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 Post subject: Re: Beer
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:15 pm 
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I may have had one of those in my youth...though I am not sure. There was a little bar as you came into town from the south (down the hill past Cornell). Not sure of the name, but it had micro-on-tap if I recall correctly.

Also, Zack...Bell's looks good. Tried to find it; no luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Beer
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:21 pm 
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I loooove Ithaca Flower Power. Definitely in contention for my favorite IPA. My local brewpub, Cambridge Brewing Co., actually makes a beer that they freely admit to being a tribute to Flower Power called Flower Child.

I played in a 16 team fantasy baseball league this year with beer fans all across the country, where the buy in was 144 oz. of craft beer. Won the whole thing, so 9 of those boxes are heading my way with 3 already arrived. Last box had a bottle of 2008 Blackout Stout by Great Lakes as well as a 2009 Founders Imperial Stout :) :) :) My baseball geekdom and beer geekdom have finally combined for greatness!


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 Post subject: Re: Beer
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:49 pm 
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jdawginsc wrote:
Also, Zack...Bell's looks good. Tried to find it; no luck.


Only found it at a bar (kegged) so far. Checked some of the better beer stores in the DC area and had no luck finding it in bottles. Even asked the Bells twitter account where I can get some around me, but they didn't reply. It's a limited edition brew so I'm actually wondering if I'll ever see it again. Let me know if you have success.

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 Post subject: Re: Beer
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:21 pm 
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jdawginsc wrote:
Also, Zack...Bell's looks good. Tried to find it; no luck.


Only found it at a bar (kegged) so far. Checked some of the better beer stores in the DC area and had no luck finding it in bottles. Even asked the Bells twitter account where I can get some around me, but they didn't reply. It's a limited edition brew so I'm actually wondering if I'll ever see it again. Let me know if you have success.
Bells has limited distribution. The states they ship to are listed on their website. All you need to do is call a distributor in a state listed, ask where it is and reserve a case of whatever you want.

My sister lives in PA and gets me the Hopslam. I am in NJ and can't get it.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:06 pm 
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I loooove Ithaca Flower Power. Definitely in contention for my favorite IPA. My local brewpub, Cambridge Brewing Co., actually makes a beer that they freely admit to being a tribute to Flower Power called Flower Child.

I played in a 16 team fantasy baseball league this year with beer fans all across the country, where the buy in was 144 oz. of craft beer. Won the whole thing, so 9 of those boxes are heading my way with 3 already arrived. Last box had a bottle of 2008 Blackout Stout by Great Lakes as well as a 2009 Founders Imperial Stout :) :) :) My baseball geekdom and beer geekdom have finally combined for greatness!

That sounds like a great idea...a craft beer prize. I'm actually going to float that to my league.

Great Lakes Blackout Stout is awesome. THeir Christmas Ale is also really good if you like spiced ale around this time of year.

For you NYC folk...Brooklyn Brewery's fare is hard to beat. I love everything they offer, especially the Double Chocolate Stout in the winter and their Pils in the summer. So good.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:46 pm 
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Drinking some Dry Dock Vanilla Porter which I plan to follow with Breckenridge Breweries Vanilla Porter so I can compare the two. I've never had the Dry Dock prior but have have tried Breckenridge's, which in the past I hadn't cared for too much but tried it again the other day and opened up to. This last time around I let it warm just a tad, which really allowed the vanilla flavor to come out. Dry Dock's vanilla flavor hits you right from the get go, no need to let it warm up it appears, and is an overall sweeter porter than Breckenridge's.



A lot of BB's stuff is not that good, imo, but their Vanilla Porter and Oatmeal Stout are their 2 worthy beers in their collection that I have tried. Though, to be fair, had you asked me about the Vanilla Porter only a week ago (prior to giving it another try) I'd have included that amongst their weak collection.


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 Post subject: Re: Beer
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:47 pm 
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Also, I discovered that Rogue just started offering their Hazelnut Brown Nectar in 6 packs. I almost wet myself when I saw that, as its one of my favorite beers and I always hated having to waste my money on bombers to be able to enjoy it.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:58 pm 
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I tried Breckenridge Winter/Holiday Ale and was not impressed. I'll give the vanilla porter and oatmeal stout a try.

Harpoon chocolate stout is one of my new faves. Very drinkable.

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 Post subject: Re: Beer
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:26 pm 
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I've never tried Breck's Winter/Xmas Ale, but I don't like winter seasonals so even if I did I probably wouldn't be a decent judge on how it compares to the rest of their catalog. Overall, Breckenridge isn't one of Colorado's better microbreweries and I am actually kinda surprised they are distributed so far East.

Their Oatmeal Stout and Vanilla Porter are decent but nothing that will blow you away. I love Oatmeal Stouts, I like Breck's, but there are far better Oatmeal Stouts out there.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:59 pm 
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Beyond my better financial judgement, I splurged and picked up a 6'er of Rogue's Hazelnut Brown Nectar. No regrets...I love that beer. The only thing that could make it better was if they used real hazelnut beans rather than extract but as a sucker for hazelnut I will take it however they give it to me and love it. So good.

Drank some of the Hazelnut Brown and Firestone Walkers Double Barrel Ale last night, two of my absolute favorite beers, making it a glorious night of beer drinking. Totally hit the sweet spot.


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