
Got some Firestone Nitro Merlin Stout. Also tried Dragon's Milk White. Both good, but aint no Natty Light.
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Post by: LC on August 21, 2020, 05:46:02 PM
Some Greco di tufo, nice value southern Italian white. Great in a chilled glass.
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Post by: OracleofCarolina on August 21, 2020, 06:02:35 PM
A couple of Coronas!
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Post by: Palantir on August 21, 2020, 09:32:13 PM
Larceny Wheated Bourbon
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Post by: LC on August 21, 2020, 11:20:28 PM
And at the end of the night, Leopold broís alpine liquor, over about 4 cubes
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Post by: Castanza on September 04, 2020, 10:56:46 AM
Hala Kahiki Brewing Co. Pineapple Ale

It's 5 o'clock somewhere right?

Growing up, my Dad thought it was funny to take Labor Day and interpret it literally for my brother and me (man we hated that  ;D). Ironically I plan to carry that tradition on this weekend and plant a few acres of alfalfa for the deer.

Enjoy your weekends  8)
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Post by: Castanza on October 16, 2020, 08:12:16 PM
Any must try Oktoberfest brew recommendations?

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Post by: Spekulatius on October 17, 2020, 03:20:12 PM
Any must try Oktoberfest brew recommendations?

Van Trapp from VT if you can get it. Sierra Nevada also has an Octoberfest thatís pretty good. I do drink the Sam  Adams Octoberfest which is easy to get where I live.
From the German Oktoberfest beers, I prefer the Hacker-Pschorr and the LŲwenbršu, but they are much harder to get.
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Post by: Gregmal on October 17, 2020, 04:03:11 PM
Yea as mundane as it sounds in the world of craft beers, Sam Adams Octoberfest is pretty reliably awesome. Like Spaten Oktoberfest as well.
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Post by: D33pV4lue on October 19, 2020, 01:47:52 PM
Spek - did you try the Von Trapp Cheese?
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Post by: Castanza on October 19, 2020, 01:56:19 PM
Any must try Oktoberfest brew recommendations?

Van Trapp from VT if you can get it. Sierra Nevada also has an Octoberfest thatís pretty good. I do drink the Sam  Adams Octoberfest which is easy to get where I live.
From the German Oktoberfest beers, I prefer the Hacker-Pschorr and the LŲwenbršu, but they are much harder to get.

The Wegmans near my house has a pretty good German selection; I'll have to keep an eye out for it. Definitely agree on the Sam Adams. I would have to recommend Breckenridge Oktoberfest.
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Post by: Spekulatius on October 19, 2020, 03:57:28 PM
Spek - did you try the Von Trapp Cheese?

No. I did not. I am a cheese lover,  so I suspect I missed something.