The Craft Beer Thread....

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  • rw160510rw160510 Posts: 506
    edited April 27
    Black Albert might just be my favourite impy stout.
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  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,265
    I'm not a fan of stouts but I finally got around to trying this one. It was pretty good.

    #FHP
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,201
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,789
    ^ Ninja vs Unicorn is one of my favs. 
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,201
    bbiggs said:
    ^ Ninja vs Unicorn is one of my favs. 
    It’s a great DIPA. I think anyone who says it’s overhyped is lying to themselves. 
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 1,866
    bbiggs said:
    ^ Ninja vs Unicorn is one of my favs. 
    It’s a great DIPA. I think anyone who says it’s overhyped is lying to themselves. 
    Wait'll you get to try Zombie vs. Unicorn :skull:
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,286
    bbiggs said:
    ^ Ninja vs Unicorn is one of my favs. 
    It’s a great DIPA. I think anyone who says it’s overhyped is lying to themselves. 
    It's good but not GREAT.

    Great beers are coming out of Finback and Grimm though.  Those two brewers have been amazing the past few years!
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,038
    edited May 3
    Parabola 18 is perfect as usual. 

  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,789
    bbiggs said:
    ^ Ninja vs Unicorn is one of my favs. 
    It’s a great DIPA. I think anyone who says it’s overhyped is lying to themselves. 
    It's good but not GREAT.

    Great beers are coming out of Finback and Grimm though.  Those two brewers have been amazing the past few years!
    I’d like to try both! I don’t think they distribute in the Midwest but I could be wrong. I need to look. 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 15,165
    Joe you drink some good beer!  Does your local liquor stores have all of these or are you a traveling man?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,286
    bbiggs said:
    bbiggs said:
    ^ Ninja vs Unicorn is one of my favs. 
    It’s a great DIPA. I think anyone who says it’s overhyped is lying to themselves. 
    It's good but not GREAT.

    Great beers are coming out of Finback and Grimm though.  Those two brewers have been amazing the past few years!
    I’d like to try both! I don’t think they distribute in the Midwest but I could be wrong. I need to look. 
    @bbiggs @Malroth @darwinstheory DM me your addresses please.
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,201
    mcgruff10 said:
    Joe you drink some good beer!  Does your local liquor stores have all of these or are you a traveling man?
    I have a great beer distributor near my house, the top ranked grocery store for craft beer in New York state near my job, and I frequently go to breweries.  The only thing I can't get easily is Tree House, which I've got some from ebay by making low offers and hoping they get accepted.  
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    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12 2015: NYC 9/23
    2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7 2017: RRHoF 4/7

    EV: 8/4-5/2008, 6/21-22/2011
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,201
    bbiggs said:
    ^ Ninja vs Unicorn is one of my favs. 
    It’s a great DIPA. I think anyone who says it’s overhyped is lying to themselves. 
    It's good but not GREAT.

    Great beers are coming out of Finback and Grimm though.  Those two brewers have been amazing the past few years!
    Grimm is probably my 4th or 5th favorite brewery.  Finback is good but I find it somewhat lacking compared to other in NYC.  
    severed hand thirteen

    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12 2015: NYC 9/23
    2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7 2017: RRHoF 4/7

    EV: 8/4-5/2008, 6/21-22/2011
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,201
    Brand new Mikkeller NYC at Citifield. 60 taps with a great selection. Highly recommended. 
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    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12 2015: NYC 9/23
    2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7 2017: RRHoF 4/7

    EV: 8/4-5/2008, 6/21-22/2011
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,286
    Brand new Mikkeller NYC at Citifield. 60 taps with a great selection. Highly recommended. 
    I'm a big fan of Keller.  Some of their stuff is pricey though.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,286
    bbiggs said:
    ^ Ninja vs Unicorn is one of my favs. 
    It’s a great DIPA. I think anyone who says it’s overhyped is lying to themselves. 
    It's good but not GREAT.

    Great beers are coming out of Finback and Grimm though.  Those two brewers have been amazing the past few years!
    Grimm is probably my 4th or 5th favorite brewery.  Finback is good but I find it somewhat lacking compared to other in NYC.  
    Blasphemous...
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,609
    Going to this beer fest at Soldier Field tomorrow.  Pretty nice lineup of breweries...should be a fun day.

    http://chicagobeerclassic.com/
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,789
    Going to this beer fest at Soldier Field tomorrow.  Pretty nice lineup of breweries...should be a fun day.

    http://chicagobeerclassic.com/
    Looks like a great day. Wish I was able to go. Let us know if you come across any new local gems. 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,789

    Brand new Mikkeller NYC at Citifield. 60 taps with a great selection. Highly recommended. 
    That place looks ridiculous! 
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 1,866
    Anybody try some of the Mikellar/3 Floyds/Warpigs collabs? The Foggy Geezer and Lazurite are bomb diggity yo!
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,609
    Anybody try some of the Mikellar/3 Floyds/Warpigs collabs? The Foggy Geezer and Lazurite are bomb diggity yo!
    Yeah, they have all been very good.  Foggy Geezer is awesome.

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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 1,866
    Yes it is. Something about those two seem to really get the girlfriend pretty liquored up easily. Not sure what that's about, but hey, I'll accept the cheap date.
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 15,165
    Some of the beers I had tonight. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 1,866
    Love the hand written label on the crowler. I don't know why, but for some reason, I like when places do that. Maybe it just feels less commercialized. 
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 15,165
    Love the hand written label on the crowler. I don't know why, but for some reason, I like when places do that. Maybe it just feels less commercialized. 
    Agreed. Total mom and pop type place. Hung out with my high school buds tonight and we all brought a lot of local beers. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 15,165

    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,201
    severed hand thirteen

    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12 2015: NYC 9/23
    2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7 2017: RRHoF 4/7

    EV: 8/4-5/2008, 6/21-22/2011
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,789
    ^ Damn bud. Quite a variety pack there. You have a favorite out of the bunch? How’s that spicy meat ball? 
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 1,866
    I like spicy stuff. I like beer. I just don't like spicy beer. Idunno 
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,609
    I like spicy stuff. I like beer. I just don't like spicy beer. Idunno 
    Same here.  I have zero interest in any sort of spicy beer that has jalapenos or other hot stuff in it.  
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