Let's talk about Beer, man!

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  1. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    I just discovered that my local grocery store carries 6-packs (cans) of Great Divide Claymore scotch ale, and I'm one happy camper. I think I like it just a hair better than Oskar Blues Old Chub, which also makes me think life is just a little better when I open one. Some darn fine beer comes out of Colorado!
     
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  2. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Indeed, big Great Divide fan here. Can't recall the year, but Oak Aged Yeti was my gateway, back when it had a blue and silver label.
     
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  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Great perspective on that shot and in the comment too!

    When I first looked at it, it reminded me of a glass tea cup!:D
     
  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Oak Aged Yeti.....YUMMY!

    I had a Belgium Black this weekend with lunch. Man, not a fan. I won't list the brewery, but I think I'll stay away from this style. Dry finish/mouthfeel, and a peculiar aftertaste that I couldn't place.
     
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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Read “Oak aged Yeti” and this came to mind -



    Ok I know some nerd is gonna have to correct me and tell me Groot is an Elm or an Ash!:D
     
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  6. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Yeti is still parked at the top of my stout list. Any contender wanting to knock it off the pedestal had better pack a lunch.

    Saw your comments about that brew in the other thread and meant to reply but forgot. From your description I'd steer clear myself, that does not sound terribly pleasant. Some stouts get... over-manipulated, for lack of a better term, and in trying to be different, sometimes bad things happen.

    Should you ever find yourself up here though, we'll have to hit up Fremont. Killer local stuff, they are my heroes.
     
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  7. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    It's... complicated. Given the Disney factor, in a few years we'll be seeing something like this. :eek:

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    :D
     
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  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I'm down for the spoiler!

    As for the stout, I love Yeti, but the Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, and Bourbon County Coffee Stout, would give it a run. You've been away too long. Have you managed to track down any of the Goose Island craze? People camp out overnight prior to annual release day in the hopes of scoring a 4 pack.
     
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  9. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    I forgot to mention tacos in the spoiler but assumed their presence was axiomatic.

    You bet! I had a killer minion in the beer department at my Texas shop, and he'd squirrel Bourbon County away for me. Oddly enough, only a few people (mostly northern transplants) seemed hip to it, and I ended up getting it on sale. Cheating. I think it was $12/bottle (2015).

    The only problem is... since then, I've had a few terrible barrel-aged experiences lately, where the end product tasted like a shot of crappy cheap booze instead of a stout. It put me off the style entirely for now, sadly. Maybe I'll be able to revisit it later.
     
  10. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That's sad, but I know where you're coming from!
     
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  11. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Time heals all wounds! Plus, I have a Hypernova hanging out, which cures anything else. Probably my favorite heavy IPA in existence.

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  12. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Thanks! I enjoy that place, it's just a small sports bar but they have a great beer selection and dynamite lighting. I'm a sucker for booze glamour shots. ;)
     
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  13. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I came back to this thread just now to see what, if anything, anyone had to say about that Stone vs MC lawsuit, and now I have huge hankering for a Triple IPA or similar, followed by a barrel-aged stout or similar.

    It isn't 5 o'clock yet guys, you're killing me!
     
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  14. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    Hadn't read about that, I was literally drinking (rare for where I live) fresh Stone DIPAs last night with one of their Innovation Team guys, Jeremy.

    Ruination and Lorel & Dr. Rudi's Inevitable Adventure. The latter tasting damn fine, a great pairing of 2 very different hops. I'd been off hops lately and seeking out mostly sours, but those 2 beers reminded me why hops are awesome!
     
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  15. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Just cracked mine. Cheers!

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    (Praise Bacchus, it's glorious.)
     
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  16. Shawn@PRS

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    Just got back from Italy, the land of vino, but had a layover in Germany, the land of beer. I din't have much time, but I made the most of it.

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  17. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    @[email protected] , were you in Italy sourcing new wood for a special run like the RL Vela/CEs last year? Should we expect a special edition 2018 Reclaimed wood series made from red wine barrels of the finest French Oak used to age the best Barolos or Super Tuscans?

    :p
     
  18. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I would so be in.
     
  19. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Mmm, Paulaner!
     
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  20. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Ditto. I'd even be in if I couldn't get a blue one:)
     

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