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  • Local CrewLocal Crew Posts: 745
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  • Kel VarnsenKel Varnsen Posts: 1,914
    pjl44 wrote:
    Dieu du Ciel (From Montreal...check out Aphrodisiaque, Route des Epices, and Equinoxe du Printemps)


    I love Aphrodisiaque I had a bottle of it Tuesday Night, Péché Mortel from the same brewery is really good too. I live in Eastern Ontario so it is a pretty quick trip to Quebec to find a store that carries their beers. Which reminds me I think I might head over there on Friday to pick up some things. I have a cousin who lives like 20 minutes from their microbrewery too, I think I need to go visit him soon.
  • Kel VarnsenKel Varnsen Posts: 1,914
    pretext wrote:
    mca47 wrote:
    pretext wrote:
    Dogfish Head World Wide Stout... :? No, not just questionable...TERRIBLE. Seriously, it tasted like Purell. The single worst beer I have ever had. Drank about a third and dumped the rest. Ew.

    They are one hit and miss brewery. I refuse to buy a four/six-pack of anything I haven't already vetted. I admire the attempts, but can't afford to try it all at the price. Still think it'd be a cool place to visit though.

    I haven't had the Stout, but Dogfish is a consistently great brewery IMO.

    I don't recall ever having anything from them I didn't like.

    Part of my thing is that I don't enjoy IPAs, which I know is their forte. So my judgment doesn't take those into account. I enjoy the Punkin' Ale quite a bit, and like the Raison D'etre. But sometimes they seem to be trying too hard to make things happen. I can tolerate beers like the ImmortAle, but I prefer more than just tolerating a beer that cost a (relative) ass-load of money.

    I am sort of the same way. I love trying new beers but I am totally not a fan of the super hoppy American IPA's. I have sort of gotten to the point where even though there are a ton of these beers that get great ratings and reviews, but I know they are not really my cup of tea so I usually look for something else, since I can usually find other really good stuff I like.
  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    Local Crew wrote:
    I just landed a killer job at Boundry Bay Brewery!!! People in the NW know what I'm talking about, others should check them out!!!


    can you get me in. :D
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  • MrMerkinballMrMerkinball Posts: 1,978
    If this thread has gone 5 pages, and no one has mentioned Innis & Gunn, we should all be ashamed of ourselves.
  • adam42381adam42381 Posts: 2,449
    Thread revival. Getting ready to crack open a Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head. Depending on how I feel, I may end up cracking open a bomber of Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide as well. Good times.

    Here's a shot of a few bombers I picked up this week:
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  • PJSerfPJSerf Posts: 637
    Finally tried Pliny the Elder last night. Very good!! Other recent favs include:

    Oskar Blues Ten-Fiddy
    Founders Porter
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    Samuel Smith Imperial Stout

    Just getting into these craft beers, and enjoying the experience!!
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  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    PJSerf wrote:
    Finally tried Pliny the Elder last night. Very good!! Other recent favs include:

    Oskar Blues Ten-Fiddy
    Founders Porter
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    Samuel Smith Imperial Stout

    Just getting into these craft beers, and enjoying the experience!!

    Samuel Smith makes killer beers. some of my favorites.
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  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    currently drinking Magic Hat Winter Lager.

    it's very dark, a porter/stout colur, but it has the lager flavor.

    not the best beer ever, but certantly not bad
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  • PJSerfPJSerf Posts: 637
    81 wrote:
    PJSerf wrote:
    Finally tried Pliny the Elder last night. Very good!! Other recent favs include:

    Oskar Blues Ten-Fiddy
    Founders Porter
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    Samuel Smith Imperial Stout

    Just getting into these craft beers, and enjoying the experience!!

    Samuel Smith makes killer beers. some of my favorites.
    Yea, I haven't been disappointed yet. Got a bottle of their Nut Brown Ale in my fridge to crack open tonight.
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  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    PJSerf wrote:
    81 wrote:
    PJSerf wrote:
    Finally tried Pliny the Elder last night. Very good!! Other recent favs include:

    Oskar Blues Ten-Fiddy
    Founders Porter
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    Samuel Smith Imperial Stout

    Just getting into these craft beers, and enjoying the experience!!

    Samuel Smith makes killer beers. some of my favorites.
    Yea, I haven't been disappointed yet. Got a bottle of their Nut Brown Ale in my fridge to crack open tonight.

    i like their taddy porter.
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  • weekapaug19weekapaug19 Posts: 2,221
    PJSerf wrote:
    Finally tried Pliny the Elder last night. Very good!! Other recent favs include:

    Oskar Blues Ten-Fiddy
    Founders Porter
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    Samuel Smith Imperial Stout

    Just getting into these craft beers, and enjoying the experience!!

    had pliny the elder once, it was good but I feel it was overrated when I tried it. Founders breakfast stout is one of the best beers ever made
  • PJSerfPJSerf Posts: 637
    Picked up a case of a Founders Variety Pack yesterday at the local distributor. Includes a 4 pack of their Red Rye, Double Trouble, Centennial IPA, Porter, Dirty Bastard, and their Pale Ale. All for $45... thought it was a very reasonable price.

    To make room for some of that in my fridge, I finally cracked open a bomber of Arrogant Bastard that I had in my fridge... wasn't really impressed. But I'm not a huge hop head, so that may be why.
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,343
    PJSerf wrote:
    Picked up a case of a Founders Variety Pack yesterday at the local distributor. Includes a 4 pack of their Red Rye, Double Trouble, Centennial IPA, Porter, Dirty Bastard, and their Pale Ale. All for $45... thought it was a very reasonable price.

    That sounds like a nice mixed case. ;)

    I may pick up the Sierra Nevada Glissade again. Got it last year and it was an awesome spring bock. 8-)
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  • PJSerfPJSerf Posts: 637
    PJSerf wrote:
    Picked up a case of a Founders Variety Pack yesterday at the local distributor. Includes a 4 pack of their Red Rye, Double Trouble, Centennial IPA, Porter, Dirty Bastard, and their Pale Ale. All for $45... thought it was a very reasonable price.

    That sounds like a nice mixed case. ;)

    I may pick up the Sierra Nevada Glissade again. Got it last year and it was an awesome spring bock. 8-)

    Yea, I got it at the Beer Yard in Wayne. Also picked up a casae of Edmund Fitzgerald for $35. Ever been there? I love that place.
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  • DissidentmanDissidentman Posts: 15,376
    Hoping to get in a keg of Firestone Walker's Double Jack Imperial IPA today. Think there may be only one other place in the state to get it.

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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,343
    PJSerf wrote:
    PJSerf wrote:
    Picked up a case of a Founders Variety Pack yesterday at the local distributor. Includes a 4 pack of their Red Rye, Double Trouble, Centennial IPA, Porter, Dirty Bastard, and their Pale Ale. All for $45... thought it was a very reasonable price.

    That sounds like a nice mixed case. ;)

    I may pick up the Sierra Nevada Glissade again. Got it last year and it was an awesome spring bock. 8-)

    Yea, I got it at the Beer Yard in Wayne. Also picked up a casae of Edmund Fitzgerald for $35. Ever been there? I love that place.

    HAHA - that's my all-time favorite beer distributor!!! I have the mixed case of Great Lakes, including Edmund Fitzgerald. :shock:
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  • PJSerfPJSerf Posts: 637
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    HAHA - that's my all-time favorite beer distributor!!! I have the mixed case of Great Lakes, including Edmund Fitzgerald. :shock:[/quote]

    Small world - I could do a lot of damage to my wallet in that place! Yea, the Edmund Fitzgerald and Founder's Porter, are probably my top two porters that I've tried so far.
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  • cowboypjfancowboypjfan Posts: 2,451
    This is a must try. They just put i on tap at a pub close to my house and it's bangin!
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  • number1PJfannumber1PJfan Posts: 3,747
    Sweetwater 420, sweetwater IPA (which is hard to find around where I live, but an awesome beer) Sierra Nevada, and magic hat #9
  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    I have the mixed case of Great Lakes, including Edmund Fitzgerald. :shock:


    that's a solid porter
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  • cowboypjfancowboypjfan Posts: 2,451
    Southern Tier 2x IPA, Smuttynose Big A, and Flying Dog's Snake Dog are a few I had at happy hour this afternoon.
  • DissidentmanDissidentman Posts: 15,376
    crazypjfan wrote:
    Southern Tier 2x IPA, Smuttynose Big A, and Flying Dog's Snake Dog are a few I had at happy hour this afternoon.

    Mmmmm...Southern Tier
  • lephtylephty Posts: 770
    Dont be fooled by the can!
    Oskar Blues has amazing beers! I think the scotch ale is my favorite
  • Kel VarnsenKel Varnsen Posts: 1,914
    bubbles wrote:
    PJSerf wrote:
    Finally tried Pliny the Elder last night. Very good!! Other recent favs include:

    Oskar Blues Ten-Fiddy
    Founders Porter
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    Samuel Smith Imperial Stout

    Just getting into these craft beers, and enjoying the experience!!

    Samuel Smith makes killer beers. some of my favorites.

    I know what you mean, the only way you can get the Sam Smith Oatmeal stout in Ontario is as part of the christmas 3 pack that comes with a glass. Even though I already have a sam smith glass for the last few years I have been very tempted to buy another one just to get another bottle of oatmeal stout.
  • DissidentmanDissidentman Posts: 15,376
    bubbles wrote:
    PJSerf wrote:
    Finally tried Pliny the Elder last night. Very good!! Other recent favs include:

    Oskar Blues Ten-Fiddy
    Founders Porter
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    Samuel Smith Imperial Stout

    Just getting into these craft beers, and enjoying the experience!!

    Samuel Smith makes killer beers. some of my favorites.

    I know what you mean, the only way you can get the Sam Smith Oatmeal stout in Ontario is as part of the christmas 3 pack that comes with a glass. Even though I already have a sam smith glass for the last few years I have been very tempted to buy another one just to get another bottle of oatmeal stout.

    I can get it. What's it to ya?

    :thumbup:
  • MFCarissaMFCarissa Posts: 494
    Bell's and Founders out of western Michigan are both great breweries. Pearl Street Grill & Brewery in Buffalo makes some delicious beers, but they don't bottle them for sale except for the growlers you can take home.

    This thread reminded me that it's getting closer to Oberon season. Now it's going to haunt my dreams... fresh from the tap with an orange slice...
    Using up my Ovaltine... like Ovaltine.
  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 6,936
    I live in beer paradise in central Oregon, with 7 microbreweries in my town of 75,000. Deschutes Brewery has a beer called Dissident (for a PJ tie-in). I'm blessed and I know it!
  • jamminpearlsjamminpearls Posts: 7,071
    Just put down a Dogfish Punk now onto a left hand milk stout. :o
    Go Birds!!!!
  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 6,936
    Just put down a Dogfish Punk now onto a left hand milk stout. :o

    Is that Dogfish's stout?

    (hit the homebrew porter and had a Red Chair (Northwest Pale Ale) from Deschutes)
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